India Pale Ale
Stensbogaard Bryghus

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English India Pale Ale (IPA)
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3.48 | pDev: 18.97%
Stensbogaard Bryghus
India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale
Notes: Brewed with honey.
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2.88/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The colour is warm brown; the liquid clear. The two finger firm head is airy and warm beige.

The smell is very hoppy, the flavours are English but the strength is American. Dry bitter flavours of dried fruits, powerful bitter flavours with some tart notes. Some phenolic notes of detergents with lemon scent and a touch of metal.

The taste is a bit unbalanced: The dry bitter flavours (with some metallic and sour flavours) don't get much support from the malt. Salty flavours of gravy and roasted meat in the background. Dried apricots and a touch of liquorice. The long aftertaste got a declining bitterness that develops with some mixed dried fruits, hints of bitter herbs, wormwood and a touch of metal.

The carbonation is, as the label states, strong with lots of harsh bubbles. The liquid is semi.smooth.

Not a very successful IPA: Too much chemical off flavours, not enough of balance.

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4.12/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's a deep copper color with a red tone. The big head fades to form a thick lacing.

Lots of dry hops up front, reminds me of an american IPA. There's some crispiness aswell, citrus and grass. I can't really put my finger on the sweetness. Brown sugar? Maybe. Caramel malts? Probably.

The hops aren't as dominant as the taste suggested, but still the majority of the flavors. The citrus fades to no more than a hint.
I am now convinced that it's caramel malts, not brown sugar that represents the sweetness.

The mouthfeel is dry and refreshing wich makes this beer very enjoyable to drink.

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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

First of all, why is it categorized as an English IPA?

Served in a Riedel glass at 11C (52F).

A: Pours a lovely deep copper/bronze amber color with a big bubbly head which stays in there for the entire review and longer. Leaves great lacing too.

S: American hops for sure; grapefruit, citrus, flowers, tulips and whatnot. Floral, green and fresh. Faint caramel malt backbone, clean and balanced.

T: Ehhh...initally an upfront flavor of unmashed (raw) caramel malt, wood and resin. Quite very bitter. I'd cut down on the bittering hops and add more at the end of the boil - it's not balanced. It says it was brewed with honey on the label, but am I the only one who can't get any honey character out of it? It might just be there as an adjunct, what do I know..

M/D: Medium body, a lot of CO2. But that doesn't compensate for the terrible balance. It leaves an oily, metallic coating on my palate which I don't like.

Summary: No thanks

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.03/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer comes in a dark brown 50 cl long-necked bottle. The label is black with a purple band across the bottom with the name in white writing. There's a little logo in white on top of the label. Overall a very clean and nice apperance.

A: It pours faint hazy amber, with a very large white head that dissipates after a while, leaving spiderweb-like lacings.

S: American floral hops hits the nose up front, citric and piny. Dry caramell malts as well. Nice balanced smell.

T: American floral hops, very piny. There are citric notes as well, lime and lemon. A bit flowery. The malt is a bit more in the background compared to the smell, but still nicely balanced.

M: Aftertaste is rather long and bitter, but also flowery. The body is medium and the carbonation is medium as well, with smooth small bubbles.

D: Kind of strange to call this an English IPA, if you think about the american floral hops...
A nice beer, that I possibly will buy again.

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Photo of rarbring
3.85/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The bee is in a cooper/amber tone with a thick off-white head that leaves lots of lacing.

The smell is first from citric hops, lime and grapefruit a hint of candid sugar sweetness and oatmeal biscuits. Possibly a metallic tone.

The taste is first a bit oily, some candid sugar and quite a grapefruit peel bitterness that lingers.

Medium carbonation, rather watery but with and a finishing dry feeling.

Good, but not top notch, a bit uneven.

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India Pale Ale from Stensbogaard Bryghus
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 5 ratings