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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An Imperial India Pale Ale with a bitterness of 288 IBU

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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
corkyrory66 (1731) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (7037) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2012
enjoying this whenever i go to the kulminator, but i also had a chance to drink it at antwaerps bierhuyske when they found half a crate of it. and on draft in the struise shop (bruges) , and de kelk ( bruges as well) so many places, cause man i do like this beer ! im not totaly into IPAs like everyone seems to be these days, but when i do drink one, this ones my preferance ! first of all, once and for all, struise, you guys are gods with your artwork ! black damnations, shark pants, ... definetley the cooles belgium prints ive seen so far! same can be said for 3 floyds ( dark lord, zombie dust,...) so as it should be, the colaboration is as well magnificent. moving on to the beer than. i drank this as first beer by the name of 3 floyds, they nhavnt caught up to this one so far. refreshing, the pureness of the bitterness and the quantity of hops used,... you know this aint a beer you wanna drink specificley. but when you DO drink it, it ALWAYS tastes great, and i havent had that with any beer so far. hmn.. writing this makes my thirsty for one ....

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BierFiend (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Pours amber with a finger of off white head. Smells of hops and honey suckle. Tastes of hops, sweet on the front end and hops explosion on the back end. Long bitter on the tongue and very refreshing.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pilif (25) - zedelgem, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2012
perfect resultaat van ipa brewing, fijne geur, lekkere bittere afdronk, je proeft een vleugje amerika in dit bier een perfect samenwerking tussen een belgische en een amerikaanse brewerij

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zinneke (207) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2013
This is my kind of beer. The awesome taste of struise, a quite bitter drink with great aroma"s of fruit; citrus, peach, orange,.. Very long aftertaste. Tastes like heaven. Absolute favorite. Thank you DSB

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
timmckee03 (27) - Toulouse, FRANCE - JUN 13, 2013
Nice IIPA! Bought in a bottle shop in Bruges, Belgium and drank from bottle. Very hoppy but nice flavor and balance. Well made beer.

4.4
   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).

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
biggirlpanties (194) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 10, 2012
Caramel gold color, with huge, dense head with amazing retention. Beautiful lacing. Aroma is honeysuckle and peaches, very much like a spring garden. Taste is much the same with some bitter hoppiness for balance. Quite delicious. Definitely something special.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Swaroga (2165) - Gdańsk, POLAND - JAN 19, 2012
33cl bottle. Red/brown with big tanned head. Nose : Very fruity with strong herbal and hoppy aromas. Small notes of coffee. Grapefruit or pomelo zest. Sip ; Oily with a medium density and low but existing carbonation. The taste is like a coffee mixed with grapefruit sorbet. Some grainy notes. Overal its a really enjoyable brew and its about time we had some IPAs in Belgium.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Holy (837) - GERMANY - JAN 22, 2012
Bottle shared with and courtesy of Crazy Urbain - thanks dude! This is a great IPA - starts slightly sweet with caramel tones then punches you in the mouth with the hops. Hides the 9% well. This was significantly better than the first taste at BBF 2011 - maybe its had time to mature?


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