Tortman18 (174) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very unique, opaque mahogany with a huge 3 finger, off white head that lingers around. Not much lacing and almost no carbonation. The nose is very hoppy with a surprisingly high amount of yeast and malt. Tropical fruits are very much present here with a slight touch of caramel. The mouth is very bitter, but not an overpowering bitter. The hops in this series are definitely citrus hops. A lot of grapefruit and lemon. There is a malt presence, but it’s subtle. Not a huge beer, but a slow sipper none the less. After this beer warmed up, it took on a lot of barleywine characteristics. Very malty and yeasty with a lot of dark fruits.
Nickls (2357) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Minimal light tan head; very murky brown orange. Faintly pungent hop aromas, grapefruit, and restrained. Flavor is similar, with grapefruit and woody hops. Medium body.
jamaty (1814) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Marrón de espuma cremosa ocre. Aroma lupulado, herbal, notas de bizcocho y licor. Todo ello en el aroma, junto con uvas y caramelo, en medio de un notable amargor, sobre todo al final, y muy fuerte en el postgusto. Bien de cuerpo y de gas.
bulldogops (2040) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating #1163 - Was shocked to find a Mikkeller tap in Regina (first trip to Bushwakker ever 07,07,2014) - 10 oz pour, clear golden amber pour with a white cap. Aroma is currant, grapefruit. Palate is toasted malt sweetness, light piney, citrusy stickiness. Pretty tasty.
rouhlas (2675) - GREECE - AUG 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Unclear orange color with off white head. Hoppy and malty aroma, citrusy fruity, pine, grass, caramel, bready. Sweet and bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
vanvenlo (1740) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grain and Grape bottle(21-Aug-2015) Fruit floral spice aroma.Dark amber,low head&suds lace.Big spice berry pine flavour.Spice pine finish&pepper berry aftertaste.
Lunkie (1788) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malt spiritus aroma. Clear deep Amber colour fair head and lacing. Malt herbal spiritus flavour. Lingering palate.
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with hakes at the club of the W...dark cloudy orangis pur with aroma of pineapple, some carmel malt, bitter, different, but its aight
SeniorZozo (1167) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky dark orange/red, strong pineapple and tropical fruit characters, slight yeasty notes, slightly grainy, caramel malt, quite bitter but well balanced.
DialSquare (4238) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from the Party Source in Cincy/Kentucky. Brown pour with off-white head and visible floaties. Aroma of herbal, citrus, spice, grass. Tastes are bittersweet, red fruit, caramel, herbal, yeasty. Not sure I’m getting what I should out of this single hops. Would probably have to do them side by side and even then. Generally, decent to sip on.
SinH4 (2548) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 28, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
As goes for all the Hop Series beers I’ve tasted: the bottles were probably quite old, best before of April/May 2015, so some of the hop characteristics might have already gone away. Nice orange color with big head (darkness varied a bit). Fresh and light smell. More ananas, just like galena. Cellar smell. A bit bretty? Maybe this bottle was infected. Anyway, bready-bitter malt taste, but a different bitterness than most other hops. More tangy.