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

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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ingredients: water, barley, hop en gist. Premiant as bitterhop, saaz as aromahop, premiant as dryhopping. In the 2013 batch the ABV has been boosted from 9.2 tot 10.2%. The 2013 batch contains rye malt, former batches wheat malt.


TheJvd's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJvd (680) - - FEB 13, 2013
Draft at the brewpub. Pours clear orange with a thick white head leaving good lacing. Aroma is very fruity with grapefruit and hops. Taste is some sweet malts and very fruity hops and a nice bitterness. Alcohol is very well hidden. Really nice and balanced brew.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (6072) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 13, 2014
330 ml bottle. Bottled on Feb 6th 2013. From bierzwerg.de.
Hazy reddish brown colour with a small tan head. Sweetness, malt and mild fruitiness in the aroma. The flavour is hoppy bitterness, sweetness, alcohol and more bitterness. Not my favourite DIPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Osprey87 (1154) - London via, WALES - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle from De Bierkoning, bottled Feb 2013 at 10.2% Cloudy orange / brown, sparkling, foamy white head. Aroma - orange juice, sour lemon. Body is medium to light, foamy, carbonation low. Taste - sweet caramel, sour notes, minerals. The description says that this doesn’t contain wheat, but it tastes as though it does. It doesn’t have the punch of an IIPA. Past its best.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (5342) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 26, 2014
Bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, fruchtig, Citrus, Karamell. Geschmack intensiv malzig fruchtig, hopfig bitter, leicht alkoholisch.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
graham_murphy (224) - - MAR 3, 2014
Very sweet and malty for a double IPA. The caramel and dried fruit tones of the malt hide the bitterness of the hops. I’m a fan of bitter I have to admit. But this is still full of flavour, big and impressively smooth for its punch.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Unde (288) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2014
Amber orange looks with massive bubbly head, which stays nicely. Leaves lots of lacing to the glass. Aroma is on the sweet side with fruits, caramel and malts. Hops are quite hidden underneath. Then taste offers malty full flavors, mainly caramel, spices raisins or plums and in the end there is a very smallish bitterness for an DIPA. Soft and full texture and medium-to-low carbonation. Malty and sweet DIPA without raging hops.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (336) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 5, 2014
0,33L, bottled on 06.02.2013. Pours clear copper with huge white head. The head stays. Aroma citrus, grass, pine, and tart. Taste is caramel, fruits, raisins, resin, watery. Finish is bitter and caramel and some alcohol burn. Overall: nice dipa, ABV rather well hidden, not very bitter or sweet, but somewhat watery.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (606) - HONG KONG - FEB 2, 2014


330 ml bottle bought at Craftissmo in Tsim Sha Tsui East.

Cloudy hazy honey amber colour with bits of dirt-like yeast sediments; Half finger head and soapy off white foam which fades in 30 seconds; Small sticky lacing with near zero carbonation; Fragrant aroma of rich raisins and plum, with sweet ale malt, thick honey, light floral spices, lemon and strong grass; Sweet taste and rich ale malt, with strong dark fruits, shades of grapefruit, pretty strong alcohol, light biscuits, earth, cinnamon, spices, light yeast, liquorices, bitter lime and grassy hops; Mid to full body, slightly slick palate; Mouthfeel is wholesome, strong rich and sweet IPA with very strong dark fruits, nice sweet booze, very earthy and spicy Saaz and rye, yet somehow the yeast taste isn’t big at all. Pretty good so far… Hoppiness is very earthy, cinnamon, spicy and grassy in aroma and taste. Liquorices is moderate with a highly astringent and lasting mid-bitter finish; Quite dry after taste. Sweet, spicy and astringent to mouth.

Comments: This one tends to be a bit single-minded with lots of Saaz spicyness, top yeast’s dark fruits, and big sweet booziness. However, rye is a bit short, head is small, not all that smoothy, taste varieties is limited. Certainly decent but a bit monotone, De Molen’s Amarillo is a more exciting alternative.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HKdIPA (111) - HONG KONG - JAN 8, 2014
Like a double sorry IPA from yoho. Mixture of Belgian wit and IPA but more the former. Great aroma - wheat, citrus, sweet pear. Bitter Belgian taste gives way to slightly fruity flavor. Too bitter and Belgian-y for me. Nice aroma and appearance and not bad overall.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShivanDragon (1251) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2013
Donker oranje/amber minimale witte kraag Aroma is typisch dat van een ipa, mooie hoppige geuren citrus, grapefruit en den Smaken zijn redelijk zoetig, mooi hopbitter, citrus, zacht Medium body, zacht, laag co2. Heerlijke dipa

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerman33190 (31) - FRANCE - DEC 15, 2013
These de Molen guys know their stuff. Great amber colour, lovely fruity aromas with some spice thrown in. Rich palate, bitter sweet. Dangerously drinkable at 10.2 %. Gotta visit this brewery !


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