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

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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:
67
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.24
pDev:
16.67%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
26
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 67 |  Reviews: 16
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4.5/5  rDev +38.9%

Photo of DylanBrkhff
4.2/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LuckyLoek
4.03/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.01/5  rDev +23.8%
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 Redrio7
4/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of BrazilianAussie
4/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of Bellonc
4/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of Daredevil
4/5  rDev +23.5%

nice amber color
nose is very hoppy, wiht hints of mirabelle
palate is completely different from the nose, full of malty bitterness and some muted sweetness (liquorice)
overall, a bit too much J├Ągermeister for me ....

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Photo of rork
4/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jetulio
3.97/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33 cl bottle poured into a Pint glass
App---yellow/orange/copper colour with a big head (3 fingers) colour white and long lasting
Aroma--- malt, herbs & fruits, Strong smell
Taste--- starts with a little sweetness and citrus notes that changes to bitterness with a dry finish
Mouthfeel---medium carbonation and body. Well balance in mouth.
Overall--- Not a classic english or american IPA and not a classic belgium ale but a nice beer well constructed.

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Photo of MrDell
3.9/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of thierrynantes
3.87/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beer bottle (75 cl.) purchased from V&B, and tasted in 2013.

Appearance : golden color, with white foamy head (nice lacing).
Smell : malty and grassy aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : sweet and fruity flavors, with a bitter long duration.
Drinkability : a good beer in the style IPA.

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Photo of simoen
3.8/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Allegue04
3.8/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of tbaumer
3.77/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kitani
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mishi_d
3.52/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rulisekmartin
3.52/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ManforallSaisons
3.51/5  rDev +8.3%
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 desint
3.51/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MattMorin
3.5/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of knot
3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of gwydno
3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of koladiola
3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of janubio
3.47/5  rDev +7.1%
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)
3.24 out of 5 based on 67 ratings.
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