gururyan (609) - 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.
MunBro (361) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice floral aroma. Great IPA with citrus noted and a good hop burn. Nice abv % and malts back it up. Awesome tk tey amarillo isolated in an IPA.
Wombata (453) - Kobe, JAPAN - SEP 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Sweet, bready (as warms), caramel and roasty malt, light hint of orange peel and grapefruit.
Flavor: Sweet, roasty caramel roast, mikan and white grapefruit without peel. Growing bitterness on a citrus finish.
Comment: More subtle than the Saaz and Sorachi Ace, Less aromatic but adds a nice orange flavor and bitterness plus citrus lift on the finish.
Alengrin (1743) - BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the Single Hop IPAs made at the ’Proef’brouwerij. Very rocky and thick, yellowish white head - the positive effect of hops on head formation is clear. Misty amber colour, very citrussy hop nose, lime, orange zest, spiced gin, raw potato, oatmeal cookies, tonic water. Soft citrussy onset with medium carbonation, caramel malts in the background, quickly overpowered by a very strong, spicy, peppery, grassy, long hop bitterness.
jolo (917) - Uppsala, Sweden, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap: A clear red-amber colour with a high off-white head. An aroma of toast, caramel, orange and citrus. The taste is medium sweet and medium bitter.
RyanK (200) - Rhode Island, USA - AUG 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.2 oz bottle poured in shaker no idea when brew was born. Pours brown, a ton of large sediment and a foamy off white head that stays. Light Amarillo (piney/leather) hoppy smell, really hardly anything on the nose. Hardly much flavor to this either, light and bubbly. Taste mildly hoppy with a grassy wintergreen aftertaste. Maybe it is past its best by date because it is hardly hoppy enough to be considered an Ipa. Bland and easy going, still gotta rate it cost $6.
Niller (679) - Hammel, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Voldby. Pours amber/orange with an off-white head. Hoppy bitter taste with notes of citrus, some spices, fruits, orange, caramel. Soft carbonation. Nice long refreshing bitter finish.
motelpogo (6700) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottled. lightly hazed orange colour with a thin but lingering head; aroma of pine resin and freshly squeezed grapefruit juice; big malt backbone, toffeed, with a good whack of bitterness. probably my favourite in the series
Idiosynkrasie (3815) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Slightly cloudy, orangey, deep golden to amber colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, off-white head. Citrusy hoppy aroma, hints of lemon, orange, tangerine, orange zest. Taste is bitter hoppy, fruity notes of orange, lemon, tangerine, orange zest, caramel malty backbone with orange biscuit touch.
Stuu666 (2299) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours golden amber, nose is light citrus, taste is sweet orange, bitter.
lillmuffin (73) - Haugesund, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle. Dark golden brown. Big white head. Hops, Hay, Citrus, Orange.
OK beer. Not the best from the package of single hops IPA I got from the mikkeller Store.