toffeeslot (118) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great aroma - lots of tropical fruit. Big head, nice colour. Taste is initially sweet, pineapples, mango and some citrus. Then the big hitting hops take over and the finish is long and bitter.
Reminds me a bit of Punk IPA - but more bitter in the finish.
Very nice beer.
wlajwl (4001) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is citrus and bready malts. The flavor is citrus, tropical fruit, kiwi/lime and a tart/sour finish. Hop profile was definitely all over the place but an interesting IPA.
KyotoLefty (6643) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Q-Brick. Nose of passion fruit, grapefruit, harsh rinds. Amber colored. Tart and astringent flavors, grapefruit rind. Soft, full body. A bit confused.
MOARBEER (92) - BELGIUM - DEC 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours murky orange with good sized white head. I can imagine this beer being a favourite in summer. Immense fruity flavours. Taste is pine, grapefuit, tangerine, mango. Nice long bitter hoppy finish. So refreshing and so delicious.
JanLaursen (3227) - 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 (3423) - 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 (3691) - 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 (9997) - 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 (6104) - 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.