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Amarillo - Brouwerij De Molen

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BA SCORE
86
very good

122 Ratings
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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.58%
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sammy on 12-14-2008)
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

codysjb, Jan 03, 2013
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

pixieskid, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.96/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

De Molen Amarillo has an extremely thick, creamy, cream-colored, frothy head, a hazy, orange-gold appearance, with numerous tight bubble stream, heavy lacing left behind, and a descending gray cloud, once the bottom contents are swished and poured into the glass. The aroma is strong and rich- hop oil, caramel, toffee, and white bread. Taste is equally bold- rich, sweet bread crust, bread, caramel, toffee, char, hop oil, bitterness, candi sugar, regular sugar, and a brandy aspect from the pronounced alcohol. Mouthfeel is heavy and oily, and De Molen Amarillo finishes mostly dry, super-sweet, alcohilic, and decently drinkable. This beer is exceptionally good and almost worth the over $6.00 a bottle that is charged for it. A great, great beer!

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of Lukie
4.8/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I've been itching to open this and try it, and boy am I not disappointed. As soon as I started to uncage the cork, it popped out, and then I dreaded the major gush, but it was not to be, thankfully.

Poured out with a monster head, so I let it settle before finishing my poor. Big billowing effervescent thick white foam on top, which disippitates into a one inch thick head. The liquid is a slightly murky orange-gold hue. It is possibly the most amazing beer I have ever seen and is so inviting.

Massive amounts of citrus fruit, with grapefruit, and hints of bitter orange come enveloping up from the glass. Slight nutty honey and a big hop resin grassiness just give way to more elaborate grapefruit aromas.

Initial tastes give some slight fruitiness and a big hop bomb in the mouth. From then on more fruits come through in the mouth, with big biscuity orange and grassy dry grapefruit. So very fresh and inviting it's hard to slow down on a 9.2% beer.

Silky smooth mouthfeel gives way to the effervescent sparkling feel that this beer seems to have. Just so slick and refreshing for something so high in alcohol. Easily one of the best beers I have ever had, and so amazingly drinkable. I think I may have to nab a few more.

Lukie, Jul 01, 2010
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4.75/5  rDev +24%

pkenkman, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of IPA35
4.54/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled the 5th of March this year so it is pretty fresh.

A slightly hazy amber beer with a white head that fades away pretty quickly.
Lots of carbonation streaming up to the surface.

Woohoo! Big fruity amarillo in here! Smells really fresh. Great!
Big mango. Malt is light.

A pretty big beer, a caramel maltiness, pretty hoppy and some of that amarillo fruitiness again. I am not having this chilled actually, should have chilled it a little bit. The mainland bittering hops (Sladek and Saaz) are present. The bitterness is pilsener like, unlike beers made solely with these fruity West-Coast hops. It works rather well together. As it sits in your mouth is is rather sweet with the malts and the fruitiness from the hops. As you swallow the bitterness becomes stronger with the Czech hops. The alcohol is very well hidden.

Very pleasant. Well balanced, the sweet malts work well with the hops.

Mouthfeel is medium, thicker than most IPA's (maybe because it is a DIPA).
Pretty low carbonation.

If you see this fresh, get it as it is very good!

IPA35, Apr 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

vodkammunion90, Feb 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

brikelly, Nov 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

6string, May 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Butch5555, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of arturorg
4.45/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from a bottle to a Unibrou tulip glass

First of all, I had a major gush opening the bottle, then serving the beer I spilled some more in the floor, it gets a huge head when poured so be careful.

Appearance: It a murky dark amber with sediments on it, don't get me wrong it's a very inviting color.

Aroma: It was a very aromatic beer, just opening the bottle there was a rush of fruity smells straight to your nose, I got hints of peaches, tea and pines.

Palate: it is a full bodied beer, very effervescent, a little bit warming from the alcohol (the alcohol flavor it's not overwhelming at all), the aromas are representen in the palate as well.

Overall its a very inviting beer that I will repeat again, very fresh and refreshing as well that leaves you with a good buzz. Recommended

arturorg, Aug 04, 2010
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4.43/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from 0.33l bottle bought at the beer shop in Bodegraven, bottled 09.05.2011.

Appearance: Reddish, maybe dark amber hue. Gigantic fluffy head resulting from a strong pour, which has amazing retention. Hazy which doesn't seem to result from chilling since it does not clear up while it warms.

Smell: heavenly hoppy smell, scrumptious with flowers, citrus fruits like lemon and mandarine, tropical mango. Classic Amarillo profile, loving it!

Taste: solid malty base but not too sweet, soon run over by hop bitterness which balances the sweet flavors nicely, tropical fruits all over the place, mango again, feels like a candy shop in your mouth. Just damn tasty! Finish is rather try and slightly bitter in a pleasant way. The 9.2% ABV is not noticeable at all.

Overall: Dutch take on the Imperial IPA style, I really enjoyed this beer.

Mouthfeel:

mbasti, Oct 29, 2011
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4.43/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A light coppery red body with a very slight haze. Big foam off-white head and light carbonation. The first thing that hits you is the aroma of big American west coast hops, lots of sweet grapefruit, citrus, pine and melon, with the slightest hint fudge in the back. There is a touch of biscuity sweetness at the front before the taste is overwhelmed by fruits, which follow the nose with grapefruit, lemons, mango, and heaps of pine. There is also a slight peppery spiciness, which sits beside the very subtle but firm sweet malty backbone. Smooth in the palete and a nice substantial body to support the flavours.

Wonderful beer! The best DIPA I have had that wasn't from a US brewer...in fact it really holds it's own against some of them.

PartyBear, Jan 17, 2010
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4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ive been interested in trying this brew ever since joel from cellarbrations carlisle got back from his europe trip and had sampled this over there and had said that it is a nice drop,it pours a murky,cloudy light orange hue with decent carbonation that leaves behind a creamy two finger head and lacing here,there and everywhere,the smell of this brew is a nice fruit punch bowl mix of tangerine,melon,pineapple and some light citrus,it has a nice full mouthfeel which is dominated by a citrus burst of tangerines,mandarins and valencia oranges with a nice feint tinge of lime bitterness right at the end and overall a great brew that i could drink all night,highly recommend and will buy more of cheers.

ADZA, Jun 19, 2010
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4.28/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy gold with a thin, creamy white mousse.

S: Aromas of fresh bread, biscuit, caramel, grapefruit, lemon rind, and orange are present on the nose.

T: Notes of caramel, biscuit, and bread quickly fade to display notes of mandarin orange, navel orange, grapefruit, lemon rind, grass, herbs, and subtle spruce. The finish is surprisingly clipped and balanced with a pleasant blend of grass, biscuit, herb, and tart citrus flavors.

M: Medium-to-full in body and dry. Carbonation is delicate. Alcohol presence is very restrained.

O: This is an excellent DIPA from one of Europe's more unique breweries. Compared to American variants of the style, Amarillo is maltier, drier, and much more restrained, but is still very tasty with great depth of flavor. I could see this one going over well with fans of stronger European craft ales.

mrfrancis, Aug 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

aszatk01, Jul 03, 2012
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aztraz, Apr 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

hulchris, Oct 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

tln13, Apr 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

gnikola, Apr 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

windypete, Jun 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

razorsdescent, Apr 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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Amarillo from Brouwerij De Molen
86 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.