Madsnp (927) - DENMARK - JAN 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clody light amber coloured with a nice creamy lasting and lacing off white head. Aromas of orangefruit, lemons, floral, citrus and pine. Flavours of grapefruit, caramel, grassy hops and resin. Great brew! One of my favourite of the Single Hop IPA’s.
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another one from Mikkellers single hop series. Heads up again for the idea of making so many different and giving us the chance to be a little more aware of which kinds of hops we prefer. Cheers. The pour is a clear dark amber with an impressive huge and almost orange fluffy head. And the head stays there until you reech the bottom of your glass - thats ssoooo nice. The nose (when you have dried off the foamylike head) is hoppy in floral and sweet malty way. The taste is likewise malty and hoppy side by side with a creamy palate with a very bitter finish. Its round and mild and all calm until we hit the finish then its agressive in a bitter way. This one is good, but my favorite of the single hops is still the Simcoe.
GMCC2181 (1490) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JAN 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle picked up at stateline. Sampled side by side at home with the tomahawk bottle. Nice bright orange color, good head that stuck around. Aroma of some light skunky pine. Taste is clean, crisp bitterness....not harsh at all. Texture is a litlle lighter than the others. Light pine taste. Nice IPA. It was fun to sample the beers side by side. Thanks to robert for intially sharing the single hop series....
andersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber with a huge white head that leaves fantastic snow landscape like lazing all over the place. Aroma is exotic fruity hopjuice with notes of peach, passionfruit and melon. Flavour is sharp bitter, fruity and agressive with notes of the above plus a small caramell touch. Mouthfeel is smooth with lively carbonation. Very drinkable as most of the "single hop series".
ekstedt (5082) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at Ölrepubliken, Göteborg, Sweden. Shady copper, creamy rich off-white head. Very fresh and clean hop aroma, with citrus, blackberries, and pine needles. Medium bodied, with soft carbonation and creamy texture. Perfectly balanced with a lingering clean and firm bitterness. The only problem with this one was that I started the evening with it and that all other hoppy beers I tried after it were kind of bleak.
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber with a medium beige head. Hoppy aroma with pine and grapefruits. Fairly malty aroma with loads of hops, pine and grapefruits. Finished bitter.
Defreni (2285) - Husum, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fad: 2 gange i løbet af aftenen. Første gang en skuffelse, så ratingen er fra Øl baren. Flot gullig ravfarvet øl med et kæmpe skumhoved. Duft af humle, citrus. Smagen er igen klassisk amerikansk IPA. Mundfylden er små bløde bobler. Fin øl men ikke i nærheden af Nelson Sauvin single hop.
Bov (8967) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
courtesy of Jespr - cloudy amber-blond colour with a fair foam left; nice lacing; aroma of apple and fresh cream with some notes of quince; slightly oily and with a good malt body, a solid bitterness, long fruity and bitter hoppy finish
M’ARCOlizzo (31) - ITALY - DEC 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap. Pours hazy orange with a lacing off-white head. Distinct peachy Amarillo aroma. Dry and surprisingly light bodied with well rounded mouthfeel. Subdued caramel malt. Light hoppy finish and quite dry.
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - DEC 25, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Its now clear to me how important it is to drink ips’s as fresh as possible, this one is just miles ahead of the ones i had lying around for six or so months. Sleightly hazy golden with a huge fluffy white head leaving lots of lazings. Aroma is mainly of grape with sidenotes of peach ala Nelson Sauvin, which has to be my favorite so far, this one comes in second. Flavor is just heavy bitter with a medium sweet malty body and well dosed alchohol. Pure pleasure