yespr (30685) - 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.
Ungstrup (29077) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drakes version on draft. A hazy amber beer with a thin orangey head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, bread, and spicy hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of toffee, malt, spicy hops, and a bit of alcohol, leading to a dry and bitter finish.
Papsoe (25090) - 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, there’s nothing wrong with it but it’s simply not all that thrilling. Mikkeller has made a lot of better IPA’s at De Proef! 070412
joergen (20493) - 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.
madmitch76 (14304) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2nd June 2012
Hazy amber beer, decent cream coloured head. Palate starts soft turns sharp mineral crispy! Strong grainy malt base with a trace of caramel. Good piney hops with a nice sweet orange underneath. Malt turns creamy before smooth finish. Sharp minerals again. Bitter aftertaste. A little barleywine like and very nice indeed.
Theis (13227) - 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.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a clear golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of orange, bread, and caramel. Flavor of grass, herbs, caramel, citrus, and florals with a dry, bitter finish.
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Hazy apple juice body, small off-white head (much lighter in color than Against the Grain version). Aroma is medium sweet, lemon, bread, orange. Taste is medium sweet, lemon/grapefruit, some bread. Medium body, some resin. Tasted off, and not just due to the differences associated with the different versions.
jcwattsrugger (11071) - 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.
bhensonb (10696) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from The Davis Beer Shoppe in Davis, CA. Pours hazy golden amber with a creamy near-white head. Aroma of resin over lightly toasted caramel. Med + body. Flavor is floral and resin over light sweet/roast caramel. It’s a fresh and bitter ale. Resin goes well into the finish. But there’s a floral component tagging along. Quite nice.