VsXsV (1636) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy amber liquid with medium to big off-white head. Aroma of citrus, sweet malt, pine, mango, tangerine, toffee, candy, fresh hops, weed, grass and raw sugar. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter with notes of pine, toffee, mango and fresh hops. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Bit too sweet for my taste but still nicely hoppy.
Niller (341) - Hammel, DENMARK - APR 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Voldby Koebmandsgaard. Pours hazy orange with a white slow dissipating head. Nice aroma of citrus. Taste is citrus, pineapple and malt. Very nice mouthfeel and a great dry finish.
dphoxie (98) - North Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy apearance. Sort of orange copper color. Generic hop aroma. Great balance of malt and hops. Good but not great.
Desverger (867) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Voldby Koebmandsgaard, DK - hazy/fuzzy orange/amber pour with a good white slow dissipating head. Beautiful citrus notes here, pineapple, orange, lemon with a smooth warming malt boozy hit to the palate. Intense mouthfeel, great finish.
Kosmokrator (372) - ITALY - MAR 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Intenso color dorato con pannosa schiuma bianca. Aroma agrumato, luppolato e leggermente resinoso, sentori di pompelmo rosa e caramello in primis; gusto amaro ma non eccessivo, note fedeli agli aromi, feroce battaglia tra luppoli e malti con un finale equilibrato ma non sorprendente come altre IPA massicce. Corpo medio riscaldato dall’abv, retrogusto asciutto e persistente come dev’essere in questi casi. Buona, senza dubbio.
Pyrmir (2420) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @Linköping Beer Expo 2013. Aroma very hoppy of pineapple, citrus, grapefruit, urine and solvent. Still a fairly high backbone of malt, mostly caramel. Taste is surprisingly balanced. Full and sweet, the hops seem to be more focused in the aroma. Finish is long and hoppy
conway (901) - - MAR 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Uploading old ratings that were missing comments. Nice and bitter but the malt backbone comes through. Don't typically love Mikkeller's IPAs but this is a good one.
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maekchu (1463) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (discounted) from Five Points Bottle Shop (Lumpkin St.) in Athens. Stewed grapefruit, sauerkraut, white wine aromas. Light copper/orange color, 3-cm head. Very sweet, concentrated caramel initial / hopping comes in a series of small jolts / finish is mostly malty and not much real "burn." Medium-heavy body. Quite a concoction here. IBU is not listed, but it must be at a healthy level. Not really a burn, but more of a texture.
brokensail (9149) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange pour with a white head. The nose is faded pineapple and citrus hops, floral notes, caramel, some alcohol, and tons of pine. An interesting sweetness of peach. The flavor is kind of boozy with a weird mix of sweetness and heavy handed bitterness. Decently fruity with some of the pineapple, citrus, and peach. Really resinous, particularly on the finish.
Nik925 (725) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A lovely abuse of hops. Aroma is more malty than expected. Less hop than bitter, which keeps this one sitting in the 3’s. Mikkeller doesn’t really explain what they are shooting for in this one (so I can’t float them points for trying new things). A high alcohol IPA (not really a DIPA) that is slightly better than average.