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Brewed by John Martin
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Genval, Belgium
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 298   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Martin’s IPA onstond uit de pure passie van brouwers die vanuit de beste brouwerstraditie blijven streven naar kwaliteit. Met zijn droge en bijzondere hopsmaak en zijn hergisting op fles, positioneert Martin’s IPA zich duidelijk tussen de beste Belgische bieren in zijn categorie. De zeer aparte stijl is toe te schrijven aan het brouwgeheim: de hopbloemen die aan het einde van de gisting worden toegevoegd. De Martin’s IPA hergist nog verder op fles en is jaren houdbaar. Het is het eindresultaat van de vakkennis van drie generaties Martin.


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2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
kareljandebacker (18) - Balgerhoeke, - MAY 31, 2014
Lekker amberkleurig bier met mooie witte schuimkraag die rap wegtrekt. Ruikt niet erg door. Smaakt zoals het etiket vermeld hoppig, met zéér gebrande toets.


2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jeverszeuge (643) - GERMANY - APR 29, 2016
# 3600 ersma: nennt sich „belgian’s „finest ipa“ “. hell kupferfarben mit mäßiger verschäumung. der geruch ist dezent süßlich. da erwartet man von einem ipa schon mal anderes. der antrunk ist recht perlig und bringt leichte fruchtnoten mit. etwas hopfen gesellt sich zur mitte hinzu. der abgang ist süßlich, malzig mit leichtem aroma von beeren. fazit: ipa? auf keinen fall. 10,7, 6, 7, 9, 7 - 7,25

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
SimonBlok (167) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2016
33 cl bottle at home. Appearance: clear golden with medium white head. Aroma: light malts, floral notes, grass. Taste: medium sweetness with medium bitterness. Notes of sweet malts and metal. Palate: light body, oily texture and fizzy carbonation. Can’t compare this one with other IPA’s.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
R4N5H (604) - NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2016
33cl bottle on 05-Mar-2016, poured into a long stemmed tulip glass. Flavour of caramel, light citrus fruits and sweet malt. Fruity, slightly sweet and fragrant. Lightly hopped. European in style - close to a Belgian style IPA, but not quite.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sdmmb (1535) - USA - APR 9, 2016
Drunk from 33cl bottle bought from Delhaize, Brussels. Hoppy IPA style beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ardeo (87) - Flémalle, BELGIUM - MAR 19, 2016
33 cl Belle couleur orange limpide. Fines bulles et mousse abondante relativement persistante. Nez peu prononcé mais houblon, orange perceptibles. En bouche, le liquide est frais avec des saveurs de fruits : orange, abricot. Légère amertume. IPA ou PAS, j’aime assez.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (12585) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2016
Bottle, 330ml from Beer & More, Brussels, Belgium. Amber toward copper with hefty white head. This proves to be quite an understated IPA, not really hop forward at all. There is a mid roasted, drying body, just a touch metallic with an earthy, leaf litter character. The hop note is dry leafy, earthy, some bitterness. It’s not a world beater but it’s okay and drinkable.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Mich1969 (17) - Near Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2016
If this was a pilsener i would rate it good, but for an IPA its realy bad. The label was promissing though. Not good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zilb (75) - Fontenay Sous Bois, FRANCE - MAR 1, 2016
Grosse mousse à grosses bulles qui s’estompe rapidement. Arômes sur les agrumes et le houblon (amertume). En bouche, amertume, malt grillé et pétillance. Très belle longueur sur le résineux, les agrumes et une amertume relativement forte mais appréciable. Très sympa !

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenkiGonzo (926) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 9, 2016
Bottle from Abbots Ale House. Clear gold, very carbonated. Spicy, vegetable aroma. Kind of dry with obvious Belgian yeast and a slightly bitter finish.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kriddie (5) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2016 does not count
Bottle from Dranken Verheyen, Poppel, Belgium. At 1,30e not expensive. This bottle is misleading. First and foremost, it’s not an IPA at all. True enough, it is a good tasting beer. Taste is balanced. A tad of bitter hops at first, then a bit smoky, wood, banana, sweet with a nice after taste. Enjoyable. That being said, the bottle says; Belgium’s "Finest IPA", almost as if the brewer knew they had to put the Finest IPA between quotation marks. This is NOT an IPA, and any lover of hoppy, IBU-heavy beers will feel disappointed at the least. A lot of continental european brands tend to label their hoppy beers as just that; Hop, Triple-hop, cascade, Hop-it, you name it. Had Martin’s done that, my rating would have been higher. This tastes like a Tripel with only a slight hint of what an IPA should be. Misleading, and therefore a 2.7. An enjoyable beer, but this is cheap marketing tactics, and I don’t buy those.


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