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De Ranke XX Bitter - Brouwerij De Ranke

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

747 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 747
Reviews: 470
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 64
Gots: 39 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +10%

pathead, Jun 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

davidwhatshisnam, Jun 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

HeadyTheElder, Jun 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

acurtis, Jun 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

HawkIPA, Jun 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

magnificent70s, Jun 08, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -63.3%

Raziel313, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of fourstringer
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!

fourstringer, Jun 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

mbw314, Jun 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

jmccraney, May 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Kroehny_Loves_Hops, May 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

kjkinsey, May 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Erik-P, May 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

mhaugo, May 18, 2014
Photo of JTuomi
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.

JTuomi, May 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

mc4z, May 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Claybully, May 09, 2014
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2/5  rDev -51.1%

amalburg, May 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Choco86, Apr 29, 2014
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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.

StonedTrippin, Apr 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Ty1607, Apr 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

dpgoblejr, Apr 23, 2014
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brutalist, Apr 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

admiral, Apr 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

mendvicdog, Apr 12, 2014
De Ranke XX Bitter from Brouwerij De Ranke
91 out of 100 based on 747 ratings.