Xbeeriment Madraz IPA - Xbeeriment I/S
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by BucannonXC5:
2.7/5 rDev -20.1%
Poured from a tap into a pint glass at KnB Wine Cellar’s in San Diego, Calif. Heavy head, probably 1 ½ inches. Lots of bubbles. Color was murky yellow. Lots of film and lots of lacing on the top.
Smelled light of fruit. Also some chewing tobacco in there and spices (pepper).
Bitter taste. Also grassy, earthy and rooty. High on the hops. Lots of flavors.
It was pretty tough to like. It wasn’t smooth at all. High carbonation.
Just okay overall. There are a lot better IPA’s at KnB.
08-13-2011 19:50:12 | More by BucannonXC5
More User Reviews:
3.75/5 rDev +10.9%
A tasty IPA, the nelson sauvin hops give it a white wine fruitiness. However other versions of these hops have been better tasting. Still very good and good mouthfeel, buffeted by a good malt bill. Very drinkable. Hazy orange with lasting off white head.Good but can be improved perhaps with better malting that would allow the hop flavour to come through even more enjoyably.
11-20-2011 22:03:14 | More by Sammy
2.17/5 rDev -35.8%
Crystal clear orange; pure white thin and fast fading head.
Nose is medium assertive esters.
Smells nothing like an IPA more a belgian ale with the fruit and banana esters. Mouthfeel is thin and water.
Flavors are simply almost unbearable. A burnt black bitter lemon skin flavor that is gigantic and most off-putting. There is an subtle underlying hint of sweet honey but one really has to search and everything is overpowered by gigantic out of balance hop oil, almost of a Sink the Bismark character. Palate wrecker stuff.
Finish is huge dull burnt bitter. There is nothing appealing of pleasant about this one.
08-22-2011 08:48:37 | More by GRG1313
3.61/5 rDev +6.8%
Bottle: Poured a amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrus and bitter hops is dominant. Taste is dominated by citrus hops with medium bitterness with a medium dose of caramel malt. Body is about average of style with good carbonation. Standard citrus hops oriented IPA with a bit too much sweetness and caramel in the malt backbone.
10-15-2013 01:50:07 | More by Phyl21ca
3.35/5 rDev -0.9%
Poured into a small tumbler at Churchkey on tap.
An off white small head is poured giving to a pale orange and very hazy body. nice lacing of small concentric lacing while drinking but that's really all there is to this. Body color looks a little messy.
Bouquet is mild but also distinctly grassy. Somewhat vegetative, distinc sense of chlorophyl and grass like hop. Nothing much else going here, kind of disappointing.
Taste is a hop with a mild butter sense and oolong tea. Soft bodied I will admit with some degree of wetness. Tea sense brings out oolong and chamomile herbal in the palate. Finish though of hop profile isn't very obvious but is a distinct bitter than really sticks around.
Overall kind of ordinary, but there's worse that could be done.
07-01-2011 00:45:54 | More by smakawhat
2.7/5 rDev -20.1%
Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle | around $10
Gave this one a blind shot, an IPA with Nelson hops from Denmark... Why not.
A : cloudy, pale yellowish brown, thin looking with a finger of head
S : honey, lemon grass, faint orange, bready, grain
T : weak... honey and bread with some empty bitterness, medicinal. Honestly reminds me of a macro lager (insert brand here) with a little honey with empty bitterness and rubbing alcohol.
M : thin
Overall : worth a try, something new and something I will not revisit nor should you IMHO. Really disappointing especially with the high price tag. An IPA its not. If this was put up against a macro lager it would probably win by a slight margin. Drain poured the second half.
04-24-2012 02:57:39 | More by Pelican5
3.4/5 rDev +0.6%
A-Pours cloudy light amber with an inch of creamy, off white head, brimming with milky bubbles. LEaves thin sheets of lace.
S-Grassy, lightly citric hops. Lemongrass, oat biscuits.
T/M-Dry and crisp, with a light, mouth coating tannic dryness. The Nelson Sauvin hops are understated. Light fruitiness, mirroring the aromatics. The finish is light and dry.
O-A bit disappointing, considering the price. A fairly average IPA for over $10.
08-20-2011 05:02:07 | More by DaveHS
3.15/5 rDev -6.8%
It pours a nice light golden color with a fluffy, rocky head.
The smell isn't too powerful. Some grape and malt.
The flavor is okay. The hops aren't really doing much for me, neither is the malt. Overall it is pretty bland.
It is okay but not worth the price, wow is it overpriced.
08-07-2011 22:58:15 | More by crossovert
4.03/5 rDev +19.2%
A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a bright orange-yellow color and a cloudy texture. There were two inches of foamy, long-lasting head. Very good lacing.
S: A very hoppy aroma, with traces of some fruit as well.
T: Like the smell, the flavor had a huge amount of hops - almost a bit too much. Grapefruit and pineapple in the finish. A bit unbalanced, but not offensively so.
M: A good amount of carbonation with a slick finish. Medium-bodied.
O: While this beer has its flaws it's still pretty enjoyable.
08-07-2011 11:31:16 | More by avalon07
4.35/5 rDev +28.7%
Pours a hazy gold with particulate matter suspended like plankton blooms suspended in the beery ether. The rocky head last a minute or two before receding but coats the glass in lacing. The aroma is sweet and vinous, not like any IPA Im used to. Different to North American or UK style examples. Lychee, white grapes and white wine flavors mix with a bready malt base in the taste. Its almost estery fruityness, but not quite. Woody and Saaz like minty notes hit as the glass warms. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a mouthcoating bitterness and sparse prickles of carbonation. The finish is vinous and semi dry with a sherry like sweetness. Bitterness is moderate throughout.
A very interesting IPA. My first taste of the Nelson Sauvin hop variety. All I can say is it is very different and indeed very similar to white wine grapes. A very delicious brew, just dont compare it to your regular West Coast IPA.
03-28-2012 01:40:58 | More by CAMRAhardliner
3.53/5 rDev +4.4%
On-tap at Beachwood BBQ, on to the beer:
Dark copper colored with hues of orange. The head is persistent and leaves some lace around the glass. Its aroma takes on the character of "Old School" IPA's that are more mellow and herbal, not the "in your face" type commmon among many American brewers now. Its herbal with a little grapefruit. It's a prelude to what comes in the taste, a mellow IPA of herbal and citrus character. Light-medium bodied, not too difficult to drink, and not too bitter.
Respectable, but given it was $7.50 for a 12 ounce pour, not worth a second purchase. And no, the value in bottles isn't much better either.
07-05-2011 01:02:03 | More by DoubleJ
3.18/5 rDev -5.9%
Pours a hazy golden orange with a big fluffy beige head that recedes quickly to a clumpy cap in the middle and some thin lacing.
Aroma is lighter than I was expecting with some faint citrus, lemon and pineapple, and a bit of grassy notes. The bready malts are there as is an interesting spiciness.
Taste is very mild as well with a light lemony tartness up front, some toasted malts in the backbone and a zesty grassy bitterness in the finish.
Mouthfeel is active and highly carbonated with a spicy tingling on the tongue that I rarely get in an IPA, maybe in a Belgian ale, but not an IPA.
Not a big fan of this beer. I'll probably pass on this one going forward but hope for better things from Xbeeriment.
08-31-2011 03:12:49 | More by gford217
3.15/5 rDev -6.8%
On draft at Churchkey. Beer is slightly hazy and amber with low carbonation no lacing thin head.
Aroma is earthy, mildly piny but also vegetal.
Beer is thin and really vegetal. It is odd but finishes bitter. The entire beer is eclipsed by this off hop flavor. I don't think it is very good and I won't have it again.
07-06-2011 13:29:57 | More by drabmuh
3.68/5 rDev +8.9%
A - Pours a very hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of pine, grapefruit, and tropical hops with some sweet caramel malts.
T - Starts off with a mix of grapefruit, pineapple, and tropical hops with some bitterness and some sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, some resiny pine and grassy hops come through with some more bitterness and a touch of bready malt. The finish is a mix of tropical and grassy hops with some bitterness and some sweet caramel malts.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and resiny finish.
D - Very drinkable. Pretty good hop profile, but could have used a bit more of a malt backbone.
09-07-2012 02:07:23 | More by ngeunit1
3.15/5 rDev -6.8%
Huh. Expected more out of this. Poured at a good temperature with a smallish, off-white head that soon settled to a small island, ring, and no lace. Color is a clear amber with some bubble trails. Aroma is the best thing here and even then, is simple: yeast, hop, malt. Flavor's more basic: malt, hop, dry, carbonic tang up front and all fairly well balanced. Body & carbonation are good. Finish is like flavor, of average length, and forgettable.
07-29-2012 02:27:48 | More by drpimento
4/5 rDev +18.3%
On-tap at Beachwood I,
A: Pours a medium orange with a nice white head, leaving solid lace.
S: Nice tropical fruit, pineapple with a hint of passion fruit, and grass.
T: Grassy hop flavour overall, but the mix of citrus - mandarin orange, grapefruit with the pineapple is quite enjoyable. Malt flavour is minimal.
M: Clean and crisp, medium-bodied overall.
O: A very well made IPA from Denmark. Expensive, but you get a good product.
07-07-2011 01:36:10 | More by Halcyondays
Xbeeriment Madraz IPA from Xbeeriment I/S
80 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.