ClubGonzo (4498) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Khioskh, Copenhagen, shared with BBGTC. Dark hazy orange, big creamy off-white head. Nose is dry grass, herbs, peaches and hints of cat pee. Taste is peaches, bitter grass, hints of wet leaves and herbs. Nice enough, although I expected more from what I’ve always believed to be one of my favorite American hops. Guess you need more than one hop to really take off with an IPA.
Palme (3605) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.33l bottle shared with The Tasting Crew. Pors a hazy orang-ish body with a medium sized but fading bubbly and sidesticking off-white head. The aroma is quite hoppy and fruity, lots of pine cones, some peachy fruits and hints of cat pee. Average soft oily. Nice and really fruity flavors. Tons of peach and pineapple, quite grassy with caramel-hints. Good lasting hoppy finish that last for quite a while. Simcoe; you never let me down. 30.01.2012
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on 12/3/2011. This IPA pours a medium orange color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head, with decent retention and nice lacing. The aroma is caramel, fruity, grapefruity and herbal. A medium bodied IPA. The malts are fruity, sweet and caramel. The hops are grapefruity and piney. Medium to high bitterness. Decent carbonation. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
bu11zeye (12100) - 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.
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.
Japalo (1362) - 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.
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 (7896) - 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.
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
GlassBrass440 (217) - 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.