Bathory (458) - Kverneland, - NOV 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A bot more malty aroma than the other, but I didn’t get much out of the smell. Grape notes are present, together with some peaches and metallica notes. Very bittet finish. A bit unbalanced with just the magnum hops.
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at chaps. Pours hazy deep amber with a medium sized off white head. The aroma is on the malty side but has a good bit of floral and light citrus. The taste has a nutty, medium bitterness, almost British inspired?
rumproasts (4825) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Amber with one finger head. I’ve had a lot of beers from this series by now, and this is certainly well past its prime, but I couldn’t pass it by when I saw it in a bargain bin. Substantial malt base with a lot of caramel sweetness. Hops have some cardboard at this point, but still quite drinkable. Again, not one of my favorites from this series.
vanvenlo (1680) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Grain and Grape bottle(23-Aug-2015)l agree with other raters, you need to have these hop styles, as fresh as possible.Malt herb berry aroma.Amber,ok head&suds lace.Herbal grass choc flavour.Herbal choc finish&grass pepper berry aftertaste.
Lunkie (1750) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Her hop malt aroma. Meet colour fair head and lacing. Malt spice herbal flavour. Long lingering palate.
rouhlas (2384) - GREECE - AUG 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Unclear orange color with off white head. Hoppy and malty aroma, citrusy fruity, caramel, bready. Sweet and bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation
Huhzubendah (3378) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark copper body, mild haze, half inch of tan head. Earthy, malty, herbal, grassy aroma. Malt forward. Ok flavor, but certainly not fresh. Please put a date on beers meant to be consumed fresh.
CanCrusher (868) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - FEB 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0,33L Hazy, dark copper colour with large, frothy, off-white, long lasting head. Very hoppy fruity aroma, also honey, plum jam and alcohol note. Teoretical IBU is 94, but so is practical, I think. Taste starts heavy bitter and finish harsh bitter with long lasting aftertaste. Medium body, dry texture, lively carbonation.
SinH4 (2306) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - 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 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). Sweet! Good sweet fruits in the taste. Very easily drinkable. Dangerous. Max’ favourite.
MarkoNm (2194) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - NOV 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a slightly hazy coppery color, topped with plentiful beige colored head that stays for a long time. Slightly fruity, some decent caramel notes and quite hoppy, but stinky. Taste starts more on the sweet side, followed by some herbal bitterness. Quite lasting aftertaste. Not bad, but not that nice either.
slowrunner77 (9411) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
fruity floral aroma is the forte, but the flavor comes off a little more on the boring side. good balance with the carmel malts, but not enough going on to stand out. 94 ibu."