Exp 431 IPA | Blacks Kinsale Craft Brewery

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3.65/5
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Exp 431 IPAExp 431 IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blacks Kinsale Craft Brewery
Ireland
kinsalecraftbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Ratings:
3
pDev:
1.64%
 
 
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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 1
Reviews by Richie71:
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3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

More User Reviews:
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3.57/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.66/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 330ml bottle with a BB of May 2017. Received recently from a webshop. Part of this brewery's Discovery IPA series, it is described on the label as a session IPA hopped with experimental variety 431.

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A rich golden-amber colour with slight haze and moderate carbonation. Yields a decent head of frothy white foam that lasts for a minute or two before subsiding to a patchy surface layer.

S: Aroma of seriously fruity hops with notes of tropical fruit, mango, pineapple, citrus, light grassiness, earthy yeast and subtle malt. Almost juicy in character, with bready undertones. Very nice.

T: Tastes of fruity hops, with hints of mango, pineapple, tropical fruit, grapefruit, citrus, grass, light spice, earthy yeast and mild malt. Bright and juicy. A light, crisp bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth with decent body. A tad flat; could stand to be livelier. Aftertaste of fruity hops, earthy yeast and mild leafy bitterness.

O: A rather nice IPA-lite from this Irish brewery. Looks alright; maybe a bit more head would be good. Delicious aroma and satisfyingly hoppy flavour. Body is OK - enhanced carbonation needed. I have no idea how prevalent this new hop variety is, but it's a good one. A tasty brew that deserves your attention if you come across it.

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Exp 431 IPA from Blacks Kinsale Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 3 ratings