overall
89
82
style
Brewed by Contreras
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Gavere, Belgium
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 362   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (2752) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Senap (682) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
murran (598) - - JUL 17, 2015
Pours an amber body with a medium head. Faint interesting aroma with hoppy tones. Very nice and balanced taste with a nice hoppy hint. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cool_Bond (2472) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2015
Spicy aroma with notes of citrus. The taste is fruity and citrus. OK bitterness which fills the upper part of the mouth a weak moment. Not overly good beer. Follow me @ Kung av l @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (5361) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2015
Velskjenket fra fat p Den tatoverede enke, med Kitty: uklar guloransje med flott skum som varer. Nydelig aroma og smak av br, krydder, stkkkelsbr, honning og grapefrukt. Og perfekt til enkas fish&chips!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TychoJames (1188) - rebro, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2015
Flaska 75 cl systembolaget. Ltt disig ljusorange kulr med stort fluffigt vitt skum. Kryddig och pepprig doft med mycket citrus och skal frn dessa. rtig smak med grs och passionsfrukt. Hg beska och aningen strv. Fin balans

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ramboraffe (2025) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2015
Sample at RBScSG. Hazy yellow with white head. Spicy yeasty peppery with earthy and fruity hops. Some sour unripe fruit and citrus freshness. Semi dry with low to medium bitterness and high carbonation. A bit like a ipa saison hybrid.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mad_Ferret (1013) - SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2015
750ml bottle from SB. Hazy orange colour, big off white head that lace. Nice sweet hoppy aroma with some candy like belgo yeast. Grapefruit, oranges, floral, lychee, cookie dough and lemon toffee. Nice and summery hoppy with a floral and slight tropical grapefruit/sweet oranges taste. Some sweet belgo yeast in the flavour as well. Some slight alcohol warmth. Balanced, or maybe a tad too mild, sezty bitterness. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. This is a good belgian IPA. Bitterness could have put up more of a fight, but then again it seems to have been bottled already in february? It's good though still.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamTheBarrel (781) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2015
750ml brown bottle poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Appearance is cloudy amber with a medium sized foamy off-white head that when reduced, left a little lacing. Aroma of mango, grapefruit, pineapple and orange peels. Flavours of mango, orange peels, grapefruit, lemon zest, caramel and wheat bread. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter. Palate is medium bodied, smooth texture and average carbonation. Contreras Valeir Extra is a great IPA, good balance between malts and hop flavours.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CraftBeerNick (2203) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2015
Tap at Hoppy Loft, 17th June 15. Pours light straw coloured, medium carbonation, some hops, light and easy drinking straight forward IPA


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