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Storm & Averij - Brouwerij De Molen

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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 16.13%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen visit their website

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ccrida on 06-28-2008)
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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Photo of oberon
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours into an imperial nonic a lemon tinged honey color with a large bloominh white head,Iam thinking I should have went with a chalice or oversized wine glass here.Big leafy saaz hops in the nose along with some lemon rind and toasted grain,a hint of funk in there as well.Like a few others have noted much more like a hoppy saison than a dipa flavor wise,lemony and herbal flavors dominate,there is some deep fruity sweetness in there as well some more alcohol induced sweetness.Not bad but this seems much more of a northest Europe country ale than any American style dipa.

oberon, Feb 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Mattias, Apr 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

mtbdonn, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of Dope
3.05/5  rDev -18%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Pours a very cloudy orange with a good sized and dense off-white head. Fades at a moderate pace, leaving nice pillars of lacing behind. Final pour results in some dark solids, lots of chunks and floaties.

S: Lots of caramel and some raisin. Has a resinous sort of aroma along with a little herbal quality?

T: Lots of resin and caramel up front. Some sort of overripe fruit in the middle, like apple cider-ish. Finishes with a brief grassy hit, a little more herbal quality and resin. Just a little bit of bitterness.

M: Medium bodied, carbonation is a bit high but not horribly so.

O: Very strange DIPA. Only a little bitterness and a mild hop aroma/flavor. Very malty and some odd fruitiness. Not offensive but meh at best. Could be an old bottle but who knows, no indication of a date anywhere.

Dope, Sep 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

t0rin0, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of Beejay
4.65/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Much thanks to my friends Alanna and Richard for this brew.
Just a word of caution, the second I finished untwisting the cage, the entire cage and cork exploded off the top of the bottle.

A: A very hazy apricot color with a full four inches of head. The head is massive. Gigantic, fluffy white head. Luckily the head drops a bit and settles into a nice white foam.

S: What a lovely smell. Sweet, with a great hop nose. Syrupy sweet, and a touch of vanilla. A touch of pine, along with some herbal scents. A touch of alcohol in the back.

T: Interesting, very very interesting. Probably one of the most interesting beers I have tried, a weird, but working amalgamation of flavors. Sweetness comes out right away, followed by a peppery flavor that I would attribute to the Saaz hops. There is almost a smokiness in the finish, alongside herbal and earthy tones. A little bit of pine rounds out the flavor, with a touch of alcohol heat.

M: Medium in body, the carbonation is fine, and very strong, but it works.

O: Overall this beer isn't amazing, it doesn't have that feel to it like it just happened without effort. What it does have is a wealth of complexity, a beer to ponder and enjoy. This is a beer that is interesting enough that you could sip on it for an hour, and still not have it figured out. One that each time you take a sip you taste something a little different. Very enjoyable.

Beejay, Jul 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Stinger80OH, Jul 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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1.25/5  rDev -66.4%

theminutemen, May 14, 2012
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a slightly cloudy bright orange amber. Lively one finger off-white head dissipates fairly quickly, but leaves a thin film over the whole glass and lacing. Aroma dominated by caramel malt with a hint of grassy and citric hops; reminiscent of a mild barley wine. Flavor is quite distinct, sweet malt, light fruit changing to a dryer woody herbal or tea like taste. Finishes dry and moderately bitter. Aftertaste of bitter hops and resin. This ain't your father's DIPA, but it is quite interesting. The hopping and herbal bittering is almost reminiscent of a gruit, but apparently this was bittered with hops. Medium bodied with a hint of creaminess. It's hard to rate this as a DIPA, but I found the flavor progression interesting and the unusual taste enjoyable. I'm also not sure of the age or storage of the bottle, although it came from a shop that seemed to know what they are doing. It is possible the fresh ale has a more distinct hop profile. Still, a very unusual, but successful take on the style.

LiquidAmber, Apr 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

MeisterSmudge, Jan 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

jenray, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of orangesol
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at O'reilly's during IPA day.

A - Pours deep amber orange with a small one finger tall white head leaving very little lace down the glass.

S - Smells of caramel sweet malt, light citric hops, fresh cut grass, and pine resin. Not the best nose but still decently pungent.

T - Starts off with quite a bit of caramel sweetness slowly giving way to a mix of bitter citric hops, fresh cut grass and pine needles, and some dull wet earthiness. The finish is pretty dry with a little bit of hop bitterness, lingering on the pallet for some time.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Juicy, dry, feel that lingers on the pallet for some time.

O - Pretty good. I saw this one on the list and I knew I had to get one. My love for De Molen is strong but this was just ok. Oh well, on to the next one.

orangesol, Oct 12, 2011
Photo of rtepiak
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a heavily hopped belgian with good bittering and herbal quality that i'm not sure are from the base ingredients or added spice. Almost orange pour with a smaller head of white. Nose of pineapple fruitcake and booze. A tab grassy... A tad boozey. If this is really seen as an american double there is something different in the yeast ester quality. Solid beer but not of the american temperament of ipa's. Made for storing and enjoying later to mellow out... Or i just missed the boat on a not so fresh uniquely hopped double.

Will have to try again closer to the source.

rtepiak, Aug 15, 2011
Photo of Slatetank
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap @ O'reilly's -served chilled in a snifter.

The color is deep amber and has golden highlights with good clarity and thin white cap. Smell of slight tea-like herbal and noble hop esters which give an earthy aroma to the ale. This beer has a nice dry feel with som good bitterness and slight malt backing with hint of resins and lasting bitter finish with mild alcohol overall.

The flavor is very herbal, tea like and has a mild grassiness. This beer is hoppy, but not very fruity, more earthy with a slight sweet note and gentle fruit as it warms. The yeast adds to the spice level with mild dry finish. Overall I liked this and found it to be a good hoppy beer, but it didn't seem to break from the standard. It has a nice hoppiness level generally bitter but I consider it a decent example of the style.

Slatetank, Aug 10, 2011
Photo of AgentZero
2.35/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

The problem with having SO MUCH BEER is that you're bound to have ones you may not feel great about sharing. The problem with being friends with someone who has SO MUCH BEER is that he doesn't have to impress you anymore so he's more inclined to dump them on you. Oh, on an unrelated note, thanks to Alex for sharing this one.

A - Copper colored beer with a white head that showed fair retention and some moderate lacing.

S - Sweet malts, little bit of booze, caramel, some hops. Tea?

T - Oops, pass. When the hell is tea a good idea in a beer? If this wasn't supposed to taste like tea, wow. It's not V008 bad, but it's definitely not good. Horrible vitamins taste as well. Didn't get a ton of this down.

M - Lively carbonation! Too lively! Sticky.

O - Gross. Don't drink this.

AgentZero, Jul 14, 2011
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Storm & Averij from Brouwerij De Molen
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