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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: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7498) - Enghien, - 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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (4756) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: Tasting at Björn, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (6158) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2015
17/V/15 - 33cl bottle @ home - BB: XII/2015 (2015-649) Thanks to Paul and Venessa for the bottle!

Clear orange beer, creamy irregular off-white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: fruity touch, citrus, grassy, bit off, little chemical. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: fruity start, some peach, exotic fruits, passion fruits, slightly sweet even. Aftertaste: bitter, grassy touch, bit piny, bit medicinal, fruity finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (20931) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2015
Bottled. Hazy golden, small head. Peach, dill and mango up front. Mid sweeet with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Salty citrus and peach. Very bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
flip_soeperman (768) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2015
Aroma is nice, with lime, some resin, clean yeast. But taste is sweet and astringent. Not great.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (2321) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2015
340 ml bottle. Pours amber with big full head. Aromas of spruce/pine, candied citrus, and resin. Flavors follow same with additional bread crusts and limes. Light bitter finish. Okay.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (1085) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle shared with tderoeck. Nose is spicy, some citrus, hops. Taste is nice round bitterness, citrus, good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rikstar (1305) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2015
0,33l fles bij de biertuin. Goudoranje met een witte kraag. Geur is aardbei en perzik. Smaak is mooi bitterzoet fruitig, met perzik, pruimen en gist in de afdronk. Nice

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fkoolen (567) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle at home. Light copper colour, offwhite creamy head. Crisp piny, orange zest and bitter lemon hop profile, faintly tropical fruity too, sweet malty base giving a good body. Good lengthy finish. Medium body, oily palate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcoDL (2832) - 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 that’s not nasty. Not very interesting though.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adamnowek (609) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2015
Really subtle taste of lime. Pretty well hopped. Typical mild cloudiness and a good semi-dry texture.


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