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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 334   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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).


PalCabral's rating

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
PalCabral (144) - - JAN 11, 2013
75cl bottle from Systembolaget. Pours hazy light orange, with a layer of foam that sets as a thin vail on the beer. The consistency makes it look like a belgian wit beer in haziness. The aroma is breathtaking, citrus like you sometimes get from a really stronglyl late hopped american beer. The taste is a great balance between the yeast, bringing in fruity tunes, and the hops with their citrusy and piney bitterness. It is a great beer, this one. Contreras makes good beers, this is almost at the level with the Mars beer. Lovely.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Turtles (491) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2015
750ml bottle from Systembolaget. Hazy golden. Some booze aroma with yeast, dried fruit. Smooth mouthfeel, medium carbonated. Tutti Frutti taste, orange, citrus peel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (1378) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2015
Bottle, sample @ RBScSG ’15. Clear golden pour with a frothy head. Notes of resin, light bitter, white grapes and lemon.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Senap (468) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2015
Hm, här blir jag lite villrådig. Absolut en god öl, men någon ipa är det inte sett till smakprofil. Mer som en klassisk belgare.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
murran (369) - - JUL 17, 2015
Pours an amber body with a medium head. Faint interesting aroma with hoppy tones. Very nice and balanced taste with a nice hoppy hint. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cool_Bond (2003) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2015
Spicy aroma with notes of citrus. The taste is fruity and citrus. OK bitterness which fills the upper part of the mouth a weak moment. Not overly good beer. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (3539) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2015
Velskjenket fra fat på Den tatoverede enke, med Kitty: uklar guloransje med flott skum som varer. Nydelig aroma og smak av bær, krydder, stkkkelsbær, honning og grapefrukt. Og perfekt til enkas fish&chips!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TychoJames (500) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2015
Flaska 75 cl systembolaget. Lätt disig ljusorange kulör med stort fluffigt vitt skum. Kryddig och pepprig doft med mycket citrus och skal från dessa. Örtig smak med gräs och passionsfrukt. Hög beska och aningen sträv. Fin balans

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ramboraffe (1248) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2015
Sample at RBScSG. Hazy yellow with white head. Spicy yeasty peppery with earthy and fruity hops. Some sour unripe fruit and citrus freshness. Semi dry with low to medium bitterness and high carbonation. A bit like a ipa saison hybrid.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mad_Ferret (753) - SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2015
750ml bottle from SB. Hazy orange colour, big off white head that lace. Nice sweet hoppy aroma with some candy like belgo yeast. Grapefruit, oranges, floral, lychee, cookie dough and lemon toffee. Nice and summery hoppy with a floral and slight tropical grapefruit/sweet oranges taste. Some sweet belgo yeast in the flavour as well. Some slight alcohol warmth. Balanced, or maybe a tad too mild, sezty bitterness. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. This is a good belgian IPA. Bitterness could have put up more of a fight, but then again it seems to have been bottled already in february? It's good though still.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamTheBarrel (624) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2015
750ml brown bottle poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Appearance is cloudy amber with a medium sized foamy off-white head that when reduced, left a little lacing. Aroma of mango, grapefruit, pineapple and orange peels. Flavours of mango, orange peels, grapefruit, lemon zest, caramel and wheat bread. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter. Palate is medium bodied, smooth texture and average carbonation. Contreras Valeir Extra is a great IPA, good balance between malts and hop flavours.


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