Bold Brewing | Quimera Guava

Bold Brewing | Quimera Guava

Chimera, three-headed mithological figure. For us, they are three types of beer: SOUR + IPA + FRUIT BEER. It gives name to our series of Sour IPAs. QUIMERA GUAVA is the first recipe of this series and it has guava addition and Mosaic and Citra dry hopping. (Source: Loosely translated from the beer's label.)

  • Beer: Quimera Guava
  • Style: Sour IPA (28C. Wild Specialty Beer - 21A. American IPA with Guava and fermented with Lactobacillus)
  • ABV: 6%
  • IBU: N/A
  • Brewery:
  • Look: yellow color, turbid, with low formation of a white head;
  • Aroma: there is a sour fruit fruitiness that is present from the first moment that you sniff the beer, but it isn’t possible to discern what fruit it is. Light resinousity is present as well, along with herbal notes. As the beer heated on the glass, a very light hint of guava could be perceived.
  • Taste: At first, the taste follows the aroma, bringing some fruitiness, but here it reminds a bit of cashew, combined with herbal and floral notes. The bitterness is in a low to medium level, mixing quite well with the beer’s sourness.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium body, Medium-high carbonation and a dry and long finish;
  • Overall: I confess that I didn’t taste many beers of this style, but this looks like a very good specimen of a Sour IPA. Bitterness and sourness combined in a pleasant way. I was expecting that the guava would show up in a bolder way, however.
This beer review was made by somebody which is studying every day to be a better beer drinker but, despite that, isn't a specialist or a beer sommelier. In advance, pardon for any gaffe. If you have any corrections or suggestions, please mail me.