vyvvy (4130) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy dark brown / bronze with an off-white head. The aroma is biscuit / caramel maltiness along with some funky hops along with citrus and floralness. Medium smooth body turns resiny with lots of micro carbonation. The flavor starts with smooth grapefruit, earth and pine hoppiness. It is then joined by toasty caramel malt that gives a balance, but it is still hop forward. The finish is dry and resiny with lots of pine, pine cone, earth and grapefruit rind that coats the tongue. A rock solid fantastic IPA.
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The bottle cap on this beer is printed with 02/03/12.
Aroma:Sweet with the smell of freshly cut grass. A little bit of alcohol.
Appearance:Fantastic head that is slow to dissipate. Amber in color. Hazy.
Taste:The first taste hits hard with sweetness and hoppyness. The hops are rather subtle in flavor (but not with bitterness). Towards the midtaste, I get a little bit of peach or apricot that sticks around through the aftertaste.
Palate:Nice low to medium body. Nice carbonation. A slight astringent bite that makes this beer more refreshing.
Overall:This is a subtle IPA that’s very pleasant to drink. I’d drink this again.
argo0 (11635) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. Medium beige head with nice lacing atop cloudy copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some pine, light bread. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some lemon, pine, bread/caramel. Extremely bitter. Chewy medium body, some acidity. A big IPA, bordering on an IIPA.
PorterPounder (5695) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee Tasting at Proof/Liquor Loft - 12 oz bottle. Strong spruce and cat urine aroma. Juicy grapefruit bitterness - fresh and resiny. Thick, rich mouthfeel - very good.
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUN 26, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Definitely named right. Very hoppy green taste. Tastes like what a classic double/triple IPA is like. Heavy on the hops. Malty and toasted. Excellent bitter finish. Mikkeller = Beer genius.
rosenbergh (7353) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
660 ml bottle. Finland.
Slightly hazy amber colour with tiny off-white head.
Sweet bitter hoppy aroma with pine.
Flavour is sweet butterscotch and dark bitter hops. Good combination. Long-lasting bitter hops in aftertaste.
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a big light tan head. Grapefruit and tropical/summer fruit aroma. Grapefruit and light pine flavor with tropical fruit and backing caramel. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Pine and grapefruit lingers with caramel.
JohnnyJ (4536) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Dark golden amber, white head. Sweet caramel malt, piney hops, slightly fruity and resinous, overall this beer is more malt centered for the style. Not that great.
JorisPPattyn (8031) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled clearly marks itself as brewed & bottled @ De Proefbrouwerij in Belgium. Very huge, dense, fine yellow head over hazy orange-amber beer. Fruity nose (passion fruit), caramel, cake, waffle syrup, lunaria, nectarines. Bitter, but buffered by caramelly malts, hops, less fruity than the nose; something like raw nutmeg. Faint burning MF, medium bodied, very slick to bit oily feel, and extraordinary long bitter aftertaste, bit harsh. Certainly not bad, if a tad harsh, but all in all it’s the umpteenth Mikkeller IPA...
GMCC2181 (1515) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JUN 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle picked up at SL... Good head, dark orange in color. Aroma of floral/flower aroma. Taste is similar.... Floral notes, bitter on the back of the tounge. Nice hoppiness. Well balanced, drinkable IPA.