zdk (1805) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap at Blind Tiger, hop series event - I didn’t wind up trying all of the hop series beers, but this is the only one that really stood out for me. Really nice aroma; blueberry and herbal spice, very fruity. sweet berries, caramel candy, touch of sugar. Dry, woody, pine finish.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.2oz bottle alongside the Amarillo and Tettnanger varietals.
Pours hazy golden amber, just like the rest of the series, with a smaller head than the other two and less lacing and retention.
The aroma on this one is interesting with what smells like white wine, grapes at least, with some pineapple, maybe some candied fruits as well.
The taste doesn’t live up to the promise of the nose for me as it has a much more watery taste with only some grassy hops and a bit more grain than I was expecting.
The mouthfeel is decent with good carbonation and fairly light bodied.
I really like the nose on this beer, unique among the series for me, but the taste is less impressive. A decent IPA but nothing to write home about. The Amarillo is head and shoulders above the Willamette and Tettnanger.
Dazz3 (1460) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
7/10 i mörkhet. Nötig och humlig i doften. Nötig, humlig och honungsaktig i smaken med en humligt besk eftersmak.
Rune (7238) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
100ml poured from tap at Ølfestival København ’11. Patchy white head, clear, copper coloured body. Malty-fruity aroma. Taste of dusty hops, nut-like malts and pineapples towards the ending. On the sweet side of bittersweet. Below average for the series in my book, but there are still nine more to explore (Copenhagen, 28.05.2011) (rating no. 4200).
thornecb (4104) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep amber into a snifter. Off-white head with good retention recedes to skim surface. Sweet caramel and mild resin aromas. Crisp sweet dough and earthy caramel upfront turning to resin in the medium length finish.
hallinghansen (1720) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Odense tasting. Clear amber body with a medium offwhite head. Aroma is peach, pine and ripe fruit. Flavor is peach, perfume and sweet fruit. Bitter end.
Scopey (5291) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Mikkeller Single Hop Series tasting at the Kernel Brewery. It pours clear amber with a foamy off-white head and moderate carbonation. The nose is floral, orange zest and pineapple. The taste is tangy orange, apricot, subtle grapefruit, pine, resin, biscuit, caramel and light spice, with a bitter-sweet finish.
back (1187) - Holstebro, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma:humle citron grape blomsterUd.:gylden klar Skum:hvidt langh E.smag:sød lidt bitter moderat Krop:medium For.:vandede Brus:blød
f33cl 3/5-11 @logemøde
ekstedt (5082) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (33 cl) from Ölbutikken, Copenhagen, Denmark. Clear amber, large rocky off-white head. Herbal & floral hop aroma, on a slightly caramelley malt base. Medium bodied, medium carbonated. Almost dry with low bitterness.
rebella (39) - SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: amber color, small head.
Taste of hop and citrus. Nice bitterness and malt and hop finish.
Not too impressed ’tho.