_angst_ (4500) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Mikkeller Bar. Pours incredibly murky yellow/beige with a thin offwhite head that doesnít leave any trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is grassy and slightly fruity with white bread, freshly cut grass, pine needles, unripe mango, star fruit, resin, orange zest and lemon zest. Taste is very bitter and grassy with white bread, tons of grass, pine needles, grape skins, unripe mango, brewers yeast, grapefruit rinds and lemon peal. Mouthfeel is very astringent and medium bodied. Finish is bitter and tiny fruity with white bread, brewers yeast, freshly cut grass, pine needles, grapefruit rinds and lemon peal. Tastes like my French press dry-hopping experiments. Considering the looks if the beer Iím not sure this is right. I suspect the transport to Denmark has shaken this around quite a bit. If Iím lucky I get to try this again at some point.
Re-rate! A few hours later the keg has cleared up. Happy it did... Tasty grass/pine/mango forward IPA. People rating this at the Meet the Brewer event at the Mikkeller Bar should note that any rating before 3.30 PM isnít even close to what this beers supposed to be.
djd07 (10018) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler thanks to Phil. Pours a hazy yellow with small frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is strong tropical fruit and mango. Medium mouthfeel with strong mango juice and simcoe with light dryness. Very good.
orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served on-tap at the pub.
A - Pours super hazy golden yellow with a nice one finger tall white head, slowly dissipating down to a light film, leaving sticky rings of lace on the sides of the glass.
S - Smells of strong Simcoe hops, bit of pine resin, lots of mango pulp and pale malts and grain.
T - Starts off with a beautiful mix of mango juice and sticky Simcoe hops slowly being joined by the pine sap, pale malt and chewy wheat. Finish is a little chewy with a good amount of fruity bitterness, lingering long after the finish.
M - Light body with moderate carbonation. Fruity, resinous feel with a bit of grain backing it up. No booze is present.
O - This has always been one of their best beers and this batch is no different, it just has never been as good as everyone makes it seem. Worth seeking out but letís not go overboard.
MikeLuke23 (83) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler pour. It appeared that there was some fruit/yeast/hops had settled in the bottom of the growler. First pour was no where the same as the last pour. First pour had some butterscotch and fresh hops in the flavor and aroma. The mango became more prevalent as the bottom of the growler was reached. Pretty cool experience. good beer, I would rather just drink this on tap at Tired Hands.
jtclockwork (14931) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler. Pours cloudy grapefruit gold. White head. Nose and taste of mango, tropical fruit, orange peel, light resin and light malt. Lighter medium body.
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler, poured a hazy apricot, no head, fine bubbles
Smell and taste of mango, hops, stone fruit. Ridiculously crushable
vtafro (6666) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Golden hazy pour white head. Mango, citrus and clean grassy hop flavors. Mango and citrus hop aromas come through on the nose.
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours beautifully thick like a mango juice in Costa Rica with a decent creamy white head. Gentle mango in the nose, then refreshing citrus and orange to accompany it nicely. There are big mango and juicy citrus Simcoe hop notes on a zesty full body. Well done.
egajdzis (6105) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, tropical fruits, mango, toast, and citrus. Taste of citrus, mango, tropical fruits, and lighter bitterness in the finish.
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 32 oz. growler, big thanks to Galen and Abi for bringing this back! Cloudy peach colored pour with a pretty white frothy head. Nose and flavor packs gorgeous mango flavor, peach, apricot, soft citric bitterness, hints of earthy yeast and fruit skin tang. Clean, not astringent even slightly. Absolutely lovely.