Lilja (1314) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smak och doft av humle, malt, jäst, citrus, ananas, passionsfrukt, örter, tall och honung. Tydlig beska med smak av grapefrukt, peppar och tall. Enormt stor skumkrona. Lagom sötma.
Senap (248) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ganska syrlig och grumlig. På fat på monks. Nja, jag kan inte riktigt bestämmaig, god eller inte?
HULK777 (271) - - FEB 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice India Pale Ale from The Netherlands with lots of apricots and citrus fruit in both taste and aroma. Rich flavour.
EdwinLitzau (187) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amberkleurig, weinig wit schuim. Ruikt heftig naar hop. Smaakt redelijk bitter, hoppig. Prima IPA, niet geweldig.
bartlebier (1095) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - FEB 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle bottled 04/2013 from Geers, bought 2013. A heavily Low Countries-inflected IPA of the austere piney WestCoast variety. Chinook&Simcoe have never worked for me, not sure what Galena is responsible for. Lean pale bitter malt base, some fruitiness and AbV-wafts from the yeast which has been obviously bred close to the tripel border. Mountainous, froth-a-gogo head indeed. Bitterness and austerity is what I get from this unrelenting brew, that is a bit of a chore at only 6,2%.
Majek (260) - Ząbki, POLAND - FEB 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy, orange colour with medium head. Moderate aroma of citrus, exotic fruits with malty background. Pleasant taste, low maltiness and quite strong bitterness. Tasty composition of hops. Low carbonation. Over medium body. Good IPA, but not perfect.
Beerhunter111 (3263) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml Flasche. Orange-gelbes Bier mit schöner cremigen Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, Aromen von Citrusfrüchten. Geschmack leicht süß, sehr lang anhaltende Bittere, Citrusfrüchte.
GoufCustom (560) - HONG KONG - JAN 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle bought at Craftissmo in Tsim Sha Tsui East.
Cloudy hazy golden orange colour with small traces of dirt-like yeast sediments; One finger head crumpety off white foam which lasts for 2 minutes.Moderate sticky lacing with slight carbonation; Fragrant sweet aroma of ale malt, with grapefruit, passion fruit, light pineapple, strong pine, light floral, honey, spice and thin grass; Mid to light sweet taste of ale malt, with very light grapefruit, orange zest, yeast, strong pine, earth, spices, bitter lime and very herbal hops; Medium body, slightly slick and palate; Mouth feel is somewhat a ‘par-below’ De Molen IPA, with much lower grapefruits and lesser maltyness. Body is pretty thin, very piney but not oozy. It’s strongly spiced, earthy and herbal but does not all has that intense, exciting feeling as other De Molen’s top IPAs or IIPAs. Hmmm… Hoppiness is decent grapefruit, passion fruit, pine and floral nose, very earthy, spicy and herbal grass taste. Liquorices is moderate for a lasting, low-ebb bitter finish; Slightly dry after taste, very earthy-spicy to mouth.
Comments: This one feels more like a pre-destined middle-of-the-road class within De Molen’s line ups. Compares to other brand’s craft IPAs, this is still strongly tasted and quite decent, but I’ve had some real good stuffs from De Molen, so seeing so many dry hops in this brew but result is kinda flat and underwhelming is quite disappointing. So-so stuff.
martjoobolut (286) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0,33L bottle, bottled on 15.07.13. Pours hazy golden with almost no head. Aroma is pine, citrus, caramel. Flavor: pine, caramel, grapefruit, vegetables. Finish is long grapefruit bitter. Overall: I don’t really enjoy this one. Surprisingly watery and light for the ABV, I also get some (not very nice) lagery feeling.
hens (441) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - JAN 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.33L bottle. Amber color with nice fluffy hat, what stands long. Spicy citrus fruit aroma, like a citrus parfume. Sour and bitter grapefruit peel and natural orange juice flavor mainly. Some yeast and soy. Maybe apart from the smell of the grass mowing. Good ipa, but not so interesting than some other de molen ones.