jredmond (4569) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with Linh, Scarlett and Jeremy at lord hobo. Pours an orange body with thick white lacing. Aroma is floral, bitter hops. Mouthfeel on first impression is nice and floral with a nice bitterness. Finishes too dry and bitter. Lingers.
Tmoney99 (9585) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap sample. Poured clear golden color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate hop and malt aroma. Medium bitter flavor with a heavy acidic finish of moderate duration. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Worth having once brew.
DrSilverworm (3994) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster on tap at Ei8ht Ball. Mostly clear orange yellow color. Good thin white head, good ropes of lace. Smooth, crisp lighter carbonation. Lightly sticky texture. Medium body. Good citrusy, lightly grassy bitter hoppy taste, with a good long resiny hoppy aftertaste that lasts quite a bit. Impressive, massive bitter taste, minimal sweet. Extreme bitter, but not painful, I like it. Light body makes it drinkable. Impressive stuff.
alexsdad06 (3806) - Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Ei8ht Ball. Pours a slightly hazy dark golden /light amber color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor have faded citrus and grassy hopswith general bitterness and not much other flavor. Not very good.
b3shine (3496) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft to taster. Looks solid; malty though. A cloudy orangish brown with thin off-white head. Smells and tastes of bitter hops with a thin, unbalanced backbone. Meh.
kalervo (538) - FINLAND - NOV 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I choose "Mikkeller 1000 IBU" from the beer list and got this "light version". Not bad but a bit unbalanced as the body is quite thin due to heavy piny bitterness. I definitely want to taste the "proper" Mikkeller 1000 IBU in the future too.
Nocturne (546) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle, probably quite old by now. Murky orange pour with a huge foamy head. Classic hoppy nose with sweeter malt notes. Cat piss, berry fruit and pine sums it up. Momentary sweet hit on the tongue before bitterness demolishes everything in its path. Successful as a concept but not so enjoyable to drink.
Hair6a11 (1227) - Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle; Pour is murky golden / caramel with a frothy, two finger off white head in this glass. It retains well, and there is some spotting here - The nose is heavy hopped; grass and pine here, but there are some sweet undertones present here as well - caramel and sweet bread, to be precise. The flavor profile is pretty one dimensional though - the hop profile is muddied yet dominant, but it barely makes any sense on my tongue. It’s just unbalanced, with a malt profile that barely rounds things out at the end - its something to try.. i guess. I wouldn’t bother.
ROGUE (2078) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2oz bottle. Pours a hazy copper color with a one finger frothy off-white head. Aroma is citrus, pine, grassy hops, sweet caramel and bready malts.
Taste is, citrus, pine, grassy hops, resiny bitterness, sweet caramel and bready malts, some candied hops. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry, bitter, resiny finish.
KansaiBeerLvrs (875) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer is crazy bitter but nice for teaching you what hops taste like. A nice red color with a good head of foam. This is NOT the beer if you want something balanced & sharing it is recommended.
Juseq (158) - FINLAND - AUG 26, 2013
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Aroma is good and has floral hoppiness. Mouthfeel is thin. Flavor is thin and the aftertaste is awful and the bitterness tastes like iron. The normal abv version has much tolerable bitterness.