grunx (367) - - JUN 28, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
De moment una de les Single Hop de Mikkeller que he trobat més interessants, sobretot en nas: Citrics amargs, fusta, vainilla, fum... Molt recomenable.
kraddel (5724) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2016 2/26/2013 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 !
4/15/2016 Drank side by side with the 19 other variants of the serie. I would like to note up front that - since these beer’s are no longer in production, they were not fresh. this rating should thus be viewed with that in mind, and can shed a light on the ’ageing’ differences between the variants. They were probably better fresh...
Pours rather clear, dark amber, small white foam. Smell is yoghurty, very lactic. Taste is sharp, lactic, yoghurt, coconut and grass. Still one of the most unique hops, and it’s differences remain very clear even after years. Fairly bitter, but way to lactic.
As most of the one’s i’ve had before had a difference in score of 0-0.4 , this one is a huge difference, as I curently gave this a 3.5. Which just comes to show, sorachi is one of the best hops out there, but ages the least , probably. As like the others, Original score remains since they are past BBD now.
dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2011
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Local Option pours pale amber and extremely heady with unreal retention. Seriously, the head did not noticeably come down for over two minutes. Aroma is herbal and woody. Tastes like it’s barrel aged (but it isn’t), buttery, herbal, caramelly, and dry. Body is medium heavy with soft carbonation and a buttery herbal finish. Incredible. Sorachi Ace is really something special! Wish this brew was both readily available and fairly priced, but I have no qualms about paying for greatness such as this.
ShelbyGrey (191) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 3, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The best ale Sorachi Ipa i’ve tried and I’m a Sorachi Ace hop lover,
Creamy palate and good balanced!
drpimento (2884) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 13, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very good beer. Poured at a good temperature with a large, foamy, frothy, fluffy, off-white head that lasts a long time and lots of lace. Color is a clear dark amber with some bubble trails. Aroma is at first hops, then caramel, malt and hop, yeast, grain. Flavor’s like nose, carbonic tang, sweet, and bitter all very well balanced and working together. Can’t really tell what distinguishes this hop variety. Body and carbonation are excellent. Finish is very long and goes from bitter to a slight bittersweet with a little alcohol warmth.
77ships (7023) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2011
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle@home: copper/amber colour with small but persistent off-white head, smell is absolutely, utterly amazing, blue cheese & flowers, taste is very unusual but also sparked my memory since I have drank a beer with this amazing hop not that long ago and now I can pinpoint it, taste is earthly, fruity, hard cheese, melted plastic, autumn leaves, hint of grapefruit peel, & touch of pungent, lasting bitterness that coats the mouth, medium body & slightly dry finish
BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 26, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
head: creamy, off-white
colour: amber, orange
smell: smokey, vanilla, oaky, subtle hop scent, malts, little sweet irony
taste: start is pretty hopy, bitter , oak/vanilla, orange (peels) little smoke, bitter maltsy, soapy,melony , end is dry with a bozy herby after, gorgeous !!
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Okay, this beer kicks ass, probably the best use of sorachi ace I’ve seen yet. This is one that I’m glad was brewed at de proof instead of brewdog. Pours an almost clear orange with a frothy white head. Great fragrant aroma, lemony, woody, lovely ’oak’-like aroma, biscuity, bit floral/perfumey. Flavor follows, so interesting, dry and woody, faintly lemony and floral, bitterness is lightly chalky, clean finish. Could almost give it a 5 on app but closer to a 5 on palate, fine tingly tightly packed carbonation, the dryness is perfect, really just a fantastic beer here.
JorisPPattyn (9134) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 12, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Part of a third flight of five out of nineteen 4 days test. Very good dense, very yellow head, hazed copper-amber beer. Liqueurish, alcohol (!?), cypress, citrus aromas. Cheesy hops, cypress returning as flavour, blue running cheese, rich flavours with a finish hinting at orangezeste. Very complex palate, with all the above flavours vying and subtely supplanting each other at turns. Wow - another discovery. This is THE hop for impressive, complex layered barley wines, IMO.
Ibrew2or3 (7957) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 10, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330mL bottle generously sent across the pond by stobbe74. The bottle pours copper with gold edges and a bit hazy when the yeasty sediment is involved. The hop laden liquid supports a near white sort of head. The aroma has big notes of spicy hops, herbal like grass clippings and dusty black pepper too, wow! This has a nice big bold brash aroma and I wasn’t expecting the light black pepperiness. It works very well. The taste is bold too with big herbal notes, spicy hops, resiny bitter grass clippings and some black pepper. This is straight up weird, odd and perfectly yummy.