PriorL (259) - BELGIUM - APR 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl Bottle. Blind tasting of all 19 Mikkeller Hop Series beers.
Appearance: amber beer, stable white head.
Nose: a deep bitterness, very nice scent.
Taste: strong bitterness, rather dry, dried fruits.
Holmen1 (1074) - NORWAY - MAR 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fra flaske på Humle i Annen mars-13: den trettende av i alt 19 i serien, og ordet inoffensive ble nevnt. IBU 72, men allikevel mild og lite dominerende. Mer ettersmak enn smak.
HoppyBudgie (232) - SOLA, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2013 Grass, prune on nose. Alot of dried fruit in taste. (From tasting of all Hop series Cardinal 11. March)
Sigmund (4165) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared 330 ml bottle at Cardinal Pub & Bar (single hop tasting). ABV is 6.8%, IBU 72. Hazy deep golden colour, moderate white head. Moderate aroma of pine, citrus and dust. Hoppy flavour, but not too bitter - the malts somehow seem drier here than in other varieties of this otherwise identical brew. Notes of resin, grapefruit and dust.
Bricktop86 (398) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2013 Pours hazy copper with a thick white head. Aroma is citrus, light fruit and caramel. Taste follows aroma with a nice balance between bitter and sweet.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11th July 2011
Hazy amber beer, good off white head. Dry crispy palate. Fairly bitter minerally orange. Shows fresher orange before a dry bitter finish. Not bad.
nygard67 (13) - NORWAY - JAN 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark golden color with a nice head. This ale really celebrates the Amarillo hop. Nice fruity citrus aroma with hints of peach or apricot. Balanced malts to back it up - but it doesn’t steal any spotlight from the hop profile. A very nice single hop.
Mysan_brewing (55) - - JAN 4, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice dark honey colour, hazy with a good white head. Smells like grapefruit with a hint of sweetness. Taste is a bit simple for my taste. The first impression is sweet, and I find the grapefruit bitterness in the aftertaste. An ok beer that proves its point. Probably better if you taste the whole range:)
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Cunningham (2972) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange colour with a big frothy off white head. Tropical fruity and grape hoppy aroma. Medium body with a balanced sweetness and a fine bitterness. Tropical fruity and grape hoppy flavour with a fine bitter tail.
[Bottle from Vinmonopolet Oslo - Vika in Oslo, Norway]
wlajwl (2897) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is citrus, yeast and a hint of lime/kiwi. The flavor is lime, fruit, citrus, a grapefruit pulp-like palate and a mix of tart and bitter in the finish.