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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Brewed with Citra & Smaragd hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cagou007 (566) - FRANCE - MAY 1, 2015
Pours hazy yellow with medium white head. Nose is yeast and citrus (grapefruit). Aromas are hay, citrus and grassy hops. Medium carbonation, medium texture. Acid citrusy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (3368) - BELGIUM - APR 26, 2015
UPDATED: APR 28, 2015 Belgian IPA with thick, frothy, lacing, egg-white head, clearly hops-enhanced; colour a deep and warm ’old gold’, clear with relatively vivid sparkling supporting the head. Aroma does not activate the IPA part of my beer memory: more like a more than averagely hoppy Belgian ale... I get impressions of lime, tons of freshly cut grass, Granny Smith apples and Conférence pears, nettles and other weeds, slight but noticeable hint of melting plastic, straw, unripe peach, potato peel, something sweaty and something ethereal (mint, aniseed?). Crisp and refreshing onset, sourish fruitiness (green apple, unripe pineapple, sour gooseberries, starfruit) with a minerally carbonation, faint honeyish sweetishness in the background leading to a basic pale malt sweetishness, a bit grainy and in that sense more ’harsh’ than I had hoped for; spicy yeastiness builds the bridge to a finish, which, all things considered, is quite satisfying, with a long, peppery and spicy yet fairly earthy, drying hop bitterness, a very faint saltiness and some juicy malt sweetishness coming through. The flavour follows the aroma: with a lot of goodwill, I assume this could be considered an English-style IPA which may have been the intention and there is no doubt that technically, this is well made, but I was expecting much more from this, namely a citrussy, orangey, bold and ’biting’ American-style IPA, something I haven’t yet found among Belgian breweries so far, at least not in the way I like. This is a good beer though, very appetizing, and it does not discourage me in finding out more about this brewery, which I deem to be more innovative than the rest of Belgian breweries, a few exceptions notwithspoken. I was not impressed by this beer as much as I hoped to be, but if Ratebeer would ever consider acknowledging a ’Belgian IPA’ style, like Beeradvocate does, this would be a perfect example of it; still, I prefer the American style IPAs and - even more so - double IPAs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dambor (179) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 23, 2015
Pours dark yellow, medium head. Aroma: exotic white fruit mixed with Belgian wild yeast aroma, known from some farmhouse ales. Taste: Exotic fruit sweetness, in the beginning, followed by some hoppy bitterness, but first and foremost dryness from the yeast. This beer is very dry, maybe too dry for some IPA lovers. In the palate it mixes up with hoppy bitterness. Something new and definitely interesting, but too dry to my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leepe_steven (202) - Lede, BELGIUM - APR 5, 2015
Pours a hazy orange coloured beer with soapy white head. Aroma is citrussy and grassy. Taste is somewhat watery. Slightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1840) - Granollers, SPAIN - APR 4, 2015
Cervesa amb aroma i gust a cítrics, amb molt bona aparènça i textura. Cerveza con aroma y sabor a cítricos, con muy buena apariencia y textura.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (923) - BELGIUM - MAR 30, 2015
Belgian ipa de 6 % abv, 45 EBU, pur orge, levure de saison et 3 houblons : du Challenger, du Smaragd et du Citra. Couleur jaune tendre mat. Léger voile de levure très sympa. Bulles moyennes en colonnes depuis les parois. Mousse blanche à flocons moyens, stable à 2 mm. Arômes de pamplemousse, fruit de la passion, zeste d’orange, miel de tilleul, pointe de banane verte. 1ère bouche très soyeuse à la grande entame sur agrumes, malt clair, houblon amer et fleuri. Arrière-bouche sur du malt et un petit muguet très discret. 2ème sur un très bel ensemble malt/agrumes, et quelques fruits blancs, pomme. Arrière-bouche bien fraîche, équilibrée, longue. 3ème à l’équilibre bien établi : malt/houblon/fruits. Arrière-bouche de plus en plus complexe, fleurs et fruits. Sur la longueur le muguet revient nous saluer (nuance rare en bière), avec les agrumes et un côté malté qui se développe petit à petit. Jambes groupées et très marquées. Levure précise, pure, légèrement salée et épicée. Très belle veine, adéquate. Alcool tout à fait correct pour le genre. Il laisse de plus une belle place à l’amertume. Finale qui réserve encore d’autres charmes. CONCLUSION : une vraie ipa, variée, pure, fraîche, fruitée, bien houblonnée. Quand on sait de plus qu’elle a été élaborée par plébiscite d’un panel de dégustateurs, cela fait bien plaisir de voir ce genre de résultat. Une brasserie bourrée d’idées, et qui ne va pas s’arrêter en si bon chemin...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
King_Alex_II (671) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 23, 2015
Golden clear color with insane amounts of foam production. The smell is fresh hoppy. The taste is hoppy bitter, but the hop composition doesn’t work very well. A fresh flowery bitterness combined with a earthy rather sweetish bitterness. The aftertaste is better, very bitter but a bit too dry and tart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
javiercrasher (219) - Granada, SPAIN - MAR 22, 2015
De color dorado, mate y turbio. Espuma blanca, compacta y con bastante duración. Aromas a frutas tropicales, campo de heno y levadura belga. Cuerpo medio, bastante gas. En boca moderadamente cítrica y un poco astringente. Algo especiado por la levadura y ligeramente amarga. Final seco. Se agradece que la etiqueta traiga todo tipo de información sobre lúpulos utilizados, color, amargor y demás. Lote / caducidad: 28/06/2016.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hermod (4449) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2015
33cl bottle @ home. Pours unclear, deep golden, thick white head. Saisony aroma, lots of orange and gooseberries, fresh and inviting aroma with that saison yeast twist. Flavor has gooseberries, exotic fruits;mango, papaya comes to mind. Juicy for sure. Finishes off with a nice dry bitterness. This one I like, juicy, hoppy bitter and got a high drinkability.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (1144) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2015
Bottle bought at Geers. Golden small head. Smells very floral, not citrus like an american ipa, yeasty, good smell tho. Big mouthfeel, malty backbone, quite harsh bitterness at the end. Another good Belgian effort on the style, seems we're getting the hang of it.

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