GJF (1371) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A straightahead IPA. It’s well made and tasty--with a dry, quite bitter finish--but still not one of the best of their single hops. Not as distinctive as some, but still good.
ClubGonzo (4756) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Kihoskh, Copenhagen. Pours a dark hazy orange body with a small white head. Nose is light fruity peachy tones with hints of almond and pine. Taste is wet leaves, red berries and hints of cough syrup and pale malts. Very smooth and inoffensive. Slightly bitter grassy aftertaste. Nice.
wlajwl (4695) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mild hoppy and slightly effervescent aroma. The flavor has a dry hop bite to it but seems to missing the big hoppiness it should have. Decent, not great.
Meilby (9782) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 330ml @ igniztion
Pours cloudy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and floral. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medum, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
igniztion (313) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 330ml courtesy of Meilby. Pours a cloudy amber with dense offwhite head. Flowery aroma with maybe a slight hint of citrus. Light sweet, medium bitterness.
_angst_ (3649) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Mikkeller Bar on October 15. Pours deep golden with a small white head. Smell is slightly stale with bread and papaya. Taste is fresh and bitter with lots of sweet tropical fruits, some bread and some alcohol. Finish is bitter and pleasant.
Ratman197 (11380) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of biscuit, orange and floral notes. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, orange, light floral notes and a hint of grapefruit with a crisp dry moderatly bitter finish.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flöska at Mikkeller Bar. Nice golden amber colour, medium off-white like head. Pleasant hoppy citrus mild fruity like with caramel. Good mouthfeel. Flavour is fruity hoppy with caramel and malt, some citrus, good bitterness.
Ibrew2or3 (7511) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330mL bottle generously sent across the pond by stobbe74. The bottle pours copper with gold edges and a bit hazy when the yeasty sediment is involved. The hop laden liquid supports a near white sort of head. The aroma has modest notes of spices, floral and really little else seems to be going on other than a sense of the base beer’s sweet pilsner like maltiness. The taste starts floral with hops and rolls quickly into spicy hoppiness and a modest level of bitterness. Not as black licorice like spicy as I was expecting.
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[3903-20110820] Bottle. Mild resin hints in the aroma. Clear, amber orange body with a quick foamy off-white head. Mild grainy resin hops flavour. Medium body is quite bitter. Good. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
(Mikkeller IPA Tasting @ Blue Monk, Buffalo, NY)