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Brewed by ’t Gaverhopke
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Stasegem-Harelbeke, Belgium
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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A collaboration between Gaverhopke and Tired Hands Brewing Company, distributed in the US by Twelve Percent LLC, Brooklyn, NY.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
corkyrory66 (575) - BELGIUM - JAN 23, 2014
Etiquette simplissime sur le thème à peine évident de la symphonie. Capsule encore plus dépouillée : noir brut. Collaboration Belgium / US pour cette bière avec une volonté de développer le thème de l’ale IPA, en une double india pale ale, d’un niveau de 7,8 % abv. Couleur ambre moyen. Clarté avec un très léger voile diaphane. Bulles moyennes très faibles, mais la mousse est strictement extraordinaire blanc beige à cratères profonds, qui tient à 1 cm. Arômes de houblons superbes, avoine, pomme rouge, abricot, pointe de mangue. 1ère bouche souple sur de magnifiques houblons multiples, des fleurs blanches. Arrière-bouche d’une superbe amertume. 2ème sur une symphonie de houblons. 3ème où la fusion est là : équilibre malt/houblon magnifique. Arrière-bouche fine, fraîche, d’une superbe longueur. La longueur est en constante évolution. La levure est lisse, belle, douce, fleurie. L’alcool est en grande progression, il fait un remarquable travail, du plus bel effet pour un niveau en-dessous de 8. Comme quoi, 7,8 abv peut représenter un bon niveau si on s’y consacre à plein régime... La finale est un vrai point d’orgue à cette bière. Conclusion : dans un verre à Duvel, j’ai donc trouvé une réalisation exceptionnelle, œuvre conjointe de la petite Belgique et de la grande Amérique. Que de joie à constater et surtout déguster la réussite de pareille œuvre commune... Une vraie aventure sur le houblon.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vickey9 (470) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 6, 2013
Cloudy amber with small white head. Nose is sweet and bitter, lemony with touch of pineapple, grapefruit and bitter herbs. Taste is bitter and a bit sweet, body full, texture a bit oily. Carbon quite enough. Palate is dominated by grapefruit, orange and lemon peel. Really nicel bitter sweef fantasy! Bitter finish. B@H

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Squat bottle. Pours turbid dark straw orangy with 3-finger off-white head. Nose is funky rock sugary malt, resiny peppery hops, some fruit. Tastes of Belgian malt, hops, fruit, and black pepper. Very complex. Stays on the sweet side, with the hops and funky and fruity hints staying throughout. This one is very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2011
Bottle from Beer Planet, Brussels
Cloudy deep blond color; generous head. Very nice hoppy aroma, fruity, fresh, without a particular fruit prevailing, maybe oranges; but also mild spices, and the combination is elegant. Lean body, with good dry malt flavor, quite sharp spicy character, followed by a correct bitterness, with quality hopping, resiny before fruity. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lachrymalisis (387) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2011 yeast spice, medium sweetness from medium-colored Belgian fruit hints, golden raisins, apricots, etc. Grass and fair hop crispness. thick, sturdy head that stays for the whole glass. amazing yeast, very much the featured highlight of this beer. very nice dry almost champagne-like finish. ABV is hidden; could drink many of these in a row. very good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swaroga (1341) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2012
33cl bottle. Hazy with bits in it, yellow orange liquid with little white head. Nose : tart with alcohol, pine, citrus zest. Strong yeast. Sip : low to medium density with some carbonation. Strange texture , nor creamy neither oily.... Sweet with well balanced refreshing development. Strong yeast and working even while you swallow it. The bitterness isn’t as strong as a regular IPA but it’s there and is mostly aromatic with citrus and pine. It’s rather strange beer I must say but really good. I wouldn’t call it IPA but I will come back to it. Hides well the alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4425) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2013
Bottle: Medium sized vast sticky white head that changes slowly into a sticky lacing on top of a muddy murky darker orange colored beer. Aromas of hops, citrus, creamy grapes and grapefruit, French suppermarkets/plastic bags, yeast, hint of clay, floral, plant extracts and a hint of manure. After a while the more floral fruity hop tones dominate. Flavours of hops and hop fruits like citrus, grapefruit, sharper peach. bitters, some spices, milk, some thin but present herbs, cream, floral tones and some yeast. Aftertaste is lovely floral with hops, some hop fruit and bitters. Low cabo, soft but also light spicy mouthfeel, medium to lightly lightly fuller body and a light watery light oily ish texture. Not your usual smell, but it does not bother me at all and the beer itself is very fine, less to no traces of alcohol which is what I like when drinking a DIPA. This is a good beer!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pjames317 (74) - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Hazy, amber/gold with a finger breadth of white foamy, pillowy head. A beautiful beer to the naked eye. In the nose, first thing noticed is the Belgian yeast - clove, apricot and peppercorn. A second layer of floral hops, somewhat grassy with a bit of a barnyard funk quality. Mild booze. Flavor is a bit odd. Honeysuckle, saffron, biscuits, rose petal. Big peppery note with a bit too much effervescence for a DIPA. Detracts from the hops, which are hard to pin down in this one. Would prefer if they omitted the "DOuble IPA" label from the bottle and just let the mind ponder the infinite space occupied by the Belgian Ale category. Overall, this is a fine ale. Tons of depth and complexity. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (10520) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Somewhat hazy golden beer with a nice rich lasting offwhite head leaving lots of lacing in the glass. Hoppy pine aroma, floral, biscuits, grapes, bready, cereal notes, lemongrass, some cream. Hoppy citrus and grapefruit flavor, pine, hay, grapes, caramel, biscuits, spicy notes, passion fruit, some vanilla and cream. Very drinkable DIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5336) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2011
Hazy amber color with a medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of pine, tropical fruits, floral hops, citrus, tangerine, some grass, and caramel. Taste of citrus, pine, tropical fruits, herbal, light toast, with a grapefruit finish.


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