boydstradamus (9) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smooth soft bitterness. Hop more floral, softly toned. Blood orange, kumquat essences with some earthy pine and tea notes. Buttery mouthfeel. Noble hop varietal makes for a smooth refreshing not quite pale ipa.
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kraddel (5868) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 more sweet, orange/apples. Taste is dusty, but also full and a bit sweet. Some metallic aspects underneath.
rouhlas (2631) - GREECE - AUG 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
339ml bottle at home. Almost clear orange color with off white head. Malty and hoppy aroma, caramel, bread, grass, floral notes. Sweet and bitter taste. Medium oily body With soft carbonation.
SeniorZozo (1110) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber... Thin tan lacing... Soft sweet fruity... Jui y... Zezty lime nose... Soft toffee.. Juicy malts... Lime and tropical tones ok
MarkoNm (2265) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - MAR 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark amber color, slightly hazy and chunky, topped with a tan colred head - lasting. Malty aroma, caramel notes, some biscuity and molasses notes. Tastes opens with some nice sweetness, followed by moderate bitterness. Not bad, among the better ones from the series.
SinH4 (2447) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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). Bitter from the beginning. Smells bitter, but not much more. Sweetness kicks in a bit later on the tongue. More or less a nice lager taste for being that old.
slowrunner77 (9661) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"mild noble hops present in the aroma and flavor. for being so low ibus it was very nice. a session ipa, smooth, obviously not overly bitter, but still had a presence, and was soft on the palate."
eluosiren (128) - Moscow, RUSSIA - AUG 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Found it in local Madrid beer shop. It’s true Mikkeller! The taste is unbelievable! The palate is not that good, but I can leave with it...
Hop_Hedonist (455) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Okay so this bottle is 6 months ’out of date’ but... Decent spicy/herbal/raisin aroma waft - good head on it - strong caramel malt forward taste then the spicy/herbal/raisin tettnanger kicks in - good bitterness balances out the initial hit of very sweet malt - so it’s still pretty alive and vibrant enough to enjoy... although tettnanger isn’t high on my list as I prefer more citrus/tropical fruit driven hops and less heavy malt.
Aleszar (22) - - JUL 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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JohnRMurdoch (4270) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Thistle News, Aberdeen. Hazy reddish amber brown, reasonable head. Grain resin hop aroma. Boiled sweet flavour and aftertaste. Interesting hop but not one of the best.