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De Molen Storm & Bliksem

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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Imperial IPA
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 739   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Challenger,Saaz and Dryhopping with Amarillo Called Amarillo until 2014, changed to this new name in 2015


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1867) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2016
330mL bottle from International Beer Collector. BB 22/05/17 Deep orange gold body, dense white head. Hop driven aroma - bitter orange, cut grass, toasty malts, biscuit, caramel malts in support. Slick texture, big, somewhat rich, smooth carbonation. Bitter citrus hops continue on the body - marmaladey, grapefruit, pine sap, slightly herbal, sweet biscuity malts & caramels. Firm lingering bitterness, warmning finish. Enjoyable IIPA

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (702) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
Sampled at Lentebierfestiv 2016 in The Hague. Clear amber with a medium height white head. Malty sweet and medium to full bodied with notes of pine and citrus hops, as well as unripe mango. Very well done, one of those well made malt-forward IIPAs.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
creppyiceman (281) - POLAND - APR 15, 2016
(on tap) Appearance:orange color,quite clear,small white head. Aroma:sweet tropic fruits,peach,mango,tangerines. Taste:dry,flavour of tropic fruits (tangerines,grapefruit,mango),medium grapefruity bitterness in finish,bitter aftertaste. Palate:medium body,strong carbonation,slightly boozy. Overall:Very juicy ipa,not very bitter but very drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (8808) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 12, 2016
Bottle, listed as "Amarillo" so I know it isn’t fresh. Hazy deep golden body, soft white head. Sweet sticky malts, honey and cooked pineapple, moderate bitterness, a touch boozy. Too sweet for me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dojken (443) - - APR 2, 2016
Flaska. Nästan lite spritig i doften. Här förnimmer jag kola o hubbabubba i doften. Smaken är god till en början för där är sötma, frukt kola men sedan i mellanregistret finns en tråkig lite spritig ton. Beskan på slutet är i världsklass. Mmm god

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2016
Keg, under Amarillo, RedChurch brewery, De Molen tap-takeover with John Brus, 24/3/2016. If any brewery deserves an award for most-improved imperials then De Molen should get it. Seriously intense impressive usage of dry-hopping and late-hopping. Super dank. Super resinous. Super bitter. Super clean. Thoroughly enjoyable dank imperial IPA. Just as good as the shit on the East Coast of the USA. Whatever new technique has been implemented over the past couple of years is definitely a worthy investment. Utterly awesome. Wow.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Achel (326) - Ioannina, GREECE - MAR 25, 2016
Unclear dark orange with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and rather hoppy - oranges. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmacklin (650) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 23, 2016
330ml bottle. As Amarillo. (9.3% ABV) Pours a hazy medium orange with a large, frothy, off-white head that leaves plenty of lacing. Sweet aroma of tropical fruit, peach, grapefruit, caramel malt, pine needles, grass, light spice and soap. Sweet flavour of tropical fruit, grapefruit, caramel malt, grass, pine needles and light spice with a resiny, dry, bitter, hoppy finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Pretty good.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Probabeer (104) - - MAR 22, 2016
Aroma muy bueno, como a caramelo. No es fuerte para la graduación que tiene. Bastante cuerpo. Sabor muy intenso. Esperaba un poco más de amargor. Muy buena. Otra cosa, el rotulo de la que me tomé pone "Amarillo" aunque aquí el nombre es "De Molen Storm & Bliksen"

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vanillaringer (22) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2016
IPA-ish? Wrong. This is a fabulous IIPA. Aromatic like fresh grapefruit. Full-flavored. Delicious to the last drop. Thank you sir, I’ll have another.


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