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Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor - Brouwerij Het Anker

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

524 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 524
Reviews: 340
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 21
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Het Anker visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Paddez on 04-09-2008

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4.93/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Lovely IPA from Belgium. Alcohol well hidden and the frothiest head that I have ever seen on an IPA

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4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very tasty Belgian IPA. Poured into a Chimay goblet from a corked and caged 750 ml bottle. Golden yellow color, lots of carbomation and a big, white long lasting head. Plenty of lacing on the sides of the goblet.

Strong aroma of peppery spicing, Belgian yeast and an apple cider type fruitiness.

Taste is more of the same with the sweetish apple cider balanced out with mild hoppiness and yeast.. Mouthfeel is rich, good carbonation and the peppery spicing and hops element adding to the "feel".

A very good Belgian IPA, I would like to have this one again.

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3.59/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle poured into a Troubadour tulip glass

Look: Pours a murky straw yellow with a fairly loose, bubbly head. Massive amount of lacing once the head had subsided.

Smell: Quite earthy and hoppy - not a lot else was discernable. Certainly not unpleasant.

Taste: This is where it gets interesting - although the beer smells rather hoppy, the initial taste is definitely more malty with a hint of resin. There are hints of boozy alcohol there, but malts and resins are well forward.

Feel: Quite a spicy mouthfeel with an almost spiritous aftertaste. For something that's 8% ABV this is quite dangerously drinkable. Despite the ludicrous amount of head on pouring, the carbonation diminished fairly quickly leaving a pleasant fizziness.

Overall: My first encounter with the Belgian IPA style and I suspect that it won't be my last. Not as insanely hoppy as American IPAs but then again this certainly doesn't drink like an 8% beer. As I type this, the current BA score is 91 (outstanding) and I'm finding little to disagree with - definitely worth seeking out.

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3.85/5  rDev -4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.6/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.8/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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4.8/5  rDev +18.8%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.54/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor from Brouwerij Het Anker
90 out of 100 based on 524 ratings.