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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Bodegraven, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 267   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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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 (811) - - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2482) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2014
Bottled #2013. Pours deep golden with an average, lacing off-white head. Aroma of rye notes, caramel, some citrus too, earthy, herbal and spicy hops. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carb. A very nice and pleasant DIPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bieremoi (31) - FRANCE - JUL 2, 2014
Rusty brown color pours with off-white quickly dissipating head. Very little lacing. Agree with another reviewer that it seems like more of a fruity barley wine than an "IPA-ish". A bit too sweet for me, very light on the hops. More palatable than barley wine beers like Anchorís Iíve tried though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GG (2039) - NorCal, California, USA - JUN 19, 2014
550ml bottle? - An interesting take on the style, as it seemed more like a fruity barleywine that a classic IIPA. Iíve really enjoyed most (if not all) of De Molenís beers and this too was nice, albeit WAY overpriced. A fruity aroma of pit fruit, and candied orange peel. Flavor was definitely sweet, long notes of oranges, more pit fruit, and caramel syrup. Really, really, really sweet for an IIPA. Whereís the hops? Gone I guess, but whatís left behind was still...pretty nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (6572) - 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 (1393) - 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 doesnít contain wheat, but it tastes as though it does. It doesnít 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 (6881) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 26, 2014
Bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schŲner 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 (273) - - 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. Iím 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 (337) - 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 (592) - 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 (765) - 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 isnít big at all. Pretty good so farÖ 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 yeastís 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 Molenís Amarillo is a more exciting alternative.


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