hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light orange in color with some mild yeast and hop haze - Moderate sized white head. Carbonation seems to be good. Good assertive dank citrus and resin in the nose - with a hint of malt in the background. Taste has an assertive hop bitterness throughout with a good amount of citrus, resin, and earth. Some biscuity and lightly sweet malt pokes in, with some bready yeast. Bitterness lingers nicely. Enjoyed this one.
jcwattsrugger (10903) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle @Tampa Wkly Gathering @BT Thanks Blazer06-pours a thin white head that laces and hazy amber color. Aroma is lemon, secondary light malt. Taste is dry, lemon bite, secondary light malt.
onystrom (1315) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy amber colour with fine head. Tastes almost like the cascade with citrus and bitterness.
vtafro (2280) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle brought to Paul’s new year tasting. Hazy golden pour with some white head. Pine, citrus, grassy hop notes, slight earthy tones as well. Nice single hop IPA.
eManu (434) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slight hazy amber color with a nice thick off-white head. Aroma of strong hops, floral, citrus, and hints of honey and candy. Flavors of very bitter hops, more citrus and grapefruits, with hints of honey and candy. Good carbonation, very bitter dry. Long lasting bitter hop taste in mouth. Nice brew but maybe to bitter for me.
smcolw (529) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange-amber color with a slight chill haze. Huge, foamy head; recedes with a rocky dome. Leaves ample ring lace all the way down to the base of the glass.
Strong grapefruit hop aroma. There’s a touch of pine as well. Light malt in the background.
Bitter, but very dry. Leaves a very long hop-sucking flavor long after the swallow. Moderate body, good carbonation. Definitely a hop lovers beer, though not complex. Easy to drink IPA.
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Pours cloudy orange/brown with a medium but very long-lasting off-white head that leaves lots of speckled lace on the glass. Aroma is fruity, vinous, hops with a pungent resiny quality over strong grassiness and soft toast. Bitter orange with some evergreen can be found, too. The flavor is sharp and a little acidic up front. Citrus marmalade and orange-blossom honey over dry and slightly overdone toast. Bittersweet and very resinous all over. Grows very bitter toward midpalate. Slightly grassy, slightly evergreen, a little funky, and very, very bitter. Finishes dry and bitter with toasty malts and a light honey and malt sweetness. Mouthfeel is sharp with resiny varnish/solvent-like astringency and very strong carbonation. Some fullness emerges with slippery medium body towards the back. Overall, a tasty and very decent IPA. But - honestly - this was a little disappointing. Some of these Mikkeller Single Hop IPAs are fan-freakin-tastic, and the CTZ hop family (Columbus, Tomahawk, and Zeus) is one of my favorites (I like to use them a lot in my homebrew). But this beer didn’t live up to my very high hopes...
bhensonb (10162) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 27, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Star Grocery in Berkeley, CA. Pours orange with a three finger creamy off-white head. Aroma is pretty much cat pee/citrus. Medium plus body with foamy carbonation. Somehow the flavor goes towards grapefruit rind, which always makes me think of pine. There is some malty breadiness au fond, but the hop is all the thing here. Finishes like bitter candy. Very good brew.
Ibrew2or3 (6436) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Blazer06. It pours deep gold with of white head. The aroma is nice and hoppy with spicy hops and sweet citrus hoppy cotton candy. The taste is similar with sharp spicy hops and modest citrus hop grapefruit like bitterness heading right into the finish. It ends a bit dry with the hop bitterness doing the job of drying it out.
SpringsLicker (3035) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep gold body that throws up a large, long-lasting mostly white head. Soft hop aroma, some bisquity malts are there if you look carefully for them.
The flavor is over the top bitterness sent on a dry bitter palate.
Needs just a touch more malt sweetness to balance this out.