blafa (511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Mikkeller Hop Series tasting - Dahlbergs, Helsingborg. August 2011.
Light fruity aromas, mostly oranges and pine. Some notes of cookies and biscuits. A bit sticky in the nose as well. Some alcohol shines through in the taste but other then that surprisingly refreshing.
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - AUG 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Barril, CPH beer festival ’11. Hazy amber colour, medium white looking head. Pleasant Aroma of fruity hops and pine. Good mouthfeel. The flavor is quite fruity with pine, fresh, good well lasting bitterness, dry. Nice indeed.
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2011-08-10. Crisp orange amber body with a small beige head. 3+ Modest aroma, light honey and floral touches. Very light alcohol. 6+ Flavour is dry, modest bitterness, sort of sweet lemon undertones. Dry caramel malt undercurrent. 6+ Average palate. Decent but I don’t love the hops. Mikkeller IPA Tasting at Cole’s, Buffalo
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
All 19 in this hop series are shared with my husband, Anton. It’s hazy bronze with a huge, creamy head. The aroma has notes of caramel, a bit too old citrus fruits and straw. The flavour is sweet with notes of caramel, citrus, straw, bread and the finish is dry with a light bitterness – nice one.
jaghana (5523) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - AUG 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33cl. A clear golden beer with good head. Nose is on round hops. Aroma is nice on honey, resin, very bitter, very very long and nice bitterness on afttertaste, body has some toasted / tobacco notes. A nice one.
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330 ml (Blue Monk’s Mikkeler Hop Series Tasting)
Aroma fruity sweet notes, herbal follow-up , some citrus , malts and alcohol warmth. 7+
Appearance hazed amber with some floaters. Medium plus off white top.3+.
Flavor and Palate : Good, soft plus sized body with smooth and clean character. Drinkable and easy going. Refreshing, pleasant bitter IPA.
bhensonb (14165) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours fairly clear copper with a 4 finger foamy/creamy light beige head. Aroma is floral, fruity, citrus - and a strong hint of high school sweat sox. Med+ body. Flavor over a nice caramel backbone is floral, mildly funky, citrus, resin. The head has gone into fractured ring lacing. It’s nice. It’s fresh. It’s approaching lush. The earthiness is tasty, but it seems a little unbalanced. Perhaps Magnum is a hop that should not appear alone. But it is very tasty.
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
DŘE Festival, Valby, DK.
Amber with off-white head. Aroma of hop spices and fruit. Flavor with malt. some caramel, ripe fruit and solid bitterness.
hopdog (11602) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2oz bottle. Poured a cloudy amber with a huge sized off white head. Aromas of pine, herbalness, and floral. Tastes of citrus, floral, and caramel.
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at Blue Monk’s Mikkeler Hop Series tasting 8/11. Nose is soapy & grassy, herbal, warming alcohol/hairspray. Flavor is pine, a bit of soapy bitterness, clean caramel finish.