Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 13, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Upon the pour from the 500ml bottle, it appears a slightly hazy amber with a two-fingered creamy white head that fades leaving a complete blanket of lace upon the glass. Nose has a delicious hop floral aroma, followed quickly by the sweet malt, crisp and clean, mouthwatering. Start has a delectable malt presence, hop bitter at the back, somewhat sweet with the top moderate in feel. Finish has a persistent acidity, the hops powerful and spicy, aftertaste is bone dry and the hops stick to the palate, quite a refreshing beer.
muzzlehatch (4459) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Un-Muzzling Olde Muzzlehatch Ratings, #6. 500 ml bottle from sum likker stoer in Vermont, sampled on Nov 25 2008 in a now-departed or lost Allagash glass (sniff) while reading the 5th Harry Potter book on my porch in the cold. A massive, creamy - whipped cream, almost - head lasts and lasts, leaving fine irregular lacing atop a lightly oily, translucent amber/brass body... a bright, ripe-fruity aroma, apples and cherries amidst resinous hops, perhaps a bit too sugary-caramelly but still solid...sweet, lightly oxidized body, a bit too syrupy and full for my taste but very drinkable and strong-flavored, a bit of cigarette ash near the finish is surprisingly not unpleasing, hop oiliness dominates at the end but the final touch of bitterness is subdued...perhaps slightly undercarbonated given the oiliness; I feel that perhaps this bottle was just a bit older than it should have been. Solid despite the faults in any case.
MarcoDL (3858) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange colour. Aroma of citrus, peach and malt. Nice taste of candi, peach, malt, grassy bitter and caramel. Strange sweet ipa.
Excalibur123 (346) - Soria, SPAIN - JUL 15, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Presenta ámbar oscuro con abundante cabeza de espuma de burbuja grande y aspecto jabonoso, ofreciendo buena retención en copa; aromas a fruta tropical, piña, papaya y maracuyá, licor, caramelo y azúcar Candy, en boca entrada potente maltosa y bastante amarga, notas herbales y a resina, largo pos gusto maltoso y con final amargo, cuerpo medio pleno y carbónico justo, cerveza balanceada hacia el lúpulo, con final ligeramente astringente.
Echon (327) - Århus, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber. Rich and spicy hop profile, which complements the malty caramel very well. Moderately sweet taste, somewhat pungent (chinook’s signature), and quite bitter. Overall, a very good IPA. It has the right malt character and sweetness to balance the hops, and it much better than the recent fruity-and-no-bitterness trend.
Japalo (1769) - DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@guren. Amber Two finger foam. Grapefruit piney. Dry moderate bitter. Fine lingering bitter finish. Good.
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ClubGonzo (5358) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours a slightly hazy light amber body with a medium creamy off-white head. Nose is rose water, peaches, apricot, soapy herbs and hints of caramel, pine and resin. Taste is pine, caramel, red fruits, resin and hints of bitter herbs, red berries and grapefruits. 6 Medium body and carbonation. A decent, pretty straight-forward American IPA from Mikkeller, with no big surprises.
Csekito92 (6) - Debrecen, HUNGARY - JUN 16, 2016 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle ordered from Csakajosor.
Served straight from the fridge in a 0,5 l IPA glass.
Look: Murky amber, deep orange colour, nice head with decent retention, lacing is fine
Smell: notes of resin, pine, orange, interesting malt character in the background
Taste: does follow the smell in my opinion, balanced with a weird malt sweetness, but it is okay
Feel: medium body, sweet aftertaste accompanied by a bitterness boom, i like this balance but it is only my point, active carbonation
Overall: it is worth trying, i am keen on this experimental approach of Mikkeller. I will try the single hop batches in order to be able to improve my hop detection. Nice brew.
themightyjag (413) - - JUN 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml can from Brewdog shop.
Big off white head, nice lacing. Slightly hazy amber body. Nose is pine, caramel, orange. Flavour is citrus, caramel, metallic, grass, pine, good bitter aftertaste. Medium carbonation, mouthfeel is fairly chewy and sticky. The bitterness really lingers, a proper US style IPA.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4327) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Stateside ipa pint at the Mikkeller pop in Kyoto. The opaque reddish brown has a big fruity-floral aroma of bitting caramel and herbs. The taste is herbal spicing butting heads with fruits.
KyotoLefty (9021) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Before 9. Deep brown-orange, cloudy, high head. Nose of caramel, pine, oranges, peaches. Lots of caramunich coming through. Very old school, piny caramel. Nice enough though.