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


on tap

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RATINGS: 763   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
Challenger,Saaz and Dryhopping with Amarillo Called Amarillo until 2014, changed to this new name in 2015

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (13094) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle poured a hazy orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, orange zest and light pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, orange zest and a hint of pine with a crisp dry lightly bitter lingering earthy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Pours a hazy burnt orange color with a two finger off white head. Head dissipates slowly and leaves a blanket of lacing. Lots of carbonation coming off the glass. Smells of tons of grapefruit, blood oranges, floral, grape, raspberries? A wine-like smell. Little bit of breadiness and carmel coming through after the initial bitter fruits smell. A musty, earthy smell as well. This beer is almost a year old and the amarillo hop presence on the nose has still not gone away. Taste starts with a moderate hop presence that brings grapefruit, orange, grape, maybe some passionfruit. Leaves you wanting more on the front. Then get a nice dose of breadiness along with some carmel sweetness from the malts. Then comes back with more grapefruit, grape, orange, grass. Decent bitterness, but almost get a watered down sensation on the finish, as well as some booze. Get a good amount of sweetness on the finish as well. Low full body with a sticky and creamy mouthfeel. There is something definitely missing here. The age unfortunately showed and took away from the hop bite. Some IPA’s from overseas can really be great, but the high price combined with the lack of freshness is really starting to push me away. A fresher bottle could change my mind, but there is just something lacking here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
calm_dreamer (160) - GREECE - JAN 18, 2013
The foam goes away after a while. Smell and taste of flowers, maybe some pine and honey. Goes down easily and asks for more. But be careful, it’s a sneaky one concerning the alcohol. Recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (8035) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 16, 2013
33 cl bottle @ Oluthuone Esplanadi. Rated on 14.05.2010
Aroma has lots of exotic fruits, some caramel and floral notes. Flavour has caramel, fruity hops, some biscuits and hints of grass. Too sweet, but good anyway.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (3992) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2013
bottle - Pours very hazy orange with a huge off white head. It gives off very gassy aroma that takes a long time to dissipate and lends a bandage like character to the flavor. Over carbonation I guess. Once it finally settles down there’s a good resin and citrus hops flavor with substantial bitterness, a medium to full body, and a lingering bitter finish. Good. I would rate it higher if it weren’t for the off smell and flavor that lasted quite some time after the initial pour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (3419) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2013
1 year old bottle at Monk’s Café, Sveavägen. Pours clear amber with a dense white head. It has aged well, the pungent hop aroma expected from a double IPA has turned into a sweet dried fruit aroma, raisins, figs, plum, citrus, resin, malts dominates. Taste is sweet dried fruits up front and a medium finishing bitterness that is a bit too sharp based on the taste, had it been fresh the bitterness and hoppy taste would have been more balanced but it’s still a very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (4438) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2013
Clear amber golden colour, white head. Aroma of hops, American hops, orange peel, tropical fruit, strawberry and marmalade. Hop bitter flavour, light sweet. Bitter hoppy finish, sweet honey.
(From 33cL bottle at the DMT @ Tim’s living, Gent. Shared by tderoeck. Thanks, Tim!)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (8076) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2013 30/XII/12 - 33cl bottle from Biernavigatie (online shop, NL) @ home: De Molen & assorted beers tasting - bottled: 2/IV/12 (2012-1430)

Clear deep dark orange beer, very big irregular yellowish head, stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet malts, sugary, bit fruity, citrus, some exotic fruits, strawberry jam, bit soapy. MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: pretty fruity, strawberry jam, citrus, little bitter, syrupy. Aftertaste: some grapefruit, sweet, bitter hops, little medicinal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
evergreen0199 (2976) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle from realale.com shop on Richmond Road, Twickenham. A hazy orange/amber coloured pour with a healthy fluffy off white head on top. Rich tropical fruit aroma. Tastes incredibly rich, quite sweet, tropical fruit, oranges and lemons, slightly tart with some bitterness. Really like the Amarillo hop. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimplySike (1372) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2012
33cl. Bottle. Poors hazy orange/amber with tiny white head. Aroma citrus, floral, malts. Taste mild citrus bitter, fresh, some sweets. Mouth-feel dry, thin, medium carbo. Very good double IPA.

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