ryecatcher (985) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a Binny’s mixed 4-pack of Mikkller’s ’Single Hop’series’. Third one in that 4-pack thus far. This one pours a deep, burnt orange, cloudy (my fault as it was in the trunk overnight when it was about 2 degrees here in Chicago), nice off-white head with okay retention and nice lacing, a whole bunch of big chunky floaties though. Nose is more malty than hoppy, some orange peel in there, a hint of pine. Mouth is medium-dry, resinous and lemon zest standing out in a dense orangey-carmelly malt backbone, a bit astringent on the back end with a long, lingering bitter finish.
CacheManyHose (383) - HONG KONG - DEC 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Doesn't have a big aroma - slightly yeasty and resinous. Taste is more interesting than the smell (which is definitely not true of all of the single hop series IPAs) - quite piney, a bit grassy, with a small amount of florals. Very drinkable. Palate is nicely oily and dry, perhaps a little watery. A pretty nice one of the single hop IPAs that I've tasted.
HKdIPA (429) - HONG KONG - DEC 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Same amber-copper color as the others in this series. Looks great. Very deep piney aroma, also a bit of honey. Taste is similarly piney, followed by herbaceous bitterness and tiny bit of citrus peel. No floral taste, nor much sweetness. Quite drinkable. One of my favorites of the single hop series.
Fredis23 (515) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2013
1.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
I was looking forward to Trying Mikkeler, since it gets so many praises of being good and innovative brewer. I was excited to find It’s Hop Series at a reasonable price. Unfortunately my anticipation and excitement was not matched by high standards that everyone praises Mikkeller to live by. Everyone in supply chain is to blame… Mikkeller does not have production dates, Distributor Trying to sell the product no matter what, Binny’s not having balls to stand up to its supplier and let them know that it is out of date and no good. I was pissed… All of them were old and stale, therefore complete waste of time and money. Every time I come across bad batch I swear to stop buying anything that has no dates… I just might do that, since there are plenty of other choices… Going Back to Mikkeller Hop Series… All of them Poured A Shade Lighter Or A Shade Darker of Muddy Brown. All of them Had Smaller or Larger Floaters. Huge Head, Decent Lacing. Earthy, Stale Hops Aroma. Tasted pretty much the same: Earthy, Malt, Stale Hops. Moderate Bitter Finish… Pass It Unless You Know It Is Fresh…
rlgk (13157) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber beer with a decent offwhite head. Hoppy resin aroma, foral, caramel, citrus, mango nots, some hay. Fruity hop flavor, caramel, resin, hay, mango, some floral notes. Decent,beer.
CPH2200 (325) - DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle 6.8% amber colour with small creamy head. Moderate bitter taste (56 ibu), spicy and citrus notes. Oily mouthfeel. Very good.
BVery (7877) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from John’s Grocery in Iowa City, IA. Murky orange pour with a large foamy head. This seems like it was on the shelf for awhile - maybe that’s why they were having a blowout sale on these? Some citrus notes are still here, but there’s some dustiness and cardboard as well.
andrewturba (1173) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy copper with large beige head leaving lots of lace on the glass. Aroma is floral, citrus, resin, spicy, and light bready malt. Flavour is spicy, resin, citrus, mild-medium bitterness, bready, and a light malty sweetness.
erickok (4239) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - OCT 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Grassy, pine, bit woody. Feels old, dusty too. Not so aromatic. Simple malt base, but that’s expected. Neh. (33cl bottle from Dranken Geers)
Abijen (1756) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an orange beer with a good frothy white head. Smells fruity and a bit cheesy. Tastes citrus and grapefruit with a good bitter finish. Good average carbo with a thin body and a dry texture.