kraddel (5757) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank side by side with the 19 other variants of the serie. I would like to note up front that - since these beer’s are no longer in production, they were not fresh. this rating should thus be viewed with that in mind, and can shed a light on the ’ageing’ differences between the variants. They were probably better fresh...
Pours rather clear, dark amber, small white foam. Smell is dusty, light hoparoma underneath. Taste is sharp, bitter, madeira took this one over pretty much, leaving none of the hop taste.
jamaty (1771) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 2, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ambar, tirando a marón, con un par de dedos de espuma blanquecina. Aroma malteado, tostado, y lúpulo presente, herbal. En boca, es predominantemente dulce, acaramelada, pero con amargor lupulado herbal. Cuerpo moderado, gas escaso.
rouhlas (2384) - GREECE - AUG 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle at home. Light unclear golden orange color with off white head. Malty and hoppy aroma, caramel, bready, grassy, herbal. Sweet and bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
JoeLovesHops (12) - - AUG 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice, frothy light caramel-colored head, color is a hazy amber; aroma is strong and of caramel; medium sweetness, medium bitterness; medium body. Overall, I quite enjoyed this IPA style beer, especially as it was a bit heavier on the malts than other IPAs I have had.
mansquito (5036) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bar great harry, Brooklyn tap: pours reddish brown with an off white head. Aroma is herbal, earthy, and sugary. This is not bitter. This tastes old. But it from keg... Maybe it left over from many year ago. I not know. Me not enjoy. This is drinkable but not exciting.
crossovert (10893) - Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. This is a nice surprise in the single hop series, bright and herbal, cutting bitterness, clean profile.
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I have had many an IPA. For single hop type varieties, unless you’re doing a horizontal, it’s difficult for me to taste differences among different types of hops. As an IPA, tho, this is good. A wee bit on the resiny side.
CanCrusher (864) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - NOV 26, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle 0,33L. Have this one half year ago... It’s cloudy, medium amber colour with a lot of floating particles and creamy, light brown head. Aroma of nutts, butter, vanilla, peach, honey. It looks like weird combination, but believe me, it rocks! Taste is light bitter with mix of orange and peach. Finish is moderate bitter. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. This beer’s taste is dangerously close to barley wine. Mikkeller rules!
SinH4 (2306) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 25, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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). Mt Hood was a bit boring, not much hop aroma left. A bit earthy bitterness, maybe roses. Similar in the taste.
slowrunner77 (9401) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
one of the more mellow beers from the 2ns release. not boring, but really didn’t stand out from the crowd either. more like an apa than an ipa, but still pleasant enough."