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

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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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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.


0.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
corkyrory66 (631) - BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2014
Bière ipa d’un grand groupe … attention ça va rater !! Niveau abv de 6,9 %. Grande modestie dans le propos puisqu’on nous gratifie d’un « belgium’s finest ipa » sur l’étiquette !!!!! Mais nous sommes habitués avec John Martin aux divers « finest » …. par ailleurs plus divers que finest … Mention amusante aussi, sur collier qui plus est, d’un « triple hop flower » . Joli mais très peu convaincant … comme nous allons voir. Couleur abricot pêche fade. Clarté nette. Bulles nulles. Mousse pétillante à grand bruit au versage (??!!) qui devient de suite un nappage ridicule. Arômes de caramel, malt cara, malt clair (c’est tout ce que l’on trouve, et encore il faut bien chercher!!). 1ère bouche liquide à l’ouverture sur une ale quelconque d’un tripot malfamé… un peu de malt et petit houblon. Arrière-bouche un peu fruitée avec beaucoup de caramel (sucre). 2ème sur une soupe au petit malt. 3ème où on fait plouf … Tiens, c’est de l’eau !! Ne parlons pas du reste, c’est affligeant !! CONCLUSION : ces brasseurs n’ont pas peur de dire qu’il leur a fallu 3 générations de connaissances techniques pour faire cela !!! A ce tarif, il leur faudra 500 ans pour faire une bière à 3 sur 5 !!!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borup (5944) - Albertslund, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2014
33 cl. bottle. Hazy amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of lemon, fruit, hops, malt and caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_r (17) - FRANCE - OCT 11, 2014
Très belle première gorgée. Au palet les fleurs de houblon sont bien présentes, avec une légère amertume. Mais elle devient vite plate, car peu de bulles, et le gout ne reste pas longtemps en bouche.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
skortila (4558) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2014
75cl stylish bottle. 35cl sample. The aroma has biscuit malt tones, some flowery touches, bit grassy. Hazy, orange-golden coloured beer with a white head. The taste is just a little bitter, has noble hops, some biscuit malt and quite some yeast tones. Okay beer but this is not what nowadays is considered as an IPA. Anyway I didn’t expect that because it’s Belgian. The commercial description is really funny. I hope it is meant sarcastic. :-)

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JonMoore (1875) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle from Beer Planet, Brussels. Cloudy orange with hugs white head, visibly highly carbonated. Aroma of cider, vinegar, barnyard. Similar in the taste, quite sour. Highly carbonated.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VictorStr (1334) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2014
Flaskan lovar mycket: Belgiums "finest IPA" och Triple hop flower. Desvärre har jag smakat lager som var mer humliga, känns mer som en lageröl med högre alkohol.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lux_edwards (110) - - SEP 14, 2014
33 click bottle. Pours an orange with white head. Aroma of orange and raspberries with a little grass, light on the hops. Taste is sweet with slight bitter taste. Palate is smooth. Overall a uniquely Belgian IPA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
guiroul33 (67) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - SEP 13, 2014
Clear golden to orange, frothy head. Light aroma of grass and metal. Taste is sweeter than expected, a bit salty too. Medium body, slightly creamy with a soft carbonation. Notes of rust and alcool in the finish. I would not call It IPA. Not bad though but a bit too watery.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (2076) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2014
Made at Palm in a time when hops are enjoying a revival in Belgian beer culture. Thick, snow white, sticky, stable head and light orange blonde colour with amber hue, clear with vivid sparkling, hazy after adding the deposit (apparently this is refermented in the bottle, not a habit of John Martin’s). Citrussy, fruity hops in the nose, not too strong, bread, caramel, walnuts, fresh orange peel, redcurrant, apple, freshly cut grass, mango; subdued fruity onset, orange touch, some peach and pineapple, sharpish carbo, mellow caramelly and nutty maltiness with something doughy, finish agreeably grassy and spicy hop bitter with some warming alcohol, quite long. Quite enjoyable - for a John Martin’s product, at least.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sharkydodson (243) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - SEP 5, 2014
malty and fruity aroma with slight shades of yeast and hops... the taste is malty with notes of figs and tamarinds... hopping is rather light... sweet and dry aftertaste... good beer, but it’s not the IPA...


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