tania_nexust (15) - West Midlands, - NOV 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Stirchley Wines. Pours with minimal head, slightly hazy from fine sediment. Big fruit aromas - although these are tropical and juicy, they aren’t as overpowering as some mango & pineapple-scented beers - more of a rounded fruitiness. This comes through also in the flavour, and the hop elements seem very balanced, allowing some malt flavour through with a hint of herbaceous spiciness on the end. Good mouthfeel - not as one-dimensional as some single hop beers. First time I’ve come across this hop and I’d love to try more beers where it’s used either alone or in a blend. Seems to work well on it’s own though. Would certainly drink this beer again with pleasure.
Acid303 (260) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - MAY 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle, served in Shaker. Pours amber with medium off-white frothy head. Some sediments. Herbal aroma with hints of candy, slightly yeasty. The flavour is caramelish and grassy, with nice earthy hops in the back. Good balance overall. Medium body, average carbonation. A soft IPA, very easy to drink.
visionthing (1626) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle from Vinmonopolet, Valkendorfsgate. Pours hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma of floral hops, malt, caramel and hints of citrus and pine and some earthy notes. Medium sweet with a pleasantly bitter finish. Medium body and slightly soft carbonation. Well balanced and quite easy to drink. Quite nice IPA, smooth and enjoyable.
Foffern (728) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours a hazy dark orange colour with a creamy beige medium head. Fruity and hoppy aroma of lots of grapefruits, resin and some spices, lemon and ammonia. The flavour is more fruity with sweet and sour berries. In addition there’s some caramel, wet cardboard, leather and almost roasted tones in the end. Pretty nice. Soft and slick mouth feel, and has a lingering medium bitterness. A bit faint aroma but is a flavourful and interesting IPA.
Theydon_Bois (2957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, thanks to Leighton, at the 500 miles tasting in the Sham, 23/03/13.
Hazed dark amber with a thin off white head that clears to the edge and leaves a film.
Nose is floral hops, mineral tones, light caramel.
Taste comprises bitter hops, caramel malt, sugars, dark over ripened oranges.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry finish with a fairly aggressive level of bitterness.
Ok but not my favourite in the series.
Pyrmir (1137) - Westra Aros, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap, rated from backlog. Aroma of caramel and piny hops. Flavor is grassy, citrus, peach and caramel.
PriorL (255) - BELGIUM - APR 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl Bottle. Blind tasting of all 19 Mikkeller Hop Series beers.
Appearance: amber beer, stable white head.
Nose: Rather smoked, some caramel.
Taste: smoked aspect comes out in the taste as well, some fruit and alcohol noticeable as well.
mkel07 (2340) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle from Warners at the Bay Bottle Shop. Big fluffy head that sticks to the side of the glass. Strong golden honey colour. Floral hop aroma fills the nose n h flavour is similar.
Leighton (6921) - London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the 500 Miles Tasting, the Sham. Pours clear copper with a fine, creamy cap. Toasty pine in the nose, hints of dried out brown bread. Medium sweet flavor, dry caramel, pine, bread, leaves, toasty sugar. Medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Toasty bread to finish, lightly toasted and aged pine, hints of alcohol and brown sugar. So so.
daje (1289) - NORWAY - MAR 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, february 9th 2013. hazy dark orange body, nice lasting big white head. Aroma of caramel, anis and pine, taste is grassy with citrus, peach and honey. High bitterness, grassiness seems to stay through the whole beer into the crisp aftertaste. Nice one.
Holmen1 (1073) - NORWAY - MAR 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fra flaske på Humle i Annen mars-13: IBU 47. Sent på kvelden, og smaksløkene trenger å bli sendt på verksted. Denne virket i sammenhengen nøytral og intetsigende, men balansert. Ovesen fikk fornemmelser av golden ale (ingen hedersbetegnelse fra hans side).