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Brewed by Thiriez
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Esquelbecq, France
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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common

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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   IBU: 56   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
American-inspired Double IPA with three American hops (Nugget, Simcoe and Citra), and an Alsatian hop (Aramis).


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3113) - Radom, POLAND - MAY 20, 2014
Dobre tresciwe i o pelnym slodowym smaku z wyraznym wytrawnym zakonczeniem. Chmiele tu goruja i poteguja. Troche takze wyczuwa sie alkochol i przede wszystkim mocna slodowosc. Ale po przelknieciu naprawde przemila goryczkowa uczta i pozostawiony ten posmak na dlugo. Spora piana nawet trwala kolor ciemnej przybrudzonej pomaranczy. Bardzo metne

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
note666 (1129) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2014
2014 - 05 - 09 330ml bottle. orange golden colour. big, frothy, fading to medium, white head. smooth spicey aroma. bit bitter taste. creamy, dry palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (2615) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle (330 ml). Clear bright golden/copper with a medium fully lasting beige head and good lacing. Aroma is of caramel, spices, breadied malt, light piney notes and fruity notes. Aroma is slightly sweet, moderately malty and bitter with caramel/molasses, fruits, piney notes and spices. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Chewy/sirupy mouthfeel. Moderately dry finish. Interesting take on a Double IPA. The mouthfeel is very similar to the Thiriez L’Ambrée d’Escquelbecq that I had yesterday. Good balance. Nice warming. Different than your usual DIPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dutchtuga (135) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
Vond de Dalva niet echt een IPA. Daarvoor is ie wat te bitter. Maar verder is deze introductie van mij aan Frans speciaalbier meer dan prima bevallen. Iets bitter dus, maar met voldoende hoppig tegengas.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weaselkenievil (1606) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle at home. Clear orange gold, lively almost white head. Aroma is fruit, yeast, bread, fudge. Flavour is malts, some fruit. Quite enjoyed it, decent effort.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dfroms (205) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 21, 2014
Tap at Les Trois 8. Pours a hazy amber with voluminous white head. Aroma is estery farmhouse yeast, banana, malt, citrusy and earthy hops. Taste is a mixture of malty, citrusy, and bitter, with some alcohol apparent. Definitely not an American-style IPA, more like an imperial farmhouse ale taken in a hoppier direction. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4755) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 9, 2014
Bottle at Les Trois 8, Paris. Clear deep golden with a stable head. Sweetish, yeasty, orange zest aroma. Good balance, orange zest, hints of yeast. Slightly grainy mouthfeel. Different- a tripel or an IPA or simply a mix of both.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Countbeer (4302) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2014
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Medium sized sticky white creamy foamy head on top of a hazy orange colored beer. Aroma is a creamy mix of herbs, butters, malts, yeast, some peach, cheese, flowers and a hint of porridge. Flavours of peach, some red fruit, malts, herbs, cream, butter, bitter, grass, some yeast, some crispy plants and a slight hint of cardboard. Aftertaste is bitter, fruity, creamy, herbal and light butter. Low carbo, creamy silky mouthfeel, medium bodied and a creamy close to oily texture. Wow a complete different approach of this style, creamy and different fruits, but no hops and strong bitterness, different but quite nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (6776) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 7, 2014
Trübes oranges Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig fruchtig, exotische Früchte. Geschmack sehr fruchtig malzig, lange Bitterkeit.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
minutemat (1286) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2014
75cl bottle at the 3rd Shrewsbury Bottle Share, courtesy of me. Bought at a deli in French Flanders a while ago so perhaps wasn’t in optimum condition. Has a farmhouse yeastiness to it rather than a typically hopped-out American double IPA, although there is a slight bitterness but, not being particularly fresh, these bitter hops seem a bit smudgey and numbed. Slight resinous quality but this bottle seems like its towards the end of its life. A re-rate with a fresh bottle beckons!


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