Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, - JAN 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful fluffly white foam floats over the cloudy dirty orange shaded liquid. Richly hoppy bouquet despite the suboptimal freshness. It hints at pretty much all the usual suspects in terms of hop aromas, venturing as much into exotic fruits, citrus, floral and coniferous, resinous nuances. In mouth, its crystal malts provide a lot of support, but feel less thick than in other Mikkeller IPAs where the carbonation may be less expansive, filling the palate with large bubbleyness in a juicy, marmalade jammyness that conveys all the hops fruitiness towards a tea-like, tannic, drying finish is a blast of leafy citrus. Sharp and mineral, even salty finish, lingering. A complex IPA, but perhaps not the most drinkable nor the most balanced.
kustie (15) - 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 (106) - 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 (235) - 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 (23) - 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 (2234) - 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.
M_Sack (226) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Copper hue, off-white frothy head and medium lacing. Delicious breakfast juice (grapefruit, passionfruit, banana, pawpaw, orange) aromas with a hint of biscuity malt at the end. Tiny glimpse of malt sweetness at the very front of the palate which leads into pine cone and oily resin. The malt returns in the mid palate, but it is interwoven with all the hops, creating a bitter caramel and long, dry finish. Well balanced meaning it isn't as bitter as it could be, which is a good thing. They've got it just right. My type of ipa. Classy beer.
shoulderbroken (1507) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma very nice, floral, citrus, chemical but in a good way, resin, pine, everything, all the hoppy stuff but not overpowering. Taste is good, similar mix of tastes but seems balanced. Nice bitterness, bit caramel, grassy, tastes like a leaf. Think I was pissed at this stage, but it was very nice.
atrox (59) - Kraków, POLAND - SEP 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange colour with white head. Lot of exotic fruits, pine and bitterness.
gEUS (790) - Linden, BELGIUM - SEP 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle - taken from notes (tasted quite fresh). Pours clear dark orange with a steady yellowish head. Aroma is rich and full of exotic fruits (pineapple, peach and mango), subtle pine hint as well. Rich body with nice bitter tones.