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

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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   IBU: 56   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
American-inspired Double IPA with three American hops (Nugget, Simcoe and Citra), and an Alsatian hop (Aramis).


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ignorant (84) - madrid, SPAIN - MAR 30, 2016
Slightly cloudy yellow with white foam appreciable layer that leaves some loop. maltose candy and biscuit, and a blanket of pine and resins (perhaps also some grapefruit) that play on the palate sensations and bitter resinous characteristics of an IPA, complemented with notes and spicy wild plants. With a dry, bitter and earthy end, leaves a long lasting refreshing mouthfeel,

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChtiBreizh (456) - Rennes, FRANCE - MAR 16, 2016
33 cl bottle. Hazy orange with a thick frothy head. Yeasty, doughy, citrusy. Very sweet, sour and bitter finish, from bittering european hops. High carbonation, quite heavy stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Julioo (4) - FRANCE - FEB 16, 2016 does not count
Nice banana taste, small nose, could have more aromas. Sweet beer, medium bitterness, nice yellow body

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3621) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2016
Bottle from the real Ale store, Newark. Very nice strong IPA. Rich golden colour with a foamy off white head. Aroma fruity, berry and citrus. Taste bittersweet citrus.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (3626) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2016
Bottle at home. Clear amber with cream colored full head. Lots of caramel, lemon, sweet grains, some vegetables, orange juice, resin, pine cones, some dried mango and brown sugar. Over medium sweet and lasting bitter finish. Over medium bodied with syrupy feel.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1359) - BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2015
Double ipa non filtrée d’un niveau abv respectable de 8,6 %. Le brasseur donne une citation de Jim Harrison en complément : « une seule bouteille de bière suffit à engendrer un flot de grandes pensées ... ». Nous sommes d’accord avec lui, et nous emboîtons le pas en dégustant ce breuvage, et en donnant nos pensées en conclusion ... Couleur ambre cuivré très joli. Clarté nette. Bulles très fines en fontaine centrale, par centaines, bien vives. Mousse beige clair avec une magnifique texture de blanc d’œuf battu en haut , superbe. Arômes de mat grillé, pointe de cassonade, figue, châtaigne, touche de cassis. 1ère bouche à la superbe texture veloutée, et à la très grande entame malt/houblon , avec des épices. Arrière-bouche dense, très maltée, au fort caractère. 2ème au grand ensemble malt/houblon, avec une touche de bois exotique. Arrière-bouche très riche, complexe. 3ème où le côté exotique se développe encore vers le tabac brun, la résine oliban. Arrière-bouche forte, dense, capiteuse. Longueur qui donne de grandes nuances de malt grillé, houblon vert, feuilles d’automne, avoine, girofle, câpre. Jambes fines, très groupées, importantes. Levure précise, pointue, de caractère, grande ligne. Alcool fort, bien progressif, il développe les saveurs de façon extraordinaire. Finale qui donne encore d’autres choses dont la myrrhe et la résine oliban. CONCLUSION : double ipa très originale, dont le malt grillé vient compléter de façon très adéquate les houblons, et le fort potentiel abv travaille tout cela dans une grande harmonie. Du bel ouvrage, du savant ouvrage, du grandiose ouvrage. Ce n’est assurément pas une bière de couillon, disait Dalva, la femme-ourse ...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (25207) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 31, 2015
Bottled (backlog). Amber colour, small off-white creamy head. Aroma is fruity, floral, caramel malty and some mild bready notes. Flavour is floral, fruity, caramelly and some herbal notes to it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markextrae (3713) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2015
bottle shared at a bar. poured a clear dark orange colour with a slight off white head. nose is sweet caramel malts, bitter pine hops, resinous notes and grapefruits, strong floral hops. spiced yeast, and bread malts. not my kind of beer

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markoijelena (2140) - Belgrade, SERBIA - OCT 21, 2015
Bottle 0.33l from Dranken Geers Gent Belgium.Taste at Graslei Gent Belgium.06.08.2015.Pour it dark hazy orange color with small white head.Aroma of peach.Taste pine, too much honey, sweet all the time, ah not my beer at all.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zupastan (160) - Kortrijk, BELGIUM - OCT 15, 2015
33 cl bottle @ home. Clear orange beer with a big, dense, white head. Aroma is apples, caramel, bit sweet. Medium carbonation. Taste is caramel, pretty bitter, even a bit herbal, pine, orange peel. Aftertaste is very piny and resinous, with a sweet touch.


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