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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).


PalCabral's rating

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
PalCabral (159) - - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rubin77 (916) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 20, 2016
F: big, white, creamy, stable. C: amber to orange, hazy. A: malt, citrus, tonic, orange peels, grapefruit, grassy, light floral, hint of caramel. T: fruity, citrus, tangerine, hint of mineral, floral, hint of sticky, caramel, biscuit, medium body, good carbonation, very good drinkable and enjoyable good balanced beer, 0,33l bottle from Carrefour in Brussels

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdb84 (548) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2016
75cl. Light hazy golden orange with foamy head. A: medium ipa malts and hops, mostly, pine, lime, pineapple. Light syrup note, big Belgian blonde aroma. Inviting. T: medium ipa bitterness, light fruity, mostly lemon, light pineapple. Sweet malt character typical for a blonde, yeast note , biscuit mouthfeel. Medium bitter but definitely more pronounced than standard blonde. Finish is medium bitter, fruity, relatively long. Good crossover. Chouffe Dobbelen IPA packs more punch and flavor, though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lore (2098) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 17, 2016
hazy golden to orange colour, large, though not too stable off-white head; aroma of bread, tropical fruits, floral and earthy notes; taste is rather malty than hoppy with tropical fruity, earthy andyesty notes; good, but not a typical IPA

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kingstoni (1946) - FINLAND - MAR 26, 2016
Bottle. Hazy deep golden color with a medium sized foamy off-white head. Aroma of malt with notes of lemon. Medium bitter taste. Medium body.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (6235) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2016
33cl bottle in the new K & S Beer & Tobacco store/tasting room in Brugge on Sunday 7th Feb 2016. Clean orange pour with a full white head. Hop lead with grass, grapefruit and other citrus notes overpowering any yeast or malty aromas. In the taste there is more balance as the malts assert themselves a little. Decent and a change from all the really heavy beers Belgium is usually known for (that and lager of course).

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adamnowek (1739) - 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 (609) - 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 (1895) - 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 (10206) - 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 (2227) - 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.


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