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Shark Pants | De Struise Brouwers

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3.91/5
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118 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers
Belgium
struise.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Mar02x on 09-26-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,223
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
118
pDev:
10.49%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 118 |  Reviews: 38
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of beerpirates
3.28/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.42/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

33 cl bottle, Best by 30/11/14. Amber in color. Clear sticky lacing. Off-white head. Great retention. Biting bitter taste balanced by lovely Belgian yeasty taste and aroma. Great refreshing, citrussy and juicy. Excellent.  What else could you expect when these two rediculous breweries join forces?

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Photo of Mar02x
4.32/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A brown/yellow beer with an amazing head! A very strong beige foam is laying on top and slowly turns into fluffy. The webbing against the glass is amazing too.

S - Mango, pine, grass and pinnacle it is all there.

T - A superb mango, grass taste. A bit sweet too.

M - A good carbonation that fits the style, the creamy bitter aftertaste is a delight.

O - Good solid imperial IPA.

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Photo of scottDC
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of HopsMatt
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of factoide
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of rondufresne
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of SVD
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Beerontwowheels
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of GRUUMSH
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Heretic42
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of SHerninko
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of vhmf1978
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of spdyfire83
3.7/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

118th Review
Bottle to Fuller's half-pint tulip
Best before: 30/11/2014

A: Deep copper; hazy. 5+ frothy (khaki) fingernail head on medium pour. I think it' carbonated.

S: Floral/earthy hops, orange peel/lemon zest, pine, and caramel. Smells very sweet.

T: Pronounced malt sweetness upfront with a very nice balance of citrus, pine, cloves, and lemon zest. Hint of vanilla and oak towards the back-end. Hop profile is over-shadowed by the bitterness that is very bold all throughout.

M: Full bodied with loads and loads of carbonation. Very thick.

O: This beer is well put together, but you can definitely tell there are a boat-load of hops (I think it was 300 IBUs) in it. This is not in a bad way, but it is just bitter and in your face all throughout. Drinks more like a barleywine in my opinion because of the sweetness, but a decent beer for sure.

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Photo of Maseitz
3.4/5  rDev -13%

Photo of trevor_s
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of jlisuk
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of haz77
3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy red-tinted copper, with a beautiful thick, towering light tan head. This takes some time to recede. There is no visible carbonation. A powerful start.

S - Resinous and citrus hops, plasticky phenols, green apple, some breadiness. Disappointingly restrained.

T - Initial flavour is grapefruit and lemon, before bready malt takes hold. Molasses and some fresh dark fruit are present in the middle. A phenolic note runs throughout, sometimes platicky and other times more medicinal and slightly boozy. The aftertaste lingers with resinous hop and caramel.

M - Medium mouthfeel becomes richer once the soft tingle of carbonation disappears by the middle of the drink. Not as outrageously good as many De Struise beers, but certainly better than most.

D - Hoppy, but in a restrained manner. Belgian flourishes throughout, with the alcohol masked well enough to catch you out. Certainly interesting and one of the better interpretations I've had of a Belgian-style IPA.

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Photo of mbonugli
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of clemson14
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of simoen
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of Fux
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a orange color with glints of ruby. Thick, quite creamy white head with very high retention.

S: As hoppy as announced, fruited (citruses, orange peels, tangerine, slight red fruits), resinous also, and eventually a bit herbal, earthy. The bitterness is - a bit -hidden behind a malty, resinous sweetness. Quite boozy too.

T: Bitter, so bitter ! But also yeasty, with some boozy tartness and malty sweetness. But overall, an overwhelming bitterness that last for long, so long !

M: Medium to full bodied, with high carbonation and a sharp attack. Powerful, lingering aftertaste.

O: An extreme bier. Probably a bit too much alcoholized, a bit too much bitter, a bit too sweet. But this is a very original brew and to this extent, it would be a pity to be on your way from it !

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Shark Pants from De Struise Brouwers
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 118 ratings
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