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White Birch Apprentice Series Emily - White Birch Brewing

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White Birch Apprentice Series Emily
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Ratings: 9
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
White Birch Brewing visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: puboflyons on 09-27-2013)
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Reviews by dnoahg:
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3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this beer for the first time. It was on cask at a bar (a very worthy bar I might add). It was dark in there, so determining color was difficult. It looked slightly hazy. It poured with an initial two finger head looking off-white. The first sip was dominated by the strong hops in the nose. On the second sip, the hops gave way to a caramely sweetness followed by bitterness. As you continue there's a citrus note accompanying the bitterness. The sweetness also backs off like the nose did (although not completely). Carbonation is light (it is on cask though, so it's to be expected). Body is light to medium.

Overall I would say this is a very drinkable IPA, and I would move on to try others. But almost anything on cask is a treat. And this did not disappoint.

dnoahg, Nov 15, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of cincysig
4/5  rDev +3.1%

cincysig, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of puboflyons
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the 22 fl. oz. bottle dated September 2013 with an expiration date of "New Years Eve 2013." Sampled on September 27, 2013.

The pour is very attractive with its copper-amber look, modest long -lasting off-white foamy head and fine lacing. Good clarity.

On the nose there is a brief moment where you get biscuit malts but within a millisecond the floral and citrus hops muscle their way forward and take over the aroma. But it is not in your face!

The body is light to medium.

The taste tends to bring out the citrus and floral hops more so than the nose. Again, not overly bitter but bitter enough to linger on dryly at the end. It is the kind of IPA I prefer. Not overwhelming my sense but still full of character.

puboflyons, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of Basshooker
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Basshooker, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of johnnnniee
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from the brewery.
Pours a crystal clear light golden color with a huge bubbly white head that persists forever. This is probably the clearest white birch brew I have yet to see. Wonderful hoppy aromas of pine, resin, bitter pithy fruit, hints of tropical fruits and a touch of bready caramel deep underneath. The flavor is rich caramel malts up front that almost immediately give way to a hoppy onslaught. Light citrus, resinous with a distinct pineapple edging into the finish. Lingering pithy hop bitterness lingers long after every sip. Light to medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick resinous mouthfeel. That is damn good IPA right there! Throw that in a six pack and I would buy it often!

johnnnniee, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of Turbojet307
5/5  rDev +28.9%

Turbojet307, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of BigStein88
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

BigStein88, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of Omnium
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber > Sensory Pils Glass

A -Clear gold with two fingers of fluffy white head, some small patches of silky lacing.
S - Aroma has a slight hint of alcohol, some bright pine and floral notes, peach and apricot.
T - Taste has a lot of fresh peach, pear, apricot, papaya, and a touch of lemon, mild sweet malt, some nice floral bitterness.
M - Pretty bright, not too heavy or sweet, good balance of bitterness as well.
O - This was one of the better IPA's I brought home from up in New England, lots of nice fruit tones in the flavor as it warms up.

Omnium, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of smccann
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

smccann, Apr 09, 2014
White Birch Apprentice Series Emily from White Birch Brewing
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.