Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Very unclear dark amber with a dense, creamy, off-white head. Fresh, aromatic hop aroma. Medium body with some notes of caramel, but otherwise mainly dominated by some lightly citrusy hoppy notes with a bitterness thatís slowly building up to be quite massive on the back of my tongue. But not really the most refined or sophisticated of the Mikkeller IPAs. 310106
lululegrand (94) - gent, BELGIUM - FEB 2, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep amber color with copperish glow. Foam is creamy and longlasting. Aroma is soft sweet and refreshing. It has agorn aromaís, flowers, herbs, mint and eucaliptus. Taste is round and elegant. It is soft bitterish and leaves hints of mandarine skin and spar harsh (Amber). Afthertaste is very complex and stays for minutes in you mouth. Again a great beer from this Mikkeller Brewery. Thanks Carlo (Lachesis) for introducing this range of very well made and original beers.
DarkElf (3014) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 17, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(500 ml bottle: Obtained in trade with bogdi1, thanks Juha!) Kept refrigerated while in my possession. The label translates to "Drink by March, 2006", and itís now only January, 2006. Wow, does this beer pour with perfect clarity! Spectacularly clear, rich amber body permits excellent visibility of the dozens of streams of small, slowly-rising carbonation bubbles as they make their way to the surface where the very sizeable, bubbly, off-white head caps the beer. The head initially rose to well over an inch in height, but quickly and noisily fizzed down to a quarter inch, holding reasonably well from there, apparently unable to deposit any lace on the glass whatsoever. Trying to get a whiff of the beer through the remaining head reveals considerable soap though, so thatís kind of a downer, but even once the head is broken up, I still get the soap. Moderately sweet and caramely malts are also easy to pick up, but the light aroma of hops lurks in the background. Soap is less noticeable in the flavor, but still has enough presence to be a slight distraction. Hops is subtle and gently bitter but pleasant tasting, and the lightly sweet malt flavor is somewhat caramely but otherwise non-descript. Alcoholic sensations are present on the palate and nasal cavity. Medium bodied with soft carbonation, but for an IPA, I canít say the hops adds much crispness. Addressing the soapiness again, just to be sure it wasnít the glass, I rinsed the hell out of a new pint glass and poured the second half of the bottle into the new glass. Nope, same mild soapiness, though itís less prominent, but damn, look at all that dark brown sludge! But I will say, the soap does tend to fade away more and more over time, both in the nose and the flavor, and thus the final impression is more positive. Itís a pleasant beer, but given that this is a pretty mildly hopped IPA and I live on the West Coast of the USA, itís not really making much of an impression on me.
mucom (35) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy orange-amber beer with a very nice creamy head. Aroma is fine sweet (honey) flowers, fresh herbs, Swiss Rucola herb candyís and cognac. Taste is smooth and fine bitterish, it has hints of pines, forrest soil, caramel and lemon peel. I did not know that an IPA was so exiting. The taste of this beer stays in your mouth for minutes. I need more of this ! Thanks Carlo !!!
Schioth (41) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl. bottle.
Aroma is very nicce and (of course) typical cascade. Appearance also very good. Flavor is overall OK but a bit too indifferent for me. Personally I just donít think, that cascade hops works that well on their own. Good smooth mouthfeel though and definitely worth trying in order to get to know the different types of hops.
toccata (70) - grembergen, BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy amber beer with creamy light beige-yellow foam. Aroma is slight honeyed and fine herbal. Mint, flowers, whisky accents, and hops are very present in the nose. The taste is smooth and has crispy notes. Dry honey, wood, pine needles and hops. This beer has a long lasting afthertaste. Thanks to Lachesis for sharing this beauty.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Jeppe and Mads for this one.Pours a copper / orange with a fine ring of bubbles around the glass. Nose is very fine as the floral grapefruitiness of the hops is not knocking you out but allows for some complexity. Nothing but soft hop flavor and a little bit of caramel.This would be a nice every day brew.
Ungstrup (28235) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[This beer celebrates my 600th Danish beer - and I well think it is worth celebration with] A hazy amber beer with with a dense light orange head. The aroma is lovely sweet with strong notes of caramel and grapefruit - a real typical Cascade aroma. The flavor is also lovely sweet with strong notes of caramel and Cascade giving it notes of grapefruit and oranges. The end is only slightly bitter. The body is strong and slightly sticky. I just love Cascade.
lachesis (756) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured in a Riedel Bourgundy glass the beers displays a the color of tropical hardwood. It is slight hazy red-brownish with a warm orange glow. The creamy froth stays long on the beer and has a slight beige-yellowish color. The aroma is refined and complex, it has hints of tropical wood, lots of herbs, chesnuts, heselnuts, forrest mushrooms, humide forrest soil, some pine needles and bark of a tree. The taste is smooth and has a medium dryness and a good balance. It has a taste that reminds me of unsalted brown bread with real butter spead on top. Taste is indeed very nutty and has a fine bitterness of nutpeel and wood. it also has hints of flowerpollen, the crust of raisinbread and the fine bitterness of sage, laurell, thyme and Cascade hops. This beer has a very good drinkabelity and, it has a very good refreshing caracter and the bitterness is very delicatly integrated in this brew. For real IPA lovers this maight no be bitter enough, but to me this is a Great refinned beer. Balance and elegance is the secret here.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2007 Pours a hazy orangish brown, with a small white head. Cascade IPAís usually have an aroma dominated mostly by fresh cut grass aroma with a mild amount of citrus. This has neither. While it is very drinkable, it is very thin and as an American IPA it doesnít cut it, even as an American Pale Ale it doesnít cut it. No strong flavors either way. No bitterness. No point.