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

bottled
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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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).


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31110) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2013
75 cL bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a huge white head. Aroma is bretty and grapefruity. Smooth fruity, citrusy, peachy and mango. Lingering fruity and medium dry bretty finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29226) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2013
Bottled. A murky golden beer with a huge yellowish head. The aroma has notes of straw, hops, lemons, amd oranges. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, straw, alcohol, over ripe fruits, and alcohol, leading to a bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20664) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2013
Draught at La Fine Mousse. Clear orange coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel with notes of hops. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, grass and hops with notes of grapefruits and alcohol. Dry hoppy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16595) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a white head. Has a fruity malty earthy hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter earthy flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14834) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2013
16th July 2013
Hazy gold beer, good pale cream coloured head. Palate is soft with fine carbonation. Airy creamy malt. Nice resinous hops. Sweet floral notes and grapefruit marmalade. Whisper of tropical fruits. Finishes soft and creamy and dry. Resinous aftertaste. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14397) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2012
Bottle from La Cave ŗ Bulles, Paris; bb Aug 2013, batch 306
Cloudy amber color with large creamy head, persistent. The aroma is nice, extremely spicy (cloves, coriander, gingerbread). Full bodied, with sweet malt flavor, followed by an expected and very strong spice character, and good bitterness level; some astringency in the end, from the spicy yeast.
Atypical, unexpected, very good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13632) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Brum. My first French dipa? Itís got some Belgian influence. Some heat. Itís fine, not a great dipa. itís got some good hop and some good bitterness on finish and itís not over the top, some Belgian yeast I think, some sweetness some syrupiness. A Flanders DIPA definitely.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13374) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2013
Bottle at Antonioís - Thanks. Clear golden - big white head. Sweet malty, lovely high and fresh hoppy, orange, grape fruits, bitterness, resin, light bretty, lemons. Nice drinkability.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10976) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Bottle from Cave ŗ Bulles. Pours dirty orange with a frothy 3 finger off-white head. Aroma of caramel and citric hop. Not NW strong, but with strength. Med body. Thereís a strong earthy undertone (but this is a French, not Belgian?), with a deal of fruit and citrus on top. Thereís also a grassy characteristic. The Aramis? Another very hoppy beer from Europe, but without the NW US harshness. Really quite mouthsmacking.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10856) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2012
Bottle during the Semi-Final Tasting at my place, London. Thanks to Paul! Pours hazy gold with a medium white foam head. Nose is caramel, doughy toast, Belgian yeast and sugar. Medium to big sweet flavor with hints of coffee, toasty sugar, yeast. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Sweet finish with toasty malts, a bit of spice, some dried caramel, some dough, yeast, light baked beans. An interesting beer. Pretty dynamic.


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