renegdn (1) - MEXICO - JAN 8, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice hazy orange with a big white head. Beautiful. Smells of citrus, some pine. Tastes pretty sweet, I was expecting more hops coming from a Mikkeller IPA. Very dry mouthfeel. Very nice Christmas beer, you can't go wrong with Mikkeller!
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bb (5974) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a big cream head. Grapefruit and pine aroma. Pine and grapefruit flavor with light spice. Medium bodied. Decent bitterness. Pine and grapefruit linger with light ginger.
BartC (717) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A clear dark blond beer with a white head. Hoppy nose combining citrus and grapefruit. Dry hoppy bitter taste. Again citrus and grapefruit. Some caramel notes to balance everything. Nice beer but not original anymore.
Finn (3090) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske 0,33l fra Alko Muonio. Drukket hjemme 3 Des 12. Lyst brungult. Uklart. Ikke pent - men skumdannelsen drar opp: Høyt, pent skum som varer og fester seg til glasset. Sterk & god sitrusaroma. Litt fersken. Smaken er rikt fruktig. Fin balanse. Svakt syrlig. Litt mer tyngde i ettersmaken - men det har et tørsteslukkerpreg.
mansquito (2569) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Spuyten Duyvil, Brooklyn tap ($9): Pours a golden color with a white head. Aroma is mildly hoppy, somewhat spicy, pale malts, and a bit of pine. Taste is nothing outstanding. For a beer called hoppy Christmas, I was expecting a whole lot more. Had a sort of medicinal taste. Alcohol is well-covered, but I was unimpressed.
zacgillbanks (1022) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. A hazy golden beer with citrus hoppy and ginger flavours followed by sweet malt and orange marmalade on the finish.
gramity (1090) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazed orange pour with a white head. Sweet citrus, orange, and caramel malts. A lot of pine, plenty of ginger, and a hint of grapefruit. A bit of bread, spice, and toast, too. Tastes pretty sweet and malty. A lot of bread, toast, and caramel. Candied orange peel, citrus, and pine notes. Some nice ginger qualities, spice, and floral hops.
DutchDrebus (2371) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Hazy orange with some yeast particled, big and lasting fluffy white head. Smells hops, grapefruit, fresh, apricots, some malts.. Quite lovely! Tastes hoppy, grapefruit, bitter, refreshing, sweet and fruity. This is a nice soft beer with a great taste and smell. Would say it has 7,8% abv.. Would’ve guessed it has about 6%. Nothing wrong with the body though, nice medium heavyness with lovely soft carbo. Above average for sure!
jumpman8828 (5) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 29, 2012 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep golden color with a rich bone white head. The ginger and pine complemented the hoppiness really well, but there wasn’t a whole lot to the flavor beyond that. I wouldn’t say it stands out in the IPA world, but as an addition to the usual type of Christmas beers, it’s more than welcome. Gotta love the label art, too (an underrated part of the beer experience IMO).
VastActiv (928) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.33l at Pivo, Oulu. Colour is orange with medium white head. Aromas and flavours are fruits, citrus, some yeast and malts. Very dry.