Pinball (10136) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pretty bitter hoppy aroma, also a note that i do not like, resembles a little bit sewer water or perhaps leather. That note, however is quite faint so the overall aroma is fine.
clear golden , yellow head.
flavor is very bitter hoppy, malts are there but fail to balance the very bitterhoppy hop assault. One of the most hoppy beers i’ve had, but unfortunately very dry and lacking some sweet balance imo. Doesn’t help that i don’t really like the aroma very much.
blklab2007 (1777) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle poured an amber in color with a covering of off white head. aroma kicks off with loads of hops, citrus rind, perfume, grapefruit, and resins. really aromatic with enough malt to back it up. mouth feel is nice and there is plenty of carbonation. flavor gets a lot more bitterness, resins, hop oils, dry citrus, and some alcohol at the finish. this is a big boy right here and competes with the big american versions.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml Bottle: Aroma of hops, malt, light tropical fruit, hop oil, slight citrus, slight alcohol, and slight grapefruit. Poured amber/orange in color with a large, creamy, dense, an head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of hops, tropical fruit, hop oil, slight alcohol, malt, and some resin. Medium to full body. Oily, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Hops, tropical fruit, slight alcohol, resin, and hop oil finish. 9.75%ABV is present but barely noticeable.
stouby (3428) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Mikkeller Bar.
Clear orange with a large off-white head, very nice lacings. Aroma moderate to heavy malty (caramel), heavy hoppy (grapefruit, orange, lemon). Flavor moderate to heavy sweet and heavy bitter with a long duration. Body medium to full, oily, carbonation is soft.
topherh (1899) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JUN 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange with an off white head. Aroma is caramel, pine, and citrus. Flavor is a little caramel, big resiny hop bitterness, some ripe fruits, coats the mouth with a lingering bitterness.
Chalsk (966) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a amber brown color with an off white soapy head. Has an aroma of grapefruit and pine with hints of caramel. Sweet up front with a nice hop hit and some carbonation. You can taste the roasted caramel malts after the hop hit some sweetness on the backend. Tasty DIPA.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 16, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2oz bottle from South Bay Drug and Liquor. Pours a clear copper color with a big frothy off white head. Tons of sticky hops with citrus, pine and resin. Some roasted caramel in the back drop. Nice and sticky on the palate, damn tasty stuff.
sfhodense (4793) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, citrus, grapefruit, peach and pine notes. Flavour is caramel, high bitterness, citrus, grapefruit, grass and pine.
Plovmand (6026) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Ørsted Ølbar. Deep amber pour with a creamy longlasting off white head. The aroma is heavy fruity with loads of caramel and citric hops. The flavour is caramel, mango, citrus, light pine and barley. Long fruity finish.
popery (1215) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 15, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great maltier DIPA from Mikkeller. This is closer to 1000 IBU territory for Mikkeller and succeeds in much the same manner. It doesn’t seem quite as thick and malty as that beer, but it’s close. There’s a ton of hop aroma. Tropical fruits abound with papaya, mango and pineapple notes cropping up. There’s also tangerine, a bit of pine needles, a floral touch and cannabis. Caramel malt is present but still in a supporting role. A touch of paint thinner/solvent presence particularly in the flavor. I can taste a fair bit of malt sweetness, but it’s still a rather bitter beer, even if it’s not trying to melt your tongue off. Good mouthfeel - hop oils coat the palate pleasantly. The beer fades as it sits, so drink up.