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Guinness Nitro IPA
« on: December 25, 2015, 05:15:03 AM »
I bought a sixer of this out of curiosity, having never tried a hoppy nitro beer before. Now I need to find 5 other curious drinkers, or one person who actually enjoys flat IPA. Nitro just isn't a good vehicle for American hops. Even at just 44 IBU, the bitterness seemed a bit rough against the smooth nitro body. Just a clash from every angle, as far as I'm concerned. Can't recommend this one.
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Re: Guinness Nitro IPA
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2015, 06:27:32 AM »
Never been a fan of nitro IPAs.

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Re: Guinness Nitro IPA
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2015, 02:15:25 PM »
I bought a six of this, too, regrettably.  Its biggest flavor comes from the gas.  I was looking forward to some hop flavor or aroma because the label lists several varieties, but alas, I was disappointed.
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Re: Guinness Nitro IPA
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2015, 02:54:35 PM »
Sounds awful. Guinness and Beamish are the only two beers I like on nitro. Definitely don't want an IPA .
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Re: Guinness Nitro IPA
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2015, 06:33:11 PM »
I've got 5 dusty ones as well and while it is disappointing it wasn't totally unexpected. 
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Re: Guinness Nitro IPA
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2015, 08:47:54 PM »
I got 2 free ones, tried warm and cold. Either way I'm glad I did have to pay form them.
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Re: Guinness Nitro IPA
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2016, 08:08:23 PM »
I tried a 6 as well, nothing impressive here. I think they were drinkable, and not rough to my tastes, but also really nothing IPA like. I would drink again if handed to  me, but will not buy again. I do love the cascading effect though, though as stated, it is wasted on this beer
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Re: Guinness Nitro IPA
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2016, 09:13:38 PM »
I wish I had read this thread before buying. Tastes like unbalanced homebrew: too roastily bitter compounded by hop bitterness. The nitro is actually a detriment because this IPA probably would taste better with co2. And it goes flat almost immediately which is like tripping a thief on the run.

So I expect the Samuel Adams "Nitros" will be as equally bad.
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Re: Guinness Nitro IPA
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2016, 12:59:40 AM »
I must have been super lucky and had the freshest cans because the ones I had actually had fantastic aroma. Really strong floral aroma.  I keep my beer fridge 40-42F and brought the cans to a friends in a little cooler so probably ~50F when I opened them.  Maybe that made the difference.  The taste was okay, more english/noble flavor than I expected.  Definitely a gimmick and not something to seek out, but not that bad.

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Re: Guinness Nitro IPA
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2016, 03:25:11 PM »
I wish I had read this thread before buying. Tastes like unbalanced homebrew: too roastily bitter compounded by hop bitterness. The nitro is actually a detriment because this IPA probably would taste better with co2. And it goes flat almost immediately which is like tripping a thief on the run.

So I expect the Samuel Adams "Nitros" will be as equally bad.

I have yet to have a nitro IPA that I like.  From anyone.

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Re: Guinness Nitro IPA
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2016, 03:41:56 PM »
I have yet to have a nitro IPA that I like.  From anyone.


Same here. It just seems to mute the hell out of the hop character. I'll try their coffee stout and pass on the others.


EDIT - Wrong thread. Thought it was the SA nitro thread when I mentioned the coffee stout.
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Re: Guinness Nitro IPA
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2016, 05:00:40 PM »
I kind of like an IPA on nitro from time to time but also realize that it completely takes away from what an IPA should be.
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Re: Guinness Nitro IPA
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2016, 05:22:00 AM »
Well I bought a 6 pack. If you live for thick creamy lacing, this is your beer. Especially if you like your IPA watery and one dimensional.

If you follow it with a Leffe Blond, it really makes the Leffe shine!
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Re: Guinness Nitro IPA
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2016, 11:31:56 PM »
Well I bought a 6 pack. If you live for thick creamy lacing, this is your beer. Especially if you like your IPA watery and one dimensional.

If you follow it with a Leffe Blond, it really makes the Leffe shine!
Did you ever wonder why the next beer poured into a glass that previously had a nitro beer in it has almost as creamy a head and as prominent lacework?
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Re: Guinness Nitro IPA
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2016, 11:06:41 AM »
Decided to try a second can of this stuff, after I had a pour of my fresh on tap IPA first. I think they maybe mislabeled it. If Guiness Nitro IPA is an IPA, then Boston Lager is an American Barley Wine, and Negro Modelo is an Imperial Stout.