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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: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 (7887) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2739) - 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

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
zvsn (1106) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
rayaron (779) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tom L’s 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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DSG (8610) - Tel Aviv, - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tom L’s 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ads135 (3563) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - AUG 10, 2015
A pretty good, fairly dry IPA. Medium bodied, crisp, and aggressive. Tried in Amsterdam in 2015.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jerohen (2076) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SimplySike (1180) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sureshpa (339) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (1639) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (4930) - 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.


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