PorterPounder (5341) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee Tasting at Proof/Liquor Loft - 12 oz bottle. Strong spruce and cat urine aroma. Juicy grapefruit bitterness - fresh and resiny. Thick, rich mouthfeel - very good.
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUN 26, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Definitely named right. Very hoppy green taste. Tastes like what a classic double/triple IPA is like. Heavy on the hops. Malty and toasted. Excellent bitter finish. Mikkeller = Beer genius.
rosenbergh (6479) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
660 ml bottle. Finland.
Slightly hazy amber colour with tiny off-white head.
Sweet bitter hoppy aroma with pine.
Flavour is sweet butterscotch and dark bitter hops. Good combination. Long-lasting bitter hops in aftertaste.
bb (6715) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a big light tan head. Grapefruit and tropical/summer fruit aroma. Grapefruit and light pine flavor with tropical fruit and backing caramel. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Pine and grapefruit lingers with caramel.
JohnnyJ (4221) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Dark golden amber, white head. Sweet caramel malt, piney hops, slightly fruity and resinous, overall this beer is more malt centered for the style. Not that great.
JorisPPattyn (7773) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled clearly marks itself as brewed & bottled @ De Proefbrouwerij in Belgium. Very huge, dense, fine yellow head over hazy orange-amber beer. Fruity nose (passion fruit), caramel, cake, waffle syrup, lunaria, nectarines. Bitter, but buffered by caramelly malts, hops, less fruity than the nose; something like raw nutmeg. Faint burning MF, medium bodied, very slick to bit oily feel, and extraordinary long bitter aftertaste, bit harsh. Certainly not bad, if a tad harsh, but all in all it’s the umpteenth Mikkeller IPA...
GMCC2181 (1498) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JUN 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle picked up at SL... Good head, dark orange in color. Aroma of floral/flower aroma. Taste is similar.... Floral notes, bitter on the back of the tounge. Nice hoppiness. Well balanced, drinkable IPA.
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 7, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy deep golden with a fluffy off white head. Caramel grapefruit and orange aroma. Sticky palate with a nice buttery caramel vanilla and grapefruit taste.
larsga (6120) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big beige head. Deep reddish amber body. Deep tropical fruit and mango and citrus aroma with gingery grassy notes. Wonderfully vivid and harmonic. Dry-sweetish gingery tropical fruit and resin taste with mango notes. Fullish body. Sharpish, faintly hot mouthfeel. Bitter-sweet wooden pine needle aftertaste with spicy chalky notes. Lovely. Wonderful sweet/bitter balance, fullness of body, and incredible hop aroma. (0.33l bottle, Høkeren, Copenhagen.)
daleharshman (882) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 ounce bottle from Holiday Wine Cellar ($6.19). Pours a murky dark orange approaching red. The two fingers of light beige head have good retention. Aroma of hops: flowers, grass, and soap, with somewhat lighter notes of citrus and pine. Flavor is fresh and earthy hops -- somewhat reminiscent of a wet hop or harvest IPA, though I’m guessing they did not get the super fresh American hops all the way to Denmark. Not overly bitter in taste and with a solid malt profile. Finish is smooth and lightly bitter. (175, 314)