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Brewed by De Graal
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Brakel, Belgium
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Brewed for Carl Kins (hence the spelling), famous international beerjudge and at 50 still loving his hops.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3319) - Otorohanga, - NOV 8, 2012
The head is intesnive but medium robust, the body is orange and cloudy. It smells sweet, wheat a bit yeasty. The taste is sweet, a bit sour, fresh, hoppy, balanced and tasty, hoppy-fruity a bit citrus-orange, kiwi, mango. NIce and easy drinkable one! 11/12/12/11/12/11


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Douberd (2078) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2014
Stubby bottle 330 ml at home, poured into a tulip glass. ABV 6.5%. One year past its BB date. Orange coloured, a bit hazy, good sized off-white head, thick, with good retention, leaving light lacing on the glass. Aroma of yeast, funk, some peaches, even some wine notes, cork. Taste follows, quite yeasty, peaches, a bit sweet and malty. Medium thin body with good carbonation. Overall okay, but even for a Belgian IPA nothing too impressive.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DJoer (645) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2014
Medium white foamy head, orange golden copper colour, sweet citrus peaches fruity smell, champagne like a bit sour a bit grapefruit bitter medium to high carbonation medium bitter hoppy notes but pretty gentle for an IPA

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (2058) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2013
A great example of a Belgian IPA. It’s bitter, dry and fruity, but with a full yeasty body. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (4447) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2013
14/IX/13 - 33cl bottle from Willems (Grobbendonk) @ home - BB: n/a, nothing marked on the label or cap (2013-847)

Clear orange to beige beer, big creamy yet crackling off-white head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving some nice rings with each sip. Aroma: fruity, sweet ripe fruits, sweet malts, some caramel, citrus, little soapy. MF: lots of carbon, medium body. Taste: lots of citrus, grassy hops, some hay, bit sweet and malty. Aftertaste: more citrus, grassy hops, exotic fruit notes, bit of honey, floral notes, specific De Graal yeast, which is a bit spicy and gives this beer it’s Belgian signature. I like this one a lot!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vaiz (3284) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle at home. Clear golden pour, foamy white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is fruity, spicy, some peppers, floral hops, Belgian hops and some faint applejuice. Flavor is spicy, bitter, slightly fruity and a hint of sour apple. Decent body with heavy carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoltonDK (556) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2013
Bottle at home. Complex nose, sweet, sour. Light amber color, small white head. Medium body, sugar, vinegar, wood, earthy. :) Bolton Brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Russo (1657) - Campinas, BRAZIL - JUN 18, 2013
A hazy golden color with a a nice off-white head. The aroma is sweet malty with lots of spices, hops, and fruit hints. The flavor is like the aroma but very complex. Light body and spicy end.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
77ships (3592) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 12, 2013
33 cl. bottle @ home. Procured from Willems. LOT 11442 05/2013 (is this bottled on or BBF – this is either very fresh or quite old). Bright amber with a quickly gone white head. Nose is all sweet Belgian yeast, white bread, white sugar, oranges, lightly floral, light fruit, light alcohol,… either this is old or this is another example of a Belgian brewery making an IPA or a hoppy beer in general with the bizarre idea in their head that the style does not require an over hop profile. Taste is oranges, toffee, light alcohol, floral, esters, medicinal bitterness in the back like disinfected surgical tools, light dust, hint mould, herbal,… High carb. pops a bit on your tongue like that kind of candy. I hope that this is an old bottle, otherwise I am totally not getting this celebration of hops, minus the hops or something like that. Yes this has hops in it but no more than your average Belgian Ale would have. Maybe I just have no idea how hops taste like anymore – my pallet has been destroyed by all of these American IPA’s & IIPA’s!!!

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thiesen (169) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2013
A bit sour aroma. Golden yellow with small frothy head. Spicy, round hops with slight bitterness, almonds, coriander. Rich carbonation, medium mouthfeel.


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