John Martin's IPA | John Martin's (John Martin SA)

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
John Martin's (John Martin SA)
Belgium
john-martin.be

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Martin's IPA (Indian Pale Ale) is born out of pure passion for the brewing tradition and the pursuit of quality. A unique beer with a pronounced hopflavour and a cheerful sparkle. Hopflowers are added during fermentation : the secret of its exquisite bouquet. Bottle refermented, discover and enjoy this lively beer, full of tradition and know-how of 4 generations of the Martin family.

Added by Phyl21ca on 11-19-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
65
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.23
pDev:
16.72%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
26
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 65 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of Deltoro
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AvvocatoCovelli
2.54/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Photo of 54V4G3
3.15/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of MattMorin
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ant777uk
3.02/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

No mention of John on the label, though bottle is same as the picture!

Flowery aroma, some apricot.

Taste is not as intense or bitter as the best American or English ones, though quite flowery and refreshing. Not particularly bitter, quite sweet for an IPA. More of hoppy Belgian lager really, would not really define this as an IPA...still pretty decent overall.

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Photo of kofukasho
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Noice
2.66/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DylanBrkhff
4.2/5  rDev +30%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tbaumer
3.77/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mozartandmadnes
2.94/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BAsbill
3.28/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rulisekmartin
3.52/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of josanguapo
3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From Hipercor. In Teku glass. After dinner. Easy drinking but not much in nose or taste. Low bitterness for an IPA.

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Photo of Rich1860
3.03/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ArmyATCBrewer
3.06/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of PlutonowyManiek
2.06/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Color: dark amber, slightly hazy. Foam white, fairly good-sized, durable and very nicely adorned with glass. Aroma: delicate, slightly floral, caramel, rather does not look good IPA. Taste: I said it tastes like bitter. Caramel, toffee and butter to it yet. Gentian low, dull, a little "solvent" niepomoga. Saturation high. Alcohol some leaves.

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Photo of drmeto
3.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

L:
-pours a hazy amber with a big,foamy,white head
-medium carbonation visible
S:
-cherries,caramel,grassy,slightly tart,cardboard,raisins,red apples,pears
T:
-caramel,cherries,raisins,grassy,bready,corn,toasty finish
-dry
F:
-medium to high carbonation
-light to medium body
-alcohol quite present
O:
It's a weird one.
Probably a Belgian try at an English IPA with some shades of Orval.
If you just put aside a certain 3 letters,it's quite decent.

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Photo of jonmikel
2.17/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Reddish colour, like a berry. It's quite transparent. A lot of carbonation. Virtually no head
Smell to raspberry and forest fruits.
Not a lot of body, though.
The feel isn't very good, just average.

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Photo of LuckyLoek
4.03/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of AlexAfonin
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Marius
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The looks are OK, but other than that, this beer lacks any hop flavor aside from some nasty herbal bitterness. OK for a drink or two if you're out, better than the average pilsner out there, but this is not even close to an IPA, certainly not Belgium's "Finest IPA", as advertised on the label. Houblon Chouffe still reigns supreme.

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Photo of theskjoung
2.3/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

No hop flavor

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Photo of kitani
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of k3ve
3.42/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of janubio
3.47/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber colour, two fingers head that fades leaving a crown and some lace. Smell is sweet, caramel, malts, dark fruits, hints of clove and tropical fruits. Medium body, creamy palate. Taste is also sweet, malts, chocolate, dark fruits, lemon and hints of tropical fruit and spices. Very good, but not what I expect frm an IPA.

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John Martin's IPA from John Martin's (John Martin SA)
3.23 out of 5 based on 65 ratings.
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