bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(330ml bottle) Pours a clear orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of mango, peach, orange, lemon, and grapefruit. Flavor of caramel, peach, and grapefruit with a lingering bitter finish.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: June 19, 2011
Source: The Porter, Atlanta
Appearance: hazy copper, creamy beige head, icy lace
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, orange, citrus
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, hint of spicyness, light balancing bitterness, strong amonia essence
Date: September 22, 2011
Appearance: hazy orange, frothy white head, sticky lace
Aroma: sweet citrus aroma
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of citrus, heavy balancing bitterness leaves a long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
BMan1113VR (7869) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a clear orange to amber hued body with a thick, off-white head. Good lace with pretty decent retention as well (same appearance descriptor for all of the beers in this series). Aromas are candied christmas fruit, evergreen, pineapple and tropical fruit. Flavors are papaya, floral, fruity, dank and pine. Medium bubbles, clean bitterness, really dry. One of my favorites in this series.
Japalo (1257) - DENMARK - JAN 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2012 Bottle@PrÃ¦stemosen. Slight haze copper medium body. Fresh red grapefruite flavours. Low bitter finish. Seventh in a row of the Mikkellers series. Best so far. Retasted one year after. It has lost a lot of its flavour.
GlassBrass440 (71) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: spices (pepper), earthiness, and some pine. A bit odd considering the citrus power of Simcoe hops, but the age may be a factor in this.
Appearance: dark redish-orange. Reminds me of the color of 70s carpet or upholstery. Moderate head retention leaves thin wisps of bubbles across the surface.
Taste: caramel malt and piney hops give way to some citrus before mild alcohol finishes the show.
Palate: medium bodied. medium-high carbonation.
Overall: Best of the single hop series I’ve had so far, but I wish I had it fresher.
bhensonb (11494) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours amber with a slight beige head. True cat piss aroma. Med body. Flavor is toffee and piss/pine. Brilliantly bitter.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Picked a few bottles form Mikkeller, tried the Hop Series. This one is also very good. Pours with a big head but is a excellent IPA
marcus (6772) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from City Beer. Pours orange copper with a modest beige head and a harsh fruity aroma. There is a smooth caramel malt flavor that transitions smoothly fto moderate piney bitterness. This combination works well.
Sammy (8912) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great showcase for the Simcoe hop. What a great idea this series is. Orange citrus in the aroma, in the taste. A bit puckering, quite the IPA.
hollardustin (327) - Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours medium amber with huge fluffy white head. Aroma is orange, tropical fruit, citrus, pine, and some woodiness. Taste is delicious simcoe hops with plenty of fruit, citrus, and pine. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. This is an excellent IPA.