Delhaize Xtrem Hop Sorachi Ace

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Lochristi - Hijfte, Belgium
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suprchunk (2986) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Clear golden colored pour. Huge white head. Frothy and leaves a huge amount of lacing. Slight floral aroma. Huge peppery hoppy flavor. Some citrus. But very peppery. Not that bitter, but does have a nice malt sweetness. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bontus (789) - Flanders, BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2013
75 cl bottle, Delhaize. Good price! Pours hazy to clear yellow. Citrus nose, spicy pineapple, more earthlike, bitterness is well rounded and well balanced.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Adrienpodo (9) - JETTE, BELGIUM - FEB 23, 2013 does not count
Jolie couleur dore devenant trouble en fin de bouteille. Assez peu de nez. Peut etre tomb sur une mauvaise bouteille, car jy ai senti et lgrement gout une petite note mtallique. Amertume moyennement forte et agrable

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (7303) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2013
Bottle by myself at home Pours yellow ( an ipa? Realy?) Normal white foam Smells fruity hops Hmm waaw ! Very complex , fruity , sweet , some things tropical , like mango and coconut . Very nice ! Maybe a hint to much carbo . Just like the previous 3 , i listened to people what the best would be . Last times nelson sauvin was very nice , this tears SA is even better! Damn , price quality this is damn fine

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (9706) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2013
75cl bottle from Delhaize, bottled 11/2012. Couleur orange devenant trouble sur la fin, col pais crmeux blanc. Arme est agrablement fruit, alternant notes tropicales tirant vers les agrumes, touche de fleuri couple dun lger rsineux, citronn avec des notes magnifiques de noix de coco et raisin blanc telles que on sy attend avec ce houblon. Malheureusement, la base bire nest pas souvent propice mettre en valeur les qualits du houblons, ici cest tout le contraire, et bien une explosion deffluves houblonnes met tout cela profit. Palais est tout aussi enivrant. Note de citronnelle, feuillu avec une pointe de noix de coco trs subtile donnant une fine pointe huileuse au palais. Note aussi, comme indiqu sur la bouteille ce ct fleuri-herbac de lavande qui trouve sa place entre des notes citronnes, pamplemousse et un dlicieux, et subtile, raisin blanc. Profil reste lgrement rsineux avec une touche dpices rsiduelles. Lajout de malts pils et munich montre quel point on peut rendre une bire, de base trs belge, intressante avec juste un bon houblonnage. Vraiment une belle dcouverte.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abio (1859) - Waasland, BELGIUM - FEB 8, 2013
Orange coloured beer. Smells better as it taste. Fruity, mostly citrus and some unpleasant sourness that gets trough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (8973) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2013
75 cl. bottle @ home. Purchased @ Delhaize. Corked & caged with a synthetic cork. Brewed in Octobre 2012 & bottled in November 2012. Limited to 4000 bottles like the batches of the previous series. The accompanying booklet warns me that this American grown hop can taste extremely bitter & that I should brace myself. Very lightly hazy golden with a BIG fluffy white head. Herbal, light toothpaste bitterness in the nose, floral, quite a bit plastic with the other side of lemongrass. Bitter floral, light hop bitterness in the front, I can lightly recognise Sorachi Ace in this but not really the way I want it, this is Sorachi Ace but not the way I like it, my bad (bit sad because this is my favourite hop), bitter peel, very light earthly touch of Sorachi Ace blue cheese followed by quite a bit of sweetness, lots of coconut powder & cream, sweet grains, sweet spices, creamy, sweet lemon peel Creamy body, too full for my taste. Too tame with too much sweetness for me in here to outbalance it. I assume that this is extreme for the average consumer. Not sure what to say about this , it is like something I really like (I am getting some Sorachi Ace in here) presented in a way I am not really digging. Very mixed feelings here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (9055) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2013 1/II/13 - 75cl bottle from Delhaize @ home as aperitif (with Wim and Hilde) (2013-106)

clear orange beer, creamy off-white head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet ripe fruits, canned peaches, some citrus, exotic fruits, sweet and syrupy. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: fruity, quite some citrus, grassy, dry hops, some spices, cloves, bitter touch. Aftertaste: bitter, dry and hoppy, some citrus, bit medicinal, nice hoppy and fruity flavours. Despite not being my favourite hop, still a very nice beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 2, 2013
75cl, as Xtrem Hop Sorachi Ace, new exclusive brew Anno 2013, from Delhaize Gent, complex bitter brew, malty/bitter and slightly woody/spicy, balanced, hazy, rocky head, good brew

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MOARBEER (94) - WALES - JAN 31, 2013
Picked up all 3 of these Xtrem Hop series (Columbus/Citra/Sorachi Ace) and although they all pour and look like a tipical tripel I was left rather disappointed with the taste. Wheres my Extrem(e) hop goodness? The name is not fitting with the beer. Nice beer but not Extreme in any way.

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