Rune (7777) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
660ml bottle purchased at the one and only Ølbutikken in Copenhagen in August last year and enjoyed at home on a Friday eve for an hour or so. A frothy, mostly lasting off-white head supported by fair lacing rests on a slightly hazy, deep orange body. Smooth hoppy to the nose with spruce notes. The flavour is a composition of spicy hops and orange shells layered with moderate malty sweetness and ending with lingering bitterness. Soft mouthful. A tasty sipper, but I must admit that I had expected more. Some living refreshment is missing. But maybe I’m far too pampered with the great brews from Mikkeller (15.02.2008).
killbuck (4) - Helsingør, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2008 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
this is one of my favourite danish brews, it has all that an ipa should have: hops hops and hops.. beautiful to behold an easy on the tounge, but not too easy if you know what i mean.
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one poured a golden color with a thin white head that dissipated quickly. The aroma is of citrus fruits, floral hops, toasted grains and spices. The sweet malts show themselves first followed with the floral and piney hops. There is a good amount of spices in there as well. This one is medium bodied that was easy drinking that had a crisp, dry finish to it. This was an interesting take on this style.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2011 Pours a cloudy amber color with a thick beige head. Pleasant aroma of resinous, green and spicy hops with earthy, toasted malt. Solid flavor of resinous, green and spicy hops with earthy, toasted malt and medium bitterness in the finish. The body is medium with a creamy texture and soft to medium carbonation. This is a quite solid IPA, I remember drinking this a couple years ago, it’s nice to try it again and it’s still as good as it was.
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle supplies by thecheseman thanks:
pours a murky like gold with a little white head. aroma is very fresh nice sweet hop aroma a real nice malt too (i think) in the back. very original aroma for an ipa it is sweet like cake. flavour is very green grass and shrub like.bitter hop very earthy almost like eating grass (and yes i have eaten grass) very interesting finishes very bitter also some sweetness in the background
SpringsLicker (3121) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A big, fluffy, off-white head forms easily over this clear, dark gold bodied brew.
Subtle hop aroma.
A big bitterness arrives early in the flavor department and leaves the malts trying to catch up the whole time. A bit out of balance to me.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden color with a small white head.Nose was flowery and grassy.Flavor was quite a mix of bitterness with a touch of bitterness.The hoppines had a bite at the end that lingered for a bit.
hopscotch (8914) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2007
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2007 Bottle... O-Town Throwdown Part Tres... Clear golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. Earthy, funky nose first smells of caramel, then smells of sweaty socks and leather... in a good way? A bit of a stretch, but the best I can do. The flavor is caramel sweetness followed closely by medium, earthy bitterness with just a pinch of salt. Medium-bodied and astringent with modest carbonation. Coarse, Mojave-dry finish. Thanks go out to TheCheeseMan for supplying the bottle!
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep gold with a slight haze and off white head. The aroma is very green and shrub-like with a mild dash of flower pedals. The taste starts with a brief sweet maltiness that quickly gets covered by green shrubbery, some floral hops and a trickle of malt sweetness. The hop bitterness grows with floral and spicy hops. It ends with a tasty Munich pale maltiness. Very cool interpretation of the style. A mild hop bitterness persists into the after taste.
coldbrewky (1419) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber in trade with Maria. I found this brew to be the least pleasurable of all the Mikkellers I’ve had so far. I think all this contract brewing and hype is playing itself out a bit. Nose is medium with sugary malts and orange peel. Pours a murky syrupy orangish amber funk. The bright white head almost looks out of place. Big punch of malts and then to some teerth biting acidity. finish isn’t lean. This brew is unbalanced and does not flow from start to finish. I felt like I was in traffic.