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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: 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerheart65 (1005) - 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 (5009) - 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 (1739) - 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 (1432) - 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 (6616) - 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 (5587) - Indiana, 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 (1003) - 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 (5608) - 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.


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