SinH4 (344) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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). Concentrated fruit sweetness, but also bready sweetness. The bitterness here is very easy. Interesting.
slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"a rather pedestrian aroma on this one, but the flavor was pleasantly spicy and was the beer’s forte. other than that, another avg entry. not quite worth the coin on it’s own, but cool as part of the series."
wvhoran (377) - Tasmania, - SEP 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark hazy orange with a firm off-white head. The aroma is densely malty with some fruitiness--pineapple, melon, some grassy notes. Not fresh but that was to be expected. Flavour is smooth malty, again some fruit, mild bitterness. A little peppery even.
Hop_Hedonist (271) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Disclaimer: bottle 6 months out-of-date but... Great pour - Massive head - as usual for this single-hop series, sweet malt totally dominates - piney/herbal hops just poke through the malt - pleasant, not a bad beer by any measure but mediocre flavour.
Burgers (333) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy orange with off-white head. Nose yeasty and herbal hops. Taste medium bitter. Astringent finish.
angel77 (1148) - oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella de 33 cl tomada en casa. De 2d2dspuma en mayo de 2013. Bastante buena como toda la serie. Toques de frutas, algo herbáceos y no muy amargos. Bastante interesante y para repetir sin problema.
Buongiorgio00 (917) - - JAN 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Esempio di hop series con il palisade, che dovrebbe essere intenso e agrumato e invece risulta un po’ smorzato, mentre nel gusto prevale piů che altro il malto dolce e una leggera speziatura erbacea. Poco amara, ma comunque il risultato č piacevole da bere.
jbruner (2559) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
47 theoretical IBU. Pours a translucent dark copper from the bottle with dissipating off-white head that leaves good lace. Aroma is malty sweetness, caramel and pils, slight bread on the back end. Taste follows, the hops have definitely fallen off. Easy to drink, good carbonation. Definitely not fresh, but interesting concept.
floydian1 (1082) - FNQ, Australia, - DEC 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Deep amber appearance with average white head. Malty nose with caramel to the fore and honey, oranges and a trace of medicinal cough syrup. Tastes like an amber ale with probably the lowest hop presence of Mikkeller’s single hop series. Quite light bodied for the ABV with medium carbonation.
Fredis23 (515) - 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…