FatPhil (8089) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle (Drink Shop, Tallinn)
Pours a bold orange, with a very hop-stained head. Smells great in the pour, classic aromatic hop, a touch fruity too. In the glass it’s still going on in spades, and with a nice biscuity malt sugariness too. Tastes bitterer in the mouth than I first expected, quite an earthy barkiness, however, there’s no doubt the aromatic side of the hop doesn’t want to take a back seat. The malts are soft and caramelly, almost chewy. However, the attentuation is good. Body’s quite refreshing, though the carbonation is quite high. (Cue Anna burping...) Nice finish, the bitterness has mellowed to a simple resiny ambiance, undergrowth to the fore. Very easy drinker. I stuck this down me with no regard to the alleged alcohol, as it’s quite delicious.
Tmoney99 (9581) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with a large frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy hop and sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate smooth bittersweet flavor with a moderate bitterswwet finish of medium duration. This a good brew.
Foffern (973) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Henriks. Has a hazy orange colour with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity hoppy aromas and something like sweet and fruity candy, bubblegum, and pine. The flavour is also pretty sweet and fruity with addition of some wood. Slick mouthfeel and medium bitterness. A really decent IPA and on a more sweet side.
blafa (510) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Mogwai. Helsingborg, December 2011.
Sweet aroma of exotic fruits, lichee, passion fruit and sweet caramels. Some cirtus notes as well. Refreshing. Medium bodied with a light and enjoyable fruity taste of green hops and well balanced malt.
mkel07 (2512) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle. Lots of big white fluffy foam packed in the glass above a vibrant orange beer. Strong aroma of citrus that is pleasant and fills the nose. Fills the mouth with lots of floral hop flavours. Long lasting flavour and a long lingering finish.
bhensonb (9813) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from ? Pours copper with a foamy beige head. Sweetish caramel aroma with some earthiness. Med + body. Flavor is earthy hop over light caramel. Finishes bitterish.
jesperhammer (2511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
17-FEB-2012, bottle @home, from "Superbest".
Slightly hazy orange/amber with lasting off-white head.
Tutti fruity nose with a little grape fruit. Loads of exotic fruits.
Very fruity taste. Qutie low bitterness for a Mikkeller IPA.
Not so full body. Citric mouthwatering rather than bitter. OK IPA.
Oh, and my IPA #100 :-)
BenH (1689) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle. Alcohol comes through on the aroma, moderate hop presence, some resin, some orange. Orangey hop flavour with blackberry and resin, caramel malt backbone. Bitter finish. Lacks va va voom
bluevegie (3028) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clean and smooth bitterness in the taste, a little caramel in the aroma, grapefruit and citrus notes. Seemed a little thin though it was easily drinkable.
swoopjones (4888) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft at Blue monk, Buffalo. deeper golden pour, aromas of lemon pledge, tea & sweet caramel malts. Flavors of earthy hops, wet cardboard & caramel maltiness. Bitterness hits in back of palate. Ok not great