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ít IJ Ciel Bleu IPA

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Brewed by Brouwerij ít IJ
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Together with chefs Onno Kokmeijer and Arjan Speelman of the Michelin-starred restaurant Ciel Bleu we created this highly tasty I.P.A. The dry-hop with Waimea and Citra hops gives the beer a floral, bitter character and the addition of kaffir lime provides a tropical touch. Completed by a deep golden color, the Ciel Bleu I.P.A. is an irresistable beer. Ciel Bleu I.P.A. is on the menu of restaurant Ciel Bleu and is limited available in our pub.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (2269) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2015
340 ml bottle. Pours amber with big full head. Aromas of spruce/pine, candied citrus, and resin. Flavors follow same with additional bread crusts and limes. Light bitter finish. Okay.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (981) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle shared with tderoeck. Nose is spicy, some citrus, hops. Taste is nice round bitterness, citrus, good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rikstar (1230) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2015
0,33l fles bij de biertuin. Goudoranje met een witte kraag. Geur is aardbei en perzik. Smaak is mooi bitterzoet fruitig, met perzik, pruimen en gist in de afdronk. Nice

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fkoolen (510) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle at home. Light copper colour, offwhite creamy head. Crisp piny, orange zest and bitter lemon hop profile, faintly tropical fruity too, sweet malty base giving a good body. Good lengthy finish. Medium body, oily palate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcoDL (2652) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2015
Bottle. Golden pour, white head. Aroma is very bitter and grassy, with yeast and pine. Taste of bitter herbs, lime, sharp grass and hops in the finish. First beer with waimea thatís not nasty. Not very interesting though.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adamnowek (549) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2015
Really subtle taste of lime. Pretty well hopped. Typical mild cloudiness and a good semi-dry texture.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (1088) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle 33cl. Clear medium amber, large frothy white to off-white head, good retention and lacing; citrus nose, grapefruit, lemonime, grass, floral notes, smooth taste, medium bitter and light sweet, lime; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, round dry aftertaste, full of fruity bitterness and light sweet notes, also herbal notes; a well-balanced IPA, very good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bkurtz (955) - PERU - MAY 4, 2015
Draft - Pours a cloudy, deep gold with a big, creamy head that left some lacing. Great citrus and floral aromas. Great balance flavors with a slight bitter finish. Wonderful beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike_77 (3789) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015
Clear orange appearance. Quite thick texture with low carbonation. Very bitter. Citrusy and pithy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vipinvelp (2690) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2015
Wow. Great looks, aroma and above all taste. Dark yellow, big lacing white foam head. Hoppy aroma with some floral notes. Bitter taste, some tropical fruit there. Long aftertaste. (Velp 201504)


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