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


on tap

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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   IBU: 56   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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American-inspired Double IPA with three American hops (Nugget, Simcoe and Citra), and an Alsatian hop (Aramis).

kiwianer's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiwianer (3339) - 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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (8020) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle from Brasserie Thiriez in Esquelbecq. Lightly hazed amber with a tall white head.
Sharp hoppy aroma seems to suggest English noble more than high acid American strains: nutty, herbal, earthy, woody, etc. Slightly oxidized, faint banana esters and red apple cara malt plainness with a subtle sesame seed toastiness, poorly matched by an odd BO sweat note that may be the cat-piss Simcoe and Citra. Medium-full body, sweet, syrupy, low carbonation, hoppy and bitter, oily and green and vegetal in the finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerParker (12) - DENMARK - AUG 23, 2014
India Pale Ale is not my type of beer, but this is fairly made. Lovers of this type should have a go.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (2135) - FINLAND - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle. Orange hazy. Oranges, yeastyness on nose. Some citrus, candy, florals, corn. And malts. Full bodied, light oily. Sour oranges, or orange zest, sweet pale malts. Some belgyness. Bit messy, but ok. Not my thing tho. Too messy, too much pale malty corn.

-- bb

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kerenmk (2371) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle sample at DSG’s 5555th rating tasting at Sar HaMashkaot Ramat Gan. Thanks Dagan. Hazy amber with white head. Acetone and funky aroma, sweet, a little funky, honey taste, full body, long honeycomb finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vipinvelp (2176) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2014
Opaque orange yellow with off white lacing foam head. Aroma is nice hoppy, citrus present too. Likewise taste, good bitter beer with some citrus notes. Lasting bitter in aftertaste. (Velp 201408)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8718) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2014
Bottled 12/06/14. An amber coloured beer with an off-white puddle of head. Good stuff. Lovely hops and great yeasty notes. A long full body and good boozy flavours. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (6420) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle at Post Office Vaults, pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out piney hops, sweat socks, and some oxidation - why does this have to be an old IIPA. Flavour brings out piney hops, some sweat socks, and a dry biscuity malt backing. A little old, but still quite flavourful and balanced. Good IIPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (5799) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle sample at my 5555th rating tasting at Sar HaMashkaot Ramat Gan. Thanks Dagan. Rating #5555. Slightly hazy golden with an off-white head. Soapy and fruity aroma. Flavor has some malt sweetness, fruitiness, yeast, caramel, a bit of honey and a bitter finish, a bit herbal. Medium-bodied. Not a DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (3117) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2014
Orange colour with thin and quickly receding head. Aroma has some floral hop and some bitter citrus peel. Flavour is syrupy sweet with a floral hop bitterness. Carbonation is low. This beer is ok but lacks intensity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (3014) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle - 330ml. Hazy golden/amber body with a thick, lasting, off-white foamy head. Decent malty/hoppy aroma with grainy and apple hints. Alcohol is well hidden. Taste is slightly dominated by hoppy flavors. It carries brown sugar, woody, herbal, and fruity notes. Ends with a long, strong, moderately warming, bittersweet finish. Not bad, although this is not really an Imperial IPA.

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