Brewed by Contreras
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Gavere, Belgium
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 360   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
During the British Colonial Times, the English exported beer to India. To preserve the beer for a longer period, extra-hopped beers were produced (hops maintain natural preservation and add bitterness to the beer).

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tfredvik (1830) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2015
Pours a clear-ish body, but there are also quite a lot of small sediments suspended in the deep golden body. The large head is creamy, white and long-lived, and the fully lasting layer laces the glass well. Moderate aroma of Belgian yeast, light generic fruits and spices. Moderate flavour of Belgian yeast, spices, light fruity notes including apple, and general hoppy notes. The taste is light sweet and moderate bitter. Medium body, dry and lively carbonation. I was never in doubt while drinking this beer: this is a well hopped Belgian ale, it never crossed my mind that this was supposed to be an IPA. I find it a bit too hoppy for the yeast profile, the hops masks the Belgian-ness. On the other side, its far to under-hopped for an IPA. Anyway, a nice ale!
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 1.5 years before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gbgbrouge (377) - SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2015
Poured from bottle, slightly hazy pale amber with high white head. Poured carefully the aroma is an explosion of fruit, with the yeast it loses the fruitiness. Taste is very well balanced, bitterness mixed with a good malt body and a nice bitter finish, with yeast the taste flattens and becomes a soggy belgian blonde ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cunningham (7340) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 9, 2015
Appearance: Almost clear deep golden color with a fine white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Citric hoppy, yeast, malty and mild grassy.
Palate: Medium (+) body. Fine balance between sweetness and bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Citrus hoppy, pale malt, yeast, herbal and fruity.
Overall impression: Nice easy drinkable IPA.
Personal stats: Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Norway

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foffern (1715) - Bod, NORWAY - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a compact, off-white head. Fruity aroma of orange peel, lemon, pale malt and dry hay. The flavor is also fruity with more oranges, grapefruit, fruity hops and grass. Has a slick mouth feel, medium body and a balanced bitterness. A fruity and malty IPA. Well-balanced and easy-drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
matku (54) - NORWAY - AUG 9, 2015
Lys brun og klar, med hvitt skum, lukt av malt og sitrus, smak av sitrus en god øl

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vighals (3469) - Srumsand, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2015
Gylden brun klar med hyt eggegult skum. Lukter lite, noe sitrus og trevirke. Stlig, fruktig og noe brunt sukker. Medium bitter, noe syrlig. Lang bitter avsluttning.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yorker (1934) - Herning, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2015
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours hazy golden with a white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are flowers, spices, fruit, and yeast - with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Turtles (2292) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2015
750ml bottle from Systembolaget. Hazy golden. Some booze aroma with yeast, dried fruit. Smooth mouthfeel, medium carbonated. Tutti Frutti taste, orange, citrus peel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (2712) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2015
Bottle, sample @ RBScSG 15. Clear golden pour with a frothy head. Notes of resin, light bitter, white grapes and lemon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Senap (660) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2015
Hm, hr blir jag lite villrdig. Absolut en god l, men ngon ipa r det inte sett till smakprofil. Mer som en klassisk belgare.

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