Guinness Nitro IPA | Guinness Ltd.

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Guinness Nitro IPAGuinness Nitro IPA
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2.97/5
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815 Ratings
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

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Reviews:
245
Ratings:
815
pDev:
24.24%
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Photo of Oleg85
3.47/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DaveMaciolek21
2.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nitro stout or porter, even cream all--good. Nitro IPA--bad. IPAs are enjoyed for their bite, liveliness. So to have an IPA that's mellowed and creamy just doesn't work.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Chilmer
4/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DigitGrowler
3/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bdiiorio
3.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DylanBrkhff
3.05/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Zacagawea
2.51/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Guinness embarked on a very interesting experiment with this beer, but the Nitro IPA has found its way among the ranks of innovative ideas that never should have been created. I find myself reluctant to give into the label of an “IPA” when the product falls so short from what most would except from a brilliant IPA.

The ale pours heavy, almost sludgy into one of the strangest and murkiest beer colors I’ve seen. An extremely fine carb is noticeable but because of the murky nature of the beer, not that visible. Gradually, however, the fog clears an a healthy head forms at the top of the glass leaving a rich bronze color that tails to a copper hue at the bottom of the glass.
The initial smell gently presented familiar scents of grapefruit and and a couple other fruits and a slight slight air of acidity. The smell, although not overwhelmingly inviting, suggested a decent taste was to follow.
But the taste was immediately strange. But not horrible. But also not an IPA. The flavors were mostly there, although muddled and subdued, and what was most notable was the silky almost buttery mouth feel that most likely came as a result of the nitro brew. While this was different, and not unpleasant, the immediate loss of what normally categorized a good IPA was felt. The pungent hops were almost invisible only leaving a faint whisper of what it could have tasted like. Even the fruit forward nose was left unfulfilled as the bitterness of the grapefruit was hidden behind layers of nitrogen silk.

Overall, the Guineas Nitro IPA fails to capture the essence of what a crisp IPA should be. The murky visual confirmed a murky taste that covered what could have been a decent brew.

And now, a poem:

On a hot summers day when I’m craving an IPA,
A crisp bitter hop mixed with a sweet fruity stay,
I look upon the list, and see this beer, “No way!”
I may just pour out the glass if I find this Nitro in my way
-Zacagawea

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Photo of hasse67
3.25/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kiro
2.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tottel
3.53/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tigg924
3.55/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours murky, brownish-gold in color with 1/3 inch head. Taste is mineral, grass, and earthy hops. Great body—night and light and creamy, bitter. Makes for an interesting, earthy IPA with great mouthfeel. Nice change up ipa. Would get this again.

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Photo of Bruno74200
1.67/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

From a pint can.
This is a Nitro ale, no doubt. This is badly craft ale, sure.
This is not an IPA. Period.

Cascading nitro bubbles in a dark amber body. Large head.

Smell of poor quality malt, no hop presence.
The taste follows and i hidden by the nitro carbonation. Bitter cardboard.
Thick body due to the nitro carbonation.

Overall, certainly the worst offering from Guinness.

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Photo of cryptichead
3.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nass
2.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Guiness should stick to making stouts because this IPA is too watery and thin. It's not too unpleasant though.The nitro does seem to help this beer much neither. It's back to the drawing board on this one. Cheers! C- (70-74) score range

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Photo of F_riedrich
2.46/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of Boone757
3.77/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rostie
3.25/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of firkingroovin
2.24/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of JoeyJellico
2.81/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Vandelay1863
2.89/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerCon5
2.6/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Santosizer
3.56/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Shocked. I generally stay away from nitro ipas just because the nitro does reduce the hop aromas and taste. That was partially the case here. The nose is non-existent; whereas the taste is there. Great malt backbone, nice hop combination, great moutfeel. All in all, this is a pretty good ipa.

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Photo of brutalist
3.21/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Guinness Nitro IPA from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 2.97 out of 5 with 815 ratings