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’t IJ Ciel Bleu IPA

Brewed by Brouwerij ’t IJ
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tomer (2425) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - NOV 10, 2015
At a tasting, small stable bubblt head, hazy palish orange color, aroma of shrubs and citrus with honey wax and pencil sharpnings, biscuity malty flavor some fruitiness and a lightish shrubby bitterness. Drinkable but a little strange and not completly fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7262) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2015
(Draught at Craft & Draft, Amsterdam, 29 Aug 2015) Amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, hoppy nose with notes of citrus, toast and hints of burnt rubber. Malty, fruity taste with citrus, rye bread, orange peel, resin and a generous citric, resiny bitterness in the finish. More than medium body, with a certain sweetness. Tasty and well balanced IPA. Nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Idiosynkrasie (5327) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2015
330ml bottle. Barely clear amber colour with average, thick, frothy, fairly lasting and lacing, white head. Herbal hoppy aroma, hints of lemongrass. Taste is dry, bitter hoppy, minimally citrusy, peppery herbal spicy, hints of lime, old peppermint, balm. Doesn’t work for me.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thomas1 (34) - - SEP 24, 2015
Bottle Gouda beer shop. Slightly cloudy amber gold with a slow diminishing white head. Not the the most pronounced aroma with hints of burnt orange and bitter hops. Strong bitter citra flavours with grapefruit and under ripe pineapple. Couldn’t pick out the kaffir lime although there is a distinct bitterness which is tij .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (12285) - Hasborn, GERMANY - SEP 2, 2015
330 cl bottle. Pours clear dark golden with a medium white head. Aroma of yeast, medium hoppy, tropical fruits. Taste of tropical fruits, yeast, light banana, very hoppy, nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2778) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2015
On tap at craft & draft, Amsterdam. Sweet and zesty citrus and pineapple aroma, with pilsner malt and light celery. Slightly hazy bronze under a persistent white flannel blanket and lace. Sweet start with pilsner malt, quickly leading to zesty citrus and tropical hops and then a dry, woody bitterness and finish. Sort of Belgian fermentation, but without the peppery phenolics or esters. Medium light body, high carbonation, crisp.u

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
zvsn (1189) - ISRAEL - AUG 18, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks avrashi. Clear golden color. Sweet, fruity and yeasty aroma. Taste of sweet grainy malt, honey, overripe fruit and yeast. Medium-bodied, sticky texture.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
rayaron (877) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tom L’s place. Thanks avrashi. Clear golden with medium yellowish head. Creamy aroma, grainy, notes off flowers and citrus, piney. The flavor has light hoppy bitterness, piney, some citrus and butter with some graininess. Moderate carbonation, light to medium-bodied. Not so fresh.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DSG (9318) - Tel Aviv, - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tom L’s place. Thanks avrashi. Clear golden. Aroma of grains, wort, stale hops. Sweetish flavor, grainy, with a bit of honey, and bitter stale hops. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ads135 (3702) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 10, 2015
A pretty good, fairly dry IPA. Medium bodied, crisp, and aggressive. Tried in Amsterdam in 2015.

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