Jopen Northsea IPA

Appetising ship’s beer

The Dutch response to American IPA’s, 6,5%

Jopen Northsea IPA (aka Mooie Nel) is an IPA containing plenty of American hops, which creates bitterness with lots of fruity tones. Back when long journeys by sea were the norm, IPA was brewed to be extra-strong, and extra hops was added so that it could be drunk in the colonies. In the 17th century The Netherlands produced its own version of IPA, or ‘duraebel scheepsbier (long-life ship’s beer)’, for the Dutch East Indies.

IPA has returned to Europe thanks to the American Craft Revolution. It is the fastest growing style of beer in the USA. Jopen Northsea IPA is our Dutch take on the modern IPA; Every swig of this beer is a pleasure.

Delicious with Indian curry, Tex Mex and grilled meat

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Drinking temperature

Drinking temperature 5-7 ° Celsius

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ABV 6,5%
Hops used
Bitterness 70 EBU
Plato value 16 ° Plato

Jopen Northsea IPA


Citrus, tropical fruits, papaya, lychees and apricots.


A blend of fruit, as well as bitterness because of the high hops content.


Citrus fruit, pine and bitterness.


Flavour associations

In tasting the flavors associated with Jopen Northsea IPA:

On draft at Burg Bier Festival 2014. Hazy golden coloured, medium-sized head. Hoppy nose, tropical fruit. Smooth bitter flavour, besides hops also some malt character shining through. Seems like Jopen has chosen its Mooie Nel to be a more hops/malt balanced beer instead of a one-dimensional hops bomb. Too bad for the hops heads, but good for me :-).


Food combos

Beer is a much better meal accompaniment than many people think.
See what foods are an ideal match for Jopen Northsea IPA.

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Jopen Northsea IPA has received numerous national and international trade jury and public awards.
A summary:


Brussels Beer Challenge Silver


Dutch Beer Challenge Gold


Het beste bier van Nederland 2015


World Beer Awards 2015 – Silver IPA


Dublin Craft Beer Cup 2016 – Gold


Dutch Beer Challenge 2016 – Gold


Nordic Beer Challenge – Silver


European Revelation: Europa’s beste


World Beer Awards 2017 – Country Winner


European Beer Star 2017 – Bronze


Dutch Beer Challenge 2018 – Silver


Meiniger’s International Craft Beer Award 2018 – Goud


World Beer Awards 2018 – Country Winner

Certificate of Excellence | Brussels Beer Challenge 2018

Zilver | Dutch Beer Challenge 2019

Brussels Beer Challenge SilverDutch Beer Challenge GoldHet beste bier van Nederland 2015World Beer Awards 2015 – Silver IPADublin Craft Beer Cup 2016 – GoldDutch Beer Challenge 2016 – GoldNordic Beer Challenge – SilverEuropean Revelation: Europa’s besteWorld Beer Awards 2017 – Country WinnerEuropean Beer Star 2017 – BronzeDutch Beer Challenge 2018 – SilverMeiniger’s International Craft Beer Award 2018 – GoudWorld Beer Awards 2018 – Country WinnerCertificate of Excellence | Brussels Beer Challenge 2018Zilver | Dutch Beer Challenge 2019
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