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


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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 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (7263) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (7038) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2013
330 ml bottle.
Pours a murky orange colour with a massive white foamy head. Aroma of floral hop, citrus and grass. Flavour of floral hops, strong tart citrus, grass, English toffee, yeast and some maltiness. Medium bodied, high carbonation and a lingering bitter, floral, citrusy finish. A tad too much carbonation, but other than a nicely hopped citrusy IPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (6913) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (6844) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (6492) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2013
Sample at wwt2. Thin white head. Slightly hazy golden blond pour. lovely citrus bitterness. Nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (6142) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2015
17/V/15 - 33cl bottle @ home - BB: XII/2015 (2015-649) Thanks to Paul and Venessa for the bottle!

Clear orange beer, creamy irregular off-white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: fruity touch, citrus, grassy, bit off, little chemical. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: fruity start, some peach, exotic fruits, passion fruits, slightly sweet even. Aftertaste: bitter, grassy touch, bit piny, bit medicinal, fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
caesar (5764) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (5316) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Countbeer (5244) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2015
Poured clear reddish amber with a frothy tan head. Aroma of moderately meaty fruit, light floral hops and light caramel malt. Light to medium body, flavour is medium sweet berries, lightly bitter.

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