brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - DEC 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2013 Have had plenty of times, but have never reviewed it. Pours a hazy sunset orange color with a finger length head that goes away quickly. All their double ipas look the same, but that’s not a bad thing. Nice carbonation coming off the glass. Smells of resinous pine, fresh cut grass, apricot, little sweetness, breadiness quality to it, little orange. Very dry. Interesting smell. Taste starts with a smack in the face of abrasive bitterness. Get some apricot, orange, tons of grapefruit, pine, some grass in the front. Then the breadiness from the malts kick in in the middle and somewhat cut the bitterness. The sweetness from the dextrose sugar also comes in and somewhat balances it. Then on the back end, just loads of more abrasive bitterness, but accompanied with flavors of grapefruit, apricot, mango, pine, some grass, some floral notes as well. The sweetness lingers through the back end. The carbonation does wonders for this beer to at least try to clean the palate from the resinous hop qualities. Very dry finish. No detection of the 9% alcohol content, which has never been a problem for them. High medium body with a creamy and oily texture from the hop oils. If you are a hop head, you will love this beer. Very intense, yet complex.
Cousin_Larry (617) - - JUL 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Picked up a 22 oz bottle at 3 Floyds Brew Pub. Good piney, slightly buttery flavor.
fombe89 (629) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUN 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella . @Señor Lúpulo. Despacho de cervezas, Frikicata Gijón 27/06/2015.
Color amarillo, aroma frutal, sabor frutal, dulce,cítrico. cuerpo medio.
mvp (178) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 22 oz. bottle into snifter. Yellowish copper color with a frothy white head. Piney aroma which is awesome. Great initial flavor with a good balance of hops. The texture wasn’t what I hoped for but overall a great beer.
GenDV138 (3367) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Trade from a friend, thanks Daniel! Slightly hazy golden yellow with 1-2 fingers of off-white head. Aromas of floral notes, citrus, light caramel, pine. Tastes of grapefruit citrus, pine/resin, floral notes, some tropical fruit. Medium body with a semi-dry and slightly warm finish. Juicy mouthfeel. Mostly hidden alcohol. Very tasty!
Dorkenstein (119) - - JUN 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is very grapefruit forward with a slight touch of sweet orange. A more candied orange aroma is present as the beer warms. Taste is very bitter grapefruit juice and pine needles. Like the aroma, sweet corn malts and candied orange flavored become pronounced as the beer warms.
teorn88 (3599) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz from Mikkeller shop. It pours a rich golden color with a large white head. Aroma is quite sweet and bold with big tropical fruit, light alcohol, dates figs and caramelised orange peel. Taste is again big blog juicy tropical fruit salad hops, dank, caramel, citrus, alcohol, dried fruit. Full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, very bold lacks some balance, but as per style. Good nonetheless
rouhlas (1161) - GREECE - JUN 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From old notes. From tap at Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen. Light hazy golden orange color with white to off white head. Aroma is heavy hoppy and malty, pine, citrus fruits, caramel. Sweet and heavy bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
bnokk (276) - Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
APPEARANCE - hazy, golden dark yellow with strong white head hat sticks around a long time.
NOSE - super boquet of tropical fruits! And it gives way to a piney resinous scent. Six months old in the bottle and the boquet is still amazing!
FLAVOR - all resiny hoppy flavor. Slight malty sweetness at the very end.
madelfonatree (114) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Look - Bright, light yet cloudy copper. Lots of head. Medium bubble size. Not a lot of lacing in my cup.
Smell - Malt. Floral. Citrus. Pine.
Taste - Orange icecream. Malt. Pine and bitter. Grapefruit.
Feel - No carbonation overload. Bitter on tongue but well masked. Creamy and medium.
Overall - It is bitter but not too bitter. It is sweet but not too sweet. I keep saying I need to have a side by side taste test but I still say Cimmerian is the best.
Cuso (5987) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Mikkeller web shop. Unclear orange golden color with medium white head. Oranges, tangerine zest, malt in aroma. Taste, malt, honey, Tropical fruits, tangerines, zest, alcohol in aroma. Very good.