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IPA - Brouwerij 't IJ

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86
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63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 1
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij 't IJ visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: metter98 on 04-17-2013

As the latest addition to the brewery’s range, our I.P.A. has already made a name for itself. I.P.A. stands for India Pale Ale, a British type of brew in which the alcohol percentage and hop recipe were boosted so that the beer would survive the long sea voyage to the colonies. This recipe turned out to be a real winner and quickly became popular.

Our I.P.A. is a dark-blonde beer with an emphatic, hoppy flavour. We add hops to the beer during the maturing process as well as the brewing to produce delicious aromas of flowers and grapefruit. A beer with a fruity, bitter aftertaste that lingers for a long time.
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Ratings: 63 | Reviews: 11
Photo of parintele
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcmchew
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark hazy golden, small white head for a short time, quick to some nice lacing.
Rich overripe pink grapefruit on the nose, peel and pulp, with great sweet floral notes, too. Hint of peach, a bit of papaya and melon, biscuit, faint honey.
Great sweet citrus character, with kumquat, tangerine, bittersweet pink grapefruit, with nice spicy peel and great perfumey floral notes. Leafy bitterness early on, in a nice contrast with sweet peach, melon and a mild generic tropical note, with a splash of caramel. Slightly toasted malt towards the finish, with a hint of pine but otherwise grassy hops, more than mildly bitter.
Aftertaste has biscuit, grapefruit peel, fresh floral hops. Medium body, medium carbonation.
A really tasty complex IPA, refreshing, balanced. Really nothing bad to say about it.

Photo of kamilgracki
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlexFields
3.57/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beer-Ed
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thebeertree
3.57/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LukeGude
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sinthoras
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Foley67
4.34/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brabander
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Worldclass IPA from Holland, super well made IPA!

Photo of MrDell
4.58/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of bostonryan
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of dmitry_yudakov
5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of aleigator
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%

Hazy, shimmering yellow color, with a decent, froth head.

Aromas are defined by an incredible fresh grassiness, amongst floral and bready notes. The nose does also include a tropical aspect, unveiling watermelon and grapefruit, which accompanies herbal tones in a very pleasant way.

Taste reveals a fantastic, intriguing interplay between grassy herbs, with a pleasant onion sting, and juicy, fruity watermelon. The bitterness is well balanced by white-bread malts, still producing an enjoyable dryness among tropical undertones. Finishes with sweeter malts, which are standing out against a crisp, dry bitterness, which reaches its peak by unfolding an unique watermelon fruitiness, supported by a metallic, lively carbonation.

Photo of Sarmento
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of lmaduells
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of ccrida
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

On draught at Arendsnest in Amsterdamnn appearence is pleasantly clody, radiatiing blonde, served in the brewery tulip.

Smell reminded me of home style west coast IPA, with the fresh intensity of hop oils cutting through my palate laden with deliciously estery blondes.

Taste is very oily, resinous, dank hops...and for that reason, the contrast between the earthy flavor of the continentals over the citrus of the west coast has never been more blatant to me, inspire of they're stylistically si.ilar approaches. Bittersweet with a flutter of perfect pils.

Mouthfeel is dry, a little chewy due to the oils.

Drinkablity is solid. If it wasn't for all the great options here, I'd get this twice in a row.

Photo of danipp
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of SVD
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Beervana
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Kram3r
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of marceloxxxx
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%

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IPA from Brouwerij 't IJ
86 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.