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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (7778) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2013
11.2oz bottle. Orange gold color, totally hazy with all the fine particles in the body. Thin white head. Couple dots of lace. Bigger body. Softer, lighter carbonation with a more dry finish. Spicy flavor, a little musty, some metallic. Some yeast flavor. Hint of citrus. Bigger spicy taste, some sweet, moderate bitter. Alright belgian ale, but I’m not crazy about this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (6149) - Indiana, USA - AUG 20, 2013
11.2 oz bottle to snifter (shared by DrSilverworm). Looks good; a cloudy orange with white lacing. Smells of Belgian yeast with notes of dough, hops, and spices. Tastes like it smells with a touch of caramel. Solid on the palate. Enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (985) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle. Hazy amber color with white head. Grassy aroma with citrus and herbs. Very nice flavour of sweet fruit, caramel and grass. Enjoyable and easy to drink.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EddyBeer1 (991) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2013
Ambrée trouble, pétillance moyenne-forte, col fin beige et tenace. Nez assez fruité. D’abord maltée, suivi d’un fruité pêche pour suivre sur une bonne amertume houblonnée. MIAM!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hobsch (505) - Cologne, GERMANY - JUL 22, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2013 Bottle 0.33l from Dranken Geers Gent. Pours hazy orange with a firm white head. Aroma is malt and hops only little fruit. Feel is soft with medium carbonation. Taste is fruit like citrus and mango with a good bitterness. Very good beer. Will buy more.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Daytonbeer (681) - Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Pours hazy gold with white head and no lacing. Aroma is light with sweet white grapes and Belgium yeast. Taste is bitter hops and bubblegum. Good, but I expected a little more flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (9932) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2013
11.2 ounce bottle from Wine Warehouse. Pours a hazy golden color with a large off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of pale malts and big spicy, almost piney notes. The taste is spicy, herbal notes, candied sugar, mild tart fruits, pale malts. Medium bodied, lingering spice. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (5417) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 12, 2013
Bottle from trade with bartlebier, many thanks. hazy golden color with huge off-white head. Aroma of malt, tropical fruits, hops. Taste, starts malty, than bitter hops arrives, together with some spices, very light fruitiness. Strong hoppy finish. Tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leepe_steven (181) - Lede, BELGIUM - MAY 29, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2013 Pours golden colour, dark yellow with foamy, frotty head. Aroma is yeasty, hops, some sweet malt backbone as well. Taste is the same, well balanced. Light to medium body. Taste is a bit watery.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dasdan (235) - BELGIUM - MAY 29, 2013
33 cl bottle in the brewery. Orange body with large head. Fruity citrus and peaches aroma. ****


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