marcus (5881) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from City Beer. Pours cloudy golden with a pretty clinging white head and a floral aroma. There is a delicious caramel malt flavor with a bitter toffee finish. The pine needles add to the hoppy feel.
oRos (971) - sacramento, California, USA - MAY 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with marcus. Has a nice hop taste nice balance.. Mikkeler makes amazing beers. Color is slight yellow copper with a white head.
ClubGonzo (3437) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with Palme and Inbreak. Hazy dark orange body, thick creamy white head. Lookin’ very good. Aroma is grassy fruity sweet tones, spice and ginger hints - a bit like the Japanese "gari" you get with sushi; pickled ginger. Taste is sweet spicy herbal, yet light ginger tones with a bitter grassy hop backing. Thick mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Nice, and probably good with either sushi or fatty Xmas foods.
Lilja (1312) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Doft av humle och tropisk frukt. Fruktig smak med tyldig beska saknar dock lite kropp. 8p av 10 vid julölsprovningen 2011. Vinnare.
shoulderbroken (1668) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, bought at Hopduvel in Ghent. Pale blond colour, pretty clear, bit beige bubbly head. Aroma is ultra hoppy, lots of sharp citrus, bit of pine, but not as much as I expected. Hint of ginger spiciness in there too. Ginger intensifies further down. Taste is what you would expect from an IPA. Citrus bitterness, quite a lot of biscuit, or maybe given the ginger, a gingerbread taste. Finish is quite long and mellow, with bitterness booze and malt all slowly fading. Maybe even a bit cakey. Quite solid in the mouth. Started off thinking it was nice, but the further down I got, it became increasingly nicer. Pretty damn good.
Errl (1267) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle thanks to bu11zeye...Pour is yellowish with thin white head..Nose is lemon, pine, pineapple, herb..Taste is pine, citrus ,hops, ginger, faint pine, fruits..Palate is dry and fruity.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml from the MJBC. Weren’t this Hoppy lovin’? At any rate, this one ruled my face. Deep orange pour with a vibrant glow at its core and a multitudinous rocky head, like Bootsy Collins’ early natural. Love the fragrant floral and piney hops in the nose, with that ginger zest giving it the most apt and graceful of additions. Certainly pine is far more potent in the nose, but it’s understated to taste if anything. Lively, spicy palate brings out the ginger and the bitter end of the hops, as well as what tasted like some sage on occasion. Hoo, this was a goodern!
Geokkjer (5221) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, courtesy gunnfryd. Pours cloudy golden with a big white head. Aroma of lemon, orange, spruce, malt, fruitiness, floral hops and yeast.
Flavor is sweet and somewhat bitter with some citrus and peachy hops. Medium body, average carbonation. Nice hoppy beer.
yngwie (12515) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. It pours a bit unclear, golden in color and with a dense, off-white head of two-finger size. Nice lacings left. Lots of green pine cones on the nose, not much else escaping the glass, but there’s some sugary maltyness, peaches and resins. Medium to full body, quite dry and well carbonated. Sort of sweetish flavor underneath, with pine cones, resins and a pleasant level of bitterness lasting for some time. Certainly a nice one, wouldn’t mind drinking a few of this. 120405
ddemmingjr (655) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Rare Beer Club: poured hazy peach peach, huge frothy cream head. Significant lacing. Nose is unique. Sugar cookies,doughy gingerbread, pine, bready yeast, orange peel. Flavors of sweet malt, pine, citrus, resinous hops, gingerbread. Soft on the palate. Well balanced and not overly bitter. Huge fan as a unique Holiday Ale
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