KansaiBeerLvrs (3465) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brouwerij 'TIJ & De Molen Double IPA 9% bottle from World Beer Market.
I've been meaning to try this for awhile. Like the Sankt Gallen Hop Relax it is darker than your typical IPA but I guess as a W-IPA it is well within the styles spectrum. A beige head shelters a fruity malt rich hop aroma. Wow it's got a full lusciously smooth body. The taste is grape, citrus and hops with sweetly medicinal alcohol heat. It's somewhat US barleywine like but mellowed with age. Quite good.
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melush (1478) - SPAIN - AUG 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl.
@ Cervezorama 2.0.
A: Amber / Ambar.
T/S: Hops, fruity, malts, resinous, bitter / Lupulo, afrutado, malta, resinoso, amargo .
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - JUL 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 330 ml fro Pivoljub, Ljubljana. Pours unclear orange with off-white head. Marmalade sweet, malty, caramel, fruit. pine. Bitter finish.
krato (12) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’m really starting to like De Molen. The beer’s got a astrong hop aroma. The color is dark orange and the head looks nice. The bitternes is heavy and the finish is bitter and long.
lux_edwards (223) - - APR 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Color dark orange with small white head. Aroma of caramel, malts, fruits, peaches. Taste fruity, floral, spicy, hoppy. Excellent IPA.
SteC (140) - Oostende, BELGIUM - MAR 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
IPA’s are in fashion these days, they appear everywhere. This speciment is a bit of a disappointment for me. It lacks in character with respect of others I have tasted.
A big plus is the appearence, which is nicely orange with a good head, the way an IPA should be. The taste is although nice fruity a bit empty in the aftertaste. An easy drinking beer, but there are betters in the same class.
fiulijn (16659) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Pibar, Lausanne; bb 02/2016
Hazy amber color, small head. The aroma is not as hoppy as desired. The mouthfeel is very smooth; quite malty, moderately sweet; strong bitterness, with the hop providing a fair amount of resins but not enough fruits and freshness. In the final there is a warming alcohol feeling.
Good beer, but nothing exceptional.
bytemesis (4969) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Nikos. Pours hazy orange with a small beige head that dissipates fairly quickly with some lacing. Aroma is caramel, pine, melon. Flavor is medium sweet, light plus bitter, melon, grapefruit, pine, bread, caramel. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. A bit aged, methinks, but holding up well.
fugitive (1710) - Athens, GREECE - FEB 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Color dark orange with small white head. Aroma malts, fruits, peaches. Taste fruity, floral, spicy, hoppy.
KyotoLefty (7996) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Taniguchi. Big nose of grapefruit, orange, minerals. Dry and metallic. Pretty orange-amber with lace. Sweet citrus and caramel, bitter finish. Very sweet in a 7-Up way, then harsh and bitter. Out of balance. Cloying. Weird. Not impressed.