freekyp (1463) - 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.
andriesradu (405) - ROMANIA - APR 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap @ Animal bar. Pours dark orange with a creamy white head. Aroma sweet, caramel, fruity, raspberry, hoppy. Flavor is heavy bitter with a long duration, hoppy.
belgis (97) - LATVIA - APR 15, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
For so many hops its is not reaching anything besides eclectig chaos. Twisted bitter. Never again.
BRW (667) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Biercab. Copper colour with off-white head. Grass, citric aroma. Grass, resinous, citric taste, also malty. Medium body.
MarcoDL (1562) - NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of Mikkeller’s great IPA’s. Very hoppy, yet also nicely fruity. Lovely beer.
MattiasA (622) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog. Tried both the bottled version and the keg-variant a number of times. As announced, it’s a hop-bomb.
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 (614) - 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 (29) - 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 (166) - 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 (65) - 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.