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De Molen / Hoppin’ Frog Super-Charged Saison IPA

 (RETIRED)
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94
style
Formerly brewed at Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Saison
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
U.S. Meets Europe. A collaboration with De Molen Brouwerij and Hoppin’ Frog Brewery. Kilos of American hops to add a crazy twist to this European-style ale. The fruity, spicy flavors of this malty Double Saison are nicely complimented by an abundance of late and Dry-hopping with the finest American hops. Bottled on Jul 12th. 2012

Note: This is the version brewed at De Molen. For the 10.9% Hoppin’ Frog version, go to the page of that brewery.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (8999) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle at CGarvie tasting. It pours deep reddish-amber with a thick yellow-white head. The nose is fresh pine, orange, tangerine, marmalade, varnish, stewed pear and green apple. The taste is tangy orange, tangerine, pine, earth, spice, varnish, candy, apple, pear drops and a touch of alcohol warmth with a dry, bitter finish. Medium-full body, fine carbonation and slightly sticky mouth-feel. Good bitter-sweet balance. Tasty stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - APR 30, 2013
Pours amber with a large beige head. Aroma is caramel, citrus, peach and light funk. Flavour is sweet caramel, alcohol, peach, grapefruit, light funk and citrus.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (3020) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2013
Bottle. amber with off white head. Resinous piney aroma, slightly peppery, grapefruit, orange. Resinous piney grapefruit taste, slightly peppery. Quite sweet, some alcohol, bitter finish. Nice

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (17269) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2013
bottle at home ... copper ... thin tan lacing ... soft zezty soft fruit nose ... zezty toffee fruits ... juicy fruits ... zezty fruits .. zezty toffee fruits ... oily and juicy ,. sweet oily hops ...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zimbo (754) - SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2013
Big foamy white head. Great choppy evergreen nose. Good ticklish sweetness balanced with bitterness.orangey golden colour. Sweet but just controlled enough for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bullit (4162) - Burgos, SPAIN - APR 13, 2013
Bottle @ Beer Temple. Hazy golden colour, off-white head. Nose is plasticine, sweet malted, bit citric, oranges. Flavour is sweet malted, bit sugary, alcohol noticable. Finish is fairly sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fugitive (1681) - Athens, GREECE - APR 3, 2013
Bottle. Color hazy orange with medium white head. Aroma malt, caramel, fruits, hoppy, yeast. Taste sweet, yeast, fruits, spicy, alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5792) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2013
Bottled @ Beertemple, 9 months old. Slightly hazy golden color, medium head. Aroma is quite spicy, after 9 months the saison yeast comes out much better than when fresh. Hops are a bit less and the malt base is balanced a bit more. It feels like a super-charged version of the Jaar & Dag now. Still quite some malt and a little alcohol to make it a big sipper. Much better now the yeast comes through.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joakgust (1115) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2013
Bottle, 75cl - Hazy amber beer with a large head. Aroma is fruity with notes of spices, peaches, candyfloss, oranges and dried fruit. Flavor is fruity with notes of oranges, candyfloss, dried fruit and spices. Wow, fantastic spicy beer. Lots of nice sweetness, yet very balanced thanks to the enormous amounts of spiciness in it..

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RabbitEtCactus (9) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2013 does not count
I love the aroma of this beer although not a typical saison. For me it is the Nick Cave Wild Roses Saison. Saison pours out with a minimal head. It has a amber color, a bit dark for a saison with a cloudy appearance. This bottle smell like wild roses and tastes like ’RoosVicee’. A Dutch drink made of the fruit of wild roses. Very sweet for a saison. Creamy and sticky palate with a soft carbonation. I like!


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