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Rodenburg Bronckhorster Hoptimist

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Brewed by Brouwerij Rodenburg
Style: Imperial IPA
Rha, Netherlands
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (1967) - GREECE - FEB 11, 2016
330 ml bottle at home from trade with Douberd! Thanks Christos! Light hazy orange color with white to off white head. Nice hoppy and malty aroma, citrusy fruity, tropical fruity notes, pine, grass, caramel, light alcohol, some yeasty notes. Heavy bitter taste in the beginning, then it becomes more balanced, sweet and bitter like the aroma. Medium oily body with average carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoNm (1997) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JAN 30, 2016
Pours a hazy, dark orangey-amber color, topped with a gushing big off-white head that goes away relatively fast. Initial fruity nose, followed by much more dominant malty profile - biscuity and resin presence, some dry fruits. Later on a bit unpleasant medicine nose. Malty sweetness upfront, a bit of a fruity feel. Decent hoppy bitterness in the finish. Some alcohol, not too excessive and quite lasting aftertaste and also quite herbaly. Quite strong feel to it.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (4107) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2015
Tasted at the Nederlandse Bieren Festival Delft Wintereditie. Fruity aroma, floral and smooth. Quickly dissipating flavors full of hops. Very easy drinkable, as if it only has 5% ABV. Dangerous. Lovely.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjogro (1574) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2015
Hoppy toppy thick and tropical tasty hazey! Nice DIPA. Backlog from 2014/04/06.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (3884) - BELGIUM - NOV 7, 2015
Dutch DIPA shared by Craftmember, cheers! Medium sized, cream white, stable head over a deep amber beer with coppery hue, clear at first but lightly hazy with deposit. Aroma of C-hops and malt, as expected from a DIPA: blood orange, toasted bread, sundried tomato, rosehip, pine needles, earthy accent. Crisp onset, clean fruitiness, redcurrant, orange, hop bitterness already apparent, minerally and salty edge, lovely and supple malt sweetness, caramelly, toasted in the end, where a wave of aromatic, citrusy and at the same time deeply bittering and drying hops brings perfect balance. A beauty.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fin (8859) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2015
Bottle at Klooster, Netherlands, Thursday 8th October 2015. Tasting like a hoppier version of Orval, this is fruity and with and a nice tang bitter but not massively so. Chatted with the bartender here and gave him a little of this to try we (i.e. - us and bartender) both felt it shouldn’t be like this, however it was really interesting, me and Loz loved it, for those looking out for this it’s batch 317 this isn’t meant to be like this but it works, it’s a sort of ramped up Orval. A7 A4 T9 P4 Ov17 4.1

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
markschiedon (475) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2015
Drinking from a 33 cl bottle. A nice hoppy, flowery aroma. The clear orange beer has a medium white head. A great soft bitter taste. What an IPA! Medium carbonated

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (5465) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; hazy deep copper pour with a thin soapy light tan head, aroma has toffee, and some bold citrus hop, taste sweet caramel, a hint of sweet apple juice, some mango and grapefruit, tinned pineapple sweetness, booze is present but not hot, light carbs.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2015
Bottle at home while visiting Amsterdam. Pours dark amber. Sweet, malty caramel aroma. Medium body, medium carbonation. Orange, lemon, light metal, light caramel, pine, light soap... Not bad, not too sweet. OK. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (5153) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2015
33cl bottle, T.H.T 02.03.2017. Dark amber, thick off white head. Caramel malty, dark fruity, herbal hoppy aroma. Flavor has sweetness, caramel, toffee, hops, dark fruits. Full bodied, creamy. Alcohol nicely hidden.


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