Brewed by Thiriez
Style: Imperial IPA
Esquelbecq, France
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   IBU: 56   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
American-inspired Double IPA with three American hops (Nugget, Simcoe and Citra), and an Alsatian hop (Aramis).

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Abijen (2571) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2016
Goud helder bier met een goede witte schuim kraag. Ruikt fruitig, zoet fruit, hop. Smaakt kruidig, hop, bloemig.

Hopverdju (1497) - BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2016
Wazig goudblond bier met grote witte wandklevende schuimkraag. Geur: zoetig, honing, beetje kaas, wat fruitig, mandarijn. Smaak: bitter, moutzoetig, citrus. Goede balans bitter - zoet. Medium volmondig. Goede koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: droog licht bitter en licht zoet.

lovesexy (9) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 27, 2016 does not count
Bottle from The Beerhive in Edinburgh. First impression: over-carbonated. Poured an enormous, thick, frothy head that filled half the glass before growing over the brim. Colour is deep golden/tangerine. Very hazy and resinous. Yeasty, citrusy aroma with some smooth vanilla tones. Full mouth-feel. Just a shame the ridiculous head made it feel like only half a beer.

DwarfeD (3539) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2016
33cl bottle at home. Somewhat pale orange with a small white head. Medium body with low to moderate carbonation. Quite sweet with subtle bitterness. Mango, peach, tropical fruits, pine, caramel and malts. Quite OK.

freretoc (1935) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAY 30, 2016
Bue en bouteille de 75cl au Supercoin à Paris, couleur blonde, mousse et effervescence moyenne. Attaque sur le malt au nez En bouche attaque sur le malt avec un c^té houblonné sur la résine. Manque de corpulence et peu alcooleuse.

bewyder (543) - FRANCE - MAY 24, 2016
Dorée claire limpide, belle rondeur, amertume prononcée sans être agressive car mêlée d’une petite douceur fruitée. Bouteille 33cl achetée chez Intercaves, Noisy-le-Grand, France, bue le 27/04/2016.

Alengrin (5722) - BELGIUM - MAY 21, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2017 DIPA from one of the more progressive French breweries, hopped with American hops as well as some rather unknown French variety. Medium thick, off-white, moussy head breaking in the middle but well retaining on the edge, lightly hazy peachy orange blonde robe, cloudy with a darker pinkish hue with deposit added. Aroma seems to have more in common with Belgian tripel than with American DIPA, yielding impressions of banana (even bubblegum), peach, orange flesh, paprika, ripe gooseberry, sweetbread, honey, white pepper, jute, marmelade, sweet white wine, dry hay, tulips, toasted white bread, yellow plum, ginger, horseradish, very weak toasted onion and grapefruit peel. Fruity, estery onset, hints of gooseberry, sweet ripe banana, pineapple and peach, with a redcurrant sourishness surrounding it; medium carbo. Slick, slightly oily, supple but ’full’ caramelly and even honeyish malt sweetness with a toasted bittering accent, while fruity esters as well as phenolic spiciness dance on top. Finishes in a thoroughly earthy, spicy hoppiness, gently tonic water- or grapefruit-like but nowhere near as firm as one would expect from a beer calling itself ’double IPA’; retronasally, I get notes of citrus peel and even some very subtle pine, but not enough to save the day. Caramelly malt ’juiciness’ comes through, accompanied by the earthy hop bitterness. France is slowly becoming aware of the craft beer revolution - but very slowly indeed; if even Thiriez is uncapable of evoking the American IPA experience, then who remains? This is not a DIPA: this is a Belgian IPA at best, in other words: a tripel adorned with far too moderately applied American hoppiness. Bittering, sure, but where are the New World hop effects in the nose and what is that truckload of isoamylacetate (banana) doing here? Reminds me a bit of Brabant’s Plato’s Cave, but less daring and way too ’Belgian’ to qualify as a DIPA. By itself not a bad beer by any means, but I expected something way more American so in that sense, a bit of a disappointment. Regard this as a ’Belgian IPA’ and you’ll enjoy this a lot more, I think.

Patrik (924) - Amarillo City, - MAY 2, 2016
Flarra. Syns stoora bubblor kallas kolsyra. Doften påminner om engelsk pub Ale , Lager. Smakar lite Pilsner viss syra sen kommer aromatisk lite örter ja underlig smak. Njäää lite plast , syntetiskt och mest pilsner. Kanske kanske är det nåt fel på ölen också.. Skit öl

Mortlach (2511) - Rome, ITALY - APR 25, 2016
330ml bottle bought @Johnny’s Off License (Rome). Pours deep golden/light amber with a medium and persistent off-white head. Aroma is malty, sugary, resin, pine, citrus. Flavour has a strong malt profile with a decent bitter end, a bit unbalanced. Medium body, light carbonation. No.

sjogro (4752) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2016
At bruine kroeg, bottle courtesy of Maakun. Almost clear golden brew with huge fluffy white head. Sweet fruitiness, chalkiness and comfortable bitterness. Medium sweet, medium bitter. Smooth carbonated feel. Like it!

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