Strykzone (6256) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy light brown with sediment. A nice thick tan head leaves thick lacing. Not a big aroma. It is fruit and yeast. Flavor is much bigger with biting bitter hops that both begin the beer and define the aftertaste. They are very tart and dominant. Some sweet fruit including tangerine is underneath along with caramel and spices. This beer offers assertive flavors and plenty of subtlety. It is delicious, smooth, and interesting.
Iceman82 (32) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a beautiful , tich caramel color. Nice medium head that leaves a little lacing on the way down. Aromas are not very strong. Aroma lend themsleves more to malt, caramel and toffee. Light aromas of citrus and pine. Upon tasting, there is an immediate maltiness followed by a piney bitterness. Taste of honey, earthiness, light citrus and floral notes. The beer finishes very dry with a piney bitterness that stays on the tongue for sometime. This is a very smooth IPA. Seems like this Nugget Hop is more for bittering than aroma. Great Brew!! Cheers!!!
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is one solid IPA. All the key elements are there. The color is brown with a goldish tint. The head is thick and bubbly. The retention is pretty long lasting, as is the carbonation. The aroma is hoppy with plenty of citrus notes to it. I feel like I’m being biased towards Mikkeller, but I just love all their beers.
StefanSD (2320) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a cloudy amber-orange color with a medium white head that has fair retention and some sticky lacing.The nose is moderate in strength with salt, sweat, spices and sweet limes. The flavor is biter hops forward with oranges, pine and spicy sweet malts. The palate is full and smooth with lively prickly carbonation. The finish is long with lingering biter citrus hops. Overall: Very tasty
jesperhammer (4037) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
03-DEC-2010, bottle @Ulkløbben @Henrik. All 10 single hops in the series tasted in flights of two or three. All bottles from "Ølbutikken".
Beautifull orange llike with huge beige head.
Earthy, long aftertaste with a little sweetness (!).
Quit complex compared with the most bitter hop types.
It has this vinous quality that I really like.
VengefulOdin (193) - , Missouri, USA - DEC 10, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a bright and hazy amber orange with a very big, super sticky, and clingy head. This beer has some pretty amazing head retention. Has a very interesting citrus, orange-grapefruit thing going on in the nose. Moderate bitterness, light for the style, the beer almost comes across as sweet with the first taste. Taste follows the nose, with a caramel sweetness chased by bitter orange rinds. There’s an underlying character of spruce and freshly mown grass that isn’t unpleasant for the style. The malt bill stands up in this beer, though it moves away from the strong notes as in others and moves more towards the spiced (think rye bread) realm. This beer reminds me of similar IPAs which use Cascade or Amarillo for hopping. I’ve had several of these now (unfortunately not all in the same evening) but this stands out a bit more.
dnstone (2490) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 2, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden in color with amber tinge, minor layor of white head. Floral aroma with citrus notes... "warm" underlying yeast, colve-spice tones. The taste is floral as well, full-mouthed witih great balance...it’s hard to nail down the flavors but it’s mellow with the flavors blending very well together. Probably my favorite of the single-hops so far.
Meilby (10773) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of caramel and sweet fruity hops. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
danielrog (1) - Quinto Vicentino (VI), ITALY - SEP 3, 2011 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft beer at "The Drunken Duck Pub" in Quinto Vicentino, Vicenza, Italy.
Nice white fluffy persistant head. The beer is initially characterized by an a floreal aroma with hints of light citrus and apricots.
It has a strong and decisive bitter taste due to the quantity of hop used compensated by a rather sweet and soft finish.
olio (8876) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20091114.
Pours copper color with a medium head. Aroma of floral hops, fruits, caramel malts and grass. Flavor of hay, hops, fruits and caramel. Crisp and refreshing. Excellent.