PriorL (260) - 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: fruity, little lemon, acidity.
Taste: lasting bitterness, peculiar aftertaste, can’t really describe it.
I recently had the Duvel Tripel Hop with the same hop, never thought that those beers had the same hops during the blind tasting...
Foffern (744) - Bodø, NORWAY - APR 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours a cloudy amber colour with a medium light beige head. Herbal hoppy aroma with pine, slightly smokey and rich malt, some tropical fruits and dried peaches. The flavour is dominated by grassy hops with a touch of lemon, and ends pretty dry. Rich and smooth mouthfeel, with a lingering heavy bitterness. Both a tasteful and aromatic IPA, and the hops shines through it all. Balanced and nice
BOLTZ7555 (2378) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Love the concept but think I got an old bottle with this one. Cloudy 24 karat pour with a 1/2 inch eggshell foam. Candied citrus, lemongrass and orange peel in the nose. Grapefruit pith, lemon zest, and leafy evergreen flavor. Solid amount of caramel, toffee, and honey indicating age. Medium mouthfeel. Still not bad.
wyzzywyz22 (1644) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Stirchley Wines, Brum. Hazy orange pour with a generous white head. Fragrant nose of citrus and herby hop, Flavour was fruits, caramel, spice with a slight earthiness. Dry bitter finish. Ok, but not my favourite hop from their excellent saga. Think that’s what you call subtle labeling by the way....
bb (5888) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a dark cream head. Earth and light vanilla aroma with light citrus. Vanilla and earth flavor with light pine and light citrus. Medium bodied. Light pine and vanilla linger with earth and light citrus.
Holmen1 (1075) - NORWAY - MAR 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fra flaske på Humle i Annen mars-13: sjette av i alt 19 i serien, og denne luktet sylteagurk og dill. Smaker heldigvis bedre enn den lukter, men minner for mye om rå champignon til å bli en nytelse. IBU 102.
HoppyBudgie (232) - SOLA, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nose is orange, white pepper, lactose, cooked pear. Taste is citrus, mandarin and lactose
maekchu (1093) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (discounted) from Five Points Bottle Shop (Lumpkin St.) in Athens. Coconut, butter, yeast aromas. Clear, bright copper/brown color, filmy head. Very sweetish initial / coconut and strawberries in mid / finish is pleasant, with a lingering jam-like sweetness and mild bitterness. Thin-medium body. Okay. This one has held up better than some of the others in the series (sampled at the same time). The hops have maintained some integrity.
Enjoyit (2915) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber of color with an off white head. An aroma of fruit, spice, dust, oranges and sweets. A flavor of spice, hops, herbs, dusty, dry and pineapple.
bartlebier (464) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - MAR 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle (BB:? Wish Mr Mikkeller would entertain the non-avantgardist concept to put a BB stamp on the label, so as to judge these hops by their decay time..)
This crazy Japanese hop is all over the place! - at least in this mix, as I enjoyed it in Troubadour Magma’s edition for it. Soap all over the place, but soap mixed in with exotic fruit juice, well placed on a full malt base, a soapy coat cloaked over a malty--- (etc.) Picked up (stale-ish) lemongrass, which is the one herb that always wastes away in our fridge for weeks after having cooked Thai for once; the kiwi remains a hint, anything else I’d have to guess, as I had a mouth full of soap to come to terms with! - Schizogenetic plus feature: this had the same great round body of all the other Single Hops Series. Hm, weird fruity soapy head + tasty round body...? Mikkeller should re-dub this the Bathing Anna Nicole RIP/IPA!