Blog : Cervezas

Lagunitas IPA

Lagunitas IPA

Adivina que barril tendremos en los próximos días! Barril de Lagunitas IPA. Vamos ahí!

Lagunitas IPA

Lagunitas IPA dorado y en botella

 

Estilo: IPA. 
País: EEUU.
ABV: 6.2 %
IBU: 51.5

Apariencia: De color ámbar y aspecto muy limpio, esta coronada por una duradera espuma blanca.
Aroma: Agradable a malta, caramelo, naranja y con algunas notas que recuerdan a pino.
Sabor: Amargor es moderado y muy buen equilibrio, encontramos cítricos, melocotón y caramelo.

Vaso recomendado: NonicShaker y Tulip.
Mi puntuación:  4,2 / 5,0

Formato: 33 cl
Precio: Ha sido un regalo.

La única vez que había probado esta cerveza fue en el brewpub de St. Andrews (Escocia) y tenía muy buen recuerdo de ella. En esta ocasión no estaba tan fresca pero ha sido una experiencia increíblemente agradable. Presenta un aspecto inmejorable: limpia, de color ámbar y con espuma blanca y consistente. En nariz se manifiestan notas derivadas de la malta como el caramelo pero también otras mas cítricas provenientes del lúpulo.  En boca el equilibrio es casi perfecto, con un amargor sutil que ira ganando presencia y muchas notas a fruta y caramelo.

Una IPA con aromas complejos y bien integrados; naranja, pino, caramelo… aporta un amargor que percibimos en la parte de atrás del paladar y que va incrementándose sin llegar a lo astringente; pasaremos de las notas a mandarina a identificar las de pomelo. Muy bien balanceada; te invita a seguir bebiendo, y deja un sabor de boca increíblemente agradable, mezcla de melocotón, cítricos y maltas caramelizadas. En la web recomiendan con hamachi kama, yo creo que con un mero o emperador a la plancha y aderezado con un poco de limón tenemos un complemento ideal para esta cerveza.

Russian River – Pliny the Elder

Russian River – Pliny the Elder

Desde este lunes tendremos Russian River Pliny the Elder hasta que se nos acabe, no te quedes sin probarla!

Does Russian River’s Pliny The Elder hold up to the hype surrounding this much sought after double IPA?

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Dogfish Head may call its 120 Minute IPA the “holy grail for hopheads,” but to those of us who are outside of Russian River’s limited distribution footprint Pliny The Elder is a holy grail. Perhaps THE holy grail of double IPA’s. A seemingly untouchable beer that you must travel to find or know a guy, who knows a guy that can get it — or be willing to pony up on craft beer’sblack market.

The brewery goes through great pains to stress drinking this fresh. And for good reason; IPA’s and double IPA’s are at their peak when they’re fresh. Even two months on a shelf can have dramatic effects on the aromas and flavors of these hop-forward beers — one of which is thefastest growing segment in craft beer.

So drink it fresh I did.

When I imagined drinking my first, and perhaps only, Pliny The Elder I envisioned a perfect tasting environment; sitting down on a quiet weeknight with a notebook, pen and snifter — able to take my time with meticulous notes. Instead, I found myself sitting on my family room floor — splitting the bottle with family — as my daughter and nieces and nephews bounded from room to room.

But that’s what big bottles — and whales, bro — are made for, right?

With the scene set let’s talk about the beer. It’s good. It’s really good. However it wasn’t the hop monstrosity I expected it to be, which made it really, really good.

I’ve documented before that I am not a huge fan of overly hoppy beers. I like my hops, don’t get me wrong, but I need a bit more to my beer. And Pliny The Elder had more. There was fruit cocktail in the nose — pineapple chunks and peaches — mango and Juicy Fruit Gum. Take a sip and you’re greeted with a velvety smooth beer bursting with mouth-watering tropical fruit notes balanced out by some salted caramel candies. The finish is complex, yet endearing, fading from grassy to floral to medicinal hop notes before punctuating with a lengthy grapefruit tail.

So is Pliny The Elder deserving of its World Class honor on BeerAdvocate and the 100 ratingon RateBeer? Yes. Undoubtedly, yes.

What makes Pliny The Elder so good is its drinkability. The ABV is 8% but there is barely a trace of alcohol on the nose or palate. It is 100 IBU’s (International Bitterness Units) but doesn’t carry the abrasive bitterness that is expected with a triple-digit IBU beer. And it is supremely balanced and exceptionally smooth. So, so smooth.

Fuente: guysdrinkingbeer.com

Sierra Nevada – Hop Hunter IPA

Sierra Nevada – Hop Hunter IPA

A la rica Sierra Nevada oiga! Esta semana seguimos nuestra cata pinchando un barril brutal: Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter IPA.

Mira lo que dicen los expertos:

REVIEW: Hop Hunter IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada – TORPEDO!

Sierra Nevada – TORPEDO!

Sierra Nevada por fin en barril en Pez Tortilla, empezamos con la Torpedo Extra IPA!

¿Qué no la conocéis?

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA

La cerveza que va a ocupar la entrada de hoy es una de la India Pale Ale americanas más conocidas. Desde Sierra Nevada (no la de Granada, sino la de California) nos llega esta Torpedo, que recibe su nombre delcañón de lúpulo que usan para hacerle el dry-hopping y dotar a la birra de aromas sin añadirle más amargor.

Así, esta cerveza de color naranjasanguina o cobrizo oscuro y que tiene unacabeza media de espuma esponjosa que se reduce rápido, destaca sobre todo en su aroma. El olor es muy intenso y complejo a lúpulo. Huele cítrica,resinosa, herbal y floral. Lo tiene todo, gracias a la combinación de Magnum,Crystal y Citra.

En boca es amarga, claro, pero equilibrada. Sus 65 IBUs tienen una adecuada base de malta detrás. Y el aroma los supera y dota de sentido… si está joven. Porque esta es una cerveza de la que hemos repetido en varias ocasiones y es una de las que más diferencias hemos notado. Cuando mantiene elfrescor de su aroma, es una delicia. Cuando este ya no es tan agradable, un estropajo.

Asi que si vas a beber esta American IPA de 7,2% ABV, lo primero que te aconsejamos es que mires la fecha de consumo preferente. Y (aunque no se haya pasado) sólo con que esté cerca, mejor pídete otra cosa, que si no no será lo mismo. Además te aconsejamos beberla en vaso de pintay maridarla con carnes guisadas o queso maduro.

“Mi opinión en un Tweet:” Si hablamos de cerveza, no es pedofilia por preferirlas muy jóvenes. Nota: Sobresaliente.

Fuente: eljardindellupulo.blogspot.co.uk

Bell’s – Two Hearted Ale

Bell’s – Two Hearted Ale

Que mejor manera que empezar la semana con esta maravilla? Two Hearted Ale de Bell’s Brewery Inc. La tenemos en botella! Reza para que no se acabe antes de que vengas, es un birrote!

BEER REVIEW: BELL’S – TWO HEARTED ALE

Hello fellow beer drinkers!

This will be one of the main features of A Man’s Blog, the Beer Review.  We will take a close look at each beer and try to determine what is good or bad about each one. In return, I would love to hear what your thoughts are!

Bell’s Two Hearted Ale. If you are from Michigan, as I am, you should be well aware of the mystique that this particular beer carries with it. Bell’s, in Kalamazoo, has been brewing this beer for many years now. It is easily one of their most recognizable brands and possible one of the most famous beers in the country.

For me, this is an easy beer to review. It is flat-out my favorite beer and an absolute “go-to” when ever I am not sure what I want. This is the beer that started me on the path of craft beer craziness.

Let’s break this beer down:

Statistics:

This American Pale Ale checks in at 7.0% ABV and OG of 1.064

Color:

Two Hearted will pour a beautiful bright orange color with a pure white head that will stick around for the duration of your pint.

Aroma:

Every pour of Two Hearted releases that beautiful full centennial hop aroma that hits you right in the face. It’s not over the top like a lot of IPA’s but just enough to let you know what you are getting into.

Mouthfeel:

Just enough coating of the mouth with a small amount of bitterness on the back-end.

Taste:

It’s an APA, you are going to get a lot of nice citrus/fruity hop characteristics from the centennial. I think there is plenty of malt flavor to stand up to the hops but not so much as to take away from what the beer truly is.

Overall Impression:

(See above)….obviously, I love this beer. This is why I chose it to be the first beer I review. To me this is what every IPA that I drink gets compared to.  I’ve had some great IPA’s from all across the country but I still have yet to find one that is at the level of Two Hearted. It is the perfect entry-level IPA and a great beer for seasoned drinkers alike.

My Untappd score: 5 Pints

If you’ve got a few minutes check out this great video with Larry Bell talking about Two Hearted:

Cheers!

Fuente: amansblog.com

Dogfish Head / 90-Minute IPA

Dogfish Head / 90-Minute IPA

Hoy os traemos algo bastante exclusivo, 90-Minute IPA de Dogfish Head. La tenemos fresquita en botella. Corre, no te quedes sin ella!

DOGFISH HEAD 90-MINUTE IPA

According to Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head’s 90-minute IPA is the brewery’s first continually-hopped beer. Also, it’s the best-selling Imperial IPA in the country “nay … the world.” It takes over a month to make, and Dogfish uses their “Me So Hoppy” dry-hopping system during conditioning. I’ve always loved Dogfish craft beer, and was excited about trying this 90-minute IPA, which was pretty much the grandfather of all their other continuously-hopped beers: 60-minute, 120-minute, and even a 75-minute version.Taylor:  Over the last month or so I have developed quite a smattering of random beers in my fridge, most of which were picked up out of state (Vermont and Missouri, specifically). Before getting through tasting and reviewing all these interesting brews, I wanted to enjoy something more familiar. Luckily, there was a single bottle of Dogfish Head 90-minute IPA in the back. Yes.

Poured into a classic Dogfish pint glass, this beer was a nice reddish-brown and developed an excellent off-white head thick with tiny bubbles. Calagione’s note that one achievement of this beer is its “pungent hop flavor” and aroma … extremely citrusy and a little piney but not overpoweringly so due to the malt backbone. The nose of this 90-minute was full of wonderful citrus aromas, as well as some nice malty sweetness. I immediately knew this was going to be deep in flavor and finish.

I was right. The continuous hopping process and malt balance make this beer a taste explosion. Dogfish have walked the line between “bitter” and “pungent” with not-so-surprising ease here. All those hops will rock your palate, but the malts will bring you back to reality. Surprise! One sip is almost like taking a sip of two different beers back to back: big hoppy front, and malty finish. ABV is 9.0% … this isn’t one to just knock back. It’s more of a sipper in my opinion.

Either way, if you enjoy IPAs, this is a must-try not only for its historical significance, but of course for its solid taste. Once again, there’s really nothing negative I can say about the 90-minute IPA. It achieves what it sets out to achieve. It’s got integrity.  Grade: A

Tom:  I prefer this beer over 60-Minute for a few reasons.  1)  With a longer boil comes with it more hops.  2)  I feel the higher abv gives it some strength, muscle and body.  3)  The malt profile carries a deep fig, apricot, plum quality.  However, based on the darker malts used, this is not my go-to imperial/double IPA.  While I do find the sweeter caramel notes to be welcomed in this beer, I prefer the use of lighter malts.  Regardless of how I feel about my IPAs, this beer is quality time over.  The color alone gave me cause to sit back and just take it in.  The nice Bourbon color beer delivers a smack of pungent and resinous hops on top of a rather boozy quality.  A moderate carbonation helps to lift the multifaceted hop profile and caramel sugars off the palate.  Herbal, dank, and floral comprised the hops.  This is definitely not as citrus as 60-minute.  The finish is dry (I would argue more so than 60) due to the higher abv.  However, a sweeter aftertaste that only has a touch of biscuit malt.  A very solid beer.  Grade: B+

Fuente: theperfectlyhappyman.com

 

Modern Times – Blazing World

Modern Times – Blazing World

Otra maravilla que acabamos de pinchar: BLAZING WORLD de MODERN TIMES.

Ojo al dato:

Modern Times Blazing World

type: hoppy amber ale
origin: San Diego, CA
price: $10/4-pack 16oz
ABV: 6.8%
NSP: 12.9
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Modern Times hasn’t been around for too long, but they’re certainly off to an impressive start.  They’ve just begun releasing their products in cans (a perfect 16oz size) and their tasting room is poised to be a great place to drink at.

You may have noticed the general lack of respect for amber ale around these parts, but that’s only because none of them taste this delicious.  It toes the line closer to a red IPA, but it is most definitely not one, even with the ABV, IBU, and wonderfully hoppy aromas to back it up.  The base has plenty of flavor and complexity,  the body is absolutely perfect, and it’s a bit on the dry side; this means that once you’re through with a can you think, “well shit, how about another?!”  And my jeebus is it pretty to look at: A rich amber with a nice cream/tan colored head.  This is dangerous stuff right here, so try not to finish the whole 4-pack before dinner.  It’s safe to say this is easily my favorite hoppy amber ale.

I like the idea of useful information on the can, and these guys apparently do too.  After seeing Dave Chappelle recently, I would like to say that while I agree that this is ‘the stickiest of the icky’, please do not shout it out during his standup: he hates that, and so did I.

Stone Go To IPA

Stone Go To IPA

Desde California hasta Pez Tortilla, Stone Go To IPA, una session IPA con muchísimo lúpulo!

Os dejamos algo genial para leer:

I fall into a category of fast drinkers. I take large sips. Some might call it a big mouth. I say it’s my way of offering my best effort. Go hard or go home, right? Anyhow, large sips mean empty glasses and bottles, which means the next drink. Combine that with a complete lack of impulse control, and I end up totally blotto and weighed down by a “How did thathappen?” bar tab. About five years ago, in an amazing act of gluttony and self-destruction, I put away 24 bottles of Blue Moon’s winter seasonal: a sugared abbey ale tipping in at 5.6% ABV. I’m not sure exactly what I was trying to prove. I was careless, I was drunk, but mostly I was bloated for a few days after.

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What I could have used that evening was a quality session beer: a low ABV, lighter weight beer with more flavor than a Bud Light. Founders Brewing Company makes the All Day IPA, the gold standard of this class of 4 percentish ales with a solid IPA flavor. It’s the type of beer that goes down very smooth, allowing one to consume a large quantity in one sitting, or session.

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Stone Brewing Company entered the session race in 2014 with the Go To IPA. The challenge here is to reduce the alcohol content without compromising the beer’s hoppy profile. Here we get a 4.5% ABV India Pale Ale with a 65 on the IBU scale (for reference, Stone’s flagship IPA scores 77 on the same scale). Stone utilizes a technique called hop bursting, where it overloads the beer with hops during the final phase of brewing to “coax out extreme flavors and aromas while also imparting a burst of desirably pleasant bitterness.” The result is a quality IPA with a deceptively low alcohol rating.

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How does it stand up against Founders? The All Day IPA is more balanced with less hops and more malt than the Stone entry. You could call Stone’s Go To IPA a low alcohol IPA, but it’s really the first true session IPA. The IPA designation is deceiving on Founders’ label, simply as a matter of hop content. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a brilliant ale that I will continue to drink when I don’t want the big hop flavor, but what Stone did here was redefine things with the Go To IPA.

And now we have choices. Founders All Day, the best session ale out there, and Stone Go To IPA, the best session IPA you can buy.

2015-01-05 at 18-01-31Brewer: Stone Brewing Company
Beer: Go To IPA
Style: Session IPA
ABV: 4.5%   IBU: 65
Container: 12 oz. bottle
Price: n/a (provided by Stone Brewing Company)   Point of Purchase: n/a
To The Eye: Clear, golden with a big head.
To The Nose: Big piney fragrance as you would expect from an IPA.
To The Palate: Hoppy and citrusy up front, with a dry, crisp finish.
Aftertaste: The dryness lingers well after you set the glass down.
Boozy Factor: You expect this to have a big kick. Maybe it was psychological, or maybe it was the pot of boiling water nearby (I was making dinner), but I felt warm after drinking.
On a Scale of 1 to 10, with 10 as highest: 9

Fuente: blogaldente.com

 

La Quince Horny Pilsner

La Quince Horny Pilsner

Esta semana hemos pinchado un gran barril! La Quince Horny Pilsner, y quien mejor que nuestros amigos de Humulus Lupulus para presentarnos tal maravilla:

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En los últimos meses La Quince Brewery se ha convertido por méritos propios en una de las cerveceras referentes del panorama nacional, el hecho de no tener fábrica propia no ha impedido que los madrileños elaboren cervezas de gran calidad. La cerveza de la que hoy hablamos es su última creación, está fabricada en Bidassoa Basque Brewery, lo que supone la segunda cerveza que hacen en las instalaciones de Irún.

La Hørny Pilsner es una Hoppy Pilsner con un 5,2% ABV y 42 IBU de amargor, está elaborada con maltas Pilsnery Carapils y lúpulos americanos Mosaic y Simcoe.

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En el vaso se muestra con un color amarillo pajizo levemente turbia y una buena corona de espuma blanca, jabonosa y de buena retención. En la nariz los protagonistas son los lúpulos, se aprecian notas florales, hierba y de frutas tropicales, destacan la piña, el pomelo y la lima. En la boca tiene una entrada moderadamente amarga, se aprecian notas herbales y florales, algo de pomelo y frutas tropicales que dan paso a notas de cereal y pan, tiene un cuerpo ligero, carbonatación media y final amargo y duradero.

Fuente: Humulus Lupulus

Rogue Tap Takeover

Rogue Tap Takeover

Cerveceros! esta vez os queremos sorprender con algo especial, este Jueves 5 de Noviembre de 2015 Rogue Tap Takeover en Pez Tortilla.

Agarraos:

  • Rogue American Amber
  • Rogue Dead Guy Ale
  • Rogue Oregasmic Ale
  • Rogue Hazelnut Brown
  • Rogue 7 Hop
  • Rogue Brutal IPA

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