Urpiner Extra Hoppy | Banskobystricky Pivovar, a.s. (Brewery Urpin BB Ltd.)

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Brewed by:
Banskobystricky Pivovar, a.s. (Brewery Urpin BB Ltd.)
Slovak Republic

Style: European Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by biboergosum on 02-11-2018

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of monkist
3.45/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Looks quite good, smells not bad, tastes okay first but quite heavily carbonated then feels a bit less impressive with oh-not-so-pleasant bitterness remaining in the end. Banska Bystrican natives told me their local Urpiner earned the nickname "horse piss" earlier on but later after an owner change it became slightly better. This Extra Hoppy is not good, in a way that it will not be remembered as a bwer that I will go back to, but besides this strange aftertaste it is not that scandallously bad after all. I guess Slovakian (following the Czech original) breweries just can't go that damn wrong...

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Photo of goalie35
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wordemupg
3.46/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of biboergosum
3.6/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

500ml can - I love how this was accepted so quickly on here, but they had to go and 'correct' the lower-cased aitch in 'hoppy', even though that's how it's written on the bloody label. Should have used a [sic], I guess.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium golden yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, rocky, and somewhat creamy off-white head, which leaves some decent broken webbed lace around the glass as it quickly dissipates.

It smells of gritty and grainy pale malt, toasted white bread, some weird old-school yeastiness, a hint of wet minerality, and some rather understated earthy, musty, and floral noble hop bitters. The taste is bready and doughy cereal malt, fading yeast, some indistinct mixed domestic citrus frootiness, and more rather plain leafy, weedy, and musky floral green hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly average in its palate-supporting frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and generally smooth, with nothing really getting in the way of a good time here. It finishes trending dry, the grainy malt pretty much running the lingering table.

Overall - this is a fairly tasty European lager, however I'm not exactly sold on the whole 'extra' anything, for what it's worth. Maybe this plays well to the traditional beerscape in Bratislava, but, yeah, the hops here are present, but hardly a clear danger to my North American tastebuds.

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Urpiner Extra Hoppy from Banskobystricky Pivovar, a.s. (Brewery Urpin BB Ltd.)
Beer rating: 3.44 out of 5 with 4 ratings