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


on tap


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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (4538) - 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!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (4334) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ads135 (4254) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 10, 2015
A pretty good, fairly dry IPA. Medium bodied, crisp, and aggressive. Tried in Amsterdam in 2015.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcoDL (4222) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2015
Bottle. Golden pour, white head. Aroma is very bitter and grassy, with yeast and pine. Taste of bitter herbs, lime, sharp grass and hops in the finish. First beer with waimea thatís not nasty. Not very interesting though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (4064) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2015
Bottle at home. Clear amber with small bubbly off white head. Spruce, grapefruit, beeswax, resin, lemon, marmalade, quite some caramel and even a hint of fudge. Underneath it all is a light spicy yeast. Medium sweet with long lasting medium bitterness. Medium bodied with oily feel. Very oily and almost waxy beer but nicely balanced by the grapefruit notes and sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrHangover (4019) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2013
Bottle @ WWT II. Hazy golden pour with a small white head. Aroma is very citrussy, full of lime and can definitely smell the citra. Flavor is quite bitter with a light malty backbone. Very decent IPA, nothing more, nothing less.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (4010) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2016
tap at the brewery - Pours hazy copper colored with a lingering, off-white head. It smells of citrus and pine accented hops. The flavor features big hop bitterness with citrus and resin notes. Medium bodied. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (3977) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2015
bottle at home as the new batch from 2015. poured a golden colour with a white head, nice juicy fruit in the nose, mango, peach, pineapple, filled with tropical fruits, slight bitter aftertaste, some malts, very nice ipa,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vipinvelp (3886) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2015
Wow. Great looks, aroma and above all taste. Dark yellow, big lacing white foam head. Hoppy aroma with some floral notes. Bitter taste, some tropical fruit there. Long aftertaste. (Velp 201504)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goozen (3847) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
Bottle 0,33ltr: Cloudy amber coloured brew with an very flowery dry-bitter taste.

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