grabhers (9) - AUSTRIA - JAN 4, 2016 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
golden cloudy with a long-lasting white pored foam, citrus aroma with a hint of resin, good drinkability, the aftertaste is dominated by ginger and bitterness
klaing (265) - Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy orange, frothy head, fine carbonation. Sweet with a hint of ginger. Pine also evident early. Light bodied. Citrus heavy hops rounds it all off nicely. First one from this brewery and matched their reputation.
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Beersiveknown (4980) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 3, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle at home from the winerack
full bodied, far too sweet stem ginger in syrup with just a touch of pine and quite piney hops, tastes like a year old IPA despite being fresh..meh
mircoas (291) - ITALY - JAN 1, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl @ bottle. Ipa natalizia di mikkeller. Molto beverina, Amaro ben bilanciato. Mikkeller puo’ fare molto di meglio in ogni caso.
kaser (5502) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amaziny. Best Mikkeller IPA I’ve had. Pine, vanilla, ginger; tropical and smooth. 12oz bottle poured in Hong Kong
Patrik (576) - - DEC 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flarra på PM. Frisk humlig rik doft med lätt inslag av nåt kryddigt. Satans fräsch varm smak med ja närmast perfekt balans . Värmande i gommen troligen av i ingefäran . Inget sticker ut. Och är detta en Sk jul öl Ja då jävlar den bästa jul öl jag druckit.
Lukehh (11) - - DEC 30, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my favourite beers. It looks fantastic in the glass. Pillowy and foamy. It smells piney and refreshing. The taste is really deep and comforting and malty, with a brilliant full bitterness. Lots of good complimentary aroma, flavour and bittering hops. A pleasure to drink every year.
JimmyBoy74 (580) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl julkalendern från boxbeers.dk. Bästa ölen hittills från kalendern! Till och med Linda gillade denna ipa!
GoufCustom (1529) - HONG KONG - DEC 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle bought at The Bottle Shop in Sai Kung.
Looks: Cloudy hazy golden honey colour; Explosive three finger head and crumpety off-white foam which lasts for 3 minutes; Beautiful sticky lacing with quite fizzy small carbonation.
Aroma: Very fragrant and sweet Ale malt, with fresh pine, pineapple, strong caramel, floral, honey, strong molasses, light resin, bread, strong yeast and fresh grass.
Taste: Mid to strong sweet rich Ale malt, with strong caramel, grapefruit, strong pine, ginger, resins, strong floral, strong molasses, biscuits, yeast, lemon, strong bitter hops and fresh grass.
Body: Close to medium body. Slick and creamy palate.
Mouth Feel: Rich Ale maltyness in a solid and very smooth body with good caramel character. Strong and herbal pine throughout, while strong ginger is spicy and powdery instead of raw fresh ones I expected. Good floral, nice molasses and biscuit. Not very resiny but has strong lemon to round. Really nice!
Hoppiness: Pineapple, floral, honey, light resin and fresh grass in nose. Fair grapefruits, light resins, strong floral, lemon, and fresh grass in taste. Bitterness is close to strong for a lasting. High astringent sweet bitter finish.
After Taste: Quite Dry. Smooth, piney and nice strong bitter to mouth.
Comments: This one’s pine influence is obvious, not the pine cone from hops, but the herbal pine needles. Ginger is not as loud as I wish, but the overall impression is bold as well as very comfy tasty. A fine IPA for all occasions!
Guruhso (363) - Grindsted, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy golden with big white head. Hoppy aroma of citrus and pine needles with notes of ginger. The flavours starts sweet but finish dry and bitter. Long bitter finish. The body is light and the texture is oily. The carbonation is soft.