ShelbyGrey (193) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 6, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favourites from Mikkeller.
Amber gold colour with Honey and fruit aroma but most of all lots of hops.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the Hope Valley Bottle Shop, Durham. Very dark orange pour, fluffy head, massive sticky lacing everywhere. Strange turned fruit and cantaloupe in the nose, along with a good booze kick for 7%. Odd and harsh for what I expected to be a pert, balanced pale. But in time it settles in to be pretty decent, fulsome, piney, with some nice creamy notes in the otherwise dry, sharp finish. Coulda been a contender, but still had its moments.
tmrmwel (1790) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy, medium amber, with a decent, creamy head. Aroma is of flowery hops, honey and nectar, with some adjunct grain giving a nice creamy body. Flavour is sweetly pine, resin and some malt, with a nice growing bitterness of orange peel throughout the finish.
Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy gold brown with a massive crown floating on top, looks like a yummy beer. Aroma is yummy but not that aggressive. Peach, pine, sweetness and bitter this all smells wonderful. Taste is the same but the bitter is wicked strong and lingers. Yummmmmmmmmm lemon lime hoppy goodness. Nice thick malt with a caramel flavour. Pretty good IPA, nice and simple, flavorful, highly drinkable, but nothing that makes it stand out and with the high price tag I’ll probably never but it again.
mikkopen (1058) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. Hazy orange-brown colour, thin but lasting light beige head. Aroma of grapefruit, oranges, malt and grassy hops. The flavour is citrus-fruity, malty, with a long, bitter hoppy finish. Nicely dry, very tasty.
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance:Hazy dark oranage,huge head...
suprchunk (2964) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy orange/brown color in the Mikkeller tulip. Big light tan head. Creamy and slow to fade, with lacing galore left behind. Big bouquet of hops and a malty aroma mixing in the nose. A little citrusy, piney and flowery. Huge alcohol presence in the taste. Mixed in with a barleywine type of maltiness. Presence of hops, but not overly so. More malty and dry, but a sweet - almost cloying sweet - dryness. Very light mouthfeel for as much malt is present in the taste. It’s like a dry, light, barleywine. Not too shabby.
thirdeye11 (6071) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(11.2oz bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clearish orange with a lasting tan head. Nose of big citrus, mildly dank, and orange. Taste of candied oranges, very bitter with an excellent matching sweet backbone, and herbal. Medium thick body with nice creaminess and linger. A bit astringent, but one of the better IPAs I can recall out of Denmark.
77ships (8210) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle@home: appearance red/amber with an off-white/beige head, aroma has lots of grapefruit hops, some slight sorachi ace as well as plenty of earthly hops & pine, floral, taste is floral, lots slightly soapy grapefruit hops, very strong earthy hops, very bitter with a slight fruity (peach) taste, slight cheese, herbal, aftertaste is very lasting pine bitterness, unfortunately a bit watery
Reynolds314 (3328) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 16, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
What a fantastic IPA. This is finally a European IPA that competes with the best in America. Aroma is a tad lacking with notes of citrus, malts, and grass. Taste is wonderfully balanced with nice bitterness and mellow sweetness and a crisp dry finish.