Steam Brew Imperial IPA
Privatbrauerei Eichbaum

Steam Brew Imperial IPASteam Brew Imperial IPA
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From:
Privatbrauerei Eichbaum
 
Germany
Style:
Imperial IPA
Ranked #2,138
ABV:
7.8%
Score:
78
Ranked #27,008
Avg:
3.35 | pDev: 19.4%
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
57
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 15, 2023
Added:
Jun 08, 2018
Wants:
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Gots:
  3
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Ratings by NeroFiddled:
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Privatbrauerei Eichbaum “Steam Brew Imperial IPA”
,5L can coded “MHD 11/08/2022 L223 1505 3”. Sampled on 29.09.2021
€,79 @ Lidl, Benrather Str. 7b, Düsseldorf, DE

This beer has a starting gravity of 16.8˚ Plato, and an ABV of 7.8%. It has 45 IBUs, and is brewed with Yellow Sub and Mosaic hops. It’s a slightly hazy amber-orange in color beneath a full head of white foam. The aroma is bright and fresh with hop resins, citrus (mainly orange), and berries. The flavor follows. It’s sweetish and malty with notes of orange, apricot, and plenty of berries. At just 45 IBUs the bitterness is firm against the malt, balancing it enough. It fnishes bittersweet and lingering with plenty of residual hoppy fruitiness. The alcohol never shows. In the mouth it’s medium bodied and crisp. Given the price this is a great beer, but more importantly it’s a quality American IPA done by a German brewer and it’s nice to see that they’re finally gotten the hang of it.
Review #7,472
Sep 29, 2021
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Reviewed by MadMadMike from France

3.52/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
50 cL tall boy can poured into a taster’s snifter in Toulouse, France.
Brilliant tall foam over a reddish amber coloured brew. Head fell pretty quick, revealing an aroma of unfamiliar hops. It’s an IPA for sure, given the piney scent.
One if the joys of beer tasting in France (as opposed to the US) is not getting the usual set of flavors. So this IPA is distinct with its hop notes, countered by sweet adjunct to boost the ABV. The contrast worked for the first couple of swigs, then it fell apart as it warmed. The brilliance of the hops get dusted by a tinniness and syrupy taste.
It’s medium to full in the mouth, and there’s medium carbonation.
Overall, attractive can! Wish the beer held up better in the second half because it is interesting.
Dec 15, 2023
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Reviewed by snowbdr440 from California

3.98/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Found this at Lidl here in Portugal and it surprised me. The color was a bright orange and it had a nice head and aroma to it. It had plenty of citrus and hops to it. I also detected some hint of spice. It said 7.8% but it didn’t come on that strong - which is a good thing. It was very drinkable and pretty reasonable for the price. 1 euro for a tall boy (0.5L) can. I’d drink it again.
Nov 11, 2023
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
16 oz can, poured into glass

clear golden in color, thick off-white colored head, good head retention. Classic citrus and pine, bitter finish. Medium bodied.
Oct 23, 2023
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Reviewed by mickwin from Ireland

3.08/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Look: Amber, clear, with frothy head.
Smell: malt and caramel
Taste: hoppy citrus flavours, reminds me of Corsican chestnut beers, but overwhelmed by cloying sweetness
Feel: like a cross between a fine ipa and an energy drink.
Overall: Enjoyable at the price, if very cold, but a little too sweet for my taste.
Feb 17, 2023
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Rated by s4s from Puerto Rico

4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
good to me, maybe because I don't usually like IPA
Jan 20, 2023
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
500 ml can, from Lidl Hjørring. ABV is 7.8%. Slightly hazy deep golden to orange colour, large white head. Fairly nice aroma of fruity hops, notes of oranges and pine. Medium sweet flavour with some hop bitterness, also some citrus and caramel, but not much complexity. Still better than I feared.
Aug 24, 2022
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Reviewed by Ant777uk from England

2.94/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Not sure where it is brewed...probably Romania.

Very red. Scarily red.

Really horrible aroma of nothing. I assume therefore that this is a Romanian beer for sure.

It's a really perfect refreshing IPA. Perfect mouth feel. Taste is about 30% of what they have on the west coast, but it is still pretty amazing.

I never expected to find this at Lidl
Aug 21, 2022
 
Rated: 2.99 by emiliobaratta from Venezuela

Jul 24, 2022
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Rated by Ushouldbeworkinh from England

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Not bad
Nov 07, 2021
 
Rated: 2 by altrio

Oct 04, 2021
 
 
Rated: 3.75 by NorbertB1974 from Germany

May 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by Enomas from Portugal

Apr 29, 2021
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Reviewed by Thisdrinkinglife from Switzerland

4.7/5  rDev +40.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Review: 0,5l can of Steam Brew Imperial IPA: 7.8% vol.

Love the Steam Brew cans, full of character and with a story behind each one. I'm fucked if I know the exact storyline, probably some bollix, but it looks well good. A logo of what looks like a mechanic/steam man surrounded by all sorts of gadgets, wheels and rusty instruments, pretty eye catching and cool. On the can it says “lets oil the gears of life”, yes sure why not, for this beer that was hopped three times......

On pour get a lot of carbonation, mad alive, resulting in a big creamy white head and an amber coloured beer. When it all settles down, the result is a fantastic looking beer. Great head on it, and it looks very delicious, very inviting. Lovely on the eye.

Good amount of lacing left behind on glass.

The aroma is strong, getting a lot of rich tropical fruits on the nose. It has the typical IPA smell one would expect, and it hits you straight off the bat. Nice and powerful on the nose. Get the citrus and fruits, the hops, caramel and malts.

Onto the taste, getting a very hoppy and bitter brew, very deep tasting but its not bad at all, very manageable. Get the fruits, the citrus and the hops. 

The hops are very prominent in this beer. The heavy flavours certainly matched the sombre mood I was in, listening to some old rock music of the 90s, The Offspring, and this beer matched that good mood perfectly, kind of just worked. The 7.8% was very well hidden too, didn't feel like I was drinking a strong brew as it was very sessionable. 

The taste is alive, the hops are to the fore (Yellow Sub and Mosaic), kicking it and I love it. Lovely tasting beer, well balanced with so much character, fantastic. The fruits, the malts and the hops all well balanced to produce a very decent beer that went down very well, tasting all good yet doing well to hide the alcohol but still having that bitter bite to it. 

Loved it, very solid brew, strongly recommended.....
Apr 13, 2021
 
Rated: 3.41 by Saraiva from Portugal

Apr 07, 2021
 
Rated: 3.44 by Hopweiser from Korea (South)

Mar 15, 2021
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Reviewed by Anders91 from California

4.15/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look: golden, with a nice thick white head

Smell: nice pine note, with some citrus too

Taste: follows the nose, solid west coast ipa. Not as good as the best out of Cali but much better than most of the reviews here say

Feel: nice bubbles
Dec 22, 2020
 
Rated: 3.31 by Eltrandos from France

Nov 11, 2020
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Reviewed by qrazvan from Romania

3.61/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Clear orange colour, little head.
Nice flowery, sweet honey smell.
Tastes more like a trippel Belgian beer, than an Imp IPA, with caramel notes, citrus and a bitter finish.
Not bad considering the price tag!
Nov 01, 2020
Steam Brew Imperial IPA from Privatbrauerei Eichbaum
Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 57 ratings