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
Drinking temperature5-7 ° Celsius
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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.
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 :-).
Beer is a much better meal accompaniment than many people think.
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Jopen Northsea IPA has received numerous national and international trade jury and public awards.
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