Bov (9629) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
from Erzbierschof - pretty clear amber-orange beer with a moderate foam left; fresh grapefruity hoppiness; lightly flowery; medium-bodied and with a moderate yet long lasting bitterness; more grapefruity hoppy notes in the finish with hints of caramel - quite simplistic and one-dimensional
bulldogops (1048) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I cannot get over how perfect this series is for a young, aspiring, arrogant, devilishly handsome, prosaic, ex-wife countin’, beer geek. Love brewers that have the pride to showcase ingredients! 330ml bottle from work (another one of my additions) Pours a hazy copper orange with a fairly frothy head. spotty lacing. Aroma is citrus, spruce, cereal, mild doughyness.Taste is supplemented by a cascadey whirlwind of citrusy, grapefruit hops, sweetness and a lingering bitterness, however, the cascade hops make the malt character a co-star in this beer, a caramelly, bready, pastry shop quality which is remarkable and pleasant.
kappldav123 (5047) - GERMANY - JUL 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle looks simple but good. Beer in the glass dark golden, nice head. Dry-hoppy aroma. Starts grasy-dry, light lemon notes, fine spicy. Nice bitter notes in the background. Not bad!
ShaneJ (549) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beer Cartel. Slightly hazy orange/amber, lasting head, resiney pine, quite floral, some grapefruit/citrus. Medium-high bitterness, but still quite sweet as well, medium body. Really liked this one!
DiarmaidBHK (3467) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from perfect pour. Pours dark orange with a thin khaki head. Faint floral on the nose. Nice hop flavor on the tongue with enough bitterness to finish clean without being a hop bomb. Nice!
gramity (1307) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cloudy deep orange with a dappled white head. Aroma of barnyard, herbal, dust. Flavour of light citrus fruits, herbal notes, earth. Medium bodied
PriorL (1988) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 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: very sweet nose, pleasant!
Taste: mild taste, light sweet, very balanced.
I can understand why a lot of brewers use this kind of hop.
Holmen1 (2600) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fra flaske på Humle i Annen mars-13: nr. 17, og flere i panelet har kastewt inn glasset og forlatt åstedet. Bare 38 IBU, men ganske bitter allikevel. Fruktig og god. Fikk først en stjerne i margen, men denne ble strøket uten at jeg kan erindre hvorfor...
HoppyBudgie (756) - SOLA, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Weak sage, banana on nose. Taste of sweet fruit, hvite pepper. (From tasting of all Hop series Cardinal 11. March)
Cunningham (4678) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Hazy dark orange color with a fine off white head that leaves a fine lacing.
Aroma: Malty, fruity and grape hoppy.
Palate: Medium body. Slightly sweet and a rich bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Fruity and rich (grape) hoppy on a solid malt background.
Overall impression: Heavy stuff. Nice IPA but it is better with Cascade together with some other friends.
Personal stats: Bottle from Vinmonopolet Oslo - Vika in Oslo, Norway.