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

bottled
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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


3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goozen (3682) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2012
Tap at the Molen,Bodegraven: Hazy orange coloured brew with fine tropical fruit taste and good hoppy bitternesh.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HermanW (1059) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2012
33 cl fles @home. een geur van een onkruid wat ik nog niet goed kan thuisbrengen. beetje veel koolzuur.smaak niet fantastisch.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (3004) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Shocked that I can pick this up in AZ! Amazing! Juicy, flavor-packed, citrus-filled brew. Bright, floral nose. Grapefruit is pungent. Orange peel, lemon zest, and tangerine rind all present. Surprising ABV...not at all distracting. Yum.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Temptation (257) - - OCT 4, 2012
Great beer, very sophisticated, complex -not difficult- and original, with the hop as the absolute main character. The first you feel is its voluptuous and fragrant aroma: fruity, with pineapple, lychees, maybe grapes and jelly baby touch, warm and full. Impressive, really. The head, froathy and white, is the perfect complement to its magnificent colour: beautiful golden with orangish glitters.In mouth, you can distinguish two phases (maybe it’s the only drawback: the change is too abrupt): the first, very brife, is spicy, citric and slightly sweet; immediately the hop gets in and dominates the overall. Very bitter and longlasting flavour, refreshing and dry, with a peculiar texture between sticky and rough. Anyway, a very original, personal and interesting beer. Great.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
scyllaface (6) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2012 does not count
Heerlijke imperial ipa met een goede hopbitterheid, een lekkere alcohol warmte, volle smaak en erg lekker afdronk.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (2105) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2012
Aroma: Fruity smells, peaches, grass, pine needles.
Appearance: A clouded light amber brew, an off-white head, little lacing, and some curtains.
Taste: Very sweet, syrup, bread, tropical fruit marmalade, lemon peel.
Palate: Little carbonation, soft, smooth and sticky, slightly dry.
Overall: Very nice DIPA, a dessert in it self.
Note: Bottle 330 ml, at De Klomp tasting. Reviewed 2012-02-11.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Pours transparent golden orange with a thick white head. Nose is citrus, grass, pine and rock candy. Taste is well bitter. The malt that usually accompanies a bitter is non existent. I don't know whether to count that for or against it. This is more of an IPA. It's excellent. Mouthfeel is crisp and coating. Light body and a long finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmrmwel (1632) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2012
Sample from bottle shared with VANØ Bergen. Pours a hazy orange, with a thick creamy head. Aroma is sweet of caramel and toffee, as well as mango and tropical fruits. Body is creamy with a soft carbonation. flavour is sweet with flowers, mango and tropical fruits, before giving way to a bitter hoppy orange peel sticking throughout the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SimonRoller (391) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2012
Bottle sample, pours slightly hazy orange with medium white head. Aroma is citrus, some grape, pineapple. Taste is like aroma with some malt sweetness. some alcohol. Nice balanced!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
freekyp (1832) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2012
A DIPA that showcases hops but has a lot more to offer. Aroma is juicy with pineapple and orange notes, butterscotch and resin. Pours a hazy amber but doesn’t hold a head. Still a bit of lacing lingers. While the nose would lead you to believe that you are going to get a dry tannic moisture sucking hop profile, the reality is much different. With a strong lightly sweet malty backbone and a bit of tartness in the finish, this beer keeps the ample bright citrus hop notes from taking over. The heroic tug of war between hops and malt that ensues is both stimulating and tasty. And watch out for that 9% alcohol content, which is well hidden. Very well done.


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