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Fritzale India Pale Ale

 

  • 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!

    [easyreview title=”Fritzale India Pale Ale” cat1title=”Appearance” cat1detail=”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.” cat1rating=”4″ cat2title=”Smell” cat2detail=”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.” cat2rating=”3″ cat3title=”Taste” cat3detail=”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.” cat3rating=”3″ cat4title=”Mouthfeel” cat4detail=”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.” cat4rating=”3.5″ summary=”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.”]