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Brewed by Brouwerij Strubbe
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Ichtegem, Belgium
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dutch: Het Belgica IPA bier wordt gebrouwen in de originele ketels van de verdwenen Aigle-Belgica brouwerij. Deze ketels zijn verhuisd naar en worden nog steeds gebruikt door de 8 ste generatie van de familiebrouwerij Strubbe uit Ichtegem. De IPA bierstijl is onstaan aan her einde van de 18de eeuw in Engeland. Het bier bedoeld voor export naar de Indische Kolonie werd wat zwaarder gehopt en was daardoor iets bitterder en hoger van alcoholgehalte. Hierdoor kon het bier langer bewaard worden tijdens de lange zeereis. Deze typische Belgische IPA is opgebouwd uit fruitige. zoerte en aard-bloemrijke hop smaken. Dit in combiniatie met het hogere alcoholgehalte maakt het een sterk en complex bier dat vraagt om koel geserveerd to worden.

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3.3
dwyerpg (6368) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Other than the name and the alcohol percentage, everthing about this screams more like a pale ale than an IPA. It’s almost like a slightly hopped up Belgian amber ale, really. It’s okay at best.

3.3
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2013
75cl, at 7.5%Vol, as Belgica IPA, new exclusive brew Anno 2011, from Willems Grobbendonk, complex brew, malty/floral and slightly fruity/bitter, balanced, hazy, rocky head, nice brew

3
BelgBeerGeek (1307) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2013
Head: Large, creamy, off-white
Colour: orangy clear amber
Smell: pilsner malts, tad irony, very malty
Taste: start is lots of old mown grass, some bitterness, yeast, malt, a bit chemical, dry ... not really good in my eyes ...

3.6
Fatehunter (2603) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 17, 2013
A finger and half of head on a cloudy, apricot colored body. The aroma is walnut, orange and lemon. The walnut is an interesting note, but it fits. The taste is moderately bitter, orange sweet in the middle, then sour at the end. The profile seems disjointed but it’s unique. Crisp texture, moderate carbonation and medium body. A good and worthy IPA .

3
Wim (4133) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2013
hazy amber coloured body with an off white head and a spicy herby hoppy aroma a spicy herby hoppy bitter taste with a alcholic strange bitter finish

3.2
Yves (3110) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2013
Amber coloured beer with small white head and no carbonation visible. Hopped floral aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is hoppy bitter though soft.

3.5
Ratman197 (15212) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2012
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a hazy gold with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of biscuit, orange zest, light grapefruit, apples and light yeast. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of biscuit, apple, orange and yeast wth a crisp lingering fruit finish.

3.5
nearbeer (5559) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 18, 2012
750 ml, aliased US version. Opaque, dark caramel color with a lasting quarter inch of meringue. Aroma is a nice blend of toffee, evergreen resin, toasted wheat bread, and a dash of lemon zest. First taste is big resin, clove, pear and lemony-salty bread yeast. Some better supporting flavors of caramel and musty white grape appear shortly. Peppery finish of lemon zest and rye. Also some hints of bubblegum and wheat. Medium body has too much carbonation, but is well balanced.

3.6
Suttree (6484) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Cloudy Brownish orange, with a huge beige head. Grassy, lightly fruity aroma. Maybe a little winey, as well. Taste is crisp, fruity, some banana, and a assertive hoppy finish. I liked this quite a bit.

3.6
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - AUG 5, 2012
Good stuff. Different stylistically, the grain is more biscuit buttery with med malt mouthfeel. The hops are correctly used and taste good, smell is not much there. The Belgo yeast is softer and a little wild slight sour tinge to taste. Good stuff


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