Papsoe (25073) - 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 (15390) - 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 Kō-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. Itís 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. Thereís some alcohol warmth in the mouth, full body, and with flavors of crackery malts in the back. Slightly resiny, quite bitter flavor which isnít as tropical as the aroma. A lovely bitterness as the beer says goodbye. A lovely beer, but a bit one-track minded. Hope Iíll get the chance to have it again. 100506
Sdaniel90 (527) - 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 Iíve had. Nice!
ClubGonzo (4727) - 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 Mikkellerís 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 (12469) - 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. Itís 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.
teorn88 (3599) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle. A: orange, hazy, white foam, A: resin, floral, citrus, earthy, soy sauce, T: light sweetness, medium bitterness, P:medium body, lively, bitter, O: a very good IPA, weel balanced too.
mrhoppy (1289) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUL 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
We can all rave how great Mikeller beers are but given his stature in the beer world. I think this one he missed the mark. Now mind you it is not bad but I was expecting better. Maybe some sweetness would have improved this. Aroma is awesome and green. Taste is dry bitter and nutty. The bitterness has a medicinal character. Body is too thin. Finish is long bitter and lasting. Excellent finish.
keepersj12 (2932) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this right after a Stone 14th Anniversary and the similarities were amazing. This ones pour was clearer an d a bit darker with the big lacing head. The aroma malty which underscored the hops to come. The flavor was quite hoppy with a hint of malt then a big peppery hit. Very nice hop aftertaste that left you wanting more.
LilBeerDoctor (3527) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear orange with a thick foamy white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, sweet tropical fruits and citrus. Flavor of citrus and spicy hops upfront with a bitter, grassy hop finish. Pretty tasty, although I canít say I enjoyed it any more than the single hop series.