Brewed by Brouwerij ít 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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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
carlovanhoutum (1) - NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2013 does not count
One of the best IPAís Iíve ever drank. The kafir lime gives a very fruity and bitter taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hesiodus (16) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2013
wow spring is in the air, tropical fruits lycee, rambutan, logans a hit of citrus, very tasty looks dark golden with good head smells fruits/citrus

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RW80 (775) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2014
33cl bottle Appearance: Orange slightly hazy with a huge offfwhite head. Nicely lasting and lieving quite some lacing. Aroma: Lime, Floral hoppy notes, grapefruit,, a hint of caramel Taste: Moderate sweet and bitter Floral and citrus hops and the refreshing lime notes flow over very nicely in each other. Long duration, there is some nice complexity there creamy texture, Medium body, aoft carbonation.. long duration, sweet The thing here is itís so nicely balanced while remaining true to itís style. The only problem itís only limited available. Luckilly I stocked some up and suprisingly for an IPA it keeps well now even a few months beyond the epire date.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
erickok (3790) - 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!)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huubs (142) - NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2013
Troebel goud van kleur met witte schuimkraag. De geur is citrushop met wat zoet fruitig van limoen. De smaak is bloemig en fris met een bittere nasmaak. Goede IPA. Aldus Huubs. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (981) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle at home in garden, evening, 29th June 2013. Pours murky deep orange, brown. Aroma is yeast is sour notes, yeast, and fruity. Taste is aromatic, the kaffir lime leaves really come through, together with hops and sourness, not sure if sourness is the kaffir lime or not. Unique and very enjoyable IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJoer (761) - NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2014 Ciel Bleu IPA Batch# 2013-15Medium foamy head, golden, light chestnut coloured.Sharp fruity pineaple, yoghurt strawbery sweet like smell. A medium carbonation, medium sharp bitter, sweet pineaple like taste, hoppy creamy a bit sticky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
caesar (5316) - 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. Iím 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20902) - 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 IPAís. 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Countbeer (4709) - 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. ít IJ is working well on their new beers. Nice.

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