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Shark Pants - De Struise Brouwers

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very good

105 Ratings
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.18%
Wants: 20
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers visit their website

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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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Rborre321, Jun 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

DrBier, Jul 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Danny1217, Jun 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

mbonugli, Oct 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

nmann08, Jun 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

cadaugherty, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of Beerenauslese
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.

Beerenauslese, Mar 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

trevor_s, Apr 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

bmur112, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of ColForbinBC
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.

ColForbinBC, Dec 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

TheBeerAlmanac, Aug 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

bsuedekum, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of nrbw23
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.

nrbw23, May 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

gshackles, Mar 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

JAHMUR, Mar 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

RobertColianni, Aug 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

jroberts8811, Apr 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

jaasen64, Sep 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

jkball01, Oct 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

pixieskid, May 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

ryanpj, Mar 03, 2014
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SStein, May 07, 2013
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ADTaber, May 08, 2013
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BeerOps, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of facundoCNB
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.

facundoCNB, Apr 09, 2013
Shark Pants from De Struise Brouwers
88 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.