Sobchak (131) - Skagen, - JUN 6, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle.- Hazy orange/brown colour. Very potent hoppy nose. The taste is, offcourse very hoppy,- fruity, piny, bitter notes. I think this beer is good, but not as good as people are raving about, actually a bit dissapointing, but when a "brewery" has been so heavily hyped as Mikkeller have, it is obviously impossible always to live up to the expectations set by a group of, sometimes, pretentious beernerds.
DonKromann (30) - DENMARK - NOV 30, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap. Pours hazy dark golden with a thick white foam. The aroma is grassy. The taste is grassy with pine. A nice hoppy bitterness. Aftertaste is grassy.
rekvium (160) - Odense C, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From tap. Pours hazy amber with a white head. Aroma is quite floral, citrus, pine, resin. Taste has light malts and sweetness, bitter finish, floral, a bit grassy. Enjoyable!
Fashawn (493) - Montesarchio, ITALY - NOV 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is loaded by caramel and followed by citrus hoppiness, maybe an undertones of green, dunk, bitterness. Not a great aroma but reaspnably Clean. Caramel maybe overpowering the test, but that’s it. Deep amber with a Lovely dark white head, persistent. Aroma is what you can aspect Afther the nose : sweet caramel, a little Kick by hop, some citrus notes. Maybe is a fresh beer, not so powerfull but Clean. It’s perfectly balanced by malt sweetness and little hop bitterness, but maybe you can expected other hop notes. Orange zest and tangerine is present, for sue, but the finish is dry. Extremely dry, with an average carbonation. Thin mouthfeel, light to medium body. Good.
Ippopodio (49) - ITALY - NOV 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Di colore ambrato scarico con una buona schiuma bianchissima e persistente, offre al naso il meglio di sé con profumo di agrumi e note di erba fresca. Al palato risulta esile e beverina con un sottile fondo di malto che bilancia la forza dei luppoli. Il bouquet ed il finale Mediamente secco sono il risultato del perfetto equilibrio tra malti pilsner, monaco e caramello con i tipici luppoli americani.
Panzerfaust (680) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - NOV 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle from Gallagher’s Beer World/El Irlandés. Pours an opaque and cloudy tawny color with a medium to big off-white head that diminishes slowly leaving a thin lingering film. Aroma is intensely hoppy, citrusy and pungent. Dominant notes include lime, lemon zest, clean fresh herbs, lemongrass and some peppermint. Nice, it clears your sinuses with a beautiful fragrance. It’s just a bit simple... straight-forward. Taste is quite bitter, but not extreme. Citrusy flavors abound giving nice, refreshing astringency. Almost zero sweetness but I can perceive some malty notes combining with the hops to create hints of pear and orange flavors. Very assertive! The finish and aftertaste are surprisingly mild, though. Medium body, smooth and oily texture. Medium to high, fizzy, carbonation. Sessionable, highly drinkable and very refreshing India Pale Ale.
k92488 (367) - NORWAY - NOV 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
DWF cardinal. Klar gyllen med flott hvit skum. Aroma gress humle sitrus. Smak av malt.
Johnstledger8 (364) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Pours a dark hazy brownish orange with a lasting dense foamy off white head. Aroma of oranges, musky, perfume, caramel. Taste is of oranges, grapefruit, citrus, biscuits, bubblegum. Heavy slick oily mouthfeel, soft to medium carbonation.
UXO (1003) - CANADA - OCT 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: slightly hazy pale amber with two fingers of rocky ivory head, excellent retention and moderate patchy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: citrus, caramel, tropical fruit, dank and earthy. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderately strong bitter. (8/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, lingering bitter finish. (4/5)
Nice. Well-balanced, with lots of starts-with-C hop character trading off against the smooth caramel of the malt base. Despite the high IBU, the bitterness never overwhelms, yet the malt stays where it should be, supporting rather than taking centre stage. I still can’t figure out, though, what black magic Mikkeller wields, to have a two year shelf life for a highly hopped A/IPA - I dunno whether I’m impressed or disturbed. Maybe both? (16/20)
olliejobbins (1525) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from hopduvel. Pours a hazy quite dark amber with sticky off white head. Aroma is fresh hops, resin and line. Lots of citrus too. Medium carbonation. Great citrussy taste. Orange rind, grapefruit. Fruit drops and pine. Long dry bitter finish.
hub66 (287) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 3, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Couleur ambrée; mousse blanc-crème un peu épaisse; arômes et goût malté, fruité (citron, grapefruit) , de résine; bière légèrement douce avec finale bien amère; excellente !