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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   IBU: 57   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ingredients: water, pale and caramel barley malts, saaz hop (bitter), saaz hop (dry hopping), yeast (top fermenting).


1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 25, 2013
33cl bottle, and yeah, another DM beer that goes into funk mode. Kinda glad they had the honesty to indicate on the label that the style was IPA-ish. Yet another bottle that was also filled to the brim. Either you brew an IPA or stop using fancy descriptions to sell a beer that is obviously sour-infected? I say this because this is not my first DM beer that is tasting this way, and it has been going worse over the last few months. Bottled on 10/04/2013. Orangée claire, col blanc épais. Arôme donne de suite le ton avec un bouquet aigre lié à des notes prenantes de houblonnage à cru. Le saaz de par ce côté funk est quasi absent et les seules notes sont à découvrir dans un col généreux. Palais est trop pétillant indiquant un signe clair d’une bière pas nette, le tout sur ce côté levure funk aigre. On retrouve un léger profil citronné, herbacé de ce houblon noble le tout sur un fini sec-grains. Rien d’autre à dire.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Martinus (2739) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2013
Clear golden colour, white head. Bit sour aroma, pronounced hay, grass, hint of pine. Light sour flavour, hint of malts. Very fizzy. Malty finish, herbal tea and hay. Was quite looking forward to this one, to see what De Molen could do with Saaz hops only. Unfortunately it seems this beer is suffering a bit from some funk, not allowing the Saaz to shine. Hope better fortune meets the brewery soon.
(33cL bottle @ home. Bottle date April 10, 2013)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (4299) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle @ Croydonia. The pour’s gold with a small head. The nose is earthy, peppery hops, countryside, golden pear. The taste is slightly tart, dry. White grape, grass root. More pepper on the finish. Light body, fine carbonation. Overall, solid, if a bit anonymous.

1.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
stouby (3686) - Holbæk, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2013
Bottle at home. Slight hazy yellow with a very large White head, nice lacings. Aroma light malty (caramel) and bitter. Flavor heavy sour. Light body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14312) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2013
14th June 2013
Hazy amber beer with a big pale cream coloured head. Palate is light and crispy and semi dry. Thin creamy malt base. Hops are light - whisper of citrus with more prominent grass and pepper. Semi dry finish. Refreshing but I wanted something more.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34222) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2013

Bottle 330ml.

Unclear medium to dark orange yellow colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, riped fruit, yeasty fruit. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, frity, hoppy, light salty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130808]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (7225) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2013
Bottle @ home shared with Dutchdrebus. Hazy orange color, medium sized pretty quickly diminishing white head. Nice fruity, hoppy, lemon and citrus aroma. Maybe a slight sharp citrussy, light sour hint. Taste lightly malts, lightly hops, lots of sharp citrus influences, slightly a sourish touch. Overall I find it quite decent but I don’t see how this could come from the saaz hops. So it must be an infection which accidently makes it a nice beer to drink.

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DutchDrebus (3791) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2013
Bottle @ benzai. Peach colour with a big and lasting white head. Smells hops, lemon, fresh, fruity. Tastes sour (acidic), esters, somewhat hoppy. Doesn’t seem intended. Thin to medium body, fizzy carbo.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6768) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 26, 2013
33cl bottle (bottled on April 10th, 2013 and 4.8% ABV) courtesy of sebletitje, pours with a clear copper to gold body that supports a booming blooming off white somewhat cobweb like head. The aroma offers up a decent load of citrusy lemon and lime as well as floral hops with thin rings of earthy funky soured citrus. The over carbonation causes a pretty explosive and prickly burst of grapefruit, lime and floral notes across my palate. As I adjust to the carbonation a tart lemon and mineral come to the surface by about midway. It ends with lingering lemon lime citrus, slivers of floral hops a bit of maltiness that slides into faint earthy tea like notes. I haven’t dealt with Saaz all that much but it seems pretty cool here with more facets to it that I thought. Too bad this is four months old and already heading well beyond its prime condition despite the bottle stating enjoy within 1 year. Maybe enjoy within two months would be better.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cuso (4223) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle from De Molen webshop. Hazy brown golden color with huge white head towering over my glass. earty aroma with lemon, Saaz hops. lemony taste with some malt, bitter hops. Fruity(lemon) finish. Well, not bad, but not so tasty than other from Single hop series, I’ve tasted.


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