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

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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


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pilif (23) - zedelgem, - JAN 13, 2012
perfect resultaat van ipa brewing, fijne geur, lekkere bittere afdronk, je proeft een vleugje amerika in dit bier een perfect samenwerking tussen een belgische en een amerikaanse brewerij


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
freretoc (865) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 25, 2014
Bue à la pression de 8cl à l’école à Oostvleteren, couleur blonde, belle mousse et effervescence moyenne, une bière avec une grosse attaque sur le grain, le pain et la céréale, continuité sur le caramel au lait.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Renobob (875) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 24, 2014
Bue à la pression chez De Struise. IPA fidèle au genre bien que plus alcoolisée. Arômes floraux et citronnés en fin de dégustation. Chouette.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
oliodnb (389) - ITALY - NOV 4, 2014
33cl bottle. Pours hazy orange with two fingers of creamy light beige head. This bottle was very close to the expiring date so the hops are almost completely gone. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel and fruits (cherries, plums) with some vegetal notes. Taste is similar with some roastiness, citrus, marmalade and a not too strong final dry bitterness. At least it’s interesting to know how a 288 IBU double IPA will evolve with time (answer: not very well).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (1880) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2014
330ml bottle from a shop on Grotemarkt, Ieper. Pours murky brown with medium off-white head. Aroma is hops, slight liquorice & toffee. Taste is a tangy pine hop-fest, with spice, citrus rind and plums. Nice hoppy IPA.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (2464) - BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2014
Imperial IPA with an impressive IBU of 288 and probably one of the hoppiest beers ever made in Belgium, but a collaboration with famed American craft brewery Three Floyds. Rocky, snow white head over a hazy orange blond beer. Very strong hops nose, grapefruit, tonic water, unripe peach, tulips, caramel, orange peel, pear, sweet tobacco. Malty background, dry fruity taste, peachy, citrussy, resinous mouthfeel, finishing in a very powerful and long, complex, peppery, leafy, oily hop bitterness. Beautiful Belgian-influenced IIPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 6, 2014
"Something Belgian this way comes. Definitely not a straight American take on the style...darl, pungent, malt heavy with slight spice and a hint of tart. More bitterness than actual hop aroma or flavor. I liked it for it’s uniqueness, but not what I’d grab first when looking for a IIPA."

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (7235) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle. Medium high creamy lasting off-white head. Hazy dark brown body. Alcohol dominated malt caramel flavor, pretty sweet. High carbonatied malt caramel plum raising prune flavor with notes of alcohol. Long and dry hoppy finish.

1.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 2/20
mikske79 (1248) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2014
Een IPA met een heel uitgesproken smaak, maar dit was echt mijn ding niet. Dan zijn er betere IPA’s.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
marivinog (1) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2014 does not count
A collaboration between Belgian bad boys De Struise and 3 Floyds. A very hoppy IPA, not at all typical for Belgian beers. Murky amber with a light white head. Paying homage to Belgian roots with a thick caramelised aroma with hints of lambic sourness. The hops hit the palette first, folowed by warm caramel and an epic bitter after taste. Slow drinking. Special mention for the label design, which shows an angry silverback wearing a shark for pants, with all that entails (pun intended).

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Joakgust (962) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle. Semi hazy amber red beer with a large beige head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, red berries, citrus, apricots and dried fruit. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, citrus, peaches, dried fruit and pine needles. Very well balanced.


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