Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH Max Glaner’s IPA – American IPA at 5.8% ABV | 45 IBU

Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH Max Glaner’s IPA American IPA at 5.8% ABV | 45 IBU (C$4.06 at NLC Stavanger, 330 ml, best before 4-Jan-2018, acquired 6-Nov-2017, reviewed 7-Nov-2017)

Appearance: clear pale amber with one fat finger of rocky white head, good retention and moderately heavy soapy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: citrus, pine, pale malt, tropical fruit. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry moderate bitter finish. (4/5)

Wow – look at Stiegl, upping their game yet again! I have to say, I really enjoyed this one. This is a nicely balanced American-style IPA, with a pleasant hop aroma and emphatic (but even-handed) bitterness, without sacrificing drinkability. There’s no question that this is the best thing I’ve ever had by Stiegl, and it’s quite impressive to see a large(r) commercial operation accomplish this kind of change. (16/20)

8/10 #ryansbooze

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