Schieven IPA | Brasserie de la Senne

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Brasserie de la Senne

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by beerdrifter on 08-27-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 41 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of HopBelT
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JamFuel
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the bottle at Nuetnigenough in Brussels.

Pours a dark orange with soft, fine foam.

Smell is piney, resiny and bitter, very much West Coast.

Taste is quite bitter, but well balanced. Plenty of piney resin and a bit of citrus.

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

Overall, a very good take on the classic WC IPA.

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Photo of DispyDnb
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stephenlee
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Heeenrik
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.54/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of desint
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Antyk
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArrogantB
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Moeder Lambic. Described as a collaboration with Jeff Bagby using Belgian style brewing and American hops. Bright orange. Hoppy aroma. Flavor was pretty hoppy, citrus, very nice malt character too. De La Senne beers have been a great surprise for me in Brussels.

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Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nichols33
2.25/5  rDev -42.9%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of erbu
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light brown color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, earthy hops and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel and some citrus. Then a hearty malt character comes in. The hops presence is there but seems quite subdued; however it creates a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while.

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Photo of Amalak
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A. It is like caramel sludge. Extremely thick, some hints of sediment, but it's tough to see. A huge foamy white head and good lacing.

S. It has a heavy weed hop scent.

T/M. It has something of a grape hoppiness to it. Smooth and medium to full bodied. There's a good caramel sweetness. Some banana. Grassy.

O. It's an interesting taste, yet kind of basic. Hard to explain. Quite good and worth a go.

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Photo of Soxfanmcgee
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a tulip glass)
A- This beer pours a clear deep copper body with a lumpy light beige cream head that is thick with a quick carbonation.

S- The perfume esters hints blend with sweet toasted malt and a nice floral hops in the finish.

T- The dry malt hint leads to a full green unripe fruit hops with some spice hops that lead more to pine wood as it opens in the finish. There is a slight sweetness in the finish.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a tight fizz and no alcohol heat.

O- The nice IPA has a great aroma that doesn’t translate to the flavor as much as I hoped. The sweetness in the finish compliments the hops in taste nicely.

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Photo of durlta
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of RedneckBeerz
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of emerge077
3.4/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Served in a wine glass, it pours a darker orange with a compact layer of white foam, that leaves nice sheets of lace in the glass when swirled. Lasting skim on the surface.

Hop aromas seem a little faded in the nose, causing me to wonder how old this is. Floral and dry, slight oxidation.

Ample bitterness, fairly dry and floral, vaguely resiny, aspirin bitterness in the aftertaste suggests grass clippings. Smooth dry and bitter feel. Overall ok, not my favorite, very bitter and floral forward taste and aroma.

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Photo of Mini4x
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Beerenauslese
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy amber, good foamy head with ample lacing. Smells of hearty malt and pine and citrus hops. Tastes intense of pine and citrus. Somewhat harsh on the palate. Creamy mouthfeel. Definitely a west coast style beer, unusual for a Belgian. The collaboraters suggest why.

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Photo of DukeX13
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Mattias
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of cbutova
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Recommended by the local beer store. Probably would have overlooked it for quite sometime if they didn't.

A- Bottle poured into a tulip glass. The beer comes out a dark orange color and is murky, clearly unfiltered. A nice, one-finger head forms with big foamy bubbles that are often seen in Belgian ales. Retention is decent and a thick, bubbly ring leaves nice patches of lace.

S- I would like to know more about this beer but it seems to have a Belgian yeast strain, or at least not your average clean American Ale Yeast. Could be the hop choices. Hop forward with notes of grass, spices, citrus and apricot. Pretty complex for an IPA with hints of caramel, apples, peppercorn, bread and grains.

T- I wish I knew what yeast strain was used here because I get notes similar to Belgian strains but they could also come from certain hops. Anyways, this hop profile lends a big spicy, floral and herbal forward array of flavors with some citrus and fruit behind it all. Other things I notice are hints of peppercorn, caramel sweets, cracked grains and apple.

MF- Foamy and bubbly on the palate with a medium level of carbonation, just one that bubbles up easily. Creamy but not thick and super smooth. A nice level of bitterness in the finish.

Not your run-of-the-mill citrus bomb IPA but still quite good. Spicy and floral hop profile that still shines and keeps this beer really interesting. A good recommendation indeed.

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Schieven IPA from Brasserie de la Senne
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 41 ratings