Mallucci (32) - ITALY - FEB 23, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
only two words ... simply sensational !!!!
The aroma it’s all floral and herbs...
When you tste this miracle you can hear all the hop dry directly to the throat...persistent!!!
The color it’s perfect , between amber and clear red.
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle, tasted in December 2009. Amber colour. Good fresh green hops on the nose. Hint of mint. Hops have more grapefruit and pine character in the flavour. Not a lot else to say - just good, robust, fresh hops. Not the biggest Mikkeller but, when showcasing a single hop variety, it is probably best not to sling too many complicating factors into the mix. Very tasty and satisfying.
LilBeerDoctor (3441) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy light brown with a thick, creamy off-white head. Aroma of floral hops, caramel malt, hop resins, and a slight hint of citrus. Flavor of rich caramel malt and floral hops with a bitter hops finish. Nice and drinkable, slightly mellow in the hops department. Good IPA!
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle. Pours slightly hazy orange-brown with thick off-white rocky head that is persistent/everlasting and leaves large swaths of speckled and striped lace on the glass. The aroma is grassy, earthy, citrusy hops; dry toasty breadiness; honey with a sweet herbal tea quality; and some peaches, tangerines, and mandarin orange. Flavor is bready with light earthy bitter hop flavor - toasty and dry. Toasty malt quality is very pleasant and sublime - hints of sweetness and subtle chocolate complexity. Grapefruit rind bitterness with hints of bitter orange marmalade towards midpalate. Finish is fruity and peachy with grassy, grapefruit bitterness and mesmerizing malt sweetness. Mouthfeel is spritzy and fully carbonated with a lightly acidic dryness. Texture is slippery and medium bodied. Overall, fantastic IPA with excellent complexity and balance.
rosenbergh (6686) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Langebro Café, København, Denmark.
Amber colour with average white head.
Fruity hoppy aroma.
Mild bitter dry fruity hoppy flavour with sweetish short aftertaste.
Good simple well hopped IPA.
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2010 2010-03-02, draught at Ølbaren, 6-5-7-4-14=36
Cloudy amber color; creamy head. Nice aroma, fruity (citrus fruits, light grapefruit) and some ashes. Good body, at this gravity, dry toffee flavor; it has a strong bitterness, very resiny (almost harsh); I would prefer more sweetness and fruitness (but then all beers would taste the same). Aggressive.
2010-02-19, draught at Plan B, Copenhagen, 6-5-7-5-14=38
Beautiful color, light amber, cloudy; medium creamy head. The aroma is hoppy, cheesy (parmesan), lightly sweaty, not really fruity. Toffee flavor, more dry than sweet, followed by a strong hopping, moderately fruity (bitter oranges); the final is more resiny and tough. Solid IPA.
2010-02-14, bottle, 7-4-7-4-15=37
Hazy amber color; generous head. The aroma is moderately fruity and sweaty; nutty; it takes some time to fully develop. Good toffee flavor, a bit rounder than in some of the sister bottles; powerful hopping, with dry resins and hop oils, not much fruity. The final is very resiny. Aggressive but pleasant.
Bragesnak (5346) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Voldby, DK.
Amber with white head. Aroma of spices. Flavor is malt with citrus and spices
SSSteve (3755) - - FEB 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. slightly hazy reddish orange under an enormous white head. rocky head as it fades. a bit of spicy hop aroma with softer, floral scent than the tomahawk. flavor is juicy with pear and orange. a good one.
thornecb (4367) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 12, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours blood orange into a snifter. Fluffy off-white head with excellent retention craters as it slowly recedes leaving spidered sheets. Sweet grapefruit and resin aromas. Tongue-stripping astringency upfront mellowing to a sweetened malt and lasting grapefruit finish.
vyvvy (3951) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber / orange with a large soapy beige head. The aroma has spicy hops, a bit of woodiness, toasted malt and there is a bit of fruitiness. Medium fairly sharp body with some semi-sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with very spicy hops, some sharp fruitiness, earthiness and some toasted malt in the back. The finish has more fruit and spice with quite a bit of earthy dryness and crispness. Nice IPA.