pivnizub (9199) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - APR 14, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: A bit unclear, stable yellowish off-white head with a good lace; piney-hoppy nose with a solid caramelly background, some drops of cough-syrup behind; solid bitter-sweet flavour, medium to full bodied, soft; warming brandy-like finish with robust hops and a malty tinge. Heavy, well balanced hoppy brew......
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to Pete for picking this bottle up for me from State Line.
Pours a copper-caramel color into my tulip. Single-finger white head quickly dissipates and leaves a few bubbles atop the brew. Not much lacing. Nose is some light citrus and floral hops with a few tropical notes. Definitely some sweetened malt in the background. Really faint.
Taste brings a pretty good dose of bitterness as well as a bit of green-hop heat, although I don’t believe this uses fresh hops. Crosses over into some booze. Slight caramel and toffee base. The feel is a bit boozy with a pretty good amount of bitterness. A very dry finish and a bit of cardboard shows up after the swallow. A bit off.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-10-2010
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. A dark copper coloured beer with a big white head. A massive hoppy nose with big grapefruit notes. A large body with again lots of citrussy hops. The malts give some balancing sweetness. Not a lot different to regular hardcore really. Very scrummy.
Kavu (2817) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 12, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber with a medium head. Aroma is very strong hops with some fruits. Flavor is malts, fruits and a lot of hops. Very full. Love it.
TBone (13816) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled@HBF2011 via Jarza
Clear amber color, small beige head. Fruity exotic mango aroma. Full-bodied. Fruity exotic flavor; nettles, mango and kiwi. Very delicious flavor, which hides ABV well. Good!
anderson01 (232) - Idaho, USA - APR 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma consist of orange. Has a very strong floral nose. The malt aroma is nonexistent because of the hops. The appearance is a cloudy with a thin white head and spiderweb lacing. Has an orange-red color to it. The flavor is a very hoppy. This is a full-bodied beer with a somewhat creamy texture that finishes rather long. Mikkeller is becoming one of my favorite beers. Have not been dissappointed by any of the ones i have tried.
rlgk (13163) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Bishops Arms, Järntorget. Hazy amber beer with a nice beige head. Hoppy perfume aroma, floral, citrus and with pine needles. Huge hoppy perfume flavor, a bit rough and I would have hoped for a bit more complexity.
mjs (5185) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, 0.33 l, at Kaisla, Helsinki, 20110407) The beer poured amber and quite clear. Its head was quite large and white. The very hoppy aroma had pine, mildly cirticness and also sweetness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were hops, malts, citricness, fruitiness, quite mild sweetness and pretty intense bitterness. Aftertaste was bitter. Quite nice double IPA - especially because it wasn’t excessively sweet.
ekstedt (5903) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2012 Bottle (33 cl) from bierkompass.de. Shady amber, medium off-white head. Intense floral, piney, perfumy hop aroma, with some tropical fruits. A bit cookeish malt aroma. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi sweet, a bit rough bitterness.
Cuso (5867) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 6, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled from Bierkompass. Copper color with thick white head. Aroma, pine, grapefruit, caramel, spices.taste, Taste, grapefruit, caramel,spices, strongly in malt and hops. Nice long bitter finish. Excellent beer.