marcus (5639) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from City Beer. Pours orange copper with a huge fluffy beige head and a bready aroma. There is a medium-bodied caramel malt flavor with some citrus and toffee. The hopping is a bit mild compared to others in this series, yet there is a nice balanced flavor.
floydian1 (800) - 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 (450) - 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to sell the product no matter what, Binny’s not having balls to stand up to its supplier and let them know that it is out of date and no good.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…
kingstoni (1169) - FINLAND - NOV 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy deep golden color with a thick foamy white head. Aroma of spruce, honey and dried fruits. Bitter taste with medium sweetness.
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allmyvinyl (1120) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from Appellation Wines - Cheers Ash! First thoughts - is this off? Very funky nose. Cloudy orange pour, good head, kept there by high carbonation, bit too prickly I thought. Orange notes come through on the taste, but the yeastiness o’erwhelms this one for me.
AshtonMcCobb (1751) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle from Appellation Wines - who retired this? It’s clearly still available!
Appearance - creamy orange with a lovely pillow of lacy head.
Nose - earthy, funky, completely lacking in fruit. Maybe there’s a problem with this?
Taste - bready, creamy, citrus, definitely better on the nose.
Palate - medium bodied and creamy, long zingy finish.
Overall - there’s a problem with the nose. The rest seems fine.
jamestulloch (844) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vino Wines. Murky amber body with a large, pinkish head. Excellent lacing. Sweet aroma - honey, maple syrup, tangerine and pine. Flavour of caramel, resin and flowers. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Average carbonation. Palisade doesn’t seem to be a particularly intense hop, given the sweet malt characteristics of this beer, but it’s nice and subtle (though maybe not powerful enough to for a single-hop beer).
wekker84 (1372) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle a amber colored beer with a white head aroma malts spicy earthy citrus and hops flavor malts spicy fruits some earthy citrus and bitter hops
lusikka (5019) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a dark amber colour with a small white head. Aroma of sweet caramel, weak herbal notes and some bread. Flavour of slightly complex caramel, strong piney and floral bitterness, bread, herbs and grass. Medium bodied, soft carbonation and rather sweet, bitter and bready finish. Not musty at all and quite refreshing. Good.
kraddel (2044) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft @ delirium . pours amber, small white foam . smells herbal, tastes bitter, herbal , floral . low carbo, rather sweet.
rhyshewer (51) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Pineapple, sweet caramel, mango,
Appearance: Deep amber with red highlights, slight haziness and a quickly dissipating off-white head.
Taste: Sweet initial taste, Pineapple, grapefruit, herby notes, clean light bitterness.
Palate: Light body, medium carbonated, long sharp pleasant hot finish.
Overall: Highly aromatic and tasty IPA. Nicely balanced.