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De Ranke XX Bitter - Brouwerij De Ranke

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De Ranke XX BitterDe Ranke XX Bitter

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706 Ratings

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Ratings: 706
Reviews: 467
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 64
Gots: 29 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Ranke visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-28-2002)
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Reviews by soultrain:
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New York

4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A-Clear golden straw colored beer before the yeast pour, in which case it's a cloudy yellow/orange. 2" head settles to 1" in a minute. O.k. lacing.
S-Belgian malts, with a pilsner-esque twist. Hops (saaz?) are in the house, which is fine by me.
T-Great bitterness for a belgian, hops are on showcase here, and hop burps of the noble variety are inflicted upon me, and I'm really diggin' this beer. This really reminds me of a pilsner when it's cold; as it warms it's not a hop bomb by any means, but a wonderfully lite, hoppy, belgian ale.
M-Good carbonation. Medium mouthfeel.
D-Good ice cold, better at cellar temp. Supreme drinkability. I could drink this all night.

CRUX: GREAT BELGIAN PALE ALE. One of the hoppiest Belgians? Nah, but a very enjoyable brew, and I appreciate it immensely, but I wish it was, uh, cheaper. I'd get this again, though.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2006 01:33:47 | More by soultrain
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

07-11-2014 20:04:26 | More by rapayn01
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.11/5  rDev -24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml Bottle from Beers of Europe website (£2.09):
Slightly cloudy, bright amber to orange with a 1cm, foamy white head that holds well. Head retention is good with it reducing slightly to hold at just under half a cm & covers the surface of the beer, with plenty of bubbles rising to the top too.

Tonnes of yeast & floral notes upfront, subtle hops as well & plenty of fruits coming through. Apples, some pear, lemon & orange all feature with plenty of pepper & spice backing them up. The smell wasn't the strongest initially but at the same time it wouldn't be considered weak either, the balance seemed good. I got some grain & a slight touch of alcohol with plenty of bitterness.

Spicy with a very bitter taste that was only hinted at in the aroma, the taste goes well beyond that with some hops coming through too. The yeast from the nose featured strongly here as well with some pepper & a few fruits like apple & pears.

Smooth with solid, high carbonation & a medium body. The beer is a very dry & sharp tasting one with an intensely bitter finish.

I wasn't too sure about this one really, I quite enjoyed the aroma & how the taste started out but I wasn't a fan of the incredibly bitter finish to the beer. Despite the fact that the name should have been an indication, nothing in the smell prepared me for just how bitter the taste of this one would end up. Drinkable but not one I'll go back to.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2014 10:14:18 | More by flyingpig
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

06-27-2014 18:42:43 | More by tykechandler
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Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-27-2014 01:20:14 | More by Beervana
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

06-22-2014 12:25:49 | More by parintele
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

06-22-2014 00:49:38 | More by pathead
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New York

3/5  rDev -26.7%

06-19-2014 01:39:15 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

06-15-2014 16:13:01 | More by acurtis
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

06-15-2014 02:40:55 | More by HawkIPA
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

06-08-2014 06:46:51 | More by magnificent70s
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1.5/5  rDev -63.3%

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4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bagged and capped 750 mL bottle into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderate hand. Exp: 14/09/18.

A: Lightly cloudy golden yellow body. 1.5 fingers of clean, white head. Good retention. Moderate lacing. Classic vibes.

S: Slightly musty Belgian yeast. Hay, grass. Floral hops. Hints of apple. Cracker. Earth. A tad light overall, but very nice.

T: Flash of sweetness before a moderate, noble-type hop bitterness. A lightly bready pale malt backbone develops, but never overtakes the hops. Finishes rather dry with a lingering flowery bite. Minimal alcohol.

M: Moderate carbonation with a fine, creamy texture. Moderate body. Excellent.

O: An assertively hopped Belgian pale of very high quality. Superb drinkability. All around class act. If you don't like this, you don't like beer.


Serving type: bottle

06-01-2014 04:46:15 | More by fourstringer
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

06-01-2014 01:28:37 | More by mbw314
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-18-2014 07:00:55 | More by mhaugo
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4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

33cl bottle poured into a tulip. Clear golden color, a medium white head with decent retention and good lacing. Hazy golden after pouring in the yeasty bottom of the bottle after sipping halfway through the glass.
The smell has sweet floral and grassy hops and some belgian yeast without pouring the yeast from the bottle, mostly yeast on the nose after pouring it all in. Before pouring the bottom of the bottle in, tastes of crisp sweet malts followed by a dry resiny hop bitterness that stayed in the aftertaste. Having the yeast poured in, the taste is more earthy and the hoppy bitterness is cutted down, but still present.
Medium body, high carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. Drinkable despite the bitterness, didn't last too long in the glass. Overall a good belgian IPA, which I preferred with the yeast poured, but very good both ways.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2014 18:19:31 | More by JTuomi
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De Ranke XX Bitter from Brouwerij De Ranke
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