LinusStick (3223) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A malty bomb of a beer. Aroma and flavor were both heavy on the caramel malt. Tasted like a liquified Sugar Daddy candy. No hop flavor or aroma detectable. Decent carbonation. Not a terrible beer, but not an IPA at this point. This was a dusty bottle sitting on a shelf, so I’m assuming it’s old. Decent carbonation.
SinH4 (2530) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
As goes for all the Hop Series beers I’ve tasted: the bottles were probably quite old, best before of April/May 2015, so some of the hop characteristics might have already gone away. Nice orange color with big head (darkness varied a bit). Grapefruits, as expected from Cascade, but not exactly as much as expected, due to the older bottle. Sweetness comes through, refreshing and easily drinkable. Good!
Thechasm442 (756) - Chicago heights, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle to a tulip. The beer pours a muddy copper amber with sediment and a thick, off white head that slowly shrinks and leaves very nice lacing. Aroma is grassy and floral hops. Sweet caramel and toffee are there as well. Taste is citrus hops right away. They are strong and met with a caramel/toffee malty flavor that balances nicely. Lots of grapefruit and orange zest. The beer hides the alcohol well, however it clings to the mouth almost too long, leaving a bitter taste after a while. Overall very tasty.
slowrunner77 (9937) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2011 batch, only 38 ibus. i thought this would be among my favorites. while it was pleasant, it ended up in the bottom third (of the first half). more spicy than floral, with lighter than expected citrus notes."
Dogbrick (11323) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy brownish-amber color with a medium thick foamy off-white head that recedes gradually. Patchy lacing. Aroma of grainy malt, caramel and hops. Medium body with flavors of grainy malt, earthy hops and ripe fruit. The finish is malty up front with a short fruity hops aftertaste. I assume this bottle is older despite being bought recently, but it is tough to blame the store and not the brewer for not providing dating. Decent overall.
osu97gp (678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy brown with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma of citrus and malts. Flavor of pine, caramel, and citrus a the finish. Decent.
angel77 (2347) - oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella de 33 cl en casa, de 2d2dspuma. Mayo de 2013. Otro increíble lúpulo de la serie Mikkeller--- Cascade---. Cuerpo medio que se bebe bastante bien con aromas y sabores ligeramente florales y cítricos --pomelo--. Amargo también contenido. Bueno, para repetir sin duda.
simonblaine (571) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours cloudy reddish brown with marginal head. Aroma is malty, slightly grapefruity. Taste is....not as good as I hoped. It is missing something, but it slightly malty, acidic, earthy, citrus peel.
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weark (637) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - JAN 6, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Erzbierschof / Hazy dark amber color, small offwhite head / Citrusy, orange, grapefruit, pine, resinous, floral aroma / flavor is citrusy, malty with hint sof caramel, vinous, earthy / Medium body, Medium bitterness, medium carbonation, citrusy bitter finish / i really love cascade hops but this time i’m a little bit disapointed and this vinous flavor is really strange
BeerandBlues2 (12046) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours hazy and cloudy burnt orange to amber with a large, frothy and bubbly off-white to light beige head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is cardboard oxidation, pine and herbal hops, toast and light cookie malt. Flavor is oxidized and stale hops, medium bitterness, supporting malt and a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation.
ryecatcher (1336) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from a Binny’s mixed 4-pack of Mikkller’s ’Single Hop’series’. Figured I’d start with this one. Pours orangey, cloudy (my fault as it was in the trunk overnight when it was about 2 degrees here in Chicago), nice off-white head with good retention and nice lacing, a whole bunch of floaties though. Nose is floral (smells a lot like the all the old microbrews that were out before the hop revolution started bringing all the new strains with various flavor profiles in). Hop forward (and hop afterward), grapefruit and wildflowers, decent hoppy bitterness and a soapy finish, however almost no malt detectable, . Drinkable but not very balanced... which would be cooler had this been a Galaxy varietal seeing as that’s my favorite type o’ hops.