bernatbeer (420) - barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 22, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
En tirador en casa,color dorado anaranjado,muy buen encaje,sabor a melocotón maduro,final amargo,bien equilibrada.
Gracias Mikkel por tus cervezas!
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Blue Monk’s Mikkeler Hop Series tasting 8/11. Nose is caramel, lemon & orange, tangerine, candied mango. Flavor is caramel, lemon & berries, tangerine. Superior to all of the single hop beers we tried that day.
ComradeK (1100) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. Pours a hazy chestnut brown, with a mid-sized off-white head, which lasts reasonably well, and leaves good lacing. Strong, oily pine hops dominate the aroma, but are supported by berry and sourdough notes. Powerful hops introduce the beer, with a sizeable helping of lime, pepper and spice to start. Toffee and some sweeter fruit notes smooth it out into the body, which is in turn overcome by pine, grapefruit and pepper hops to finish. An excellent IPA, with just the right balance of bitterness and body, and another top effort from Mikkeller.
BeerSkull (1374) - SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is wonderful! Very hop aromatic with sweet hints of tropical fruits and flowers. The taste is fruity and malty with a slightly dry hop bitterness. The aftertaste has some bitter notes of grapefruit, which complements the malt taste very well. This is a very good and nice IPA, which I want to drink a lot of!
fugitive (1895) - Athens, GREECE - AUG 17, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Color dark orange with medium head. Aroma sweet, malt, hop, fresh. Taste hop, bitter, grapefruit, floral.
DuffMan (9498) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, given to me by Jeff. Dark orange pour, light orange-gold thick head. Aroma is sweet malt and that characteristically vague fruit quality I always struggle to describe with Amarillo hops. There is citrus here too, but it is secondary to this other soft, ripe fruit note. A malt-forward IPA (which is always fine by me), with a sweeter profile. Delicious.
Bullit (4399) - Burgos, SPAIN - AUG 16, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ JohnMurdoch. Hazy dark orange colour, tan head. Nose is grapefruit, wood, leaves. Flavour is grapefruit, wood, bitter and creamy. Fairly bitter finish. Well balanced and good drinkable.
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy brownish amber, white small head, with nice lacing... definitely has a european flair and not american noticeable in the body, very creamy... rough mouthfeel, medium full body... hops are there but muddled by the creaminess of the body.. not crazy pungent like american ipas...
mkel07 (5098) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2011
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
330ml bottle. Heaven in a glass. Big thick and dense tan head. Rich amber almost copper colour and that big punchy floral and citrus hop aroma. Flavour is equal to the aroma and sits in the mouth.
TracksideBeer (34) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy orange with a quickly fading minimal head. Leaves a nice lace pattern when swirled. Might be remnants of the last beer I had, oops. Immediately get grapefruit, floral, and pine/spruce notes on the nose. The floral grapefruit definitely comes though in the taste and the hops don’t punch me in the face. I like that.