Butters (3919) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared over at James place. Definitely over aged even though I just recently purchased it. Clear golden pour with massive near white head. Good bitterness, but not much else. Lingering thin oily bitterness on palate. Meh.
yespr (33597) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at MikkellerBar. Drakes version is hazy golden deep yellow while the against the grain version is dark orange, clearer too. Both with a small white head. Aroma is orange fruity, crisp citrusy. Drakes version is more grapefruity and light cornish / malty. Bitter, toasted malt base in the Drakes version, also pine hoppy notes. Grain version is more crisp citrusy. Bitter and lasting citrusy finish. Lasting malty too for the Drakes version. Quite different. I prefer the Against the Grain version.
joergen (22274) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Mikkeller Bar.
Hazy orange coloured with a small white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, bread and hops with notes of pine needles.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, hops, grass and grape fruits.
Dry hoppy finish.
douglas88 (6703) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from the Best Damn Beer Store. Pours a clear amber color with a small white head. A light biscuit and hop nose. The flavor is nice; sweet fruit, apricots, lemon, zesty, toast, caramel, more lingering bitter lemon. Nice. Simple.
17thfloor (2435) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting. Very Mikkeller. A bit oxidized. Love the dry pine and super easy to drink body, flavors scream Mikkeller, alcohol well hidden, fairly bitter, put this in six packs at $11.99 and I’m in.
Theis (14015) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in Hotel Room, Brooklyn. Clear golden/amber - white head. Nice fresh hoppy, ok bitterness, grassy, citrus, dry bitterness, grape fruits, light malty sweetness, piney, light spruce, light hashish freshness. Nice bitter finish.
beernbourbon (1357) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pour is clear copper with a thin white head. Aroma is resinous hop , caramel and cereal hop, and a touch of floral hop. Flavor is true to nose with resinous hop and caramel malt. This is probably my favorite brewer in the world, but foreign IPAS etc are rarely as good as they should be.
Ratman197 (10546) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle poured a clear orange amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, grapefruit and pine. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, mint, light grapefruit and a hint of pine with a smooth lightly bitter finish.
adnielsen (9659) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home. This pours a fairly clear, light golden orange appearance with a two finger, off-white head. There’s a fairly floral, soapy hoppiness in the nose to go along with a toasty, bready maltiness. The flavor also a noted bready, toasty maltiness with an earthy, floral/light grapefruit hoppiness with a somewhat bitter, fairly toasty finish. Not bad though it is a little disappointing.
jcr (2263) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Deep golden body with a frothy white head, slowly diminishing. Aroma of raw hops, toasted grain, caramel, citrus, grapefruit, perfume, grass. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation. Taste of orange peel, citrus, raw grain, perfume, flowers. Pine bitterness long into the finish. Lots going on in this IPA with the floral notes, bitterness, citrus, perfume. But it’s not working together.