Vedett Extra Ordinary IPA
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

Vedett Extra Ordinary IPAVedett Extra Ordinary IPA
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Style:
Belgian IPA
Ranked #290
ABV:
6%
Score:
83
Ranked #38,276
Avg:
3.65 | pDev: 13.97%
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
120
From:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
 
Belgium
Avail:
Year-round
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Gots
  42
SCORE
83
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Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 120
Photo of JonnyGoldsbrough
3.96/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

5.5% in bottle

L4.25 - classic Amber, good head, inviting
S3.75 citrus and grapefruit
T4 wheaty sourness, more orange than grapefruit. Unique and interesting.
F4 spit on for IPA
O4 Very good actually. Often when none IPA brewers make one they’re poor imitations. This was different and interesting, I enjoyed it.

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Photo of drmeto
3.15/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L:
-pours a hazy golden with a small to medium,foamy,white head
-low to medium carbonation visible
S:
-grapefruit,peach,apple,rock sugar,orange,spicy
T:
-peach,apple,orange,spicy
-low to medium bitterniss for the style
F:
-medium to high carbonation
-light body
O:
A nice Aroma, but on the tongue it really flattens a bit.
The reduced abv (to 5.5%) might have something to do with it too.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled
Pours a crisp clean golden body with massive foaming white head
Fizzy lemon vitamin supplement aroma
Get that vibe in the flavour plus a Belgian blonde slight sourness
Not a massive fan of Belgian style IPA and this isz very much that but quite p!peasant

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Photo of The_Bujon
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice golden body, but the head is pretty poor, what starts out soon disappears.

Aroma is strange, initial scent I citrus but it lasts only the first sniff, there after all you get are hops. Still pretty inviting.

Taste is on the sharp side, a touch bitter, malty bitter but seems to be lacking something in the flavour department for me. Seems a bit wishy washy.

Feel is ok, goes down easy enough but does leave a dry aftertaste which is bizarre given it's wishy washy taste.

Overall it's not too bad, not sure this is an IPA despite it's marketing. It is certainly a Belgian Blonde brewed with additional hops, and for note it is now brewed at 5.5% not 6% as originally logged.

Still if you see it, give it a whirl, similar to Leffe Cascade Royale, La Chouffe, but not as good as either.

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Photo of DutchGermanguy
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my first ipa ever, so I can not really compare it with something.
It tastes really nice. I expected a really bitter taste, but it tastes really fruity. I bit bitter, but not too much.

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Photo of Shanex
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33 cl bottle poured into the Duvel tulip

Same brewery as Duvel so Moortgat. A good ipa, cheap and widely available here, but not the best Belgium produce.

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Photo of schavuytje
3.42/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From the famous belly bottle an orange bell ipa scented to hay bacon, citrus and some pepper from the famous duck yeast especially refreshing but also caramel sweet, pretty good but also a little boring

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Photo of bark
3.18/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

The colour is gold-yellow, the liquid is clear. The two finger head is compact and golden, it sinks slowly leaving some fine lacing.

The smell got notes of American hops, hints of roasted nuts and phenolic spices. Some exotic fruits.

The first taste is very bitter. Then, yeasty-spicy phenolic notes emerge with a touch of soap. Light to medium body. Citric peels in the aftertaste as well as yeasty notes that makes me think of witbier. Tart citric acid, caramel and lime in the finish.

The carbonation is strong; the mid-sized bubbles are sharp and long lived. The light liquid is somewhat sharp.

Quite an unbalanced beer, the flavours don’t work well together.

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Photo of FLima
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy orange color with a thin head with short retention.
Aroma with notes of tangerines, herbal hops, lots of Belgian yeast, lemon, some mango and honey.
Likewise, flavor with herbaceous and citrusy notes with Belgian yeast, tangerines, candy sugar, mild mango, lemon and sweet flowers. Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation.
Refreshing and easy to drink Belgian IPA, relatively mild but with a character of its own.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.36/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle @ Tropical Murphy's in Koh Samui, Thailand.

Murky copper colour; translucent. Standard off-white head of 2 minute retention.

Aroma and taste bring notes of orange zest, citrus, pale malts, and fruit. Balanced, albeit somewhat shallow, lacking the pungent hop profile of superior IPAs.

Mouthfeel is soft, smooth, wet, refreshing, medium, and overcarbonated.

Overall, it's a nice low ABV IPA that drinks easy on a hot summer day and will pair well with food, but it can't hold a candle to the finest expressions of the style brewed in Denmark, the U.S.A., and the like.

B- (3.36) / WORTHY

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Photo of Everydayoff
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap served in a Vedett pint glass at Ekamai Beer House, Bangkok, Thailand.

L:
Golden orange in color, a bit hazy, thick white frothy head sinks down slowly with good retention and leaves thin foamy layer atop. There are a lot of lacing patches clinging here and there.

S:
Candy sugar, spice, hint of ripe mango, orange peel, citrus and some malt with bready quality underlying.

T:
Floral, fruity (mainly citrus) and sweet from malt along with Belgian’s yeasts but not too overwhelming as hops brought to balance with some spice and moderate bitterness, the aftertaste is also lingered with more intense hop bitterness.

F:
The body is medium with smooth mouthfeel and crisp carbonation to stimulate the taste buds. Finish is dry.

O:
Pretty good Belgian IPA, light, balance, refreshing and easy to enjoy while not forsake the part of hop. Yes, the hops work very well here.

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Photo of Martine
4.09/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received in a beer52 order.

Pours hazy golden orange into a tulip glass from 330ml bottle. White head has large silky bubbles, and rises 3-4 fingers high before diminishing quickly to nothing. Lacing is minimal.

The nose is all sweet clementines, with some papaya, mango, and pineapple. There's also a herbal aroma almost like coriander which blends with the orange to create a fresh and juicy earthy scent. It makes the beer smell very appealing; I liken it to the scent of an orange vinyard blowing through an old monastery. Very Belgian.

The nose comes through strong in the flavour, more of those sweet herby clementines with just a bite of sour tropical fruit, and then meandering into mellow bitter hops. The aftertaste is an amalgamation of all the aforementioned with a bit more emphasis on the bittersweet orange.

In the mouth it feels more carbonated than I had expected, producing this tang on the sip which melds with the citrus, and leaves the palate feeling fresh. The beer is light-medium bodied with an oily quality to it, but after the swallow it leaves a slight dryness behind.

This is a great thirst quenching IPA with a really nice Belgian spin on it. The flavours are fruity, and earthy, and above all well balanced. I would definitely return to this IPA given half a chance.

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Photo of flyingpig
3.97/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle from Beer52 website:
A really nice Belgian IPA, better than I thought I would; it was certainly a step up from the bottle of First World Problems Belgian IPA from Stewart Brewing that I also tried recently. The beer was fresh & well-balanced with a nice hop bitterness, plenty of fruits & a few nice herbal touches towards the end; excellent stuff & definitely a beer that I'd go back to again.

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Photo of Wasu
4.6/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Inviting golden orange color with nice lacing. Taste of candy, fruity, citrus. Very very thirst quenching with dry finish. Superior drinkability. One of my favorite so far.

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Photo of John_M
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Simply listed as the Vedett IPA at the Mushroom bar in Bordeaux, there's hardly anything "extra ordinary" about this IPA. The beer had a nice, somewhat perfumy IPA nose, with some nice floral characteristics, which were replicated pretty closely on the palate. The beer was a fairly lean and dry on the finish, with some light bitterness to buoy the underlying golden ale characteristics. Alcohol is well integrated into the flavor profile, and so drinkability was pretty decent.

An easy to enjoy and appreciate beer from Duvel Moortgat. Not sure I would order this again (even here in Bordeaux, where options are limited), but it's decent enough.

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Photo of JaimeLondon
3.66/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

IPA of a hazy orange/ocher color and a nice foam.
Smell is hoppy, grassy and filled with citrus notes.
Taste is similar, more fruity and less grassy.
In the mouth, it begins refreshing but then it dries a bit. Body and carbonation are ok but I think this beer hasn't a pleasant feel.

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Photo of patre_tim
3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden orange and filtered with soda like carbonation and 2 fingers of light orange cream head.



S: Tropical fruits, pineapple, candied orange, papaya, and lemon.



T: Tropical fruits as on the nose, almost like Fruit Loops cereal. Pineapple, candied orange, lemon, mango, and papaya. Light bitterness on the finish, light sweetness throughout but overall relatively dry.



M: Medium body, light sweetness, dry finish with moderate foamy carbonation.



O: Pleasantly surprised by the tropical fruit notes in this Belgian IPA! Its not like others in the style, nor is it very strong, but pleasant. Found at a bar by Papa John’s in Kunming, drank March 21st 2015.

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Photo of BucBasil
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought from a small foreign grocery store in Shanghai China. Poured into a pint glass from the 33cL stubby bottle.

A: The beer is a hazy pure orange color topped with a foamy white head that doesn't last very long. Lots of carbonation inside.

S: Tangerine and then orange peel most noticeable. Somewhat balanced by a nice sweetness and some yeast.

T: Nice balanced character, bitter up front but then mellowing out before a drying finish. Citrus peel but also some pine or floral. Hard to make out in the middle. Good sweetness in there, but again balanced in a great way.

Overall: Very pleasing refreshing drink. Compare to La Chouffe in character. Great find in China. I will have this again.

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Beer bottle (33 cl.) purchased from la Cervoiserie, and tasted in 2014.

Appearance : orange color with white foamy head.
Smell : hoppy and floral aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : citrus notes and hint of hoppy spice, hop is quite mild for an IPA.
Overall : a good beer in the Belgian style IPA.

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Photo of ManforallSaisons
3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

"Not really a pale ale," the bottle says in a bit of expectations management. So. Poured into a tulip glass as a brass-colored with a thin trail of bubbles feeding a thing ring of white foam. Aromas of mint, bread, light toast, a light lavender something. The hop attack stabs in as a thin and flinty edge of bitterness with a bit of iron in it. Some apricot, banana and coriander behind that, and some citrus pitch lingers afterward. Not a lot to chew on, with some helpful cleansing from the effervescence but a bit of oil persists in the mouth. Not so much that it won't work for a quencher or an aggressive session starter.

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Vedett Extra Ordinary IPA from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 120 ratings