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Shark Pants - De Struise Brouwers

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BA SCORE
88
very good

96 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 96
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.18%


Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mar02x on 09-26-2011)
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Reviews by Fux:
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Fux

France

3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a orange color with glints of ruby. Thick, quite creamy white head with very high retention.

S: As hoppy as announced, fruited (citruses, orange peels, tangerine, slight red fruits), resinous also, and eventually a bit herbal, earthy. The bitterness is - a bit -hidden behind a malty, resinous sweetness. Quite boozy too.

T: Bitter, so bitter ! But also yeasty, with some boozy tartness and malty sweetness. But overall, an overwhelming bitterness that last for long, so long !

M: Medium to full bodied, with high carbonation and a sharp attack. Powerful, lingering aftertaste.

O: An extreme bier. Probably a bit too much alcoholized, a bit too much bitter, a bit too sweet. But this is a very original brew and to this extent, it would be a pity to be on your way from it !

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2012 22:15:45 | More by Fux
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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a hilarious bottle labeled with a gorilla trying to wear a shark as pants.. About what you'd expect from the nutcases at Three Floyds and De Struise. The appearance.. Not great. A murky brown with a good amount of grainy sediment.. Whatever.. Let's get to it.

The smell is sweet, yet bitter. You get a good amount of hoppy malt, and you can sense that this has origins in Belgium with a twist from a brewery filled with hop-head maniacs. I was worried that this beer was going to taste unpleasant.

I was wrong. The taste is wonderful. The 120 IBUs is masked beautifully behind the citrusy, sweet Belgian yeast. It's not drinkable in mass quantities by any means, but it's not terribly heavy either. The flavor is strong, and it lasts for minutes after each sip. Finishes with hop bitterness and.. is that chocolate?

Mouthfeel is awesome. Smooth and creamy.

Overall, love it. So sad that it's gone. I'd buy a case if I could.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2013 02:29:19 | More by dwagner003
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A: Dark brown amber. Nice lacing.

S: Piney goodness with a bit of spice.

T: Nice solid even IPA. Subdued pine. Lots of flavor with a bit of yeast. Quite belgian.

M: Strong even carbonation throughout.

O: An excellent IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

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Shark Pants from De Struise Brouwers
88 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.