HonusWagner (1978) - Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2015 A pretty run of the mill citrusy ipa with a bit more caramel malt sweetness than I’d like. Could be better, could be worse; would prefer to try on draft.
Pretty much the same in the can as it was years ago in the bottle: too malty to be my style of IPA, but not bad.
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 22, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
POurs caramel colored with fluffy head. Flavor is perfectly balanced with equal parts creaminess and pithy citrus notes. Gorgeous brew.
daknole (10828) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 19, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy brownish/gold pour. Creamy head. I get a mix of citrus hops, earthy tones, bread, caramel malt, and a nutty and honey aroma. Flavor is quite hoppy, bitter, resin, citrus, and the malt in the nose is lighter in the flavor than I would have thought. Nice.
RexTalionis (3453) - FINLAND - JUL 19, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 33 cl. Poured dark amber in colour with a massive slightly tanned thick and creamy head. Sweet, lots of piney notes, grassy hops and some tropical flowers in aroma. Very pleasant so far. Leaves a nice lacing on the glass. Flavour grassy and malty mixed quite strong pine and grapefruit taste. Easy to drink and no sign of the abv. Nice grassy aftertaste with a hint of tropical sweet fruityness. Highly enjoyable brew.
tomthompson89 (1973) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
wow nice amber orange pour. beige foam with nice lacing. piney sweet resin hops. great mouthfeel. probably the best chewy mouthfeel ever for a ipa . really enjoyed this beer really fresh.
tiong (6150) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2011 Bottle @ Pannuhuone, Kuopio. Originally rated on 4.6.2010. Well balanced, tasty IPA. 9-4-8-3-16 = 4.0
Re-rated on 4.8.2011 (International IPA day!). 330ml bottle from Alko Arkadia. BBE 22/06/13.
Pours dark orange with a medium foamy and sticky head. Aroma has notes of citrusy hops, dark fruits and malts. Taste is quite dry and hoppy with slight notes of sweet malts and hints of dark fruits. Long lasting, bitter and fruity finish. Great, but slightly unbalanced IPA.
Ragnampiza (751) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - JUL 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle from Beerhouse. Expiration date: 24/03/2013. Served into a snifter. Pours a cloudy dark orange with some red and brown highlights, typical off white head, average lacing. Sweet aroma, caramel, bubblegum, resin and piny hops. Medium carbonation, bitter and warming dry finish. Solid IPA.
nearbeer (4716) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 oz. Hazy, rusty-copper with a creamy, lasting quarter inch of foam. Luscious caramel, mango, citrus and evergreen aromas. Taste is a wooden bitterness of orange pith, yeast, and resin; nice supporting cast of caramel malt, peach and mango. Near-medium body is smoothly carbonated, soft, dry and highly drinkable. Another nice brew from Mikkeller; only knock is the wooden component of the bitterness lingers a bit too long for my taste.
DutchDrebus (5503) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2011
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great Mikkeller beer. Benzai and myself went slightly crazy over this one. We dropped down to our knees and prayed to the gods for more of this. If Jesus had known this beer, he would’ve changed the water into Mikkeller Green Gold.
Cloudy orange to brown colour. Smells like grapefruit, hops and a slight hint of coffee. Tastes super good.. Lovely hops, bitter, fresh. Great palate.
jkwood04 (5213) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2oz bottle in a tulip. Pours copper with a cream-colored head. Aroma of strong citrusy, slightly piney hops with some caramel and toffee in the malts with some roasted notes. Flavor strong of the hops with a malty mouthful and back to the hoppy finish. An interesting IPA.