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

bottled
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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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBaboon (1615) - 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 (945) - 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 (8961) - , 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 (2395) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2014
Very hoppy beer with a malty body and a very dry and bitter aftertaste. Some distant fruits, but mostly hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerheart65 (1024) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 12, 2014
Murky mahogany with on finger dense creamy head that leaves good lacing. Sweet malty aroma with Belgian notes, yest and hops, alcohol prominent, dark ripe fruits, raisins. Lots of malty taste, medium body but quite full feel, soft carbonation but hops and alcohol balance malty sweetness, long tasty finish. Tasty and nuanced, enjoyed.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5074) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2014
On draft at Global Brew. $15 for a pint. Some red in the hue and some haze. This beer had some serious bitterness and it was pervasive. Interesting fruit notes reminded me of cactus. It was sugary and had something like candied fruit. Toward the finish I tasted rye and the final few sips seemed to offer oatmeal. Interesting but I was kind of happy to see the bottom of the glass.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tastybeer (1782) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Draft. Pours copper, small tan head, minimal retention/lace. Aroma of toffee, caramel, citrus, light ester. Taste is quite sweet, lightly bitter, toffee, apple, caramel. Palate is slick, lightly cloying, light bitter and sweet finish. Seems to have lost all hop character over the Atlantic.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 1, 2014
Sampled from keg. Hazy orange colored body. Medium blond head. Aroma of apricot and peach, and something reminiscent of candied fruits. Some sweet toasted malts to back it up. Taste is sweet malty, almost sugary. Lots of fruity and resiny bittering hops to balance. Medium to full body. Smooth and oily in the mouth. Lasting bitter-sweet ending. A sweethart.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HonusWagner (1630) - Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Looks nice. Good lacing and pretty layer of foam. Nose and taste a little weird. Kinda light pine and also something like watermelon in the back palate. But not the worst.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6843) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Draft in a sampler at Ei8ht Ball. Struise version. Pours a clear amber-orange color with a small white head that settles into a lasting ring. Aroma of sweat, toasted sugar, caramel, citrus fruits, and grass - a bit restrained, leaning maltier. Flavor of caramel and toasted malts, wet leaves, grass, hay, citrus, and floral notes. Medium-bodied, with a bitter, earthy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Flavor redeems the sub-par aromatics, but it’s a decent DIPA.


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