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


on tap

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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   IBU: 56   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
American-inspired Double IPA with three American hops (Nugget, Simcoe and Citra), and an Alsatian hop (Aramis).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (9230) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2015
Bottle at craig’s. Pours hazy orange, nose is light toffee, hint of fruit, taste is dry, bitter, fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zacgillbanks (4007) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. A cloudy orange-amber coloured beer that pours with a very large foamy white head. It has bitter orange and peppery hop flavours, raspberry and red fruity notes followed by citrus on the spicy toffee, vanilla and peppery finish. Excellent!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sebilinz (1535) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUL 21, 2015
Bottle. Thanks to Geiserich. Amber body with white head. Not very strong aroma of malts and hints of citrus maybe with a little bit of sourness. Taste is malty and thin with hints of fruits. Aftertaste is mostly bitter with some malts. Was expecting much more, maybe to old.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Saeglopur (1547) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUL 18, 2015
330 ml bottle shared by Geiserich at RB Tasting Linz, thanks!
Deep orange, hazy body, with a big, creamy, white head.
Quite light aroma of citrus, sweet malts, soap, some other fruits.
Tastes a bit flat, of grapefruit, orange, resin, slight tropical fruits, candy, biscuit, some alcohol.
Medium, quite creamy moutheel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes bitter, zesty, fruity, sweet malty.

OK. Quite simple and flat, pretty uncomplex for an Imperial IPA. Still with some nice fruit and sweet malt notes, but overall nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Werckmeister (1831) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUL 18, 2015
330ml bottle at Austrian RB Meeting in Linz shared by Geiserich, many thanks. BB not readable. amber cloudy color, small white head. smells of grain, fertilizer, spices, grapes, acidic / slight sour note. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of grains, fertilizer, lactic, grapes, herbs. finishes articial, lactic, and some oranges / grapefruity notes. quite weird, dont like this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
s_r (104) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2015
Nez fleuri, robe orangée avec une belle mousse onctueuse. Amertume présente dès le début de gorgée et persistante. Manque de subtilité et de présence dans les arômes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jarastlad (52) - Arlon, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2015
33 Cl Bottle from Miorge-Mihoublon, Arlon, Belgium. Aroma is orange/mandarine mostly with a peppery tang on the back. Pours a very cloudy copper orange. Taste according to me doesn’t fit the deScription. If fruit and citrus aroma are present, with a spicy finish, it lacks bitterness for a double IPA. Still quite good, but lacks overall balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (8202) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2015
Perfumed aroma. Orange coloured and unclear. Has a white head, medium duration. Sweet flavor, sugars, yeasty, moderate bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zimbo (861) - SCOTLAND - MAY 21, 2015
Also buy from the Beerhive. Effortless thick rocky off white head leaving lacing drift drifts. Deep penetrating sweet nose. Hazy unfiltered opaqueish light gi ginger colour. Balanced carb, lingering complex bitterness which builds in the middle palate leading to a long bittersweet end. Fantastique.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (3009) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle from The Beerhive. Hazy amber body with a thick off-white head. Steady carbonation. Aroma of orange, tomato juice and digestive biscuits. Flavour of sweet tangerine, resin and caramel. Dry finish. Medium body with a creamy mouthfeel. Soft fizz. Hides the ABV incredibly well - this drinks like it’s 5%.

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