freekyp (1459) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is THE IPA to beat in my book. Combines a bracing pacific northwest and continental hop blend with smooth German caramel malts for a beer that is both a showcase for smart use of hops and very drinkable for its 6.9%. Aroma is bright and full of citrus character with some spiciness courtesy of the EKGs in there. The malt backbone carries the hops but never showcases itself, and while I am a huge fan of highly malted beers I appreciate that this blend does exactly what it is intended to do. While bitter enough to please the hop heads, this beer ends on a balanced note that is both clean but still allows residual hop bitterness to linger. Pours a murky unfiltered pale brown with a solid off-white head and scads of messy lacing. Not a hop bomb, but rather a showcase in restraint and drinkability. Seek it out.
grod (1) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sharp bitterness on the finish but a beer that is well within my limits. Questionable storage methods could have influenced my rating
AdiBeer (425) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: citrus fruits, very intense hops. Appearance: clear dark amber, small white head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: bitters coming up very quickly and getting very intense, dry long finish. Overall: very nice IPA, lovely hop aroma. Bottle at the Craft Beer Co. Clerkenwell, London.
fernans (27) - Rhode Island, USA - FEB 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice beer. Interesting to get a European view of an American style. Aroma is earthy and pleasant, not floral like a true American IPA though. Taste is closer to a imperial IPA. Overall well made and worth a try.
minihame2 (154) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky brown body, head is piss yellow. Nice soft and malty aroma. Tingly carbonation but easy mouthfeel. Mild bitterness in the back of the mouth. Aftertaste is also bitter and lingers for a while. Mouthfeel in general is soft but somewhat weak.
Overall, it’s quite nice IPA but nothing special. It’s very drinkable and refreshing but if you’re looking for something special I’d probably skip this.
kustie (50) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ei erityisen voimakas tuoksu, aluksi paksu vaahto, mutta se ei pysy kuitenkaan erityisen pitkään. Monipuolinen maku tässäkin, jälkimaussa melko paljon katkeruutta. Hedelmällisyyttä tuntuu olevan myös. Puolitäyteläinen suutuntuma.
angel77 (433) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 12, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella de 33 cl en el lupulo. Junio de 2012. Increíble Ipa increíble. Y sólo con 6.8 vol. 10 lupulos perfectamente combinados que ofrecen un cuerpo ligero fácil de beber y una gran variedad de sabores afrutados, cítricos, hervaceos y amargos contenidos, en los que ninguno destaca sobre los demás pero que están todos ahí. Muy muy recomendable. Imprescindible repetir.
ljstephenson (247) - Enterprise, Alabama, USA - NOV 15, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy dark orange pour with a massive white frothy head. Aroma is citrus with light malt and some piney hop. Flavor is strong citrusy hop, great malt-to-hop balance. Finish is slightly dry with malt and hop and citrus lingering. Another perfectly balanced Mikkeller, from beginning to end.
Hirsty (26) - Perth, SCOTLAND - NOV 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange/amber pour. So many hops in it that it is hard to distinguish them thus just a pronounced hop aroma. Good mouthfeel provided from the Munich Malt and a slight sweetness from the Cara. Quite bitter. Generally a nice beer of the American IPA style.
abemorsten (2410) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,33 l bottle kindly provided by my wife. Pours a hazy orange body covered by a frothy off-white head. Subdued grassy piny nose. Bitter, fruity hop juice with a long finish. Medium to full body.
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep orange with a huge white head that leaves lacing all the way down the glass.
Smells mostly of hops of citrus and pine variety.
Good citrusy hop character up front rounding into a slight malt sweetness and a very bitter pine finish. The finish is really a bit overpowering even for the style.
Mouthfeel is light-medium with good carbonation level.
Not bad, but nothing special either especially for a $5 12 oz. The lingering aftertaste is really what makes this one a bit iffy.