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
Ranking:
#42,892
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
72
pDev:
15.85%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1
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Ratings: 72 |  Reviews: 17
Reviews by TomSchuwer:
Photo of TomSchuwer
3.3/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

75cl bottle (champagne style) served in a tasting glass

A: copper with good head
S: Orange, malty and a bit herby
T: light sweetness, malty with a dry finish
M: medium carbonation and body. Well balanced
O: Not much to say about it, it is not bad but i miss some bitterness

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Marius
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%
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 shu_420
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of innominat
3.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of simoen
3.8/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Noice
2.66/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jonmikel
2.17/5  rDev -33.8%
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 Marcio1408
2.89/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Golden color with frothy off-white head. Aroma has belgian yeast esters, some apples and a light spicy cinnamon note. Taste is grainy, malty, quite sweet, floral, with a light herbal bitterness on the finish. Medium body, high effervescence. It doesn't really taste like an IPA, more like a belgian pale ale.

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Photo of Ant777uk
3.02/5  rDev -7.9%
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 bianconoir
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of mishi_d
3.52/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of debier
3.08/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Just a little much appeareance of alcohol in mouth.

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Photo of Redrio7
4/5  rDev +22%

Photo of ManforallSaisons
3.51/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle (33cl) picked up at a grocery store a few days ago, from a brewer of the sort that I tend to overlook in the grocery store. So, karma demands a review. It poured a gorgeously lit-from-within amber caramel color with a big fluff of head briefing filling up the rest of the tulip glass. The little booklet on the bottle neck promises dry hopping, but there's not tons of it -- just a bit of a summer field alongside a restrained aroma of clove, cinnamon and a bit of sawdust. A clean bitter attack, "triple hop flower" speaking of complexity rather than intensity, built over a caramel malt structure, with some apricot-jam-on-toast flavors, but a persistent dry finish. The mouthfeel reads as a bit thick and a touch of oil, but strongly carbonated. In the tradition of this brewer, closer to an English than American IPA. It's good to see these guys push what they do a bit further. There, I feel better.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.01/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a medium copper color ale with a super large foamy head with good retention and some pretty good lacing. Aroma of dry hops with solid Belgian style malt backbone with limited sweetness and some floral notes is pretty enticing. Taste is a good balanced mix between some dry floral notes with semi-sweet Belgian style malt with a light caramel touch. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not your standard IPA but nice touch of floral and dry hops.

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Photo of benlhoest
2.81/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of desint
3.51/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrazilianAussie
4/5  rDev +22%

Photo of Beer-Ed
3.33/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BdM
3.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

330ml bottle. Shaker glass. Bright brass color, chill haze appearance. Off-white & rocky froth. Good retention & lacing rings are shown. Aroma profile displays mild toasted malts, moderate orange & ripe peach, hints of resins, minty hues & sugar. Watery upfront & slight malty flavors overwhelmed by citric notes. Light body. Moderate but lively carbonation. Texture is watery. Hops arise as a citric gentle touch & soft citric astringency. Sweet fruity finish. Orange juice & caramel notes on the aftertaste. Unfortunately malty backbone is not sticky enough.

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Photo of 54V4G3
3.15/5  rDev -4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Anatole
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of drmeto
3.43/5  rDev +4.6%
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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Beer rating: 3.28 out of 5 with 72 ratings
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