hops
green apple
sweet vanilla
pear
citrus
sweet
toasted oak
cinnamon
herbs
Spiral Glenfiddich IPA Experiment

Glenfiddich
IPA Experiment
Reviews and Tasting Notes

Color / Appearance
Rich gold.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Green apple, pear, spring blossom, hops, herbs.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Cinnamon, emon, apple, cream, vanilla.

Finish
Sweet, with a hint hops.
Price:
$55.99
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Glenfiddich IPA Experiment is adored for its hops, green apple, sweet vanilla and pear flavor notes.

This Scotch is carefully distilled at Glenfiddich distillery, Speyside.

Based on 604 votes, the average rating for Glenfiddich IPA Experiment is 7.2/10.

Top reviews for Glenfiddich IPA Experiment:

— Love it. Best value scotch. The hint of IPA. Such a unique well balanced scotch

— Strong

— Extremely smooth. Reminds me of an apple orchard mixed with beer. Bought as a Father's Day gift and my dad loves it.
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    NAS
  • Maturation
    IPA cask finish

Glenfiddich IPA Experiment

(0.75l, 43%)


7.2/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Glenfiddich IPA Experiment
Andrew
Andrew,
Not at all a good experiment. Too beery, sits sad and mostly undrunk in my cabinet.
 
Adam
Adam,
Spicy bite, then smooth finish. Cool experiment.
 
Nick
Nick,
Love it. Best value scotch. The hint of IPA. Such a unique well balanced scotch
 
Lars
Lars,
With tones of sweet chocolate, honey and baked apples you can tell the hoppyness inspired from most India Pale Ales. It offers a very sweet, pleasant and aromatic flavor that might connect with many beer lovers specially does keen to drinking IPAs. Some drawbacks is the hoppyness to an IPA is very subtle and hard to notice and the flavor at some it turns discrete. lacking force.
 
guest
guest,
Nice whiskey, tasted a little of the IPA on it, but not enough to make it a future favourite
 
Wilbert
Wilbert,
It was interesting, could def catch the IPA taste. It’s worth a try but overall not impressive.
 
Richard
Richard,
I wasn't sure about this scotch. I received it as a gift from my dad. I was surprised by the nose, you do get the floral hints from the hops. I'm not a huge IPA guy, I'll drink them but I don't like the hop flavor to be overpowering (I find many IPA's to be overpowering with hops). The hops are very subtle and welcomed in this scotch. It compliments the flavor and does not dominate. You still get all the typical characteristics of Glenfiddich with some added complexity from the IPA barrels.
 
Travis
Travis,
Sweet, very rich with strong spice notes. I feel like there might be something missing though. Overall a good Scotch!
 
Charles
Charles,
Smooth, moderate hop flavor. Easy scotch to drink.
 
William
William,
great beer finish
 
guest
guest,
Strong
 
Rex
Rex,
Not bad. It’s a decent whiskey. Was hoping more of the IPA flavor would come through. I was hoping it would be similar to the Boston Harbor Ella IPL but it’s not nearly as good.
 
Stefan
Stefan,
A little bit too Hoppy for me. Still a great Scotch.
 
James
James,
Loved this, great flavour combination with the hops coming through and really easy drinking
 
guest
guest,
Nice. Smooth
 
Eduardo
Eduardo,
Smooth and sweet at nose, toasted oak comes at first, then, a bit of orange zest, vanilla and some herbal notes.
 
Stefanie
Stefanie,
Extremely smooth. Reminds me of an apple orchard mixed with beer. Bought as a Father's Day gift and my dad loves it.
 
guest
guest,
Work taster
 
Thomas
Thomas,
This one gets a solid , "meh" from me. A very drinkable scotch but my socks are still on.
 
guest
guest,
Very tasty, the aftertaste of hops was a strange but delightful addition to an already delicious Speyside.
 
Tana
Tana,
Smooth taste with a nice oak wood finish. A little up front spice to get the taste buds tingling
 
William
William,
You can smell the IPA but can't taste. It's a little bitter.
 
Jason
Jason,
Slight smoky nose, smooth feel, slight orange notes
 
Stefanie
Stefanie,
I bought this for a father's day gift so I will assume he liked it.
 
Trevor
Trevor,
Very sweet Scotch. Missing the bitterness of the IPA in it, but overall a solid pour.
 
Sei-IS
Sei-IS,
The Nose is very fruity and green apples. This apples and fruit follows through on the medium Finish. Cinnamon is a key attribute of the taste that slowly edges away towards the finish of the fruit
 
guest
guest,
Excellent
 
Alex
Alex,
I never thought I’d describe a whisky as hoppy, but this one is exactly that! Apple and citrus follow closely behind in flavor and leave you with the finish of a delightfully different malt
 
Sergiu
Sergiu,
Feels very rough
 
Charles
Charles,
Light with flavors great collaboration
 
Michelle
Michelle,
Not usually a fan of scotches, but this one was surprisingly smooth. Did not have the bitter bite that I generally associate with scotch whisky. I would purchase this one.
 
guest
guest,
Nice and full of citrus
 
Renee
Renee,
More complex than other glenfidditch
 
Kenneth
Kenneth,
Glenfiddich is the scotch I grew up on and feel now that it has a slight "harsh" aftertaste (rate 7), the Glenfiddich IPA is smoother and a delight to drink, remember, drinking scotch is a conversation whisky to be savored and enjoyed with friends!! Another Glenfiddich in the blue label aged 14 years in "bourbon barrel reserve" I would rate a 9 stars. I am still waiting to taste a 10, confident I will fine one. Scotch (single malt) is the only civilized whisky. The rest of man made spirits are just "fun" to enjoy.
 
John
John,
Smooth, can taste hints of the hops in the IPA cask. I enjoyed it
 
Niels
Niels,
Expected more of the barrel. Just not a fan.
 
ABIGAIL
ABIGAIL,
It was fine. I guess I was a little disappointed in the complexity and over all profile. I don’t regret drinking it but definitely won’t be getting it again.
 
guest
guest,
Citrus and bright. Not very complex
 
Gregory
Gregory,
Ok
 
Michael
Michael,
Bought this as a gift to a beer drinking couple. I'll never know..... :)
 
Trevor
Trevor,
Such a smooth and tasty dram. Not exactly what I like to drink but certainly delicious.
 
AJ
AJ,
Finally, one in the box that was worth the trip for. Sweet, smooth, and a mellow finish.
 
Anton
Anton,
Great whiskey!
 
Jesse
Jesse,
Pleasant as any Glenfiddich, but no detectable hops or IPA taste or aroma. Just because one CAN do something doesn't mean one SHOULD do it.
 
guest
guest,
My partner & I agree that this is one of the best whiskies we've ever tasted, and is incredibly more-ish. £70 seems expensive, though, as we've had 3 bottles so far and never paid more than £50...
 
guest
guest,
No IPA flavor at all
 
guest
guest,
Absolutely vile.
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
Taste the IPA beer, sherry and toasted taste. Very smooth
 
Nejc
Nejc,
As a craft beer lover expected more IPA taste.
 
Linda
Linda,
Easy to drink, creamy
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Good but I did not taste much of the cask finish
 
Joshua
Joshua,
This one was okay, not sure what I was expecting though. It went down easy enough and I noticed the hops along with the oak.
 
Shawn
Shawn,
When I saw this at the store I took a chance on it. In am so glad I did. Super to my local pub gather a few of my scotch drinkers and said let's charless together. Next thing you know we're having a scotch tasting based around this bottle. Neat or with a rock you will not go wrong with this bottle.
 
Kristopher
Kristopher,
I really enjoy the subtle notes of hops. I was hoping for a bit more citrus, but this is quite nice.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Nice balance, mild beer flavor. If you like beer and IPA’s you will like this.
 
Larry
Larry,
Very underwhelming. Felt like something was missing with very little flavor.
 
Duncan
Duncan,
Balanced
 
Mikel
Mikel,
Very interesting experiment definitely can taste the hint of IPA but still slightly sweet and peaty. Extraordinary with a splash of Laphroaig quarter cask in a glass on the rocks.
 
Chancy
Chancy,
Goodness in a bottle.
 
Nicki
Nicki,
The taste was fine but I was expecting more IPA .
 
Michael
Michael,
You don't expect much from this - certainly not if you are a scotch purist, but the flavor is surprisingly well married. It is by no means the best whiskey, but it is very much unique and a conversation piece. The light and smooth texture make this the perfect porch sipping summer dram.
 
Maggie
Maggie,
It wasn’t horrible, but it wasn’t my favorite of the tasting box
 
Craig
Craig,
I enjoyed the unique taste of this. I found it to be an interestingly complex combination of zest & oak! I think this was my favorite of the three samples.
 
Natalie
Natalie,
I could drink this straight. The flavor was good
 
Matt
Matt,
Meh, not impressed. Jameson’s IPA Caskmates is much better.
 
Haley
Haley,
Okay...That’s really about all I could say. Not the best I’ve had but wouldn’t kick it out of bed either.
 
Katherine
Katherine,
I had a hard time finding the hops on this one, but I drink IPAs. My husband, who can't stand beer, picked out the hops immediately, so this one may be quite subjective.
 
Steven
Steven,
Not a big scotch guy but got this in a taster box... awesome! The beer casks gives it some sweeter notes that bring it a step closer to bourbon but while still being definitively scotch. Being a bourbon guy I love those sweet notes. This is a scotch I think I will buy a bottle of and keep on hand.
 
guest
guest,
This is a must try.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Loved it. When it comes to beer I prefer an IPA over anything else. When it comes to scotch I prefer peaty and smokey. This was neither, but well blended and sooo enjoyable. Better with a few drops of water in my opinion.
 
Bryant
Bryant,
Solid overall, but nothing revolutionary. They played pretty safe with the beer elements and it’s well-balanced. Wouldn’t be worth the premium IMO.
 
Anne
Anne,
Not Smokey but some peat. A little blah
 
Dinesh
Dinesh,
Delicious
 
Barco
Barco,
Smooth. Barely noticeable hints of IPA. Good stuff.
 
Gary
Gary,
Beautiful balance of hops and peat, smooth and drinkable over ice
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
A unique and tasty scotch with a mild hoppy finish.
 
Bob
Bob,
Light and crisp with a great finish.
 
Chris
Chris,
Ok. You can taste the beer, but I'm not a big fan of beer.
 
guest
guest,
Tried because I like IPA, stayed because the scotch was good
 
Deja
Deja,
Smooth but I don't get any "beer" or "hops."
 
Derek
Derek,
Very smooth
 
John
John,
Nose: malt, oak, hops, vanilla, lemon zest unfolds into blood orange Mouth: oily, oak, mild spice like nutmeg, hops, chocolate, heavy very prominent oak, bourbon like heat, fire roasted red peppers like peppers grilled on the BBQ on a warm summer day. Finish: long and warm, smooth, sweet red peppers, lingering Szechuan pepper and citrus hops Final notes: chocolate covered roasted red peppers with a hint of lemon zest.
 
guest
guest,
Sweet sticky first taste, almost bourbon like. It took a few sips for the hints of nutmeg, honey and lemon to make themselves known. The classic glenfiddich taste comes through, but no hops for me. Nonetheless a tasty drink that goes down very easily! I look forward to accompanying a light ale with it.
 
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