overall
90
83
style
Brewed by Contreras
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Gavere, Belgium
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 359   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Pours a cloudy light amber/golden with a decent sized cream colored head that stays for awhile and produces nice lacing. Aroma is complex with grapefruit, passion fruit, pinapple, light malt and an undertone of Belgian yeast. Very light sweetness with medium to heavy bitterness, short dry finish. Medium bodied, creamy texture, lively carbonation. Of all of the Belgian IPAs I have had so far this one is by far my favorite.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
janubio (753) - SPAIN - NOV 14, 2016
Pours a deep orange-amber colour, with medium head and good retention. Sediment is present. It keeps a layer and a compact lace. Lots of bubble exploding. Aroma of tropi9cal fruits, clove, oranges, chocolate. Medium t light body, cider like palate, good carbonation. Taste of chocolate, oranges, vanilla, spices. Strange, kind of a cross between an IPA and an Weissbier.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sdmmb (1732) - BELGIUM - OCT 29, 2016
Drunk from 33cl bottle bought from beer discovery project. Enjoyable IPA style beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mateuszk (2252) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 29, 2016
Draught. More blond to me than ipa. Golden in colour, clear with solid head. Aroma of malt, caramel, flowers and light spiciness. In taste malty sweet, floral with no sign of bitterness. Medium body, fizzy carbonation. Overall it was pleasant drink.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Icedwarf (1334) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2016
Oranjegeel bier met schuim. Smaak is licht friszuur en fruitig en licht hoppig bitter met iets van sinaasappel en grapefruit. Mooi in balans.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HPDalen (376) - DENMARK - SEP 3, 2016
Bottle. Pours light golden with a thick white head which is pretty solid. Quite some malty caramel in aroma along with floral aroma, some orange and tart. Decent palate, though somewhat thin. Medium carbonation, bitter finish, not very long. Flavour is flowers, tart and orange. Quite good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rubin77 (1241) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 20, 2016
F: big, white, creamy, stable. C: amber to orange, hazy. A: malt, citrus, tonic, orange peels, grapefruit, grassy, light floral, hint of caramel. T: fruity, citrus, tangerine, hint of mineral, floral, hint of sticky, caramel, biscuit, medium body, good carbonation, very good drinkable and enjoyable good balanced beer, 0,33l bottle from Carrefour in Brussels

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdb84 (564) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2016
75cl. Light hazy golden orange with foamy head. A: medium ipa malts and hops, mostly, pine, lime, pineapple. Light syrup note, big Belgian blonde aroma. Inviting. T: medium ipa bitterness, light fruity, mostly lemon, light pineapple. Sweet malt character typical for a blonde, yeast note , biscuit mouthfeel. Medium bitter but definitely more pronounced than standard blonde. Finish is medium bitter, fruity, relatively long. Good crossover. Chouffe Dobbelen IPA packs more punch and flavor, though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lore (2278) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 17, 2016
hazy golden to orange colour, large, though not too stable off-white head; aroma of bread, tropical fruits, floral and earthy notes; taste is rather malty than hoppy with tropical fruity, earthy andyesty notes; good, but not a typical IPA

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kingstoni (1978) - FINLAND - MAR 26, 2016
Bottle. Hazy deep golden color with a medium sized foamy off-white head. Aroma of malt with notes of lemon. Medium bitter taste. Medium body.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (6543) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2016
33cl bottle in the new K & S Beer & Tobacco store/tasting room in Brugge on Sunday 7th Feb 2016. Clean orange pour with a full white head. Hop lead with grass, grapefruit and other citrus notes overpowering any yeast or malty aromas. In the taste there is more balance as the malts assert themselves a little. Decent and a change from all the really heavy beers Belgium is usually known for (that and lager of course).


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