gdt (6) - - JAN 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap from ’t Ij brewery. Second batch of their IPA. Not your tipical IPA. Less crispy and hoppy than anticipated. More sour or acid. The hops are more for the aroma than the flavour. The yeast brings it closer to the other ’t Ij brews.
madsberg (9337) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Amber coloured. Dense beige head. Aroma: sweetness, flowers, caramel, pine. Flavour: herbs, flowers, pine, caramel and light fruits. Medium to full bodied. Ends herbal bitter.
yespr (28711) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle at Arendsnest. Pours hazy dark orange with a thick rocky head. Aroma is fruity and crisp hoppy. Bitter, citrusy and peachy. Ligering grapefruity hoppy too. Ends bitter and dry.
stimulo69 (69) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
barnyard, ginger, cooked vegetables, golden, hazy, rocky head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, medium body, creamy, lively, bitter,
Aromas of an unhappy yeast lots of beans, ginger and other strange componenets. In taste quite some bitterness but very low on hop caracther. Not the worst beer but not a typical IPA
Benzai (5826) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from bottle @ KBC Den Bosch 2012. Hazy orange color, large rocky, mostly lasting, good to excellent lacing, off-white head. Smells light to moderately malty, moderately hoppy, notes of flowers, herbs, orange and mango. Taste light to moderately bitter, orangepeel and a sharp fruityness. Moderate to heavy bitter finish. Medium carbonation, medium body. Decent.
skortila (4178) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ ’t IJ. The aroma has a lot of yeasty tones, citrus, some malts. Hazy, orange coloured beer with a slight off-white head. The taste is slightly bitter, has some malty sweetness, yeast, citrus, mango. Not what I expect from an IPA, but anyway, it is a really enjoyable, well made beer.
Bullit (3725) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg @ ’t IJ. Hazy dark golden colour, medium white head. Nose is yeasty, bit hoppy and fruity, with oranges. Flavour is yeasty, bit hoppy, orange, maybe hint of coriander. Slightly bitter finish. Enjoyable.
jess_scott15 (45) - - JAN 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy orange color with thick white head and medium body. It is not as hoppy and crisp as an american style IPA and seems to be lacking something.
ads135 (2392) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of the worst offerings by ’t IJ, I’m sad to say. Took the brewery tour and was told that this was in keeping with an American tradition of IPA brewing (even using American hops), but this seems more similar to British variety. lacks the sharpness of a proper Am. IPA or even a decent Pale Ale. Nice color and aroma, though.
Borresteijn (4156) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at ’t IJ, ABV 8%. Never thought they’d make this again, nice to see this on our brewpub-crawl. Slightly hazy golden orange colour, thick white head. Aroma of crisp hoppiness, light yeasty, citrus, some mango, caramel. Flavour is medium sweet, flowery, malty, nice tropical fruity citrus bitterness, decent hopbitter finish. Medium bodied. Call me a homer, but I liked this one a lot, one of the better IJ beers and one of the cleanest as well imo (although that doesn’t say much).
MrHangover (1813) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Hazy amber coloured beer with a white, firm head. Hoppy and the typical IJ yeast aroma. Very subtle, easy drinkable IPA. This is nice. Brilliant name by the way and lets hope they keep making this stuff. Great example of a good Dutch IPA.