Brewed by Brouwerij Anders!
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Halen, Belgium
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kraddel (7037) - some beerplace, - DEC 5, 2012
Pours hazy blonde / orange Smells great hoppy Very much carbo , sweet . maybe a bit too less hops fory taste in ipas ... Yet it is not bad at all

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (4902) - BELGIUM - JAN 27, 2017
The ordinary IPA made for De Bieradviseur, bottle from the Prik & Tik in Zele; curious about this one, as I had the black version before and really enjoyed it. Thick, frothy, regular, egg-white, very moussy, lacing head over a hazy peach blonde beer with warm orange tinge. Aroma of dried orange flesh, banana bread and even light bubblegum, ripe melon, overripe mango, cake dough, bitter honey, canned apricot, pink pepper, strawberry jam, fresh toast, soap, old ginger powder, straw, peach, old paper, Madeleine biscuits, raw cauliflower. Spritzy onset, very minerally due to strong (over-)carbonation, souring and numbing a bit, but not entirely blocking a play of sweetish banana, peach and red apple on the one hand and sourish redcurrant, unripe kiwi and gooseberry on the other hand, subdued esters and in that sense starting off quite Belgian, supple and lean mouthfeel coarsened by the strong carbo. Cereally and very lightly caramelly middle, bit soapy as well, certainly not all barley (see label too: "bevat gerstemout", which often says enough), while the fruity esters go along, banana remaining fairly at bay. Finish brings a relieving, spicy, notably floral and mildly citrusy, only lightly aromatic hop bitterness, but it seems to remain rather superficial in comparison with the legions of Anglo-Saxon IPAs it tries to imitate - resulting in that soapiness and even traces of the banana ester to pass through quite undisturbed. Ends with a certain amount of spicy hoppiness, but its the malt sweetness and some yeasty aspects that last. Clearly the intentions were good here, but as usual in this country, they failed to make a full-fledged new (i.e. internationally oriented) IPA: though a very decent beer by itself, breathing technical perfection like many other brews coming from Anders these days, the concept lacks in audacity and expressive hoppiness. This is way too soapy and estery for an IPA of international standard; at best, this is to be seen as a Belgian IPA, i.e. a compromise between classic (blonde) Belgian ale styles and real IPA - in other words, not an IPA at all, until Belgian IPA is recognized as a separate style here. If that were the case, this would be a very good and technically perfect example of it. As an IPA in the general, international sense: too soapy, too Belgian and not (aromatically) hoppy enough for me. In conclusion: basically just a Belgian blonde ale with a forwarded hop profile, as there are so many these days, but technically so well executed that it can serve as an example of this hybrid style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdb84 (586) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2016 Murky ipa orange, large soapy head. A: typical ipa exotic fruits with pronounced citrus character. T: follows aroma, light to medium pineapple and passion fruit, larger citrus taste, medium bitter development, medium bitter finish with fruity notes. Not as hop heavy as US specimen, but very nicely balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bonkiedeaap (690) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle from Dranken Verheyen in Poppel. The beer is dark orange and hazy colored and pours a stable and large white head, with enough carbonation. The aroma is very fruity, hoppy and spicy, with tones of passion fruits, grapefruits, citrus, oranges and a nice freshness of flowers. The taste is full bodied, light sweet and malty. After the sweetness the bitterness takes over and some nice spicy notes are noticable. The finish is bitter, dry and refreshing. Know better IPAs, but this is oke for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FrankZappa7 (510) - GERMANY - APR 30, 2016
[email protected] Orange, trb, cremefarbener Schaum. Aroma: Malzig, fruchtig, ebenso Antrunk. Voller Krper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (18523) - PCastle, GERMANY - APR 24, 2016
Leicht trbes orange goldenes Bier mit einer geringen leicht beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch mild grasig hopfig, kaum s malzig. Geschmack s malzig, etwas Karamell, rote Frchte.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (42183) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 24, 2016
Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, mild peachy. Crisp hoppy. Bitter and slight citrusy hoppy. Dry and bitter far finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (18757) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - APR 23, 2016
Intensiv hell malziger Antrunk. Geringe Bitterkeit, deutlich malzig, sehr grasig.10/9/9/10//9

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Plovmand (8019) - Helsinge, DENMARK - APR 13, 2016
Bottle from Willems. It pours hazy orange with a big fluffy white head. Spicy yeasty aroma with a good fruity hoppy kick. Quite bitter and citrusy hoppy flavor. Yeasty notes. Long bitter finish. Light metallic notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (9821) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - APR 3, 2016
33cl bottle shared with Kermis. Thick creamy white head. Very hazy golden pour. Not very bitter. An ok ipa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (12209) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2016
Bottle shared. Hazy orange with a medium white head. Aroma of dull green hops, weeds, nettles, citrus and light fruity notes with a touch of yeast. Flavour is light sweet and moderate bitter. Light bodied with light carbonation.

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