Indian Tribute
Oppigårds Bryggeri AB

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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #1,895
ABV:
6.6%
Score:
88
Ranked #13,002
Avg:
3.97 | pDev: 9.57%
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
54
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Oppigårds Bryggeri AB
 
Sweden
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Wants
  3
Gots
  10
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Notes: Malt: Pale Ale, Caramel (pale and dark)
Hops: Centennial, Cascade. Dry hopped with Cascade.

OG 1067, SG 1017, EBC 18, IBU 57
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Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Review: 33cl bottle of Oppigårds Indian Tribute: 6.6% vol.

Bought in Aldi Switzerland. Interesting logo on the long necked bottle, orange background and label with a pic of an elephant, simple but stylish, their "tribute to India"

On pour got a dark amber coloured beer with a decent sized white head that maintained well. Good amount of carbonation and some lacing apparent. A nice looking beer, looks alive and ready to be devoured! Loved the colour.

The smell is quite strong, a very lovely aroma smacking the senses full blast. Typical IPA aroma but the hops are so strong in this one, absolutely gorgeous, love it.
Intense earthy hops, citrus and tropical fruits on the nose, malts alive too, all perfectly balanced.
Leaves a good impression, the smell, one of the best aromas off a beer in a long time. Truly powerful stuff on the nose, and all good.

Typical IPA taste and flavour in the taste, the fruits and malts, and the hops are prominent but all nice and very manageable. A very tasty beer, crisp, sweet and all well balanced, and smooth enough for an IPA. The hops in particular are quite tasty. 

A very nice beer to relax with and sit back and sip. Well balanced. Very good. Not the widest array of intense flavours and unique tastes, just the lingering Cascade hops really, but its good enough to enjoy. Low in bitterness but high in enjoyment!

Like it, solid and very enjoyable and will be returning........

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Photo of CanConPhilly
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - 2-finger dense yellowish head atop a translucent orange body.

S - citrus, pine, a little herb.

T - traditional ipa flavors. Citrus, pine, caramel malt. Low bitterness. Moderate sweetness. Low booziness.

F - medium body and carb.

O - enjoyable, and a flashback to the earlier style of ipas.

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Photo of monkist
4.29/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Recently Oppigards' beers have been popping up here and there, mostly in Lidl and recently in Aldi/Hofer where I bought this Indian Tribute IPA.
Looks very proper, golden amber that suggests rich content. Smells also quite dense, intensely hopped and you already feel the bitter hops in the nose - that follows in the taste. It is actually quite well balanced with semi-sweet malts and as it is most of the time, it is topped with flavory but bitter hops.
I give it an overall 4.25 because it doesn't stun me with any uniqueness (had very similar IPAs in Hungary) but then again its quality feels worth mentioning. Good as an IPA can be, but it doesn't get much beyond that.

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Photo of craftbeersweden
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber with a 2 cm white head. A lot of lacing on the glass.

Fantastic smell of american hops, grape, apricot and peach. A little bit of caramel in the background. An "oily" smell.
I have a little problem to start tasting the beer - The smell is so good!
A great bitter taste of grape, grass, hops, pine - GREAT!

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber color with off-white head.Some resiny, earthy hops on the aroma along with some caramel malt. Taste is typical west coast style. Some malts at first and then the resiny, earthy hops kick in with a good amount of bitterness. Body is medium, smooth and has a good amount of carbonation. Really well done, classic IPA.

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Photo of aleigator
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%

Amber clear color with thin white head.

Fruity aroma of mango, kiwi, grapefruit and hints of honey.

Fantastic bitterness from the beginning on, along with pine and exotic fruits, grapefruit and orange, feathered by bready, earthy malts. Great balance and depth, medium body, with a dry, smooth mouthfeel. Carbonation fits, is present and adds the necessary freshness to the beer, metallic note becomes recognizable. Malt makes this hoppy beer a success, by adding a backbone to the dry, fruity overall character without being distractive. This is a successfull attempt of a tribute to American IPAs, having a aggressive, complex hoppiness without loosing balance.

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Photo of LagerCognoscenti
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice typical AIPA appearance. Decent head and lacing and dark amber colour.

The aroma is a bit muted. I'm not sure of the age of the bottle but the best before date is not until early 2015 and it's August 2014 now. Nevertheless, there are pine, citrus and floral notes here that are pleasant and inviting.

The taste is piney and citrus infused with a strong malt backbone. A very prominent bitterness lingers in the finish.

Overall, this is a very solid Swedish IPA which is similar to Sierra Nevada Torpedo and other American IPAs.

Worth buying if you see it.

92/100

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pour is slightly hazy copper with a rather tall white, compact head, that leaves nice lacings.

S: Caramell malt, bready and sweet. Rich bitter hops but also floral. Nettles, hay, citric and piney.

T: Bready caramell malt, only a little sweetness. Rich hoppy character; pineapple, grapefruit, ripe oranges and some lemon sezt.

M: Aftertaste is nice and bitter, body is quite chewy and medium-full. Carbonation is rich but still rather modest.

O: A well balanced and well crafted AIPA.

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Photo of sfprint
3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Slightly dark crimson orange, natural soda like carbonation, slightly hazy, 1.5 finger forced head.
S: Sweet and hoppy. Cologne. Sweetness is almost play-doh like.
T: Starts off woody, mild and smooth. Bitter dirty hop (like many German beers) finish. More bitter than most IPA's I've had.
M: The bitterness implies gritiness, but it's smooth with a healthy sting.
O: A more earthy bitter IPA.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Akkurat Stockholom, Sweeden.
Pours an orangey-golden into nonic pint glass. Thick head from a perfect pour. Smells of nice piney and citrus hops; very hop forward brew. Taste is sweet-ish malts with a nice dos eof fresh hop flavor. Citrusy and boozey - really nice change of pace from the "local" macro-style pils or lager brews on every tap in Stockholm. Well worth a try; and a very good American style IPA!

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Photo of eriktoyra
4.32/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The head has a color that looks like the inside of an orange peel. Pours a dark amber liquid with some haze and small carbonation bubbles. The head is about one finger high at first before it dissolves into a thin layer. There are much lacings on the glass. Elegant.

S: Lots of dried fruits up front. Dried apricots. Grapefruit and flowers at the end. I can also find hints of black Darjeeling tea. Lots of hops in general.

T: Starts of with a sweet caramel malty taste before it transcends nicely into dried fruits and finishes off with a lot of bitter grapefruit and citrus peel. A long and bitter aftertaste. Very well balanced.

M: Fairly light in body compared to what I expected. The carbonation is medium. It slips down easily.

O: One of the finest IPA's produced in Sweden. It is very balanced all in all, something I find all beers to be from Oppigårds.

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Photo of stcules
3.63/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

In the glass a clean, bright amber color, with a good almost white foam.
In the smell a lot of green hop, grassy, hay-like. Fresh.
The right malty base. The hop dominates the taste, but it is not unbalanced. Earthly. Good.
Long aftetaste of fresh hop.

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Photo of dirtylou
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on-tap, oliver twist - stockholm

from notes

appearance: shaker pint, brass-amber body, 1/3" cream head, well laced

smell: cascade hops, grapefruit, dry malts, caramel

taste: This was a very smooth IPA - apricot, ruby red grapefruit, sugars, citrus, caramel, toasted malts, spiced bread.

mouthfeel: smooth and well rounded, lacking bitterness

overall: good

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Photo of rarbring
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The brew is clear dark amber, a beige head that leaves good lacing.

The smell is starting with syrup and toffee, then leaving room for citric and floral hops, grape-fruit and lemon, dried grass and pine needles.

The taste is quite fruity, apricot, mandarin, grape-fruit, but also syrup on dark bread in the malt area.

Medium carbonation, refreshing but yet a dry finish.

A very nice IPA, something to really sip and enjoy.

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Photo of dqrull
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice redish amber with a lasting white, fluffy head, that leaves clumps of lacing on the glass.

The nose has grassy and mildly resiny hops backed up by citrusy hop.-notes and very light malt-notes.

A quite well balanced IPA in the taste, grassy citrusy hops backed up by a mid-dry maltiness, tasty, but nothing extraordinary.

Refreshing mouthfeel, with a midlevel carbonation with medium sized bubbles,.

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Photo of OskarL
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Clear amber with a big head that leaves lacing.

Smell - A faint smell of hops, mostly grass and citrus.

Taste - A very well balanced IPA! With some sweet malts that are accompanied by the hops that taste of grass and citrus.

Mouthfeel - A medium body with some carbonation.

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Photo of bark
4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The colour is deep amber with a red tint. The two finger head is pale yellow, topped by a small crater. Lots of lacing.

The smell is very hoppy with fresh notes of citric fruits. Dry notes, lots of American grapefruits.

The taste starts off with minerals and dried fruits. Fresh and bitter flavours overall. The body is rather light for the style. The long pleasant aftertaste is un-heavy and dry with fresh notes of hoppy flavours (lime).

The carbonation is fresh and bold, the bubbles are small. The liquid is mid-smooth.

I think this is one of the most balanced and drinkable American IPAs that are made in Sweden. Although I do miss a little body from time to time.

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Indian Tribute from Oppigårds Bryggeri AB
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 54 ratings