hamrech (134) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drinking this second back-to-back with a Challenger, neither is outstanding as Mikkellers go but this is definitely the better of the two. Hops are more prominent and itís more balanced. Definitely enjoyable.
borre_m (394) - NORWAY - DEC 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle expired. Pours cloudy very slight head. Aroma is strong, but more malts then hops. Taste is also not the greatest. some bitterness, but aroma is too sweet. Drink before expiration date, but if its over, its still drinkable.
MBarni (13) - SPAIN - DEC 6, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Molt bona mobovarietal de mikkeller. Una molt bona ipa monovarietal. Gran ipa
pricey290483 (582) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle from foodie festival in the old Truman brewery really liked it amber colour with a slight white head. citrus came through in the aroma got a slight orange taste running through it with a nice dry bitter aftertaste at the end a very good beer that i would like more of
SinH4 (478) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
As goes for all the Hop Series beers Iíve 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). Concentrated fruits. Peach. Fruity, sweet taste, also orange peels. Bitterness doesnít linger too long.
slowrunner77 (6286) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
one of the enjoyable low-mid range ibu brews from the 2nd release. citrus fruit and a nice aroma and flavor. nothing elite, but it letís you know this is a good hop to use :)"
RichTheVillan (3784) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Cotteridge Wines tasting room; clear amber pour with a creamy off white head, caramel malt aroma, taste has a hint of tangerine, caramel malts.
jflopsu (705) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy, carbonated, sediment filled amber color with thick tan head. A dark fruit and malt aroma. A strong malty taste with dark fruit, caramel, and light hop taste. Tastes more like a Belgian wheat than an IPA. A raisin/dark fruit aftertaste.
Hop_Hedonist (288) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Okay this is 6 months past use-by date but here goes - the usual (too) robust and (too) heavy (for me) roast malt base - decent complex herbal/piney aroma still there, which is mirrored on the palate - too short lived bitter kick - I like it, although it doesnít set my world on fire.
Boutip (4964) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Poured a dirty cloudy amber color ale with a large light brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of dusty dank hops with leafy notes and some biscuit malt notes. Taste is dominated by dank musty hoppy notes withleafy notes and some biscuit malt. Body is full with good carbonation. Another one where I do have to ask why do retailer keep overpriced IPA which donít move with no freaking bottling date.
JohnRMurdoch (3513) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle from Thistle News, Aberdeen. Orange brown, reasonable head. Fruity hop aroma. Soapy biscuit resin fruit hop flavour. Bitter sweet hoppy aftertaste. A new hop and a good one.