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Nühell IPL - Ironfire Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ironfire Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: DoubleJ on 06-15-2013

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Photo of Totalpackage411
3.31/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

An enjoyable beer with a different taste. Only reason I gave it a somewhat lower rating is because it's probably my least favorite I've tried from Ironfire. the 5150 IPA, Devil Within IPA and Vicious Disposition Stout are top of the line compared to this one. Give it a try if you like lighter lagers.

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3.8/5  rDev -2.8%

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2.76/5  rDev -29.4%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.8/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.4/5  rDev -13%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of RDB51
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I headed into a OB bar (Raglan) to get some grub. It was happy hour and Ironfire IPL was on special, less than $3 a pint. I had never had a IPL and did not expect this hoppy product. The first sip was a jolt. The hops were the first thing you taste. Nothing else seemed important. But as I continued and became comfortable with the hops, a very good beer was revealed. The lager's like golden color and moderate carbonation made for a very good beer. I had three of these lagers... just to make sure I like it.

Photo of TXhomebrewer
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of jwswigs
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of JoshuaMason
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Vintage:2013
Appearance: Transparent Bright Yellow; Thin, white bubbly head; Great lace
Smell: Pine, Citrus, Lager yeast… Slight metallic
Taste: Mineral; Pine; Grapefruit; Lemon finish;
Mouth-feel: Light body; Big Carb; Clean; Balanced
Overall: Best IPL I have had. Light; Crisp; Bright.
Score: 9

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.59/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and slight onion and garlic hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and slight herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but I was hoping it would be a bit more crisp as a lager.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Nugganooch
3.64/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle with my FW Snifter Glass
Notes from 08/25/13

A: Sun bleached straw blonde appearance with some light hazy obscurity. Half finger of paper white suds with modest retention efforts. A few ribbons and bubbles of stick remain as I progress through the drink.

S: Smells a little grassy with some lemony pines and light tropic floral. There is a decent amount of bready malt character coming through as well. Nothing incredibly pungent but pleasant overall.

T: Super light and delicate with some soft New Zealand hops making their way through. Improves as temps warm up actually with some underlying grapefruit and white wine notes. Mostly pine and grass with a light tropical flare. Bready pilsner like malt presence with moderate bitterness overall and no trace of alcohol to be found. Nice sessions brew but slightly unremarkable.

M: Very light and thin with a smooth consistent carbonation and light drying crisp finish. A touch watery overall as to be expected with some light residuals noted.

D: Sessionable by the very definition in that this is low alcohol with a light, dry, and crisp body. Hoppy flavors are almost a little too delicate to pick up on at first however. Could use a little bit more hop zing if you ask me. Not bad.

Photo of Jeysun23
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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Nühell IPL from Ironfire Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.