MiP (14216) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Kō10. Mild grassy hop aroma. Cloudy dark red colour. Small head. Sweet and good grassy flavour. Bitterness, but does not taste more bitter than many other APAs.
NosirIwont (2105) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a murky amber/brown with a big beige/light brown head. Nice lacing. Sharp citrus and pine hop aroma with a malty backbone. Sweet, full-bodied hop flavour, with an alcoholic feel and a malty backbone here as well. Dry, bitter liquorice finish with remote notes of citrus. Lingering notes of pine hops. Oily palate. A quite fine, if not very complex, beer, but not nearly as hoppy/bitter as expected. The alcohol is present, but still rather well-balanced compared to the high percentage. 10.07.10.
daleharshman (970) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 7, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12.7 ounce bottle corked and caged from Holiday Wine Cellar ($13.49). Pours a quite dark amber -- almost brown -- with two fingers of frothy beige foam leaving good lacing. Nice aroma of hops (pine, sweet orange) with some rich caramel malt notes as well. Taste strongly of hops but not overpowering or especially bitter -- in fact this is surprisingly smooth for a DIPA, especially considering the name of this one. There is a strong and ever-present caramel-y malt balancing the flavor. Really smooth and good finish with not much bitterness and a bit of sweetness. This is far too expensive to purchase here, but I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to try it. (177, 333)
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent offering, well worth the money and iíd definitely get it again. Just didnít knock my socks off. Really nice backbone, but nowhere near as hoppy as expected.
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fairbar, Aarhus, DK.
Amber with white head. Aroma of hop spices. Flavor is malt with solid bitterness and spices.
SM_Jenkins (48) - Missouri, USA - JUL 3, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I canít even believe that this beer is drinkable; maltier than the I Beat yoU; amazing beer worth the $13 for just over 12 oz.
mesperon (205) - Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iím excited and scared to try this. Iíve heard great things about mikkeller, but so far Iím 0/2 with trying their beers.
Pours hazy dark copper with big fluffy cream-colored head. Big aroma of a good IPA: grapefruit, pine, and hint of caramel. Nice full mouthfeel, a touch on the chewy side. Great flavor that starts with a woody and citrussy bitterness on the tip of the tongue, grapefruit aroma is replaced with a orange peel and ripe sweet orange, piney, a bit of caramel and a lot of white bread. Just a bit of pepper from the alcohol, but not at all hot or boozy. Finishes with a great hop bitterness that balances the beer well. I expected something over the top, unpleasant, and puckering based on the name and the last beers that I tasted from Mikkeller, but this is a very nice finish. Thereís also just a touch of malty sweetness to accompany the bitterness in the end. Leaves a dirty bitterness - like apple peel-for the aftertaste.
Nickls (1946) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Old BA rate - tap Plan B)
Poured with a nice-half finger of fluffy white foam that stayed nearly the whole way through the samping; great curtains of lacing really left their mark; hazy coppery brown hue, but not too hazy. Really a great looking brew.
Some dank hoppiness in the aroma and then its a really interesting spectrum of hop aromas: cedar at first; then grapefruit, floral notes, and then back to a citrus aroma. Light caramel in the nose, but the hops really shine. Not nearly as aggressive as I thought, but showcases several different hop aromas. Not as bitter in the flavor either, but still pretty damn hoppy. A bit of a heavier malt backing, but not nearly sweet as some others Iíve had in the range. In another couple of months the hops would be competing too much with the malt, I think. Great range of those hops that mirror the aroma, and lead to a really dry finish. Medium body with nice carbonation, and coats the palate really well. Nice drinking DIPA, especially given the more extreme hop treatment. Would only take this one as fresh as possible.
BMan1113VR (7898) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a murky brown body and a large khaki head. Good lace. Aroma of orange, grass, caramel, lots of hop volatiles. Some brown sugar. Taste is dry, grassy, bitter, some caramelized notes. Not really getting anything close to "1000 IBU" bitterness wise, or even with hop aroma/flavor. Some pine, nettles, light vegital qualities. Medium bubbles. A somewhat sweet finish.
drpimento (2424) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
aaaahhhhh, shoot; I think I mighta got a bottle that just ainít up to snuff. Poured with a nice thick, foamy, frothy medium sized light tan head and some lace. Color is and yellowish brown with LOTS of tan chunks of sediment floating in suspension. Aroma is funky, leather, yeast, hops, butterscotch, caramel, malt, sweat. Flavor is pretty much like nose. Body is kind of heavy and well carbonated. Odd barnyard flavors in the finish that arenít that pleasing. Sure looks kinda crazy, like itís got a disease with spots. And what with the smell and taste... Iíd like to try another.