mstockton (224) - Frankfurt, - NOV 21, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a dark amber with a decent head. Aroma has some typical IPA-hop smell to it, but with some sour-like odor. Taste is decidedly malty for an IPA and a bit smoky. A sticky feel after the swallow and a bit of a funky aftertaste. Not my favorite IPA from these guys but fun to try the different hops.
angel77 (517) - oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella de 33 cl tomada en casa, de 2d2dspuma en abril de 2013. Otra mas de la serie con cuerpo medio algo oleoso y denso con aromas ligeramente especiados y florales. Sabor también ligeramente florales y tal vez frutos secos (almendras) con un final ligeramente resinoso. Bastante bueno y para repetir a la primera oportunidad.
simonblaine (228) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with minimal head. Aroma of light malt, tropical fruit. Taste of pineapple, light malt, slightly sweet. Interesting one. Loving the series by this brewer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BeerandBlues2 (9071) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours hazy and cloudy amber with a large, frothy light beige head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is earthy, herbal, and grassy stale and oxidized hops, biscuit and cookie malt. Flavor is stale and oxidized hops, supporting malt and a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation.
Fredis23 (480) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2013
1.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
I was looking forward to Trying Mikkeler, since it gets so many praises of being good and innovative brewer. I was excited to find It’s Hop Series at a reasonable price. Unfortunately my anticipation and excitement was not matched by high standards that everyone praises Mikkeller to live by. Everyone in supply chain is to blame… Mikkeller does not have production dates, Distributor Trying to sell the product no matter what, Binny’s not having balls to stand up to its supplier and let them know that it is out of date and no good. I was pissed… All of them were old and stale, therefore complete waste of time and money. Every time I come across bad batch I swear to stop buying anything that has no dates… I just might do that, since there are plenty of other choices… Going Back to Mikkeller Hop Series… All of them Poured A Shade Lighter Or A Shade Darker of Muddy Brown. All of them Had Smaller or Larger Floaters. Huge Head, Decent Lacing. Earthy, Stale Hops Aroma. Tasted pretty much the same: Earthy, Malt, Stale Hops. Moderate Bitter Finish… Pass It Unless You Know It Is Fresh…
DiarmaidBHK (3161) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Perfect Pour. Pours brown with khaki head with lots of white bits floating around. Leaves lots of lacing in the glass. Has a bit of pine on the nose. Very sweet on the tongue with a hint of pine. Finishes clean. Pretty quaffable as long as you don’t look at.
cgarvieuk (13167) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at home ... copper ... bubbly white head ... soft sweet oily toffee fruit nose ... sot sweet malts .. light toffee spice ... soft oily bitter citrus peels
erickok (3165) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - NOV 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very fruity hop, to my surprise, and a bit herbal. Taste has moderate bitterness, but simple perhaps. Base beer is very well developed and nicely clean. Good start of a Hop Series tasting session. (33cl bottle from Dranken Geers)
Majin (256) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a snifter at cheese shop. Dark amber look. Light head, floral hoppy aroma. Nice smooth flow. Delish!!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
floydian1 (826) - FNQ, Australia, - OCT 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle at home. Appears hazy dark amber in the glass with a loose yellowy-tinged white head that laces well. Aroma has hoppy fruity elements with tangerines, pineapple, and pine-needles to the fore on top of a toasty caramel malt bill. Taste is dry and earthy with a mild sweetness and medium herbal hop bitterness that lingers. Good balance of malt and hop with pleasant smooth mouthfeel and medium body.
weark (212) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottel from Erzbierschof - Hazy amber color, thick off-white head, good lace - aroma of pine, caramel anf hints of apricot - pine, resinous, caramel malt flavor - medium body, good carboanation, long dry bitter finish - this one appear to be more bitter than the firsts i’ve tried in this serie. Good but i’m not fan of this hops