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Brewed by Brouwerij Strubbe
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Ichtegem, Belgium
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dutch: Het Belgica IPA bier wordt gebrouwen in de originele ketels van de verdwenen Aigle-Belgica brouwerij. Deze ketels zijn verhuisd naar en worden nog steeds gebruikt door de 8 ste generatie van de familiebrouwerij Strubbe uit Ichtegem. De IPA bierstijl is onstaan aan her einde van de 18de eeuw in Engeland. Het bier bedoeld voor export naar de Indische Kolonie werd wat zwaarder gehopt en was daardoor iets bitterder en hoger van alcoholgehalte. Hierdoor kon het bier langer bewaard worden tijdens de lange zeereis. Deze typische Belgische IPA is opgebouwd uit fruitige. zoerte en aard-bloemrijke hop smaken. Dit in combiniatie met het hogere alcoholgehalte maakt het een sterk en complex bier dat vraagt om koel geserveerd to worden.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wim (2667) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2013
hazy amber coloured body with an off white head and a spicy herby hoppy aroma a spicy herby hoppy bitter taste with a alcholic strange bitter finish

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Yves (2094) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2013
Amber coloured beer with small white head and no carbonation visible. Hopped floral aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is hoppy bitter though soft.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9522) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2012
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a hazy gold with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of biscuit, orange zest, light grapefruit, apples and light yeast. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of biscuit, apple, orange and yeast wth a crisp lingering fruit finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (3611) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 18, 2012
750 ml, aliased US version. Opaque, dark caramel color with a lasting quarter inch of meringue. Aroma is a nice blend of toffee, evergreen resin, toasted wheat bread, and a dash of lemon zest. First taste is big resin, clove, pear and lemony-salty bread yeast. Some better supporting flavors of caramel and musty white grape appear shortly. Peppery finish of lemon zest and rye. Also some hints of bubblegum and wheat. Medium body has too much carbonation, but is well balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5044) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Cloudy Brownish orange, with a huge beige head. Grassy, lightly fruity aroma. Maybe a little winey, as well. Taste is crisp, fruity, some banana, and a assertive hoppy finish. I liked this quite a bit.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackEyePA (570) - USA - AUG 5, 2012
Good stuff. Different stylistically, the grain is more biscuit buttery with med malt mouthfeel. The hops are correctly used and taste good, smell is not much there. The Belgo yeast is softer and a little wild slight sour tinge to taste. Good stuff

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
StefanSD (2085) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUN 18, 2012
750 ml bottle from Bevmo. Pours murky, dirty, old penny copper color witha huge white head that has great retention and oodles of lacing. The aroma is somewhat mild with Belgian type yeasts, apricots, spicy pine and marmalade. The taste is similar to the nose with spicy apricots, a hint of pine and semi sweet fruity Belgian yeasts. The palate is full and creamy with soft carbonation.The finish is medium in duration and dry. Overall: Not what you’d call a modern IPA, but very enjoyable, this is a fine beer that I’d drink again.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (6174) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 13, 2012
Draught at the Belgian Beer Weekend in Osaka. Slightly yeasty amber malt nose, a bit earthy but mostly boring. Light caramel malt flavor, big bitterness in the finish. Nothing at all like an IPA, and as a bitter Belgian amber it is decent enough but still rather uninteresting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6343) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Bottle from BevMo, Arden. Pours amber with a rich foamy beige head and a citrus aroma. There is a robust caramel malt flavor with a nice Belgian yeast presence and a very bitter finish. This is truly a Belgian-style IPA. and is quite different from IPAs from the U.S. Nevertheless, tasty and refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10767) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 12, 2012
750 c&c from the Arden BevMo in Sacramento, CA as "IPA". Pours copper with a slight foamy, but ring lacing, head. Aroma is somewhat "fruits de bois". Floral and lightly berry. Med body. Flavor is a touch of Flandres rouge over some floral bitter with mild roast malt. Seems to have a bit of red berry. It turns almost oakily astringent. IPA? More likely Belgian Strong Ale. Whatever, it’s a pretty tasty beer. The Belgians make so many. Sigh.


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