gyllenbock (4560) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Mikkeller Bar, June 2012.
Orange with a medium white head. Fresh aroma and taste with hops, pine and citrus. Also a lot of toffee. Dry finish with quite a lot of hops. Good stuff.
SirLimpsalot (2109) - SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
En ganska behaglig lite lade back smak och doft. Tydlig humle, en del kola och en fin balans men inget som slår en med häpna.
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jredmond (5300) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured at the Festival. Pours an amber orange body with white lacing. Aroma is super fresh floral bouquet and pine. Mouthfeel is nice, refreshing with notes of fresh pine and citric hops.
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber pours copper with a sticky khaki head. Aromas of citrus like tangerine and grapefruit some tropical citrus as well some pine and a bit of grass. Flavor is bitter but sweet with the citrus flavors. Body is medium full with a great mouthfeel. Finish is dry and hoppy
natejgood (391) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy medium golden color with a minimal white head. Aroma of citrus, hops and hay. Light citrus flavor with hints of sweetness followed by a nice hoppy bight at the end. Slightly bitter finish. Feels crisp and clean in the mouth. Solid IPA but pretty expensive.
kaser (2624) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great apricot and grapefruit floral aroma. Pours hazy orange from the bottle. Taste is good citrus hoppy and very bitter. Almost too bitter but I like. Mikkeller IPA' are becoming my favorites
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jgb9348 (4706) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great perfectly hued copper coloured body with a touch of an orange glow and a great three centimetre tall tan head - brilliant for the style. Aroma of fresh grapefruit, piney and citrus hops with a good malt backbone, some light caramel and a touch of nuts. Medium-bodied; Sweet flavour at first with a strong resiny flavour soon afterward and a good kick of grapefruit and pine, touched with some deep malts and a little earthiness at the end. Aftertaste is nice and strong with the alcohol coming through first, then some deep resin, a lot of hop bitterness and a hint of sweetness. Overall, a good IPA, perhaps a bit strong on alcohol and malt at the end, but the underpinnings are great, nice resiny and citrus hop bitterness and a good complex flavour that doesn’t disappoint. I would recommend it to all except for the abhorrent price on the bottle - paying for it, just because of the Mik name...sad. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 22-April-2012 for US$9.95 sampled at home in Washington on 20-May-2012.
dmac (3994) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Capones on my Thursday lunch trip with Caruso. Poured a slight hazy gold body with an average foamy white head that left some nice lace. Aroma has some big time grapefruit notes, citrus rind and light toast. Big full mouthfeel, strong carbonation, hint of alcohol warming and a lingering bitterness. The flavor is the same as the aroma although a touch drier than I was expecting. This is a damn good beer.
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle-shared by jtc-pours hazy yellow/gold with a rich offwhite head. Aroma is light malt, then some pineapple. Taste is spice/floral hops, medium malt-some caramel, alcohol, drying.
radagast83 (4563) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Churchkey. Poured a orange/amber color with a small mostly white head. Aroma was caramel, with notes of pine hops and fruity hop esters. Flavor is grapefruit, notes of pine, touch of caramel and earth. Crisp and enjoyable.