Glouglouburp (5572) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
In short: A muddy yeasty fruity amber IPA lacking in many departments. Lame.
How: Bottle 330ml, from a new batch that landed in Vermont and consumed a few days after it hit the shelves, however fresh a Mikkeller IPA can be in Vermont.
The look: Muddy amber body topped by a medium beige head with mediu retention.
In long: Nose is phenolic, some tropical fruits, other yeasty fruit esters, quite a bit soapy and even perfumy (rose water). This is far from what I’ve been used from Citra IPAs that are legions in North-America. Taste is far from clean and crisp. Very yeasty and with grainy toasted cereals, like croutons in a yeast soup. Fruity flavors are like breakfast juice made from extract of citrus fruits and apples. Some resin, green plants, a medicine round-up the flavor spectrum. Full body but strangely lacking malt presence, just a thick yeasty body with the sweetness feeling more like fruit concentrate than usual cereals sweetness. An overall lack of freshness in the character of the beer although this batch being was freshly delivered. Mild bitterness with a finish that adds lemony citric notes. Medium carbonation and muddy mouthfeel. Very lame, I hope this was a bad batch, I’m rarely disappointed by a Mikkeller beer like I was by this one. Just another beer rating for me, my 5000+ ratings are my main accomplishment in my life, I feel like my contribution to this world we live in is as remarkable as the contribution of the letter ‘w’ in the word ‘answer’.
chimpgibbon (33) - edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from The Beerhive. Darkish amber big creamy head. Moderate distinctive citra nose yellow fruit and a touch of cheese. More carbonated on the palate than i’d expected, slightly foamy in the mouth with mildly oily finish. Boozier than i’d hoped for too, doesn’t quite do it on the hop kick either although distinctly bitter on the end. Overall a bit of a disappointment from one of my favourite brewers, and nowhere near touching The Kernel’s.
CPH2200 (44) - DENMARK - MAY 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle. Pours light hazy brown. taste of caramel, citrus, hops and bitter aftertaste. some petrol here too. great ipa, looking forward to taste the rest of the single hop ipa series.
Pawola22 (3110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at La Bona Pinta in Barcelona. Pours a hazed, dull copper colored body with an inch thick, dense and creamy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is sweeter caramels with some bread and a good amount of juicy Citra hops giving off a nice citrus and a light tropical fruit. Flavor is similar. Lightly spiced citruses up front with some tropical fruits and a sweeter, bready caramel malt backing. Finishes dry and moderately bitter with a good amount of orange citruses and a balanced, sweeter caramel. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium, smooth body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid single hop IPA. On the sweeter side, but well balanced with plenty of fruity hops. Good beer.
KansaiBeerLvrs (236) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A bottle drunk at a Single Hop IPA tasting I organized. I felt the Citra IPA gave off a pine aroma with a subtle mild citrus taste and a pretty bitter but pleasant aftertaste. It was more fruity & piney once it warmed up.
peponi (20) - POLAND - MAY 16, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: fresh citrus and resin.
Appearance: hazy amber orange, massive head.
Taste: resin, grapefruit and mango, heavy/medium bitterness.
Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, long bitter finish.
Overall: Very nice and balanced single hop with fresh citrus taste and a great aroma.
jensgam (37) - , DENMARK - MAY 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft, pours dark amber. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit and tropical fruit. Maltprofile is a little sweet bit plesant. Flavour is citrus and grapefruit hops. Some sweetness from the malt
BVery (4265) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Slightly murky orange amber pour with a smaller frothy head. Awesome citrus hop nose and taste. One of my favorite from this series.
tiong (2244) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Ølbutikken, Copenhagen
Pours dark orange with a small white head. Aroma of sweet caramel, citrus, exotic fruits and grassy hops. Taste is smooth, mildly fruity and citrusy with caramely malts. Finish is fruity and smooth with citrusy and malty notes. Decent IPA.
lusikka (4047) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a golden amber colour with a white head. Aroma of floral hops, grass and caramel malts.Flavour of caramel malts, floral hops, grapefruit and strong citrusy tanginess. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a bitter, floral, grapefruity finish. A rather straightforward and pleasant IPA.