DrSilverworm (6010) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint on tap at Ei8ht Ball during their import happy hour. Totally hazy kind of darker amber orange color. Thin off-white head. Leaves good, thicker lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Lightly slick texture. Light drying in the finish. Caramel, toasty, kind of spicy malt. Like a lot of these single-hop Mikkeller beers I’ve tried on tap at Ei8ht Ball, there;s a bigger, more pronounced malt component than you’d expect from your typical IPA. This particular beer is also hoppier than the others I’ve tried from the series too, though. Big orange citrus hop, light resin, some pine and woodsy flavors. Spicy hop. Seems like that describes Apollo well, a better showcase of this hop it seems than others in the series... Or maybe it’s a hardier hop? Moderate plus bitter taste. Light to moderate sweet. Definitely one of the more interesting ones from this series that I’ve tried. Finishes more dry, so the sweetness isn’t bothersome. Not a caramel bomb, more just spicy, a lot of spicy hop. I’m reading that this Apollo hop preserves well, maybe that’s evident here. I wasn’t sure if I would be able to handle a whole pint of this, but I enjoyed savoring and contemplating on it, even as non-American and atypical as it is. Maltier, yeah, but the malts aren’t bad and the hop is interesting.
Stuu666 (1659) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours golden amber, nose is light grapefruit, taste is light citrus, bitter.
b3shine (5191) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
solid; Draft to taster at Ei8ht Ball. Looks solid; a somewhat hazy dark apricot with off-white head. Smells sweet and malty with faded hop notes and some caramel. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Sweet and underwhelming.
Benzai (7301) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Clear orange color, medium to full sized off-white head. Smell and taste malts, loads of hops, some pine, lightly tropical fruits like melon and a hint of pineapple, good bitterness. Medium body, medium to full carbonation.
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - APR 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very bitter too, prabably just well crafted but irreal bitter. Had it from tap at a fetsival close to UCF too.
angel77 (788) - oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella de 33 cl en el lúpulo. Septiembre de 2012. Una maravilla de ipa de lúpulo apollo. con cuerpo medio y un volumen alcohólico de 6.9. Con notas cítricas de pomelo y amargo de lúpulo intenso. Para repetir
jonnyguns (886) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from mane liquor. Very citrus and floral driven ipa. Dry grassy hop bitterness to finish. Another solid mikkeler single hop.
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LomYst (461) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroma has mint, grass/plants/weeds, some basil? dragon perhaps? very herby... it’s tough and sour, great great ipa
Holmen1 (2302) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske delt med Ovesen: højt, storboblet skum som varer. Mørkgylden farge. Tydelig humlearoma pirrer og smaken er også forfriskende humlepreget. Bitterheten sitter lengst bak i ganen, fint balansert med maltsødmen. Enda en godbit i denne serien.
Christpuncher (993) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I really like the Apollo hop. Very citrusy and nicely bitter. Smells fruity and goes down smooth.
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