Gbg Beer Week 2016
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Style:
IPA - New England
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
93
Avg:
4.25 | pDev: 8.94%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
25
From:
Stigbergets Bryggeri
 
Sweden
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  1
Gots
  3
SCORE
93
Outstanding
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911CROFT from England

4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle into a Spiegleau IPA glass. Paid £5.00 for a single.

Pours an opaque, hazy yellow-orange body, with a small amount of fine, streaming carbonation visible against the edges of the glass. A thick, foamy, one-finger in height, white coloured head with excellent retention slowly condenses to a dense cap, leaving behind plenty of sticky, soapy lace.

Soft, fruity, tropical hops initially comprise the majority of the bright and juicy nose. Mango, pineapple and slightly tart passion fruit lead above fleshy orange and grapefruit citruses. Traces of pale malt are vaguely apparent in the background, while hints floral, piney and grassy hop profiles become perceptible towards the back-end. Taste follows in much the same way, leading for the most part with plenty of soft, fruity, tropical and citric hop profiles. Ripe juicy mango and tart passion fruit are most evident, with subtler notes of pineapple, orange, lemon and sweet fleshy grapefruit perceptible underneath. Mid-palate, grainy pale malts add brief traces of modest sweetness, but predominately serve as a light and crisp backdrop against which contrastingly bitter citrus, floral and resinous hop profiles begin to build. In the mouth, a medium body and modest amount of soft, fine carbonation feel pleasantly smooth and crisp from start to finish. Towards the back-end, traces of faintly resinous pine and floral profiles join grapefruit, lemon and orange to finish clean, with a lingering but well-balanced bitterness adding a touch of refreshing hop-driven astringency.

Overall this is an excellent beer. Bright, soft and juicy, it’s incredibly well balanced, managing to highlight wonderfully punchy tropical and citrusy hop profiles, without the need for over-the-top bitterness. Hugely refreshing, at 6.5% ABV, alcohol is almost undetectable, allowing it to drink dangerously easy and well below it’s actual gravity. Recommended.

Mar 04, 2017
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kitch from Hong Kong

4.88/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A 330ml bottle, batch 573, with a best before date of 30th June 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Appearance: A hazy golden straw yellow colour with a two finger white head that had pretty good retention and left nice lacing.

Aroma: Sweet tropical and citrus fruits. So juicy, full of mango, apricot, pineapple, grapefruit rind, lemon peel and a touch of pine.

Taste: Sweet and juicy fruits to begin. Passion fruit, pineapple and grapefruit zest with hints of orange and mango. Light to moderate lasting hop bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Wow, this was the best IPA I’ve had in the last few months. Extremely juicy and extremely drinkable. I could easily crush a few bottles of this. I’ve heard that this is close to the last batch that they will produce, which if true, is definitely a disappointment. This IPA is a must buy and try in my book if you can still find it.

Feb 28, 2017
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Bruno74200 from France

4.65/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 567. Best before 19/07/17
L - Pale yellow, very hazy, no head

S - it smells like "arlequin" candied with a light tartness and mix of fruits. Some citrus : tangerine, bergamote. Stone fruits : peach and apricot. This is one of the best smell I've had in any beer. It makes you salivate

T - Good balance between the fruity and floral hops and the light malted barley and wheat. Light yeast presence and evergreen

F - Juicy, low carbonation

O - one of the best ipa I've had and one of the best beer I've had period.

Jan 23, 2017
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Nicolaiw from Denmark

4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bright yellow hazy, almost like pineapple juice. With little white head
Aroma is huge, passion fruit, pineapple, mango, papaya
Taste is lots of tropical fruits, very hoppy and great malt backbone. Citrus in the finish.

Jan 13, 2017
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aleigator from Germany

4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Yields a bright citrus pulp yellow color, utterly hazed, with a big, foamy white head.

Smells of a citrussy juiciness, with lots of blood oranges, kiwi, passion fruit and woodruff jello. The citrus is very well pronounced though and maintains a prominent crispness on the nose, which definitely creates a juicy impression, but with a nice, perfumy depth to it.

Drinks great, silk on the tongue, with a creamy, light mouthfeel and subtle, only slightly sparkly carbonation. Utmost juicy during the beginning, remarkably dry in the finish, with a very pleasant transition in between.

Offers citrus peel from the start, a hint of passion fruit, guave and sugared white bread malts. Focussed on the lemon though, with a sweet mid palate, in which the malts cut easily through. As soon as they came up, the malts vanish and open up the palate to a great citrussy finish. This turns out to be utmost bitter and long lasting, with just enough orange juice to remember the beer's intial qualities and to add a nice, bright depth to the dryness.

Awesome twist between New England and West Coast IPA with a very juicy nose. Bitter, bright finish and a welcomed malt sweetness in between. Very versatile for its abv, as well as pungent in all its well working facetts - a treat.

Jan 01, 2017
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moose1980 from Germany

4.37/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle is a little over 5 weeks old.

Super hazy, golden-blonde that brings to mind a summer sunrise. Aromas follow suit with tropical and citrus notes, most notably of pineapple juice, lychees, and oranges. Taste is bursting with hoppiness, but relatively subdued bitterness. It's there, but doesn't dominate and allows the fruitiness to take center stage; think more so blood orange zest than bitter grapefruit. Lingering tropical fruit without the bitterness makes this a perfectly balanced NE Style IPA.

Dec 26, 2016
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Ciocanelu from Romania

4.6/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Hazy, bright yellow color with white head. Aroma is full of hops. Grassy, slightly vegetal, really pleasant. Tastes like a hop milkshake. Medium body, smooth carbonation. A really good NE style IPA, one of the best European examples.

Dec 07, 2016
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Alieniloquium from Florida

4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 mL bottle. Hazy pale orange. Smells very nice. Tropical fruits, citrus, light garlic bite. Tastes of orange and grapefruit. Tropical fruit sweetness and a light grain flavor. Moderate hop bitterness. Medium light body. Drinkable with a delicious hop flavor.

Jul 25, 2016
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bark from Sweden

4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The colour is yellow-gold; the liquid is cloudy like a hefeweizen. The three finger head is white and compact; it sinks to a thin lid leaving some lacing on the glass.

The powerful smell is loaded with sour-bitter citric fruits. Grape fruit, lime, bitter orange and lemon acid. Some lemon curd and crackers.

The taste is strong and balanced with fruity hops, exotic fruits and potent bitterness. Bitter orange peels, grapefruit juice, some mango and sharp lemon acid. Smoot sweetness with some caramel. Medium to full body. The aftertaste is less bitter with growing alcohol, floral sweetness and bitter citric fruits and herbs. Hints of pineapples and resin. The finish is quite bitter with lime and grapefruit-flavoured candy.

The carbonation is mild; the few small bubbles are midsized and short-lived. The liquid is smooth.

Probably the best Swedish juicy IPAi have had. Very potent flavours, very balanced.

Jul 25, 2016
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woomThomas from Sweden

4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer is unclear and is in a lovely yellow color.
The foam is white with small to medium bubbles will in just the right amount.
The foam disappears at a good pace and leaves very fine grooves.
Was a bit of a foam explosion in the beginning so you had to pour gently.
Even when I opened the cap came aromas of pineapple and tropical fruits.
Now they've got the beer in the glass and smells really bursting forward.
Aromas of hops, pineapple, grapefruit, some mangoes, and back a little apricot.
Small notes of lime and some pine needles.
The taste is fruity with intense tropical hops.
The fruits that meet a mango, pineapple, grapefruit, apricot in a balanced mix.
The beer is moderately bitter, but also with a little sweetness and pine needles.
The beer has a moderate-balanced hop character that does not take over.
Medium body, with some sweetness.
Moderate bitterness, with a soft touch.
Occasionally with carbonic acid.

Jul 23, 2016
Gbg Beer Week 2016 from Stigbergets Bryggeri
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 25 ratings