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Brewed by Brouwerij ’t IJ
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (6311) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2013
Bottle provided by Borresteijn. Pours hazy deep golden with a fluffy off white head. The aroma is high floral and spicy fruity. The flavor is lime, flowers, spices and citrus. Very floral finish. Light soapy. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3276) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle at Cafe de la Gare. Hazy copper pour, huge rocky creamy white head. Aroma is floral, quite yeasty, fruity and with some unfermentable sugars. Flavor is sweet fruity malts and hops, nice body and well drinkable. Decent IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (4793) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with a white head. Aroma of citrus, fruits and flowers. Flavor is light to moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (1594) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2013
33 cl bottle @ home. Copper color, ever so slightly hazy. Big, very dense off white head with long retention and good lacing. Aroma’s of piney/resinous hops, citrus, and typical IJ yeast. Retronasal the hop aroma’s are harsher, bitter. Flavor is rather bitter, earthy, with a light acidity. Body is medium. Quite high carbonation. Long bitter finish

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dutchbeerpages (1557) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2013
Great aroma, that’s for sure. Incredibly big head, foamy and sticky that stays for quite some time. The first part of the taste is nice and flowery, then it turns a little too bitter, grapefruit style. That remains just a little too long. Bottle from De Bierkoning.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJoer (644) - NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2014 Ciel Bleu IPA Batch# 2013-15Medium foamy head, golden, light chestnut coloured.Sharp fruity pineaple, yoghurt strawbery sweet like smell. A medium carbonation, medium sharp bitter, sweet pineaple like taste, hoppy creamy a bit sticky.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alassio (71) - USA - APR 15, 2013
Mildly sweet, but well balanced with fragrant, herbaceous hops. Fabulous head and rich mouthfeel. Looks gorgeous too. Lovely confluence of delicate, herby/sweet flavors, great palate, and fine touch of hops. I don’t usually drink single IPA’s, but when I do, I appreciate a classy little number like this one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goozen (2880) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
Bottle 0,33ltr: Cloudy amber coloured brew with an very flowery dry-bitter taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
Bottle. Amber color. Citrus, apricot and bergamot in the floral, somewhat spicy aroma. Loads of citrus (lime!) in the floral, spicy, slightly perfumed flavor. Satisfyingly balanced, tasty and aromatic brew.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
carlovanhoutum (1) - NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2013 does not count
One of the best IPA’s I’ve ever drank. The kafir lime gives a very fruity and bitter taste.


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