Guinness Nitro IPA | Guinness Ltd.

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Guinness Nitro IPAGuinness Nitro IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd.
Ireland
guinness.com

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Onemoresolo on 09-17-2015

BEER STATS
Ratings:
773
Reviews:
238
Avg:
2.99
pDev:
24.41%
 
 
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31
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Photo of adam36
3.2/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hawaiipa
2.58/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TylerGoble1
2.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of schoon
3.31/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Blackford4x4
1.89/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Nothing about the beer is good. Color is off, taste is terrible, the mouth feel is awful because of the nitro. The nitro does not seem to work in an IPA. Guinness has dissappointed me with this beer.

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Photo of kybeerdrinker
4/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BamfBacon
3/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kayakguy
3.3/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours like a nitro. With lots of cloudy foam. Fun to watch. Not much smell for an IPA. Tastes is very silky but no hop bitterness with the finish. Tastes more like a nitro pale ale. Drank three cans at summer cookout. More like a session pale ale.

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Photo of lost_sailor
3.56/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VoxRationis
3.38/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Decanted from a 11.2 oz (330 ml) nitro can into a Weissbier vase; serial number, but no production data.
A: Pours a clear, amber to light copper color.  Bottom to top clearing typical of a nitro can, leaving a foamy, half inch, light tan head with good retention.  Significant Belgian lacing.
S: Aromas of bread and chocolate.
T: Raisin and bread predominate, but very little and late bitterness.  Refreshing without aftertaste.
M: Medium bodied, creamy, with very persistent carbonation evident.
O: Clearly an English Indian Pale Ale, yet, other than the nitro can, I really found nothing to distinguish it.

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Photo of Red5StandingBy
1.06/5  rDev -64.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Poured from 12oz can with widget into Spiegelau IPA glass. No date.

L: Murky orange, finger width off-white head has excellent retention. Not surprised being a nitro.

S: Smells like nitro with some faint hops. Metal note. Wet cardboard.

T: Hops are all but present, some faint malt, again metal and wet cardboard. Seriously disgusting.

F: Light, nitro, clean finish.

O: What an incredibly terrible attempt at an IPA. I still dislike nitro beers and this one does nothing to dispel that. Just horrendous.

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Photo of andrewh995
2.06/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

Pours a hazy copper with ok cascading and a fine white head. Smells of, ummm, I actually can't tell you with this one. Tastes of, hmmm, metal? no hops? tea? wtf???? A mediocre nitro feel. Honestly I'm sorry but this beer just tastes gross. Not just ok, but truly awful. I'd rather have a but light...

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Photo of Treath
4.83/5  rDev +61.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look- I drank it out of the can on a hot day with a slight breeze.
Can looks nice and refreshing.

Smell- Nice hops, floral notes.

Taste- A bit bitter, not too bitter but more bitter than say a regular lager. Hoppy, slight breadiness and a tiny bit of sweetness.

Feel- Very creamy and smooth from the Nitro cartridge inside the can. I enjoy that immensely.

Overall- I think this is a great beginner IPA and it tastes fantastic. I highly recommend it on a hot day to relax a bit.

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Photo of gregu2
3.5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.62/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EmeraldMist
2.23/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.25

Look - Pours a slightly hazy copper color, a foamy white head, great retention, a few rings of lacing.
Aroma - Mild, green tea, vague sweetness, cardboard.
Taste - Thin sweet malt, plain syrupy sweetness, hops are very mild, slight herbal taste, low bitterness. Finish has a hint of grain.
Feel - Light bodied, watery, dull. I don't think IPA's should be put in nitro cans.

Overall - Way underhopped even for an English IPA. Poor representation of the style. Gimmicky and boring.

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Photo of scobri
4.67/5  rDev +56.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Greasy
3/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of KrisLambert
3.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Great pour and body. Nice head. Medium thickness.

Taste is more like a flat pale ale instead of an IPA. No citrus flavor, more of roasted malt but flat and watered down.

Drink quickly as the taste wained more when the​ glass warms.

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Photo of hegg4345
3.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cbaz
3.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Oidmoe
3/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SteenieMan
1.77/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.25

Photo of robebo44
3.15/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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2.99 out of 5 based on 773 ratings.
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