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

bottled
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RATINGS: 349   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).


kmeves' rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Pours a cloudy light amber/golden with a decent sized cream colored head that stays for awhile and produces nice lacing. Aroma is complex with grapefruit, passion fruit, pinapple, light malt and an undertone of Belgian yeast. Very light sweetness with medium to heavy bitterness, short dry finish. Medium bodied, creamy texture, lively carbonation. Of all of the Belgian IPA’s I have had so far this one is by far my favorite.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adamnowek (1150) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2016
Nice bright orange with a hazy appearance. Well balanced with hops. Quite smooth texture for the style.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopverdju (211) - BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2016
Goudblond met wit schuim. Geur: Lekker bitterig, sinaas, pompelmoes. Smaak: Mooie hopbitterheid met vleugje mout zoetigheid. Goed in balans en goede carbonatie. Dit is een bier die ik volgaarne een hele avond wil drinken!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fugitive (1792) - Athens, GREECE - DEC 8, 2015
Bottle. Color unclear yellow with medium white head. Aroma sweet, some hops, fruity. Taste sweet, acid, fruits, yeast.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (9524) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2015
330 ml bottle. BB 14/08/2017. From JefVerstraete (ELS). Thanks a lot Jef!
Cloudy golden color with a huge rocky and foamy white head. Nice fresh hops, sweetness, tropical fruits, mild yeast and some corny maltiness in the aroma. Balanced. The flavor is very pleasant. Balanced sweetish fruity hops, tropical fruits, mild bitterness, candies and maltiness in there. Highly drinkable and enjoyable. What a nice surprise!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruigo (1904) - PORTUGAL - DEC 4, 2015
33cl bottle. Hazy golden colour with a nice white head. Nice retention. Grass, citrus, caramel and yeast in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is well balanced with some citrus notes. Overall, a nice easy drinkable beer.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
mjik83 (1139) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2015
33cl flesje bij Cambrinus, Brugge Alcoholpercentage van 6,5% Uitgeschonken in origineel Valeir glas Uiterlijk: goudoranjekleurig met goede witte schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: neus is lekker bloemig en fruitig, smaak is fruitig als mango, redelijk bittertje, hoppig, bloemig Conclusie: lekkere IPA, flink geparfumeerd door de dryhop ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
de_belg (16) - - OCT 31, 2015
1 Woord: hop! Hoppige geur en smaak, niet overdreven, zachte IPA, zeer lekker streekbiertje!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rekvium (340) - Odense C, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2015
From tap at Moeder Lambic. Pours hazy amber, with a lasting white head. Aroma is floral, grass, notes of yeast, spices, caramel. Taste is sweet malts, spices, light hops, citrus.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vincentvega72 (223) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2015
Troebel bier met oranje gloed. Citrus, grapefruit, beetje kruidig in de neus. Lekker fris biertje, beetje romig, met hoppige afdronk. Niet al te bitter. Goeie ipa.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tfredvik (1555) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2015
Pours a clear-ish body, but there are also quite a lot of small sediments suspended in the deep golden body. The large head is creamy, white and long-lived, and the fully lasting layer laces the glass well. Moderate aroma of Belgian yeast, light generic fruits and spices. Moderate flavour of Belgian yeast, spices, light fruity notes including apple, and general hoppy notes. The taste is light sweet and moderate bitter. Medium body, dry and lively carbonation. I was never in doubt while drinking this beer: this is a well hopped Belgian ale, it never crossed my mind that this was supposed to be an IPA. I find it a bit too hoppy for the yeast profile, the hops masks the Belgian-ness. On the other side, it’s far to under-hopped for an IPA. Anyway, a nice ale!
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 1.5 years before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]


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