Brewed by Brouwerij ít IJ
Style: Black IPA
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Brewed for Cafe Flamingo, Eerste Van der Helststraat 37, Amsterdam. Dryhopped with Cascade and Simcoe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2014

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

[ As ít 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 (6678) - 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 (7048) - 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 (22309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2014
9th May 2014
Leighton 10K tasting at Bruceís 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 (7069) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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 (12681) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle at Bruceís. 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 (18668) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TrefwoordPunk (983) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a very dark brown with a medium brown head and a sweet aroma of malts, cherries, brown sugar, caramel and bread. The taste is a bit hoppier and more on the bitter side, with some sweetness and a tiny bit of yeastiness. Good beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJvd (1196) - NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2014
33 cL bottle at home. Pours hazy dark brown with a medium off-white head. Aroma has chocolate, some roasted malts, earth and some fruity hops. Taste has some chocolate, some coffee and fruity hops with a medium bitter finish. Medium body and low to medium carbo. Decent, not as yeasty as most beers from ít IJ.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mile (3830) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 7, 2014
Bottle. Very dark brown, average to large and mostly lasting light brown head. Moderate, malty and lightly sweetish aroma, light caramel and light tropical fruitiness, roasted - light burnt malt, grapefruit - piney hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and dryish flavor, light caramel and faint tropical fruitiness, roasted malt, piney - some grapefruit hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and dry, roasted - light burnt malt, faint - light metal, piney hoppyness. OK dry and roasted black IPA

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