gEUS (1700) - Linden, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle - 5 months/17 days after bottle date. Red-Orange colour, sticky eggshell coloured head. Aroma’s of grapefruit, some clove, pineapple. very sweet first taste, after which the bitters burst open with a looong finish. Nice
Prokroustis (689) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - SEP 8, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark orange body with a creamly off white head. Great hoppy aroma, pine and grapefruit notes, as well as caramel. Amazing hoppy flavour. A great IPA.
gramity (1600) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 8, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy copper with a billowing off white head with super heavy lacing. Pine hops with a balance of caramel maltiness and a touch of lemon. Fairly resinous pine hops kicks it off, rounds out much like the nose with caramel sweetness and bitter orange peel, finishes a bit peppery and dry with high bitterness. Lively carbonation but smooth nonetheless. Very good IPA.
Gary (1831) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottled) I could drink this one till I can’t remember my name. .... rich nose ,with some dry woody hop notesand musty fragrance .... waxy rich caramel and vibrantly hoppy. Some pine and grass resins bombbasticity ,... A charming IPA.
PapaSkeetSkeet (1007) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep burnt gold/ tan-amber. eggshell head. Aroma is honey, lemon, and pine. Flavor is a burst of floral hops and a light sweetness, moderate bitterness with a mild linger.
reggiedunlop (3636) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a murky amber with a huge foamy tan head...light sediment throughout...excellent retention and lacing. aroma is fresh and citrusy...pineapple...touch of spice, caramel. flavor also has notable citrus...pineapple, grapefruit...a hint os spicy hops..tealike...earthy...touch of caramel and hay. mouthfeel is somewhat oily with a dry, lingering earthy finish that has subtle grapefruit and spice.
jercraigs (9681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2015 2015-04-22. Hazy dark amber body, nice foamy beige head and lace. 3+ Aroma of green hops and caramel malt. Flavour is fairly bitter throughout, with a good amount of malt in the core. Caramel and toffee notes. Lingering bitter green hops in the finish. Average plus to medium bodied palate, modest carbonation. The hops don’t really shine past the malty core for me. Possibly showing some age? 6/3/7/3/14+ Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto.
2011-08-10. Hazy dark orange amber body, small beige head. 3+ Flavour is pleasant, nice melange of hops, muted sweet citrus. Bitterness grows in the finish, nice sweet malt undercurrent. Kiss of caramel notes, modest alcohol. 7+ Mild alcohol in the aroma as well, resiny hops, green notes. 7+ Smooth average plus to medium bodied palate. 3+ Pretty nice! 8/3/7/3/16 - 3.7 Mikkeller IPA Tasting at Cole’s, Buffalo
OldGrowth (3177) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pint at Tyler’s Apex. good aroma, bitter sweet, citrusy pine scents. Clean brownish orange color, no head or lace. Bitter flavor. Medium body, oily creamy mouthfeel. bitter finish. good, though I guess in the scheme of things I’m not a fan of the hops they choose to use, seems to be signature, so maybe it’s a yeast thing I dunno, but this impressed me more than my last Mikkeller
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from Total Wine. pours reddy amber in colour, huge golden head. aroma and taste are dominated by piney, citrusy hops, with a sweet malt backbone. really good!
thb (799) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 25, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a swampy orangey-brown with mountains of lingering foamy head. Looks like some belgian trappist deal. Aroma is amazing - big citrus, fruity hops. This packs a serious flavour punch - sweet caramel malts tied to an intense, lingering bitterness. Alcohol shows itself maybe more than I’d like but it does add to the intensity. Thick, almost syrupy mouthfeel.