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Glenfiddich IPA Experiment

Overall rating
80.70/100
votes
711
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Experimental Series No. 01
Bottled
2016
Casktype
India Pale Ale Cask Finish
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010327325606
Added on
05 Sep 2016 6:19 pm by holborndrinker
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 54.41

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfiddich IPA Experiment

84 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.70 points

  1. BeatF scored this whisky 82 points Moderator

    To my shame, I tasted an IPA for the first time a few weeks ago> the whisky with such barrels ennobled tastes me a lot better than the - for my taste a bit nuts - beer itself ... The experiment does not seem to me to have failed!
    • Nose
      Does not smell too strong, but very pleasant. Lychee, malt, a non-repulsive sweetness, rounded off with orange, also a bit like a fir-tree
    • Taste
      a little young (the alcohol stings very softly), but very interesting, vanilla, fruits (especially still the lychees), everything like a punch
    • Finish
      fruity, slight bitterness of orange kernels, backed by a subtle hint of vanilla

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 66 points Connoisseur

    This is not very good it has a weird off note like cereals that have gone past their best and the palate is drying but as it says on the bottle it is an IPA Experiment so something different I suppose.

    There is a side to his that for some reason reminds me of Famous Grouse.Drinkable but not my thing and I do not like the nose.
    • Nose
      60 60
    • Taste
      65 65
    • Finish
      68 68

  3. wisekycourse scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, spices, varied fresh fruits and "hops"!
    On the palate, it stings immediately, a little rough, fruit in the vein apple pear, spices quite sweet, a little dry on the tongue, we do not smell the beer, but a tannic side.
    In the final, it's short !!
    A finish flirting with the IPA beers that have made their happiness, here it does not bring much more!

  4. McMoulis scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. Gilles_V scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    A very nice, interesting whisky.
    Aging in IPA beer barrels is a great idea.
    Despite only 43%, it's surprising, the whisky remains full and not sour.
    A great discovery.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Very interesting and original nose.
      The IPA effect is clearly felt.
      Hops, “sparkling” sensation. Wet cardboard.
      Then, in the background, sweet malt.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Jolie texture.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Rather long. Banana. Alternation between bitter and sweet.

  6. Maltlife scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  7. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    I don't have a regular Glenfiddich 12y for direct comparison. Maybe I am fooled by the knowledge that the IPA has matured in former beer barrels. But the bitter notes in the mouth (which, incidentally, I feel different from a long barrel aging) are almost penetrative and disrupt the enjoyment. Otherwise it would be a decent easy drinking malt.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Pleasantly soft nose, non-alcoholic, somewhat exotic, sweet. Overall pleasant and not very complex.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Continued aromas from the nose, rather light mouthfeel. A bit bitter bitterness on the tongue.
    • Finish
      77 77
      Short to medium. The longest remains is a bitterness of hops that I know from another bottling: the Säntis Malt WID: 58178.

  8. wembleytor scored this whisky 77 points Member Junior

    Nose has some hops, but if this had been a blind tasting it wouldn't have leapt out at me. Taste is recognizably Glenfiddich, but a bit hazy at the edges, the IPA influence seems minimal. Always happy to try a whisky trying something different, but this one misses the mark and scores a couple of points down on standard Glenfiddich 12.

  9. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 65 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      64 64
    • Taste
      66 66
    • Finish
      64 64

  10. Wolv scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

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