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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: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (5087) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2013
330ml bottle

Batch 2013-15 - Pours dark orange with a large foamy head. Aroma of stingy floral hops, exotic fruits, hints of caramel. Taste is hoppy, floral and stingy with floral notes, citrus, hay and exotic fruits. Finish is carbonated, hoppy and fruity with some bitterness. Okay, quite fruity IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (4930) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: Tasting at Bjrn, 20150529.
Appearance: Dark golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Citrus, some malt, fruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Citrus, malt, hops, some tropical fruit.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (4815) - 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.

3.5
   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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
erickok (4322) - 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!)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike_77 (3994) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015
Clear orange appearance. Quite thick texture with low carbonation. Very bitter. Citrusy and pithy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (3963) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 10, 2015
On bottle at cafe Van Daele, Amsterdam . Clear golden color, ok foam. Medium/ high aroma intensity; hops, citrus, grapefruit. Medium body & complexity . Solid bitterness, balances well . Very Enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3867) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (3865) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2013
Clear brown colour, white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, candy (fruitella), light citrus, lime, fruit drink. Light sweet flavour, bitter, notes of yoghurt. Finish hops, tropical fruits, bergamot and yoghurt drink.
(From 33cL bottle @ WW II tasting, Amsterdam. Courtesy of Rob, thanks!)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ads135 (3563) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - AUG 10, 2015
A pretty good, fairly dry IPA. Medium bodied, crisp, and aggressive. Tried in Amsterdam in 2015.


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