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

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RATINGS: 266   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


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6278) - 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 itís a decent DIPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (5184) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a transparent dark orange with thin off-white lacing. Smells of bitter hops and a touch of unaversive soapiness. Tastes like it smells, but less robust. Average on the palate. Alright.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beuk87 (3) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2013 does not count
Best before 30/11/2014 Pours cloudy amber with some foam. Nose is very hoppy, donít really get much else. Taste wise I didnít get much bitterness at first but thereís a lingering taste in the end.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmrmwel (856) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2013
On tap @ Henrik, Bergen. Pours dark golden orange with a small creamy head. Aroma is tropical hops with passion fruit and strawberries. Creamy body with soft carbonation. Flavour is bitter with pine and grapefruit, as well as sweet apricots and lychee and a long bitter citrusy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (5325) - Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Draft at Ei8ht Ball. Pours a hazy dark golden /amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have some sweet malts, citrus and tropical fruit hops, some resiny hops, strong bitterness through the finish. I like this because it has what I would expect an imperial/double ipa to have ;ample hop character, big malt base with a strong bitterness to the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10444) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Draft. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy sour citrus hop aroma. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to abundant body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate alcohol bite at the finish. Good brew that exceeded my expectations.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndyReynolds (861) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Wow thatís bitter ass shit. Grapefruit, citrus, bitter, repeat. I am a fan, but it is not for everyone.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (1981) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Draft - pours hazy amber with tan head. Nose is pine and unripe citrus. Bitter and malty. Grapefruit. Bitter. Grapefruit. Bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6002) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Snifter on tap at Neonís, for $10. Mostly hazy red orange color. Little off-white head, no lace sticks. Bigger body. Smooth, crisp lighter carbonation, more dry finish. Big bitter taste, relatively little sweet. Lots of tropical fruity hop flavor. Some piney resiny hop. Light belgian candy sugar. Interesting, assertive, extreme stuff. Not $10 good, but Iím glad I tried it, itís $10 interesting.. Pretty much what Iíd expect from a 3F / Struise DIPA collab

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (205) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - NOV 30, 2013
@ Schoolke Vleteren. Aroma of yeast, hops. Starts sweet but comes in bitter quite fast and quite heavily, I like it.


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