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

bottled
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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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).


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
LordCrabapple (109) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2013
This beer has a thick white head, which surprised me, and is very, very hazy. Super-hoppy bitterness combines with thick body, and good malt sweetness to make an interesting, wonderfully rich sipper. The powerful malt eases the bitterness somewhat. Overall, a rather rugged, manly beer, rough yet with some sophistication.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3483) - 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

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thod (7) - Lille, FRANCE - JUN 13, 2012 does not count
Dalva – double IPA - IIPA 8,5% - 56 IBU Mousse : légère, faible tenue Robe/couleur : blonde, reflet roux, légèrement translucide, présence de levure Nez/odeur : céréales, houblon, pamplemousse frais, caramel, melon, fruit sucré En bouche : Corps présent et alcool également, belle amertûme qui s’allie avec une touche de caramel lègerement sucrée révélant des arômes de fruits sucrés. Teneur en bouche longue, équilibré, synérgie entre les houblons. Commentaires perso: Je suis littéralement tombé amoureux de cette bière , je conseil vivement, beau travail du brasseur. Dalva - Double IPA - IPA 8.5% - 56 IBU Foam: lightweight, low resistance Dress / color: blond, red reflection, slightly translucent, the presence of yeast Nose / smell: grains, hops, grapefruit, caramel, melon, sweet fruit Palate: Body and alcohol also present, nice bitterness that combines with a touch of caramel slightly sweet revealing aromas of sweet fruit. Content in the mouth long, balanced synergy between hops. Personal Comments: I fell in love with this beer, I strongly advice, good work of the brewer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Iznogud (1541) - CROATIA - MAR 23, 2014
On tap at La Fine Mousse, Paris. Pours hazy orange with white head. Fruity hoppy aroma and flavor. Nice spicy bitterness. Full bodied.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rikstar (1383) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2014
0,33l fles thuis. Amberkleurig troebel bier, met een crème schuimkraag. Geur is moutig met iets meer op de achtergrond de aroma hop. De smaak is mooi vol met een goede balans tussen zoet en bitter, ook het fruitige van de hop is duidelijk aanwezig. Erg geslaagde DIPA. Met een volle afdronk.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (6908) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Sample at festival, great Belgian IPA, slightly sweet malts, fruity yeastiness, floral hops all combined to make a phenomenal BIPA. Great

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
erickok (4295) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - DEC 15, 2012
Misty copper body and big white head. Looking good. Mild forest hops, cookie dough and hay. Sweet malts, dough, medium bitter and quite fruity. Sharper ending. Decent IPA, but not very fresh or double. (33cl bottle from De Bierwinkel Leiden)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1755) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 13, 2013
75cl bottle. Hazy orange, light brown color, medium, white head. Nose : citrus , zest, crashed pepper, esters, hay and a bit ginger tart. Sip : creamy, medium thick, tingling carbonation, well preserved. Sweet spicy tart flavour soon covered with strong and still spicy hop bouquet. The bitterness is quite moderate for the style but it's imposing with complexity. Nice one. Easy to drink. Reminds a heavy hopped triple style brew. Something lighter and better balanced then Chouffe Double IPA triple.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (3752) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Bottle from La Cave a Bulles. Hazy amber body, very inviting. Nose is lots of hops and sweet and buttery. Taste is hops, citrus, sugary. Prickly alcy texture. More flavours and hops. Really quite a nice experience this one. Soft silky finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (1055) - Lille, FRANCE - MAR 2, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2014 Color: clear blond beer with no carbonization and small white foam. Smell: hops and yeast. Taste: malt, hops and spices. Aftertaste : wet bitterness and yeast.
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On tap @ Six Roses, Lille - FR. Color: clear blond beer with small catbonation and medium white foam. Smell: hoppy domination with milky notes. Grassy. Taste: nice equilibrium on mouth between the malt and the hops. You won’t find the hoppy blast as a double IPA, but a good equilibrium and a good bitterness. Really nice aromatic hops, get gresh grassy and floral taste. Aftertaste: nice bitterness and lactic notes. The beer on tap is better than the bottle I tried the last year. Really different and I prefer it !


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