altonbrownd (4481) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Cracked Kettle. Bold golden body. Lasting rocky head. Sumptuous hoppy nose. Mellow and subdued fruity taste. Hops comes on strong in middle. Then a dry and light finish with grapefruit bitterness. A very nice beer. Perhaps my first German IPA. Well done.
Beershine (5177) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy orange with thick white head. Aromatic and brightly hopped with predominant orange and citrus. Smells happy. Drinkable, smooth palate. Falls a little bit thin but the flavors are nicely bitter with pine and grapefruit. Nice, fruity and drinkable.
Maria (9905) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch 01.01. It is hazy golden with a huge, and enormously firm and lasting head, really impressive. The aroma is very hoppy with the German hops standing out with clear notes of grass and straw, but I also find notes of peach and citrus. The flavour has a light sweetness and notes of tangerine and grapefruit, grass, straw and the finish has some dry citrus notes with hints of tobacco.
HenrikSoegaard (9750) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Frothy white excellent mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty heavy hooopy aroma. NIce orange/citrus notes. Heavy bitter flavor. Long nice heacy bitter finish. Creamy palate. Great experiment.
charlotte (3813) - rødovre, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle.Hazy yellow colour with large white head.Aroma is fruity and yeasty with fresh bitter mouth feels and dry bitter mouthfeels.Crispy dry finish.
NMC01 (69) - DENMARK - JUL 3, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2009 Great idea with a German IPA. Nice colour though a very funny and odd intense Belgian odour meets you with this fairly hopped IPA. The taste is quite decent but nevertheless ruined with this Belgian touch. And this is why this ale is incompliant: This beer should have undergone a product recall on this batch.
Christian (10357) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange with a big and lasting off-white head. Aroma is floral with notes of lemon, a little clove and some fruity esters. Dry and hoppy flavour, mostly grassy and herbal, with fruty notes like orange peel. Very bitter finish. Reminded me of Belgian IPA.
Bragesnak (5027) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From KIHOSKH, Copenhagen, DK.
Golden with white head. Aroma of banana and malt. Flavor is with fruity yeast esters.
FatPhil (8107) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 28, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki)
Classic Diamond Beer aroma. Only later did I find out it was Proef, which matches exactly. Fruity hoppy ale body. There’s nothing german about the taste of this at all. Some grass and honey-like sweetness, that’s about it. Desperately uninteresting, but not actually flawed.
TBone (11281) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled@Pikkulintu (Batch 01.01, BB 05/2011).
Clear golden color, cloudy medium-sized white head, lace. Sweetish buttery, harsh woody hoppy nose. Hoppy of course (Tomahwak is there yes), thin to medium-bodied. Some sweetish honeyish and grassyness. Actually quite boring beer for being Mikkeller.