Hop Kitchen - French Aramis IPA - New Belgium Brewing
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3.6/5 rDev +1.4%
Chill hazed light orange colored ale with a small white colored head. This is in the Spectrum of IPA Orange.
Smells strongly of grapefruit and cedar plank. Woody with a strong tea aroma. GTrassy some mild saffron scents.
Starts out sweet with a strong grassy flavor. Strong flavor of Cedar plank. Earthy flavor of Mushroom and wood. As it warms the flavor of oranges appears.
Mouthfeel is good.
Overall a tasty IPA. On the sweet side for the style though.
07-25-2013 03:15:29 | More by Zorro
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
2.88/5 rDev -18.9%
On draught at The Bier Stein, appearence is hazy pale orange with a creamy off-white head, leaving foamy lace.
Smell is mildly hoppy, a touch earthy, a little orange. Weak.
Taste is similarly faint and lame for an "IPA". Kind of malty, some lime and orabge zest, a hint of resin, but overall, a boring american pale ale. Dissapointing.
Mouthfeel is off dry, medium bodied.
Drinkability is ok, clean but boring by pale ale standards. As an IPA, fail.
07-23-2013 02:56:36 | More by ccrida
3.43/5 rDev -3.4%
Appearance: Dark orange pour, two finger head, beautiful in the summer light
Smell: Malty with floral undertones, bitter Aramis hop follows
Taste: Slight hoppy kick in the beginning, followed by malt mixed with an earthy bite, finished with almost a hint of citrus taste
Mouthfeel: Smooth! Very drinkable in the hot humid Indiana weather
Overall: Introducing New Belgium's Hop Kitchen Series creating a borderline session IPA. I could see myself drinking a bomber or two mowing the grass, or sipping on during a nice afternoon bicycle ride.
07-23-2013 01:25:17 | More by UncleBart91
2.66/5 rDev -25.1%
A - Very light amber that is crystal clear through the glass. Very pretty, three finger, white head that leaves some thick lacing on the glass.
S - Very floral, just like advertised. Also picking up some malts in there which I wasn't expecting in an IPA. Not really sure if it's a good thing but it's a little too floral, kind of like a Glade air freshener.
T - Well, I don't really know how to describe what I'm tasting. More bland than a Sierra Nevada Pale, but leaves a dry, malty flavor lingering on your taste buds. Is "very unique" a compliment? Just doesn't have enough flavor for me.
M - LOTS of carbonation, which I really like in an IPA. Very dry finish.
O - Nothing special and not something I would buy again. Plenty of other summer beers in the world that are cheaper and taste better.
07-22-2013 01:13:04 | More by ThePaleRider
3.09/5 rDev -13%
Poured into New Belg goblet.
A Murky golden orange. Half inch white foam. Thick lacing down the glass.
S Hints of malt. Some pine. Not a whole hell of a lot.
T Much like the smell (boring). Kind of sweet. You can taste the hops but nothing in your face. Not much lingering bitterness.
M Malty. Especially for an IPA. Finishes clean and watery.
O The Hop Kitchen started pretty good with Hoppybock. This one does not match the not too lofty heights of its predecessor. Where are the hops, Hop Kitchen? This one will be a forgettable representative in the series.
07-20-2013 20:06:50 | More by PieOhMy
3.11/5 rDev -12.4%
on tap pint glass
A- pours a hazy garnet orange color with an off white head nice amount of lacing
S- floral grassy smells with a garden and fuity smell
T-a floral taste with notes of pepper and flowers and vegtables oranges and oats/malts
m- dry with medium carbonation a touch bitter
O- strange IPA it was a potpourri and a garden variety thin for an ipa i will have to try this one again
07-17-2013 21:41:39 | More by gatornation
3.83/5 rDev +7.9%
22oz with no date
typical ipa look with a small bone white head and very spotty lacing. smell is a spicy herbal aroma, faint and pleasant. taste is dry with herbal spicy hops and the typical 'peanut butter' New Belgium taste.
a pleasant enough ipa for the summer, tasty hops but not very American.
07-16-2013 01:27:42 | More by jimmah120
2.38/5 rDev -33%
Poured from a bomber into a tulip (and then down the drain)...
A- Poured beautifully, not IPA-like but very nice. A light honey color with a big white fluffy head
S- Interesting. Bready, lots of floral notes, basically smells like a garden, with a bit of hops. Never thought i'd use "barnyard" as a descriptor for beer..
T- This got old really quick. fruity, floral, herby, slightly hoppy...
M- dirty. light, slightly bitter, but grainy and odd..
Not sure why or how they call this an IPA. I dug the first smell and sip experience, but it all got old very quickly and the majority of the brew went to the sink. more Belgian character than Inida..
07-15-2013 20:38:48 | More by Dakotah
2.81/5 rDev -20.8%
Poured from a standard pressure-cap bomber into a pint glass in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. Reviewed live.
A- Two-finger white head, thick and static. Not much movement. Golden-orange semi-cloudy color. Not great looking.
S- Oh wow. Never smelled a beer like this before. Earthy and yet floral. Herbs, parsley, citrus and flowers. Very appealing smelling brew.
T- Misses the mark here, the herbiness and floral notes that were so appealing in the aroma are bitter and ...yucky here. Kind of funky, very hoppy.
M- Light bodied and fluffy feeling. Carbonation tickles. Interesting.
O- Really missed the mark. Not feeling this beer.
07-15-2013 04:31:24 | More by Murrhey
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
Hop Kitchen - French Aramis IPA from New Belgium Brewing
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