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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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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

717 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 717
Reviews: 468
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 65
Gots: 34 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Ranke visit their website
Belgium

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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magnificent70s

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

06-08-2014 06:46:51 | More by magnificent70s
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Raziel313

California

1.5/5  rDev -63.3%

06-01-2014 09:01:26 | More by Raziel313
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fourstringer

Maryland

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.

Prost!

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2014 04:46:15 | More by fourstringer
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mbw314

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

06-01-2014 01:28:37 | More by mbw314
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jmccraney

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-31-2014 15:52:55 | More by jmccraney
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Kroehny_Loves_Hops

Australia

4.5/5  rDev +10%

05-29-2014 05:56:04 | More by Kroehny_Loves_Hops
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-24-2014 08:16:36 | More by kjkinsey
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

05-24-2014 06:09:13 | More by Erik-P
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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-18-2014 07:00:55 | More by mhaugo
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JTuomi

Finland

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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mc4z

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-15-2014 03:41:02 | More by mc4z
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Claybully

Utah

4.5/5  rDev +10%

05-09-2014 05:16:35 | More by Claybully
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amalburg

Michigan

2/5  rDev -51.1%

05-03-2014 16:20:35 | More by amalburg
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Choco86

Utah

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

04-29-2014 08:56:54 | More by Choco86
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

belgian golden meets english bitter to me here, its got the dry belgian yeast and great carbonation, but also that english grain profile and body. it has a nice golden color, cloudy and with some lingering yeast floaters, as well as a tall and bright white head. it smells like the all too common euro green bottle skunk. its not old at all, but has that stink to it that is in so many of these. behind that though is a summery belgian yeast and what appears to be a primarily wheat malt base. the flavor has a great grassy hop finish to it, bitter and robust, but pleasing and refreshing. the malt is bigger than it looks, and has a nice frothy texture to it. combined with such frantic carbonation, the mouthfeel on this beer is near perfect for the style. i wish i could try it without the staleness to it, but i like it more as i drink it more, and i can see what its supposed to be even through this. simple beer really, but a nice balance between yeast and hops, the two main flavor agents of this brew. overpriced at about 13 bucks on shelves, but a tasty brew nevertheless.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2014 18:41:06 | More by StonedTrippin
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Ty1607

France

4.5/5  rDev +10%

04-25-2014 15:15:28 | More by Ty1607
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dpgoblejr

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

04-23-2014 23:47:15 | More by dpgoblejr
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brutalist

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10%

04-22-2014 01:46:04 | More by brutalist
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admiral

Australia

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-19-2014 11:34:07 | More by admiral
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

04-12-2014 15:04:01 | More by mendvicdog
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craftbeersweden

Sweden

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-11-2014 18:41:00 | More by craftbeersweden
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-30-2014 00:21:12 | More by MarkyMOD
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Danny1217

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-29-2014 17:50:41 | More by Danny1217
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WynnO

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

03-27-2014 01:28:03 | More by WynnO
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

03-25-2014 05:56:23 | More by gillagorilla
De Ranke XX Bitter from Brouwerij De Ranke
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