hopscotch (8362) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle… Lightly hazy amber ale with a huge, fluffy, off-white head. Great retention. The aroma presents toffee and biscuit malts mingling with dank, spicy, hops. Medium-bodied with tickling carbonation. Medium to heavy spicy, herbal bitterness bears down on moderate biscuit sweetness. Finishes bitter and dry.
Mallucci (32) - ITALY - FEB 23, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2010 Un’altro capolavoro del sign.Mikkeller!!!
6,9% colore rossiccio ambrato , dall’aroma molto forte erbaceo ...
Un amaro al palato che non ti va diretto alla gola ma ti rimane sparso per tutta la bocca per vari minuti dal primo sorso...schiuma colore Panna molto densa quasi sembrasse un cono gelato... ;-)
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a cloudy amber with a frothy shaving foam style off-white head leaving lots of lacework. Lovely and intense hop aroma - peach and citrus. Rich and luscious body with lots of fruit and caramel but it’s all just a platform for the crispy and dusty Tomahawk hops that leave a massive bitterness. A juicy IPA. 220210
LilBeerDoctor (3204) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with a super thick, foamy head. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, hop oils, garlicky hops, and rich caramel malt. Flavor of rich caramel malt, hop oils, and a bitter hops finish. Very tasty and uber drinkable. Another winner from the Mikkeller single hop series.
Bragesnak (5027) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From Voldby, DK.
Amber with white head. Aroma of spices. Flavor is malt with citrus and spices
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 14, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
20100214 11.2 oz bottle from State Line. Hazy orange color with crazy, fluffy, defiantly sturdy beige head of clumping, sticky, glorious froth. At first I’m blown away by the aroma, brisk, pithy tangelo, french bread, mild sulfur, but after a few sips the lingering and retronasal hoppiness detract from the overall aromatic experience, overwhelming it to a sadly muted state. Still nice, but a shame because the aroma was so intense and so beautiful. Palate is stark, intensely dry following an initial tease of citrus salad sweetness. Basically akin to trying to eat a tangelo, unpeeled. Unfortunately this beer, which starts out with such promise, becomes tiresome, a challenge just to work through the small bottle. That’s a shame because I really like it, otherwise. I think this single hop project has been incredibly successful, and I have enjoyed considering the effects of the various hops across the range.
Ughsmash (6909) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, BB 11/4/11. Poured hazy medium orange with a creamy, thick cap of beige head.. set up very well. The aroma picked up juicy orange, pineapple, and spicy pine notes over soft pale malts.. again very juicy overall and entirely enticing. The flavor didn’t hold up as well.. fruity and pale malts at the core along with significant stale oxidation notes.. orange, pine, and floral bitterness around, but not nearly as juicy as the nose. Medium-bodied and well-carbonated on the palate.. OK components, but it seemed a bit stale.. aiight overall.
mjs (3994) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught at Kaisla, Helsinki) Poured amber and hazy with medium sized and white head. Very hoppy aroma contained grass and pine. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were lot and lot of hops, more hops, grass, pine, malts and quite strong bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy and bitter. A bit musty brew.
SSSteve (3550) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 12, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. slightly hazy orange under a huge fluffy white head. a bit of mandarin and pineapple in aroma. flavor is quite bitter and a little tonic water-ish with tropical pineapple like notes. occasional hints of spruce sprigs. light body. missing some malt sweetness for balance. not my favorite single hop.
smith4498 (2788) - Miami, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cloudy orangish color with big off white head. Citrus aroma of grapefruit and lemon. Flavor is bitter grapefruit rind and biscuit malts. It leave a strange, kind of unpleasant aftertaste. Medium body with average carbonation. Tomahawk hops by themselves just doesn’t do it for me.