gripweed57 (2314) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2017 fletchfighters (1520) - - AUG 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A-- Poured a golden honey brown color. Moderate pour got a two finger head that hung around a good amount of time, off white in color. Solid thick soapy like lacing on the sides of the glass. Good head retention and construction of the head.
S-- Candied and earthy at the same time. Interesting but a bit weak on the nose. The candied grapefruit and orange stand out. Very Belgian smelling.
T-- Hearty grapefruit that is pretty earthy. Not a bad taste at all. No pine and some carmel in the taste.
M-- Very hearty mouth feel to this. Grapefruit start and finish with orange in the middle. Orange is more candied than anything else. Low carbonation and heavy feel. The IBUís do kick in and stick around a while. Reminds me of a more the of the Midwest US DIPAís I had in the US with the earthy taste and feel with all the grapefruit and orange.
D-- ABV is well hidden until the end.
330 ml bottle. Translucent copper pour has a small bubbly beige head. Earthy, woody, yeasty malt nose is complex and intriguing. Subtle, yet earthy roasted malt flavor. Notes of plum, mushrooms, overly roasted walnuts, currants and herbal hops. The hops are subtle, yet complex. Warming alcohol notes as well. Not your typical DIPA, though very enjoyable. Maarten1993 (1233) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2017
Drank during the visit to Struise 28-3-2017 (2013 vintage). Metally, bitter, weird taste. The bourbon removes the typical IPA-hoppyness and the result is quite a neutral taste. murran (639) - - FEB 25, 2017
Pours an amber body with a medium head. Strong hoppy aroma. Taste is bitter hops and not much else. Interesting but very narrow in its spectrum.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Korcz (3375) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 17, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Straszliwe ciężkie, bardzo specyficzna goryczka. kepano (278) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 16, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2016 Iíll admit that as a designer Iíve never loved Struiseís labels, and Elliot Brew might be the most uninspired of the bunch. Yet, there is something incredibly special for me, when I see the ostrich-adorned crest peering out of that dark shelves of my neighboring liquor store, here in the mean streets of Los Angeles. Itís been ten years since I first visited Carlo and Urbain after the launch of the brewery, at the beginning of my beer-drinking journey. I couldnít have been luckier to sample some of their first brews, and I am so proud to see their work spread far and wide across the globe. Elliot Brew pours a beautifully muddy orange with a perfectly creamy off-white cap. It bills itself as a double IPA, but the nose canít fool me. This is a Belgian beer. Between the layers of hops, lots of brown sugar, spices and estery aromas shine through. Bubble gum, blackberries, cinnamon, coffee ó this is so much more subtle than the average American hop bomb. The flavor is surprisingly mellow. A smooth, creamy layer of vanilla custard forms the basis for a floral tingle of hops to shine. There is a Heisenbergian quality to the hops in this beer. They seem to only appear when you look for them. If you do, their character is sharp as a knife, and brings a satisfying bitterness that cuts through the mid palate with vigor. Putting your mind off of them, the deeper tones of molasses and cream seem to overtake the experience. Its kaleidoscopic nature makes this a fun beer to drink and explore. In typical fashion, Struise have created a completely original interpretation of the style.
lukin (621) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2016
bottle, aged for some number of years (3 or 4? Canít remember). Pours cloudy brownish-orange with fluffy head. Little IPA character left; mostly Belgian, brown sugar, some citrus. Boozy. Nice beer. Cybercat (5745) - Georgia, USA - AUG 20, 2016
Pours clear coppery with a fairly thick buff head. Aroma features caramel, fruity and hoppy tones. Fruity flavor has firm woody hop and subtle fresh malt notes. Mouthfeel has average fizz and body. One of my beer pals won this at a HMOG and generously shared it at Alpharetta. Christpuncher (3110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2016
2013 vintage. Aroma is hopps and straw. Flavor is super hoppy, slightly sweet, with a slight bitter bite. Very crushable for the age. Pours dark brown / copper with a thick sticky tan head. Had at home out of a bottle. Awesome IPA Christos (5696) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2016
(Struise / Mikkeller Elliot Brew) 330 ml bottle at home, served into a shaker, vintage 2013.
Dark orange colour on the body, with lazy activity in it, a bit hazy. Two fingers of thick off-white head on top, with very good retention.
Aroma of caramel malts, oranges, biscuit, faint citrus, light tangerine.
Taste is quite bitter, with oranges, orange peel, citrus, grapefruit, pine, caramel malts, notable alcohol, grass, biscuit.
Medium thick body, good carbonation. Very dry on the palate.
oRos (1675) - sacramento, California, USA - MAR 21, 2016
Batch one so itís been aged 7 years. Pours muddy brown with no head. Aroma of toffee. Taste is Carmel an dark fruits. Not a dipa anymore but aged quite nice