Rune (9239) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Mikkeller Bar (Viktoriagade), shared with Skinnyviking. Filmy layer at the top of a hazy apricot coloured body. Citrus and pumpkin on the nose. Caramel malts and half-dry fruity taste. Pine-like bitterness to the finish. Soft in the mouth. Just alright American IPA (Copenhagen 30.04.2014).
madmitch76 (17899) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
30th April 2014
Mikkeller Vik. Keg. Thanks to the Swedish drinking team. Light haze, gold beer. Small white head. Palate is smooth and semi dry. Light dry pale malt. Good fresh piney hops, turning slightly minty. Touch of citrus underneath. Little hop spice. Light dry finish. Nice hops here, just a tad dry.
laiti (7263) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ Mikkeller Bar. Aroma is somewhat sweet and heavy with gooseberry bush, harsh malt and some caramel tones. Flavour has resiny hops, some gooseberry bush and fruits. Refreshing, this has something in common with Founders All Day IPA. This is just more heavy and resiny. And has more lingering hops. And apparently much more alcohol.
olio (7430) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar.
Pours copper color with a small head. Resinous hops on the nose, grass and some mandarin. Fruity and resinous flavor with grass and caramel. Nice balanced hoppy and bitter palate.
lusikka (7047) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a dark amber colour with a small head. Aroma of fresh grass, some cat piss, basil and citrus. Flavour of fresh grassy bitterness, floral notes, caramel and some herbs. Medium bodied and a lingering bitter, dry citrusy finish. Great.
tiong (4648) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen
Pours dark orange with a smooth white head. Aroma of fresh hops, grass, citrus, fruits, crisp malts. Taste is smooth, fresh hoppy and grassy with some fruity notes. Finish is fruity hoppy and grassy with some gooseberries and resin. Quite fresh and tasty IPA.
rlgk (13190) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Mikeller Bar Viktoriagade, Copenhagen. Somewhat hazy deep orange/copper beer with a decent offwhite head. Hoppy passion fruit aroma, citrus, pine, grassy, grapes, peach, some biscuits. Great fruity hop flavor, peach, passion fruit, water melon, pine apples, grassy, pine, hay, some lemon zest. Very refreshing first beer during CBC-weekend 2014.
ARH (806) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap and poured into a 5oz English sampler glass. The aroma is quite potent and pleasant consisting primarily of pine and chalk with an undertone of caramel and citrus and bright, sweet berries. It pours a slightly hazy caramel color with a very light, filmy, off-white head that leaves a decent, "dirty" lacing. The taste is a medium high bitter with a medium sweetness. The beer is creamy, aided by an abundant amount of soft carbonation. The medium body is mostly fruit, but finishes dry with a chalky aftertaste.
WillDunn (28) - - MAR 16, 2014
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fresh on tap. Half Acre does wonderful things with hops but their regular IPA offerings somehow always disappoint. Double daisy is a treat as is SheWolf, and the recent addition of Heyoka reminded me just what Half Acre can do with the hops, but Space hasn't transported me to any galaxy I can't find on my own.
nuplastikk (5035) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Half Acre. More in line with a classic IPA malt wise, but has a lemon verbena citrus hop thing going on. Deep orange tan, thin oily head. Citra hop overload, I can dig it. An odd creature, very modern, but not so great. Hopwise A-. Overall B-.