IPA | Brouwerij 't IJ

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Brewed by:
Brouwerij 't IJ

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
As the latest addition to the brewery’s range, our I.P.A. has already made a name for itself. I.P.A. stands for India Pale Ale, a British type of brew in which the alcohol percentage and hop recipe were boosted so that the beer would survive the long sea voyage to the colonies. This recipe turned out to be a real winner and quickly became popular.

Our I.P.A. is a dark-blonde beer with an emphatic, hoppy flavour. We add hops to the beer during the maturing process as well as the brewing to produce delicious aromas of flowers and grapefruit. A beer with a fruity, bitter aftertaste that lingers for a long time.

Added by metter98 on 04-17-2013

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Ratings: 120 |  Reviews: 20
Reviews by sfprint:
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3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Very heady, creamy but dark orangy brown, micro carbonation flowing steadily, massive head.
S: Quite yeasty like a witbier.
T: IPAish, but doesn't have the super hoppy biting characteristic that IPA's have. It's more like a pale ale, leaning toward an IPA, strong grassy hops,
M: light sting, but generally fluffy.
O: a respectable beer, but barely an IPA.

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle, Firmabier - Pours clear golden with a very large white foamy head. Medium carbonation. Nice lacing. Smell - light citrus fruits - melon, light bready. Taste - light, crisp, fresh citrus with a nice dry bitter finish. Refreshing and well balanced IPA. Solid. Check out the brewery taphouse under a windmill in Amsterdam.

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Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of ntomich
4.32/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.42/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JMS1512
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On the docket: 11.2 oz. bottle of Brouwerij ‘t IJ’s IPA besy by: 6/2016. Nice and fresh.

Poured into: Man Skirt pint glass

S: Cloudy gold body with a thick, bubble-ridden head. Lace heavy and clingy, but the head is slowly receding as I admire it and type out the review. Tiny bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass. This unfiltered, unpasteurized beauty makes the buxom, inked woman on the bottle less interesting.

A: Bright citrus of grapefruit, clean malt, and faint floral mélange. Simple, subtle, inviting.

T: The nose carries into the taste. Bright citrus and a hint of pine come through in the hops department. There is a touch of floral-ness, but only just. The initial sweetness, while the beer is cool, is whisked away by the dry, bitter, and long finish of this Cascade and Citra-heavy brew. As it warms, the sweetness sticks around for a second or two longer.

F: Medium with nice carbonation, able to scrub your mouth and make you reach for your glass again. Dry and bracing.

O: Very pleasant take on the style from a brewery nestled into the most recognized city in North Holland- Amsterdam. This is the first of a six-bottle gift set I received, all by this brewery. Stay tuned for my next choice, whatever it may be. Amstel Lite, this is not!

S: 4 A: 3.75 T: 4 F: 4 O: 4

Suggested food pairing: Creamy cheddar cheese, summer salads, rare hamburger on brioche bun

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4.08/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of schavuytje
4.74/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A dark blonde india pale ale with spicy aroma, salmiak bitter, pepper and fruity grapefruit that stays long adventures delicious beautiful light color solid paste foam

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of slpwlkr
4.88/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jliebert
5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of JamFuel
3.56/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tall straight sided wine glass.

Look is a light orange yellow with a frothy white head on top.

Lots of Belgian yeast esters on the nose. Not much hops.

Very Belgian taste with a citrusy hop at the end.

Nice Belgian note.

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Photo of desint
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emincems
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It pours hazy yellow color with short lasting white head. Surprisingly strong lacing. Hoppy aroma with citrus and grass. Slight caramel and toasted malts are in background. Taste is more fruity than smell. Biscuity malts and citrusy flavors with light bitterness. It finishes dry and hoppy. Sticky on the palate. Medium bodied. Hidden Abv and restricted Ibu bring about nice drinkability. Better than my expectations.

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Photo of jasperfriedrich
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Beer-Ed
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Brouwerij 't Ij, Amsterdam, Netherlands

A: The beer is very hazy yellowish amber in color. It poured with a half finger high off white head that died down, leaving lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose-grapefruit seems to stand out in particular.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of grapefruit and orange citrus along with some hints of citric sourness and a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of bitterness. The unfiltered nature makes it slightly chewy.
O: This beer is nice and flavorful and has lots of citrus without tons of bitterness. It is rather easy to drink.

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Photo of jtk21351
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biernack
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BdM
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dmitry_yudakov
5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of carlborch
4.34/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a nicely golden hued ale with a slight haze. It forms a white to off-white and creamy head, that quickly settled into a white film. Nice lace does form. The nose is somewhat closed but I find hints of citrus, such as bitter orange, in addition to the hops. Needed to reach deep to find these notes. The body is medium full and the ale has a highly bitter finish that lingers and lingers. Malt, hints of toast, and bitter almonds round out the dryness. The carbonation is modest to high. The ABV is not evident. It is most delicious! I will be back for this one.

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