Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Robe ambrée légèrement voilée surmontée d’une mince mousse blanche. Arômes d’agrumes et de houblon aromatique. Saveurs de caramel, d’agrumes et de houblon aromatique.
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Creamy white head with a hazy, red brown body. A nice bitterness from hops, but not too much. Slightly sweet. Grapefruit.
diabel (1643) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JUN 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks to Jeppe for bringing this to Belgium
Clear, amber body. Off-white, frothy head. Nose of american hops, elderberry, flowers, ... Heavily bitter, lightly sweet flavour. Ok complexity and very well balanced. Not as bitter as other Mikkeller brews. Very nice, but not great.
cgarvieuk (18514) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Btl at home, Slightly hazy light ruby colour ... lots of grapfruit hom in aroma ... very juicy hop resins quite fruit, interesting touch of raspberry.
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to bierkonig, lucky gareths party shack ipa party spinner. Aroma is caramel malt base, floural and jitruc. Taste is fruity, poeachy, bitter and again floural in the finish. I think id stirred the yeast up too much with this one.
Boutip (5347) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a deep cloudy amber color ale with a huge foamy head with great retention and good lacing. Aroma of floral hops is quite intense and enjoyable with some piney and citrusy notes. Taste is dominated by bitter and citrus hops with some clear piney notes as well as some great caramel malt to sustain all those hops. Body is full with some great carbonation. Probably one of the best west coast IPA outside of the West coast.
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured an amber-gold. Incredibly floral hop aroma, with some light caramel and...cedar? Tastes sweet and flowery, with some burnt caramel, bitter lingering cedar, and flowers. There’s a bit of a wood aftertaste. This is one of the most unique hop characteristics I’ve ever experienced in a beer.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy glowing dirty dark-orange body topped by a small but long-lasting beige head. Large amount of juicy foresty hops swim over some sweet juicy caramel. The malt profile has this rye edge to it. Very well malted full body and I find that the malt profile has a rye edge to it. Some unfocussed fruity flavours in the back with a pleasant yeast presence. Juicy bitterness of medium intensity. Not the most complex IIPA but man is it effective! Not called Stateside for no reason, this beer is very American-inspired indeed. Knowing that Danes drink that beer is the greatest example of the American influence reach next to a Dane fat-ass eating at McDonald’s.
rederic (3228) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy muddy amber-orangeish hue, with a thick beige head, leaving laces, nice piney hop nose, with a resiny, oily, juicy hop accent, with some coniferous, and faint cedary notes, hint of orange peel fruitiness, with some toasted malts in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a nice toasted malt coming first, with a good flowery hop character, with some piney, grassy, citrus floral hop bitterness, with a fruity peachy note, a subtle mintiness, leading towards a well hoppy finish.
egajdzis (5695) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a hazy amber color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of tropical fruit pear, pine, and floral hops, with a bit of toffee as well. Taste of pine, caramel malts, nuts, citrus, and grapefruit bitterness in the finish.