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Brewed by Brouwerij ’t IJ
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alassio (73) - 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 don’t usually drink single IPA’s, but when I do, I appreciate a classy little number like this one.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RW80 (792) - 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 it’s so nicely balanced while remaining true to it’s style. The only problem it’s 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansjelaah (1505) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle thanx to dutchdrebus. Orange but not clear and a offwhite head. Smells and tastes hoppy, fresh, fruity. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (4308) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2013

Bottle 330ml.

Clear medium yellow orange colour with a huge, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, grapefruit, sweet hops, moderate yeasty. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, sweet hops, fruity, riped fruit, yeasty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130813]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12992) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2013
Bottled 330ml Peta1. Thanks bierkoning!
Batch 2013-15. Hazy dark amber color, huge off-white head. Exotic fruity (waimea?) aroma, not very intensive. Medium-bodied. "Microbrewish" yeasty tropical fruity flavor with some gooseberries. Sweetish note in the finish. Solid and interesting brew from ’t IJ.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (11192) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is hop, pine, grapefruit. Flavour is hop, pine, citrus, grapefruit. bitter finish. Nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (32032) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2013
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white and rocky head. Grapefruity and citrusy. Smooth malty, overripe fruity. Toasted malty. Bitter and slight herbal. Smooth toastedmalty, bitter and lightherbal into the finish. Dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zer0 (1133) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy golden. Aroma is grass, soap, floral and citrus. Taste is medium bitter and light sweet. Medium body with high carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lacarlott (8) - - JUL 16, 2013 does not count
Bouteille 33cl. Cuivrée-orangée, trouble. Col épais blanc cassé. Arôme présente un beau bouquet fleuri, houblonné entre pamplemousse et citronné. Amertume agréable pour une IPA avec un profil fruité agrumes très sympa.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6895) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2013
Bouteille 33cl, BB 12/2013. Cuivrée-orangée, fine opacité, col épais blanc cassé. Arôme présente un beau bouquet fleuri, houblonné sur un tropical oscillant entre pamplemousse et citronné. Le malt reste en ajout rétro-nasal. Palais est malté moyen pâle avec, et cela m’a surpris, une pointe subtile de fumé. Amertume reste agréable pour une IPA avec un profil fruité agrumes très agréable. Retrouve ici des notes caractéristiques d’agrumes et un fini sec de houblonnage à cru. Légère note de pion en retrait.


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