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Shark Pants - De Struise Brouwers

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88
very good

102 Ratings
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.18%
Wants: 20
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
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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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-24-2014 23:49:46 | More by DrBier
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Danny1217

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-17-2013 05:51:43 | More by Danny1217
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mbonugli

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-27-2013 09:44:25 | More by mbonugli
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-27-2013 22:52:59 | More by nmann08
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cadaugherty

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-12-2013 03:50:02 | More by cadaugherty
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Beerenauslese

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Obtained form the De Struise bottle shop. Freshness date 30/11/2014.

Poured into a Tripel Karmeleit chalice, has a massive sudsy head over an opaque light brown body. Very good head retention and lacing.

Nose is wet hay, pale malts, very citrusy, with grapefruit, a little brown sugar and butterscotch.

Taste is quite malty with a big citrus hop profile. Sweet upfront from the malts, with an underlying note of milk chocolate, then citrus-orange peel notes. Mid-palate is really hoppy with grapefruit rind, and bitterness, balanced by the malt/candi sugar sweetness. There is a bit of spiciness in the finish, and a long, lingering bitterness. Overall, a good complex taste that reverberates between sweet and bitter.

Body is medium as is carbonation, producing a lightly creamy mouthfeel.

A very hoppy bitter ale, on the dark side for an IPA. Has some elements of Dreadnaught, but sort of on steroids.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2012 04:11:32 | More by Beerenauslese
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trevor_s

Missouri

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-14-2014 01:14:02 | More by trevor_s
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bmur112

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-26-2014 01:46:08 | More by bmur112
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap, served in a tulip

Orange tinted body with a deeper core of amber. A fluffy slightly off-white cap rises one finger and settles slowly, leaving spider web lacing in its wake. Orange, tangerine, pine resin, and a bit of an herbal note underneath. A sturdy caramel/toffee malt bill stands tall. Citrus invades the palate first. Sweet, juicy fruit up front with sturdy caramel and biscuit malt through the middle. The finish is bitter citrus and clean toffee. Medium body, good carbonation. Decent lingering finish of fruity notes and bitterness. This is missing some of the spiciness typically found in the style, but it delivers a hop bitterness I have not encountered before in the style.

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2012 17:54:15 | More by ColForbinBC
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-03-2013 19:48:33 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-26-2012 09:23:15 | More by bsuedekum
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nrbw23

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a slightly murky hazy orangish copper color with a huge foamy white head. Head has great retention, becomes a thin cap and leaves some nice spotty lacing.

S- Smell is pretty solid. Picking up some pale malts, tropical fruits and grassy/floral hops. A good amount of Beligan yeast in spice here too.

T- A great balance to this one. Nothing really takes over. A good mix of sweetness and bitterness. Follows the nose well.

M- Medium in body and carbonation.

O- I really enjoyed this one. Really glad I got to try it.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 15:21:49 | More by nrbw23
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gshackles

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-08-2014 23:17:48 | More by gshackles
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-31-2012 15:52:02 | More by JAHMUR
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-18-2013 06:06:31 | More by RobertColianni
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jroberts8811

Missouri

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-10-2014 16:48:15 | More by jroberts8811
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-13-2013 10:58:49 | More by jaasen64
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jkball01

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-16-2013 14:54:04 | More by jkball01
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pixieskid

Germany

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-17-2012 22:30:00 | More by pixieskid
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ryanpj

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-03-2014 22:38:11 | More by ryanpj
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SStein

Belgium

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-07-2013 07:29:16 | More by SStein
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-08-2013 11:38:34 | More by ADTaber
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BeerOps

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-12-2014 00:48:33 | More by BeerOps
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

a deep amber almost purple in color with 3 fingers of creme colored fluffy head which left tons of sticky lacing on the glass. the smell is of alcohol, belgian yeast, banana, grassy hops. the flavor is still super hoppy for its age, lots of caramel, definitely an alcohol bite, sweet tripel-like flavor.. maybe from candi sugar? a resinouse lingering bitterness.
a heavier medium body beer with moderate carbonation, rich and creamy.

a very nice sipper. i can't fathom what this was like when it was fresh, 300 ibu??!! it definitely balanced out nicely over time, though the alcohol is very present.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2013 01:40:21 | More by facundoCNB
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dwagner003

California

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
Shark Pants from De Struise Brouwers
88 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.