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Hop Kitchen - French Aramis IPA - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
81
good

280 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 280
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 13.8%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
A drier IPA for the summer, brewed with French Aramis hops to create an aroma of fresh cut flowers and garden herbs.

(Beer added by: Humulus85 on 06-29-2013)
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JDizzle

Indiana

3/5  rDev -15.5%

09-24-2013 22:33:02 | More by JDizzle
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jjboesen

Maryland

3.26/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

This is an American Pale Ale brewed with French Aramis Hops as part of their Hop Kitchen series. It begins in a frothy pour, a massive head that eventually settles into a cloudy amber color. The head is gummy and leaves a clotty resin along the glass rim. There is a pleasant floral nose and the palate is tickled with bits of honey, herbs and hops. Mildy sweet without being cloyingly so. The body is crisp, airy and refreshing. A decent beer that makes for a refreshing summer quaff. Would I drink more than two at a single sitting? Probably not, but it is tangy, unique and worth a taste.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 23:37:41 | More by jjboesen
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lucasj82

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

07-17-2014 03:00:08 | More by lucasj82
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jeffaroo95

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-15-2014 16:32:24 | More by jeffaroo95
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PickwickHopz

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

07-12-2014 19:52:49 | More by PickwickHopz
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

07-12-2014 02:03:18 | More by DrBier
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seanchai

Virginia

4/5  rDev +12.7%

06-28-2014 02:14:03 | More by seanchai
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TerryB

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

06-21-2014 11:23:00 | More by TerryB
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DirtWolf

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

06-21-2014 02:52:26 | More by DirtWolf
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beerbrains

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

06-18-2014 07:14:06 | More by beerbrains
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m0unds

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

06-15-2014 02:14:01 | More by m0unds
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RBorsato

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

05-30-2014 19:30:28 | More by RBorsato
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Westuh

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -15.5%

05-29-2014 00:46:54 | More by Westuh
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utfiero

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Color- cloudy yellow aspen leaf. Slight head.

Aroma- very floral hoppiness with hint of fresh cut grass.

Taste- Starts with a gentle floral hoppiness with vague coriander notes, finishing dry with hints of honeysuckle. A unique IPA that reminds me of springtime.

Poured from 650 ml bomber into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted on 10/19/2013.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2014 21:17:39 | More by utfiero
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MonkeyBread

Nevada

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

05-24-2014 03:29:01 | More by MonkeyBread
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ConradKenney

Maryland

4/5  rDev +12.7%

05-01-2014 20:07:01 | More by ConradKenney
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atrocity

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

04-29-2014 18:58:42 | More by atrocity
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +12.7%

04-17-2014 19:52:15 | More by SkinniePost
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

04-13-2014 15:08:33 | More by Chucker17
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afsdan

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

04-09-2014 04:47:17 | More by afsdan
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Filabee

Michigan

1.75/5  rDev -50.7%

04-05-2014 13:51:40 | More by Filabee
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

04-01-2014 01:30:14 | More by thatoneguymike
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buckyp

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

03-31-2014 00:52:39 | More by buckyp
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DudMan

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -15.5%

03-30-2014 01:41:23 | More by DudMan
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blackcompg

Illinois

3.14/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - Pours just over a finger of off white rocky head, body is a slightly hazy lite gold color, small amount of carb action, and I'm getting some pretty nice laced rings after each quaff.

Smell - Very earthy and floral, also getting some light toffee and baked bread.

Taste - Hmmm, much like the nose it begins with alot of floral and earthy hop flavors, but the flavors seem a bit thin, and as a result I'm only getting more of the bitter nuances of these flavors vs. something more full and flavorful. I'm also getting just a touch of citrus pith, and a whiff of white pepper. There is a light bready malt backbone that has a touch of sweetness to it. Long into the finish I get a slight minerals and something like sour plumskin. Alcohol is completely hidden.

Mouthfeel - Lighter side of medium, there are alot of flavors here but feels a bit thin. Carb is higher side of medium and has alot of edges, which accentuates some of the bitter, slightly dry flavors here - along with a light sourness at the end. Drinkability is on the lower side.

Overall - This is an ipa, but if you were blindfolded you would likely not call it an ipa based on the flavors. There are some potentially good flavors here but they seem just a bit off and unbalanced. In some respects this seems more like a pils than an ipa. New Belgium makes some pretty good ipa's - try this if you must, but Ranger is a far better ipa offering for the money.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 03:45:57 | More by blackcompg
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Hop Kitchen - French Aramis IPA from New Belgium Brewing
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