rajendra82 (927) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The copper-amber color, cloudy body. and two finger thick head made of large bubbles made this beer look good to me. The smell was very aggressive at an arms length, as the hops gave out a grassy, spicy aroma. Right under the nose, the aromas mellowed a little, as the honey like malt started to come through. The was not as bitter as the American IPAs originating on the US West Coast. There was a honeydew melon and papaya like sweetness up front, with notes of pear as well. The hops were clearly there mid palette, and in the finish, but they were not the typical citric types, and were instead more herbal, earthy, and spicy. This beer was quite hefty in body and stuck to the corners of the mouth, giving the beer a drawn out aftertaste. Hid the alcohol well, and went down quite easily.
tempodaluppoli (4) - ITALY - MAR 4, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful color: amber with orange reflex, very clear. Long lasting white head. At the nose there is a reminiscence of bergamot and obviously a lot of resin/herbs.
The beer is very smooth but also very bitter, quite warming but all the sensations are in great balace. The taste is very elegant with the bitter from the hops that seems to last forever.
ciaranc (669) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle from drinkstore. Slightly hazy light copper, foamy white head. Resin, pine, spruce, grapefruit in the aroma. Flavour is awesome, sweet malt, more resiny bitter hops, beautifully balanced. Decent body, medium carbonation. Long hoppy finish. Really lovely.
Beersiveknown (2366) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home from drinkstore
Mid hazy amber orange with pillowy light cream head and soft peaches and tangerine on the nose. sherbet and passion fruit and a touch of vegetal brocolli in the back. Full bodied, pithy dry skin, rich toffee, light bitterness enough body to balance it out. Increasing grapefruit pith and building bitterness. Not sticky sweet at all, this is how i like my IIPAs
elbernays (290) - IRELAND - FEB 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours cloudy amber. Loads of citrus, tropical fruits. Excellent citrus pine spruce aroma. Full of resin. Massive bitterness on the finish with the lime sweetness on the front. This is great. No alcohol burn, very integrated for abv. So much want.
capali1234 (267) - HUNGARY - FEB 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear orange with white head. Aroma citrus, grapefruit, caramel, tropical, sweet, pine. Taste strong bitter, caramel sweets. Not bad...
MSBrindbergs (53) - - FEB 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska på Bishops Arms, Sumpan.
Kopparröd och klar.
Frisk härlig amarillodoft med typisk pinedoft!
Rund och fin i smaken med bra dröjande beska.
MrHult (69) - SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaska från Bishops arms Sundbyberg. Bärnstensfärgad vätska med ljust skum. Sötfruktig humledoft. Fruktig humle med balanserad beska. Ingen antydan av de 9.75%. riktigt god
krompt (611) - - FEB 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
So I’m only really worried about the future. Nevermind the past. Nothing ever bad happened until I really couldn’t last.
PriorL (1134) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared with Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small unstable white head.
NOSE: alcohol, hoppy, sweet, nice!
TASTE: alcohol, sweet, nice hoppiness, rather heavy taste.
Another great beer from Mikkeller!
brontebeach (137) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours bright cloudy amber. Head fades quickly, no lacing. Great nose, malty with citrus and pine residue. Smooth in the mouth with a hint of carbonation. Full flavour with a zing in the finish.