Brewed by Brouwerij ít 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.

alassio's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alassio (82) - USA - APR 15, 2013
Mildly sweet, but well balanced with fragrant, herbaceous hops. Fabulous head and rich mouthfeel. Looks gorgeous too. Lovely confluence of delicate, herby/sweet flavors, great palate, and fine touch of hops. I donít usually drink single IPAís, but when I do, I appreciate a classy little number like this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Idiosynkrasie (5152) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2015
330ml bottle. Barely clear amber colour with average, thick, frothy, fairly lasting and lacing, white head. Herbal hoppy aroma, hints of lemongrass. Taste is dry, bitter hoppy, minimally citrusy, peppery herbal spicy, hints of lime, old peppermint, balm. Doesnít work for me.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thomas1 (28) - - SEP 24, 2015
Bottle Gouda beer shop. Slightly cloudy amber gold with a slow diminishing white head. Not the the most pronounced aroma with hints of burnt orange and bitter hops. Strong bitter citra flavours with grapefruit and under ripe pineapple. Couldnít pick out the kaffir lime although there is a distinct bitterness which is tij .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (11554) - Hasborn, GERMANY - SEP 2, 2015
330 cl bottle. Pours clear dark golden with a medium white head. Aroma of yeast, medium hoppy, tropical fruits. Taste of tropical fruits, yeast, light banana, very hoppy, nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2761) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2015
On tap at craft & draft, Amsterdam. Sweet and zesty citrus and pineapple aroma, with pilsner malt and light celery. Slightly hazy bronze under a persistent white flannel blanket and lace. Sweet start with pilsner malt, quickly leading to zesty citrus and tropical hops and then a dry, woody bitterness and finish. Sort of Belgian fermentation, but without the peppery phenolics or esters. Medium light body, high carbonation, crisp.u

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
zvsn (1153) - ISRAEL - AUG 18, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks avrashi. Clear golden color. Sweet, fruity and yeasty aroma. Taste of sweet grainy malt, honey, overripe fruit and yeast. Medium-bodied, sticky texture.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
rayaron (837) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tom Lís place. Thanks avrashi. Clear golden with medium yellowish head. Creamy aroma, grainy, notes off flowers and citrus, piney. The flavor has light hoppy bitterness, piney, some citrus and butter with some graininess. Moderate carbonation, light to medium-bodied. Not so fresh.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DSG (8665) - Tel Aviv, - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tom Lís place. Thanks avrashi. Clear golden. Aroma of grains, wort, stale hops. Sweetish flavor, grainy, with a bit of honey, and bitter stale hops. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ads135 (3633) - 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 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jerohen (2077) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2015
Bottled from Biernavigatie. Hazy orange/amber colored, medium head. Hoppy nose, lots of tropical fruit, some yeast., somewhat soapy. Hoppy, fruity, but especially a very very bitter flavor. Dry and bitter finish. Probably good in combination with food, but stand-alone actually quite out of balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SimplySike (1206) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2015
33cl. Bottle.
Pours clear orange with white head.
Aroma citrus, pine, grapefruit, spice, floral, tropical, caramel.
Taste fresh tropical bitter, caramel sweets.
Mouthfeel dry.
Great beer.

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