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Amarillo - Brouwerij De Molen

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BA SCORE
86
very good

132 Ratings
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.35%
Wants: 2
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen visit their website
Netherlands

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Sammy on 12-14-2008

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Ratings: 132 | Reviews: 57
Photo of matias-
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SoPeL
3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Lot of butterscotch in mouthfeel that overwhelm humble as for an IPA bittering. Alcohol though not really obfuscated. After all a pity for an ever-superb amarillo hops to end up in such a strange caramel concoction.

Photo of dcmchew
4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy dark golden pour, with a really poor white head, just some froth floating around. Weird.
Rich citrusy hop on the nose, with some peach sweetness and caramel. Sweet honey and alcohol, hinting at mead, some hints of melon, persimmon, and a fresh herbal mix too.
Rich fruitiness, a "funky" kind, with kumquat, haw, persimmon, tangerine and lots of sweet white grapes far from standard Amarillo dry hopped IPAs. Honeyed melon too, some gooseberry, banana, a lot of stuff comes to mind. Caramel maltiness, really sticky and dense, really support the fruitiness from the front, all the way to the finish. Some alcohol shows up here, with some hints of mixed fruit brandy, and a mild leafy bitterness, not enough to dry things up entirely.
Still, the sweet fruitiness in the aftertaste is in now way sugary, but clean and rich, with a bigger citrus character now. Medium body, really low carbonation, a bit sticky and palate coating. Alcohol seems to get stronger, so better to sip.
Awesome fruity hops, a sweet Imperial IPA that really enriches your palate. And imagination.

Photo of aleigator
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Giant, white head, color is a cloudy sunny-yellow.

A large variety of aromas, malt, lime, grass, pine, sugar, grapefruit.

Sweet, refreshing hoppiness is mainly defined by sweet, exotic fruits, going well along with sweet malts. Strong on limes and grapefruit, supported by a fitting, lower carbonation, which adds additional freshness. Beer stands in great balance between sweet fruits and bitter hops, underlined by sweet, warm malts. In addition to that, a unique spiciness gives the beer a sharp peak. Beer is medium-bodied with a long bitter finish. Uncompromising bitterness is another notable aspect, which gets even more recognizable towards the end. Fruits, mainly defined by lime and grapefruit, do still underline the taste, while the malts get washed away by the bitterness - which results in a great tasting beer with a decent complexity.

Photo of aboyd87
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of babaracas
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nearly clear dark orange with thick, creamy and cream colored head, plenty of lace haphazardly trailing down the glass. Smell: about what I'd expected with a 5 month old bottling date... still plenty of the Amarillo in action, but past the point of the dry hop popping out of the glass. Orange extract, huge apricot, resiny note; quite sweet and slightly bready backing. Taste: caramelized apricot, orange juice, orange candy, sweet bread, resinous and slightly spicy. Definitely enjoyable and I imagine that fresher it comes off more like a beer that should be named after it's dry hopping.

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of ElviraS
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of titvs
3.2/5  rDev -16.2%

Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 14C). Bottle 33 cl - Bottled on 01/05/14. AROMA: medium/low fruity and floral aromas, balanced with a sweet malt profile. very prominent alcohol aroma but it isnt hot. APPEARANCE: deep golden/orangeish color and very hazy (dry hopped). good off white moussy head with good retention and alcohol derived viscosity. TASTE: sweet malty profile balanced with floral and slight fruity notes. high bitterness that lingers well beyond a medium-dry aftertaste. clean and smooth alcohol background without solventy character. PALATE: smooth medium body with a smooth warming alcohol profile. medium carbonation. OVERALL: although a nice IPA, its very high residual sweetness isnt characteristic of an imperial/double IPA.

Photo of Alex-Alkis
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%

A nice IPA that gets the job well done. I will surely drink this again.

Photo of Nitranim
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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Amarillo from Brouwerij De Molen
86 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.