jmgreenuk (5710) - 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 (467) - 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 (30) - 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 (214) - 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 (1586) - 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 (7729) - 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.
AWISLguy (1694) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle off the discount rack at Sonoma Cellars (who can say no to a $1 Mikkeller IPA). Pours a clear coppery orange with a foamy tan head leaving tons of streaks of lace. 4 Aroma has tangy pine, toffee, citrus, and some earthiness. Taste is pine, citrus, resin, with a solid caramel malt base. Medium bodied. 13.9
benfergy (233) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma has strong floral hops that evoke grass and lemon as well. The taste is perfectly balanced. The palate is smooth. Very good beer!
melush (1264) - SPAIN - OCT 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en Cervezorama 2.0. Color ambar claro. Sabor a lupulo, levadura, ligeramente especiado, citrico.
omikr0n (803) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from my ex-colleagues. Thanks a lot! Pours hazy light brown with nice lasting white head. Aroma is yeast, alcohol, malt, hops, candy, figs, honey. Taste is candy, honey, malt, yeast, alcohol.