GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - DEC 4, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours apricot w/ a solid two finger frothworth. Good head retention receding slowly to reveal a full spattered canopy. Aromas of crispy citrus rind w/ mild biscuiting. Medium nectar w/ good carbonation resulting in a cotton like texture. Balance is of the essence and this brew has it. Crispy, crunchy, chewy hop flowers dominate a perfect malt backbone. The brew flares up on the palate and you almost have to eat it to get it down. The finish is bittered well w/ a heavy citrus rind component. This is a well made IPA thats true to it’s style. Not too malty or grapefuity and gladly not in the least bit sweet. They were going for an American style and they hit the nail on the head. Highly recommended.
Blom (809) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2009 Amber with a huge head. Citric aroma with notes of pine, grass and oranges. The flavour is bitter: lime, grape and citrus, but contrasted with caramel. Hoppy fireworks toward the ending. Close to perfection. And on tap it’s even better!
stetzel (22) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2008
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
wow!do these guys do anything that sucks?the ansewer would be no.the aroma was alittle more subtle than an american ipa,the flavor was very balanced nice malt to back up the hops.the best thing was the palate smooth,and velvet.
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2008
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
RateBeer Rating, Style and Glass: 94, IPA, Shaker, tulip
ABV, Volume & Calories: 7 % in 16.9 fl oz. estimated at 300 C
Purchased at: Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ, for $9.19
Aroma: sweet, moldy, musky, basement, pine, citrus. 8 out of 10.
Visuals: hazy, sandblasted bronze, thin white head, lightly laced. 4 out of 5.
Taste: barley, specialty grains, hops, water, craft. 10 out of 10.
Palate: loose, juicy, long dark bitter finish. 5 out of 5.
Overall: deeper and darker than the average IPA. I’d seek it out. It’s great. It’s a favorite IPA for a devoted hophead. It is masterfully crafted. 19 out of 20.
Posted in IPA, Mikkeller, shaker, tulip
Tags: barley, basement, citrus, craft, hazy, hops, juicy, lightly laced, long dark bitter finish, loose, moldy, musky, pine, sandblasted bronze, specialty grains, sweet, thin white head, water
KnutAlbert (5545) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Takeway bottle bought at plan b, Copenhagen. The hops are jumping up when you open the bottle, and they kick when you take the first sip. Grapefruit and pine aroma. And the finish clings to your tongue. More of this please!
robinvboyer (2758) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
rating #900!!! Dark amber, a very nice color for a good IPA. Nice frothy head, a nice sticky lacing. Outstanding hops aroma. Loads of citrus, grapefruit, oranges, lemons, and limes. There is also some really nice piney resin notes. The aroma is so crisp, and clean, with that great pine ending. The flavour is again, very very hoppy, but the caramel malt really comes through, and brings it alll together. The finish is obviously quite bitter, but its a nie bitterness. This is easily one of the best highly hopped IPAs that is still very well balanced.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - SEP 16, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2011
2011-06-02, bottle, bb 06xx10, 7-4-7-4-15=37
Cloudy amber color; small creamy head. Having lost all the freshness, it’s still a good beer with fudge aroma and toffee flavor, good body and mouthfeel, strong bitterness, some hop oils and hop resins, light liquorice too in the end, also salty, and no unpleasant trait, even after a few years.
2008-08-14, bottle, 8-5-8-5-17=43
Hazy copper color, generous head, thick. Powerful yet balanced hop aroma, fruity, creamy and a bit resiny. Very good toffee flavor, even if drier than I would like, with a powerful hopping. The bitterness is a crescendo, from the beginning where it balances the toffee, till the end where it reigns, with good hop oils and some resins, living within a dry mouthfeel. The bitterness in the long run brings to mind some roasted nuts. Excellent.
2008-05-10, draught at Plan B, Copenhagen, 7-5-8-5-16=41
Copper color. Maybe also because of the disappointment today with other beers, I have to acknoledge that this beer is very well brewed. Nice hop aroma (earthy, fruity and resiny); good dry caramel flavor and strong hopping; and let’s use good hops!
2006-05-20, draught at Copenhagen Beerfestival 2006, 9-5-8-5-17=44
Cloudy amber color. Deep aroma, hoppy, fruity, resiny. Medium body strength, full malt flavor, extremely bitter, resiny. Will be even better with some aging, but it’s so nice to taste it fresh from the keg..
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
serious bitterness, and a seriously good ipa. Substantial shaving cream head, golden orange color, with a fine pine aroma. Hops come off way spicier than I was expecting looking at the hop bill. Regardless, there is a lot of spicyness in the hops, grapefruit bitterness at the end that lingers for a while. Extremely well done.
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vibrantly gold. Very nice mouthfeel: soft, rich, appropriately carbonated. Wonderful flavors and aromas from start to finish. Malts had elements of freshly baked bread, yeasty dough, sugary caramel and faint honey. Hops were bright with pine, flowers, earth and citrus (grapefruit, tangerine, lemon). Some heat in the back of the throat melded well with a grassy bitterness. Bold yet pleasant. Overall, I really enjoyed this IPA.
FishManLA (337) - Abita Springs, Louisiana, USA - MAY 24, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mikkeller says they’re trying to pay homage to American microbrewed IPA’s.
...Bullseye... This beer definitely evokes comparisons to the best American Ales like those from Rogue, Bear Republic, and my personal biased favorite (since I could throw a rock from my back yard to this brewery), Abita. Pours a bronze color with a medium sized fairly persistent off white head that leaves even lacy lacing. Potent floral nose with notes of yeast. Hoppy flavor with lacings of wood, citrus, caramel, and sweet malts. Woody, hoppy finish.