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


on tap


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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (37271) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2013

Bottle 330ml.

Clear medium yellow orange colour with a huge, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, grapefruit, sweet hops, moderate yeasty. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, sweet hops, fruity, riped fruit, yeasty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130813]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (33598) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2013
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white and rocky head. Grapefruity and citrusy. Smooth malty, overripe fruity. Toasted malty. Bitter and slight herbal. Smooth toastedmalty, bitter and lightherbal into the finish. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (21545) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 15, 2013
Bottled. This one goes out to the memory of my dear friend Miia (angsta here on RB) who passed away one week ago and loved IPA’s. Hazy orangeish brown colour, mediumsized beige foamy head. Aroma is grassy, fruity and floral notes with some slight yeast and grainy notes. Flavour is fruity, herbal, grassy, tropical fruits and also quite nicely bitter with some resiny notes to it. Beautifully balanced and pleasant bitterness. A beautifully balanced beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (13359) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2013
Bottled 330ml Peta1. Thanks bierkoning!
Batch 2013-15. Hazy dark amber color, huge off-white head. Exotic fruity (waimea?) aroma, not very intensive. Medium-bodied. "Microbrewish" yeasty tropical fruity flavor with some gooseberries. Sweetish note in the finish. Solid and interesting brew from ’t IJ.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (11748) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is hop, pine, grapefruit. Flavour is hop, pine, citrus, grapefruit. bitter finish. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (10790) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (9431) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2013
Bottle @ WWT II. Hazy orange color, small off - white head. Smell malts, tropical fruits. Tastemalts, ttropical fruits, hops, bitter. Nice beer, decent but simple IPA. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7126) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2013
Bouteille 33cl, BB 12/2013. Cuivrée-orangée, fine opacité, col épais blanc cassé. Arôme présente un beau bouquet fleuri, houblonné sur un tropical oscillant entre pamplemousse et citronné. Le malt reste en ajout rétro-nasal. Palais est malté moyen pâle avec, et cela m’a surpris, une pointe subtile de fumé. Amertume reste agréable pour une IPA avec un profil fruité agrumes très agréable. Retrouve ici des notes caractéristiques d’agrumes et un fini sec de houblonnage à cru. Légère note de pion en retrait.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (6896) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2013
33 cl bottle. Batch 2013-15.
Pours hazy golden color with a large head. Aroma of floral hops, herbs, some grass and mid fruits. Flavor of sour fruits, yeast, spices and hops. Strong carbonation, sourish fruity palate with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (6751) - 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

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