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Brewed by Brouwerij Maximus
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Utrecht - De Meern, Netherlands
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheFoamhead (158) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2015
The name should normally the programme - high on hops. It’s a hopped beer and you could call it an IPA. But you could also call it a Pisener - tastewise. In terms of alcohol percentage it’s further away from a Pisener… But thats the dilemma with this beer. It’s not meat, it’s not fish. It’s hop character is somehow castrated. It’s bitter but it lacks the fruity freshness of a classic N.A. IPA and the bitter ease of a classic Pilsener. I hope it’s dry hopped - but I can’t taste it. And then there is this little jelly bean taste. Not very present, but irritating. Remember your fist Red Bull sip - you got it! Bah! Ok, this is a bit exagerated, but still not my choice! It’s an overall ok beer. But its not a true style IPA. Maybe you could call it an IPA for Pilsener lovers!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (2939) - BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2015
My first beer from this new Utrecht brewery, an American-style India pale ale. Egg-white, moussy, stable head of medium thickness, supported by strong sparkling; colour a warm pinkish orange, slightly hazy, reminding me of a sunrise in September... Lovely aroma of citrussy hops and tons of fruit, forwarding impressions of fresh orange and mandarin, pink grapefruit, honey, banana, caramel candy, sweet white grapes, fresh mango, strawberries, vanilla extract, apple cake, fruit yoghurt, burnt wood, roasted peanuts, pine needles, toasted bread... Vividly fruity onset, mango, persimmon and dried apricot, sharp and minerally carbonation, hop bitterness setting in almost immediately (i.e. sooner than expected), only to increase towards the finish, over a backbone of nutty, subtly toasted and lightly bready malts, smooth and light on the tongue but not lacking in body; some spicy yeastiness accentuates the long, bone dry, peppery and floral, tonic water- and grapefruit-like hop bitterness which will stick with you for a long time. Both florally aromatic hops and the deep, leafy background bittering hops are there and in perfect balance. Totally quenching and elegant. But then, I’m a sucker for IPAs...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (4581) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 14, 2015
330ml bottle. Neglecting some floating chunks - clear amber colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Piney, hoppy aroma, caramel malty background. Taste is dry, hoppy, piney, slightly caramel malty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (3524) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015
Clear warm golden colour, white head. Fruity aroma, lychee, tropical fruits. Bitter flavour, fruity hops, herbal hints. Hoppy finish, some mint.
(from 33cL bottle @ Sanne’s birthday)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (4749) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015
On tap @ Maximus. The aroma has lychee, grapefruit, some grass, little biscuit malts. Bit hazy, golden-copper coloured beer with a medium, white head. The taste is light-moderate bitter and has tropical fruits, biscuit malts, hint of caramel. Almost clean and quite dry in the finish. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adamnowek (505) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2015
Cloudy but pale yellow. Taste is well hopped and a tinge of candy. Pretty dry.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (8123) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 13, 2015
330 ml bottle. BB 23/06/16. At the Konttori, Tampere, Finland. Slightly cloudy golden colour with a small foamy off-white. Fruity, candy and sweet hops, mild bitterness and some sweet maltiness in the aroma. The flavour is candies, metsamansikka, fruits, sweetness, mild bitterness and some sweetish malt. Quite balanced but sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alipa (11) - - JAN 6, 2015
Amber colour, clear, small head, Fresh aroma, tropical fruit, pine, resin... Bitter taste, but well balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdiBeer (1860) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2014
Aroma: straw and hay, citrus and tropical fruits. Appearance: slightly hazy gold, medium, creamy, white head. Taste: light sweet. Plate: bitters intensify, grassy flavours, getting dry, light tropical fruit juice in the background, lively carbonation. Overall: OK IPA, nice aroma, palate not quite as good. Bottle from Wittich Weine, Olten.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
guzgorog (414) - FRANCE - NOV 26, 2014
Blonde dorée limpide, mousse blanche moyenne. Nez très houblonnée fruité : agrumes (citron, pamplemousse), fruits de la passion, mangue. Bouche houblonnée : citron, pamplemousse, fruits de la passion, arrière gout de caramel. Une très bonne IPA, à défaut d’être originale.


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