Glouglouburp (5867) - 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’.
minihame2 (123) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber hazy colour, thick foamy head. Aroma has hops and citrus as expected. Nice bitter taste which is quite soft as opposed to the usual ipa sharpness. Mouthfeel is quite full. Interesting ipa in my opinion.
fiammanghilla (334) - Genova, ITALY - NOV 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottiglia 33cl bevuta da 28 erbe.
Ambrata con schiuma fine.
Molto amara e secca, un filo di astringente, aroma di arancia.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold
CacheManyHose (33) - HONG KONG - NOV 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells very nice, sweet and fruity, with lots of citrus and some florals. Taste is much less interesting than the aroma - bitter with some soapy/metallic taste but not much else going on.
zvikar (2517) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[19-OCT-2013] Bottle at Luppolo12 in Rome. Pours red ti orange with a beige head, aroma of honey, malt, caramel, lemon, flavor of lemon, herbs, bitterness, medium bodied
DSG (4677) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[10/19/13] Bottle at Luppolo12 in Rome. Amber-colored with a frothy beige head. Aroma of fruity hops, somewhat stale, and some malt. Flavor has some sweet malt, a bit caramelly, with some faded fruity hops and mild bitterness. Medium-bodied. OK but past its prime.
bursprak (136) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Bitter smag med fin eftersmag af citrus og grape. Gylden smuk farve.
20107589 (244) - randers, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
floral aroma. appear fine pale, with a fine head. great bitter taste. and a fine carbonation.
Countbeer (3644) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Medium sized, vast, really slow changing creamy foamy head on top of a hazy amber colored beer.
Aromas of hop flowers, citrus, some peach, malts, carbo gass and herbs, floral spices and the typical hoppiness that mix within...
Flavours of hops, hop flowers, bitters, herbs, light spicy, citrus, apricot, sole grapefruit, spicy mango, floral and some grass.
Aftertaste is hoppy, floral, fruity and bitter.
Low to medium carbo, soft creamy mouthfeel, good medium to lightly fuller body and a creamy texture.
vami (242) - Poznan, POLAND - OCT 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with robust head. Strong citrus aroma - great! It is bitter with a decent backbone, but surprisingly light. It isn’t very full. The main brewer said it had 100 IBU, but you can’t feel it. It is bitter, but I’ve drunk much, much more bitter IPA’s. It’s very drinkable, very fresh, but it’s not something that knocks you off your feet, grabs your balls and sets your palate on fire. Nice bitter finish.
SlovakSniper (2486) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Une bouteille de 33 cl. La robe me fait penser à un jus de pommes à l’ancienne. La mousse est presque généreuse avec sa dentelle éclatée. Le nez est fait de fruits tropicaux coupés en dés qui trempent dans un sirop légèrement caramélisé. Le goût est plein d’agrumes, de pamplemousses mûrs et de jeunes ananas bien amers. Les malts sont roux et fantomatiques. La bouche est huileuse et les bulles sont suaves. La finale me fait penser à l’amertume et à l’acidité d’un hóng ròu mì yòu (红肉蜜柚).