More information about Schoppe Bräu XPA
A true original with a Berlin style and a hop clap.
XPA is Berlin's answer to IPA: The Kreuzberg Pale Ale boasts a variety of five different hop varieties and is in no way inferior to the American model. The top-fermented beer is considered a dignified classic in the constantly growing range of the Berlin brewery Schoppe and has been part of the ensemble from the very beginning.
XPA is brewed with five types of malt and has a hefty 7.0% alcohol content. The Berliner is also not restrained when it comes to bitter units. However, the taste is particularly powerful: layer after layer of heavenly hop richness is revealed.
The Berliner Pale Ale presents itself in a cloudy amber hue in the glass and wears a crown of fine-pored, white foam on its head. On the nose, XPA reveals a subtle balance of freshly baked bread, caramel malt, tropical fruitiness and resinous hops. A hint of citrus rounds out the olfactory first impression and makes you eager for the first sip. This reveals a medium body with fine acidity, clean bitterness and plenty of fruit. The hops are the undisputed king of this beer, ruling with powerful bitterness and aromas of spicy pine resin, tangy lemon zest, juicy orange, pink grapefruit and unripe tropical fruit. The malt smooths out the hop billows with creamy toffee notes. The finish is crisply bitter and just screams for another bottle.
Not an evergreen for nothing!