Hop Kitchen - Bretta IPA | New Belgium Brewing

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Hop Kitchen - Bretta IPAHop Kitchen - Bretta IPA
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3.86/5
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51 Ratings
Hop Kitchen - Bretta IPAHop Kitchen - Bretta IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jaydoc on 04-04-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,132
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
51
pDev:
10.36%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of willardt09
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wrigfen
2.61/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

probably my favorite hop kitchen series release so far. the brett here is super funky and farmy and mature, and to me, its as flavorful as the hops, really complete in its fermentation, and overall this is one heck of a good wild ipa, if you like that sort of thing you are sure to enjoy this one. great head and carbonation on this, very lively from the bomber, and dit holds too. the nose is wet barny funk, almost animal-esque, hay and straw, cut grass, dried hops, and soft citrus from them. there is a richness to this, maybe a little fuller grain body, but its rounded out so well by the brett, the strain seems familiar in flavor but really unique in its impact on the feel. really dry but still flavorful in the finish. hop bitterness comes on late and this ends up pretty hoppy on the back end, but the flavors are really compatible with the brett, which for me is really the defining element of this one. how did this beer not get more attention? i have been really let down by almost all their new beers over the past year or two, so maybe people skipped over this one, but its a heck of a beer, and easily my favorite beer they have made in ages. great brett profile here! going to age one a little while and see if it keeps developing...

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zach136
4.31/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TripelMark
4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beergorrilla
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wertschy
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.56/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leaddog
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a howler of this at a local shop.

Appearance - Pours a slightly hazy amber with two fingers of foamy white head.

Smell - Citrus hops, hint of bretta yeast, caramel malts, tropical fruit, spice notes.

Taste - A nice hit of citrus hops and bretta yeast straight away, followed by the flavours of malts, tropical fruits, and light spiciness.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes with a lingering bitterness from the hops and a light funk from the yeast.

Overall - A unique and tasty twist to the IPA by incorporating the bretta yeast. I wish there was just a little more hop bitterness to compete with the yeast, but still a nicely balanced ale. Very sessionable and a delight to try.

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrBier
4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stevoj
3.54/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at PreFunk Boise. Pale golden body with light haze. Small, bubbly head. Aroma is bright and sweet, flowers, hand soap. Taste brings in the requisite brett tartness, peppery, sweet. Pretty enjoyable.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Second beer of the Tour de Fat. This pouts a slight hazy color with a lemony funky aroma. There’s a Brett character that’s restrained, but present. Nicely hoppy with a funky finish.

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Photo of russpowell
4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the howler: pours an effervescent gold with a thumb of beige colored head. Sheets of lacing & good head retention

S: Sour & grassy

T: Follows the nose, a little grapefruit & a little dryness up front, some pineapple. More tartness, grapefruit peel, faint breadyness as this warms, a little green apple peel. Finishes a little funky with grapefruit, green apple peel & grassyness

MF: Medium body, fairly firm carbonation, pretty nice balance

Drinks easy, a very nice offering I think this was a very effective mash-up of styles

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Photo of Can_has_beer
3.05/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Beaver13
2.54/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

22 oz bottle. Pours clear straw gold with a huge creamy fluffy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is band-aid brett with some fruit.

The flavor is sweet malts and fruit with acidic slightly band-aid brett and some spicy hop bitterness. The mouthfeel is a bit light and watery.

Overall, interesting, but too much acidic band-aid and watery.

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Photo of dshansen1184
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brwnchrstpher
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of akolb
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The Brett is prominant in the aroma: tart, sour apples, pine, spice. Taste has citrus and funk (but not too much funk). Earthy, cheesy, slightly bitter, with a little bit of caramelly sweetness. A hint of astrigency but not nearly as much as most Brett beers. Spicy aftertaste.

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Hop Kitchen - Bretta IPA from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 51 ratings