DuffMan (8794) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 6, 2016
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Dark Amber pour, off white head. Sweetly malty with medicinal phenols. Ugh-- no doubt a spoiled bottle. Sad, as this single-hop series has been really good. Will try again if given the opportunity.
Panzerfaust (751) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - FEB 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Gallagher’s Beer World/El Irlandés. Pours a beautiful orange color with a big long lasting off-white head that laces well. Aroma is hoppy, green, with clear notes of kiwi, prickly pear, melon pear, lemongrass, green leaves, some tobacco and moss. Small hints of grainy malt with minor fruity peachy traces. Taste is reasonably bitter, bright and lively, with nice semi-sweet fruity counterbalance. Flavors of kiwi, soft citrus, peach, grass, leaves and some earth. Nice! Medium body, soft carbonation. Balanced. Mild short-lived aftertaste. A good, tasty IPA. Chinook is really well manifested. So far this one is the most expressive of the Mikkeller Single Hop series I’ve tried. Let’s see if the Simcoe one can surpass it.
GuideDogSaint (998) - Xiamen, CHINA - JAN 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen on 23 December. Pours hazy amber brown with a white head. Aroma of pine. Bitter finish.
Achel (326) - Ioannina, GREECE - JAN 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep hazy amber with a big, creamy, yellowish head. Great duration. Aroma has fine hops, apricot, grapefruit, light red apple zest. Some crisp malts. Medium carbonation, fine dry mouthfeel. Flavour is elegantly hoppy, grapefruit, light piney, some apricot. Fine malty balance. Long, lovely, lingering bitterness. Nice.
androman (1428) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle at home from Beerodalom, Budapest. Body is hazy orange copper, head is big, beige, rocky, mostly lasting, excellent lacing. Nose is caramel, grapefruit, spices, bread. Light sweet, medium hoppy bitter, light umami. Finish is long lasting hoppy medium bitter. Medium body, dry thick texture, average carbonation. Quite easy also dessertish, tasty IPA.
BeergeekKorea (107) - SOUTH KOREA - DEC 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Green apple, piney
Appearance: Thick peach colour and creamy head
Taste: Medium bitter
Palate: Medium body, juicy texture, lively carbonation and the Aroma finishes
Gurthnar (4452) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 23, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at 100 piv. High bitterness and hops centered flavour-wise as well. Resiny, piney, citrusy. Grapefruit. Good IPA nicely showcasing Chinook variety.
Cuso (7192) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from 100 piv. Amber golden color with huge off-white head. Nice hoppy aroma with caramel. Strong citrus hoppy taste wit path caramel backbone. Long hoppy bitter finish. Tasty.
kostasgiotis (73) - GREECE - NOV 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
You get a kick by the hops but the after taste is rather complex and warm.Great beer!
Niko100 (2529) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich amber/orange color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of floral/herbal hops, caramel malt, & citrus; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel/toffee, pine hops, some fruit, and citrus (notably grapefruit); Finish is bitter; Nicely balanced; Overall, I was expecting a stronger pine/resin taste from the Chinook hops - solid though.