magsinva (846) - Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from state line Liqour aged at least a year - so you really aren’t supposed to age an IPA ( look at my cellar to see the reason for the unintentional aging) but I think it mellowed the bitterness to make a smooth brew that played up the caramel, malt notes in the beer. So from my standpoint it was a success, but perhaps not the same brew that Mikkeller envisioned.
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled@Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen (backlog). Hazy amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is sweet malts, fruits, catpissy notes as well as some toffee. Flavour is tropical fruits, mild sap, some caramel malts as well as toffee.
Majin (256) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at cheese shop. Pours a cloudy amber. Reallllly good. Hoppy and delicious.
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boozedude (1616) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at cheese shop..murky brown hazy pour..light brown head... one of the milder ipa’s ive had from mikkeller..but still awesome
gramity (1301) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear amber with a large, frothy off-white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy citrus (tangerine) and floral hops, light biscuit malt and tropical fruity esters. Flavor is heavy hops and medium bitterness, fruity esters, good supporting malt and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.
PriorL (1279) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2013 33cl Bottle. Blind tasting of all 19 Mikkeller Hop Series beers. Shared with Mathieu87.
Appearance: amber beer, stable white head.
Nose: a deep bitterness, very nice scent.
Taste: strong bitterness, rather dry, dried fruits.
Holmen1 (2003) - Stavanger, 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 (606) - 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 (4817) - 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 (515) - 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.