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Brewed by t Gaverhopke
Style: Imperial IPA
Stasegem-Harelbeke, Belgium
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A collaboration between Gaverhopke and Tired Hands Brewing Company, distributed in the US by Twelve Percent LLC, Brooklyn, NY.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GypsyHead (35) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2012
Great Belgian Double IPA, though not as hop-forward as would be expected by the name. Very well balanced, dry finish, spicy, and all around delicious, but I wouldnt call it a Double IPA. Only light aroma, and its mostly spice and Belgian phenolics. Very little evidence of hops, but again, its a perfectly balanced beer.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (8165) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2016
Bottle from Bier Tempel, Brussels. Hazy golden/orange with a white head. Aroma of hops, grapefruit and caramel. Similar taste. The body was around medium and the finish was quite bitter. A decent one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wekker84 (2200) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2016
Bottle a cloudy golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus fruits yeast and hops flavor malts citrus pineapple spicy yeast pepper and bitter hops

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2569) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 28, 2016
Explodes with a five+ finger off-white head that fades leaving some lace. Hazy amber color with some yeast left in bottle. Strong carbonation and medium bodied. Citrusy and yeast nose, flavor is almost sweet citrus, Belgian yeast and nearly clean finish. $2.95 for a 330ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lore (2288) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 13, 2016
hazy orange colour, minimal creamy off-white head;aroma and taste of overripe fruits (peach, maybe grapefruits, too and tropical fruits), orange peel, biscuits, Belgian yeast and peppery notes; really haarmonic bitter-sweetness; like a mixture of an IPA and a tripel

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (4106) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAY 21, 2016
Treated as a Belgian IPA, this was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a burnt hazy orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated pretty quickly. The smell has some sweet grassiness over some sweet Belgian sugars. Nice sour edge underneath, super underneath. Some mellow woodiness. The taste had a semi-sticky stick edge of the grassiness to the Belgian sugars. Semi-mellow and leading on into the aftertaste with a wet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly light with some sweet grassy to Belgian sweet to sugary-feels hitting my tongue in a somewhat sticky sort of way. Overall, for a Belgian IPA, I see nothing wrong with it. But its really not hype-worthy. Its just good for what it is. I could do it again if I necessary.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (6860) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2016
12 ounce bottle. A big off white head that lasts. Lots of carbonation using in this honey golden clear beer. On the last pour sediment caused cloudiness. A sweeter aroma of tangerine and caramel. First sip brings some surprising alcohol. ABV isnt all that high by the listing. It is kind of all over the place but not really anywhere. I do taste yeast and syrupy fruit that includes stone fruit. Moderate bitterness is dry citrus. This is likely not a fresh bottle as some oxidation is noted. Perhaps this is an example of why I am over the collaboration craze. I love it when a brewer has a dream and perfects it. Too many cooks in the kitchen can bring unfortunate results.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mmahut (1847) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 26, 2016
Bottle. Pours in copper body with medium white head, fair persistence. Aroma has caramel notes, light pine, hints of earthy hops. Taste has pretty high caramel, yeasty notes, earthy after taste with high bitterness. Body is full, really high carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nealblind (1684) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - FEB 23, 2016
big foam. orangy color. Aroma candy corn caramel popcorn. dusty bananas. tastes big rye grain dusty. bittersweet, woody. Strange to call this an IPA.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sir__v (2273) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 10, 2016
Bottle from Deconinck, Vichte - BE. Color: hazy dark golden blond beer with no carbonation and small white foam. Smell: sweet malt and hops. Yeast notes. Alcohol. Resin. Taste: medium palate with hoppy and high malt alcohol taste. High resin and alcohol taste. Bad balance. Not really drinkable. It seems to be barrel aged... Astringent from alcohol. Taste: alcohol taste. Astringent from alcohol. Resin. Very bad experience...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vincentvega72 (462) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2016
Troebel oranjekleurig bier. Fruitig aroma van sinas, perzik, mango. Fruitige, licht zoete smaak zelfs. Slechts een hele slappe, zeer licht bittere, afdronk. Het is een lekker bier maar ZEKER geen double ipa zoals het etiket vermeld. Had hier meer van verwacht..


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