bth122 (1268) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Torpedo bottle. Thx Mike. Slightly hazy dark golden color. Generous head that stays. Aroma of tropical fruits and fresh hops. Some mango taste with pineapple notes and caramel backbone. Creamy texture. Smooth bitter finish. Very nice.
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Yozora (38) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from Mikkeller webshop. Pours a clear amber with a big, white head that leaves a nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is grapefruit, pine, mango, caramel malt, citrus, peach, boozy and sweet. Taste is mango, peach, citrus, pine, caramel. Perfect balance between malt and hops, the caramel, bready malty backbone balanced up by the hop bitterness. Was a harsh bitterness 30 mins out of the fridge but as it warmed up it mellowed out and sits in a perfect balance. Medium to full bodied. This is truly a well done DIPA.
cards04 (1765) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
So this is unbelievable. Totally worth the hype. Haven’t had too many ipas that are so high in alcohol and so smooth. Aromas are pine, tropical fruit. Flavors are mango, dank pine. Sour tropical fruit finish. Unreal.
biirusaikou (679) - - AUG 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Peach, pineapple, sweet grapefruit, lovely bready malt backbone. Another awesome fruity hop-bomb from this outstanding brewery, dangerously high drinkability :)
Saeglopur (331) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - AUG 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.65 l bottle from Mikkeller Webshop. Dark golden to amber, slightly hazy body, with a medium, creamy, rocky, slightly beige head, that leaves a lot of lacing. Amazing aroma, resin, grapefruit, tropical fruits, honey and caramel like malts and the pine notes are as specific as a walk in a pine forest with needles on the ground! Taste follows this exactly. Mouthfeel is medium, slick, with a medium carbonation and it finishes long, bitter, dry, slightly alcoholic, but still smooth, with pine, resin and lemon zest. Propably the most interesting and specific pine aromas in an IPA I’ve experienced so far! And still there is a lot more, complex fruit notes and a perfect malt backbone, all in an amazing balance! Indeed a world class DIPA, that deserves the hype.
Xavalias (154) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap from Mikkeller Bar @ Viktoriagade, CPH, DK. Hazy orange in colour. Aroma of malts and loads of hops, long bitter sweet finish.
jerd16 (194) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strapping bouquet; burst out upon popping the cap. Pours amber with thick but small white head. Buckets of grapefruit, tropical fruit, orange. Stock sweet-caramel malt competes admirably. Nothing unusual but phenomenally strong and certainly inviting. The taste is more malt driven (perhaps due to bottle being 10 weeks old). Caramel, toffee and a little honey lead the way. Some light hop presence in middle palate. Sweet tropical fruit before a moderate fruity-hop bitterness. Notably smooth and bereft of any alcohol presence. Complexity and balance are not priorities. But for a malt-driven bold DIPA, its phenomenal.
Yorker (1196) - Herning, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
65 cl bottle @ home. Pours clear amber with a white head that leaves quite a bit of lacing. Aroma and flavour are citrus, pine, resin, and caramel - with a bitter finish. Expensive shit, but worth every penny!
RichTheVillan (2921) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Mikkeller online shop; hazy light orange pour with a frothy off white head, aroma has big tropical hop, orange and a hint of pine, taste has grapefruit, mango, citrus, some sweet caramel, pine needles, sharp bitterness, creamy mouthfeel, excellent DIPA.
dojken (213) - - AUG 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fat. Fin trevlig doft med mycket fina aromer. Smaken tung kraftig smak av torkad frukt. Behaglig beska smyger sig in i din mun.