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Sitting Bulldog IPA | Gotlands Bryggeri

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Sitting Bulldog IPASitting Bulldog IPA
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3.71/5
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Sitting Bulldog IPASitting Bulldog IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Gotlands Bryggeri
Sweden
gotlandsbryggeri.se

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Introduced in September 2009.
It is an IPA "in American style", and contains 100% American hops.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,216
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
31
pDev:
9.43%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 31 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of frozyn
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into an appropriately Nordic tulip glass after 10 minutes on the counter. Pours a perfectly clear copper, with a slightly off-white vibrant head that slowly recedes into a film and rim around the edge, and leaves plenty of lacing behind. Most IPAs steer away from this color these days in NYC, but the clarity is damn impressive. My half-asleep cat is confused as to why he can see me through the glass.

Honey and malt come first on the aroma, pleasantly different from my usual IPA fare, followed by an earthy, piney, almost evergreen hop note. A straight forward aroma, a bit muted, but pleasant.

Flavor follows the aroma closely at first, but as the sip warms up the hops take front and center stage. The introduction is definitely the pine/evergreen note, but it quickly changes into a fruity flavor. I get why their website talks about black currant and figs -- I would not have thought of that without looking, but it's spot on. I also get a little plum, but it's nearly non-existant, so I wonder if I'm stretching for it. There's a honey, caramel sweetness to it, and it's a quite pleasing contrast to the hops.

Light to medium body, nice carbonation zip, with plenty of resin.

The flavor is overall fairly subdued, in a very good way. It's not a beer that beats you over the head, nor is it a beer that takes excessive effort to dissect. I look forward to trying this fresh someday at the brewery in Gotland, as I imagine my future travels will inevitably take me to Sweden.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.61/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this at an Italian restaurant in the High Coast of Northern Sweden.

(L) It has an amber clear hue with a nice thick white head that dissipated slowly with nice lacing.

(A) It has a nice piney aroma.

(T) The taste was grassy, grapefruit, piney, a bit sweet, a bit dank, old style IPA.

(F) It had a medium body and medium carbonation. It goes well with spicy pizza.

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Photo of icemanls4
3.51/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear amber color with off-white head. Aroma has earthy, lemony and piney hop notes with some malts in the background. Taste is balanced. You get the earthy hops but also a slightly nutty malt flavor. Medium body and carbonation. Overall this is a very old school IPA with a good malt/hops balance but nothing really special.

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Photo of Aspjohansson
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drmeto
3.13/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

L:
-pours a clear amber with a small to medium,foamy,offwhite head
.low to medium carbonation visible
S:
-spicy,doughy,caramel,orange,peach
-subtle overall
T:
-grassy,orange,caramel,pine
-medium bitterniss for the style
F:
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
O:
o.k-ish IPA

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Photo of AJNIDEK
4.07/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AxlSkull
2.91/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JMUduke
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hopitty
4.42/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice fruity aroma with a slight citrus aroma as well. Good malt backbone with a slight sweetness. Color is dark for an IPA.

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Photo of Rickus
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jroof1
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Waggman
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JackieKu
3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The quality seems to be inconsistent in different batch.

Have one that was pretty good, which has fresh fruity smell (tropical & citrus).
But the others are sour and malty, not I'd like to have within IPA.

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Photo of Daniellehto
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of Wer34truh
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of TheBrk
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Florya
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of OscarMaad
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of psoriasaurus
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Alex-Alkis
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A very solid and tasty India Pale Ale in which the taste and aroma goes hand in hand.

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Photo of eet_fuk
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of Jah_Json
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of gnikola
4/5  rDev +7.8%

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Sitting Bulldog IPA from Gotlands Bryggeri
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 31 ratings