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Dolden Sud IPA | Riedenburger Brauhaus

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Dolden Sud IPADolden Sud IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Riedenburger Brauhaus
Germany
riedenburger.de

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jwale73 on 05-12-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
38
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
20.77%
 
 
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1
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18
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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 38
Photo of hop_hop_hurray
4.28/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's like an American IPA yet the mouthfeel and look of the beer is like a German Weissbier (Hefeweizen). No the aroma I got pine. The taste was well balanced, a little hoppy and surprisingly full bodied mouthfeel. I recommend it yet it is quite far away from an IPA.

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Photo of RickyS
3.51/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pale orange/peach color and cloudy. Head with medium retention. The aroma is not pronounced but pleasant. Mango, and citrous notes, not very sweet. The taste is similar with a dry aftertaste finishing with an earthy note. Not persistent. The body is medium to light. Overall an ok beer.

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Photo of JaimeLondon
3.72/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

What a surprise! A german IPA!
It has a hazy ocher color and a nice, dense and creamy whitey foam (it's been time I don't find a foam creamy as this one)
Smell is basically hops and honey (eucalipt honey!).
Taste gets way maltier and a bit "bloating". Difficult to distinguish details but there are hoppy, honey and fruity notes too.
Feel is good. Body, carbonation and bitterness are at high level and alcohol balances. The creamy foam makes it even better.

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Photo of drmeto
3.1/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

L:
-pours a hazy amber with a small beige head which quickly dissipates
-low carbonation visible
S:
sligh citrus,honey,cheap candy
T:
-Follows the nose,add. litchi,slightl cream notes
-finish is sweet and slightly bready
F:
-medium carbonation,light-medium body
O:
For an IPA way too sweet and mild

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Photo of Takahiro
3.46/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

purchased in Dresden's healthy super market. very readily available and accessible across this super-market chain.
Look: poured murky golden
Smell: orange and pine tree
Taste: orange/tangerine flavor juice upfront. same aroma + some pine tree fills the nostril. very NW'iy. there's some caramel sweetness that balances pretty well with the hop-forward flavor.
Feel: some residual caramel sweetness, but not too offensive. i prefer a bit drier, but that's my palate.
Overall: it's a solid pale ale. this may be becoming my go-to APA if I stay in Germany and can't find Rastharren.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%

Pours orange, really cloudy, a decent creamy white head that recedes to two fingers at about half a one and stays like that for quite a bit.
Citrusy hops are obvious, big with lime, orange, and hints of tangerine, mango, pineapple. Some orchard fruit too and a soft caramel base underneath.
Sour sweet start with a mix of sweet tangerine and lemon zest, apricot, plus the nice tropical note hinting mostly mango and some pineapple. Malts don't bring just sticky caramel, but also a fluffy white bready note, more than a sturdy backbone (really "more than") for the hops. Herbal leafy hops in the finish, refreshing and minty, with a nice bitterness.
Light to medium body, medium carbonation, crisp in the finish, refreshing. Aftertaste is hoppy, but also has a rich malty component.
It felt like a truly "German-made" IPA, great hops, great craftsmanship, a bit of extra malt. Not bad at all.

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Photo of Tomais
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%

Six month before sell-by date.

This is a crazy-aromatic beer - as it goes into the glass, it's hugely perfumed. Nice big fine-grained head which settles fairly quickly. Earthy-orange-yellow, slightly cloudy. All the perfume is gone now, there's something I cant pin down - almost phenolic but not cloves, something more like mangoes -yes, it's definitely mangoes, with that weird am-I-sweet-or-am-I something-else mango smell.

First drink is lovely: really smooth, very fine and smooth carbonation, yet lively enough to keep it tingling on the tongue. There's lots of hops, fruitiness too, only on the swallow do I get the explicitly mango taste again. It's not a complex beer, it's drinkable, and well worth trying (especially if you're a fan of mangoes!). A mix of something like a fruity weizen that tastes of mangoes instead of banannas and cloves, with loads of bitter hops added.
I'm slowly warming to it, but have to admit it's just not my cup of tea, I bumped up my original points because I did find it a very interesting beer.

Burps really strong mango too! Too much mango for me.
(disclaimer: I'm not a huge fan of mangoes)

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Photo of sfprint
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Very hazy, rich peachy orange, seafoam head and little visible rising carbonation
S: German hops crossed with an IPA, but leaning on a belgian tripel.
T: Quite decent. Honey, pinefruitiness, initially bitter, but doesn't have a deep bitterness.
M: light and smooth
O: A very easy IPA, and very welcome to Germany. I think I bought this at the Biocompany, which is fantastic if it's that easily available.

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Photo of beerdrifter
3.82/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up at a great beer shop in Darmstadt, Germany, Maruhn Welt der Getränke. Cloudy amber-orange pour with a two finger foamy white head with great retention and nice lacing. The nose is somewhat subtle with a decent balance between the sweet caramel malt and the citrusy hops. Hints of tangerine, apricot, and caramel. The taste follows suit with a solid earthy, caramel malt base along with hints of apricot, tangerine, caramel, toffee, orange zest, and a nice herbal hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation and a nice tangy, bitter finish. Overall, this is a solid interpretation and a marked improvement over recent German IPA's I've had.

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Photo of safaricook
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is overall a decent IPA with grapefruit aromas, but it is quite unpleasantly sweet and not bitter enough. The hopping is good but the recipe should adjusted in ny opinion

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Photo of Jwale73
3.72/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Classified by the brewer as a Bavarian IPA. 33cl bottle. 6.5% abv, 55 ibus, 19.11.2013, batch 2 indicated on the label. Color is burnt orange with a semi-hazy clarity and a consistent, soapy skim of a head with clusters of bubbles around the shoulders. Nose is a pleasant blend of citrus, earthy hops and light fruits (perhaps apricot) with a touch of rind. Taste is a bit dull and watery - characteristics in the nose are merely a shadow. Mouthfeel is light in body with a kiss of acidity, an easy carbonation and a smooth, slightly cream texture. Overall, pretty dull for an IPA but it's a Bavarian IPA (whatever that means). That said, a good transitional beer for a BMC/Pils drinker.

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Dolden Sud IPA from Riedenburger Brauhaus
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