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’t IJ / De Molen Double IPA

Brewed by Brouwerij ’t IJ
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jpeligros (1) - SPAIN - OCT 4, 2014 does not count
Fuerte carácter. Amarga intensa pero camuflada por intensa presencia alcohólica. Excelente.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (1240) - SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2014
Soft haze, burnt golden, neat ringed white head. Bright gummy clementine nose. Matching initial taste, clean and smashing bitterness. Clean break carbonation. Finishes steely bitter mango.

Bottle, Independence Tasting, Cheers BenH

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BenH (2387) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle. Amber with white head. Aroma is a little minty and herbal, some pine. Taste has some fruity alcohol, caramel and pine. Not sweet and a little bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14680) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2014
bottle at home ... light hazy copper ... big white head ... soft sweet fruits ... juicy floral fruit ... light spicy orange nose ... juicy fruit ... big sweet peel fruits ... big zezty peppery fruits ... nice

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jerohen (2010) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2014
Bottled from Biernavigatie.nl. Hazy brown colored, lasting beige head. Beautiful hoppy nose, grapefruit, pine, fruity, grassy. Hopbitter flavor, lots of fruit, pine, malty notes too, some caramel, interesting yeasty flavor. Low on carbonation. Adding the yeast shot mellows the bitterness. Very well balanced brew, dangerously drinkable, almost no alcohol presence. I guess the Simcoe and yeast strain really make it my kind of dipa. Great collaboration.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beleggor (64) - Wrocław, POLAND - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle 330ml @ ZUP, Wrocław. Deep hazy orange colour, small white head. In aroma there are some sweet tropical fruits, a little bit of piny notes and a lot of caramel. Alcohol is nicely hidden, in taste there is too much of a caramel, which makes this beer too sweet, and there isn’t enough bitterness that could ballanced it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
stomper (9) - Warsaw, POLAND - AUG 31, 2014 does not count
Aroma, taste everything - very good. Enjoability on a very high level even though the exp date is already past.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (2337) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2014
(’t IJ / De Molen Double IPA) Bottle 330 ml from skullgeorge, many thanks! Poured into a tulip, ABV 9% Very deep orange/red colour on the body, small and thick enough off-white head, with good retention, leaving light lacing on the glass. Aroma has lots of tropical fruits, passion fruit, bubblegum, smells very fresh and appealing. Taste has also plenty of passion fruit, mango, pineapple, light caramel too, the alcohol notable on the finish. Very bitter from the first sip, with the bitterness carrying on to the aftertaste, with long duration too. Medium body, good carbonation, very dry palate. Great beer and great IPA, this collaboration worked damn fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkam (186) - POLAND - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with a medium head. Aroma of hops, fruits and malt. Taste is malty, fruity with a bitter aftetaste. Beer is full bodied, carbonation is medium. Nice double IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (8530) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle @ home shared by Dutchdrebus. Hazy orange color, small off-white head. Aroma is malts, hops, lightly fruity, unfortunately also a bit sweaty. Taste malts, bitter hops, only slightly fruity, very bitter. Medium body and carbonation. Hmm not too impressive I’m afraid.

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