Fredis23 (515) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2013
1.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
I was looking forward to Trying Mikkeler, since it gets so many praises of being good and innovative brewer. I was excited to find It’s Hop Series at a reasonable price. Unfortunately my anticipation and excitement was not matched by high standards that everyone praises Mikkeller to live by. Everyone in supply chain is to blame… Mikkeller does not have production dates, Distributor Trying to sell the product no matter what, Binny’s not having balls to stand up to its supplier and let them know that it is out of date and no good. I was pissed… All of them were old and stale, therefore complete waste of time and money. Every time I come across bad batch I swear to stop buying anything that has no dates… I just might do that, since there are plenty of other choices… Going Back to Mikkeller Hop Series… All of them Poured A Shade Lighter Or A Shade Darker of Muddy Brown. All of them Had Smaller or Larger Floaters. Huge Head, Decent Lacing. Earthy, Stale Hops Aroma. Tasted pretty much the same: Earthy, Malt, Stale Hops. Moderate Bitter Finish… Pass It Unless You Know It Is Fresh…
wlajwl (4538) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is citrus, light tropical fruit, earthy notes and a slight metallic edge. The flavor is citrus, biscuit malts, fruit, earthiness and tangy/sour finish.
BVery (7891) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Orange amber pour with a smaller white head. Tropical fruit and caramel aroma. Bright on the palate, good heft, citrusy. I’m digging it.
Tide (2170) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Brewdog shop. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, caramel, floral hops, pine and a bit of mango. Bitter finish with citrus and pine. Very nice, balanced IPA.
sebletitje (7498) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Hoppy Loft.
Orangée trouble, col blanc cassé.
Arôme offre un très beau bouquet houblonné renfermé, certaine épaisseur s’en dégage. Pointe de malt caramel, mais le tout compensé par un houblonné puissant tirant légèrement sur des extraits huileux des alphas et cette impression de cônes de houblons bouillis.
Palais offre une belle alternance entre houblon et malts. Fruité orangé - purée, note d’aiguilles de pin, fini reste assez huileux et épais. Malts de caractère pâle et caramel.
kraddel (4538) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft @ hoppy loft
pours hazy , light amber . not much foam . smell is green, yet aromatic ( a bit ) , fruity . taste is bitter, bit fruity , green hops . doable, but less than mediocer IPA
RexTalionis (2985) - FINLAND - SEP 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours amber in color with a frothy off white head. Sweetish ripe fruityness, some floral notes and summer meadow in aroma, perhaps some herbal at the same time. Just slightly grassy bitter in taste with some sweeter malty and berry notes backing it up. Feels quite juicy actually. Leaves one with quite pleasant lemony and sweetish, almost toffee kind of notes in the end.
Garrold (2499) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Brewdog, Leeds. The trouble is with a brewer like this is you expect awesome. This, by Mikkeller’s standard isn’t. It’s a bit ordinary and a bit sweet.
osu97gp (677) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark orange color with a large long lasting off-white head. Aroma of citrus, fruit, and sugar. Flavor of caramel malt and earthy/citrusy hops.
DuffMan (7836) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy orange amber, massive gold-tinted head that settles into a messy mattress. Aroma is sweet malts and soapy hops, orange peel. Sweet caramel-kissed malts seem to overtake the citrus-perfume of the hops. Finish is mighty bitter and long. Past its best days I’m guessing, but not bad regardless.