Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Black IPA
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HKdIPA (381) - HONG KONG - JUL 23, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2014 Tap at Tipping Point. Thick opaque black pour with foamy tan head. Deep roasted malty aroma - cereal, coffee, some hops. Sweet roasted flavor - with a good amount of hoppy bitterness. Rich without being heavy - good amount of carbonation. Bitter finish. Not the usual black IPA profile - more stout-like body, almost like a very hoppy stout. Great - would definitely get again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9980) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 22, 2014
330ml bottle (Birofilia2014, Zywiec)
Black, targe tan head. Some specks, as it was a bottom pour. Aroma a bit roasty, chocolatey, some berry. Similar taste. A bit more spicy later, some ginger, dry and very burnt. Not shining, but improves down the sample.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WheatKing (1319) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
Pours black, tan head. Nose is berry coffee, pine, strawberry. Flavour is same with that strawberry flavour developing through the finish. Finish is semi-sweet. Fairly oily.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gegwilson (1758) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle in the Hemelvaart Beer Cafe, Bedale. Pours mahogany with a tan head. Good bitter hoppy flavours. Fairly spicy with resinous notes. The hops are much more at the forefront than the roast malts, but there’s some chocolate flavour in there. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1663) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 14, 2014
Bona cervesa, és equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoritzF (8676) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUL 13, 2014
(bottle, 33cl) Almost black coloured hue with a big and firm tanned foamy head. Fruity hoppy aroma with notes of grapefruit, ethereally spice, backed by mildly roasty malt, chocolate and liquorice. Moderately sweet and slightly bitter flavour, medium to full bodied with a smooth carbonation. Moderately roasted malty base with chocolate, liquorice, accompanied by grapefruity and delicately herbal hoppy notes; rounded roast-malty, chocolatey and hoppy finish with an almost muted alcoholic strength. Balanced brew, a pleasure. 04.VII.14

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaVillum (579) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2014
33 cl/330 ml, flaske, 8,4 % ABV, købt i Barley Wine i CPH City, 4. juli 2014. Kulsort ufiltreret hollandsk Black IPA med flot 4 cm tykt moccafarvet skumtop, som svinder til 1 1/2 cm efter åbning. Aromaen, som mærkes i luften allerede inden ophældning, er præget af en hel del citrus, brændt malt og lidt staldduft. Dejlig "rigtig" smag af sort IPA, men det første, der falder i øjnene - eller munden, skulle man sige - er mundfølelsen. Det blødeste og mest lækre indhold af kuldioxid, som bare gør smagsoplevelsen bedre. Smagen er god solid bitter med en smule af den rigtige syrlighed og tillige afstemt med den rigtige mængde sødme. God lang eftersmag og samtidig tilpas tør i udtrykket. Black IPA er ikke min favorit øltype, men når de Molen laver øl, må man bare bøje sig i støvet - mer' end go'!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch (3603) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 3, 2014
330ml bottle from Good Spirits Co. Almost black, reasonable head. Spicy tarry hop aroma. Citrus woody hop flavour. Very bitter aftertaste. Big hoopy black IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LomYst (611) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2014
Black liquid beige white head... great aroma full of dark burnt malts, black black chocolat and both earthy and fruity hops.. full bitter sweet body, long dark and fruity finish...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nlc (93) - Amsterdam & Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2014
Hmmm. Very nice for a black IPA. But there are better ones. The flavours are not balanced. Pretty enjoyable.

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