Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Poured very deep amber with a sticky, well-retained off-white head. The aroma picked up earth, pine, and a little grapefruity hoppage over biscuity malts.. a little bit sweeter on the back.. came together well. The flavor found bready malts with a kiss of honey at the core.. grassy, piney, and citrusy hoppage on the bitter edges.. similar stuff carried through the long finish.. balance was spot-on, and I really enjoyed it. Medium-bodied and bitter on the palate.. moderate-plus carbonation moved it well through the mouth.. excellent brew!
RuneStumo (2575) - Haugesund, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12.11.2011. 0,33l Bottle. Vinmonopolet, Haugesund. Dark golden colour with white head. Aroma dominated by string bitter hopping. Very good smell of floral hops and spices and herbs. Notes of green spruce shoots and juniperus. There is flavours to this that is also found in an GT! Moderate malty. Medium body. Lasting bitter aftertaste that lasts. If you drink a couple of theese, you can propably taste the floral bitter hops tomorrow morning!
TaktikMTL (7034) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille de 330 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de pin avec une pointe de pamplemousse. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de pin avec une pointe de pamplemousse. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère amertume d’houblons en arrière goût. (Rating #3979)
abstractbeer (241) - NORWAY - NOV 8, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I haven’t had a really hoppy beer in a while, so this should quench my hop withdrawal! Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours a brown-red brew with about an inch of nice head. Extremely fresh aroma with lots of pine, general hops and some caramel. Medium body and low carbonation. Fantastic taste! Perfect bitterness and an amazing, very long-lasting hop flavor with all kinds of citrus! Grapefruit, lemon, orange, mango, pine - they’re all here. Perhaps a hint of caramel in the background, but the hops totally dominate here, and it’s wonderful! A hint of nuts late in the (long lasting) aftertaste. Wow. This is one of the best IPAs I’ve ever tasted! Just beautiful, great balance, great flavor, great taste, great aroma, great mouthfeel, looooong aftertaste... Yum!
ABS (912) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orange. Lots of head. Nice hop smell. floral, citrus and hop aroma. bitter. very good!
Sigmund (6719) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Brewed at Fanø Bryghus. ABV is 7.0%. Amber colour, large off-white head. Aroma of American hops, notes of grapefruit, spruce and pine. The flavour is distinctly hoppy throughout, grapefruit, pine and spruce again, very bitter and nearly medicinal aftertaste.
str023 (123) - Stokmarknes, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ivory colored head with a golden orange body. Superbly fruty and hoppy aroma of pineapple and pine needle. A perfect combination! I also detect some raisins, apricot and licorice. Dry and bitter finish wich leaves you with a satisfying moutfeel also in the aftertaste. Great danish IPA.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
11.2oz bottle from Pick’s poured into a shaker. Pours a very hazy dark orange, almost light brown with a small bit of off-white head. Aroma of pine, citrus and grapefruit. Taste is medium-heavy bitter. Taste is strongly of grapefruit and pine. Full bodied with a thick and somewhat oily texture. Lively carbonation and a very long, very bitter finish. Overall, very very good. Something I would gladly drink again in the future.
dtborelli (322) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours light brown with a little orange at the edges. Medium off white head and good retention. Aroma is sweet caramel malts and resiny citrus hops. Nice. Oily on the glass with a smooth hop bitterness, balanced with some nice malty sweetness. Full bodied with nice citrus rein notes. I heart Mikkeller.
stouby (4437) - Holbæk, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Mikkeller.
Golden with a beige head. Aroma moderate malty (caramel), heavy hoppy (citrus, pine, peachy notes). Flavor moderate sweet, heavy bitter, though smooth and refreshing, long lasting. Medium+ body. Very nice.