Nühell IPL | Ironfire Brewing Company

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85
very good
41 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
41
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
12.21%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 41 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of Lingenbrau
3.24/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Way over carbonated. Too distracting for anything else.

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Photo of Joel_gomez
4.68/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of johlac66
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
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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Photo of GRG1313
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Totalpackage411
3.31/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

An enjoyable beer with a different taste. Only reason I gave it a somewhat lower rating is because it's probably my least favorite I've tried from Ironfire. the 5150 IPA, Devil Within IPA and Vicious Disposition Stout are top of the line compared to this one. Give it a try if you like lighter lagers.

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Photo of MickeyHops
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of BcOneSeven
2.76/5  rDev -28.3%

Photo of Alpha309
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of banger7
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of swharrison13
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of dalahodson
3.4/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of vermilcj
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of UcDru
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of Bnoise11
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of anon
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of RDB51
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
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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Photo of TXhomebrewer
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of jwswigs
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of JoshuaMason
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
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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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and slight onion and garlic hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and slight herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but I was hoping it would be a bit more crisp as a lager.

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Photo of ChipMurray
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Nühell IPL from Ironfire Brewing Company
3.85 out of 5 based on 41 ratings.
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