blafa (511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Mogwai. Helsingborg, December 2011.
Aromas of melon, grapes and papaya. I get some salty notes as well, what a weird hop! Slightly tart in the taste with flavours of apple, herbs and gum. Interesting! This is why I enjoy single hop beers.
Habanero (2007) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2012 Botled. Pours Slighty hazy and deep amber with a med. Sized off-white head. Rater Odd nose of caramel, herbal and earthy hops with notes of citrus. Sweet flavor again with herbal/earthy and citrushops along with caramel. Med. bodied, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Ends up more dry and pleasant bitter.
visionthing (2305) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Tilt, Oslo. Pours amber with a big off-white head. Aroma of fruits, caramel and spices. Fruity with a nice light bitterness. Decent IPA, and nice enough, but probably not one of my favourite hops.
erickok (3044) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAR 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2012 Light brown, almost clear body with big soapy off white head. Obviously super hoppy; mostly floral, some dry leaves, hint of parfume, grapefruit skin and a dryer, dusty tinge. Just enough smooth maltyness to form the body, setting the hops in front of everything else; not much yeast character. This is my first Mikkeller single hop rating and I expect the same for the others.Taste has full on biterness, while remaining smooth in the mouth. Nice fatty bitterness throughout the palate, which gets sharper towards the end and in the after taste gives a real nice dry, full flavour. Really asks for another sip. A very drinkable IPA on itself, but of course I will compare to the other hops in the series later. Delicious. (33cl bottle, expensive)
KyotoLefty (5787) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, tasted beside Citra and Nugget from the series. Grassy aroma, not much citrus at all. Rich, fruity flavor, Niagara grapes, lychee, low citrus. Very interesting and original, with better flavor than either Citra or Nugget versions.
hivemind (693) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ FG with Erica last night. Poured a bright orange. I thought this was pretty good, with an above-average balance not only b/w hops and malts, but also b/w hop bitterness and hop fruitiness/citrus/grapefruit/etc. Nothing outstanding, but was glad I tried it. Need to try more of their Single Hop series since I really don’t know how to identify individual hops strains just by tasting at this point.
BenH (1925) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from a bottle. Amber with white head. Fruity aroma, grapefruit comes through. Taste has less grapefruit but with a big mango note, not as citrusy as other hops, some guava and lychee. Enjoyed this one
madsberg (9530) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. ARoma of grape, citrus, some caramel, tropical fruits, flowers and spice. Flavour as well full of tropical fruits, sweetness, citrus and light caramel. Medium to full bodied. Has a dry and grapy bitterness in the end.
bluevegie (3040) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bitter grapefruit notes noticeable in this one in the taste similar coming through in the nose.
Nisse666 (3667) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Rover cons 2012-02-02 Göteborg thx Manoj
AR: peach, vanilla, tropical fruits, cocos
AP: hazy golden frothy white head
F: lychee fruits, mango, pine apple, etc