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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by bramsdell, Oct 5, 2012.
My favorite local.
It tastes like a belgian strong pale ale to me, would you agree? The Piraat that is.
There are some american examples suh as GI Minx that just have way too much cough syrup and spice flavor going on. I think ones like Hopsinjoor are much more enjoyable when there is more sweetness to balance the yeast an hops.
Yeah I had Minx recently and I did not particularly dig it (even though my review came out around 3.9, I think). That was the only Belgian IPA I've had that was most reminiscent of a dubbel with a ratcheted-up hop load.
Urthel Hop-It is a tripel-based belgian IPA from the Netherlands with 9.5% ABV. It happens with european malts & hops – that's something interesting considering the belgian tradition. The hop character should not be too strong as in the american Belgian IPAs, but it may be a really nice try.
I actually liked Little Sumpin' Wild a lot. Hmmm.
I'm a fan of the Belgian IPA style in general. The ones I've enjoyed the most would be Houblon Chouffe, Hop Ruiter, De Ranke XX Bitter, Hopsinjoor, Le Freak, Sumpin Wild, and Hugh Malone. I probably missed a few, but those are the ones that come to mind.
I actually really like Belgo from New Belgium.
Nice and dry, excellent carbonation and mouthfeel. Good stuff.
Best I've had was allagash/mbc prince tuesday but its only available in maine and I'm not sure its still around.
I like Sumpin Wild, as well as Sumpin Sumpin. I also like Heavy Seas Dubbel Cannon, but I think maybe freshness plays a big part on this one - I've had it at times and loved it, and had it at times where it was clearly aged and not at all good. It's nothing amazingly good, but I thought it had a good hop presence, as well as a good "Belgian" presence, so it works for me.
i really liked Anchorage Bitter Monk have not seen Batch #2 yet
I don't know, I'm kind of a Belgian IPA fanboy. Something about mixing all that hop flavor with the flavor of Belgian yeast just kinda gives me a boner...