Zomer Hop | Brouwerij De Molen

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen
Netherlands
brouwerijdemolen.nl

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

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

Added by DeanMoriarty on 11-05-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
39
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
12.53%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
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Photo of mwilbur
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

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Photo of rfgetz
4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

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Photo of BDIMike
4/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

Photo of Kiniey01
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of valkyre65
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of sammo
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of StaveHooks
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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Photo of lnashsig
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

#BOTG 92, and another Rare beer club selection.

When I undid the cage, the cork jumped out of the bottle. After the bubbles flood the bottle it chills out, ready to pour. Poured from bottle into New Belgium glass (a new favorite). Pours a solid orange cloudy color, crazy head fills the glass and takes awhile to recede. It leaves lacing all the way down the glass. Really nice looking beer. Smell- I know its a hop aroma, but it smells like plastic to me tonight. Not awful, but its there. Some citrus/orange rind flavors as well. Taste- wow. this is crazy. A lot of competing flavors, I'll try to jot them all: a bitter blast hits my tongue, its followed by a juicy pear/mango/orange rind malt sweetness. It is followed by a tangy/citrus sour and then again a bitter ending. This is a crazy and interesting hoppy beer, but its not too balanced, and has some competing flavors that I am not sure are integrated too well. Overall, its drinkable, and I was glad for the chance to taste it. Another interesting one from the rare beer club.

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Photo of roblund
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

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Photo of DeanMoriarty
4.37/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

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Zomer Hop from Brouwerij De Molen
3.91 out of 5 based on 39 ratings.
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