SinH4 (249) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
As goes for all the Hop Series beers I’ve 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). Bready-malty. Ripe ananas! Sweet and bitter. Not much of a finish. The ananas really is a highlight!
pdx77 (1443) - Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Belmont Station. Dark golden color. Aroma is prickly citrus hops. Taste is bitingly bitter, with harsh citrus acids. Glad to try the hop, but it is just a touch too acidic and bitter.
Tmoney99 (11063) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap sample . Poured hazy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex earthy citrus hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy citrus bitter flavor with a moderate to heavy bitter finish of medium duration. Very good brew.
DrSilverworm (6937) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2014 On tap at Dutch’s. Hazy amber orange color. Thin off-white head, leaving good thicker lace. Medium plus body. Smooth, kind of creamy, lighter carbonation. Light slick finish. Good bright fruity kind of pale tropical citrusy hop. Moderate bitter taste, light to moderate sweet. Mild caramel malt. Some spicy, kind of toasty aroma. Solid, tasty, complex and full-bodied IPA. 7/4/7/4/15
UPDATE 10/17/14: Tasting it again a few days later. There’s kind of a mildly musty, lightly metallic kind of yeastiness to it that is noticeable in a bigger way upon the first few sips, but that becomes hardly noticeable at all halfway through the glass. It’s an impressively full bodied and complex IPA, though. Good big malt profile that’s not too caramely and sweet, kind of toasty and cake-like. Really nice full creamy texture, lightly dry finish. Pretty interesting hop, this galena, though. Good earthy woodsy mildly fruity peachy aroma. It’s mild but nice.
RichTheVillan (3447) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; murky brown pour with a creamy magnolia head, malt and light grapefruit aroma, taste has hints of grapefruit, biscuity malts a hint of pine.
jflopsu (644) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice hazy amber with light brown head but has heavy dark sediment in it. Has a strong rasin and dark fruit malt aroma. Taste is much more malty than hoppy with dark fruits, dark alcohol, and caramel. A decent bitter aftertaste from malts and hops.
Hop_Hedonist (258) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Okay so this is 6 months out-of-date but... Pours well - hardly any hop aroma to describe - however, tastes berry fruity which well counters the usual Mikkeller too heavily roasted malt - this suits me better than a lot of the others in this single hopped series - short lived but reasonable bitterness - just a pity there’s no big hop aroma which would score a lot higher.
arnold931 (625) - Iowa, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy amber color with big head. Aroma is malty. Flavor is also very malty with some bitterness. Too malty. Not worth the price tag.
MrFecesious (1091) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Beer Revolution. Cloudy amber, minimal cap. Aroma of pine, caramel, lemon, fruit. Taste is a bit sweet with a slight bitterness. Effervescent mouthfeel, but overall thin.
Masterkush7 (566) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Didn't really enjoy this. Malt is kinda funky to me. Maybe it's just the batch. Hop flavours our mosty resin and earthy. Probably won't have another.
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