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

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RATINGS: 275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 288   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An Imperial India Pale Ale with a bitterness of 288 IBU

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (2571) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, - JUN 24, 2013
Pours a beautiful orange beer with a good white head. Fruity and bitter aroma. Taste is good. Grapefruit with a long bitter finish.


3.7
rami_pl (3639) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 27, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking a Shark Pants by De Struise Brouwers at Czerniakowska Powaga, mokry pies w aromacie. Troche miodu. Dluga gorycz. Miod gryczany. 3 lata po terminie
jako, ze bez oceny, to wbijam srednia z RB/UT. bo tak samo z siebie to pala ;)

3.9
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2016
Pours a deep dark orangish amber color. Aromas of big hop action, sweet malts, and more hops. Flavor has some bready maltsy tastes with nice grapefruit and floral hop taste. This is one hoppy sumbitch. These guys sure know what they are doing.

3.8
Rask0lnikov (1313) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 16, 2016
On tap at the brewery tasting room. Hazy, dark yellow colour. White thin head. Tropical fruits in the aroma. Spicy, fruity beginning. Citruses in the middle. Hints of peaches and tangerines in the end. Hoppy aftertaste. Really refreshing, rather medium bodied, well balanced IPA. Still suprisingly light.

3.7
Stuu666 (13631) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle at kulminator. Pours hazy deep amber, nose is sweet toffee, pine, citrus, taste is bitter and dry, light fruit.

4
TorbenJensen (1532) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2015
Foam is solid, rich, and almost no aroma slip through the dense foam. A little fresh grains are only aroma. Good fruit notes of ripe berries, mango and sweet plums are first taste impression, but then it has a very good and delicate hops that leaves a dry aftertaste. A little bit of smoke in the aftertaste makes it very extravagant, and this is an IPA that I think a non-IPA-believer also will be able to get something positive out of. It also has a bit of character of freshly baked white bread and it is certainly the flavor I could sense in the beginning. The label mentions 300 IBU, but this is reflected in the form of tasteful fruity hops and works in no way provocative. Very delicious Imperial IPA.

3.5
rouhlas (3628) - GREECE - JUL 4, 2015
330ml bottle. Unclear amber reddish color with off white to light beige head. Malty and hoppy aroma, caramel, bready, pine, citrusy fruity. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation

3.5
freretoc (1935) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 25, 2014
Bue à la pression de 8cl à l’école à Oostvleteren, couleur blonde, belle mousse et effervescence moyenne, une bière avec une grosse attaque sur le grain, le pain et la céréale, continuité sur le caramel au lait.

3.3
Renobob (2064) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 24, 2014
Bue à la pression chez De Struise. IPA fidèle au genre bien que plus alcoolisée. Arômes floraux et citronnés en fin de dégustation. Chouette.

3.3
oliodnb (662) - ITALY - NOV 4, 2014
33cl bottle. Pours hazy orange with two fingers of creamy light beige head. This bottle was very close to the expiring date so the hops are almost completely gone. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel and fruits (cherries, plums) with some vegetal notes. Taste is similar with some roastiness, citrus, marmalade and a not too strong final dry bitterness. At least it’s interesting to know how a 288 IBU double IPA will evolve with time (answer: not very well).

3.5
minutemat (5662) - 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.


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