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Style:
IPA - Belgian
Ranked #52
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
87
Ranked #13,507
Avg:
3.96 | pDev: 8.84%
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
67
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Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar
 
Belgium
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Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
87
Very Good
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Act25 from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed at Family Brews, Brussels. Must stop here if it's still open. Great beer curation and quiet.
This has changed from earlier reviews to a clear, darker amber color with a 2 finger dense,fluffy white head with great retention, awash with lace. Supports a big lasting head.
s/t) Subtle and precise aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, peach, lemon, orange, rind, and then long in pine, peppercorn, light caramel, with some bread, flowers, grass, and herbs.
f) Has the green peppercorn/pine notes that cleanse your palate.
o) Gets better as it warms. A top Belgian DIPA brewed by a Dutchman.

Mar 01, 2020
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stcules from Italy

2.75/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Dark orange, quite hazy. A lot of foam, not too beautiful.
In the smell malt, light caramel, lot of hops, citrussy. Some sugary note, fruit (pear, apple), candy sugar,
The bitterness dominates the taste. On a malty base. A bit unbalanced toward the bitter side, without enough support. Resinous and citrus.
Stroognly bitter aftetaste, long, but not convincing. A bit heavy.

Aug 13, 2019
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MoohMooh from France

4.26/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy, dark amber, with a one finger head that doesn't leave much lacing. Good retention though. Smells of mango, pineapple, something like corn, orange, lemon, pine/resin and toasted bread. A little bit of alcohol. Taste is a bit spicy and bitter, with citrus and orange dominating. There's also some toasted bread/biscuit in there, and the whole thing has a grassy character to it. Some sourness as well. And some butter too? Body is thin with light carbonation, very smooth.

Great stuff.

Oct 14, 2016
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aleigator from Germany

3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy orange color with a decent head, which leaves a long staying lacing. Intense Aromas of yeast, lemon, orange and soap, which results in an unusual but pleasant melange. Hop is foremost defined by orange, grass and limes. This ale is definitely on the hoppy side, fantastic bitterness resulting from the floral start, long lasting on the palate. Has a dry, chewy mouthfeel. Warm, yeast orientated beginning, soon gets overpowered by hop freshness, without being too aggressive. Malt stays in the background the whole time, adding a sweeter note the the body, without being distractive from the hops, which are huge in this. The beer gets actually quite bitter in the end, still leaving some space for limes on the tastebuds. Also wheat remains on the palate, which creates, in combination with the hops, a unique popcorn-like flavor.

Dec 18, 2015
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Timothy_Scott_Goeft from Taiwan

4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The bottle opens nice hoppy aroma, pours out a nice foamy head with small bubbles hazey body with a orange colour. Head lasts the whole time leaving a lace. Has a citrusy hops flavour with a mild malt backbone. Bitterness lingers abv 8.5 hid very well

Nov 27, 2015
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Marius from Netherlands

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Myrphy’s Law. Hazy orange with a tall off-white head. Orange zest, lemon juice, brett, farmhouse funk. Medium body, dry mouthfeel, low carbonation and a herbal bitter aftertaste.

Jul 03, 2015
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bluejacket74 from Ohio

4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle, label says best before end JULI2015. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a hazy golden orange color with about an inch and a half off-white head that stayed around for a very long time. There's also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells mostly like citrusy (tropical fruit, grapefruit, citrus peel) hops, and also some bready malt and floral/herbalness. I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also the addition of some peppery spice, peaches, Belgian yeast and some hay/straw. The bitterness really kicks in after a while, it has a nice bitter and fruity overall flavor. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's coating and a bit creamy with a good amount of carbonation. I liked this brew, it's definitely worth picking up! $13.99 a bottle.

Jun 19, 2015
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PlutonowyManiek from Belgium

3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Yellow, cloudy.
Head white, large.
Intensely fruity aroma, mainly peach, passion fruit, mango, there is also a little carrot, honey and a bit dusty grass.
Taste brilliant. Again, fruits, but this time even more intense. Mango with his carrot sweetness, later passion fruit with his citrus acidity, honey, this time more gently, and at the end of bitterness, dry, grassy, ​​dusty. In Extase we have 8.5% alcohol, which is pretty good. To sum up, a very tasty beer, consistent aroma and flavor, with a strong bitterness, intense. Yes ... it was ecstasy.

Apr 01, 2015
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superspak from Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22.4 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 7/2015. Pours hazy bright orange color with a 2-3 finger dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, peppercorn, light caramel, bread, floral, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/pine hops, fruity/spicy yeast, and moderate malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, peppercorn, light caramel, bread, floral, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Good amount of peppery yeast spice and pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, pine, light caramel, bread, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/pine hops, fruity/spicy yeast, and moderate malt flavors; with a nice crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, sticky, and slightly creamy mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome Belgian DIPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of big citrus/pine hops, fruity/spicy yeast, and moderate malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the the ABV. Very big on bright hop flavors with supporting malt and yeast notes all around. A highly enjoyable offering.

Mar 07, 2015
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metter98 from New York

3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very hazy yellow in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down, leaving a thin head covering the surface, a thick collar, and lots of lacing coating the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of floral, herbal, and citrusy hops are present in the nose along with notes of Belgian yeast and hints of caramel malts.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste starts out with flavors of herbal and citrusy hops, which contributes a moderate amount of bitterness that lingers through the finish along with notes of Belgian yeast and some hints of grapefruit hops and caramel malts. The citrus flavors and bitterness in the finish become stronger as the beer warms up.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has lots of complexities in the smell and taste and has a lot of interplay between the hops, yeast, and malts. It's also rather drinkable as any traces of alcohol are well hidden from the taste.

Serving type: bottle

Feb 18, 2015
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PacNWDad from Washington

3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Lovely pour, and lots of yeast, some fruit and a bit of funk in the nose. Sweet and slightly bitter/sour on finish. Mouthfeel is a bit thinner than I would expect. Enjoyable for the holidays (or anytime for that matter).

Dec 18, 2014
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dcmchew from Romania

4.1/5  rDev +3.5%

Shiny dark orange, a bit hazy, two finger fluffy white head that recedes to a thick cap and lots of messy traces and lacing on the glass.
Smell of peach, nectarines, sweet pineapple. some apricot and faint mango. A funky yeastiness with herbs, some floral honey, black pepper and (weirdly) faint moldy cheese (something like Camembert/Brie crust).
A nice fruity sweetness dominates the front, mostly with peach, apricot and cherry plums, but there's also honey. Gets bitter with some grapefruit, a bit of citrus sourness too, and then the yeasts take over, with lots of funky herbs, raw grain and spices (faint coriander, black and white pepper, lemongrass, faint anise) with a pronounced grass/straw note, even bigger because of the hops. Ends quite dry and bitter.
Medium body, prickly, if not a bit too much, carbonation. Long funky aftertaste with a big dose of green hops. Fruit is felt with each new sip, but after some time the bitterness kinda cancels it all out (including the alcohol, even the spices).
A great funky, spicy IPA, with that special note that Dochter van de Korenaar beers have.

Oct 03, 2014
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beerdrifter from Germany

4.37/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at a great little beer store in Arlon, Belgium, Miorge Mihoublon. Cloudy yellow-orange pour with a huge meringue-like white head with crazy retention and lacing. The nose is somewhat subdued, but quite nice. Hints of fresh picked floral hops, orange Creamsicle, grapefruit, grass, caramel, and subtle vanilla. The taste is sweet and fruity upfront with a tangy fresh hop finish. Getting really big orange Creamsicle notes along with flowery fresh hops, grapefruit, grass, lemon, caramel, brown sugar, and a nice herbal character. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly creamy, with perfect balance and over the top drinkability. Overall, this is a really unique IPA that I absolutely loved. Extremely fresh and balanced and hugely drinkable!

Apr 28, 2014
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Absumaster from Netherlands

3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

An orange colored beer with a big frothy head. The head clings nicely to the glass.

The smell has a distinct fruity and citrus hoppiness, a American hoppy smell. The hops determine the smell, the malt is sweet but only supporting.

The taste is a wonderfull mix of fruity hops, Amarillo, Simcoe, At least US hops. The beer is quite bitter, but not mouthpuckering. The beer is balanced, it's mouthfeel is a little sweet and slightly sticky, just enough to balance the hops. The aftertaste is long and lingering.

Jul 29, 2013
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Jeffo from Netherlands

3.41/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this at the liquor store down the road.

From a bomber into a snifter
Best Before April 2014
The brewer calls this a Double IPA and not a Belgian IPA.

APPEARANCE: Pours a two finger, thicker looking, fluffy white head with great retention. Head slowly fades to a foamy cap and clings to the sides. Cloudy gamboge orange with medium levels of carbonation. A half wisp remains and leaves some decent lacing down the glass. Good looking for sure.

SMELL: Mild nose of pale malts, some grassy aromas, hints of lemon and grapefruit, as well as some floral aromas. Nice, but a little mild.

TASTE: Pale and caramel sweetness up front, then some grassy and floral flavors into a bitter finish. Notes of grapefruit and lemon citrus flavors are a little overshadowed by the floral hop bitterness. A touch of spicy alcohol lingers as well.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Creamy enough on the palate, goes down fine and finishes slightly dry. A bitter bite and some alcohol linger.

OVERALL: The nose was a little mild and the flavor a little bitter for the sake of being bitter, but this was still a refreshing and enjoyable beer. Enough good flavor in there to make it worth while, and a beauty to look at as well. Yet another good beer from De Dochter. Well worth checking out if you get a chance. Recommended.

Jul 22, 2013
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RuudJH from Netherlands

3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Double IPA from Belgium, 'Outrageously hopped, disturbingly taste.

Orange-brown, murky with a creamy beige head.
Big aroma of citrus, apricots, pine. Taste is a bit sweet, and a lot bitter.
Aftertaste is strong bitterness, perhaps a bit harsh. At 8,5%abv the alcohol is hardly noticable, but the stuff leaves a warmth that's nice.
Overall, this beer is a very decent IPA, in my experience. It's bitter and powerfull like they are, with the usual hops. Worth a try.

Jun 22, 2013
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Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 67 ratings