gururyan (674) - 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.
altonbrownd (4599) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
3/28/2010 9:34:57 AM Bottle from Bierkoning. Another fantastic IPA from Mikkeller with a very familiar hop variety, that reminds me of many American beers. Dark orange body with huge head. Really nice hoppy nose with fruits and spices in it. Taste very creamy of hops and pines. Some citrus too. Slight on the bitterness. Creamy and very yummy.
andrepintado (2141) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - OCT 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from cervezalandia. Dark gold color. Head is medium and white. Medium high bitterness, low sweetness. Medium crispy body. Orange, hops, pine aroma.
jd543 (425) - SCOTLAND - SEP 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear burnt red with a massive off-whire/beige head. Aroma of citrus, pine, caramel. Taste is light sweet with a pleasing, well-balanced bitter finish. Great beer.
MarcoDL (3217) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden pour. Aroma of grapefruit citrus and grass. Taste of mild grapefruit, grass, little yeast and acidic citrus. Too much co2, annoying. Bit too watery, decent.
mrol (187) - - JUN 29, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours,copper gold color with small head. Aroma has coffee and alcohol. long aftertaste.Not my favourite.
olsvammel (4719) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Örebro Ölcafé. Buttery smell with caramel, some fruits and sugar. Malty taste with caramel, also fairly sweet. Diacetyl? Lacks hops and feels faded and poorly balanced. Way to malt focused for a single hop.
stenen (5) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2015 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is an excellent beer, works great with a grilled lamb fillét. Or just as it is on a cold day when u are sitting infront of a bonfire.
huineman (454) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy dark amber with ivory head.
Aroma is porridge, bread, peach, grass and passion fruit.
In the mouth it tastes well balanced between sour and bitter, and feels fresh, not very lingering.
Andy_ (1001) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle
Amber colored clear beer with frothy off-white head. Aroma has tropical fruits, orange, resin and grapefruit. Flavor is resinous, grapefruity and orangey. Palate is medium full and foamy. Finish has strong bitterness. Aftertaste has resin, pine, grapefruit, orange and black currant. Heavy load of bitterness and fruits, enjoyable!
Garrold (3054) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Bundobust, Leeds. Hazy amber. Big, bubbly, lasting, cream coloured head. Spicy, toffee, rye, and grassy hop on the nose. Bit of dank. Bit of ripe fruit. Taste is bitter. Some spice to it. Full body. Some chew. Finishes long, lingering bitter. Spicy, tasty bugger.