Uhlen (251) - Trondheim, NORWAY - APR 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy golden. Offwhite medium head that clings. Grassy nose. Taste is... barn, grass, citrus and some yeast.
sir__v (961) - Lille, FRANCE - APR 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color: nice clear amber beer with medium carbonization and big white head and small particles. Smell: hops, grass, caramel, sugar, floral noise. Taste: nice hops explosion, strong and complete! Really tastefull with grasse and floral taste ! Aftertaste: nice wet bitterness but not so strong, caramel.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: A floral and citrusy-acidic IPA with heavy cookie maltiness. Good.
How: Bottle 330ml, consumed a few weeks after purchase, as fresh I can get Mikkeller in North-America.
The look: Cloudy dark orange body topped by a large beige head with medium retention.
In long: The pleasantly hoppy nose is floral and citrusy. Taste has a big malt backbone, plenty of toasted cookies, a bit grainy, crunchy dried fruits. Assertive floral and citrusy hops pushing forward grapefruits, clementines, garden flowers, lemons. A bit too much of a yeast presence than I like to feel in an IPA. Bitterness level of medium intensity with citric acidic undertones. Tasty IPA, decent beer even if a bit too yeasty and citric for my taste. Some people are giving this beer a good rating, some people are giving this beer a bad rating, but the absolute worst thing about ratebeer these days is that a French Canadian dude can come on this site and affirm knowing what is the absolute worst thing about ratebeer these days.
PriorL (2488) - 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: quite fruity, some yeast.
Taste: this hop doesn’t give much ’extra’, quite sweet, little honey like.
mikedR (1527) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled as part of a hop education class. Very earthy compared to Williamette, Bravo, and Nugget. Not overly hoppy or bitter. Compared to the other 3, my least favorite, although a solid body in mouthfeel.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Foffern (1386) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours a hazy dark amber colour with a light beige (chai latte) medium creamy head. Floral and grassy hoppy aroma with a touch of lemon and some ammonia and wet cardboard. The flavour has more piney and grassy hops with some dust and alcohol in the end. Lighter mouth feel than expected and is slick, and a heavy increasing bitterness. Nice aroma, but the flavour feels to unbalanced between malt and the amount of bitterness. A true hop head would maybe disagree.
Holmen1 (3286) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fra flaske på Humle i Annen mars-13: den femtende denne kvelden av i alt 19 i serien, og med sine 56 IBU var denne en av de lettere. Deilig aroma og smak av søtlige frukter (Coop tropisk juice-fornemmelse) med llime og sitron. Kanskje litt for mye av det gode?
HoppyBudgie (812) - SOLA, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wet pine, grapefruit in nose. Caramel, herbal, catty in taste (From tasting of all Hop series Cardinal 11. March)
maekchu (2607) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (discounted) from Five Points Bottle Shop (Lumpkin St.) in Athens. Caramel and some kind of fruit juice. Slightly cloudy copper color, with a 1-cm head. Quite sweet initial / hops emerge with a vengeance, with some toffee in the background / finished with a small hop burn, and the balances. Thin-medium body. Pretty good. The balance has held up here. Centennial seems to be a hardy fellow.
nuplastikk (4951) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Deep murky orange-brown body. Massive foamy off-white head. Sweet, almost what I associate with sticky, classic US brewpub IPA. Piny, syrup covered grapefruit. Accentuates the caramel malt notes...or maybe that is the earthy tone from the dry hopping. Centennial tastes like 1990s IPA to me. Captures a nice fruit tone, approaching a black, purple fruit undercurrent. I can see why they don’t filter this series, but once again, this is very malt forward and yeasty.