REVIEW – Mandarina Bavaria IPA

REVIEW – Mandarina Bavaria IPA

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BEER NAME: Mandarina Bavaria IPA

BEER STYLE: German IPA

BREWERY: Cape Brewing Company

REGION: Western Cape

ABV 6.5%

INGREDIENTS: Paarl Mountain spring water, wheat & German barley malts, mandarina bavaria hops & yeast.

BREWER’S NOTES: November 2014 – This IPA has many firsts in it, it is the first IPA brewed by a German brewer in SA, Wolfgang’s first IPA and the first IPA brewed with all German ingredients. A simple description would be fruity, namely citrusy fruits like naartjie, grapefruit, orange and lemon, as well as very bitter, while not being too harsh.

TASTING NOTES:

  • APPEARANCE: Deep Copper Orange in colour, with large thick off-white head
  • AROMA: Balanced notes of toasted malt and citrus fruit, mainly grapefruit and naartjie
  • FLAVOUR: Hop forward with bold notes of grapefruit and naartjie and a bitterness that seems to take off in your mouth.
  • MOUTHFEEL: light-medium bodied with medium carbonation and lingering but refreshing bitter mouthfeel
  • OVERALL: A great looking beer, both the packaging and the beer itself. In terms of flavour, the bold bitterness from the dry hopping and the citrusy flavours of Naartjie & Grapefruit combine well served icy cold on a hot summers day.
  • PAIR WITH: Fish and Salty Chips or an Indian Curry.

BREW REVIEW RATING: 8 / 10

BREWER’S STATS

MEASURABLE SPEC
ABV 6.5%
Colour (EBC) Stats not available – estimate 30
IBU’s 65
Ingredients Paarl Mountain spring water, wheat & German barley malts, mandarina bavaria hops & yeast.
Glass Shaker or Tulip
Original gravity Not Available
PRICE (AVE) R33
Serving temperature 4-7°C
Style German IPA
BREW REVIEW RATING 8 /10

 

 

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