oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - AUG 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A clear copper pour with lively carbonation in the body and a two finger off white head. The aroma comes of as juicy citrus fruits, resin, pine, grass, and some nectar sweetness. The flavor hols much more of a malt profile with caramel and bready toast balancing a mandarin-nectar fruit profile. Quite delicious. The palate is just about perfect for the style- not too thin, but never too thick to offset sessionability. Really nice effort.
Jaksmart (454) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark, rusty red colour with a frothy, beige head. Aroma has a very nice caramel-punch, with some sugar and bread as well. Also lots of lime and pine, and some yeast. Hops round the thing off nicely! Nice flavour with a lot of malty sugar in the attack, followed by a not unsubstantial hop-profile, quite bitter and nicely fresh. Low carbonation, medium-big body, medium duration, nice, lean texture. A very nice IPA!
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s hazy bronze with a huge, creamy head, and a wonderful fruity, hoppy aroma. The flavour is moderately sweet with fruity hoppy notes of citrus, spruce, mango and caramel. The finish is slightly dry and bitter – a harmonic and charming beer.
msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2oz bottle from Perfect Pour. Pours hazy dark orange with large off-white head. Aromas of grapefruit, pine, tropical fruit, caramel malts, and tons of hops. Flavors of caramel malt, bitter hops, light booze, some sweetness, with citrus and pine. Finishes bitter with some malty sweetness. Might be a bit past it prime as there is not a whole lot of hop flavor, yet it is quite bitter. Nice to finally try.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Clear amber golden with an off-white head. Fat, intense and juicy hop aroma. Quite full-bodied, sweetish fruit and caramel with intense peachy accents leaving a massive bitterness. Almost feels like a Double IPA. 080510
yngwie (16523) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at KØ-10. It pours an almost clear, golden-orange body under a small off-white head, looking more or less like the ten children of this beer. It’s probably due to the tap serving that the head is smaller. Tropical fruits dominates the aroma, slightly malty in the back, but it seems some aromas got lost in the heavy hop-blending. There’s some alcohol warmth in the mouth, full body, and with flavors of crackery malts in the back. Slightly resiny, quite bitter flavor which isn’t as tropical as the aroma. A lovely bitterness as the beer says goodbye. A lovely beer, but a bit one-track minded. Hope I’ll get the chance to have it again. 100506
Sdaniel90 (940) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JUL 25, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 33cl. Pours a clear orange/amber colour with a modest, offwhite head. Looks amazing (or perfect). Aroma is extremelt citric, hop overdose! The hoppiest and bitterest beer I’ve had. Nice!
ClubGonzo (5468) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The pinnacle of Mikkeller’s educational hop project - the Single Hop IPAs - this beer packs all ten of the hop types presented in the series. Should be interesting. Pours the (by now) standard hazy orange body with the equally standard medium white head, characteristic of the Single Hop series. Aroma is complex an nice; raspberry, peach, apricot, grass, with hints of vanilla and wild strawberries. Taste is much narrower, with tones of grapefruit, grass and mixed floral notes. Surprisingly, it appears many of the hop variants were simply suppressed in the blending with other, more powerful species. Others again seem to bounce off each other with a nullifying effect as the end result. Overall, this promises a lot more than it delivers and is the kinda beer I could smell forever instead of actually drinking it. That aside, I can understand the compelling temptation Mikkeller must have had to put them all inside a single beer, as a "summa summarum" of the grand IPA project. Nice work, guys. :-)
bhensonb (14167) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 23, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Probably from Pizza Port Bottle Shop. Pours hazy amber with a 4 finger foamy off-white head. Lots of resin aroma. Medium body. Foamy carbonation. It’s really hoppy. I ken resin and grapefruit. Malt is discernible. This is bitter stuff. Lots and lots of hop. Delicious.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours a transparent deep amber bronze with a clingy-lacing froth of off-white head. Has a lightly sweet toasty caramel malty nose with an assertive fresh resiny hop presence with some grapefruity character. Starts with a finely-dissolved carbonation and fresh juicy hop flavor well balanced with a semi-sweet pale maltiness before a crisp bittersweet hoppy finish. An enjoyable and refreshing IPA.