Nühell IPL | Ironfire Brewing Company

Nühell IPLNühell IPL
BA SCORE
3.91/5
41 Ratings
Nühell IPLNühell IPL
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ironfire Brewing Company
California, United States
ironfirebrewing.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Nühell is a new type of lager. This succubus of a beer will entise you and suck you in with it's bright lager appearance. By then it's too late, there is no going back. The hop flavor and aroma will lay you out as well as any IPA, yet has the crisp palate cleansing effects of a lager. Brewed with all New Zealand hops, Nühell IPL is a lager all true hop fanatics will lose their heads over.

Added by DoubleJ on 06-15-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,122
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
41
pDev:
11.76%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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4.68/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.29/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful light golden color. Smells grassy cold, but as it warms those Nelson Sauvin hops really begin to stand out. The malt bill provides a clean and crisp taste you'd expect from a high quality lager. I really enjoy this blend of hops with this style because it helps them to truly shine. It reminds me of Alpine Nelson, but the lagered version. I wish all lagers tasted this good, thanks Ironfire.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ironfire has shown me with Dead on Arrival and 51/50 that it does that hop thing well. India Pale Lager brewed with New Zealand hops, why not? From a fresh 22 ounce bottle, on to the beer:

A fluffy head two fingers thick forms on top this pale straw colored beer. Its body is clean, as a few visible bubbles rise to the top. The aroma is all about Kiwi hops, let me tell you. Cantaloupe mashed with a gentle squeeze of passionfruit, honey, piney tropical fruit.

There's good news, it's doesn't taste like an IPA in disguise. It just happens to taste like a simple lager with a powerful hop presence. The lager base is simple and does the job, bringing some soft sourdough, cracker, minerals, grass. The hoppy aspect of the beer carries melons, cantaloupe, and some pine. Its aftertaste is bitter and grassy, and the beer is soft and medium bodied in the mouth.

Nuhell is just right, not too heavy and not too light. This should be a popular refresher during the course of Temecula's many +100 F days.

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4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Vintage:2013
Appearance: Transparent Bright Yellow; Thin, white bubbly head; Great lace
Smell: Pine, Citrus, Lager yeast… Slight metallic
Taste: Mineral; Pine; Grapefruit; Lemon finish;
Mouth-feel: Light body; Big Carb; Clean; Balanced
Overall: Best IPL I have had. Light; Crisp; Bright.
Score: 9

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light gold with a sudsy white head.
Hints of pine and sweet onion garlic on the nose and palate.
Well carbonated. Almost crisp lager-like mouthfeel.
An "India Pale Lager" they call it. That's cool. Tasty!

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3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I headed into a OB bar (Raglan) to get some grub. It was happy hour and Ironfire IPL was on special, less than $3 a pint. I had never had a IPL and did not expect this hoppy product. The first sip was a jolt. The hops were the first thing you taste. Nothing else seemed important. But as I continued and became comfortable with the hops, a very good beer was revealed. The lager's like golden color and moderate carbonation made for a very good beer. I had three of these lagers... just to make sure I like it.

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3.8/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Nühell IPL from Ironfire Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 41 ratings
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