Hopfenhammer German IPA | Einhorn Beer Company

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Brewed by:
Einhorn Beer Company
California, United States

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by DijonKetchup on 09-21-2011

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2.06/5  rDev -35%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.21/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I was back at my alma mater and stopped into my favorite SLO watering hole, Creekside Brewing. I saw that Einhorn has a new beer, calling it a German IPA. The guy behind the bar told me that this was brewed with rye and 100% German malts, so I was looking forward to this very much. Needless to say, I was very intriqued. On to the beer...

Poured a clear copper, almost reddish-brown and had a frothy and persistant white head. Smell is of earthy hops, clean as a whistle. Could have used a bit more hop aroma, maybe even a bit more hop variety is needed, but pleasant nonetheless. Up front this beer has a nice sweetness, maybe even a tad too much as it borders on cloying, but great bitter level on the back pallate evens it out. Definately not an "extreme beer", but rather a so very quaffable brew, I am really enjoying this. I do not get so much rye, but to be quite honest, that doesn't bother me. Mouthfeel is nothing short of excellent, as I prefer my IPAs full-bodied and not too crisp. The head on the beer remains during the entire glass, the flavors evolve as it warms.

Overall: I had never even heard of a German IPA before, but I am glad that I tried this beer. In fact I had three. There is something unmistakeably good about this beer that I can't quite put my finger on. With a little more aroma, this is a home run.

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Hopfenhammer German IPA from Einhorn Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.17 out of 5 with 3 ratings
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