Hopduvel Blondine Chinook Single Hop IPA

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68
45
style
Brewed by De Graal
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Brakel, Belgium
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Chinook single hop

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3.3
Alengrin (5788) - BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2017
Steini bottle from De Bierwinkel at Sint-Veerleplein in the centre of Ghent - an unexpected tick coming from a shop owned by foreigners where I usually only stop by to buy cigarettes... Shared with Goedele and Craftmember at the Graslei. Thick and moussy, papery lacing, off-white, stable head, hazy peach blonde colour. Aroma of candy floss, banana, orange peel, spoiled cucumber, camomile tea, sourdough, melon, kiwi, baker's yeast - but very little of the typical Chinook features. Fruity onset, sweet banana ester, melon, ripe pear, fizzy carbonation, supple bready malt base, sweetishness of residual sugars lending it a slightly honeyish effect, powdery yeasty finish with floral and zesty hop character, wormwood bittering, but almost no Chinook 'pineyness'; instead, Belgian esters and spicy phenols, as well as an actual yeast flavour, warming gin-like alcohol and lingering malt sweetness, keep dominating. Decent enough as a typical Belgian IPA - in the sense of "tripel with certain international hop-forward features" but no real IPA and certainly not the piney, 'traditionally American' Chinook IPA I was hoping for.

3.5
berkshirejohn (6690) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2016
33cl bottle from Hopduvel, Ghent. A hazy amber pour with a thick white head; yeasty aroma; fruity orange citrus taste; with some resin and a warming spicy bitterness and a lasting finish.

4.2
Bornyensis (321) - BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2015
Een leuke IPA, was wel een beetje verrast. Een goede aroma en een diep doordringende bittere smaak.

3.6
PauloAG (251) - BELGIUM - APR 22, 2015
330cc bottle. Pours dark blond with creamy white head. Cloudy with lots of floating yeast. Nice resin and citrus hop aromas. Taste is hoppy resin and citrus with caramel sweet background. Not very bitter, not very hoppy almost not very IPA, but a very pleasant beer.

3.2
JefVerstraete (3673) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle from De Hopduvel. Yellow cloudy, white foam. Medium carbonation. Grassy and hoppy. Light bitter. Some citrus. Ok, but not the best ipa.

3.3
deanso (10125) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - OCT 1, 2014
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis.
Decent creamy white head. Very hazy blond pour. Nice bitterness.

3.2
kermis (14752) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours hazy amber with an off white head. Aroma of grassy and soapy hops, light weeds, herbs, yeast and malt. Flavor is light moderate sweet and over moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation.

3.5
markoijelena (3190) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, SERBIA - SEP 11, 2014
Bottle 0.33l from De Hopduvel beer shop Ghent Belgium.Pour it orange colour with medium white head.Taste on the beginning strong carbonationafter pleasent bitternes of hops.Texture and aroma are floral and herbs.

3.8
Jerre (3826) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2014
Taste this beer 3 times, first oct. ’13.
Almost clear darkgolden color, with a good white head.
Aroma: citrus, fruits, some sweet, hops. Medium body.
Taste: sweet, fruits, good bitterness, hops.
Good beer!

2.9
Mainuh_man (292) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2014
0.33L bottle. Hazy yellow with a frothy off-white head. Really nice hop aroma, both piney and citrusy. Hop flavor dominates as well. Mild sweet at beginning going to nice hop flavor, floral and piney, finishing with a medium bitternes. Light body with a thin mouth feel and sharp carbonation. Overall, the beer is all about hops, good aroma, less so on the flavor.


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