Guineu Riner - Ca L'Arenys

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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 15.59%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  2.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: squaremile on 08-08-2010

American Pale Ale
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Ratings: 58 | Reviews: 19
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Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.16/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(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.

Photo of Rifugium
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of smcolw
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 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.

Photo of John_M
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of avalon07
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of DefenCorps
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of ToasterChef
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of StJamesGate
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright blonde with snow white film and some odd floaties and just the occasional trail.
Incredible grapefruit and lemon hard candy nose, like Jarl.
Unripe melon and a hint of saltines crushed by what has to be Citra musty grapefruit.
Lemon fruit pastille finish and loooong grapefruit rind and aspirin linger. Light, crisp, salty, slightly oily.

A true accomplishment to cram this many hops into a 2.8% beer. (Are you listening, Brits?) But consequently it lacks the malts (pilsner and carapils only) to back up the IBUs. Quenching but not easy, though I would drink it by the 6 pack at this strength.

Edit: Turns out to be Amarillo single hopped.

Photo of drylongso2
4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at DeepEllum in Boston. Loved it. Served in a tall beer mug, moderate head, well carbonated. All the characteristics of a well hopped IPA, but lighter in appearance and mouthfeel. Listed at 2.5% ABV so you can have a few at lunch without too much difficulty.

Photo of rudzud
4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From notes taken at the Armsby Abbey on 10/26/11. Hard to believe no one has given this unique beer a grade above a B+...until now.

A - Poured into a tulip a super light straw hue with a one finger head that, somehow, leave thick side lacing! This is only 2.8%?!

S - Good hop aroma (pine, light citrus), some very slight malt sweetness and earthyness.

T - Very light fruits (apples) and more of those bitter hops (pine, citrus). Tastes like a hop soda. Incredibly flavour for something so low of ABV.

M - Seems that people are knocking this beer for being thin or watery. Well, taking the low ABV into account I think the mouthfeel is pretty damn good. Its a very fizzy carbonation, again, like soda. I dont find it that thin at all.

O - I really, really enjoyed this very refreshing and unique beer. Would definately be nice to have on a warm summer day.

Photo of elNopalero
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This looks like a light yellow straw color in daylight. There’s some foam too, releasing a hoppy, grassy, floral aroma. Tastes very green—it’s a grassy hop forward beer—with a chewy pine end on a bracing finish. I can’t believe this beer is only 2.5%.

Photo of squaremile
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Very hard to categorize this beer. It is 2.8% ABV and very well hopped. Could be an American Pale, could be an English IPA, but American IPA seems to fit the bill for everything besides the ABV. Pours a very bright golden yellow with a giant foamy head. Some sediment in the bottle. Nose kind of reminds me of Prima Pils. Very floral, grassy, earthy, spicy. Taste first has some hop bitterness, then moves into lemon, pine, flowers, and a pinch of soap. Minimal malts are present. The mouthfeel is very light, and the beer may be a bit overcarbonated. Some lingering floral notes in the aftertaste. Incredibly drinkable. I love having beers this flavorful at such a low ABV. It also has a beautiful label and is my first beer from Spain.

Photo of drabmuh
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I can't believe that I'm giong to be the highest review of this beer.

Beer is yellow and hazy, almost white with a thin white head, wispy, low carbonation, some lacing.

Aroma is quite bitter, strong hop presence, mostly pine, some citrus.

Beer is super light (less than 3% what did I expect?) and very bitter / dry on the finish. It is a little like IPA flavored water but I really enjoy it. Fun little beer.

Photo of kinopio
4.32/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Large foam head. Light in color, almost lagerish.

Good amount of bitterness on the nose. Grassy.

A bit of hops and some yeast. A little apple. Bitterness again but it is balanced very well. Almost like a hybrid of a heifeweizen, a wit and a pale ale.

Very drinkable to the point where I had to remind myself to savor this delicious and expensive beer.

I wouldn't normally pay on the higher end of prices for such a low ABV beer but I found this beer to be very tasty and unique. An ideal beer for a hot day.

On tap at Deep Ellum in Boston. Served in a 400ml mug.

Photo of Pyedog
4.12/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed this pale ale on tap at Avenue Pub in New Orleans. Tried a 4oz measure to begin with and ordered a full pint after that...would've had more but was called away by spouse. I was very surprised by the very big flavor of this beer. Citrusy, a bit grassy and a tad too over-carbonated which seemed to amplify the somewhat watery mouthfeel but a quite refreshing pale ale at 2.8% ABV. The best of the "session IPAs" I've tried with YesFace IPA a very close second (with a higher ABV). Try this if you have a chance.

Photo of Viciousknishs
3.66/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A- Pours a hazed straw color with a bone white head.

S- biscuity malt with a really nice floral lemon zest hop nose.

T- crackery dry maltiness enveloped by floral citrus zest hop flavor.

MF- thin watery mouthfeel

D- very drinkable with solid hop flavor.

Guineu Riner from Ca L'Arenys
84 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.