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

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RATINGS: 273   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


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmrmwel (1058) - 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 (5867) - 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 (11065) - 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 (912) - 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 (2207) - 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 (6938) - 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 (510) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (8590) - Bochum, GERMANY - NOV 4, 2013
(bottle, 33cl) Hazy, dark amber colour with a beige and short foamy head. Yeasty, slightly biscuity malty aroma with resiny, spicy, mildly fruity and slightly sweaty hops. Moderately sweet flavour with a bitter counterpart, surprisingly medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Biscuity and slightly juicy (cara-)malty taste with loads of drying, spicy and resiny hops, accompanied by mildly fruity, peachy spots; bitter-sweet rounded malty and resiny spicy hoppy finish. Well-crafted brew. 04.XI.13

4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ravens_n_beer (20) - - NOV 2, 2013
Poured from a 32oz growler from Perfect Pour in Maryland. Only size growler for this very finely brewed libation. Not an overwhelming aroma. Nice amber red color with a full thick Belgium head. Very balanced taste for such a highly rated IBU. Thought Iíd have to really pucker up but not so much. Overall a very satisfying drink that can be saved for special times with special friends.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hooks82 (96) - ITALY - OCT 18, 2013
Imperial ipa. Color rosso arancione. Bel cappello di schiuma. Ben carbonata. Retrogusto di caramello ma palato amarissimo. Finale ancora piu amaro ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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