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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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U.S Meets Europe S.I.P.A. - Collaborating with De Molen Brewery in the "Green Heart" of The Netherlands, we have created a wild and inventive recipe that is a unique blend of the best from both worlds! A super-charged Saison I.P.A. is born, featuring kilos of American hops to add a crazy twist to this European-style ale. The fruity, spicy flavors of this malty Double Saison are nicely complimented by an abundance of late and dry-hopping with the finest American hops.

This is the Hoppin’ Frog version, for the De Molen version go to that brewery’s page.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (5201) - the Hague, - NOV 13, 2012
Sample at the molen monthly beer tasting. Thin white head. Slightly hazy amber pour . Malty fruity aftertaste. Nice brew.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (10169) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle. Dark amber color. Raisin, pineapple and grassy hops in the aroma. Malty sweet, grassy raisinny citric hopbitter flavor. Warming alcohol. Red berries. Full bodied. Very aromatic and tasty. Super charged indeed.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3335) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 23, 2014
0.65l bottle brought home from Cask Pub & Kitchen. Well it looks really nice in the glass with a light cloudy almost glowing deep golden body. It also has a small to medium sized off-white head with good retention and some nice lacing capabilities. Really enjoy the first inhale on the nose. Reminds me of fruity soap. A ton of lovely hops just rushes in the nose. Lots of piney tones, a strong sticky malt sweetness with old grapefruit, citrus, defrosting strawberries and yeast. Damn, strange thing, the aroma develops for each sniff. Oh my this is sweet! Super almost cloying and sticky as hell. Soft to near flat on the carbonation and it’s just like drinking fruity sugar water almost in the mouth. A ton of defrosted fruity strawberries in the taste also. It’s bitter in a old hoppy way. Yeast, melon and honey syrup finishes it off. Could easily have been a nutty American barley wine this. This is way over the top most likely, and since it’s evolving both in the aroma and in the taste, I’m quite glad I got a chance to try this creation. 18.11.2013

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cernjoh (123) - Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2014
Pulled this out of my beer cellar, 19 months old. First I was overwhelmed with the aroma. It was fantastic with a slight hop and strong honey scent. Appearance is a clear golden red amber with a 1 finger light tan head. Taste is sweet honey and orange with a slight remnant of the saison it once was. Palate is smooth and slightly syrup like with just the right amount of carbonation. If you have one of these you are aging give it a try. You will not be disappointed.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fitwitchik (303) - USA - APR 12, 2014
Aged 19 months from a bomber into a Hoppin Frog snifter an amber orange with a thin beige head that left soon... Aroma is sweet orange. Floral. Slight funk. Flavor is off the map incredible. Tangy sweet citrus. Fruity. Touch of spice. The sweetness is so fine. An all star event here. The funk of a saison is there but the balance of the sweetness with some light bitter hops keeps this brew an IPA like none other. Blessed to have one bottle left laying down.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (985) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2014
Appearance: Clear copper/ruby with no head. Aroma: Apricot, pine, resinous, syrup, citrus, hint of Brett, hint of citrus, raisin, dried fig and spice. Taste: High sweetness, low bitterness and low/medium sourness. Palate: Thick coarse texture, medium body, no/low carbonation, lingering sweet liquorice, dried fruit, spicy, fruity finish with alcohol warmth. Comments: Tasty reminds me more of a liqueur than a saison or an IPA due to the syrupy sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9120) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Bottle... Cloudy, dark orange pour with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention. The bouquet is of caramel, biscuit and spicy baked pear. Full-bodied with a sticky mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Sweet, fruity, spice-rack flavor and finish. Bottle courtesy of FlandersNed!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shaney (2428) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - NOV 12, 2013
Dunkles Bernstein mit feiner Crema und reichlich Hefebrocken. Süßmalzig-fruchtiges Aroma nach Mandarine, Citrusfrüchten und etwas Tanne. Vollmundiger Antrunk. Der Orangen-Mandarinengeschmack startet sehr, sehr süß. Der aromatische Hopfen greift zum Glück ein und verhindert, dass das ganze IPA klebrig wird. ABER der Hopfen spielt hier -leider- klar die 2. Geige. Die Süße drückt mit Wucht auf die Süffigkeit und erdrückt fast Fruchtigkeit und Hopfen. Insgesamt gut, aber da hatte ich mir klar mehr von versprochen!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
netty (66) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle by Cuso, many many thanks! Amber color. Aroma of berries, honey grapefruit, tangerines. Taste is spice-sweet, with light hope finish. Very tasty beautiful beer. I love it. Beer for relax.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dohny (215) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 20, 2013
Bottled. Hazy copper color with medium frothy head. In aroma dominate citrusy and spicy hop tones. Fruity and malty sweetnes in beginning followed by pleasant bitterness. Some leather tones. Full bodied medium carbonation. Nice cross style experiment.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cuso (4437) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle from bierkompass.de.Amber color with medium beige head. Aroma of malt, honey, red berries, tangerines, grapefruit. Taste, is initially quite sweet with sweet malt and honey together with spices, towards the end, aromatic hops arrives in light not disturbing version. Light hoppy finish. Delight. I am courious how De Molen version tastes.


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