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Amarillo - Brouwerij De Molen

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86
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129 Ratings
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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.61%
Wants: 1
Gots: 15 | 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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Photo of avalon07
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a bright amber color and a hazy consistency. There was a small amount of foamy head that lasted a fair amount of time. Fair lacing.

S: A nice, sweet aroma of hops, malt, and citrus, particularly grapefruit.

T: Tasted of hops, light malt, and some citrus (the grapefruit). Not nearly as hoppy as I would have thought. A decent flavor that needed to be tweaked up just a little more, especially where the hops are concerned.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A likeable enough beer, in spite of some issues.

Photo of tbeckett
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at De Molen in Bodegraven. From notes.

A - Poured a hazy gold or medium copper sorta colour. Fluffy three finger eggshell head. Good rings of lacing and a good half finger head retention.

S - Woah hops. Really piney with grapefruit and pineapple to go along with it. Quite a malt body to it as well with lot's of thick breadiness.

T - Nice and malty with a huge hop presence again. Lot's of that pine character with less citrus and the breadiness again which keeps it well balanced.

M - Prickly carbonation and a full body. Bitter finish lingers, drying the mouth nicely.

O/D - Nice IIPA. The aroma gave off more of a complex IIPA character than the flavour did. The pine and fruit balance in it was nicer than the pine dominance of the taste. The good malt backbone keeps it under control as well.

Photo of mrfrancis
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Ale House, served in a tulip.
The beer was a hazy amber color with a small, off-white head. A small amount of sticky lace.
Sweet fruity aroma. Very strong herbal hops. Peppery in my nose.
Taste followed aroma. Sweet orange fruit taste, strong piney hops.
Smooth and sweet mouthfeel. Not very carbonated.
Very enjoyable.

Photo of tom10101
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of malfunxion
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of ADZA
4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
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.

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of Florida9
3.38/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: This is another one of those beers where pouring a glass gets you more head than beer. The beer itself if a cloudy pale orange in color. There is an enormous off-white head that reduces slowly, leaving clumps of lacing on the way down.

S: Lots of seltzer, cracker, and carbonation. Some lighter citrus notes, primarily grapefruit, though there is a bit of orange and orange blossom as well.

T: Taste starts off with a lightly flavored sweetness, lots of pale malts and some sweet bread (much like Hawaiian Bread). Then it beer dries out quickly and becomes reminiscent of a cheap champagne. Some dry grapefruit, a bit of lemon and a trace of sweet tangerine. Quick finish.

M: Body is on the lighter side of medium. Carbonation is appropriate. Mild to moderate bitterness. Very crisp and dry.

O: Decent and drinkable and while this one is "balanced," it is lacking in both hop and malt character. Maybe this beer is extreme for the Netherlands, but it is tame by American standards. And considering this beer is named after a great American hop, the hop character is sadly missing from it.

Photo of aztraz
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of FLima
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark amber brown color with a thin head, usual for the style. Delicious aroma of fruity hops, tons of passion fruits floating around. Medium body with good carbonation.
Incredible hidden alcohol, just numbs your gums (it is 9.2% ABV!) but not your taste. It has an excellent balance between full malty body (in the upper range of North American versions) and hops bitterness. Though I found it to have much more hops aroma than what revealed in the palate.

Photo of yemenmocha
3.38/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dirty amber, touch of brown, with a bit of haze and thin head. Nose is a bready caramel with musty notes. Loads of sharp caramel on the palate with a mingle of sharp hop bitterness and slightly grassy or herbal caramel. Reminds me of malt extract from homebrewing actually. Body is medium with good carbonation. Finish is on the sweet side.

Photo of ncaudle
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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

A clouded light amber brew, an off-white head, little lacing, and some curtains.

Fruity smells, peaches, grass, pine needles.

Very sweet, syrup, bread, tropical fruit marmalade, lemon peel.

Little carbonation, soft, smooth and sticky, slightly dry.

Very nice DIPA, a dessert in it self.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.96/5  rDev +29.8%
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

Photo of kaelingirl
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle into a tulip glass
A very nice deep orange with very thin off white head that fades quickly.
Strong dose of tropical fruit in the first smell and then a sweet syrup type smell.
The taste is similar to the arome in that the tropical fruit hits first and by the third or fourth sip you start to taste the alcohol. As the beer warms the hops seem to fade completely and it finishes very sweet but never overwhelming with the alcohol. Very good.

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

Beer bottle (33 cl.) purchased from La Cervoiserie, and tasted in 2013.

Appearance : orange colorr, with white foamy head (w lacing).
Smell : hoppy and grassy aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : caramel, hops and spices flavors, with a bitter long duration.
Drinkability : a nice beer in the style Imperial IPA.

Photo of tbryan5
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Kmat10
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of sneaks2210
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Kirk
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of cadaugherty
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of jmarsh123
3.23/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours hazy dark orange with a small white head dissipating quickly. Slight lacing.

Definitely on the maltier side aroma wise. Citrus and grapefruit hops do come through, but a big caramel biscuit presence stands out.

Big malts on the flavor as well. Loads of caramel and toffee. Almost more components of an American barleywine. Hops comes in at the end, but the finish is on the astringent side despite the malt.

Medium to thick bodied with carbonation levels a touch on the low side.

An ok beer. If you like big malty DIPA's, this is probably more up your alley. Still enjoyable, but could use more flavor hops and less astringency in the finish.

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.

Photo of Brabander
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Amarillo from Brouwerij De Molen
86 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.