The flagship beer of Nurse, this is a solid American IPA. European beers in general, and Spanish ones in particular, trend much sweeter than their American counterparts. Because of that I tend to be very skeptical of any beer in Spain calling itself an American style IPA. American IPAs are diesel trucks of sour and hop flavors, with a lot of punch and not a lot of sweetness. It’s a really hard flavor profile to sell in Spain, so you don’t see a lot of true versions of it.
This however, is a legit American IPA. Maybe it’s slightly less resinous than a Bell’s Two Hearted, but it’s right there with Stone IPA for sweetness lingering under the initial hop punch. I foresee my IPA starved American palate seeing a lot of this beer in the future.
- Color: Light Brown (18 SRM)
- Standard: Pale to copper (4-12(8-24 EBC) SRM)
- Clarity: Chill haze, and some slight hop haze.
- Standard: Chill haze is acceptable at low temperatures. Hop haze is allowable at any temperature.
- Perceived Malt Aroma & Flavor: Medium malt flavor
- Standard: Medium-low to medium intensity malt attributes are present in aroma and ﬂavor
- Perceived Hop Aroma & Flavor: Good floral hop flavor. High levels of hops.
- Standard: High to very high, exhibiting a wide range of attributes including ﬂoral, piney, citrus, fruity (berry, tropical, stone fruit and other), sulfur, diesel-like, onion-garlic, catty, resinous, and many others.
- Perceived Bitterness: Medium-high bitterness (50 IBUs)
- Standard: Medium-high to very high (50-70 IBUs)
- Fermentation Characteristics: Fruity esters present. Medium-low carbonation
- Standard: Fruity esters are low to high. Diacetyl and DMS should not be present.
- Body: Medium-Low
- Standard: Medium-low to medium
Lots of floral hops here. The Columbus hops predominate, with the floral bouquet at almost room-filling “volume” initially. The aftertaste is full of Amarillo citrus notes and stinkiness I love in an IPA.