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BIIR White IPA

Brewery: BIIR
Country: Spain
ABV: 6.8%
Style: IPA – White
Other Notes: Version 2.0

Brewer Description: (from bottle) A precise & unique craft ale combining the best of two brewing cultures: the tradition of the Belgian Witbier and the innovation of the American IPA.

My rating: 2
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.43
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.3

Intro: A 330ml bottle, with a best before date of 16th September 2022. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden colour with a big three finger white head that had pretty good retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Wheat, hay, citrusy, grapefruit zest, lemon zest, orange marmalade, with light peppery notes.
Taste: Light to moderately bitter, lemon zest, orange, coriander, grass, hay, but felt a little watered down.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: The aroma was enjoyable, but the taste doesn’t really work for me as it wasn’t better than the average Belgian Wit, nor was it better than the average IPA. It just seemed a Iittle watered down to me.

Garage x Outer Range Unnecessary Spaces

Brewery: Garage Beer Co. x Outer Range Brewing Co.
Country: Spain
ABV: 8%
Style: New England / Hazy Double IPA
Other Notes: Hops – Citra, Azacca, Azacca Cryo and Saphir

Brewer Description: (from can) Collaboration DIPA with Colorado’s Outer Range Brewing Co. featuring Citra, Azacca, Azacca Cryo and Saphir.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.86
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 440ml can, with no canned on or best before date. Poured into a winebar glass.
Appearance: A hazy orange colour, with a just over one finger white head that had good retention, and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: A little muted, but there’s orange, citrus zest, melon, grass, pine, and maybe a touch herbal.
Taste: Light sweetness and a nice light bitterness on the finish. Orange, citrus rind, mango, with notes of pine.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: It got better the more I drank it, but this could have been because I was a bit disappointed with the aroma at the beginning. There was a good sweet and bitter balance with strong citrus notes.

Garage Two Plus Five

Brewery: Garage Beer Co.
Country: Spain
ABV: 7%
Style: New England / Hazy IPA
Other Notes: Hops – Mosaic, El Dorado, Cashmere, Bru-1 and Idaho 7

Brewer Description: (from can) 7 year anniversary IPA featuring Mosaic, El Dorado, Cashmere, Bru-1 and Idaho 7.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.63
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 440ml can, canned on 13th January 2022, with a best before date of 12th July 2022. Poured into a winebar glass.
Appearance: A hazy murky dark orange brown colour with a two finger white head that had decent retention while leaving lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: It’s a little bit weak, but I’m getting grapefruit pith with a mix of cantaloupe and honeydew melon.
Taste: Light bitterness, citrus rind and pith, orange, with light tropical pineapple, grass and melon notes.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: It’s appearance wasn’t all that appealing, and while the aroma was a bit weak, it was good, but the taste didn’t quite come together for me.

Garage Three Plus Four

Brewery: Garage Beer Co.
Country: Spain
ABV: 7%
Style: New England / Hazy IPA
Other Notes: Hops – Eclipse, Amarillo, Ekuanot and Simcoe

Brewer Description: (from can) 7 year anniversary IPA featuring Eclipse, Amarillo, Ekuanot and Simcoe.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.73
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 440ml can, canned on 12th January 2022, and with a best before date of 11th July 2022. Poured into a winebar glass.
Appearance: Poured a hazy soapy orange colour with a one and a half finger white head that had pretty good retention, while leaving lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: A little bit weak, but there’s grapefruit, citrus rind, melon, grass, pine, and hints of tropical stone fruit.
Taste: Moderately bitter, grapefruit, citrus rind, grass, melon, lemon, with light notes of lime.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with low to moderate carbonation.
Overall: The aroma was weak and didn’t pop, and while the flavours were fine, it wasn’t among my favourites.

Garage Stood There In Wonder

Brewery: Garage Beer Co.
Country: Spain
ABV: 10%
Style: New England / Hazy Triple IPA
Other Notes: Hops – Galaxy, El Dorado, HBC 630 Cryo and Idaho 7 Cryo

Brewer Description: (from can) TIPA featuring Galaxy, El Dorado, HBC 630 Cryo and Idaho 7 Cryo.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.83
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 440ml can, canned on 10th January 2022, with a best before date of 9th July 2022. Poured into a winebar glass.
Appearance: A hazy deep orange colour with a one finger white head that had decent retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Citrus forward, grapefruit, lime, orange pith, citrus rind, with notes of yellow stone fruit.
Taste: Grapefruit rind, orange pith, melon, grassy, light tropical peachy notes, with a lasting bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to light carbonation.
Overall: It’s not as juicy forward as I would have expected, but I’m happy that it’s not overly sweet like many TIPA’s. It’s may also be a touch boozy, but not overly so, or any more than the average TIPA. I think in the end, there’s nothing wrong with the flavour profile, it’s just not one of my favourites.