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Brewed by Contreras
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Gavere, Belgium
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 354   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
During the British Colonial Times, the English exported beer to India. To preserve the beer for a longer period, extra-hopped beers were produced (hops maintain natural preservation and add bitterness to the beer).


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (9123) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 21, 2010
Lemony, grassy hop aroma, some spice and a bit of honey. Tangy and clean. Brilliant deep gold with a fine, thick head. Clean, hoppy, fruity flavor with bread and just a bit of honey. Nice bitter finish. Crisp, light, clean and tasty. A nice, hoppy Belgian blonde, by far the best of the 4 beers I got from Contreras. Sports a rather saison-like dry finish. This type of hoppy Belgian medium weight blonde has become my favorite style this year. This is a pretty good example of it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Forsberg_dk (258) - DENMARK - NOV 17, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2012 33 cl bottle, pours golden with a nice white head, lots of carbonation, aroma is yeasty and fruity with a hint of citrus as well, taste fruity and yeasty with a hint of citrus hops, smooth mouthfeel, slight bitterness at the end, light drinkable and enjoyable but not overly complex.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2010
[3331-20100810] Tap. Delicious orange flesh hops aroma is fresh with hints of lemon grass. Hazy, light orange brown body with a long-lasting creamy white head and thick lacing. Very fresh orange hops flavour like a cream of hops citrus pie with a tart aftertaste that is just a little bit cheeky. Medium body is tart and saucy throughout. Yum, very drinkable!
(@ Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels, Belgium)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (13067) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2010
Bottle. Creamy white excellent mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Lemon notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moedrate bitter nice fruity flavor. Creamy palate. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Damico (3140) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2010
There are light citus and floral notes to bring the IPA to a Belgian Ale. The ale pours beautiful cloudy golden with a big creamy head. The flavor is dry, light bitterness with a crisp body.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (13080) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Bottle poured a cloudy gold with a large lasting amber head. Aromas of bread, yeast,citrus, pineapple and a hint of pine. Palate waslight to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of bread, yeast, citrus and light pineapple with a crisp fruty finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stouby (4427) - Holbæk, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2010
Bottle at home. Hazy golden with a large white head leaving laces. Aroma moderate malty (fruity, coriander). Flavor moderate sweet and bitter. Medium body, moderate carbonated.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thegreenrooster (3970) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Pour is a orange with some floaties and a large whtie head. Aroma is very sweet with a very nice hop in the backround. Flavor is also sweet sugar at first then follows a very nice hop. This is a very stellar beer with lots of Belgian yeast/sweetness with an outstanding hop profile.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (9011) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Bottle from City Beer. Pours hazy golden with a large off-white head and a toffee and fruit aroma. There is a pleasant pale malt flavor that is slightly sour and fruity, with a dry bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (13980) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Bottle from Monument in Concord, CA. Pours hazy gold with a 4 finger foamy white head. Medium body; foamy/frothy carbonation. Flavor is very strong herb or cardamom with a light peppery/spicey undertone. Not bitter - it’s mildly sweet. But the pepper/spice tends to provide a balance. In the finish it suggests lemon/pepper. Tho slightly sweet.


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