Recently I saw an advertisement for Guinness with a beer I didn’t recognize. It was their new Nitro IPA. I was very intrigued. The thought of having anything on nitro is a must try in my book.
Let’s break down the new project from Guinness.
Appearance = 8
The pour is great when you have a nice curved pint class. You get the creamy and full head that settles at the top of the glass (roughly a half inch if you pour it right). I’m pleasantly impressed so far.
Smell = 7.5
If you are expecting a pungent hoppy smell that most American IPAs give off, you’ll be disappointed. Since this is an English IPA, I knew that it’d be a little bit more timid. The smell is there, but slightly soft for the IPA lovers out there.
Taste = 8
For an English IPA, this has a very delightful taste.
Mouthfeel = 8
The creaminess from the nitro develops very nicely as you take a sip. If you do let it sit for a bit, it might develop a stale taste (given the nitro not really providing a carbonated feel).
Overall = 8.5
This is a very good go-to beer. I’ve purchased this twice since the first time trying this. When I taste this, I’m reminded of the signature taste that Guinness has developed so perfectly mapped to a copper IPA.