Miksu (4741) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.66 l bottle. Copper to amber color. Hoppy aroma with apricot, pineapple and other exotic fruits. Oily, herbal, flowery, hoppy, honeyish and sweetish flavor with some sharp alcohols. Piney finish. Nice exotic hop aroma.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Source: Tasting, Noog 3D
clear dark gold, wispy white head,
sweet fresh citrus hop aroma with a light fruity character,
sweet malt flavor, lots of hop flavor and bitterness with a citrus edge, touch of fruity sweetness, hint of alcohol,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 29, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Partly cloudy golden-copper body with a medium off-white head. Very hoppy on the nose with orange and pine-tree aroma. Crisp toasted malts with a thin layer of caramel spread are dominated by the juicy hops. Best feature is the juicy flavour bitterness of medium-high intensity. Excellent beer although I slightly prefer their similar but superior Stateside IPA which offers more in the malt department. Still this is an excellent west-coast style IPA. As Californian-influence as a skinny over-tanned Danish fake-blonde with big implants.
Proteus (98) - FINLAND - AUG 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy copper color with a lovely frothy head. It’s remarkable how little it has aroma if you compare it to the flavor. Aroma has some hops in it and hint of the caramel malts but it’s the flavor that really makes this beer (luckily). Great taste with some sweet alcohol coming thru with an exploding bitterness in the finish from the hops. The malts give a more deeper experience to this IPA, very well balanced!
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Vivacious pine resins and various herbs proliferate on the tongue, producing citrusy, perfumy fruit allusions in this remarkably drinkable American-style IPA.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam laces all around the hazy amber.
-This Green Gold does not have as much of a caramel malt apport as their Stateside IPA, but there’s plenty of malt to support the hop flurry nonetheless; just not the same flavor contribution.
-This is as good as any other Mikkeller IPA I’ve had, so no surprises here; it’s juicy hop goodness.
-The long resinous hop bitterness is neither exaggerated nor restrained; a perfect middle ground for quenching purposes.
Bottle; best before 21/02/2008. Thx David!
MrBeachtwig (54) - Sandared, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very nice apperance, almost orange with nice white head. Fruity and sweet flavor. Taste is also fruity with lemon distinction. I expected (and hoped for) more bitterness though.
jbrus (4993) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@Home. Sweet malts almost cookie like aroma with strong hops, light floral and hints of maple syrup. Light hazy, amber color, yellowish firm head, good lace. Sweet, very bitter, loads of herbal hops, light floral, cookie notes and dry tea leaves. Mouthfeel is really a down point. Oily start and full with a harsh bitter dry finish.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - AUG 12, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2010 2010-01-09, bottle, bottled Sept 2009, 7-5-8-5-16=41
Hazy brown color; big head. The aroma shows, first, fruity hops, then some dusty caramel and finally apples (strange...). Strong body, and strong caramel flavor, with good residual sweetness, fruity and mellow, a bit resiny. Strong final. Very good but less impressive than on draught.
2009-10-09, draught at Ølbaren, Copenhagen, 9-5-8-5-17=44
Beautiful mahogany color; generous creamy head. It has a wonderful aroma, hoppy and fruity (Amarillo?), citrusy (bergamot). It has medium body strength, with a good caramel flavor, some residual sugars stick on the lips, and the fruity hops again; but the balance between sweetness and bitterness is perfect, and there is nothing to disturb here (like roasted malts or too much resins). Long final, the alcohol is gently warming the tongue. Deeply pleasant.
2007-05-11, draught at Københavnske Øldage 2007, 8-5-8-5-17=43
Hazy copper color. Nice hoppy, resiny aroma. Good malty body, not too thick, but with some sugars; powerful and aromatic hopping, citrusy. Aggressive, very well brewed, excellent.
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Resiny hop aroma, full in the mouth, slightly biscuity malts with a touch of roastiness. Hints of sweetness in the caramel body, followed by resiny hops.
Cheers to Óskar for this one.
ThomasMik (47) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
rigtig flot gylden farve med let skum. svag bitter i smagen med en mild frugtsmag.