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

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RATINGS: 24   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackEyePA (573) - 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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jerre (2633) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2014
Bought @ Rotsaert or Willems. Bottles 75 cl. Summer 2013. Darkgolden color, with a white head. Aroma sweet, orange, hops. Medium body. Taste: sweet, hops, (not like an ipa), fruits notes, bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VinegarStroke (271) - Napa, California, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle (22oz): light haze, deep copper, thick head and good lace. Malty lift, citrus lift. Certainly not a US IPA. Dense and rich. Caramel. Dry, almost sour and bitter. Lacks mid palate so hollow. Good length.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Taverner (1093) - San Ramon, California, USA - MAR 15, 2014
It has traveled and it shows. Aroma is a nice piney hop smell with a little exposure skunk in the background. Pours with a ton of head, that doesn’t go away. Otherwise, a pretty clean IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ST247 (376) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2014
Bottle shared. Amber coloured with white foam. Aroma is fruity. Taste hints of abricot, fruity, light bitterness. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (3004) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2014
Bottle thnx to st247 Pours fuzzy blonde / brown , good white head Scent has a bit freshness . Good carbo Grains , bit bitter , fresh , full , bit sweet . Some hop , specific complex taste .

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jazz88 (2553) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Bottle. Thanks to David Johnson for the birthday gift. A cloudy orange color with a white head. A light farmhouse aroma with a touch of floral hops at the finish. Smooth with a nice Belgian and light IPA finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedR (1158) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2013
Would argue this is more Belgian pale ale than Belgian IPA. Spirited deep copper pour with long lasting head. Taste is Belgian fruits and spices over a solid pale ale base. What I'm missing are hops and bitterness in the flavor, as would be expected from an IPA -- little of the former and next to none of the latter. Overall, good and solid, but misnamed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwyerpg (4528) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Other than the name and the alcohol percentage, everthing about this screams more like a pale ale than an IPA. It’s almost like a slightly hopped up Belgian amber ale, really. It’s okay at best.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5415) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2013
75cl, at 7.5%Vol, as Belgica IPA, new exclusive brew Anno 2011, from Willems Grobbendonk, complex brew, malty/floral and slightly fruity/bitter, balanced, hazy, rocky head, nice brew

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2013
Head: Large, creamy, off-white
Colour: orangy clear amber
Smell: pilsner malts, tad irony, very malty
Taste: start is lots of old mown grass, some bitterness, yeast, malt, a bit chemical, dry ... not really good in my eyes ...


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