Aker | Naparbier Sdad. Coop.

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Brewed by:
Naparbier Sdad. Coop.

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
75 IBU

Added by GONZALOYANNA on 12-21-2013

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 24
Photo of janubio
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The label in my bottle is different to this one. Pours a golden colour with medium head and retention, leaving an irregular tear alike lace. Aroma of grapefruit, tropical fruits, peaches, melon. Full body, sticky dense palate. Taste of tropical fruits, grapefruits, hints of caramel, smoky notes. A great one.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.13/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Bottle in Andorra:

White cap. Cloudy lemon yellow body.

Tropical fruit dominates the flavour profile. Slightly coarse, wet, refreshing, medium-bodied.

Drinkable fare. Would make a nice summer IPA.


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Photo of Jeffo
4.46/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this one at the Duvel guy down the road.

From a bottle into a snifter
Best Before 20 October 2015
190 Kcal

APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger, slightly looser, bright white head with okay retention. Hazy light amber orange with no real carbonation. Head fades to a full wisp and clings to the sides of the glass. A splotchy wisp remains but leaves no real lacing down the glass. Wonderfully bright color, but a pretty average head.

SMELL: Wow. Lots of citrus and tropical fruit on the nose. Mango, pineapple, honeydew melon and passion fruit. Piles of citrus and tropical fruit all over the place. Really nice.

TASTE: Yes. Thank you. Tropical fruit up front with mango, passion fruit, pineapple and honeydew melon. Very fruity with plenty of citrus and tropical stuff going on. Bold finish with lots of fruit, mango, passion fruit and a touch of caramel sweetness proving a base to the bitter, fruity hops. This is fantastic.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Semi-creamy on the palate, could be a touch smoother, goes down fine and finishes dry on the palate. Some bitterness lingers.

OVERALL: It's amazing how geography can have such a big influence on people's perception. If this had been brewed in Vermont, people would be making a mess of themselves. Wonderful, wonderful hop forward IPA. Probably the best I've had on this continent. It's not quite as full and creamy perhaps, but for those of you wanting to try Heady Topper and don't have the means, this has a lot of the same aroma and flavor qualities. Pour it into a glass, close your eyes and imagine it was brewed at some hyped up US brewery. Then you'll get it. Highly, highly recommended. This most recent batch at least. Get it.

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Photo of DiUr
4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A pint on tap at Naparbier bar. Tropical hops and toasted malts in the nose. The taste is a bit milder than expected but the lemon and bitterness by the end are great. Medium body, slightly oily texture. Great beer, at least on tap, and one of the best IPAS ive had to date. Aker is the devilish billy goat in the Basque mythology.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Champagne blonde with some fine bone white froth and a touch of haze. 3.75
Big musty lemon and tropical fruit nose that feints lots of Citra - very 2009. 4
Rock candy and saltines then white grapefruit, herb, and pine needle hops. 4
Lemon twist hops and melon rind linger.
Just over light, dry, oily. 4

Chinook, Amarillo and Centennial

The more I learn about hops, the less I know - I really don't get how old school hops give such new school aromas. It comes back around with lots of Centennial grapefruit, and pilsner malts keep things lean and Californian. Spain is making some seriously decent beers nowadays...

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3.52/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle. Snifter glass. Bright brass color, clear appearance. Yellowish off-white froth leaves a thin & lasting layer on top & some lacing on sides. Mild toasted malt & strong resinous aromas. Sharp bitter punch linges into the middle. Full body & soft carbonation. Oily texture. Finally malts make their job as a mighty barrier against hops into a flavorful long finish. Grapefruit astringency.

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Aker from Naparbier Sdad. Coop.
3.95 out of 5 based on 24 ratings.
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