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’t IJ Flamingo Black I.P.A.

Brewed by Brouwerij ’t IJ
Style: Black IPA
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Brewed for Cafe Flamingo, Eerste Van der Helststraat 37, Amsterdam. Dryhopped with Cascade and Simcoe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pepinis (24) - SPAIN - JUL 8, 2014
Cerveza negra de buena formación de espuma y estabilidad. En aroma destaca a partes iguales la malta tostada con notas de café y los lúpulos terrosos y resinosos. En el sabor la malta destaca más que el lúpulo que tiende a desaparecer hasta tomar protagonismo nuevamente al final del trago. Su retrogusto es seco, levemente astringente. Cuerpo medio y buena carbonatación. (Botella, 330 ml)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geiserich (3278) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle: Aroma is very roasty, dark chocolate, light coffee note, dark fruits. Flavor is full bodied, intensive roasty, sweetness, black currants, dark chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle split at the Black (IPA) Friday tasting, thanks to Sir Kenwold, 09/05/14. Dark mahogany brown with a moderate beige covering. Nose is light roast, smoke, bitter tropicana, earthy cocoa pangs. Taste comprises roasty tones, bitter grapefruit, cocoa powder, pine bite. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light hop bitterness in the close. So so CDA, limited hop presence, pineometer non to high, miss!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34222) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2014

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

[ As ’t IJ Flamingo Black I.P.A. ].
[ Courtesy of my European Local swap 4.0 - Edo ]. Clear dark black brown color with a huge, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, chocolatem moderate roasted, dark malt, moderate hoppy, grapefruit, funky notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, coffee, moderate chocolate, moderate graoefruit, thin, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140413]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
caesar (4897) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2014
Bottled from biernavigatie, BB 12/2014, large sample, served in a shaker. Slight hazy dark redbrown color with a huge frothy light brown head, leaving some unstable lacing. Aroma of some roasted malts, some caramel, fruity hop, pine, some grapefruit, slight candy, dark bread. Quite bitter in taste, piney, slight licorice and roast. Quite some maltiness in this black IPA. Slight alcohol in the finish, bit harsh. Feels a bit unbalanced. Quite high on carbonation, thin body. Good thing is, the beers from t IJ are much cleaner than they used to be, so I should actually rerate a lot of their beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (4304) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2014
Appearance: Black color with a big beige head that leaves a nice lacing.
Aroma: Mild hoppy, roasted and coffee.
Palate: Medium + body. Tad sweet and a fine bitterness. Average to rich carbonation.
Taste: Coffee, roasted malt and mild grapefruit hoppy.
Overall impression: Lacks some hoppy notes, but still a really nice ale.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with markextrae

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14312) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2014
9th May 2014
Leighton 10K tasting at Bruce’s pad. Opaque black - brown beer, good pale tan head. Palate is light and airy and a little dry. Very mild airy dark malts, touch of roast and a whisper of cream. Light piney hops with mild floral bitterness. Light finish. Not bad but needs more backbone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (4299) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle @ Chez Bruce. Deep brown, small head. Very toasty. Plenty of dark malts. Roasted nuts. Pine cone. The taste has a bit of shag tobacco. A bit of ragged ribbon candy, caramel, cherry skin. Medium body, very fizzy. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6197) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle at Bruce’s. It pours darkest brown with a thick tan head. The nose is rich, roasty, grapefruit, soapy, orange peel and cocoa. The taste is bitter, piney, roasty, grapefruit, soap, varnish, light caramel and dark chocolate with a dry, lingering bitter finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Pretty solid stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10483) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle shared during Black IPA night in London - big thanks to K-Bird. Pours clear, deep brown with a thick, frothy beige head. The aroma holds dry cocoa, burnt wood, moderate roast, earth. Light to medium sweet flavor with bitter scorched earth, baking cocoa, mild burnt meat, toasted pine. Medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. More earthy bitterness to finish, some bittersweet chocolate, mellow alcohol, lasting roast, charred wood. Slow starter but strong finisher. Good beer.

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