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Fritzale India Pale Ale

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  • Brewery: FritzAle
  • Country: Germany
  • Style: American IPA
  • ABV: 5.5%
  • Size: 750 ml
  • Bought from: Berlin Bier Shop, Germany
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    Next up is another beer that I brought home from my recent Berlin trip. Another German-brewed IPA, that was brewed with Pale Ale, Munich and Caramel malt, and hopped with Amarillo and Simcoe to an IBU of 59. Let’s see if the Germans can brew a tasty IPA!

    Fritzale India Pale Ale
    Appearancewww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.com
    The beer has a golden orange color and is slighty hazy. The beer has a white-colored head, that quite quickly collapses, leaving some lacing along the glass.
    Smellwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.com
    The aroma has some fruity and floral tones, but is overall quite light. Not getting that much of the resiny and piney tones usually present in Simcoe-hopped beers.
    Tastewww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.com
    The flavor begins with a slight sweetness, that then is joined by some light fruity and citrusy tones from the hops. The flavor ends with a surprisingly dry and bitter finish for a 59 IBU beer. I feel the beer could have a lot more hop flavor and some more body to balance out the bitterness, and improve the flavor overall.
    Mouthfeelwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.com
    The beer has a medium-light fullness, and a moderate carbonation level, making it quite pleasant to drink. I feel the finish is a bit too dry, but it isn't all too bothering.
    Overallwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.com
    A drinkable India Pale Ale, that isn't amongst my favorites though. I thought the flavor was too weak, and the beer felt a bit watery overall. Still, probably one of the best German-brewed IPAs.

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