Theydon_Bois (5201) - The ’Sham, Surrey, - AUG 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the Cask, Pimlico - 09/08/12.
Pours a dark slightly cloudy amber with a creamy tan head.
Grapefruits, pine and resin dominate the nose with something sweet thrown in akin to toffee/caramel.
Tastes match the nose with a little maltiness also.
Medium bodied, dry bitterness lingers at the end.
One of the best from this series!
Fredis23 (449) - 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to sell the product no matter what, Binny’s not having balls to stand up to its supplier and let them know that it is out of date and no good.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 (8445) - Skövde, 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 (182) - 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 (5127) - Burnsville, 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 (724) - 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 (2807) - Tours, 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 (893) - ’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.
lusikka (4972) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle, enjoyed at Barcelona in a tasting of Centennial-Citra-Amarillo-Simcoe.
Pours a dark amber colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of floral hops, biscuit and resin. Flavour of biscuity malts, strong floral hops, resin, weak grapefruit and caramel. Medium bodied and a long, lingering bitter, resiny finish. Good one.
jamestulloch (818) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vino Wines. Hazy amber body with a medium off-white head head. Nice lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and oranges. Flavour is like the aroma - the finish is slightly peppery and very bitter. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Soft carbonation.A juicy, bitter IPA.
NBird (239) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at mikkeller vesterbro. Copper amber,medium head. Smells..floral hops, a little soapy, some stone fruit -peach / apricot, soft bread malts Tastes..a little more fruity than it smells, grapefruit and stone fruit, still some soap-ish flavour and a fair bit of bready malt.