Brix (647) - DENMARK - APR 19, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted 2011-04-18. As ’Green Easter’. Pours hazy, amber with off white head.Harsh hoppy aroma with pineapples, Powerfully bitter taste. Decent, but a tad too harsh for my liking.
jandd1983 (3128) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It poured a clear, dark golden color with a dense off-white head. The aroma was citrus and grapefruit. The flavor was sweet malt with a balanced, strong bitterness. Lots of hops and decently balanced.
tkrjukoff (4169) - SWEDEN - APR 17, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2011 Pours clowdy deep copper amber with a huge beige head leaving some lacing. Aroma is sweet, caramel, malty, piny, citric and bready. Hoppy medium mouthfeel. Piny, citric, malty, sweet, fruity, raisins and slightly pungent; well balanced flavor. Pungent crispy hoppy sweet very nice palate. Finishes with a longlived balanced sweet and very bitter aftertaste.
soccer290 (225) - Highland Park, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Love most things by Mikkeller, and this wasn’t too too expensive, so I thought I’d give it a try. Pours a hazy copper color with a medium light tan head that stays. Smells of hints of a citrus, hops, yeast, and malt. Taste is very good, with none of the 4 aromas overpowering on taste, but instead integrating very well together. I assumed for the smell that it would have little citrus character at all, but it is fairly decent. Not an overpowering mouthfeel, but leaves a pleasant after-taste and has some stickiness to it. Another impressive Mikkeller product.
jrallen34 (3496) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
cloudy dark orange with a huge beige head, great retention and lacing, takes forever for the head to fall... very malty on the front of the nose, too malty for me, bread, caramel, alcohol, grapefruit, and a pine bitter finish, ok... taste is also way too malty, feel like I’m chewing bread here, grapefruit, pine and caramel malt... easy to drink for 7% but I’m not a huge fan of it
Mora2000 (5930) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a golden-orange color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the perfume and bubblegum, with some grapefruit and bready malt mixed in.
The flavor is very heavy on the grapefruit and other tropical fruit. There is a nice bread malt backbone and the bitterness is pretty low.
Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Strykzone (5501) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy golden tea colored with a three finger tangerine colored foam. Some very nice citrus hops are in the nose. There is nothing subtle about the flavor. The hops come right at you. Citrus fruit that is resinous, tangerine, caramel, tart grapefruit, dry toffee. This beer is as aggressive as most IIPAs. It is a hop lovers dream.
DocLock (8500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours into my Stone RIS snifter as a turbid pumpkin colored ale with ruby edges and a 3-finger off-white clingy head. Nose is great; heavy tropical fruit;l tangerine, pineapple, black pepper, resiny hops, caramel malt. Yeha, that’s a 10 for nose, and if you’re not down with that, I got two words for ya. Tastes rich, very resiny and IBU laden, with earthy tangerine, pineapple, resin, black pepper, and a huge caramel malt bill. Palate is smooth, complex, hoppy and resiny as hell, yet stays balanced. The repour gives a funky head configuration, even more IBUs and caramel malt, and a truly delicious beer. Green gold indeed (I hear that’s what Al Gore calls his penis, then goes and turns on every air conditioner in his mansion while asking the middle and lower classes to cut back and then going and attempting to take Tipper in the back door while listening to Pantera). This is the 2nd great hop bomb I’ve had this week.
AlbertC (276) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is sweet malts, caramel and toffee. Some hops there as well. Taste is caramel malts, sweet and almost sticky. Hops kicks in with tropical fruits; pineaple and citrus. Finish is bitter and a robust hay taste (oat flakes?).
Earlier Rating: 7/19/2010 Total Score: 3.6
Aroma is hoppy, funky and very barn-hay-ish. Taste is dominated by hops, yet malty and above aroma.
TheJestersBeer (2248) - SWEDEN - APR 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2011 330ml bottle, as Green Easter IPA.
Pours a deep, cloudy orange, and a light brown head.
Pronounced floral hoppiness on the nose, lots of pine resin, grapefruit peel, passionfruit, mango, light caramel, malt, light earthy/smoky/phenolic note, rubber, iodine, bay leaves, kiwi peel.
Off dry, medium to full bodied, marked bitterness, balanced CO2.
Very hoppy and fruity taste, passionfruit, grapefruit peel, pine resin/needles, spices, floral, earth, yeast, green peas, alcohol.
A very fruity IPA, so hoppy you almost want to spit out the cones... (2011-04-11).