Grima (1891) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, - JUL 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Into the glass pours a light copper-colored beer with a fine, off-white head. It smells flowery and hoppy with a slight citrus flavor. Starts fruity and hoppy, overall very mild. There are berry and fruit flavors noticeable, especially grapefruit and orange. The middle part is slightly herbal, also hoppy-flowery and slightly fruity. Goes into a very flowery finish, with aromas of grapefruit, herbs and some aroma hops!
Acid303 (274) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - MAY 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle, served in Shaker. Pours amber, darker than the average, with a big off-white frothy head. Peculiar aroma for an IPA: grassy, licorice notes, and hints of red grape. The flavour is herbal and earthy, slightly toasty, with moderate bitterness. Very nice contrast and balance. Medium body, perfect carbonation. Easy to drink, refreshing, and really pleasant overall.
sir__v (302) - Lille, FRANCE - MAY 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color: nice amber beer with ivory head and small carbonization. Smell: hops, fruity, red fruits, wheat. Taste: hops, fruity. Aftertaste: strong bitterness, hops.
Foffern (772) - Bodø, NORWAY - APR 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home. Has a hazy orange amber colour with a frothy beige medium head. A bit faint but pleasant aroma of grassy hops and pine, and feels a bit sour. The flavour is a bit faint too with a touch of grassy hops that accelerates to the end, and some wood. Has a suprisingly watery and silky mouth feel, and a lasting medium bitterness. The IPA is a bit faint and unbalanced all over but has a solid hoppy touch.
gramity (1090) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber colour with frothy, beige head. Fruity, hoppy nose with caramel, citrus peel, grapefruit and resin. Fruity, hoppy taste with grapefruit, orange peel, resin, caramel and a solid citric bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a slight sweetness. Very nice.
PriorL (309) - BELGIUM - APR 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl Bottle. Blind tasting of all 19 Mikkeller Hop Series beers.
Appearance: amber beer, stable white head.
Nose: chocolate, caramel, hazelnut.
Taste: chocolate, rather sweet malts, this beer reminds me most of a ’stout’.
habadin (15) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours hazy, caramel notes and hoppy at first smell. Poured from bottle. Rich malts is huge. I smell soy sauce for sure. Hops don’t really dominate here. On the whole, really enjoyable to drink.
maxwelldeux (2368) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a moderate white head. Nose is hoppy with some nice floral elements and some earthiness. Taste is bitter and earthy as well. Not too bad.
Holmen1 (1187) - NORWAY - MAR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fra flaske på Humle i Annen mars-13: den sekstende i rekken, og stemningen er på topp tross en smule slitasje i smaksløkene. IBU 96. Et litt ubestemmelig men behagelig bekjentskap. Tankene går mot hjemmelaget kirsebærsyltetøy med mye kjerner som gir den nødvendige bitterhet.
HoppyBudgie (285) - SOLA, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strawberries in nose. Taste of dark berries, floral, (From tasting of all Hop series Cardinal 11. March)
dasdan (160) - BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 CL bottle from Drankencentrale Geers Oostakker. Dark amber with a large white head. Aroma of bread and sweet malts. Tasts sweet and bitter at the end. ***