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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Oostvleteren, Belgium
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RATINGS: 275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   IBU: 288   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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An Imperial India Pale Ale with a bitterness of 288 IBU


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Thanks travlr. Hazy reddish brown pour with a one finger white head. Lots of resinous pine and citrus rind with hints of nectar fruit. Medium to full body with ample carbonation and a dry resinous, slightly soapy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
grunx (367) - - FEB 5, 2012
Molt bona Imperial IPA. Final lleugerament sec i llupolat. Entrada relativament dolça. Complexa. Fàcil de beure.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Defreni (2754) - Husum, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2012
Flaske: Mørkeorange øl med et lille skumhoved. Meget mudret udseende. Duften er gæret og overhovedet ikke som en dobbel IPA. Næsten ingen humle. Smagen er igen gærdomineret, og humlen kan faktisk kun ane på en ubalanceret bitterhed til sidst i smagen. Meget skuffende øl i forhold til hvem der har brygget den. Drikbar men skuffende.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flemmingwillum (1069) - Nysted, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2012
Rating #683, flaske fra Toft Vin

En rødbrun uigennemsigtig øl, med en stor, svulmende, tæt skumkrone, der holder sig stabilt selv op over glassets kant. Der er også kniplingsmønster på glassets kant efterhånden som øllen bliver drukket. En naturligvis meget humlet aroma med jordbær, hindbær, hyldeblomst, citrus, grannåle og lidt fersken. Smagen er ekstremt humlet og ret maltet. Der er smag af karamel, kommen og gammelt opbevaringsskab ved siden af den meget bitre og krydrede humle, hvor de blomstrende elementer fra aromaen kun skinner lidt igennem i form af lidt hyldeblomst og hindbær. Der er en bismag af en form for gummi i baggrunden, dog ikke på den dårlige måde. Eftersmagen er meget bitter som forventet og alkoholen holder sig trods de 9% ret godt i baggrunden. Mundfølelsen er blød og øllens tyngde mere end gennemsnitlig - kulsyreindholdet er ikke for kraftigt. En ret god øl og en smule utraditionel IPA som er mere maltet og knapt så blomstrende frisk som de fleste inden for typen.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11334) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
Bottle, bought @ Kolding Vinhandel.
Pours almost clear ruby red with a big, creamy, off-white head. Lovely looks. Aroma is peachy, resiny, some toasted malts, light biscuity, kinda dusty. A bit of red apples. Medium, fairly prickly carbonation (small bubbles). Nicely dry and kinda creamy palate. Flavour has lots of hops (naturally). Fairly peachy and with apricot and pine in the finish. Again some caramel and biscuity notes in the malts. Mild sweetness in the centre. Very bitter and very dry finish with some estery yeasty sweetness as well as resin. Actually surprisingly subdued for the high ABV - and the better for it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NosirIwont (2050) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (5996) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MotherBrother (777) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyit (3523) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Holy (835) - 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?


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