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

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RATINGS: 123   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).


kiwianer's rating

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, - NOV 7, 2012
The head is intensive, creamy and robust, the body brown and cloudy. It smells intensive hoppy creamy, hoppy-fruity, a bit bitter-fruity. The taste is hoppy intensive, creamy, a bit hoppy-creamy-alcoholic, maltaromatic, hoppy-aromatic-fruity and hoppy-bitter. In the aftertaste same but the bitterness is a bit more intensive. Nice beer!


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Geiserich (3741) - Linz, AUSTRIA - AUG 11, 2015
Bottle at RB Tasting Linz: Hazy orange color, white head. Aroma with citrus, herbal hops. Flavor is sweetish, fruity, pine and resin, herbal hops. Quite bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McNeillR (1780) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2015
Hazy bright golden, decent white cap and even scrape of lacing. Nose is big sherberty, almost spearminty but little fruity depth. Initial taste is quite green, brassy bitterness and a firm carbonation carries thing through swiftly. Daubs of lemon, sherbery and a polleny. Oddly bitter, maybe a bit chalky/ear wazy on the finish. Swift enough on the linger.

Bottle, Beerhive, Decantillon Tasting

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (17649) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2015
bottler at home ... golden amber .. massive tan head .... soft fruits ... soft fruits ... soft herbal fruits ... off fruits .. odd toffee .. lomng herbal fruits ..

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (6790) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2015
Bottle at craig’s. Pours hazy orange, nose is light toffee, hint of fruit, taste is dry, bitter, fruity.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zacgillbanks (3353) - 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!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sebilinz (1137) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Saeglopur (1120) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Werckmeister (981) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
s_r (54) - FRANCE - 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.

3.2
   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.


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