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Guineu Riner - Ca L'Arenys

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BA SCORE
85
very good

50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ca L'Arenys visit their website
Spain

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  2.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
American Pale Ale

(Beer added by: squaremile on 08-08-2010)
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Reviews by ToasterChef:
Photo of ToasterChef
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%

Cellar temp bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Clear yellow liquid, plenty of large bubbles on the bottom of the glass that occasionally break away and rise to the surface. White foam head with good lacing.

S: Big citrus nose with a touch of pale malt sweetness.

T: Very bitter and hoppy. Citrus flavors are everywhere. This beer was described to me as hop juice, but to me its more like hoppy grapefruit juice. There is just that much citrus.

M: The body doesn't feel as light as you'd expect such a low ABV beer would possess. Carbonation is very good. There is a watery coat left behind that has some bitterness.

O: An interesting beer. I'd certainly recommend it to anyone who doubts a low alcohol beer can have a big hop flavor.

ToasterChef, Mar 08, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of doremite
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

doremite, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%

I would call this a Belgian IPA. Good yeasty opening, with nice bitter finish. Great taste at this low a.b.v. Generous retained head. Very Good drinkability. Nice balance. Yeasty aroma.Average mouthfeel or better by a tad.Recommended if you like bitter or yeasty.

Sammy, Oct 02, 2011
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%

On tap at Mule Bar. Served in a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy bright orange. Huge white head. Thick collar and rings of sticky lacing.

Smell - Grassy hops. Not a very intense aroma. A little bit of what smells like pilsner malt.

Taste - Intensely hoppy, at least compared to the malt profile. Sharp grassy hops. Slightly spicy finish. Lingering grassy bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Very light. Very drinkable. Well carbonated.

Overall - Impressive. Flavorful and easy drinking.

Alieniloquium, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of Riggsenater
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Riggsenater, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of Ajlvt
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Ajlvt, Jul 19, 2013
Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.16/5  rDev +10.1%

A -Pale, very carbonated, decent head, good lacing.

S - Phenomenal aroma of grapefruit, fair amount of hoppiness.

T - Light, not too hoppy, grapefruit. Easy-drinking session beerwith good balance. Slight bitternenss but not overpowering.

M - Slightly light but superb after-taste.

O - Excellent quality for such a low abv. Enjoyable.

Beer-A-Lot, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of masondixon
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

masondixon, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

(Batch 3.1% ABV). 330ml bottle. Tumbler glass. Every time I´ve enjoyed this I felt it so amazing. Yellow color & foggy appearance. White froth, copious crown, good retention, rocky lasting spots & lacing. Floral, earthy, citric, intense fresh yeast aromas, piney & resiny fragrances. Sharp bitter flavor on the upfront lingers into a dry bitter finish. Light body. Moderate carbonation. Rough & earthy hops in the middle as well as pine needles are barely balanced by pale malts. Oily texture. Citric astringency & aftertaste. Refreshing. Very easy drinkability as expected from a low alcohol beer. Highly recommended to avoid a boring session beer.

GONZALOYANNA, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of lesdemonsamaporte
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

lesdemonsamaporte, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of SebD
4/5  rDev +5.8%

SebD, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of Rifugium
4/5  rDev +5.8%

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

All hail these importers bringing us new and interesting selections. Such as this Spanish attempt at an American IPA. Straw-yellow pour with a slight haze, medium-sized foamy white head that retained well, leaving doily lacing on the glass. Aroma was nice, not exactly what I'd call "spot on" for the style, but a good start: crisp grassy hops, citrus notes, lighter touches of earthiness and pale malts. I'll note the obvious: this delivers a blast of great flavor for a 2.8% ABV brew. Crisp and hoppy, grassy, leafy, lemony...impressive. Tasty enough to distinguish it from its more mellow cousin, the English IPA. The flavor quite makes up for the inevitable lack of body, which, all things considered, still was on the "close to medium end" of light. Pretty nice overall.

Rifugium, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of AngusOg
3.25/5  rDev -14%

AngusOg, May 24, 2013
Photo of ckollias
3/5  rDev -20.6%

ckollias, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of smcolw
3.93/5  rDev +4%

Straw colored and hazy. Starts with a decent bar poured head. Leaves some ring lace and plenty of spots in between.

Pleasant fresh floral hop start to the aroma. Pale, light colored malt background.

Lots of grapefruit rind upfront, through the swallow, leaving a very long and hop-pellet-sucking bitter aftertaste. Smooth body with ample fine-bubbled carbonation. Hop lovers beer that exceeds the bitterness of most IPAs.

smcolw, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of timwardjr
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

timwardjr, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of John_M
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%

On tap at Max's the other day.

The beer pours a golden amber color with fairly decent head retention and lacing. Don't get a whole lot in the nose, but what I detect is attractive, consisting of dry citrus and light earth. The flavor profile replicates the nose in this beer, and I was impressed by the amount of flavor I got in this 2.8% abv. beer. Although the mouthfeel is a bit thin, this beer is otherwise impressively dry and bitter on the finish. Mouthfeel is otherwise fairly light, but with a fairly long, bitter finish.

Not bad at all, especially for the abv. Would order this again, if I ever see it again.

John_M, Jun 26, 2011
Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

nmann08, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of DoubleSimcoe
5/5  rDev +32.3%

DoubleSimcoe, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of avalon07
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a brownish-yellow color and a cloudy texture. There was an inch of foamy head that lasted a fair amount of time. Pretty good lacing.

S: A nice aroma of hops, malt, and a little citrus. Smelled kind of like an English IPA.

T: Tasted of malt, mild hops, a little grain, and citrus in the finish. A different flavor, but oddly pleasing. I know other reviews have said this, but it bears repeating: This beer tastes like both an APA and an English IPA. It's a strange hybrid, but it works somehow.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth, lively finish. Light-bodied.

O: A very drinkable and enjoyable beer. By far the best beer from Spain I've tried.

avalon07, May 13, 2012
Photo of chippo33
2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

chippo33, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of DefenCorps
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

On tap at Max's. An obscure Spanish "session" beer that's <3%ABV? Sure! Also, I'm not really sure this is an IPA.

Straw yellow, no head or lacing, this is a decent looking beer. The nose is very floral with plenty of rose and jasmine. Very fruity with mango and and papaya also present. No real malt character is noticeable. The palate opens fruity , floral and spicy, mild grainy, husky astringency. Dry, spicy, finish, this is quite grainy. Quite herbal as well, this beer is light in body and is crisply carbonated. There's also a strong grainy bitterness that's herbal as well. Solid stuff, quite unique.

DefenCorps, Jun 25, 2011
Photo of vermilcj
3.25/5  rDev -14%

vermilcj, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of kaelingirl
3/5  rDev -20.6%

kaelingirl, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of Chico1985
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Chico1985, Mar 14, 2014
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Guineu Riner from Ca L'Arenys
85 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.