Brewed at Gulden Spoor

Style: Imperial IPA
The Hague, Netherlands
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
Bier met een fijne maar stevige hoppige smaakbeleving. Een donkeramber bovengistend Nederlands bier gebrouwen van 3 soorten mout en 3 soorten hop. Tevens heeft dit bier tijdens de lagering dry hopping ondergaan. Dit bier heeft een stevig alcohol percentage met 8.2% dit bier heeft tevens een bittere afdronk met tonen van dennen naalden en citrus.

Boekanier's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boekanier (57) - - JUN 24, 2014
Copper colored beer with a dense which leaves a small ring. Aroma is very hoppy: piny, surprisingly citrusy. Taste: sweet, bit caramel-like, bitter finish which lingers. Palate: watery, ok. Very nice ipa, especially the citrusy aroma is remarkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (4594) - BELGIUM - OCT 14, 2016
Dutch DIPA brewed in Belgium, bottle from an Albert Heijn supermarket. Very thick and frothy, ’membranously’ lacing, snow white, dense head retaining well, hazy warm orange blonde robe with somewhat pinkish hue, turning a deeper amber with sediment. Aroma of pine-scented soap, cedar essential oil, yellow grapefruit, damp chicken spices, freshly cut red bell pepper, sundried tomatoes, pink peppercorns, sweetness of apricot, papaja, biscuit, white wine, faint banana and freshly squeezed orange juice piercing through. Vividly fruity onset with all kinds of impressions, unripe peach, dried banana, mango, mandarin, starfruit, with a grapefruity bitterness already palpable at the start, spritzy but ’refined’ carbonation, supple, oily, smooth mouthfeel. The bitterness of the white underside of grapefruit peel increases early and rapidly, over a juicy, caramelly, lightly honeyish and biscuity malt sweet backbone, sweeping away all sweetness in the end, where it develops into a tonic water-, dandelion milk juice- and yellow grapefruit peel-like, even somewhat harsh bitterness, drying the back of the mouth completely and producing retronasal aromas of pine resin, (again) grapefruit and some orange peel. This hop dried the throat, along with an afterglow of wodka-like, but not too astringent alcohol. The idea is there, the hops are well-chosen for the style, but it has a somewhat harsh and pungent hop bitterness which I’d rather associate with the earlier days of DIPA; today, a softer bitterness with more sweet tropical fruit aromas, as many American craft breweries are doing, would seem more appropriate, I think. I’d use this as an introduction to the style for those who are not yet accustomed to it - if only as a means to shock their palate. For those who are already used to DIPAs: enjoyable for sure, but seems just a little bit too heavily balanced to the hop bitter aspect of it and could have done with more intense hop aroma and slightly less intense hop bitterness. I like it, but Uiltje’s Big Fat 5 remains unchallenged when it comes to Dutch DIPAs, at least from the ones I tasted so far.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fombe89 (2253) - Asturias, SPAIN - OCT 7, 2016
On Tap @5ª Feria de la Cerveza de Noblejas. 01/10/16 Color ambar, sabor frutal resinosa, notas dulces.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomer (3041) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - OCT 5, 2016
Draught at the brewery, small creamy head, hazy deep orange color, aroma of orange and peach with some light bread behind, medium strong herbal bitterness, biscuit and a hint of grains and fruits. Nice but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markschiedon (595) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2016
Drinking from tab at Mitra BX. In the aroma hop. The clear orange beer has a medium white head. In the taste citrus and caramel. High carbonated.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jybi (67) - FRANCE - SEP 16, 2016
Kompaan est une jeune brasserie néerlandaise créée en 2012 qui, au travers de sa 58 handlanger, nous démontre qu’il n’y a nul besoin d’attendre les années avant d’atteindre une maturité certaine dans l’art brassicole. D’un titrage alcoolique de 8,2 % Abv, cette double IPA présente une robe ambrée claire avec une très fine mousse de 3 mm la nappant. L’effervescence est intense à l’ouverture avec de fines bulles. Celle-ci décline cependant rapidement au cours de la dégustation pour être très peu présente en final. Le nez, très aromatique, se porte sur le pamplemousse, le miel et la pêche. L’attaque est de façon surprenante très discrète. Celle-ci est cependant douce, aux accents de pêche, malt et caramel. Cette première entame sur le retrait, n’en met néanmoins que davantage en valeur l’explosion en bouche de l’amertume, magnifique, qui envahit le palais. Les saveurs se portent sur le pamplemousse et le pin qui ressortent de façon marquées mais enrichies et renforcées par des nuances à la fois poivrées et pimentées. Le final, long, gagne en rondeur et il est alors possible de percevoir des notes de fruits rouges et plus spécifiquement de fraises. En conclusion Kompaan nous propose ici une très belle composition, aromatique complexe et équilibrée. Ne luttez pas, leur l’homme de main finira par vous rattraper....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fkoolen (999) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2016 Draught @ Toff Bierfestival, Asten. Cloudy orange, offwhite foamy head. Tropical passionfruity, orange zest, pine, spruce, medium sweet malty base; quite alcoholic, dry and bitter in the finish. Medium body, medium-high carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorisPPattyn (9505) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2016
Towering, dense light yellowish head over coldhazed golden beer with faint orange sheen. Nose with lots of exotic fruit (passion, grape, pomelo, melon,...). Like digging in a sherbet box. More fruit, balanced by a rather agreable bitterness. Still lots of sweetness in the background. Citrus, and a bit of resin. Light for an IIPA, but not watery. Longlasting main flavours. Light, but very likeable IIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kapusil (1200) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 31, 2016
0.33l bottle. Hazy orange body, white head. Aroma of toffee, biscuit, grapes and citruses. Taste of toffee, toast, berries and some citruses. Nice but it’s not so intense and complex as what I expect from a DIPA. More like a (quite strong) pale ale to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5768) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 26, 2016
[16/01/16] Bottle from Liquorstore The Pint, Amsterdam: Golden body with nice head. Nose is malty, caramel and fruits. Bitter in the finish. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerViking (4195) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2016
Bottle, pours hazy brown with a thin head, lovely fruity hoppy nose, dry-bitterness over a thinnish fruity-malty body.

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