Guineu Riner | Ca l'Arenys

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BEER INFO

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Ca l'Arenys
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Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 2.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
American Pale Ale

Added by squaremile on 08-08-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
66
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
24.8%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 25 | Ratings: 66
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2/5  rDev -47.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I would call this a Belgian IPA. Good yeasty opening, with nice bitter finish. Great taste at this low a.b.v. Generous retained head. Very Good drinkability. Nice balance. Yeasty aroma.Average mouthfeel or better by a tad.Recommended if you like bitter or yeasty.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Mule Bar. Served in a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy bright orange. Huge white head. Thick collar and rings of sticky lacing.

Smell - Grassy hops. Not a very intense aroma. A little bit of what smells like pilsner malt.

Taste - Intensely hoppy, at least compared to the malt profile. Sharp grassy hops. Slightly spicy finish. Lingering grassy bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Very light. Very drinkable. Well carbonated.

Overall - Impressive. Flavorful and easy drinking.

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Photo of Riggsenater
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Ajlvt
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Psg5062
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.16/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A -Pale, very carbonated, decent head, good lacing.

S - Phenomenal aroma of grapefruit, fair amount of hoppiness.

T - Light, not too hoppy, grapefruit. Easy-drinking session beerwith good balance. Slight bitternenss but not overpowering.

M - Slightly light but superb after-taste.

O - Excellent quality for such a low abv. Enjoyable.

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Photo of masondixon
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Batch 3.1% ABV). 330ml bottle. Tumbler glass. Every time I´ve enjoyed this I felt it so amazing. Yellow color & foggy appearance. White froth, copious crown, good retention, rocky lasting spots & lacing. Floral, earthy, citric, intense fresh yeast aromas, piney & resiny fragrances. Sharp bitter flavor on the upfront lingers into a dry bitter finish. Light body. Moderate carbonation. Rough & earthy hops in the middle as well as pine needles are barely balanced by pale malts. Oily texture. Citric astringency & aftertaste. Refreshing. Very easy drinkability as expected from a low alcohol beer. Highly recommended to avoid a boring session beer.

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Photo of lesdemonsamaporte
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap 8/1/2015 at Armsby Abbey, in Worcester, MA served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a very light yellow color, with a short white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains grassy hops, some citrus and light caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with an extremely bitter but not flavorful hops presence. The malt character is very thin and there is very little sweetness. The bitterness mellows out somewhat as you continue to drink the beer but it’s still harsher than most in the style. There is not much balance and the after-taste is likewise bitter.

M: Crisp and but not very smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and clean.

O: Not very flavorful, goes down ok, not too filling, extremely mild kick, not the best representation of style, I understand that the beer is made to be much lighter than a typical beer in the style, but the lack of both flavor and balance prevents this beer from being very good in my opinion.

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Photo of SebD
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of lillitnn92
1.75/5  rDev -53.8%

Photo of Rifugium
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

All hail these importers bringing us new and interesting selections. Such as this Spanish attempt at an American IPA. Straw-yellow pour with a slight haze, medium-sized foamy white head that retained well, leaving doily lacing on the glass. Aroma was nice, not exactly what I'd call "spot on" for the style, but a good start: crisp grassy hops, citrus notes, lighter touches of earthiness and pale malts. I'll note the obvious: this delivers a blast of great flavor for a 2.8% ABV brew. Crisp and hoppy, grassy, leafy, lemony...impressive. Tasty enough to distinguish it from its more mellow cousin, the English IPA. The flavor quite makes up for the inevitable lack of body, which, all things considered, still was on the "close to medium end" of light. Pretty nice overall.

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Photo of AngusOg
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of ckollias
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of smcolw
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Straw colored and hazy. Starts with a decent bar poured head. Leaves some ring lace and plenty of spots in between.

Pleasant fresh floral hop start to the aroma. Pale, light colored malt background.

Lots of grapefruit rind upfront, through the swallow, leaving a very long and hop-pellet-sucking bitter aftertaste. Smooth body with ample fine-bubbled carbonation. Hop lovers beer that exceeds the bitterness of most IPAs.

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Photo of timwardjr
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Tone
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy, gold color. 5/4 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong yeast, floral, citrus, spice, and strong herbal. Fits the style of an American Pale Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is also a noticeable dryness. Tastes of strong yeast, floral, citrus, spice, hint of pale malt, hint of wheat, hint of grass, and strong herbal. Overall, great appearance, aroma, body, blend, complexity, bt lacking in feel.

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Photo of John_M
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Max's the other day.

The beer pours a golden amber color with fairly decent head retention and lacing. Don't get a whole lot in the nose, but what I detect is attractive, consisting of dry citrus and light earth. The flavor profile replicates the nose in this beer, and I was impressed by the amount of flavor I got in this 2.8% abv. beer. Although the mouthfeel is a bit thin, this beer is otherwise impressively dry and bitter on the finish. Mouthfeel is otherwise fairly light, but with a fairly long, bitter finish.

Not bad at all, especially for the abv. Would order this again, if I ever see it again.

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Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.41/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thomas_Picton
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hard to review something so far outside of all the beer that has ever passed these lips. But it has the bitter, grassy feel of some sort of Basque wine but without the sweetness of same. It's not as dry as that makes things sound, either. I like it much more than I imagined, and would even get it again.

On draught at The Moan & Dove...

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Photo of avalon07
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a brownish-yellow color and a cloudy texture. There was an inch of foamy head that lasted a fair amount of time. Pretty good lacing.

S: A nice aroma of hops, malt, and a little citrus. Smelled kind of like an English IPA.

T: Tasted of malt, mild hops, a little grain, and citrus in the finish. A different flavor, but oddly pleasing. I know other reviews have said this, but it bears repeating: This beer tastes like both an APA and an English IPA. It's a strange hybrid, but it works somehow.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth, lively finish. Light-bodied.

O: A very drinkable and enjoyable beer. By far the best beer from Spain I've tried.

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Guineu Riner from Ca l'Arenys
3.79 out of 5 based on 66 ratings.
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