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Xtrem Hop Sorachi Ace (Delhaize)

 (RETIRED)
overall
85
67
style
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Lochristi - Hijfte, Belgium
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suprchunk (2345) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Clear golden colored pour. Huge white head. Frothy and leaves a huge amount of lacing. Slight floral aroma. Huge peppery hoppy flavor. Some citrus. But very peppery. Not that bitter, but does have a nice malt sweetness. Very nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bontus (643) - Flanders, BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2013
75 cl bottle, Delhaize. Good price! Pours hazy to clear yellow. Citrus nose, spicy pineapple, more earthlike, bitterness is well rounded and well balanced.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Adrienpodo (9) - JETTE, BELGIUM - FEB 23, 2013 does not count
Jolie couleur dorée devenant trouble en fin de bouteille. Assez peu de nez. Peut etre tombé sur une mauvaise bouteille, car j’y ai senti et légèrement gouté une petite note métallique. Amertume moyennement forte et agréable

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (3629) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2013
Bottle by myself at home Pours yellow ( an ipa? Realy?) Normal white foam Smells fruity hops Hmm waaw ! Very complex , fruity , sweet , some things tropical , like mango and coconut . Very nice ! Maybe a hint to much carbo . Just like the previous 3 , i listened to people what the best would be . Last times nelson sauvin was very nice , this tears SA is even better! Damn , price quality this is damn fine

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (6916) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2013
75cl bottle from Delhaize, bottled 11/2012. Couleur orangée devenant trouble sur la fin, col épais crémeux blanc. Arôme est agréablement fruité, alternant notes tropicales tirant vers les agrumes, touche de fleuri couplée d’un léger résineux, citronné avec des notes magnifiques de noix de coco et raisin blanc telles que on s’y attend avec ce houblon. Malheureusement, la base bière n’est pas souvent propice à mettre en valeur les qualités du houblons, ici c’est tout le contraire, et bien une explosion d’effluves houblonnées met tout cela à profit. Palais est tout aussi enivrant. Note de citronnelle, feuillu avec une pointe de noix de coco très subtile donnant une fine pointe huileuse au palais. Note aussi, comme indiqué sur la bouteille ce côté fleuri-herbacé de lavande qui trouve sa place entre des notes citronnées, pamplemousse et un délicieux, et subtile, raisin blanc. Profil reste légèrement résineux avec une touche d’épices résiduelles. L’ajout de malts pils et munich montre à quel point on peut rendre une bière, de base très belge, intéressante avec juste un bon houblonnage. Vraiment une belle découverte.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abio (1630) - Waasland, BELGIUM - FEB 8, 2013
Orange coloured beer. Smells better as it taste. Fruity, mostly citrus and some unpleasant sourness that gets trough.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (4304) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2013
75 cl. bottle @ home. Purchased @ Delhaize. Corked & caged with a synthetic cork. Brewed in Octobre 2012 & bottled in November 2012. Limited to 4000 bottles like the batches of the previous series. The accompanying booklet warns me that this American grown hop can taste extremely bitter & that I should brace myself. Very lightly hazy golden with a BIG fluffy white head. Herbal, light toothpaste bitterness in the nose, floral, quite a bit plastic with the other side of lemongrass. Bitter floral, light hop bitterness in the front, I can lightly recognise Sorachi Ace in this but not really the way I want it, this is Sorachi Ace but not the way I like it, my bad (bit sad because this is my favourite hop), bitter peel, very light earthly touch of Sorachi Ace blue cheese followed by quite a bit of sweetness, lots of coconut powder & cream, sweet grains, sweet spices, creamy, sweet lemon peel… Creamy body, too full for my taste. Too tame with too much sweetness for me in here to outbalance it. I assume that this is extreme for the average consumer. Not sure what to say about this , it is like something I really like (I am getting some Sorachi Ace in here) presented in a way I am not really digging. Very mixed feelings here.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2013 1/II/13 - 75cl bottle from Delhaize @ home as aperitif (with Wim and Hilde) (2013-106)

clear orange beer, creamy off-white head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet ripe fruits, canned peaches, some citrus, exotic fruits, sweet and syrupy. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: fruity, quite some citrus, grassy, dry hops, some spices, cloves, bitter touch. Aftertaste: bitter, dry and hoppy, some citrus, bit medicinal, nice hoppy and fruity flavours. Despite not being my favourite hop, still a very nice beer!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 2, 2013
75cl, as Xtrem Hop Sorachi Ace, new exclusive brew Anno 2013, from Delhaize Gent, complex bitter brew, malty/bitter and slightly woody/spicy, balanced, hazy, rocky head, good brew

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MOARBEER (93) - BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2013
Picked up all 3 of these Xtrem Hop series (Columbus/Citra/Sorachi Ace) and although they all pour and look like a tipical tripel I was left rather disappointed with the taste. Where’s my Extrem(e) hop goodness? The name is not fitting with the beer. Nice beer but not Extreme in any way.


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