minutemat (6249) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2014
330ml bottle from a shop on Grotemarkt, Ieper. Pours murky brown with medium off-white head. Aroma is hops, slight liquorice & toffee. Taste is a tangy pine hop-fest, with spice, citrus rind and plums. Nice hoppy IPA. Alengrin (5891) - BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2015 Imperial IPA with an impressive IBU of 288 and probably one of the hoppiest beers ever made in Belgium, but a collaboration with famed American craft brewery Three Floyds. Rocky, snow white head over a hazy copper coloured beer, deeper and darker than usual even for an imperial IPA. Very strong hops nose, grapefruit, tonic water, unripe peach, tulips, caramel, orange peel, pear, sweet tobacco. Malty background, dry fruity taste, peachy, citrussy, resinous mouthfeel, finishing in a very powerful and long, complex, peppery, leafy, oily hop bitterness. Beautiful Belgian-influenced IIPA. slowrunner77 (13206) - 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 it’s uniqueness, but not what I’d grab first when looking for a IIPA." Skinnyviking (9767) - 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. mikske79 (1753) - 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 IPA’s.
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). Joakgust (1502) - 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. rikstar (2604) - 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 tricksta_p (5349) - 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! 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!