neongolden (1127) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(330ml bottle @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Jan 26 2015) Pours hazy feel orange, huge off white head. Basically all the hop aromas at once! A little bit more towards the orange flesh and tropical fruit end of things. The palate is similar with some caramel sweetness and pretty minimal bittering on the back end. Light alcohol and astringency with citrus pith bitterness. Kind of interesting but a bit of a clusterfuck on the tongue too. Lacks some elegance. Still a quite drinkable IPA if not an amazing one.
oh6gdx (24607) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
@Bishops Arms, Vasagatan (backlog). Orangeish amber colour with a mediumsized foamy white head, that leaves good lace. Aroma is fruity, floral, mild honey and resin like notes as well as some toffee and mild bready notes. Flavour is tropical fruits, pine, resin, wood, some mild floral, earthy and grassy notes as well as some slight caramelly and toffeeish notes. Pleasantly balanced, and the hops do become quite nice, although I expected something quite harsh.
tderoeck (7816) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 4, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
31/XII/14 - 33cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ holiday - BB: 20/X/16 (2014-1569)
Clear reddish amber beer, huge yellowish to beige head, very stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, citrus, mango, pineapple, some sweet malts, caramel, bit of red fruit jam, strawberries. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: lots of citrus, bit grassy, very fruity, mango, lychee, pretty bitter, grapefruit. Aftertaste: fruity, pineapple, bitter, citrus, hoppy, grassy, some caramel malts, lychee, passion fruits, bitter finish, very nice stuff!
Katapi (11) - - FEB 2, 2015
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beer on tap in Mikkeller Bar in Bangkok. Light smell, taste like fruit explosion! Really nice feeling..
jmgreenuk (7098) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Mikkeller, Bangkok. Poured a hazy medium amber with a bubbly round head. The aroma is pine needle, resin hop. The flavour is moderate to strong bitter with a big woody, resin hop bitter palate and a lingering bitter finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation. I don’t think I’ll ever have another beer with this many hops in it. The sad thing is that I don’t think it worked that well. Give me a single hop Citra any day!
bjakk (680) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - JAN 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bronze, clear with yellowish head and a lot of foam. Malt and flowery hops in the aroma. Malt, with imidiate strong flowery hops that lasts and grows.
pastymc (39) - Niscemi, ITALY - JAN 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottiglia da 33 cl
Ambrata, con note arancioni. Cappello di schiuma beige consistente all’inizio, non troppo persistente. L’aroma, ovviamente, è il festival del luppolo. Erbaceo, floreale, agrumato: i migliori luppoli combinati in maniera perfetta. Nonostante ciò, la birra non perde l’impronta belga del De Proef dove Mikkel l’ha realizzata, e il malto è ben presente, tanto al naso quanto in bocca, dove il finale secco e la carbonazione vivace chiamano altri sorsi. Leggere sfumature tostate regolano l’equilibrio generale. Unico neo, così come la Stateside (sempre realizzata al De Proef, sempre un’IPA), è il finale troppo breve per una birra presentata così bene all’olfatto e al gusto
YigSvartka (274) - Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Translucent, but nearly opaque golden orange. Large frothy head with good retention. Pleasant aroma containing hops, grass, citrus, malt and caramel. Smooth, creamy, and medium body. Extremely complex taste. Malt, caramel, and mild citrus underlie the multiplicity of present hops. The initial taste of hops is drastically different from what follows for the following 15 seconds. Each sip is a journey in itself. Although not absolutely delicious, extremely interesting and hence deserves its high regard.
danlo (2308) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Mikkeller webshop. Slightly hazy orange amber colour, frothy off-white foam head leaving lots of lacing and aroma of tropical fruit mango, orange citrus, hoppy. Taste is malt caramel with juicy fruits and citrus hoppy bitterness. Slightly oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry bitter finish. Well balanced, very drinkable IPA.
Skinnyviking (8597) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Mikkeller Bar Copenhagen. Low fluffy white lasting head. Hazy orange body. Dusty fruity hoppy aroma with pineapples and tropical fruit. Powerful hops flavor with citric overtones and pineapple tropical fruit. High carbonation. Long dry finish. To be honest I could not distinguish and pin point the many hops types. Actually I felt it was a good IPA but nothing special.