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Zomer Hop - Brouwerij De Molen

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37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen visit their website

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
25EBC / 46EBU / 15,6 ºP
Pale & Cara malts. Sladek Columbus & Cascade (late hop). Bermagot fruit

(Beer added by: DeanMoriarty on 11-05-2010)
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Photo of DeanMoriarty
4.43/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a 33cl bottle from De Bier Koning in Amsterdam for 2.35 euros, by recommendation from the shop keep after asking for a good American style IPA, and poured it into a stemmed tulip glass.

Printed on the bottle: Brewed - 5/5/10 & Bottled on - 6/14/10, Bittering Hops - Premiant & late hop Saaz, Dry Hop - Columbus & Amarillo, 41.6 EBU's

A: Pours a hazy copper/brownish hue (definitely unfiltered), nice head that lasts for half the beer, leaving tons of lace and a slight amount of chunky sediment at the bottom of my glass.

S: Good hop - grassy, floral and resinous, with some sweet carmel, yeast and grainy malt in the mix too, but the hop dominates in a nice way.

T: Has a real small batch (homebrew) flavor that is nice, super hoppy - sweet, fresh cut grass, very resinous and herbal, with strong malts that balance the massive hoppiness without dominating the overall taste. Extremely well balanced and a proper take on California style IPA.

M: Medium bodied, slightly sticky, with light carbonation that works nicely with this brew. Overall smooth drinker with a creamy finish.

D: Real easy drinker with nice bitterness. I would definitely post up on these all night.

DeanMoriarty, Nov 05, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

cwd, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of Phyl21ca
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: Poured a dirty beige color ale with a super huge foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of dry hoppy notes (Saaz) and some citrus notes (Amarillo) with a rustic malt backbone. Taste is a super well balanced mix between some dry hoppy notes with floral undertones and some citrus notes with a rustic malt backbone sustaining the whole mix. Body is full with limited filtration and super good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. I very much enjoyed this one and thought that the mix between Saaz and Amarillo hops was great.

Phyl21ca, Mar 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

DSlim71, Aug 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

mscott1975, Aug 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Kwatt99, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of rdickey
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a slightly orange gold into a Sam Adams pint glass. Huge, fluffy white head is very active and almost seems like a living creature. Curtains of bubbles stream from the bottom.

Smell: The hops are front and center, and you definitely know that an IPA is coming, but they’re not overpowering. I get some flowers, a little pine and a little grassiness, all of which I suspect comes from the hops. There’s also a faint hint of Belgian yeast-style pepperiness. All in all, very intriguing.

Taste: Wow, there is a lot of hoppy goodness going on here, and it works really well. The flowers, pine and grassiness remain, together with a citrus element that I didn’t initially pick up in the nose. I suspect there’s a Belgian yeast at work as well, because that nice subtle spiciness remains. There’s a malt backbone that holds it all together but largely remains in the background, letting the hops take center stage. It finishes dry and fairly crisp. The brewer did some very complex work with the hops here, and we the drinkers benefit.

Mouthfeel: The relatively high carbonation keeps the beer light to medium bodied. It seems to work here; even with the admirable balance, lower carbonation might have left this one a little heavy feeling.

Drinkability: Quite high.

rdickey, Aug 12, 2012
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle. (Bottled on Nov´11,enjoyed on Jan´14). Golden color, chill haze appearance. Off-white foam, creamy crown & copious rings. Caramel, delicate citric, herbal & spicy aromas. Gentle citric & yeasty upfront. Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Kind heat & caramelish flavor overwhelmed by arising & clean citric bitterness in the middle. Bitter finish. Citric & perfumed aftertaste. Bitterness is so clean & delicate in this Big One beer!!

GONZALOYANNA, Mar 09, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a lightly hazed golden straw color, huge plume of prickly white head, took a while to settle, lacing is light. Scent brings floral and citrus notes, grassy quality, lightly sweet pale malts, light mineraly note. Taste follows suit, very clean and crisp pale malt taste with nice floral, citrusy and grassy but lightly bitter hop profile. Lighter side of medium bodied, crisp, dry. Nice take on the American IPA with a pale malt base and avoidance of any crystal malts it appears.

rfgetz, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of mwilbur
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 750 mL bottle into shaker pint glass.
A: Pours a slightly hazy light golden hue with high carbonation producing a large 3+ inch white head that lasts for a long while.
S: Hop aroma hits from a couple feet away... Citrus, melon, peppery spice, peach, hint of floral notes, and a dash of grassy saaz hops. Quite fresh, fragrant, and complex.
T: Citrus, peach, subdued pepper, dry grass, hints of floral and herbal notes. Follows aroma fairly closely. The high carbonation seems to augment the various and sundry hop notes...as this dies down, so does the beer as a whole.
M: Medium body. A ton of tingle from the carbonation. Initially spicy and dry, turning moderately bitter in the finish. Slightly sweet malt lies in the background.
D: A nicely complex and drinkable summer brew. Good on its own or with a (grilled) meal.

mwilbur, Aug 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

sammo, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of metter98
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is cloudy yellowish brown in color. As soon as the cage was taken off, the cork exploded out of the bottle and launched up in a collision course with the ceiling. It poured with a four finger high white head that has excellent retention properties, never completely fading away and consistently leaving a thin head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are moderate aromas of citrusy hops in the nose along with some notes of grassy hops.
T: Like the smell, the taste has citrusy and grassy flavors. There are faint hints of lemongrass and a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a bit crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The drinkability of this beer makes for a perfect “summer” IPA. It’s easy to drink and also has some refreshing lemon citrus flavors. There's a nice amount of hops in here for an IPA (compared to Double IPAs).

metter98, Sep 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

sansho, Feb 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

elHeron, Mar 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

InspectorBob, May 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a straw-yellow color with a monster cream head. The head is huge and sits atop the beer throughout the entire drink and sticks to the glass all the way down.
Smell has a ton of hops in it. Both fruit and floral hops. Lots of grassy and earthy smells and a bit of citrusy goodness too.
The taste has some very nice fresh hops to it. A lot of grassy and floral type hops. A malt backbone is very light, almost like a belgian single.
Mouthfeel is very nice. Very thin, but I don't mind that in a seasonal. A bit of a crispness makes it even more refreshing.
A good IPA. Different than any I have ever had. Almost a cross-breed between and American IPA and a European pale ale. Nice balance and definitely a well-crafted brew.

BDIMike, Aug 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Hazy straw color, big fluffy whipped-cream head head that sticks around and leaves good lacing on the surface of the glass. Smells and tastes very doughy, yeasty, with a Saaz spice accent over the top of a peachy fruitiness and grassy herbal garnishes. Gets a bit of biscuit malt flavor and floral aroma as well when it warms up. Very drinkable soft light texture and carbonation.

Very summery, indeed! To my mouth, the hopping intensity lies somewhere between PA and IPA. Sticks to a simple hopping trio of spice, floral, and herbal tones and nails them perfectly in balance against the malts. I'm glad I had a chance to try this one. Straight 4's across the board.

WastingFreetime, Aug 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

jenray, Jul 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

rolltide8425, Feb 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

ToddHolder, Jun 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

smithj4, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy dark golden orange in color with light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall dense off-white head that slowly reduces to a finger thick layer covering the entire surface of the beer. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of pine hops with some more moderate notes of herbal and grassy hops. Light amount of spicy/peppery yeast and some even lighter lemon/citrus.

T: Light malt body with moderate to strong flavors of pine, herbal, and grassy hops (in order of strength). There is also a light presence of lemon/citrus and some peppery yeast flavors.

M: Medium bodied with heavy amounts of carbonation. Very dry in the finish.

O: Enjoyable and refreshing, I could see this be a great light IPA for the summer. Glad I got the chance to try this one though it might have been better on an even hotter day.

dbrauneis, Sep 23, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml, 4/27/12
Victory tulip

A: Pours a light orange yellow color. Hazy as hell. Two fingers bright white head. Tons of carbonation. Big pop on the cork, actually burst out of cage.

S: Still get lots of hops on the nose. Fruit (citrus/melon) and pine but not overboard. Don't know what yeast strain they are using but I get that traditional Belgian spice.

T: Right on the front of the tongue, I get a floral pine hop flavor. Seems like the hops have held up pretty well in the couple of months since bottling. I do get lots of that hop flavor and minimal malt backing. It's a solid balance bit definitely more hops. Dry finish.

M: Medium bodied. Carbonation is high and prickly. Makes it lighter than it is. Almost too high.

inlimbo77, Aug 08, 2012
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3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

750ml served in a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

A - 3 fingers of billowing foam that looks like an ice cream float. The head just sits and sits finally forming a sudsy cap. Loads of 1/4 " thick lacing.

S - Bright hop aromas, lemon and mandarin citrus, melon, apples, floral, hints of lavender, fresh bread,

T - Sweet malt upfront followed by citrus pith, grassy bittering hops, melon and lots of tropical fruit come through and compliment the sweet malt. A green grassy bitterness rides through mixing with a semi-powdery dryness on the finish.

M - Medium body, medium carbonation, oily center, semi dry finish.

I was expecting more of a Belgian IPA but this falls in the American category. Sweet malt but not too sweet. Lots of hop flavor and aroma with a decent amount of bitterness. Citrus really starts taking over as it warms. A solid IPA.

StaveHooks, Jul 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Gerasimos, Oct 14, 2012
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Zomer Hop from Brouwerij De Molen
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