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Storm & Averij - Brouwerij De Molen

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51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.95%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen visit their website
Netherlands

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ccrida on 06-28-2008

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3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Curious DIPA - full-bodied and more grassy/ less fruity than others. Interesting to try this a few days after De Molen's Open & Bloot, which is a totally different take on a DIPA.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of oberon
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Dope
3.04/5  rDev -17.8%
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.

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of Beejay
4.6/5  rDev +24.3%
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.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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1.25/5  rDev -66.2%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of orangesol
3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

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Storm & Averij from Brouwerij De Molen
84 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.