rejtable (1597) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Really nice piney hop up front, then a good bit of peachy and maybe grapefruit coming in the back. Pours orange with small head that lasts. Great effort!
bluejacket74 (1485) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the brew pours a cloudy orange/brown color with about a half inch light tan head that stayed around a little while. Thereís also a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, it smells mostly like citrusy (grapefruit, tropical fruit, orange peel) and pine hops, along with a bit of bready malt. The taste is pretty much just like the aroma with the hoppy flavors being dominant. But the hop bitterness is stronger in the flavor than I expected it to be since the aroma was sweeter and I thought the fruity hop flavors would be more noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit coating and has moderate carbonation. I think itís a good overall brew, I liked it. $8.99 a bottle.
mcberko (8519) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a hazy golden orange with a medium white head. Aroma is medium hop heavy, with piney and resinous hops apparent, along with some subtle spicy hops. Flavour of resinous hops with a subtle spic, and just enough malt backing. Finishes dry and bitter. Nothing special here - strange for Mikkeller - but well-made nonetheless.
Rustyham (1781) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong bitter flavor. Mouthfeel is very dry and caustic. Flavor is great, sweet scotch like malt followed by lots of earthy hops. Color is dark Amber and fully translucent.
wedgie9 (2501) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on 4/9/12 from a growler purchased at Winoís. Pours a dark auburn orange with an average white head that slowly recedes to thin lace. The nose is a nice blend of brown sugar malt, a hint of mik chocolate malt, and pleasant resin and citrus peel hops. The flavor is extremely dry and more intensely bitter than I expected from the palate, with the resin and citrus peel hops dominating. The brown sugar and milk chocolate malt act as a backbone, with just a hint of toasted walnut as well. The body is medium with just lighter than average carbonation and a long resin bitter and lightly nutty finish.
jtclockwork (10304) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose/taste of pineapple, citrus, caramel malt and dry pine. Inconsistent - sometimes its in the nose - sometimes itís not. Finishes very dry with pine. Medium body.
thornecb (4709) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy gold into a Sam glass. White head with excellent retention recedes leaving spot lacing. Mild resin aromas. Dry with sour biscuit upfront turning to grapefruit in the lasting finish.
DrSilverworm (7995) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, shared with friends. Nice, off-white foamy and persisting head. Mostly hazy amber color. Good, dry texture. Good lace. Lighgter carbonation. Very nice, big fruity tropical hop aromas. Good bitter taste, light sweet. Significant malt, but itís balanced out by the big fruity hops. Very tasty IPA, enough flavor for to pass as a DIPA. Friends liked this a lot.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Against The Grain version. Pours an almost clear deep, dark amber with an off-white head. Intense but also somewhat greasy and herbal hop aroma. Medium-bodied, lightly sweet fruit and caramel before distinct citrusy hops leaving a bitter finish. Straight, thereís nothing wrong with it but itís simply not all that thrilling. Mikkeller has made a lot of better IPAís at De Proef! 070412
VRBJG (159) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very nice brew of course. I prefer the Stateside IPA to this. There are subtle difference between the two. This one it a tad less matly.