Brewed at Gulden Spoor

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaelic (124) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2016
Good IPA. Golden colour. Fine hops and bitterness and indeed touches of pines. Flavours of citrus, also in the mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gangstergafje (489) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2016
The beer looks nice. The color of the brew is a nice light amber. The beer pours a nice amount of rather soft, slightly tinted foam. The beer has a nice little cloudiness. The looks are nice. The smell is delicious. The aromas are extremely fruity. I smell a truckload of citrusy hops, resulting in the typical IPA bitter, sweet and refreshingly sour infusion. The smell is typical IPA, without it being overdone. Some IPA’s can smell almost artificial, but not this one. I smell only fresh natural products. There is also a little nutty aroma in the smell, giving the beer a little savory touch. The taste is pretty much the same as the smell. It is a IPA with a delicious fruity infusion at the beginning and a strong bitter aftertaste. It is an IPA with some balls. The beer also had a pleasant amount of gas, which adds to the kick of bitterness. Sweet!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBHansen (646) - Køge, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2016
Bottle @ DØE Køge. Appearance: pours clear yellow with ok soapy white head and lacing. aroma/taste: barley, biscuit, pine and grapefruit. palette: strong hoppy aroma, average to light sparkling carbonation, medium body, medium sweetness, somewhat dominated by a medium to distinct bitterness, average duration and a watery texture. Overall: nice, refreshing and well balanced Imperial IPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (1211) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2016
Sampled from tap at ’Craft & Draft’. Slightly hazy, golden amber with a medium large, frothy, almost stable, white head. Sweetish, fruity-grassy aroma of lemon, grapefruit and honey. Sweetish, fruity-grassy taste of honey, lemon and grapefruit, followed by a short, slightly bitter, a little grassy finish. Medium body, slightly creamy mouthfeel, flat. A bit sweet, not too bitter, but very nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Heimdallr (4) - - FEB 27, 2016 does not count
Provenant de Bier Market à Nantes. Une bière aux belles couleures orangées avec une mousse assez fine mais persistante. Au nez, une très forte odeur de mangue et de fruits tropicaux accompagnées d’effluves lactées surprenantes. En bouche c’est une explosion de goût très fidèle aux arômes du nez avec un goût intensément fruité limité lacté/soyeux et une amertume dicrète merveilleusement équilibrée du début à la fin, une carbonation bien marquée. Une longueur en bouche maîtrisée et bien prononcée. Une des IPA/DIPA les mieux équilibrées et les plus accessibles que j’ai goûté, une franche tuerie !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (4620) - FINLAND - FEB 27, 2016
Rated la 27.02.2016.

bottle. Orange hazy. Orange zesty malty, slight bitter sweet nose, oh, and pines, bit grassy ones too. Med plus bodied, bit thick, malty, caramelly sweetness, but well bittered. Finishes a bit messy, some dough, random grassy vegetals. Ok drink, flavourful, but seems overall a bit old (though bbe oct 16), dulled out. Just a lot of malts and bitters here now.

-- bb

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1218) - BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2016
Une double ipa avec 3 malts et 3 houblons, dont certains en dry hopping. Niveau abv de 8,2 %. Mon exemplaire était à 9 mois avant sa date, ce qui est très bien pour le genre. Couleur abricot/pêche, à la clarté nette. Bulles fines, vives, partout. Mousse épaisse, avec structure de blanc d’œuf battu en haut, stable à 4 mm. Arômes de malt, fleurs, houblon, massepain, croûte de pain, pointe de miel non sucré. 1ère bouche soyeuse à veloutée à la superbe entame malt/houblon/fleurs, pointe d’écorce de pin. Arrière-bouche parfaitement équilibrée, avec une amertume merveilleuse. 2ème au magnifique ensemble, avec quelques épices fines, pointe de piment d’Espelette. Arrière-bouche avec agrumes, herbes, pointe de poivre gris. 3ème avec belle texture, grande amertume, bel équilibre et des nuances superbes. Arrière-bouche complexe, longue, sans aucun défaut. Longueur au développement énorme sur le houblon et des épices fines. Jambes fines, groupées, serrées. Levure douce, fine, précise, fleurie. Très grande ligne. Alcool très bien, il est très actif sur les saveurs et la longueur. Finale qui est un pur délice, avec encore de nouvelles nuances. CONCLUSION : parfaite double imperial ipa dans le style, et la preuve concrète qu’une double ipa soutient encore mieux les saveurs qu’une ipa sur la longueur, grâce à un niveau abv supérieur. Ce n’est pas la seule clef, mais elle est importante … et un vrai handlanger...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoNm (2134) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JAN 19, 2016
Pours a hazy orangey amber color, topped with a big and lasting white head. Nice fruity bomb in the nose, some caramel, biscuity and alsohol presence as well later on. Taste starts quite sweet and fruity, bitterness holds a bit back at first, though still easily noticed. More herbal bitterness in the aftertaste. Surprisingly sweet and fruity, alcohol can’t be really tasted which is very nice. Very solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MonsterMagnet (955) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2016
Bottle, pours murky orange with a white head. Aroma has cocos, bit of soap, citrus, lime. Taste follows with caramel, pine (quite a lot, but not real sharp), pineapple, overripe kiwi, bit of sugar. Medium sweet and bitter, oily texture, medium body. Piney bitter finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saeglopur (1577) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - DEC 30, 2015
330 ml bottle bb 01.10.17, from my EU Local Swap 4/2015 sender MrHangover, thanks!
Dark golden, moderate hazy body, with a big, frothy, lacing, off-white head.
Aroma of lychee, citrus, orange, passion fruit, berries, biscuit, some grass, slight pine.
Tastes of grapefruit, lychee, orange, grass, some pine, some earth, biscuit.
Medium, slick mouthfeel, with a lively carbonation.
Finishes bitter, medium dry, piney, zesty, a bit grassy, with some alcohol warmth.

Very nice. Alcohol is noticeable, but not too heavy, quite well balanced. I really like the lychee notes and the piney finish. Overall not world class maybe, but a pleasant DIPA I would drink again.

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