Brewed by Brouwerij ’t 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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7801) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jerohen (2071) - 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 (1144) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sureshpa (334) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2015
Aroma: Graperfruit, melon, malt Appearance: Hazy, low carb, yellow, clear white, fine foam, light lace Taste: Grapefruit, melon, peach, creamy, light dry bitter finish, well balance

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (1538) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (4846) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (6218) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (21286) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
flip_soeperman (782) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2015
Aroma is nice, with lime, some resin, clean yeast. But taste is sweet and astringent. Not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (2360) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (1086) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle shared with tderoeck. Nose is spicy, some citrus, hops. Taste is nice round bitterness, citrus, good stuff.

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