Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, - 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’.
JonMoore (1961) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bottledog, King’s Cross, London. Cloudy brown with large off-white head. Light citrus hoppy aroma, grapefruit, pine, tropical fruit. Flavours are grapefruit, orange peel, with a good malt background. Medium body, soft foamy mouthfeel, late bitter finish. Nice.
Unde (486) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brownish orange beer with smallish head on top. Aroma has forest berries, some stingy element and tropical fruits. Taste has the smell of a forest, grass, pines and some fruits too. Medium bitterness. Medium body with medium carbonation. I thought Citra would be more of a lemon-type of hop but I guess I was wrong.
lafon (4) - FRANCE - MAR 6, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Encore une bien belle création de Mikkeller avec ce single hop Citra!
Ma préférée dans leur série single hop.
allmyvinyl (5176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Brewdog online shop. Pours hazy amber, thick white head. Aromas of resin, grapefruit. Taste is bitter, good malt backbone. Bitterness builds down the glass, big resinous oiliness too. Nice.
danlo (1444) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Mikkeller webshop. Hazy amber colour, white foam head and hoppy aroma with tropical fruits, citrus, pine, resin. Taste is malt caramel, earthy, with citrus orangey, grapefruit and pine resin hoppy bitterness. Smoothish mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry tangy bitter finish. Very drinkable IPA.
Lukasmh (309) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours cloudy intense orange with regular off-white head. Aroma is orange peel, mandarin, citrus, grape. Some sweet malt and bread. Some earthy floral notes too. Taste is packed with tropical fruits. Grape, passion fruit, orange peel, juicy, mandarin and with sweet malt backbone. Medium body and low/med carbonation. Bitter finish with resin.
Zwiebel88 (424) - GERMANY - FEB 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange, leicht schaumig im Glas. In der Nase Zitrus, Grapefruit, Lemone, tropisch. Am Gaumen harzig, herb, Bitterkeit, gute Balance, Zitrus. Sehr stark.
llkc (575) - århus, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
duft: citrus. lime appslsin,
smag: citrus lime. appelsin. ikke så meget smag som jeg hade håbet
jamestulloch (1796) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from The Beerhive. Hazy amber/rose body with a medium off-white head. Light lacing. Aroma of lemon cake, orange and freshly cut grass. Flavour of boiled lemon sweets, tangerine and lemon sorbet, over a light caramel malt backbone. Medium body with an oily texture. Lively fizz. A lovely beer.
hackobock (1979) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
February 13, 2015. Bottle at home, best before december 11, 2016.
Hazy amber with a medium sized white head. Aroma is caramel,orange zest, grass, pine and soap, a bit unclean. Taste is light to medium sweet caramel, medium bitter with grass and orange. Medium bodied, average carbonation.