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


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RATINGS: 270   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NosirIwont (1960) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with a big, creamy and fluffy, beige/light brown head. Malty aroma with an anise overtone. Sweet and tart as it warms. Sweetish citrus hops are mucking about in the background, but are rather non-distinct at first. Warming brings it out a bit, but it never gets dominant. Flavour is fat, sweet, malty and fruity, with a tart, almost brett-like overtone. A wee bit cloying. Alcoholic, liquorice finish with sticky molasses and a lingering tart note. Not bad really, but had expected something different; more outspoken hops in particular. 28.01.12.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (5637) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 28, 2012
Bottle. Nice aromatic fruity hops. Dark cloudy golden, low amber head. Hay an mealy malt, fantastic hop aromatics, tropical. Full creamy mouthfeel. Yum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MotherBrother (693) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2012
Pour deep dark amber, with a big frothy head. Aroma is of grass, grapefruit, caramel, vanilla. Taste is quite sweet, and really potent, with quite alot of hops, and a bit of heat. Medium body, with a semi-fizzy carb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyit (3460) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2012
Unclear red of color with a beige head. An aroma of hops, plastic, spice and sweets. A flavor of spice, hops, citrus, sweet and a wonderful mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Holy (833) - GERMANY - JAN 22, 2012
Bottle shared with and courtesy of Crazy Urbain - thanks dude! This is a great IPA - starts slightly sweet with caramel tones then punches you in the mouth with the hops. Hides the 9% well. This was significantly better than the first taste at BBF 2011 - maybe it’s had time to mature?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2012
(330ml bottle) Pours a cloudy deep orangish amber body with a tall cream head and excellent Brussels lacing. Aroma of caramel, spruce, orange, and grapefruit. Flavor of caramel, citrus, toffee, herbs, grass, and earthiness with a dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Swaroga (1340) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2012
33cl bottle. Red/brown with big tanned head. Nose : Very fruity with strong herbal and hoppy aromas. Small notes of coffee. Grapefruit or pomelo zest. Sip ; Oily with a medium density and low but existing carbonation. The taste is like a coffee mixed with grapefruit sorbet. Some grainy notes. Overal it’s a really enjoyable brew and it’s about time we had some IPA’s in Belgium.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pilif (23) - zedelgem, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2012
perfect resultaat van ipa brewing, fijne geur, lekkere bittere afdronk, je proeft een vleugje amerika in dit bier een perfect samenwerking tussen een belgische en een amerikaanse brewerij

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (1022) - New York, USA - JAN 12, 2012
Pours brownish amber, dark, with huge rocky head and great retention, lots of sudsy lacing left behind. Familiar Struise yeast on the nose, dried tropical fruits, raisin bread malts, and bitter hop resins more apparent as the beer warms. Taste is sweet caramel orange, pineapple, transitioning to strong bitter grapefruit, and a long, dry, bitter finish. Soft and creamy in the mouth, nice. Must admit I was very confused by this at first, its fruity presence and familiar Struise character made me think they put the wrong label on Pannepot or Tseejees. The hops shine through though as the beer opens up, providing a nice balance between the two extremes, and ultimately quite enjoyable. Interesting take on the style, definitely out of the ordinary.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
teorn88 (1923) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2012 33cl bottle. Pours orange with a big white head. Aroma is quite weak with notes of peach, pine and some plastic notes hidden in the back when the concoction gets to room temp. Taste is hop forward on a sweet-ish malty base. Pine, citrus, flowers. Yeasty. Way too much alcohol. Good carbontaion, medium/full bodied. Quite good. Not exceptional though.

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