nearbeer (3380) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl. Hazy copper brown with a lasting sticky foam. Aroma is toffee, orange molasses, biscuit and tea leaf. Taste is the same plus some peppery resin, wood and pith on the finish. Near-medium body is smoothly carbonated and well balanced.
bigrond (1435) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another very good beer from this series. Pours cloudy with a copper tint. Very good example of a quaility IPA, shame they retired the series.
daniele (4775) - ITALY - DEC 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
ambrata buona schima persitene naso agrumato leggfero resinoso amaro piuttosto intenso agrumato
musinj6 (371) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
3rd of the MIkkeller single hop series that I’ve tried. Pours a cloudy, honey colored IPA with frothy head. Strongly hoppy aroma with spruce predominant with perhaps a very faint hint of banana. Very bitter throughout entire experience, lingering on the palate. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Good beer. Not a hope varietal I would normally enjoy alone, but can be appreciated for the added bitterness it can contribute to a good beer.
jmohno (998) - Iowa, USA - NOV 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2011 Orange light brownish color,hazy,floaties, thick low creamy head, tastes richly as it looks.
Somewhat low( whats the bottleing date?,hmm nobody knows- how we suppose to analyze these not knowing a freshness date on an ipa?Not caring for the no bottleing date. ANYWAY
There is that typical pastry like breadiness with the malt, as far as hops it seems to be pretty subtle mild earth,herbal,and spice maybe some hints of fruit- pine, but maybe if i knew how fresh this was id be able to tell if its suppose to be sublte or intense so im going to assume nugget hops are subtle in aroma.
Flavor of this is really good im going to assume but already know this is a good malt based beer,but the hops seem to be complimenting this malt well, it seems pretty well rounded maybe refined and the bittering just pairs with this malt sweetness perfectly. I would say its a well-rounded kind of bitterness,im picking up herbal spice ripe fruit sweet carmel malt vanilla.Just a great bittering finish.Then again it kind of resinates in your mouth and lingers
Overall in terms of hop flavor in general, i would say herbal/hoppy almost robust but grassy smooth is this hops flavor. Im a sucker for the far ends of sweet and spice though.I think herbal and sweet malt are polar opposites that compliment each other well.
hopdog (8455) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Cloudy amber color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops, pine, and grass. Tastes of caramel, pine and citrus.
Mora2000 (5310) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is full of resinous pine and orange citrus notes. Definitely the aroma of a hoppy beer.
The flavor follows suit. I get a lot of orange citrus as well as some pine notes. There is also some light perfume in the aroma and some biscuit malt. Low bitterness.
Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
GJF (1196) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - NOV 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish pour. Big fluffy head. Very fresh aroma. Pine and citrus. Flavor pretty much the same, pine, orange, and a fresh leafy quality. Bitter finish. Kind of raw, but lots of good flavors.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. Large beige head atop clear amber body, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, some lemon, light spicy, bread. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some pine/lemon, light bread. Medium body, light resin.
wlajwl (3486) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly juicy hops in the aroma as well as a bit earthy. The flavor is citrus, a bit of yeast and earthy with a dry finish. Not spectacular but cleans up well.