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Hopfenstark Belgian IPA
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Brewed by Hopfenstark
Style: Belgian Ale
L’Assomption, Canada

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (4149) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2011
on tap at brewpub. light copper-orangey, frothy off-white head, good retention and lacing. strawberry nose, light spices, tons of fruitiness. taste is strawberry-medium hopping, belgiumness, acidity, alcohol. soft, yet lively, medium to full body, oily mouthfeel, long grapefruit finish. very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (9765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2011
A murky hazed amber IPA with a thin off white head. In aroma, superb and perfumey, creamy and complex, fruity white grape, very nice. In mouth, a smooth floral hops, green hops, fruity and Belgian, very nice. Cask at Bieres et Saveurs, Sept. 2 2011.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quevillon (2452) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2011
Drank on cask (20 oz) at le Saint-Graal (Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec), for the Journée Québécoise de la Bière (Quebec Beer Day), August 13, 2011. Hazy golden blonde, good head. Spicy hop aroma well balanced, a little dry. Taste well balanced between spicy malted barley and semi sweet hops, with hints of sweet herbs, mild bitterness. This is undoubtedly the new hops Fred is used, but finaly a Belgian IPA that I can love!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2114) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2011
Sample at Chambly fest. Tap version.
Appearance : Hazy amber.
Aroma : Great herbal hops with nice yeast. Nice belgian yeast.
Taste : Herbal with lots of belgian yeast. Nice hops too. Light overcooked caramel with light bitterness.
Overall : Nice one. Quite drinkable. Could be a bit more hoppy. Nice yeast. Nice finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (2940) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2011
On tap @ Soirée des brasseurs. Gold pour with thick white head. Aroma of belgian yeast, tame hoppiness, light cereal notes. Taste is hoppy, belgian ale - grainy with a lot of yeast, quite spicy, this almost tastes like a saison. Palate is well carbed and full. Good even though not outstanding beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (2898) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 30, 2011
On tap at the brewery, in cask, cloudy amber color, with a small bubbly beige head, yeasty, floral leafy, soapy hop nose with some mild cedary, citrus lemon peel notes, and light grainy maltiness, within a faint fruity belgian yeastiness aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a nice yeasty, smooth toasted, caramel malt, juicy flowery leafy, grassy hop character with some cedary, light leafy mintiness, faint lime, lemon rind flavors, leading towards a lingering juicy leafy, cedary hop bitterness finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (5956) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2011
In short: A doughy/yeasty and fruity IPA. Good beer
How: Tap at Chambly Beer Festival 2011
The look: Cloudy amber body topped by a small off-white head
In long: The nose is mostly fruity and appear to be a mix of fruity yeast esters and fruity hops. I noted peaches, oranges, apricots, more… Taste proposes a nourishing doughy body, chewy cake malts, a lot of fruits (again oranges, peaches, apricots and more). The beer ends with a resinous bitterness of medium intensity. The medium carbonation suits the beer well. Another good beer from Hopfenstark that I will drink again and again, I have never learned moderation, instead I have developed an expertise in doing things when hangover.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5652) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 24, 2011
En fût. Verre de 12 oz dégusté directement à la brasserie lors du party 5e anniversaire. Arôme: Légère odeur d’houblons et de levures. Apparence: La couleur est blonde orangée opaque. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’houblons herbacés avec une pointe d’épices et de levures. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’agrumes en arrière goût. (Rating #4024)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13286) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2012
Draught at Local Option, Chicago. Clear golden/golden - white head. Caramel. Grassy. Fruity. Light phenolic. Berries. Nutty notes. Light hay. Medium hoppy, Citrus. OK.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5644) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 2, 2012
draft at Blue Monk. slightly cloudy orange hefe like pour. Herbal hoppiness, Belgian yeastiness, some medicinal flavor. Good belgian flavor. Pretty good


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