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De Molen / Hoppin’ Frog Super-Charged Saison IPA

 (RETIRED)
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93
style
Formerly brewed at Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Saison
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2012

Bottle 750ml. corked.

Unclear - hazy medium amber orange colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruity, moderate hoppy, riped fruit, moderate yeasty. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light bitter with a long duration, riped fruit, tropical fruity, hoppy and yeasty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20121109]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2012
75 cl bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is fruity, light citric and mild yeasty. Sweet, fruity, mild caramelish and crisp hoppy. Smooth fruity, peachy and light grapefruity. Crisp hoppy into the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29208) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2012
Bottled. A hazy dark amber beer with an orangey head. The aroma has notes of spices, black pepper, yeast, and lemons. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, yeast, pepper, lemons, and alcohol, leading to a dry spicy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19308) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2013
Bottled, thanks fonefan! Almost clear copper colour. Rich mango aroma. Sweet with full body and rounded mouthfeel. Peppery caramel and mango. Fruity with pines and marzipan. Warming bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16539) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty citrus aroma. Sweetish malty spicy yeasty citrus hoppy flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy yeasty citrus finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2012
27th September 2012
Borefts warm up -bottle in the Hotel. Very hazy amber beer with a massive pale cream coloured head. Palate is smooth and soft. Nice toffee malt - smooth, mild and creamy. Some mild spice and a whisper of herbs (must be a saison then!). Nice mild marmalade hops. Aniseed alcohol. Finishes smooth. This comes over as quite barleywine like apart from the spice and herbs.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14175) - 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 ...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (13851) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich hops flowers, malt, caramel, fruits,

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13802) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2012
Bottle @ Bandlys Blålys, Odense 2012. Pours cloudy amber with a small creamy head. Yeast and hops. A bit of phenols. Some alcohol. Fruity hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13355) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2012
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Cloudy amber/red - small white bubbles. Rather sweet, dried fruits, ok hoppy, citrus, spicy, rather boozy, ok bitterness, bubblegum notes, more strong ale than saison.


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