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De Molen Zomerhop (2012 -)

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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: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 46   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
bergamot fruit, yeast (top fermenting). EBC 25 15.6º Plato Pale & Cara malts. Sladek Columbus & Cascade (late hop).


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GBZ59 (1116) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - JAN 15, 2014
Botella de 330ml. (Embotellada en Nov´11, saboreada en Ene´14). Color dorado y apariencia algo velada. Espuma blanca, corona cremosa y copiosos anillos. Aromas de malta caramelo, delicado cítrico, herbales y picantes. Entrada de gentil cítrico y levadura. Cuerpo ligero/medio y carbonatación moderada. Paladar oleoso. Agradable cálidez y sabor caramelizado, en el intermedio, son desbordados por un ascendente y limpio amargor cítrico. Final amargo con notas cítricas y perfumadas en el retrogusto. Un amargo muy limpio y delicado en esta Gran IPA Americana!! 330ml bottle. (Bottled on Nov´11,enjoyed on Jan´14). Golden color, chill haze appearance. Off-white foam, creamy crown & copious rings. Caramel, delicate citric, herbal & spicy aromas. Gentle citric & yeasty upfront. Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Kind heat & caramelish flavor overwhelmed by arising & clean citric bitterness in the middle. Bitter finish. Citric & perfumed aftertaste. Bitterness is so clean & delicate in this Big One beer!!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brandman (2068) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 2, 2014
Hazy golden body, white head. Aroma has nice piney and tight fruity aroma. Citrus hops. Yeast, sweet maltiness. Some fruity but nice bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hobsch (435) - Cologne, GERMANY - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle 0.75l from Edeka Mohr Bonn. Pours a hazy orange with a large head. Lively carbonation. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit, grass. Taste is dry, good bitterness, grapefruit, citrus, some caramel. Great beer, refreshing, well balanced. Only drawback is the strong carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (2798) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2013
Caramel colour, off-white head. Aroma of hops, malt, citrus, caramel, lemon peel, citrus fruits. Bitter flavour, malts, citrus. Finish citrus and lemon peel. Nice, refreshing summer beer, as the name suggests.
(Draught @ De Molen, during RBESG 2013 visit)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bullit (4008) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUL 22, 2013
Tap @ De Molen. Hazy orange colour, off-white head. Nose is malty, hoppy, pine. Taste is malty, pine hops, juicy. Medium bodied. Fairly bitter. Like a IIPA. Way to heavy to enjoy in the sun, good stuff though.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caesar (5055) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2013
Tap @ de Molen. Hazy orange golden color, medium head. Aroma of fruity hop, orange, tangerine, earl grey tea, slight grassy. Medium bitter taste, slight fruity sweetness, creamy texture. Very refreshing IPA, perfect for summer indeed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaartenRF10 (1586) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2013
Hazy orange amber, light beige head. Aroma of mostly pineapple. Nice fruitiness and hops. Nice body and carbo.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (3689) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2013
Sampled draft @ Eet & Bierlokaal De Molen during RBESG 2013. Hazy amber with a creamy white head. Nose is huge hay hops, big hay, still smelling of worth + bitter spices. Taste is sweet worth, bitter hops, sweet malts, bitter spices with some caramel sugar. Thick malt / worth, less carb. Probably still needs some time.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4390) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2013 Draught @ De Molen: Served in a Molen taster: Medium sized vast and slowly changing creamy foamy head on top of a cloudy dark yellow colored beer. Aromas of fresh hops, perfume hopfruits, very nice. Smooth peach, apricot, exotic fruit, pine apple, light floral and some nice hop hop flowers. Lovely crisp hops as in fruit and flowers. Delicious! Flavours of lot of fruits, peach, apricot, pine apple, melon, exotic fruit, nettle, floral, grass, bitter, light spicy and light malty. Very nice! Aftertaste is fruity, floral and bitter. Low arbo, soft smooth creamy mouthfeel, fresh and more than medium bodies and a creamy texture. Lovely! Just lovely!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (2911) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Pours reddish brown with a healthy head. Tastes of citrus, especially grapefruit as well as pine and grass.


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