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De Molen Rye IPA Legacy

Rating: 3.95

Thanks to a trip to the Williams Brothers brewery pub in Glasgows West End at the weekend I was able to try my first ever De Molen beer on tap, the Legacy edition of their Rye IPA series coming in at 6.6%. This one was a surprising find since it is usually only Brewdog bars that seems to stock De Molen beers, at least I thought that was the case and even then Brewdog normally only stock the bottles so I was fairly pleased to get to try this one on-tap. The beer was my third from the brewery and my second is quick succession after trying their Pijl & Boog Belgian ale earlier in the October. It will also be the second IPA from the brewery I’ll have tried after their Single Hop Citra that I picked up from Brewdog Aberdeen at the start of the year. Going by the brewery’s reputation and by the two beers I mentioned, I expected this one to be fairly nice going in which is why I made it my first beer of the day and thankfully it wasn’t a let down at all.
De Molen Rye IPA Legacy

Appearance (4/5): An opaque, caramel amber colour with a thin, white lacing for a head that stays very consistent throughout.
Aroma (8/10): Citrus smelling initially with some pine and a few lighter hints of grapefruit along with some American style hops. The smell is very refreshing and fruity with a tropical aroma to it that is quite pleasing.
Taste (8/10): Tropical fruits and citrus flavours up front, along with some pine tasting hops and a very bitter taste that is complimented by some caramel. There is a juicy taste to the beer as well and some background fruits.
Palate (4/5): Smooth tasting and quite juicy as I mentioned, there is a fruity feel to the beer and it has a medium body with about the same carbonation levels.

Overall (15/20): Quite an enjoyable American IPA with a fairly refreshing taste and a nice helping of malts and caramel to counter the intense, hop-filled flavours that hit you initially. The beer is well balance and goes down pretty well & is one that I wouldn’t mind trying again at some point.

Brewed In: Bodegraven, South Holland, Netherlands
Brewery: Brouwerij de Molen
First Brewed: 2013
Type: American IPA
Abv: 6.6%
Serving: Draught (Half Pint)
Purchased: Inn Deep, Glasgow, Scotland
Price: £3.00

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  1. July 8, 2014 at 20:09

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