hirigalzkar (2896) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Look: Orange, white head. Smell: Cookies, sweet citrus. Taste. Citrus sweetness, more bittterness in the aftertaste. Overall: My favorite of all the single hop IPA:s.
vyvvy (5749) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy copper with a huge light tan head. The aroma has funky as all get out hops, basement funk, fruitiness, green onions and some caramel malt lurking in the background. Medium body with lots of soft carbonation that delivers the flavor to every part of the mouth. The flavor starts just like the aroma with some abrasiveness and bite with the malt taking even more of a back seat. The finish is a bit spicy as well with some richness. This is a great IPA.
soccer290 (225) - Highland Park, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Ah, another Mikkeller, but an IPA, which interested me. Pours a copper brown color with a half finger high white head, with yeast floating throughout. Smells of fresh hops, citrus, malt, and a bit floral-y. Tastes of tons of hops (an amazing amount for just a single IPA), some citrus (grapefruit I believe) and a bit of malt, but not too much. Goes down pretty smoothly, and leaves a nice fresh hop aftertaste. Overall a very good IPA.
topherh (1923) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - APR 7, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy amber with lots of little floaties. One finger off white head and a nice big hoppy aroma. Flavor is pine, citrus fruit and enough malt to keep it from being overly bitter. Nice IPA
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours from 11.2 oz bottle a lovely, but hazy, amber orange color with a average, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma of light biscuit malts, biting resinous hops, and lingering tropical fruits and citrus rhines. Flavour of sweet, sugared grapefruit and lots of caramel, just bit of earthy, woody character for bite....on the tongue, the bitterness is rapidly apparent, along with spicy, acidic citrus, lots of burnt, espresso-tinged dark malts....some fresh apricot cuts the heaviness a bit.....very full mouthfeel, unfiltered with moderate carbonation, a rather soft flavoured IPA, still yet tasty.
blipp (8030) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours bright orange with a fluffy off white head. Clear initially, but becomes hazy as some sediment pours in. The aroma is hoppy, primarily citric and floral. The flavor is relatively well balanced with pine resin and floral notes. Hoppy bitterness lasts through the finish.
RangledeFreak (24) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 6, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, frothy white head. Cloudy orange-amber appearance. Nose of fresh, light pine, and grapefruit with a hint of orange. Grapefruit on the palate and finish. Big flavor.
ElDuderino (184) - Hyde Park, Massachusetts, USA - APR 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours a murky amber body with a pure white head with flecks of brewers yeast. Aromas of resin, pine and grapefruit. Flavors are pretty straight forward, citrus zest, grapefruit with some notes of chewy soft bread and herbal tea coming out. Very smooth body, heavy on the tongue for an IPA and decent alcohol soak. Really unique and balanced, but not overwhelming.
Vas19 (313) - Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a creamy white head. Great hop aroma - lots of citrus and a hint of yeast. Flavor is more simcoe hops. There is a slight unpleasantness on the finish. Otherwise a very good brew.
DocHop (278) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy orange amber with a dense off-white head. Incredible sugary sweet honey, orange marmalade and pine aroma of the simcoe hops. The sweetness is more subtle in the early flavors of the beer. The hops really dominate with a woody bitterness. The body is very full and creamy with some other honey like flavors too.