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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   IBU: 288   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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An Imperial India Pale Ale with a bitterness of 288 IBU


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5203) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2014
Bottled, BB 30-11-2014, large sample. Hazy copper color, short frothy light brown head. Aroma of fruity hops, citrus, pine, hint of strawberry, some sweet caramelly malts, toffee. Very bitter in taste, but lots of caramelly malts to back it up, quite sweet as well. Alcohol is noticeable. Decent stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SNL (256) - - MAR 3, 2014
Bottle. Very dark amber pour, frothy light brown head. Nose is sweet, roasted malts and caramel. Bitter and roasted taste, mainly malts. Long bitter finish. Soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (4987) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3oz pour at Max’s Belgian Fest 2014. Pours a clear orange with a ring of white head. Nose is pithy, orange, pine, candy, tangerine. Flavor is very pithy, tangerine, orange, malt, honey, vegetal. Bitter finish. Really interesting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tstamba (346) - Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Taster on draft. Golden pour, lots of hops, citrus and pine... A hop explosion !!! Wow! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2203) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Draft at Max’s Belgian Beer Festival. Pours clear copper with a fizzy white head. Tastes slightly sour, malty, nutty, musky. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like musk, wheat, and sweet pine and syrup. Light body and low carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3607) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Tap at Max’s. Pours clear amber/copper with creamy off-white head. Aroma is cereal and toasted malts, caramel, floral notes, some funk, fig, and dates. Flavor is dry malts, floral and pine hop bitterness, dark fruit esters, and faint caramel and toast; dry finish with some bitterness. Medium body and carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBaboon (1594) - FINLAND - FEB 1, 2014
Pours the colour of resin with white head. Aroma is exotic fruits, wood and caramel. Flavour is heavy bitter, pine and light sweet.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnicolaescu (856) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JAN 28, 2014
BOTTLE 33CL. Look: dark amber and clear (with yeast sediment) and a big light tan creamy head with good retention. Aroma: quite hoppy, citrus/orange, tropical fruit, some pine too, but a rich malty base too. Later, gains some acid/astringent notes. Taste: a nice bleand of toast, malt sweetness/caramel and hops, strong but pleasant bitterness.

Though, the params (IBU/ABV) are a bit scary, it is pretty drinkable and well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8595) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours reddish orange with white head. Nose and taste of grapefruit peel, citrus, caramel malt, grass, boiled earth, light toasted bread and resin. Dryish finish. Medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2280) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2014
Very hoppy beer with a malty body and a very dry and bitter aftertaste. Some distant fruits, but mostly hops.


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