Brewed by Brouwerij Het Anker
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Mechelen, Belgium


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RATINGS: 900   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Origin: Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor completes the taste pallet of the gamma Carolus-beers. Name: "Hopsinjoor" is a wordplay to for one thing the several hops which were used, and on the other hand the typical character of Mechelen of Gouden Carolus: the figure "opsinjoor" is intertwined with the history of Mechelen (see: www.opsinjoorke.be/Opsinjoorke/opsinjoor.htm). Kind of hops: 4 types of hops are used: Golding, Spalt, Hallertau and Saaz. These hops were fractioned at several times in the cooking process in order to keep a maximum of aroma. Regarding to taste we can say that the beer has a gentle, but nevertheless bitter aftertaste. Gold-yellow colour. Hoppy aroma. 50 IBU / 18.6 Plato

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MonsterMagnet (182) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy dark yellow with a large white head. Aroma: fruity, spicy. Taste: hay, wheat, citrus, fruity, spicy (juniper, peppers). Light sweet, medium bitterness, somewhat sour. It?s hard to describe this beer. The body is somewhat thin, but the finish a fairly long and dry. It?s like a tripel meets saison?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Moolesen (191) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Hazy yellow/orange. With a huge white foamy head. Strong nose of "pils". Rich taste with a pleasant bitter finish. Medium to long length.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (2501) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2014
On tap at Tap and Mallet. Pours orange amber with medium white head. Very interesting aroma combining belgian yeast, malt, hops and something more I cannot exactly put a finger on. Taste is the same. Medium to full bodied. Great balance. Not too heavy. ABV is hidden well. Really enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fantti (699) - FINLAND - MAY 8, 2014
Kaatuu tulppaaniin kullankeltaisena ja sameana, vaahto on uskomattoman runsasta kevyelläkin kaadolla jättäen vahvaa solukkomaista pitsiä. Haju tuo yllättävän paljon mieleen Duvelin: samanlaista belgihiivaista mausteisuutta ja sitrusmaisuutta löytyy huomattavan paljon. Lievää hiivaleipäisyyttä ja yrttisyyttäkin on joukossa, mutta jää hieman yksipuoliseksi. Maku on myös huomattavan Duvelmainen: mausteista ja sitruksista belgihiivaisuutta on hyvin joukossa, sekä hieman yrttejä, mutta makukin on hivenen yksipuolinen. Suutuntuma on alkuun melko hiilihappoinen ennen kuin humalointi puree, hieman jopa salakavalasti yllättäen. Hyvä vahva belgi, mutta hivenen yksipuolinen. Väkisin tätä vertaa Duveliin ja aivan niin intensiivinen tämä ei valitettavasti ole. Het Anker on kuitenkin edelleen yksi suosikkipanimoista.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pringao_Toribi (241) - Oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 8, 2014
Very interesting beer, pour with strong yellow an enormous foamy white crown, plenty of hop to floral aromas, tastes great and strong, with fruity to hoppy flavours, the alcohol is almost indetectable (even with its 8%) Great beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ibrubeer (92) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Draft. Define Belgian aroma and flavor right off the bat. Not much hoppiness, despite being called a Belgian IPA. Good, smooth beer though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3578) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2014
Bottle: Pours cloudy, light gold-amber with a creamy, off-white head. Light fruit, sugar aroma. Taste is very light...sugared fruit, yeast...a slight herbal hoppiness. Very soft and smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1590) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2014
Draft at Eulogy. Very cloudy blonde pour with a large frothy white head. Lots of soapy foam. Feels like a fuzzy Trippel. Grapefruit pith. Honeycomb. Orange bananas. Bamboo shoots. Chanterelles. Not uninteresting but missing anything extraordinary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skoisirius (1632) - Earth, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2014
Have had a few times over the years. A nice Belgian style IPA offering, with floral citrus, sweet and bitter notes. Great carbonation. Not their best, but tasty!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
melush (620) - SPAIN - APR 23, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en La Birra. Color dorado. Sabor a levadura, ligeramente citrico y amargo. Bastante carbonatada.

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