Glouglouburp (6103) - 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’.
haukur (1665) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAY 5, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
backlog, draft and bottle. Orange golden fruit bomb. Huge aroma of citrus fruits, slight mango. Long dry bitter finish. When fresh, this is as good as ZD.
daniel_machado (17) - SPAIN - DEC 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. In the glass looks like a pinneaple juice, barely opaque. Nose is citrus, lemon and orange peel mostly with not disgusting bitterness. What you smell is the same you taste, very enjoyable beer, could be a good first IPA to beginners. One of the most famous hops.
Mark_Eck (1762) - - SEP 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orangish golden color. Aroma and taste are tropical fruits and some floral.
Baramba (811) - ITALY - AUG 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle. Re colour with frothy beige head. Tropical fruits aroma. Sweet fruity flavour with dry and bitter finish
Vaiz (4190) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, camping in France. Hazy orange pour, thin creamy white head. Aroma of fruity hops, citrus, some pine and a bit grainy. Flavor is quite bitter, fruity and clean. Smooth texture. Nice balance.
markextrae (3538) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home. New batch. Poured a cloudy dark orange colour with big white head. Nose of tangerine sweetness. Caramel, fresh mango flesh, citrus, peaches, and zest. Lot’s of apricot en stone fruits in the taste wich is quite impressive. Not as hoppy as you would expect. But boy this is fruity and juicy. Very Nice
Achel (349) - Ioannina, GREECE - JUL 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2015 A red beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of lemons, hops, and malt. The flavor isb sweet with lemons, straw, malt, and hay, leading to a bitter.
rejtable (2258) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at j Ryan’s. Pours completely murky pale orange, limited head lots of lacing. Nose is a grapefruit and tropical fruit explosion. Flavours of grapefruit, pine pineapple maybe mango. Taste medium bitter light sweet. Full sticky body lively carbonation. Ugly but tasty.
MarcoDL (3877) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2015 Bottle. Orange golden color. Aroma of citrus and grass. Taste is mostly citrus of course, with a little pine and lime. Bit watery, was hoping for more body.
momordgz (293) - - JUL 4, 2015
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Intense pine and citrous aroma and taste bronze beer. Straw notes and medium to high bitter end. Smells like heaven, taste ok.