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De Molen / Hoppin’ Frog Super-Charged Saison IPA

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

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (6739) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 4, 2013
Cloudy amber- orange, tall finehead. Nose like an IPA, caramel malts, citrs hops, not very saison-like, though nice. Flavor is alcohol, Belgian yeast, huge malt sweetness, plus big hop bitterness. Ridiculously sweet, spicy, boozy. Nohing saison-like about it, just an under-attenuated double IPA with Belgian yeast. Haphazard.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9810) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 22, 2013
from Erzbierschof - hazy copper-amber beer under a solid creamy beige foam; strong aroma of marzipan, cream, almonds and mango; very sweet and full-bodied, subtle carbonation and a bit sourish; residual sugars and tons of hops and pine needle, mango; pretty sticky - strong and heavy

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (6572) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2013
750 ml bottle.
Pours a deep dark ruby amber colour with a white head. Aroma of strong sweet berries, some perfume and biscuit. Flavour of strong sweet berries, biscuity malts, grassy hops, alcohol and some syrupy notes. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Finishes malty, sweet, high bitter finish. Alcohol comes through. Quite unbalanced and messy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (4019) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2013
750ml bottle from Beernavigator

Bottled on 13.7.2012 - Pours dark orange with a large foamy head. Aroma of sweet berries, caramel malts, hints of fruity hops and grass. Taste is sweet and malty with some berries, caramel, toffee and hints of spices. Finish is warming, sweet, caramely and malty with mild notes of grassy hops and berries. Quite untypical for a saison, too boozy, sweet and malty. Feels a bit unbalanced and messy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5980) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2013
75 cl bottle @ home as ”Super‐Charged Saison”, bottled 12.07.2012, BBE 12.07.2022
Aroma has is somewhat stale with citrus, some orange and distant earthy notes. Flavour has berries, caramel, resin, apricot and some solvent‐like alcohol htat turns burning after some sips. Sticky palate, even stickier towards the end of the glass. Too messy, too much berries and alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (6530) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2013
75 cl bottle. Bottled on 12.07.2012.
Pours hazy mahogany color with a large head. Aroma of ripe fruits, hops, caramel, mild malts, herbal notes and some toffee. Flavor of berries, caramel, malts, ripe fruits, goose berries and some yeast. Quite stuffy, some alcohol burn, ripe fruity finish. A bit messy.
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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Uhlen (251) - Trondheim, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2013
Amber ruby in the glass. Medium offwhite head that lasts. Aroma of citrus and sweetness. Great mouthfeel, and supersweet taste. Alot of candysugar in the taste, almost quad-like. Also quite spicy. Hoppy aftertaste. This is my kind of beer! Definately the best sIPA I’ve had so far.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BoringBard (139) - NORWAY - FEB 13, 2013
Pours a golden amber and translusent with a tiny white head that disappears. Smells like saison - citrus and yeast. Almost chewable, extremely sweet but is balanced out by the hops of the IPA and the spices. Recomendable!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IluvatarMilan (275) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours a murky brown body with a small white head. Nose is powerfully fruity, strawberry, cherry, some hops. Taste is equally (red) fruity, sweet, dry bittering hops. Aftertaste is dry and fruity but also a tad alcholic.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Countbeer (4754) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2013 Bottle: Medium sized vast and thicker creamy head, changes slowly, on top of a hazy amber colored beer. Smell is pretty strange: lots of rubber with flowers, yellow fruit, barleys and some spiced alcohol. Taste is a strange mix of barleys, fruit (apricot, peach, berry, grapefruit), rubber, alcohol, spices, flowers and cream. After a while the alcohol has a pretty dominating nasty factor in this beer. Aftertaste is fruity (apricot and peach), wheat, bitters, malts, herbs and some floral tones. Low carbo, soft almost silky mouthfeel, medium body and a light creamy texture. A bit out of balance, strange beer. Specially on the rubber, rubber taste and smell are not bad in beer, but not when there is much rubber in the taste and smell (and it smells like, yes, condoms)... The soft silky oily fruity side straightens it out...


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