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Hop Kitchen - French Aramis IPA - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
81
good

283 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 283
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 13.8%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | 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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greencovesteve

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

09-05-2013 00:28:07 | More by greencovesteve
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oberon

North Carolina

3.61/5  rDev +1.7%

Pours into an imperial nonic a clear rich golden with a large bloomng white head that leaves globs of broken lace as it settles oh so slowly.Very herbal in the nose with a crisp dry malt base,flavors are dry like the label says with herbal leafy hops and a dry maltiness,mild sweet biscuit is detected.Not bad and it would be good for a warm day like today, but it won't knock your socks off.

10-02-2013 21:25:39 | More by oberon
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dmheinz57

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

03-01-2014 02:49:43 | More by dmheinz57
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.2/5  rDev -9.9%

22 oz bottle. Pours hazy golden orange with a medium creamy white head that retains fairly well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is fruity flowery piney hops with some biscuity malts.

The flavor is biscuity earthy malts with some fruity floral hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, an interesting hop for an IPA. I don't like the biscuit malt in the backbone. The hops are a bit too floral for me but interesting.

07-12-2013 05:45:30 | More by Beaver13
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mverity

Florida

4.21/5  rDev +18.6%

Bottle share at Proof. Hazy creamsicle color with thin white head and thin white collar. Aroma is vaguely tropical fruit hops, and a good medium malt presence. Taste follows aroma very closely. Good medium body, medium carbonation. Surprisingly good. New Belgium is hit or miss for me, and this was a hit.

12-22-2013 03:13:31 | More by mverity
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Beerswag

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

01-28-2014 03:12:59 | More by Beerswag
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

09-18-2013 02:09:20 | More by Jason
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Billolick

New York

3.79/5  rDev +6.8%

bomber bottle, 09Dec13 on label, best before dating?

Pours heavily hazed medium apricot, under a long lasting and interesting looking lite tan head, goes to a small merainge and leaves all sorts of high sheeting and fields of thicker lace.

Lite grapefruit nose

Subtle and tasty. On the low end of the hop bomb scale, this one has elegence and grace and doesnt crush your senses. Notes of more pineapple with some mild piney hops. I like it, bring on the crusty bread, salads and cheese. This one went great with some ordinary cheddar I had lying around. NIce understated AIPA.

08-15-2013 18:18:48 | More by Billolick
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aquazr1

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

08-10-2013 01:44:20 | More by aquazr1
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Mattco

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12.7%

07-26-2013 13:01:33 | More by Mattco
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bsp77

Minnesota

3.94/5  rDev +11%

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic pint.

Appearance: Hazy goldfish-blonde with good sized, sticky, stark white head and decent lacing.

Smell: Odd herbal smell. Hard to describe, but interesting.

Taste: Toasted malt backbone with a very interesting hop character. Mostly herbal and citrusy, with a spicy, somewhat bitter finish. Maybe a touch of pine. Overall, I find the French Aramis hops to be both subtle and complex.

Feel: Smooth and creamy with moderate carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: Interesting IPA. It is always fun to try new hops, especially when it is single hopped.

07-06-2013 21:49:36 | More by bsp77
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.16/5  rDev +17.2%

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a New Belgium Globe glass. Bottle says enjoy by Dec/08/13.

Appearance: Pours a fairly hazy copper golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid three fingers of off white head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A fairly hop forward aroma with lots of floral and herbal grassy hints and a solid malt balance. Big hints of floral hops, herbal hops, grass, and some pine. Subtle citrus presence with hints of orange and lemon. Pale malt background with hints of biscuit, grains, yeast, caramel, and cracker. Pretty dry scent. A very herbal and floral aroma. Interesting and solid smelling.

Taste: Like the scent gives off, a very herbal, floral, and grassy hop driven aroma with some nice backing malt notes. Lots of earthy hops upfront with notes of grass, floral rose hips, and herbal hop notes. Also some citrus notes of orange, lemon, pineapple, and light grapefruit. Bready pale malt background of biscuit, grains, cracker, yeast, and caramel. Very dry and fairly oily tasting. Pretty good.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very clean and smooth. Somewhat oily. Finishes pretty dry.

Overall: A pretty tasty and interesting take on an IPA. Laid back on the citrus esters but very forward with the grassy and floral notes. A nice change of pace for the style.

07-10-2013 06:22:14 | More by MattyG85
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timontheroad

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

08-27-2013 03:25:30 | More by timontheroad
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Oelschlager

North Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

08-19-2013 02:54:16 | More by Oelschlager
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bdtva

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

08-14-2013 14:59:58 | More by bdtva
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

11-25-2013 13:13:07 | More by sgttibbs
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JIMTRK16

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

02-26-2014 16:37:34 | More by JIMTRK16
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Auraan

Arizona

4.29/5  rDev +20.8%

Poured a pale orange, with a thin ring of white head. Standard for an IPA in appearance, though more head would be welcome. Scents of herbal hops, floral hops, cardamom, slight perfume notes and earthy yeast. Very pleasing, almost tea-like, like a good herbal tea. Flavor consists mostly of herbal hops, with some floral hop notes, a good hit of earth yeast and a very, very, very slight bit of citrus. There is a slight biscuit malt backbone that supports the herbal flavors. It's a good IPA style flavor, but one that is very different from any IPA I've tried. It's mild and herbal, but assertive in it's own way. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with low carbonation. About right for an IPA, it drinks quite easy and feels right on the tongue. Overall this is an excellent IPA. It's different from any other IPA I have tasted and has a nice herbal tea and floral character that makes it almost soothing to drink. I'd recommend trying it, for it's uniqueness, if nothing else.

08-21-2013 01:29:12 | More by Auraan
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ste5venla

California

3/5  rDev -15.5%

10-09-2013 16:32:03 | More by ste5venla
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RDW

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

10-26-2013 01:36:47 | More by RDW
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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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AlexChillton

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

10-13-2013 07:57:48 | More by AlexChillton
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GilGarp

Colorado

3.59/5  rDev +1.1%

Bomber served cold into a tulip glass.

French aramis has a hazy pale amber color with thick white hea. It h good retention and leaves some spotty lacing behind.

Aroma is mildly hoppy and very floral with a light tropical fruit character.

The flavor is more of the same with stronger tropical fruit notes, some citrus and floral, but very little bitterness for what they've labeled an IPA.

Mouthfeel is balanced but certainly sweet for the style. Good carbonation and drinkability.

Overall it's not a bad beer but too similar to other New Belgian offerings and not hoppy in the traditional IPA sense. Maybe worth a try but not one I'll be coming back to.

07-25-2013 02:46:11 | More by GilGarp
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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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dertyd

California

4/5  rDev +12.7%

09-02-2013 04:37:47 | More by dertyd
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Hop Kitchen - French Aramis IPA from New Belgium Brewing
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