Douberd (1717) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 330 ml, poured into a tulip. ABV 7%
Amber colour on the body, quite clear, with a tall and froathy at head on top. Good retention, medium lacing left behind.
Aroma of caramel, yeast, red fruits, jam.
Tastes the same, burnt caramel and malts, red fruits, yeast, light wine notes. Nice bitterness on the aftertaste though.
Very dry palate, medium body, quite carbonated.
Overall an okay beer, nothing impressive.
Maakun (326) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahogany with big off-white head. Looks great. Sweet red fruits, blueberries, fresh brown dough, cookies, light chocolate. Taste is tart, with sweet body and nice bitter finish. Medium bodied with creamy carbonation. Big and complex beer, not a very typical IPA.
minutemat (890) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Les Crepes de Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours a hazy amber with caramel aroma. Taste brings earthy liquorice & treacle notes with dark fruits and a medium bitter finish. Not an IPA by any stretch but nice nonetheless.
mmahut (632) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours in amber body with medium white head. Aroma has citrus with distinctive belgian yeast character, spicy, noble. Taste is malty sweet bubblegum with medium earthy short lasting bitterness. Body is fill, low carbonation. Interesting take for an IPA.
cards04 (1459) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I loved this IPA. Pours an ugly sediment ridden brownish orange with fluffy white head that won’t go away. Aromas are great sweet Christmas oranges and citrus candy. Sweet citrus and candy aromas. Will well balanced. Delicious.
omikr0n (660) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Rose Red, Bruges. Pours somewhat cloudy amber with nice lasting white head. Aroma is yeast, malt, hint of licorice and hops. Flavor is malt, yeast, candy, hint of hops. I wouldn’t call this an IPA, but it was still quite nice.
Anatole (86) - BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Une bière à mi-chemin entre l’ipa et la triple belge. Intéressant à boire, mais Struise peut mieux faire. Amertume moyenne pour le style.
AdamT (113) - Wilson, North Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
11.2oz bottle from The Beer Store Wilson. Amber hue, murky clarity with mostly diminishing off-white head, no lacing. Raspberry, light fruits, sweet, apricot aromas. Earthy & fruity flavor up front, had a port wine taste finish.
Inbreak (1538) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - APR 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
17.04.2014, tap (as Belgobaren IPA) @ Belgobaren:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly fresh grassy, lawn, leafs, light malts, hops, citrus peel, hop pellets, mint leafs. Taste is slightly dry grassy, newly cut lawn, leafs, light malts, pine needles, fresh hops, citrus peel. Medium bitterness, slightly dry grassy mouthfeel. Nice and easy drinking.
HugoNeto (8) - BRAZIL - APR 16, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dear mother of Sverige,
We send you our approach for the Svea IPA. As your growing thirst is leaning towards more bitter levels, we have carefully selected a set of noble hops, for you to enjoy on every suitable occasion.
From Struise with hops
Ingredients: Water, Barley, Oats, Wheat, Rye, Hops, Sugar, Yeast & a Struise twist.
Made for Monk’s Cafe Sveavägen, Stockholm.