Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial IPA
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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RATINGS: 280   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 288   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
An Imperial India Pale Ale with a bitterness of 288 IBU

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (11476) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 6, 2014
"Something Belgian this way comes. Definitely not a straight American take on the style...darl, pungent, malt heavy with slight spice and a hint of tart. More bitterness than actual hop aroma or flavor. I liked it for its uniqueness, but not what Id grab first when looking for a IIPA."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (9325) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle. Medium high creamy lasting off-white head. Hazy dark brown body. Alcohol dominated malt caramel flavor, pretty sweet. High carbonatied malt caramel plum raising prune flavor with notes of alcohol. Long and dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 2/20
mikske79 (1640) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2014
Een IPA met een heel uitgesproken smaak, maar dit was echt mijn ding niet. Dan zijn er betere IPAs.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
marivinog (1) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2014 does not count
A collaboration between Belgian bad boys De Struise and 3 Floyds. A very hoppy IPA, not at all typical for Belgian beers. Murky amber with a light white head. Paying homage to Belgian roots with a thick caramelised aroma with hints of lambic sourness. The hops hit the palette first, folowed by warm caramel and an epic bitter after taste. Slow drinking. Special mention for the label design, which shows an angry silverback wearing a shark for pants, with all that entails (pun intended).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Joakgust (1422) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle. Semi hazy amber red beer with a large beige head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, red berries, citrus, apricots and dried fruit. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, citrus, peaches, dried fruit and pine needles. Very well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rikstar (2555) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2014
o,33l fles gedeeld met james. Geur is in eerste instantie gistachtig met brood, daarna de hop met een mooi fruitig aroma. Smaak is rozijnen gecompineerd met een aangenaam grapefruit bitter. Redelijk volle body. bijzondere ipa

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (4216) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
Aroma of malts, caramel, grapefruit, pine, aromatic hops. Flavour is malty and hoppy with a vey potent lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. Quite nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (3068) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 25, 2014
TAP at Gainsbar Kortrijk. APPEARANCE: clouded dark blond beer, huge stable off white head. NOSE: hoppy, spices. TASTE: caramel, very hoppy, fresh, spices!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
corkyrory66 (1810) - BELGIUM - APR 2, 2014
Parfois les brasseurs cherchent les records, un peu comme les raters sur ratebeer Ici les Struise affiche un niveau IBU de 300 (!!!) avec la complicit des gars de Three Floyds, et peuvent ainsi prtendre la bire la plus amre en Belgique... Est-ce un gage de belle dgustation?? Nous allons le savoir. Couleur ambre prononce. Clart nette. Bulles fines moyennes dans tout le verre. Mousse blanc cass qui nappe bien. Armes de tabac, prunes mres, pain dpice, cassonnade, spculoos. 1re bouche soyeuse trs haut perche en amertume, mais nuance de tabac et coriandre. Arrire-bouche poivre et houblonne trs amre, mais constituant un joli ensemble exotique. 2me beaucoup plus quilibre. Le malt passe. Trs grande classe. 3me bouche qui offre un trs grand amalgame, o lamertume pionte par intermittence (comme ceux du spectacle...). Arrire-bouche un peu ferme mais classe. La longueur entame sur du tabac de classe Semois, et des pices brunes orientales. Elle montre un ensemble harmonieux malgr cette prouesse record en amertume. La levure est une trs belle ligne, forte, ferme. Lalcool est juste la proportion de cette bire (9 % abv, il nen fallait pas moins!!). La finale est plus soft que le reste, et se laisse apprcier un trs haut niveau. CONCLUSION: un record entrin en amertume, certes, mais malgr cela une bire russie dans le sens dune combinaison savante entre des lments pas toujours faciles concilier... Donc encore une fois, un trs grand savoir des Struise, mme si ce nest certainement pas LA bire que je retiendrais pour les reprsenter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (6972) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2014
Bottled, BB 30-11-2014, large sample. Hazy copper color, short frothy light brown head. Aroma of fruity hops, citrus, pine, hint of strawberry, some sweet caramelly malts, toffee. Very bitter in taste, but lots of caramelly malts to back it up, quite sweet as well. Alcohol is noticeable. Decent stuff.

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