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Dolden Sud IPA | Riedenburger Brauhaus

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Dolden Sud IPADolden Sud IPA
BA SCORE
3.82/5
Very Good
44 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#18,724
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
44
pDev:
10.21%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
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Ratings: 44 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aleigator
4.36/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazed amber color with a beautiful, huge head.

The entire room smells of herb infused lemon peel, white bread dough and ripe oranges. Has a juicy blueberry aroma, coming along with a note of caramel and pineapple.

Has a wonderful smooth, fuller mouthfeel with a soft, fitting carbonation, together with a playfully balanced body.

Tastes of dried leafes, caramel and candied oranges, calmed by an aqeous softness and a note of white bread dough. Has more malts during midpalate, balanced by lime zest and a light effervescence. Finishes with a fruity dry bitterness and a smoothness, which leaves a spot on the palate for sweet caramel to cut through.

Very impressive IPA for being available at your local bio market, this is way better than your average hop defined ale. Its very well nuanced and got a world class mouthfeel to it making this very easy to drink if it wasn't for the bitter, lingering finish.

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Photo of Giangio
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of icemanls4
3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of monkist
4.64/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bought this without any expectations - must admit that I am a die-hard fan of West Coast IPAs and of American IPAs in general and I prefer the ones made in the USA from Made in USA ingredients.
However sometimes there are exceptions to the rule. Regardless of nationality, sometimes foreign makers can also produce an extremely good American IPA as well! This time the German Riedenberger brewery did the job with Dolden Sud IPA.
Although its label and the story on the back reminds me of the original English IPAs, it clearly follows the tradition and trademark of the American ones: an in-your-face amazing dry hopped smell, for sure thanks to the great amount of Citra used for this beer. I believe a Pale Ale malt must have been used that gives the beer a lighter body with a quite dry but bitter aftertaste. Overall, this beer resembles me of an East Coast IPA, more exactly of the legendary Evil Twin's outstanding Falco - it is almost as if this beer has been a carbon copy of it.
In the end, to me today it matters not how original this beer tastes like - what matters to me more is that this IPA is made very well and with a taste that I like very much. Would gladly drink it again!

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Photo of DuncanMcBommer
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hop_hop_hurray
4.28/5  rDev +12%
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 NightINgale
2.97/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mytu420
3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Foley67
4.26/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RickyS
3.51/5  rDev -8.1%
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 Oidmoe
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of samEBC
3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woernersen
3.29/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of iftcoach
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JaimeLondon
3.72/5  rDev -2.6%
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 selator
4.31/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kamilgracki
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drmeto
3.1/5  rDev -18.8%
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 Evil_Pidde
3.28/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Takahiro
3.46/5  rDev -9.4%
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 hansavijaticar
3.28/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Too sweet and too low on bitterness for an IPA. Otherwise OK.

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Photo of MrDell
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rich1860
4.84/5  rDev +26.7%

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Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 44 ratings
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