caesar (5581) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Copenhagen Beerfestival 09. Clear golden color, short head. Sharp, fresh fruity. Quite hoppy ofcourse. Bitter taste (what else is new). Decent.
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 5, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from big D!!!!!!!! Huge whispy head. Subtle citrusy and flowery aroma. Flavor is interesting ... caramel, grapefruit, hops... and a different almondy nut taste. weird? Not sure this is my thing ... dozens and dozens of IPA’s i’d take over this. For starters, Alpine Nelson!
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Holiday Dark orange with a fluffy tan head. Grapefruit and pine aroma and taste with a dry bitterness.
fiulijn (15990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2011
2010-05-07, draught at København Ølfestival 2010, 8-5-6-3-14=36
Hazy golden color; creamy head. Nice grapefruity aroma, delicate. Medium caramel flavor; the body seems weak.
2010-03-02, draught at Ørsted, Copenhagen, 9-5-8-5-17=44
Red-amber color, hazy; creamy head. Pungent passion fruit aroma, light hazelnuts, then some sweat. The mouthfeel is smooth; there is a good caramel flavor, lean and dry, with an immediate hop kick, fruity, aromatic, citrusy, resiny. Well balanced; probably the best of the series. Perfect IPA.
2009-07-30, bottle at På Besök, Malmö, 9-5-7-4-16=41
Hazy amber color. The freshness of the aroma is sublime, flowery passion fruit, infinite. Lean caramel and toffee flavor, the hopping is strong but not oppressive, with oils and a fruity side. Excellent.
2009-04-18, bottle, 9-4-7-4-16=40
Hazy amber color; huge head; more carbonation than the usual Mikkeller beer. Impressive aroma, very fruity, but also floral, reminding candies, and a dash of vanilla; less grapefruit and more complex than the Beer Here Fat Cat, less punching (which indeed was a good thing). Correct body strength, with good caramel flavor, some toffee, very strong bitterness, with a high quantity of hop oils; the hop is quite fruity and a bit resiny; in the end it gets almost herbal; the beer overall can be described better as dry than sweet. Very long final, where there is also a very light metallic touch. Very enjoyable; Nelson Sauvin is a great hop.
kyzr (1153) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - AUG 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours fairly clear copper with large foamy head. Big citrus fruity nose. Flavor is full on hops with nice stone fruit mixed with grapefruit. Medium body with nice chewy texture. Finish is bitter with zest of oranges.
BelgiskOlklub (946) - Viby J, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep hazy orange body, small diminishing white head. Heavy aroma of flowers and some raw vegetables. Oily texture. Very bitter flavor balanced with a medium sweetness.
larsniclas (5902) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled at Tre små rum, Gothenburg
Hazy ornage. Medium yellow head.
Very fruity and pleasant aroma; tropical en masse peaches, pineapple and apricots.
The fruitiness is in the flavour aswell.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orange color with white head. A light, fruity hop aroma. Fruity taste, mostly tropical with some bitterness and a mildly warming, sweet finish.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from WLV. Let’s see how this goes as it’s been much of a hit in these parts. Bottle is super carbonated, though no gusher. Pours a slightly hazed copper with a fluffy large bubbled head. Nose is pretty nice, quite fruity, lots of stone fruit, apricot and cherries with some resin in there as well. On top of that, some nice candied notes. Kind of like the best qualities of Amarillo, actually. Faint grainy notes, mild almond as well. On taste, this is pretty outstanding. Loads of apricot, mango, again with almonds, some like candy notes, though not sweet at all. Damn, I’m with Ughsmash, if I could get sixers of this for under $10, I wouldn’t need anything else. Finish is clean, dry, a touch of spice. This is a damn cool hop. Awesome.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A Mes rate: bottle at home with The Cad.
Huge thanks to Anders for sending this over. It’s no secret that I love Nelson Sauvin, somehow Anders knew this though I’m not sure we ever discussed it, and messaged me out of the blue saying he was sending a bottle over for me. LEGEND! This little beauty did exactly what I was hoping it would. Beautiful tropical fruit NS all round. Faint spice and fruit, elegant yet assertive bitterness offset with the faint sweetish feel of my favourite hop. Fruity splendour start to finish on top of a glorious Mikkeller base. Brilliant.