gururyan (527) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 7, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
My bottle label is some kind of abstract shades of brown as opposed to the image shown here, but apparently it’s the same inside. I should note that I think Mikkeller is an over-hyped, over-priced POS...at least in my experiences. However, I really like the idea of their single hop taste test with 19 hop varieties. So, let’s taste armadillo hops.
Aroma is, well...apparently what amarillo hops smell like, very piny. Appearance is a muddled brownish orange with sediment. Large head quickly dissipates. Taste is woody, chalky, and gamey if that makes sense to you. If this is a good representation of amarillo hops, I can cross them off my like list. Does this make the beer bad? Well, yes and no. Bad to me, because I apparently don’t care for amarillo hops. And since I use this site as a diary for ME and MY beer tastes...sorry Mikkeller, you get yet another bad check from me. However, I applaud your series idea and only wish the other 18 were available and damn it to hell wish they weren’t $9 a sample.
Zer0 (826) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from ABC Beers The Hague. Pours clear copper with a lacy off white head. Aroma is grapefruit, grassy, caramel, hops, earthy and some oranges. Taste is moderate bitter and light sweet. Good balance. Medium boy with average carbonation.
deanso (4194) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from ABCBeers shared at an ABCBeer tasting.
Thick creamy white head. Slightly hazy amber pour. Lovely bitterness.
supermeniscus (36) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle BBE July ’15. Big white head on the pour. Nice Amarillo aroma and crisp fruity taste. Long and medium bitter finish. Good showcase for the Amarillo hop. There is a good body for almost 7%. I don’t like a watery body with single hops. I have to say I really enjoyed this one. Cheers!
pinkzambia (1363) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Murky copper gold color with small ring head. Musty, sour coffee grounds aroma, alcohol. Great smooth flavor. Horse blanket flavor in the hops. Great prolonged aftertaste.
IndianaRed (2051) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a murky amber/brown with a hoppy bitter almost coffee flavor. Flavor is lightly toasted, plenty of Amarillo hop flavor. A bit of a chalky palate at the end.
Bosbouw (588) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mooie oranje kleur met een goede volle kraag. Lekker bitterzoete geur, citrus, sinasappel, hop en iets van honing. Smaakt goed bitter, orange, grapefruit. Lekkere bittere afdronk.
Tomy63 (137) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - NOV 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Carbonatation assez faible, sur les agrumes (pamplemousse), un peu de mangue et surtout de la pêche. Très facile à boire, assez douce et pas trop amère, léger manque de complexité je trouve. A ce moment là je me dis que les Single hop c’est bien pour l’expérience, mais sinon il y a meilleur. La Citra ne m’avait pas emballé non plus.
Madsen1635 (65) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy orange pour with creamy head. Nice fresh aroma with citrus and grass. Taste is also fruity. Medium/high bitterness. Nice ending as well
CacheManyHose (42) - HONG KONG - NOV 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells deep and piney and almost medicinal with some nice cheesy yeasty backbone. Taste is similar to smell though less strong. Amarillo is a very distinct hop - thought I'd like this more based on the Amarillo De Molen, but still a nice beer.
promontor (54) - HUNGARY - OCT 17, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.33l bottle from Csakajósör. Nice silky head Fruity aromas, mild bitter-sweet taste (of the head) with fruity notes. The beer itself is a typical nice IPA, bitter and fruity. Citrus, peach. Bit of honey. Strong but harmonic bitter aftertaste. Good one.