Theydon_Bois (12737) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the Cask, Pimlico - 14/05/12.
Copper amber pour with smallish off-white head.
Pine, hops, grass at the fore of the nose with a sweetish malt background aroma.
Taste as nose with citrus fruit, grapefruit, orange coming into play.
Slick mouthfeel, medium body and carbonation - the 10% ABV is cleverly disguised.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: An amber IPA with a solid sweet-ish malt backbone and an dominant fruity bitter hopping. Very good example of the style.
How: Bottle 300ml. Consumed fresh a few days after purchase (as fresh as a Mikkeller can be in North-America)
The look: Cloudy rusty orange body topped by a small white head leaving good lacings on the glass
In long: Nose is bursting with fruity hops, oranges hops, mangos hops, apricots hops, pineapples hops. Body is like condensed crackers, some residual sugars, some usual honey and caramel. Solid body. But as the name suggest, the hops are stealing the show. For the hophead (like me) this is a very pleasant hopping, it is very bitter, but also rather refreshing with its dominant fruity character, and also it is only medium resinous. Bitterness level is in the medium-high range. All that makes for a tasty refreshing bitter finish. The medium carbonation is perfectly levelled. Nothing original here, all that has been done before a million times, but the execution is flawless. A straightforward Double IPA that tastes a lot better than most not-straightforward Double IPA. Mikkeller got this one right once again, and they make so many beers, I think my dream job would be to be a quality assurance beer taster at Mikkeller, or maybe work for an antivirus software company quality assurance department because these guys probably spend their days visiting porn sites.
sir__v (1076) - Lille, FRANCE - AUG 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color: hazy blond gold beer with orange reflexion high carbonization and big dirty yellow white head. Smell: orange, caramel, hops, spices. Taste: hops, caramel, citrus. Aftertaste: bitter and herbs.
Cool_Bond (2003) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mikkeller Hop Burn is both strong in flavor and smell. It’s just on the verge of feeling the alcohol as they conceal well anyway. The aftertaste lingers a while in your mouth so you can enjoy the advantages of this beer. But this beer is recommended to only drink one.
ekstedt (5992) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (33 cl) from bierkompass.de. Shady golden, medium white head. Alcoholic with muddled, vegetative hop aroma. Meidum bodied, soft carbonation. Dry with heavy bitterness. Fail.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear deep golden with a fluffy white head. Orange lemon caramel and cereal grain aroma and taste with a floral finish and a big hop resin bitterness.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Orangish straw, very hazy, moderate frothy white head, nice lacing. Strong sweet pithy aroma. A bit candyish in that there is a slight pixie stix powdery sugar aspect too. Similar tongue, not terribly bitter but flavorful. Sweet pithy citrusy flavor, but also has that pixie stix powder like sugary presense. Seems most Danish IIPAs have this. The 10% ABV is fairly well hidden, a bit warming but not hot. A bit above average.
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 Portland International Beerfest. Citrus with a big bitter bite throughout. Tasty.
Crompt (122) - York, South Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells just like orange juice. Very hoppy and citrus tasting that lingers. Sweetness at the end balances the extreme hoppiness nicely. A huge ipa I’m a big fan of.
stchloe (873) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good imperial IPA tastes something like drinking liquified hops and pine cones, nice bitter yums!