BVery (5134) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy orange-amber pour with a white head. Citrus hops, caramel malt, maybe a touch of earthy hops. Solid.
madmitch76 (12162) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
21st August 2010
Hazy amber beer, good white head. Light palate, dry and slightly soft. Minerally hops - elusive flavours - typically EKG - a little orange zest but more bitterness than flavour. Finishes dry. Vague smoky note. Very English tasting!
doubelknv3 (917) - Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2012 Golden amber-orange, off white frothy head, lacing with great stickiness. Floral, mild caramel, mild burnt malt, alcohol, aroma and flavors. Full bodied, creamy texture, high hop bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
reebtogi (3709) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle pours a golden orangeish color with a big white head that retains well and leaves some thin spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is fruity with citrus hops and lightly toasted malts. Taste is slightly fruity with a solid malt background with a bold citrus hop bitterness. Medium body and lively carbonation. A tasty IPA that is highly recommended to try.
unclemattie (3905) - Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330mL bottle, enjoy by 22/12/11. Light green label. Light copper color, thin light tan head. Dark orange label. Aroma is light herbal. Taste is herbal and of autumn leaves. Fruity finish.
djd07 (2534) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Night after Monsters. Pours an orange gold with a small off white head with spotty lacing. The aroma is floral hops and grapefruit. Medium mouthfeel with citrus and resin with a nice lingering strong hop bite finish. A very good IPA from Mikkeller.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: East Kent Golding Single Hop
Date: June 01, 2010
Source: Taco Mac, Fred
Appearance: cloudy orange, creamy off white head, sticky lace
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma with a nice woody pine aroma
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, nice growing fruityness, hint of citrus, lots of earthy woodyness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
Csizu (30) - Orosháza, HUNGARY - NOV 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unclear gold-orange with a beige head. The aroma is citrussy with little caramel. The aftertaste is a little bit bitter.
seymour (1257) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from bottle into nucleated pint glass. Poured a deep amber-orange color with off-white foam, good retention with some lace. The basis for the beer is a standardized strong American style IPA. The overall aroma, flavor, and heightened alcohol percentage were reminiscent of Stone’s Arrogant Bastard or Bell’s Two-Hearted Ale, for instance. Mikkeller’s Single Hop series is really fun for us beer nerds because you get to see what a familiar beer would taste like if a single hop cultivar was used for bittering, flavor, and aroma. I love, love, love the delicate, earthy, flowery aroma of East Kent Goldings (duh, it--or a closely related variety of it--is used in many of my favorite English Ales, ESBs especially, such as St. Peter’s Organic Ale). I even prefer Goldings’ aroma over the finest German noble hops. It’s fine for bittering; after a 60-90 minute boil, I have a hard time believing any expert can name the cultivar used for bittering. Although the low alpha acid percentage of Goldings requires the brewer to use a huge quantity of them, thereby also increasing the grassy, vegetable impression more than neccessary. But here’s the most interesting thing I learned today: I don’t really like Goldings for flavor hops, they’re not very smooth or tangy or citrusy like superior flavor varieties. For that reason, this specific beer is not as good as it could have been with a super high alpha for bittering, a better tasting flavoring hops, and East Kent Goldings for aroma hops. Now I know why Goldings is only ever advertised as an aroma hop. Duly noted. Thanks Mikkeller, keep up the great experiments!
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Hope Valley Bottle Shop, Durham. To me, one of the least impressive of the single hop series (though maybe I just don’t like EKG too much). Nice enough pour, a deep murky orange with a fluffy head and a real stickiness to it. Nose was a bit overly pungent, with sweet malts not quite meshing with the leafy notes. Mouthfeel was full but the palate was a bit too treacly to me. As with the nose, the taste had its moments but the beer was especially well integrated or balanced to me.