JanLaursen (3140) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Mikkeller Bar. Hazy golden amber with a small diminishing white head. Ok lacings. Delicious hoppy aroma - pine, mint, orange zest are predominant notes, hints of herbs and flowers. Taste is sweet caramel malty with a heavy dose of hoppy accents that folliws the nose. Green herbal bitter but well balanced finish. Very, very fresh.
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hayduke (3380) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky orange with a foamy off-white head and good lacing. Nose of citrus, pine, flowers, and caramel malts. Medium in body with smooth mouthfeel. The flavor is primarily citrus hops. Fishes very bitter and with a ton of hops.
sonnycheeba (3570) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy amber with average, creamy white head; decent retention and some lacing. Aroma is mostly floral and grassy hops, orange peel, lemon, biscuit and cookie malts, light woody notes and a hint of dank. Flavor is a mix of hops forward well balanced with sweet malts and light citrus esters; dry, hoppy finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (9730) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by sonnycheeba. Pours lightly hazy amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is earthy, citrus, and resin hops with fruity esters and biscuit malt. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness with light malt and fruity esters, and a dry, nearly astringent finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: Archetype of the American IPA. Straightforward IPA beer that doesn’t overdo anything.
How: Bottle 330ml at The Bishops Arms Vasagatan, Stockholm.
The look: Clear deep golden body topped by a medium beige head with good retention.
In long: Nose is blunt hoppy with a burst of citrus fruits, tobacco and pine-tree. Taste is very well malted, loaded with nice toasted caramelized malts. In mouth the hop signature is unsurprisingly everything that modern IPAs can be, with maybe the coniferous aspect a bit more dominant than the other typical modern IPAs hop flavors (citrus fruits, tropical fruits, freshly cut grass, etc.) Bitterness of medium intensity, mild resinous after-taste. You would expect that a gimmicky beer like this (19 hops!!!) would feel unfocussed but this is was very well made and it didn’t feel like it was trying to throw everything but the kitchen sink at you. Another beer from Mikkeller, these guys keep making new beers every week and I keep buying them, it has to stop, I swear I will either defeat consumerism or I will die buying.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a somewhat cloudy deep golden amber with rocky offwhite head. Plenty of lacing as it falls away. Aromas are dominated by the hops as expected. Plenty of tropical fruits and sour citrus. Flavours are initially super sweet before a super resiny bitter finish, The sour citrus really come through on the finish. Sorachi ace really seems to dominate from mine. Hops resins really linger. Medium mouthfeel. Nice beer.
Yorker (1211) - Herning, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours clear golden amber with a white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is lots of citrus, exotic fruit, and caramel. Flavour is like the aroma with a dry finish.
boydstradamus (9) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 17, 2012 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours beautiful hazy amber. Incredibly well balanced 19 hop ipa. Lots of melon, pineapple, tropical fruits. Clean crisp grassy finish. Smooth, balanced, exotic.
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Tmoney99 (10717) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured cloudy dark amber color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This a very good brew.
rbrazell (1675) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle form Liam’s. Hazy amber pour with a small white head. Lots of pineapple, grapefruit, melon and earthy hops with a solid caramel malt backing. More bright citrus, tropical fruitiness, flowers and a touch of spiciness through the flavor with some good sweetness. Hint of soured berries. Medium bodied and a resiny bitter finish. Pretty solid.