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


on tap

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RATINGS: 769   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lortsker (332) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours clear golden orange. With a small off white head. Sweet malty, with a nice sweet fruity aroma, peach, citrussy, some grassy notes as well. Medium mouthfeel, a bit sticky, you get the alcohol, quite prominent grassy notes, some grain, heavy malty, sweet and toasty, some metal and mineral notes, dry grapefruit, but also some flower notes as long with fruity and peach notes. Over all the alcohol is a bit overwhelming and it’s a bit too sweet almost cloying

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (6443) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 12, 2013
330ml bottle from Beernavigator

Bottled on 10/12/12 - Pours dark orange with a tiny white head. Aroma of fruits, caramely malts, grassy notes, hints of berries. Taste is malty and fruity with notes of berries, some grassy hops and hints of caramel and glue. Finish is warming and malty with some fruitness and bitterness. Quite sweet and malty, almost barley wineish DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dalfaro86 (309) - Mexico City, MEXICO - FEB 9, 2013
Cerveza color ámbar claro con cabeza blanca de buen tamańo que presenta retención regular, el aroma tiene notas de frutas tropicales citricos y caramelo, cuerpo medio, el sabor presenta un buen balance y tiene notas de frutas tropicales, cítricos y caramelo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2013
Keg at BrewDog Birmingham De Molen Tap Takeover Evening.Amber gold pour with smallish medium sized white head.Aromas of oranges,grape and raspberry which also come through in the taste.Amarillo hop also well to the fore in both aroma and taste.Nice tasty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (6669) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2013
Keg at BrewDog Birmingham; golden amber, white head, tropical hop aroma, big American hops in the flavour, clementines, citrus, good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ruprecht_007 (794) - Cesky Tesin, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle, trade with Bierkoning, huge thanx! Barva: kalná oranžově měděná. Pěna středně hustá. Vůně: naprosto úžasná svěží s nádechem grapefruitů. Chuť: Plné pivo, výrazně hořké s dlouhým chmelovým dozvukem. Každé napití láká k dalšímu doušku. V pozadí grepové tóny, lehká příjemná obilná chuť a karamelový slad. Síla alkoholu (9.2% !) je umně skytá. Parádní IPA!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (13272) - 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 (8069) - 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.

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