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Op & Top - Brouwerij De Molen

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BA SCORE
83
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65 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 65
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 16.26%


Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DeanMoriarty on 09-20-2010)
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Farnswurth

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.7%

02-25-2013 20:07:41 | More by Farnswurth
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

04-16-2014 02:17:34 | More by Lehighace06
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beERikS

Taiwan

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

04-08-2014 09:52:48 | More by beERikS
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into an American pub glass. A dark reddish honey gold hue with ample beige head, with the latter retaining its shape impressively well. Nose is extremely bright and fruity, with brisk orange juice, green grape, grassy, and floral notes tingling the nostrils along with a more diffuse honey malty sweetness. Tastes like dilute orange juice or mixed citrus iced tea, green herbs, dry peppery spice, a little medicinal aspirin, a initial touch of canned peach that becomes more salient over the course of many sips, and a pleasant lightly toasted caramel malt backbone. I sorta get the English bitter comparisons but this is hopped with Amarillo, man ... Closely resembles many of the brews currently sold as American session IPAs in flavor profile. Noticeably watery body which others have also described and this certainly mutes the overall flavor impact to some extent. I did not find the beer to be overly fizzy and from this and the ABV standpoint does drink like an English ale. Tangy, medicinal, gently bitter finish. The Amarillo tastes great in here (albeit mellow) and overall I am down (or up) for another. And another.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2014 03:49:11 | More by CalgaryFMC
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

03-21-2014 04:10:01 | More by mdaschaf
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Jose9e

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +8.4%

02-08-2014 14:14:53 | More by Jose9e
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a hazy medium coppery amber with a massive half glass head that slowly dissipates leaving massive lacing. Foamed a bit out of the bottle. Pleasant aroma of bready malt, citrus and grassy hops, light orange. Flavor is orange citrus and citrus hops, mild caramel malt, earthy mint family herbs, finishes with grassy hop bitterness. Medium bodied. A grassy, somewhat subdued IPA, but well flavored for the ABV. This does lean in profile to classic English IPA style, but North American Northwest hops are also evident. Nice variation on an IPA and tasty for a session ale.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2013 20:09:31 | More by LiquidAmber
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SoPeL

Poland

4/5  rDev +8.4%

12-05-2013 10:24:33 | More by SoPeL
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Brabander

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

11-19-2013 21:53:39 | More by Brabander
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

09-28-2013 10:02:08 | More by wl0307
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jmtpi

France

4/5  rDev +8.4%

09-09-2013 18:38:55 | More by jmtpi
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jbeervt

Vermont

3/5  rDev -18.7%

08-31-2013 02:12:30 | More by jbeervt
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

08-08-2013 20:19:01 | More by mrfrancis
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thierrynantes

France

3.61/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Appearance : orange color, with white foamy head.
Smell : spicy hops, grass & citrus aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : citrus fruit flavors, leading to heavy bitter finish.
Drinkability : an average beer in the style Bitter, but I tasted more interested beers from De Molen.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 15:44:25 | More by thierrynantes
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Shatter

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

08-04-2013 01:47:08 | More by Shatter
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Mattgruv

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +8.4%

07-09-2013 22:28:09 | More by Mattgruv
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CHADMC3

Connecticut

3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy yellow body with orange hues beneath the massive, rocky, and foamy head, which eventually fades but leaves a constant creamy lacing clinging to the glass.

Aromas offer crystal malt with a touch of straw and earthy hop bitterness. As it warms the hops become much more floral and herbal.

The flavor offers much greater hop bitterness, floral, herbal and earthy. Also, the pale malts and grain come through as it warms. The hop bitterness really lingers and is actually prickly at the finish, which I believe to be more of the floral/herbal notes.

The carbonation is abundant with medium body and a really dry finish.

This beer through me off a bit. It is pretty darn good but at times really seemed to border between ESB and English IPA if that’s possible. I seem to detect more of the malt presence, especially in the nose than many other reviewers.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2013 00:53:23 | More by CHADMC3
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-22-2013 09:01:54 | More by Kirk
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DoubleJ

California

3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle consumed at Boudewijn in Rotterdam, and a one-year old bottle at that. On to the beer:

This beer is sunny orange and topped with decent head retention. The nose is fruity; specifics include dried fruits and apricot snacks. It takes a slightly different aproach in taste, which is dry and brings apricot skins first. Quickly following that is floral notes with a little bitterness. It's light-medium bodied and pleasantly refreshing carbonation which cleans the palate.

A likable beer which is made for the afternoon.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 23:00:40 | More by DoubleJ
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adamcthomp

Spain

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

04-13-2013 22:58:18 | More by adamcthomp
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

4/5  rDev +8.4%

04-06-2013 09:35:29 | More by eduardolinhalis
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Hultkrantz

Sweden

3/5  rDev -18.7%

03-23-2013 23:43:51 | More by Hultkrantz
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Dapperticus

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +22%

03-23-2013 23:26:46 | More by Dapperticus
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mitlinks

Switzerland

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

02-03-2013 15:17:57 | More by mitlinks
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FLima

Brazil

4.21/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Amber orange color, nice head with good retention.
Delicious citrus aroma with notes of orange and not very sweet mango.
It has a pleasant bitterness that lingers forever. And a fruity flavor, also with citric notes, and sweetened grapefruits (if it exists…).
Light body with good carbonation.
Great beer with excellent drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 00:39:56 | More by FLima
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Op & Top from Brouwerij De Molen
83 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.