Shark Pants - De Struise Brouwers
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Reviews by richmof:
4.25/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a dark but clear orangey-brown colour. Two finger creamy head (not sure what was wrong with the other reviewers beers).
On the nose I get citrus (predominantly orange plus peel), as well as biscuity malt.
This is a pretty intense beer. One of the more bitter imperial IPAs I have tried, with a quinine quality to the hops, as well as orange rind. It is not just bitter hop though: I also get a nice nuttyness from the malt. This is my kind of thing. The closest comparison I would make is to Troubadour Magma but I find this beer better balanced (the alcohol doesn't overdominate).
As I mentioned above, I am not sure what the other posters were referring to with the carbonation. Mine has a nice mouthfeel and is perfectly carbonated.
This beer is a one-off collaboration by Struise with the 3 Floyds brewery from Indiana I think (have never heard of 3 Floyds). I like it. It makes me want to try one of 3 Floyds but I have zero chance of finding it here in Brussels.
Serving type: bottle
01-11-2012 21:28:24 | More by richmof
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4.16/5 rDev +5.9%
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
3.99/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at Max's (from notes).
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
10-28-2013 23:16:29 | More by gillagorilla
Shark Pants from De Struise Brouwers
88 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.