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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pilif (25) - zedelgem, - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rask0lnikov (1072) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (12499) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TorbenJensen (1490) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (3353) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
freretoc (1908) - Besanon, FRANCE - DEC 25, 2014
Bue la pression de 8cl lcole Oostvleteren, couleur blonde, belle mousse et effervescence moyenne, une bire avec une grosse attaque sur le grain, le pain et la crale, continuit sur le caramel au lait.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Renobob (2009) - Besanon, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
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 its interesting to know how a 288 IBU double IPA will evolve with time (answer: not very well).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (5133) - Shrewsbury, 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (5087) - 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.

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