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


on tap


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14162) - 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, itís a pretty tasty beer. The Belgians make so many. Sigh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13404) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (9388) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (9219) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (8557) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Bottle. Amber beer with an off-white head. Yeast and light pine aroma with light citrus. Yeast and malt flavor with light citrus and light pine. Medium bodied. Decent bitterness. Yeast and malt lingers with light pine and light grapefruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tderoeck (8187) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 28, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2012 27/II/2012 75cl bottle @ Klaasí place - BB: 11/X/13 (2012-162) <b/>Thanks to Klaas for sharing the bottle!

Clear red orange beer, creamy big yellowish head, pretty stable, adhesive. Aroma: tangerines, orange peel, bit floral, some dairy, general sweetness. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: fruity start, peaches, mandarins, grapefruit, bitter hops, quite some citrus. Aftertaste: citrus, lemon, little bitterness. I wouldnít call this an IPA. Not even a Belgian IPA. But who am I?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (6362) - 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 .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (6099) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwyerpg (5673) - 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. Itís almost like a slightly hopped up Belgian amber ale, really. Itís okay at best.

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