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IPA - Brouwerij 't IJ

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BA SCORE
86
very good

31 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij 't IJ visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: metter98 on 04-17-2013)
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3.53/5  rDev -8.1%

A: Very heady, creamy but dark orangy brown, micro carbonation flowing steadily, massive head.
S: Quite yeasty like a witbier.
T: IPAish, but doesn't have the super hoppy biting characteristic that IPA's have. It's more like a pale ale, leaning toward an IPA, strong grassy hops,
M: light sting, but generally fluffy.
O: a respectable beer, but barely an IPA.

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04-15-2014 09:23:36 | More by jasperfriedrich
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metter98

New York

3.84/5  rDev 0%

On-tap at Brouwerij 't Ij, Amsterdam, Netherlands

A: The beer is very hazy yellowish amber in color. It poured with a half finger high off white head that died down, leaving lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose-grapefruit seems to stand out in particular.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of grapefruit and orange citrus along with some hints of citric sourness and a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of bitterness. The unfiltered nature makes it slightly chewy.
O: This beer is nice and flavorful and has lots of citrus without tons of bitterness. It is rather easy to drink.

04-17-2013 05:27:52 | More by metter98
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-01-2013 20:04:19 | More by safaricook
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elHeron

Belgium

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-16-2014 19:33:45 | More by elHeron
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France

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

04-28-2014 19:05:14 | More by jmtpi
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-09-2013 21:47:18 | More by everlong353
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Netherlands

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11-18-2013 01:59:32 | More by DB31
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Ohio

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janubio

Spain

3.76/5  rDev -2.1%

330 ml. bottle. Pours a hazy deep golden colour, with a rich, dense and creamy head that leaves a big lace. Smell of tropical fruits, papaya or mango, flowers, caramel. Medium body, finish is not as bitter as one could think. Taste of tropical fruits, citrus, flowers, nuts. Very good.

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supermeniscus

Netherlands

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StJamesGate

New York

3.84/5  rDev 0%

On tap at t'IJ brewery, Amsterdam.

Dark amber with creamy lacey off-white head.
Yeasty tang, some toffee and some orange zest.
Round sweet dough with big lemon and tangerine hops.
Earthy yeast finish, mango candy linger.
Lt-med, slight chew, round.

Lighter than the summer blonde somehow. Almost an APA. Clean citrussy hit with good fruitiness.

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tmzl

Slovenia

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

10-18-2013 11:08:58 | More by tmzl
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millelacsmark

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-03-2014 04:22:01 | More by millelacsmark
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Netherlands

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08-27-2013 18:06:33 | More by svanet01
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Jeffo

Netherlands

3.68/5  rDev -4.2%

This brew made some noise around The Netherlands when the first batch came out, so I'm happy to see it available again. Hopefully it becomes a regular in their rotation.

From a bottle into a snifter
Best Before Feb 2014

APPEARANCE: Pours a three finger, looser looking, foamy, off-white head with great retention. Hazy burnt orange in color with an insane amount of carbonation everywhere. Head actually grows as a result, but eventually fades to a huge foam cap and coats the sides of the glass. Carbo just won't quit. A loose, foamy cap remains and leaves lots of foamy lacing down the glass. Totally out of control, but not off-putting per se. Just a classic Dutch foam bomb.

SMELL: Some pale malts and caramel up front with lots of cascade and centennial hops on the nose. That's my best guess at least. Honeydew melon, grapefruit, lemon citrus notes and bubble gum as well. Bold and interesting.

TASTE: Follows the nose nicely. Pale and caramel malts, floral hops with citrus flavors as well. Lemon and grapefruit at the swallow with a bold and lingering finish of cascade bitter grapefruit, lemon, some bubble gum sweetness and a touch of caramel. Flavorful, and a nice bitterness lingers on the palate.

PALATE: Medium body and higher levels of carbonation. Quite creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes slightly mouth-coating. Some bitterness lingers at the back. The carbonation mellows as it sits and it becomes fuller and creamy.

OVERALL: Quite aromatic and flavorful for sure. I really enjoyed this and would drink plenty on a warm day; I just wish the carbonation was executed a little more appropriately. Sometimes these domestic foam bombs just make drinking the beer a chore. Still, this is well worth checking out and hopefully it becomes available more regularly. Recommended.

04-17-2013 12:11:35 | More by Jeffo
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05-12-2013 19:58:49 | More by Jschwerzel
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IPA from Brouwerij 't IJ
86 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.