vyvvy (4625) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber / brown with a rocky beige head. The aroma has lots of floral and fruity hoppiness along with pine, grapefruit and grape along with toasted malt for a backbone. Medium crisp body with flowing gentle semi-sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with a spicy hoppiness that leads to pine, earthiness and resiny bitterness. The malt is very overpowered in this beer. The finish is dry and piny with a bit of the Nelson Sauvin peeking through with it’s grape-like flavor. Very enjoyable way to tie together the single hop series. Here’s hoping for another 10.
LoFi (1673) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2011 Draught.
Opaque orange with a tan head leaving lacing.
Aroma: fresh hoppiness with tropical fruits.
Taste: peaches, pine, resin, caramel, medium bitterness.
Medium-bodied with quite a high carbonation.
Nicely balanced and drinkable.
Rated this one higher than in bottle last summer (7/3/8/3/15=3.6).
DuffMan (7836) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy honey amber, medium bubbly off-white head that leaves early lace. Aroma of citrus, pine, and hints of wood. Citrus rind and light pine hop flavours dominate, some plastic notes sneaking in. A little sticky. Very bitter. Delicious.
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy reddish amber pour with a foamy beige head that leaves a lot of lace. Aroma is very fruity with notes of apricot, peach, pine, citrus and tropical fruits. The flavour is similar but with a much stronger grassy, herbal taste and a solid malt backbone. Mouthfeel is light and very dry with moderate carbonation and a powerful bitter finish. This mix up of hops is a touch confusing/overwhelming to the senses at first but overall is a great brew and a good way to wrap up the hop series from Mikkeller. Nothing exceeds like excess.
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle poured an amber color with a good amount of head. Strong hoppy flavor with a lasting bitter aftertaste.
Cirrhosis (1259) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2010
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bright reddish brown with a thick foamy cap, Sweet hoppy goodness in the aroma with faint red wine vinegar, aroma seems mild but has a nice balance between hops and malts. Taste is yummy but seems thin and held back. it has a massive bitter presence with wood and citrus as secondary flavours. Really wish the was more full bodied then I’d be all over this beer, but it’s not bad. Starting to pick out lemon lime but not to strongly. The malts are in here but they are hard to pick out of the bitter. Not as big or complex as I thought it would be all the hop varieties seem to get lost in each other. Still good to drink though.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours out in a hazy reddish amber colour with a rich frothy tan-coloured head. Rich hop aroma of resin, plums, lychee, grapefruit and flowers. Medium-bodied with notes of grapefruit, wet grass, resin, orange-peels and lemon-zest. Long bitter finish of grapefruit and resin.
pintbypint (2884) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 28, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml brown bottle. Golden orange in colour, light haze. Huge thick sticky head that is off white in colour. Tons of sticky lacing. Grapefruit and sweet orange hop aroma. Big hop flavour - grapefruit, lemon and sweet orange. Malts beneath are caramel tinged, a bit toasty. Big bitter finish that attacks the back of the throat with lingering grapefruit and lemon peels. Medium body, lighter than expected carbonation profile. Solid, hop packed brew.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle; thanks Alex; creamy white head and dark orange, which was surprising as I was expecting more of a rainbow color; stale, lemony hops and a little garlic; quite piney and dry; mix of cat pee, pine and garlic to me; eh; dry, stale and kind of all over the place
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - AUG 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good but unfortunately the high AA hops really dominate making this a fairly straight forward citrus bomb. Nose is pine and citrus, but mouthful is almost entirely citrus. Good body. Another good but not great IPA from Mikkeller.