Saint-Germain: Nøgne Ø: Rhub’IPA (France: IPA: 6.9% ABV)
Visual: Clear at first glance, but if held up light then the light reflects off light sediment within. Large white crisp bubbled head. Some carbonation.
Nose: Floral. Dry lemon. Light crisp bitterness. Lightly wheaty. Pineapple.
Body: Light tartness and bitterness mix. Subtle rhubarb that rises as time goes on. Pineapple. Slight granite edged base. Sweet peach syrup taste and texture.
Finish: Sugared rhubarb pie. Moderate bitter hops. Grapefruit touch. Dry unleavened bread. Lemon. Dried apricot and peach.
Conclusion: I have always been a sucker for a good stick of rhubarb, all the way back to my young ‘un days. My love of IPAs, well that came later – but it is still a long time allegiance.
Rhubarb IPA anyone?
Well, it does have rhubarb and IPA – the tartness of the rhubarb working better with the hops here than the similar…
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