kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: June 05, 2010
Source: Greenís, Atlanta
Appearance: muddy dark amber, creamy beige head, heavy lace
Aroma: strong earthy caramel malt aroma, lots of hops, slightly grassy
Flavor: rich caramel malt flavor, lots of earthyness, touch of sweetness, light fruityness, well controlled but growing bitterness as it warms, long bitter finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
Tulle (292) - DENMARK - MAY 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
orange, cloudy, minimal head, cereal, roasty, citrus, leaves, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter,
hens (201) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - MAY 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,375L bottle. Fruity citrus, plum juice aroma. Bitterness is dominating and kills other tastes. I like this bitter taste, but something else is missing. Little rotten potato or samagon flavor somewhere. Srtrong spicy bitter end. Finish is the best part of this beer.
NBird (142) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky dark orange amber, med-lge fluffy head. Smells.. Big fresh hops of pine, resin, fruit.. some citrus.. bready malts. Tastes..heaps fruity and alcohol, piney, resinous hops, biscuit and caramel hints in malt and super bitter, but not too bitter. Yes
Lupulucid (2) - - MAY 19, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is challenging for me to evaluate. I think it deserves a perfect score for presenting as advertised and supported by many fine qualities behind that. The mouthfeel supports the intense hop bitterness and the alcohol is well tuned to let the hops shine. The bitterness is intense and focused. There is complexity but flavor and aroma take a back seat to a bittering tour de force. This beer is well crafted and its approach is one I can appreciate, but not my favorite.
Idiosynkrasie (1853) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle. Hazy amber colour with huge, creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, orangey off-white head. Intense fruity and resinous hop aroma has notes of orange, mandarine, grapefruit, lemon, sweaty caramel malty basis. Taste is initially fruity with notes of melon, grapefruit, sweaty caramel malty basis, citrusy overtones, then more and more narrowly bitter hoppy, later once again slightly fruity undertones; in the lasting finish really bitter hoppy, no hints of alcohol. More than just an experimental gimmick.
DrSilverworm (2733) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12.7oz bottle, shared with DanielCoor. Totally hazy dark amber color. Kind of red. Good thin khaki head. Awesome lace. Super nice resiny, lightly citrusy rindy aroma. Lightly spicy, kind of earthy, huge hoppy aroma. Bigger body. Nice smooth creamy light carbonation. Awesome super-long aftertaste. Bitter taste, but not 100+ IBU bitter. Some degree of sweet in there, too. What really shines here is the cool assertive west-coast style hop profile. Very hoppy. Probably the best DIPA Iíve had from Mikkeller yet.
Patrickctenchi (1700) - columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 3, 2013
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep green bottle...paper wrapped.
Pours hazy, thick, amber-brown with a heavy tan head.
Aroma is.....massive. Pine, juniper, resin.
Raw, punishing bitter....even has a slight peppery burn.
Itís like gnawing on a raw, fresh hop bud.
Thick bodied, any sweetness is obliterated halfway across the tongue....
berntholer (144) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
quite a lot of head that disappears quickly with lacing. dark amber colour. very hoppy smell, light sweetness en some hints of chocolate. long bitter taste with some sweetness and chocolate. a grainy mouthfeel.draft @ la tape / notes from backlog
Ibrew2or3 (5777) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The paper wrapped 0.375L green glass bottle with the widest possible cap (I love this bottle style) pours with a hop hazed all to hell totally opaque copper to dirty orange juice body and supporting a dense tan head of foam that leaves behind spotty lacing. Great menacing hazed murky look to this beer. The aroma offers up a big thick sludgy plume of malt infused pine sap clouds as well as faint rings of cracker like malts drizzled with molasses. The taste is all thick and sticky pine hops swirling around in a sweet sense of maltiness. This is bitter, resiny and deep with rich pine hop flavor. I can really sink my teeth into this terrific sipper. Loved it. This has yummy bruising hoppy goodness from front to back.
dcschiller (1998) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Whole Foods Mayo. Pours cloudy orange brown and eggshell head. Aroma is caramel, resin, pine. Taste is sweet with caramel and a touch of butterscotch. Full bodied and sticky. Good, but a bit too Cara Elly.