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De Molen Dark IPA Amarillo

De Molen Dark IPA Amarillo
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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Black IPA
Bodegraven, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   IBU: 92   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14486) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2014
25th May 2014
Tasting at the ever gracious ChrisO’s. Light haze on this deep amber beer, fluffy pale cream colour head. Palate is airy and light. Nice orangey tang balances mellow dark malts. Light dry malt cream. Light finish. Not that bad!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
minutemat (1377) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle @ Chriso May 14 tasting. Pours very dark brown, roasted malts, bitter chocolate, grains, faint citrus, bit more chocolate, resin.. falls a bit short of the mark for me.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (6315) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle at Chriso. It pours dark brown with a small beige head. The nose is sweet toffee, treacle, candy and orange muffin. The taste is crisp, orange peel, bitter, toasty, earth, resin, lime peel, stale notes, alcohol, earth and high acidity with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Infected/old/both? Not great.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (13280) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
Chriso May 2014 tasting. Stale bit of bovril. Some chocolate some hop. Bit weird. Some hop

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gEUS (1001) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2013
330 ml bottle at home - pours deep brown to light black with a thin light beige head. Subtle aromas of honey, malts, fresh Sugar bread. Light body with heavy toasted malts, gentle hoppy finish. Flavour is burnt caramel, and a slight metally taste. A tad too watery but a fine black IPA imo.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bryanvdv (509) - - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle @ home. Donker bier, klein schuimkraagje bruinig van kleur. Ruikt hop, coffee. Smaakt bitter beetje droppig. Weinig body, beetje waterig.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (3633) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2013
330ml bottle. Hazy dark brown colour with average, frothy to creamy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, beige head. Minimally roasty dark malty aroma, hints of bitter chocolate, fruity hoppy overtones with a grapefruit note and hints of orange zest. Taste is chocolately dark malty, grainy with hints of dark bread, dry, minimally metallic overtones with a touch of orange zest. I’m not sure what’s wrong with this: maybe Centennial, Cascade and Columbus hops would do better (admittedly contrary to the idea of a single (dry-)hopped Black IPA), maybe the malt bill should be revised; what we’ve got here is far from a good Black IPA as I would understand it.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
ClubGonzo (3946) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2013
Tap sample @ Haand Festival 2013. Pours a near-black dark brown body with a small white head. Aroma is meaty sulfuric grassy tones, hints of resin and wet leaves. Weird. Taste is sour-ish yeasty grass, red wine, chocolate, coffee and hints of grape peel. Medium body and carbonation. Utterly weird stuff, and not in a good way. A big miss from De Molen.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (5080) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2013
33cl bottle shared with friends. Thin off white head. Clear deep amber pour. Not very bitter. Nice enough brew but not great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (10263) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2013
Sample at Haand 2013. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is fruit, roasted malt, hop, grapefruit, caramel. Flavour is is fruit, roasted malt, hop, grapefruit, caramel. Full body. Nice beer.


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