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Schieven IPA - Brasserie de la Senne

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Schieven IPA
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87
very good

31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie de la Senne visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beerdrifter on 08-27-2012)
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of emerge077
3.4/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Served in a wine glass, it pours a darker orange with a compact layer of white foam, that leaves nice sheets of lace in the glass when swirled. Lasting skim on the surface.

Hop aromas seem a little faded in the nose, causing me to wonder how old this is. Floral and dry, slight oxidation.

Ample bitterness, fairly dry and floral, vaguely resiny, aspirin bitterness in the aftertaste suggests grass clippings. Smooth dry and bitter feel. Overall ok, not my favorite, very bitter and floral forward taste and aroma.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light brown color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, earthy hops and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel and some citrus. Then a hearty malt character comes in. The hops presence is there but seems quite subdued; however it creates a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while.

Photo of smcolw
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Large, four-finger head. Initially leaves some chunky lace on the glass. The liquid is orange-light amber and quite cloudy.

Wonderful blend of pale malt and fresh floral aroma hops. A touch of yeast, too.

Very bitter right from the initial sip. The swallow actually features some interesting shifts--first, I notice a lot of yeast, like a home brew. Second, there's plenty of alcohol warmth in the aftertaste. But the bitterness never recedes. Neutral body with an elevated carbonation level.

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a tulip glass)
A- This beer pours a clear deep copper body with a lumpy light beige cream head that is thick with a quick carbonation.

S- The perfume esters hints blend with sweet toasted malt and a nice floral hops in the finish.

T- The dry malt hint leads to a full green unripe fruit hops with some spice hops that lead more to pine wood as it opens in the finish. There is a slight sweetness in the finish.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a tight fizz and no alcohol heat.

O- The nice IPA has a great aroma that doesn’t translate to the flavor as much as I hoped. The sweetness in the finish compliments the hops in taste nicely.

Photo of cbutova
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Recommended by the local beer store. Probably would have overlooked it for quite sometime if they didn't.

A- Bottle poured into a tulip glass. The beer comes out a dark orange color and is murky, clearly unfiltered. A nice, one-finger head forms with big foamy bubbles that are often seen in Belgian ales. Retention is decent and a thick, bubbly ring leaves nice patches of lace.

S- I would like to know more about this beer but it seems to have a Belgian yeast strain, or at least not your average clean American Ale Yeast. Could be the hop choices. Hop forward with notes of grass, spices, citrus and apricot. Pretty complex for an IPA with hints of caramel, apples, peppercorn, bread and grains.

T- I wish I knew what yeast strain was used here because I get notes similar to Belgian strains but they could also come from certain hops. Anyways, this hop profile lends a big spicy, floral and herbal forward array of flavors with some citrus and fruit behind it all. Other things I notice are hints of peppercorn, caramel sweets, cracked grains and apple.

MF- Foamy and bubbly on the palate with a medium level of carbonation, just one that bubbles up easily. Creamy but not thick and super smooth. A nice level of bitterness in the finish.

Not your run-of-the-mill citrus bomb IPA but still quite good. Spicy and floral hop profile that still shines and keeps this beer really interesting. A good recommendation indeed.

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Nichols33
2.25/5  rDev -42.7%

Photo of Amalak
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A. It is like caramel sludge. Extremely thick, some hints of sediment, but it's tough to see. A huge foamy white head and good lacing.

S. It has a heavy weed hop scent.

T/M. It has something of a grape hoppiness to it. Smooth and medium to full bodied. There's a good caramel sweetness. Some banana. Grassy.

O. It's an interesting taste, yet kind of basic. Hard to explain. Quite good and worth a go.

Photo of Mattias
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
4.48/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a very nice, hazy, burned orange. Huge head, ultra sticky lace, beautiful beer.

The smell, grapefruit, kumquat, floral hops, pale malts and a hint of marshmallow(?). Interesting.

A wide range of citric fruits start this off both sweet and bitter. Grass and floral hops follow with bready pale malts to finish it off. So smooth going down.

Loved this IPA. Great collaboration.

Photo of beerdrifter
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at my favorite beer store in Belgium, Dranken Geers. Collaboration brew between De La Senne, Jeff Bagby (Pizza Port) and Mike Rodriguez (Lost Abbey). Hazy orange-amber pour with two finger head with decent retention and lacing. The nose is huge and totally West Coast. Tons of resiny, piney, citrus hops, with a touch of tropical as well. The taste follows suit with hints of grapefruit, mango, resiny hops, pine, and enough sweet caramel malt to keep it somewhat balanced. The mouthfeel is slightly fizzy with a subtle creaminess. Great tangy bitter hop bite on the finish. This is definitely one of the top interpretations of a West Coast IPA I've had from a European brewer. I guess it helped that it was aided by some top notch California talent!

Photo of ToasterChef
4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A cellar temperature 330ml bottle is poured into my Ebenezer's 6th Annual Belgian Festival glass (it's kind of a conical flute shape).

The beer has a golden color, with some orange highlights. It is very clear, so I can see plenty of rising carbonation bubbles, as well as a full layer of bubbles on the bottom of the glass. The head is slightly off-white and fills the top third of my glass. It is made up of bubbles that are a similar size to what is suspended in the liquid. I usually expect IPAs to be more orange than this beer, but since it is brewed in Belgium, I like that it looks kind of like a tripel.

The hop aroma of this beer is very strong. I could smell citrus hops as soon as I began pouring. Placing my nose closer to the glass reveals a full aroma of citrus hops.

This beer doesn't have a "knock your socks off" level of bitterness, but it is very well hopped. Bitterness can be tasted throughout. Citrus hops can be tasted at first. As I swallow a more resiny hop flavor emerges. It lingers on, along with a touch of alcohol. The malt flavors aren't all that sweet, but do provide a good pale malt base.

The beer has a medium body with plenty of carbonation. The coating is pretty substantial and has some good hop flavors.

I like this beer. I don't think many drinkers could tell it wasn't brewed on the West Coast. Fans of American IPAs should keep an eye out for this beer.

Photo of Beerenauslese
3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy amber, good foamy head with ample lacing. Smells of hearty malt and pine and citrus hops. Tastes intense of pine and citrus. Somewhat harsh on the palate. Creamy mouthfeel. Definitely a west coast style beer, unusual for a Belgian. The collaboraters suggest why.

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Schieven IPA from Brasserie de la Senne
87 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.