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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:
#42,515
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
72
pDev:
15.85%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of titvs
2/5  rDev -39%

Review according to BJCP2008 guidelines (style 14A). Bottle 75cl - Batch ?. AROMA: high fruit like aromas (tropical fruits) with sweet malt aroma. no floral or fuit hop aromas present. APPEARANCE: amber color and very clear. white to ivory head with average retention. TASTE: unbalanced sweet flavour with low bitterness that somewhat persists to the end. no hop flavours. PALATE: medium-low body with average carbonation. No alcohol warming. OVERALL: a sweet IPA that lacks the traditional hop aromas.

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Photo of PlutonowyManiek
2.06/5  rDev -37.2%
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 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 Nine_Tails
2.25/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

A very simple ipa beer

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Photo of theskjoung
2.3/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

No hop flavor

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Photo of beerpirates
2.39/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Is this really an IPA ..???

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2.54/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

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2.6/5  rDev -20.7%

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

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2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Marco_Gtz
2.8/5  rDev -14.6%

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

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

Photo of songjunl
2.91/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mozartandmadnes
2.94/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Mattias
3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of josanguapo
3/5  rDev -8.5%
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 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 Rich1860
3.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ArmyATCBrewer
3.06/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 77black_ships
3.07/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Mid. 2012 Rating. 15 cl. tasting glass @ Bierpassie Weekend XIII // One of those neat Champagne bottles that seem to be gaining popularity ever since 3F did them (did they start the thing or?) // I was flabbergasted when the guy behind the stand poured this one, his technique reminded me of how someone would about pouring a “pintje” // he uncorked the bottle, started pouring straight, no tilting glass or anything, full strength, vigorously, watching the foam as it began overflowing all over the counter until the beer almost reached the rim of the glass // once he accomplished this feat, he started vigorously shaking the bottle, for the yeast I presume, he more or less began the whole thing anew, stepped back, admiring his work, I think he actually finished the whole 75 cl. bottle doing this // the stand was a wasteland, unsurprisingly honestly there was not much interest in their beers // I am pretty sure he was following the man’s instructions while doing it, the “right” way // I just kept staring at him the whole time, this is bit of an unusual technique for what is supposed to be a fancy, expensive craft beer or is this standard, was I impolite for staring at him // I probably was // interesting pouring ritual, probably deserves a couples of extra points added to the score, it is part of the presentation, experience, etc. // clear amber with a creamy white head (no wonder) // smells quite sweet, sugar, peaches, apricots, sweet grains, bit odd, still not extremely alarming // taste is grains, lots of grains & grains, I am really not getting this, didn’t expect this to be much of an IPA but this is very far away from what it should be either side of the pond, grains everywhere, touch sweet, lightly fruity, apricot peach, small touch caramel, light floral bitterness in the finish // grainy, grainy body // I am really not comprehending the existence of this grain concoction which is supposed to be an expensive IPA which has never quite been an expensive, small batch beer style //’The very unique style is due to the brewing secret: the hopflowers which are added at the end of the yeast process” press release // seriously // well it is toasted, I suppose (only Mad Men reference I am capable of understanding, just to show how sophisticated I am).

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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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Beer rating: 3.28 out of 5 with 72 ratings
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