TheAlum (6027) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle shared by deyholla’s gf. Pours a nice glowing orange amber, really good haze, touch of fire, frothy offwhite head laces small, a little soapy. Aromas are big doses of lemons, zest, florals, doughy bread and a touch of sweeter toffee. Some lemonhead, florals, and dough. A decent dryness, touch of floral bitterness. Nice, soapy, refreshing. Lighter, but tasty. Not that complex, a fairly straightforward hopping of citrusy lemon and grass, some faint fuzzy peach wins some points, but a tasty and drinkable beer for sure.
holdenn (2085) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Andrew for picking this up. Amber clear in color with a beige head. Lots of citrus pine earthy sweet aromas. Vibrant and inviting. Citrus flavors with a dry bitterness full of grapefruit. Lots of bitter juicy sweetness. Fresh and really tasty. Lots of hops in this IPA without going overboard into unbalanced. 9/4/8/4/16
wedgie9 (2490) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 28, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted from 11.2oz bottle at Lush Roscoe. Pours clear amber with a rocky off-white head that sticks around forever. The nose is sticky "green" and pine resin hops with caramel malt and bread peaking through, The flavor features the bread and caramel malt quite a bit more with the hops balancing nicely on the back with spiciness and bitterness. The body is medium and sticky with average carbonation and a long bitter but nicely balanced finish.
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark amber with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, citrus, grapefruit and peach. Flavour is caramel, alcohol, citrus and peach. High bitter.
17thfloor (2435) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Pours a slightly hazy but glowing amber with a tall frothy thick cream colored head. Fairly clean piney aroma, centennial probably, bit metallic though, with citrus undertones. Let this one warm up a bit... flavor upfront is piney and bitter, super smooth caramel sweetness, almost whisky like in its smoothness, very clean piney hops, with just a bit of citrus towards the finish, something lovely and floral on top, like a daisy, really super clean with medium strong bitterness. Medium light bodied, thinner glassy smooth, soft sizzling carbonation, easy drinking with just a light touch of alcohol that adds to the flavor.
thetomG (246) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange-amber colored pour with light tan foamy head. Aroma smells STRONGLY of bitter hops. Taste is very similar, but with a slight hint of fruit as well. Nice.
Mouthfeel is ok - a bit sticky, and the high level of bitterness takes away from the drinkability a bit, but overall this is another fine IPA from Mikkeller.
Would drink this one again.
jcwattsrugger (11310) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks jtclockwork-12oz bottle-pours an off white head and hazy gold color. Aroma is herbal/citrus. Taste is herbal/citrus hops, 2nd caramel-medium malt.
deyholla (7302) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Sarah, thanks! Poured a clear amber gold with a near white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was full of grapefruit with some other citrus notes coming through and a sweet grain backing. Flavor was weaker citrus and grapefruit with some slightly dank pine coming through with a slight backing of sweet grain.
robertjm (781) - Albany, California, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(12oz btl) Very pretty pour with a nice thick head. Cloudy off-brown body that reminds me of swamp water. I expected a bigger aroma. While you can detect a hay-like aroma, it’s not huge. Initial flavor comes in on the sour side, moving over to a more muted hoppyness. Think they’re using British hops. There’s a saltiness that lingers on the palate after swallowing. It has a normal mouthfeel, which is cool. Some IPAs can be really thick.
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 20, 2010
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear orange with a rocky off-white head with incredible retention and cling. The nose is bright and fresh grapefruit and tangerine citrus with herbal, resin undertones. I’m not sure if there’s a more appetizing ipa aroma I’ve experienced. The hops are not as pronounced in the flavour as they are in the aroma. Warming up, booze and caramel begin to increase their presence. The mouthfeel is velvety and slightly slick.