Alien Claw
Naparbier Sdad. Coop.

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From:
Naparbier Sdad. Coop.
 
Spain
Style:
IPA - Belgian
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.9 | pDev: 10.26%
Ratings:
16
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Nov 18, 2019
Added:
Sep 03, 2015
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  6
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Notes: None
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3.56/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Rasmonton from Canada (AB)

Full disclosure, I drank this well past it’s “best before “ date. It pours a hazy, cloudy amber with a solid off white head that sticks around for ages. Taste is more Belgian than IPA, which suits me fine, but a bit too carbonated and boozy tasting for my liking. Still pretty enjoyable, though.

Nov 18, 2019
 
4.25 by Dutchcraftbeergeek from Netherlands on May 22, 2018
Photo of Gasp262
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Gasp262 from Canada (AB)

From the 2017 advent calendar. I quite liked this. A refreshing and tasty offering that is one of the few in the calendar that I would "buy again". But this one rates.

Dec 15, 2017
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3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Derek from Canada (BC)

Restrained bitterness, nice fruitiness, crisp and dry. Good for the style.

Dec 09, 2017
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3.49/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by MAB from Canada (AB)

From the Advent calendar 2017. Other than the spelling (Alien Klaw) this looks to be "unretired".
This was a pleasant change up; not nearly as sweet as the previous calendar offerings.
Good bitterness, nice carbonation level, and a Belgian-like yeast profile.
This ranks quite highly amongst the rest, thus far.

Dec 08, 2017
 
3.8 by Morpheus from Canada (AB) on Dec 07, 2017
 
4.05 by StormAles from Canada (ON) on Dec 06, 2017
Photo of biboergosum
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

330ml bottle, day 5 of the 2017 Craft BeerAdvent Calendar. Actually spelled 'Alien Klaw' on my label.

This beer pours a hazy, medium golden yellow colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat fizzy off-white head, which leaves some loosely spattered and sudsy islet lace around the glass as it slowly sinks away.

It smells of bready and crackery pale malt, fresh domestic citrus peel, a subtle earthy yeastiness, some flinty chalk, and more leafy, floral, and piney green hop bitters. The taste is bready and doughy pale malt, a lesser caramel sweetness, orange, lemon, and white grapefruit citrus rind, still understated yeasty notes, a gentle minerality, and some edgy leafy, weedy, and piney verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly low-key in its workaday frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and generally smooth, with a wee airy creaminess creeping in as things warm up a tad around here. It finishes off-dry, the malt and mixed hoppy esters glad handing us on the way out the door.

Overall - this is certainly one of the better examples of this typically unnecessary style that I have come across, essentially because it is robustly hopped, and the Belgian yeast keeps to the shadows. Very tasty, in the sense that I actually wouldn't mind another one of these right now - somebody take my temperature!

Dec 05, 2017
 
4 by Mattias from Sweden on Nov 07, 2017
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3.43/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by janubio from Spain

Clear golden colour, small head with short retention, not much lace. Aroma of tropical fruits, resins, banana, apricots.
Medium to full body, creamy palate, average carbonation.
Taste of resins, tropical fruits, banana, caramel. Dry finish. Good.

May 24, 2017
 
4.75 by JavierGC from Spain on Dec 14, 2016
 
3.97 by dcmchew from Romania on Jan 08, 2016
 
4.12 by mozartandmadnes from Spain on Nov 23, 2015
Photo of josanguapo
3.06/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by josanguapo from Spain

From elcervecero. In Teku glass. Playing Goodbye Deponia. From elcervecero. Another masterpiece from Naparbier. Highly bitter, aromatic and delicious. Take care because it hits hard in the head. Avg 4.77

10 May 2017. New label. From decervecitas. In Teku glass. Watching Somos Gente Honrada. Very herbal and dry, too much dry for my liking.Belgian profile with the sugary replaced with herbal bitterness.Much below what I remembered

Nov 16, 2015
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3.57/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by NilocRellim from Minnesota

Hazy gold colour, sweet white grape aroma and slightly tart. Strange taste, hard to identify. A little sweet at first, a hint of yeast followed by a hint of tart and closed with a bitterish, slightly earthy hop flavor.

Sep 23, 2015
Photo of Marius
4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Marius from Netherlands

Hazy golden yellow pour with a very nice white head that gives way to a thin lacing. The smell is incredible - pineapple, papaya and passion fruit all the way, with a feint trace of Belgian yeast in the background. The taste is not as sweet as the aroma would suggest, however it's a nice balance between bitter hops and sweet tropical fruit. Medium body with nice carbonation and a bitter after-taste. Great stuff form Naparbier.

Sep 10, 2015
Alien Claw from Naparbier Sdad. Coop.
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 16 ratings