Fredis23 (564) - 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to sell the product no matter what, Binny’s not having balls to stand up to its supplier and let them know that it is out of date and no good.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…
jamestulloch (3372) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Vino Wines. Murky amber body with tiny yeast flecks floating around. Massive off-white head. Light carbonation. Excellent lacing. Mild aroma and flavour of pear, blackcurrant and boiled cabbage. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft, almost flat carbonation. One of the weaker efforts of the Mikkeller Hop Series.
northropfrye (3214) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Faint hoppy aroma, some bready malts. Lovely dark body with off white head and lacing. Taste is between a 6 and 7 I’d say. Initially kind of grape sweet, with a bit of alcohol. Not a fresh bottle, but not extremely impressive, but still a pretty nice IPA.
drpimento (3076) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Think I’ve got another single hop past prime. Served with a large, foamy, frothy, cream-colored-to-light tan, long lasting head and plenty of lace. Color is a hazy/cloudy dark amber. Aroma is stale hop, malt, caramel, oak. Flavor’s like nose, stale hop bitter up front , fairly dry, then carbonic tang. Body/carbonation are perfect. Finish is like flavor, long, hint of alcohol. I believe these single hop beers really need to be somewhat fresh.
zacgillbanks (4376) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. A hazy orange-brown coloured beer that pours with a creamy white head. It has summer fruit flavours, peppery hop notes and a creamy orange fruity finish.
Tide (2927) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Brewdog shop. Dark amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, ripe fruits, a bit of caramel, pine and metallic aroma. Bitter finish with citrus and pine. Not particularly good, the skunky feeling sticks out.
lusikka (7681) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a dark amber colour with a white foamy head. Aroma of herbs, gooseberry bush and some sweetness. Flavour of herbal hops, floral notes, pine, grass and red berries. Medium bodied, a bit rough mouthfeel and high carbonation. Finishes dry, bitter and rough. Unbalanced.
jmohno (1507) - Iowa, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber color,some yeast chunks,good foam.light lace.
Aroma of a toffee,raison,kinda sweet,toasty/light roast,grainy maybe. Mostly a sweet brown sugar-raison kind of aroma.
Taste is much the same as aroma,figgy,medium sweet raison/toffee,has some dry toastyness. Kind of a citrus beneath the burnt carmelly tones A little pine in the bitter.. Dont know how aged this beer is and if im not just getting all malt or not. Its decent though. Probably not a fair shot at judging cluster hops if its not a fresh beer.
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was really good. Copper pour with a small white head. Aromas of floral and citrus hops with some nice malt notes as well. Flavor has lots of dried fruit notes and citrus peel. Very well balanced.
graham_murphy (595) - - SEP 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Feels like drinking a bit of history - the cascade of yesteryear. It’s smooth and fruity but not too bitter or citrusy. Clearly noble-ish hops. As always, a good beer from Mikkeller.