bacchanalia (146) - milton, Cambridgeshire, - MAY 20, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep amber with classic mikkeller creamy white thick head. The nose is bloody lovely, just up my street, really aromatic without being too overpowering. Lovely complex smells, you just keep getting a whiff of something else each time you sniff, lovely sweet melon, grapefruit, lemon zest, a nice floral note, some light resin, bang on. The palate is full and smooth, spot on conditioining & great flavours. Tons of sweet malty biscuit with real zesty lemon & grapefruit coming through on the juicy bitter finish. Great beer, this ones all about that sublime nose for me.
Christpuncher (1951) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An awesome ipa. Really hoppy, piney and hoppy. Large can pour at home. Sort of mango flavored. Poured out of a can at home.
kaser (4082) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden pour from can at Paws house. White head. Super fruity hoppy and juicy. Apricot and grapefruit. Bitter. Really good
Echon (39) - DENMARK - JUL 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy red colour with a big frothy off-white head. Great aroma with lots of hops and citrus. Medium sweet taste with heavy bitterness. Fruit notes. Medium body with lively carbonation and a very long and very bitter finish. A great IPA, but the bitterness ruins the balance to a minor degree.
alexsdad06 (7031) - Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster at Ei8ht Ball from notes. Pours a hazy amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have a nice toasted malt and caramel base, lemon and grapefruit citrus on the nose, resiny hops, more grapefruit citrus on the flavor, moderate bitterness, better than many that come over, seems fresher.
bartlebier (2559) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUL 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl (Bottle No. 720688, "Imported Original", one of only three selected Mikkeller recipes as core range in Oetker-Braufactum’s curated & luxury-cooled portfolio, tagged and subtitled to cross the upper market segment distinction line). Potent caramel and fruitpeel-driven aroma: maracuya meets earthier quince, apricot and sweeter pineapple. Vaguely cheesy, a quark edge, the faintest whiff of heavier-lifting abv. Tastes intensely resinous, blank bark and quince peel coated in both exotic fruit derived and more sirupy caramels. Overall a typically in-your-face, tasty Mikkeller IPA, hop-engineered on the highest level, but without that extra touch to make it a memorable drinking experience or add some extra-testtube character. - Add to that the €3,99 Braufactum cooler ransom in Germany and you have yourself a gentrified one-off at 150-200% the price of some of the better imported US IPAs. May Stone Berlin, Brooklyn Sweden, Urban Chestnut Franconia et al. soon set us free...
Mark_Eck (1131) - - JUL 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours a hazy amber color. Aroma and taste are sweet caramel with a bitter hoppy finish.
Mister_Li (124) - GERMANY - JUL 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Trübes dunkles Bernstein mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch ist sehr fruchtig, im Antrunk malzig, sehr fruchtig, Grapefruit , Kiefer, angenehm langer bitterer Abgang. Malz: Pilsener, Münchener, Maris Otter. Hopfen: Simcoe, Cascade, Centennial.
Majek (495) - Ząbki, POLAND - JUL 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy, amber colour with big and stable head. Some lacing. Medium strong aroma of piney, ripe exotic fruits and caramel background. Surprisingly only minimal note of citrus notes. Taste is over medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Short bitter-sweet finish. Soft carbonation. Over medium body. Tasty IPA with lots of sweetness and not too much hoppiness. Could be more bitter.
likeatrainwreck (155) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark amber cloudy beer with a white head that laces all the way to bottom... aromas of dank pine. Massive bitter tropical and citrus flavours, caramel malt backbone, big bitter finish. Big flavours, but maybe a touch too bitter for me.
Salwal (77) - - JUN 26, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark orange with thick diverse head. Very intense laycing. Nose is very floral, pine and dark citrus fruits. Taste is very bitter tropical fruits and citric notes. Liong lasting residual fruitiness. Great but a bit to bitter...