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Xtrem Hop Sorachi Ace (Delhaize)

 (RETIRED)
overall
85
66
style
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Lochristi - Hijfte, Belgium
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5419) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abio (1569) - Waasland, BELGIUM - FEB 8, 2013
Orange coloured beer. Smells better as it taste. Fruity, mostly citrus and some unpleasant sourness that gets trough.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (3372) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 17, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at the new Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. Pours cloudy yellow with a nice head, aroma of vanilla, red wine, wood funky, flavor of mint, malt, herb, grass and funk, medium bodied

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14194) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle at Fins... Light hazy amber... Bubbly white head... Soft soapy pine and peach nose... Little over fizzy... Quite soapy up front... Little bitterness... Lots of oily lime

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SVD (565) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2013
75CL bottle at home, hazy orange beer with a large head that shrinks in size quite fast, aroma is hoppy and wood, taste is hoppy and wood, good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2013
75cl Bottle at home. Darker blond to light amber coloured beer with lots of carbonation and a large white head. Fruity grassy and sweeter hoppy hinted aroma. Full light sprankling palate. Finish is sweet herby bitter with a longer bitter hoppy noted ending. Decent IPA. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (10163) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2014
Corked bottle from SVD, thanks! Deep golden color. Grassy, slightly herbal citrus aroma with grapes. Firm grassy, slightly herbal hoppy flavor with citrus, blackcurrant and grapes, A shorter aftertaste as expected.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
txspartan (965) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2014
Creamy mellow aroma. Hints of citrus way in the back. Nice bitter flavour. Some caramel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (3692) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
timmwillum (64) - BELGIUM - NOV 3, 2013
Meget speciel og noget bitter øl med masser af humle (surprise). Vinder bestemt ved nærmere bekendtskab. Sødme, syre, krydderi og højt kulsyreindhold.


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