hotstuff (4069) - Indiana, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rated on 6-01-2012 at Brew Haven Ticket Release Party at Trion Tavern-New Haven, IN. This draft beer has a small beige head that mostly diminishes, copper body and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is citrus, grapefruit and orange hops and malt. The flavor is moderately bitter, citrus hops and malt. The mouthfeel is tingly and this beer is medium bodied. This beer has a lingering hoppy aftertaste and also a weird flavor on the back of the tongue that I don’t know what it is other than weird.
alexsdad06 (5370) - Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle sampled in early 2012 from notes. Pours a clear golden amber color with a small white head. The aroma has caramel malts, fruity citrusy hops, toasted malt, grass, and a splash of caramel. The flavor has fruity citrus hops, toasted malts, caramel malts, floral notes, and grapefruit. Medium bodied, dry mouthfeel. Decent IPA that has avoided some of the storage problems of other Mikkeller IPAs.
rederic (2911) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, dark amber color, with a pale beige head, mild biscuity, toasted, caramel, bread, pale malty, dark dried fruit nose, with some brown sugar, earthy floral leafy, citrus, piney hoppy accents, with a faint sugar pie, cedary, lemon pie crust, light lemon marmalade, lime lollipop, pine bark note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a sweet toasted, caramel, bready, biscuity malt, yeasty, doughy, lemon marmalade character, with some earthy flowery citrus, leafy, grassy, piney hoppy flavours, and a lemon pie, candied lemon, grapefruit, lime peel, lemon lollipop, panettone cake undertone, leading towards a yeasty, sweet toasted, caramelized maltiness, good citrus, leafy, grassy, piney hop bitterness finish.
DuffMan (6670) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with Steve. Very hazy orange-tinted amber. Equally malty and hoppy, sweet orange citrus, slightly chewy body, medium bitterness. A malty IPA, but I often like that.
Headbanger (3300) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle 9/23/13 (Binny’s Naperville)-42° in Shaker-Pours a cloudy orangish amber with a small off white head. Aroma of hops, caramel, and malt. Taste of the same with more malt and then hops coming in on the back end. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and goes down easy.
Ibrew2or3 (6854) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bomber pours with a clear copper body that supports a light tan head of foam. The aroma offers up mineral notes, some pine like hop resin mixed with some sugary malts that are lingering around in the background. The taste is similar where I get a pulse of pine hop bitterness, some floral hop notes, a dash of citrus and a thin ribbon of malt sweetness all hitting pretty much all at once. Overall this is pretty bitter and resiny with hops as well as offering a seemingly out of place sugary sweetness. This seems somewhat disjointed as the mineral earthy notes surface into the finish.
Ed5388 (2061) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber. Pours a clear golden orange with a creamy white head. Aroma of bitter orange, lemon zest, with some caramel and biscuit malt. Taste is caramel, biscuits, lemon zest, bitter orange, grapefruit, and grass.
samsmith33 (369) - - APR 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is Lemon, grapefruit, a touch of pine. Cloudy dark yellow color. Small creamy head. Refreshing taste, though a bit bitter/stale/pasty. Good beer though. Nice bite.
jsquire (3443) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy burnished golden color with a foamy off white head. Nice hoppy nose with light toast notes. Orange peel, apricot, orange marmalade and toast. Nice standard IPA.
drpimento (2221) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
An amazing beer! My first of a Brett/IPA ( tho with the very aggressive hops more like a double IPA). Poured with a smallish, sudsy, off-white head that completely fades and no lace. Color is a very slightly hazy yellow with a huge range of size bubble trails from tiny to grande. Aroma is a volatile blend of hop, spice, lemon & other citrus, yeast, funk. Flavor’s much like nose, mammoth hop, more of an edge to the tang from not just carbonation but from the Brettanomyces, fairly dry with only a very slight sweetness. Body is good with very good carbonation. Finish is like flavor with grapefruit coming thru strongly in the finish along with strong alcohol warming and lots of lingering bitterness. Very drinkable; would be a great summer brew.