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Carbon Brews Staying Alive

Brewery: Carbon Brews
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 4.6%
Style: American Session IPA
Other Notes: 41 IBUs. Malts – Pale Ale, Carahell, Carapils, Abbey and Wheat. Hops – Warrior, Citra, Mosaic, Idaho 7, Simcoe Cryo, Centennial Cryo and Cirra. Yeast – US-05. Experience – Sessionable, citrus

Brewer Description: (from can) Session IPA.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.81
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 8th April 2021, but should be less than a month in the can. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden colour with a two finger white head that had good retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Melon, papaya, grass, pine, with citrus lemon peel notes.
Taste: Lightly bitter, orange pith, orange zest, with hints of grass and pine.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, light bodied with moderate but spritzy carbonation.
Overall: Easy drinking and great during the hot summer.

Gweilo Citrus Crusher

Brewery: Gweilo Brewery
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 3.5%
Style: American Session IPA
Other Notes: 11 IBUs. Core Range

Brewer Description: (from can) Gweilo Citrus Crusher is our refreshing, lighter, go-to beer. Additions of Mandarina Bavaria, Citra and grapefruit puree bring subtle citrus notes to the light ale base. It’s an ideal brew to crush on a warm day.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.7
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 330ml can with a best before date of 9th April 2020. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden straw yellow colour with a two finger white head that had decent retention while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Light mango, mandarin peel and citrus zest.
Taste: Light flavours, citrus zest, mandarin peel, a touch of grains and a hint of stone fruit.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Even though it’s a Session IPA, light and refreshing, and while there’s nothing exactly wrong with the aroma and taste, I’d still expect it to be stronger and more prominent than what currently shows.

Omnipollo Tobias

Brewery: Omnipollo
Country: Sweden
ABV: 4.3%
Style: American Session IPA
Other Notes: Brewed by Omnipollo at De Proef Brouwerij (Belgium)

Brewer Description: (from website) We found Tobias through a beer that he brewed for a Mikkeller hop bomb challenge. He came in second place and we got a bottle which we really liked. And then we did a home brew together! Since then we work together and Tobias is Karls right hand man. This beer is a celebration of all things Tobias. Tobias is a pale ale that is lower in ABV but fully packed with character.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.76
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date that’s not legible anymore. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden orange colour with a two finger white head that had pretty good retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Light mango with lots of citrus grapefruit and lemon peel and rind with maybe a touch of grass.
Taste: A little weak, but light malt, grass, grapefruit, citrus zest and rind, lemon peel, lightly bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Somewhat crisp, light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Flavours were slightly on the weak side, but what comes through is not bad at all.

Sierra Nevada Single Hop El Dorado Session IPA

Brewery: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Country: USA
ABV: 4.6%
Style: American Session IPA
Other Notes: 40 IBUs. Single Hop Pack

Brewer Description: (from box) Each hop varietal has its own distinct flavor and aroma, which our brewers use in various combinations to create different flavors in our beers. Sometimes, though, we prefer to strip away those layers and let the bold flavor of an individual hop shine through. Discover the flavors of these unique single hops in this all-new pack of four hop-heavy beers.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.81
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 12 fl. oz. can, packaged on 5th September 2018. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A clear golden colour with a big three finger white head that had good retention and left lots of nice sticky lacing.
Aroma: Grapefruit, mandarin, citrus zest, pear, with light malty biscuit, caramel, honey and hints of grass.
Taste: Orange, orange zest, lemon, light stone fruit, pineapple, hint of mango, grass and pine. Light to moderate sweetness and light bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A nice Session IPA. Light and easy to drink as it should be, with some good El Dorado influences.

Omnipollo Arzachel

Brewery: Omnipollo
Country: Sweden
ABV: 3.5%
Style: American Session IPA
Other Notes: Session Imperial India Pale Ale. Brewed by Omnipollo at De Proef Brouwerij, Belgium

Brewer Description: (from website) Session IPA hopped like a Double IPA. Cheers.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.15
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 330ml bottle, with a best before date of 31st January 2019. Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.
Appearance: A hazy straw yellow orange colour with a big three finger frothy white head that had good retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Pineapple, grapefruit zest, citrus rind, lemon and pine.
Taste: Sweet and bitter, pineapple, mandarin, orange, grapefruit zest and rind.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Good strong and nice flavours in a Session IPA. Refreshing and nice to drink.