Friday, 18 March 2011

X42-43 - Two American IPA

Had these two delicious american IPA:s at a Stockholm pub the other week.

SKA Modus Hoperandi IPA  (USA)
The nose is deep and lovely with notes of freshly squeezed orange juice, summer flowers, honey and white peaches. Very fine and fruity. A lovely scent of heather. Very, very good.
The taste is cool, elegant and flowery with a beautiful freshness and a great sweetness. Medium long but very balanced. Lots of sweet yellow fruit. The nose somewhat outshines the taste but this is a keeper.

92p   (tasted from bottle - 2011/02)

Avery India Pale Ale  (USA)
A very deep, intense nose with notes of Kellog´s cornflakes, cookie dough, sweet peaches and wet earth. A very interesting, complex nose. A touch of white chocolate. This is beautiful. Very, very deep.
The taste is not as opulent as the nose, but it has a lovely, elegant structure with a gorgeous, cleansing bitterness and a long, balanced finish. Just flows over the palate. Stunning beer!

94p   (tasted from bottle - 2011/02)


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