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Brewed by Trois Dames
Style: Imperial IPA
Sainte-Croix, Switzerland
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   IBU: 110   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with Simcoe and Amarillo


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (14738) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle, 9%. Good, malty aroma, rather peppery, but in a good way. Cloudy dark amber colour. Good stable tan head. The flavour starts off nicely bitter, turns malty in a caramelly way. Some alcohol bitterness along with a clean hop bitterness. Warming alcohol. Good, also for the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (4787) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle from Embrouille - thank you so much! Pours slightly hazy amber with airy off-white head. Clear, sweetish aroma of malt and hops with notes of alcohol. Sweetish, malty onset, quickly giving way to bitter, hoppy body with a lingering aftertaste. Warming alcohol presence, though hard to distinguish from the hoppy bitterness. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hobsch (505) - Cologne, GERMANY - OCT 3, 2013
Bottle 0.33l. Pours cloudy deep orange. Aroma is some citrus, malt, unspectacular. Taste is malty, slightly fruity, hops are hidden in the background. Overall okay but less interesting than the excellent Trois Dames IPA.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daniele (7480) - ITALY - SEP 6, 2013
Bel ambrato buona schiuma discreta persistenza naso luppolato agrumato purtroppo lievito morto forse infezione bel amaro peccato per il difetto

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HerrKrinkle (11) - Montreux, SWITZERLAND - SEP 6, 2013
I was pleasantly surprised by this one. Not over-the-top, well-balanced between the citrus and hop flavors. The typical barnyard feel is not as overwhelming as in the typical DIPAs. Very pleasant and almost an everyday DIPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (5875) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2013
330ml bottle. Minimally cloudy amber colour with small to average, thick, creamy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Citrusy hop aroma with a strawy touch, lime, tangerine, a mineral touch. Taste is moderately sweet fruity, hoppy, notes of tangerine, papaya, some lemon counterweighs the sweetness, hints of straw; soft palate. Unpresent malt basis supplements the exposition of fruity hop notes; gentle DIPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElDesmadre (2893) - Mikołów, POLAND - JUL 15, 2013
Bottle, traded with Allen. Strongly hopped beer, with notes of apricot and peach upfront, while pine and pale malts are somewhat less present. Nice, full body that balances the strong bitterness with its sweetness. Soft mouthfeel with a rather dry finish. Not overhopped, has just the right balance. Even the slight astringency doesn’t seem to be out of place. Very good!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (5169) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle at Fork and Bottle, Zürich. Hazy deep amber, small head. Fruity nose, nice fruity bitterness. A gentle version of a double IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kristall-König (2674) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - MAY 31, 2013
Süßlicher Zitrusduft, zopfig. Antrunk süß, Maracuja, Zitrus. Weinartige Mitte, zitrusbitter. Bitter-trocken und würzmalzig auslaufend. Sehr gut.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (3196) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2013
33cl, danke Allen! - Potent, after dinner maracuja mousse of a double IPA with plenty of character and a good medium, sweet malt backbone. Even picked up some more close-to-home fruit notes from the yeast, like pear and Apfelstrudel. Some alcohol, hops doing their job and not competing to take palate-numbing centre stage. Confident brew, nice dessert to conclude a series of meal-accompaniers from Trois Dames.


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