DSG (3927) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[5/8/12] Draught at Mikkeller Bar in Copenhagen. Clear reddish amber. Nice citric and floral Cascade aroma. Bitter hoppy flavor with light maltiness and lots of grapefruity bitterness. Medium-bodied. A decent IPA.
Beer3000 (3722) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml @ Yngwies, all 19 varieties of single hop beers tasted at the same day in September 2011. Slightly unclear, deep golden body with a dense off-white head. Nice but surprisingly mild aroma, citric-peaches fruit and flowers. Flavor is fruity with a malt flavor that feels a bit dry and hint of wood and moderate bitterness. Medium body and a bit short on aftertaste. A quite nice IPA, but I thought I know this hop better by now and was a bit surprised actually.
Bart (2915) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasting Session of Mikkeller Hop Series: Tasting nr3. Darker amber coloured beer with quite some carbonation and a medium slightly off white head. Light hoppy sweet hinted aroma with some veggy notes this time. Medium to full light sweet palate. Finish is full bodied, some fruity (ripe fruits) and a short hoppy hinted ending. Not bad.
essexcalf (170) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper orange, thick white head that lasts well. Aroma is fresh & green/grassy, citrus (grapefruit), fresh spicy & peachy-sweet fruit - very nice and typically American style. Taste is light cara & very fruity (oily, bitter citrus peel, peach). Starts sweet, then fruity, then a briefly lingering, harsh bitterness. Eventually left with lingering, fresh fruit & floral aftertaste on tongue. Aroma & taste are fairly complex for single hop; keep noticing new components. Nice, drinkable, enjoyable and surprisingly well-rounded for a single hop, but let down slightly by unpleasant bitter edge,
KickInChalice (842) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes. First reviewed 12/7/2011. Served on tap in a tasting glass at Bangers & Lace. Tettnanger, Palisade, Cascade, Galena, Super Galena, and Simcoe were all tasted side by side.
The appearance of the single hop series does not really vary from beer to beer. Each one is a golden caramel color with a fluffy whit ehead that displays good retention and leaves a web of lace down the glass.
There is a good amount of grapefruit and citrus in the aroma.
The flavor starts sweet, with a growing caramel slowly covering pieces of orange zest and juicy grapefruit. The finish is moderately bitter.
Like the other Single Hop beers, this has a medium body and medium carbonation.
This is a nice beer. The issue with this series is that many hops are best stacked on top of each other to create a fuller taste profile. By isolating the hops the weaknesses of each variety come through.
gunnfryd (8554) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. aroma is dry, fruit, hop, grapefruit. flavour is sweet, peach, grapefruit, malt, hop, hay, grass. Taster no 4. bitter finish. OK/Nice beer.
fiulijn (12179) - Malmö, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at På Besök, Malmö
Parallel with Amarillo, Bravo, Simcoe
bb 15.03.13, possibly 3 months old
Hazy amber color; medium sized creamy head. The aroma is very mild, with some fruits, and very light tobacco leaves; really below expectations. Toffee flavor, a bit soulless; the mouthfeel is smooth; the bitterness is decent, with hop resins, but without a serious "bite" and freshness. Average.
Ughsmash (6669) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured slightly hazy, reddish-amber with a fluffy, sticky cap of beige head. The aroma picked up spicy pine and grapefruity notes over bready notes and berry sweets.. more malt-forward.. balanced and pleasant. The flavor found similar similar sweetness at the core, with black pepper, grapefruit zest, and spicy pine bitterness around.. finished fairly bitter and a little sour. Medium-bodied with moderate-plus carbonation on the palate.. this was probably more bitter when fresh, but it was still good.
badlizard (5156) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear dark golden with a creamy white head. Nice floral grapefruit and light pine aroma and taste with a sweet lemon candy finish and a bright palate. Very good.
DanielBrown (3167) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from CASK Pub and Kitchen, London. Orange, with nice beige cream topping. Smells like that familiar cascade smell, which was all the rage a few years back. Taste is rather peppery, with some jammy bitter orange and pineapple. Very dry finish. Nice enough, but needs a little sweetness and less carbonation on the tongue.