jackl (6114) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg @ CPK. The appearance is deep orange with a creamy orange-white head. The nose is strong sugary pineapple, marmalade, mango, some strawberry/caramel malt. The taste is acerbic, juicy fruit salad, light wood and pine needle. Marzipan. A bit of chewy malt. Certainly not a bitter beast. Light dry finish. Medium body, smooth and drinkable. Prickly carbonation. Overall, very nice. Flavorful.
argo0 (12516) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Clear amber body, small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, some bread, grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, some bread. Light-medium body, light resin.
sebletitje (8124) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from Hopduvel, shared with Tomaz. BB 07/11/2013.
Cuivrée, col épais crémeux beige.
Arôme houblon bien présent entre fruit tropical, agrumes et léger pin; note ananas, mangue, pin le tout étant résineux.
En bouche, houblon amer, herbacé, pin; pamplemousse, côté épicéa les houblons amarillo, simcoe et citra restent bien en avant laissant un palais sec et amer avec un léger palais malté caramel.
Après il est très dur de vraiment détecter les 19 houblons surtout vu le faible pourcentage de certains utiliser dans cette bière.
lamas (1494) - Washington DC, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 oz. bottle. # on the cap: 9081111. A hazy copper pour with a big beige head. A surprisingly well-balanced aroma that features plenty of caramel maltiness to offset an abundance of grapefruits and citrus rinds. Kinda chalky and peppery. Full-bodied. There is a crisp biscuity maltiness upfront taste-wise. Plenty of drying citrusy hoppiness follows. Lots of grapefruits and orange rinds at the end. An interesting tropical fruitiness too. Peppery. Nicely balanced all the way through. Not as intense as I expected, but still another winner from Mikkeller.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2012 Tap at Tyler’s in Raleigh. Hazy orange pour with a thick white head. Dotty lace. Piney, citric hops on the nose. Nice and piney and some grapefruit .
Japalo (1546) - DENMARK - APR 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. 11/2 finger off- white foam. Amber haze. Tropical fruity aromas of peach, apricot and pineapple. Dry bitter medium finish. Splendid brew but have tasted this style before from mikkeller.
espenra (943) - Kurland, NORWAY - APR 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Amundsen. Dark orange colour with a big white head. Hoppy aroma naturally as one would expect from a beer with 19 different hops. Also notes of pine as well as hints of sweet caramel and perhaps some malt. Flavour is not very bitter. Hops are present and well dominant really, but the bitterness is not overwhelming. Pine, spices and tropical fruits. It’s teally difficult to tell all the 19 hops from each other. Overall a really nice IPA.
Beersiveknown (4409) - NORTHERN IRELAND - APR 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sorachi ace dominates the nose dusty lemon cheesecake with some pithy Orange. Pale blonde with lemon and herbal bitterness
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella. Hazy nice deep golden colour. White head. Very pleasant aroma full of great hoppy fruitiness, pine and exotic fruit along with citrus, and so pleasantly sweet like too. Good mouthfeel. Fresh lovely fruity flavour with pine, citrus, exotic fruit, lemon, toastish like malt and a good sweetness. Good bitterness indeed, well lasting.
italianjohn (2600) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber/reddish pour thin off white head, thick sticky striped lacing .... Aroma is of citrusy, fruity hops (lemony/grapefruit), caramel sweet malts and light floral/piney hops .... taste is bitter, fruity citrusy hops (light lemon/grapefruit), lightly floral/piney hops, caramel and biscuity malts ... has way more malt character in the taste and more hop in the aroma .... dry bitter hop finish that lingers for a bit .... great looking brew but for 19 diff hops this is kind of disappointing .... its still a solid ipa nonetheless and sessionable