maekchu (1766) - 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 (3086) - 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 (1185) - Belchum im Breisgau, 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 Magmaís 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 Iíd 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!
kraddel (2433) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From geers .
Pours amber , nice foam ! Beautifull !
Smell is not intense , and not that hoppy . Get some nice exotic fruits however
Bitter , high carbo
Taste is just WWAAAAAAW sweet kiwis, mango , juicy , bitter , coconut . Daaaamn this is unexpected good ! Even great , maybe even better !
daje (1858) - NORWAY - FEB 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, september 15th 2012. Hazy amber body, low beige head. hoppy aroma; lemon grass, peach, bubble gum and pineapple. Malt is more present in the taste, with a balancing caramel added to the pineapple, cocos and citrus taste of the hop. Bitterness is nice and clean, and the beer finishes quite hoppy with a fruity aftertaste.
Dashimus (213) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy amber with a thick, white, short lived head. Aroma is overwhelmingly of fennel with liquorice and slight hint of mint. Flavour isnít as well developed, with fennel still dominating with a iron like taste in the background with perhaps a little spice or ginger. Moderate carbonation. Fairly enjoyable although Iím not sure Iíd want much more than a bottle an evening.
That1Guy (1867) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Shared with TheRon and a Roach. Pours chunky and dark orange with a frothy head. Aromas of mint, skunk, and cardboard. Flavor is more skunk and oxidation. Almost undrinkable.
madmitch76 (13360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2nd July 2011
Hazy amber beer, good pale cream coloured head. Semi soft and semi dry palate. Minerals. Lactose and lemon citrus. More cream towards the finish which has a minerally carbonated bite. Slight bitter aftertaste. Nice IPA!
jmagnus87 (2220) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
11.2oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a lightly cloudy, dark orange with almost no head. Aroma is super fruity. Tropical fruits and citrus out the wahzoo! Flavor is dry with loads of citrus and tropical fruits...also a little bready. Medium bodied with a slick texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, Iím really loving this beer. I canít wait to try it again.
shoulderbroken (1698) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Cask. Orange brown colour, golden head. Aroma is fruity, sour creamy, herbal, bit of fruit too in background. Taste sour cream and chive, herbal, lively sorachi ace. Very nice. Bubblegum and cherry. I love Sorachi Ace!