rajendra82 (1029) - 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.
Lubiere (12358) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark amber ipa with a thin lacing mocha head. In aroma, nice vinous character, caramel malt with light sulfur notes, pungent resinous floral hops, musky and complex. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity caramel malt with light vinous notes, alcohol warmth, nice resinous floral hops, light licorice, very nice and complex. Bièropholie imports.
Wim (3506) - Weelde, BELGIUM - MAR 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At Home along with Yves amber colored body with a white head and a herby yeast fruity hop aroma a hops herby fruity sweet alcholic bitter taste with an alcholic bitter finish
Yves (2778) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared with wim at his home. Hazy amber colored beer with small white head and no carbonation. Hopped grassy aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is sweet hopped fruited.
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willisread (2015) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Mikkeller Tokyo. Huge grapefruit and tropical fruit nose with some sweet malt in there as well. Sweet on the palate but well-balanced. Lots of juicy, hop bitterness: orange juice, grapefruit, mango and bready malts all over the palate. Hides the booze pretty well for the abv. Just a big in your face Double IPA. Nice sweet finish with big bitterness that lingers. Very fruit forward.
UXO (1282) - CANADA - FEB 20, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: cloudy pale amber, short eggshell head, good retention and no lacing. (3/5) Aroma: caramel malt, pine, citrus, floral, nutty. (5/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, moderate-high bitter. (5/10) Palate: medium-full body, moderate-low carbonation, sweet malty and bitter finish. (3/5)
Malt forward caramelly DIPA that is exactly the style I don’t like. Mind you, it’s months past its BB, so that’s probably a factor - I’m sure any hop character it might once have had is long faded. I think I’m going to bring this back to Co-Op and yell at them for putting expired stuff in their “Beer Discovery” packs. It’s honestly the worst Mikkeller I’ve ever had. Reminds me of Green Gold, but even more malt forward, almost toffee. And, actually, when I think about that in the context of some of the other hoppy Mikkeller brews I’ve had, with truly stupidly long shelf lives, I start thinking maybe it’s not age at all. Still gonna go yell at Co-Op though. And no, Mikkeller, you aren’t beating much with this. (11/20)
androman (1502) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl shared bottle at home from Only Good Beer, Budapest (Expired 6 months ago). Nose is citric, tropical fruits, parfume, glue. Body is opalescent orange, head is medium, beige, creamy, mostly lasting, good lacing. Aroma is honey, tropical fruits, grass, peach, apple, grapefruit, spices. Medium to heavy sweet, light bitter, light fruity sour. Finish is long lasting hoppy medium bittersweet, light citric sour, further developing quinine heavy bitter, alcohol is slightly present. Full body, slick texture, soft carbonation. Not quite easy, very tasty, perfect balance, not overhopped, flavorful, fantastic IPA.
Alusmamuts (1386) - LATVIA - JAN 9, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber hazy with medium off-white creamy head. Nice fruity aroma. Pleasant strong bitterness with sour citrusy notes, some touch of sweet. Long lasting strong bitterness in the aftertaste
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating #1472 - 27.02.2015 On tap @underground_yeg. Pours a darker amber, with a bubbly tan head. Aroma is doughy, pastry malt, and a bold punch of pine, citrusy, grapefruit hops in the mix. Taste is boldly hopped, pastry dough malt meets the fruit bomb, lots of pine resin, and citrus notes throughout. Beats me.
mariuspoenari (1073) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden brown with a decent head. Smells of honey, caramel and flowers. Smooth texture, tastes like strawberries, huge notes of honey, a slight bitterness to balance the sweetness. The alcohol is almost undetectable.
rouhlas (2239) - GREECE - NOV 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From tap at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Clear orange dark amber color with off white head. Malty and hoppy aroma, caramel, citrusy fruity, grapefruit, pine. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.