DrnkMcDermott (2780) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster at the tap room. Jeez, about all I wrote down on this was "heavy catbox smell." I recall then explaining to my companions that I mean that as a good thing, but usually associate it with Amarillos. Clearly some of the newer hop varieties here can dig in that impression just as well, too. Should probably have had a full glass, but this was a pub/brewpub crawl, and I was pacing myself admirably.
Saeglopur (267) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUL 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from Mikkeller Webshop. Clear, golden body, with a medium, creamy, white head, that leaves rings of lacing. Great, fresh, fruity aroma of citrus, tangerine, lemongrass, passion fruit, lychee, grass, candy. Taste is also very fruity, with about the same aromas. Mouthfeel is medium, oily, carbonation is moderate and it finishes bitter, fruity, also sweet and a bit malty and pretty alcohol warming. Tasty stuff! If I didn’t know it, I propably wouldn’t be sure if this is a lager or an ale, as this is fruity and smooth like an American Pale Ale. Quaffable and refreshing, despite the high ABV and really pushing the envelope regarding the Lager style!
Yorker (1108) - Herning, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can @ home. Pours slightly cloudy yellow with a white head that leaves quite a bit of lacing. Aroma and flavour are grains, citrus, and grass - with a slightly bitter finish.
sunevdj (3132) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can in Nørrebroparken. Pours a clear yellow with a small white head. Sprucy hopsaromas. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Bitter finish.
jsquire (3398) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale golden color out of the can with a short lived white head. Great big hoppy nose with hints of real alcohol. Big flavors of pine, bitter orange peel, tropical fruit, and a burning alcohol sensation in the finish. Lots of hops and lots of alcohol.
jonnyguns (886) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours bright orange with white head. Big tropical and sweet fruits on the nose. Passionfruit and mango come to mind. Taste is very refreshing. Loads of more tropical fruits. Very easy drinking.
SlackerMads (1431) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Hazy golden yellow with a medium sized creamy white head. Good retention and lace. Grapefruit, citrus, light biscuit, light sweet tropical fruit. Medium sweet with a pleasant level of bitterness. I wouldn’t say easy drinkable, you can feel that it has some balls, but I think it’s quite elegant and pleasant. Not rough but robust.
maneliquor (3006) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from Mikkeller webshop. Pours bright orange with a thick white cap on top. Nose is loaded with tropical fruits - massive orange and passionfruit over the top of familiar lager yeast. Taste is true to a well rounded lager and then the hops hit you - massive passionfruit, pineapple and orange. Very juicy and drinks a treat. So good
angel77 (795) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lata de 50 cl. En el momento, en llamas el 03-05-2014. color amarillo anaranjado turbio con bastante espuma blanca al echarla que va desaparecido poco apoco. Aromas frescos de frutas tropicales con unas ligeras notas resinosas. Cuerpo medio con 8 vol que se notan bien en boca. Bien de gas, espumando en todo momento al agitarla. Sabores también afrutados tropicales al inicio, seguidos de cierto dulzor maltoso y acabando con un herbáceo y fresco amargo resinoso que dura en boca unos buenos minutos. Bastante buena, aromas y sabores intensos y frescos con una buena dosis de alcohol. Para repetir sin problema.
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught at the brewery, 4/17/14
Chill-hazed deep golden/copper body is topped by plentiful white head showing strong retention.
Hugely hoppy nose is full of strong peachy-lemon fruitiness and a fair amount of acidity. Pine emerges quickly and alongside the grapefruit and heavy leaf-like astringency, it quickly becomes clear this is going to be very aggressive. Bready malts produce a sourdough-like note in conjunction with all of this hop resin, while there is a touch of alcohol warmth on the finish and a bit of fusel character.
Unbelievably acidic in the mouth. Hop resin, lemon concentrate, pine sap, etc....Very well-attenuated, too much so, as there’s not nearly enough malt to balance. It’s not even the extreme amount of hops used, rather just the poorly executed boiling schedule for them. Way too much bitterness and borderline sour/aspirin-like. Damn. Ok, you know how to boil a shit ton of hops and make an unbalanced beer. Good work.