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

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (5261) - 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.
3344

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (4943) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2013
33 cl bottle @ home. Batch #2013-15, BBE 12/2013
Aroma has spices, some fruity hops, orange and floral notes. Flavour has hops, floral notes, some orange, grapefruit, herbs and peppery spices. Palate is too high on CO2. t IJ house flavour is not present.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
caesar (4711) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2013
Bottled., batch 2013-15. Hazy to cloudy amber color, huge thick off-white head. Soft hoppy aroma, tropical fruit, bit spicy and yeasty. Im smelling something weird fruity, which probably is the lime, not as citrussy, but more slight soapy and a hint of bubblegum. Quite bitter in taste, seriously bitter actually in contrast to a lot of bad other Dutch "IPAs". Good fruity, quite dry, but with enough caramel malt in the back to carry the bitterness. Quite high on carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (4662) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2013
Sample at wwt2. Thin white head. Slightly hazy golden blond pour. lovely citrus bitterness. Nice brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (4402) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2013
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning, at WWT II. Murky orange amber colour, white head. Aroma of sweet lime, fruity hops, citrus, yeast. Flavour is medium sweet, tropical fruits, kaffir lime, fruity hops, malts, light caramel, firm fruity hoppy bitter finish. Nice. Light to medium-bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (4256) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Countbeer (4031) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2013
Bottle @ IADM tasting: Served in Chouffe glass: Very big and slowly changing creamy white colored foamy head on top of a murky orange colored beer. Aroma has lots of fruits like apricot, peach, exotic fruit, hops, floral and some malts. Very nice. Flavours are very fruity, peach, apricot, exotic fruit, floral, nettle, plant, hops, light malty and hoppy. Aftertaste is bitter, fruity, hoppy, floral and herbal. Very nice. Low carbo, soft creamy silky mouthfeel, good medium body and a creamy texture. Lovely beer. t IJ is working well on their new beers. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (3430) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle @ joes shared by me. Totaly murky orange brown colour with a huge white head. Smells apricot, peach, sticky sweet, syrup. Tastes quite sweet, fruity, peach, apricot. Could be more bitter. Medium body, aoft carbo.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
erickok (3161) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUN 9, 2013
Very dark hazy yet appealing light brown body with very creamy and stable yet huge off white head. Unique yeast dominating the aroma, yet not exactly IJ like, dominating the aroma, that?s supported by lots of biscuit and caramel malts. Very well hopped to, to make a gourmet mix in total. Exactly what this beer was supposed to be and it hits the sweet spot for me. As the refreshing yet full body with solid bitterness (that might be hard to pair with food) and I love it. (33cl bottle traded with Rob, thanks!)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3142) - 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.


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