freekyp (1949) - 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.
Dandm (94) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Citrus, hay, dough, grass, spruce This still tastes very fresh. Big flavour, well balanced. Medium bitter and mild sweet, my favourite for an easy drink. I thought that the ten hop blend would be uniform, even bland. But this has many recognisable flavours.
JPDIPSO (5673) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy dark amber color with a tall, small bubbled, tight head of ecru bubbles. Nice sheet of lace. Orange and grapefruit zest scents. Hints of pale malt in the background. Simple IPA scents. Flavors from the start are hop minded. There are hints of caramel and pale malt, but they are readily pushed aside by pine, citrus juice, zest and cleaner. While the malt does seem to show its head once and awhile it is still drowning in a sea of hops tea. Does not possess the malt depth which I desire. A hops head brew. Good, but a touch watery (hops tea) for me. 3/10
kraddel (6387) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drank side by side with the 19 other variants of the serie. I would like to note up front that - since these beer’s are no longer in production, they were not fresh. this rating should thus be viewed with that in mind, and can shed a light on the ’ageing’ differences between the variants. They were probably better fresh...
Pours rather clear, dark amber, small white foam. Smell is bitter, cleaning products, aromatic fruits. Taste is sharp, very full on fruits. Fairly bitter, OK, held up quite good, but is a bit of a mess because of too many different hop-characteristics.
BlazerT (527) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - FEB 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sensroic. Bottle. Hazy golden/orange with medium to high, white head. Medicore lacing and head retention. Nice hoppy aroma - citrus (orange) mixed with light tropical fruits (lychee, mango) aroma. Taste is moderatly bitter with nice malty sweetness, pretty balanced. In overall above average mikkeller beer.
Przemek1992 (66) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dużo cytrusów i owoców tropikalnych ale chyba ilośc chmieli troche przesadzona przez co brak tu jakiejś przewodniej nuty. Dobre ale bez szału
rouhlas (2844) - GREECE - JUL 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Light hazy golden orange color with white head. Malty and hoppy aroma. Caramel, light citrusy fruity, grapefruit, light pine, grassy. Light sweet and medium bitter taste like aroma.
jamaty (1915) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bonito color ámbar miel. Abundante espuma ligeramente manchada. Aroma no demasiado patente. Frutal en cualquier caso. En boca, muy muy lupulada, bastante amarga, con el típico gusto a pomelo y cascara de naranja. Esto prevalece sobre todo y se arrastra hasta el postgusto, igualmente amargo. Ejemplo del estilo: explosión de lúpulos (florales, herbales…) y amargor muy potente. Malta? también: por ahí abajo en algún sitio. Para incondicionales del estilo
Ozckr (327) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
citrus, orange, hazy, cloudy, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, lively,
MichaelAwesome (6472) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice one with some aromatic hops upfront and easy drinkability. Slightly thin in the back with some citrus aromas. Bitter ending which turned me off a bit. Not bad.
McTapps (6502) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from MisoW - many thanks. The beer has got a hazy golden-amber colour with a steady head and medium to smooth body. Aroma of hops and wheat. Taste of hops, citrus fruits, pine, mild herbs, spices and flowers. Hoppy and dry finish. Good and solid beer.