UXO (1498) - CANADA - OCT 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: hazy pale amber with one finger of rocky ivory head, good retention and moderate patchy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: pithy citrus, melon, vinous, stone fruit, floral. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderately strong bitter, mild tart. (8/10) Medium slightly oily body, moderate carbonation, lingering slightly boozy bitter finish. (4/5)
A DIPA named after a tattoo parlour? Yeah, OK, sure, why not? Decent complexity with a nice hop/malt balance. (Yeah, I see you there, Nelson Sauvin, donít think I didnít.) And itís a sneaky bugger - the 9% ABV doesnít really make its presence know until youíre well through the bottle and the room gets a little wobbly. I like this. (16/20)
DuffMan (9543) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very hazy golden hue, massive white head that retains well. Sweet peachy hops, strong woody undertones, extremely bitter finish. Boozy and sweet.
michael_bb (59) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
From bottle. Pours hazy amber orange with thick head. Floral aroma and delicious sweet, fruity taste (mandarin and vanilla?). Quite strong alcohol finish though with a bitter aftertaste. The only con I can find is, for me, the initial sweetness doesnít blend together too well with the strength and bitterness of the finish. Excellent beer anyway
dfearnley (1808) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to IPA glass
Another breakthrough at work, another beer. This could be good...or bad. Grapefruit, orange, light caramel, tropical fruits in the background. If you give it some time, a light pepperiness comes through. Clear amber with a huge 3cm frothy, off white head which had decent retention due to the very active carbonation. Taste is grapefruit and apple with an interesting late funkiness kind of like tropical fruit, but mixed with that overwhelming bitterness.
gr_pa (389) - siemianowice, POLAND - OCT 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: malty, lots of caramel, some tropical fruits.Medium sweetness, lots happen in taste; itís malty rather from pale malts. medium to light bitterness. Some alcohol in finish. Drinkable.
Jimbo2 (195) - DENMARK - SEP 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Plenty of hops, but maybe with more depth than most and a more profound bitterness than most dipaís. Fairly complex, really...
biirusaikou (2566) - - SEP 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Mikkeller Tokyo. Rich grapefruit character, citrus peel, bit of marmalade, juicy mouthfeel, boozy and spicy notes, long bitter finish. Would sware there is grapefruit juice in it, tasty stuff but a bit too heavy and boozy.
mjik83 (1331) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl flesje bij Zeezicht, Breda
Alcoholpercentage van 9%
Uitgeschonken in origineel Mikkeller glas (erg mooi)
Uiterlijk: goudoranje met flinke schuimkraag
Aroma en smaak: fruitig als abrikoos, grafefruit, bloemig, hoppig, bittertje
Conclusie: lekker bier wederom van Mikkeller gebrouwen bij de Proef Brouwerij in België.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
scottm2588 (176) - SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy golden with a large white head. Aroma is citrus, melon with a slight grape hint. Taste is unripened mango, citrus and theres a weird winey sourness involved that I canít really work out before a bitter finish. Bit of a weird one but at the same time I quite like it.
VertBaconStrips (2321) - Blerkablerka, NIUE - SEP 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
First Mikkeller in over a year. Obviously Iím a moron because this is exactly why I used to buy so many. IIPA? I guess so - itís a total disaster. This thing is everywhere and nowhere all at the same time and itís awesome. Aroma for what I can actually find.. melon, squishy peach candy, amazing flowers and something Iíve never smelled before. The taste is very very cool and a complete mess. In la bouche: pineapple, flowers, foreign spice, super fucking bitter, chewy and oily, grass, nearly sourness, melon, huge citrus. Those all sound good but I have no clue on the order of anything. Wonderful flavours placed in totally random order. After taste is an adventure in tolerance. Went from loving this to questioning this to wanting more of this to wondering how much more I can take. Perfect yet kinda wrong - creativity and uniqueness isnít always a winner.