drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It has glowing, hazy, cloudy orange. This beer is huge on taste and aroma. As soon as you pour this beer a grapefruit and citrus aroma blasts the nostrils. I had this beer a good 5 feet away from me and I could smell it. Overpowering taste of grapefruit. Citrus and pine follow but damn grapefruit dominates in a way that I’ve never quite got from any other IPA. I enjoyed it a lot.
Hammy78 (870) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle purchased at "The Village Beer Merchant" in Buffalo. Pours a hazy/ cloudy orange, huge white head that is quite active, leaves a lot of spiderweb lacing behind. Aroma is super citrus, grapefruit, orange, peach, a bit of hops. Tastes bitter there’s no question about that. The bitterness hit the roof of your mouth even. Tastes sweet as well and soft/ smooth in the mouth and on the tongue. Still some citrus in there, but more like lemon zest. You don’t have to threaten me with a Mikkeller brew, always comes through tasting awesome.
lamas (1443) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 oz. bottle. # on the cap: 7641102. A muddy rust-colored pour with a smallish beige head. A musky aroma featuring plenty of grapefruits, citrus rinds, pine, toffee, caramel, and some herbaceousness. Goes down thick, full-bodied, and creamy. Rich caramel maltiness, toffee, and some spice upfront in the taste. Kinda bready. Hints of cream and honey. Grapefruits and orange juice at the end. The alcohol is well-hidden (aside from a little warmth), but packed a punch by the end.
DeliriumT (384) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The nose is full of citrus and it pours foggy (like any good Mikkeller IPA). Plenty of flavour and surprisingly little bitterness for the alcohol content. But if it’s bitterness you’re after, try the 1000 IBU. Very flavorsome IPA. Keep up the good work Mikkeller.
stefannilssons (1541) - SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Det här var en ytterst behaglig ölupplevelse och smaken, som är väldigt behaglig, präglas främst av blommighet och citrus. Beskan beter sig lite underligt, den börjar lite mjukt och försiktigt men ökar i kraft efterhand och mot slutet blir den skarp och hård. Slutsats: en ypperlig öl.
TheEpeeist (3543) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2 oz bottle. Cloudy olive orange with a big bubbled white head. Nose is musky toffee, grass, citrus and dough. Chalky, resiny, syrupy with a brisk buzz helping to cut through the heavy body. Taste is candi, grapefruit, pineapple, vanilla, pine and maybe some coconut. Huge, over the top IIPA. Might turn off some folks but OK for me.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Date: June 24, 2011
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: muddy orange, creamy off white head, sticky lace
Aroma: sweet cryatal aroma, lots of floral and citrus hops, earthy, sweet peach, light spicyness
Body: creamy body
Flavor: sweet and fruity flavor, light citrus, hint of peppery spicyness, sweet orange candy
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 16/20
Score: ***+ /4
mar (5019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to mora2000. crisp gold pour with a white head. nose is creamy florals, piney, fruity, awesome. great on the palate, light bitterness, tropical fruits, and florals
Ughsmash (7364) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured milky, cloudy golden with a creamy white head. The aroma picked up juicy pine, grapefruit, and floral notes over bready and meaty fruit notes.. warm, peppery, and spicy too.. enjoyed it! The flavor found pale and honeyed malts at the core, with lots of resiny bitterness around and throughout (black pepper and grapefruit led).. lots of tasty residual sugars and pine bitterness on the long, belly-warming finish. Medium-bodied and filling on the palate.. quite bitter overall.. really good stuff!
Sammy (9541) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
There is no denying that this is a big beer from the get go. Some booziness joins the orange hoppy and big malt aromas. Very hazy grapefruit orange colour with bubbling soapy white head. Lots of thick lace. Taste of rich orange, big IBU hop pellets and malt. Well done for a super high IBU. Not something I can drink too often. Thick mouthfeel however palate is numbed. Mashed hop pellet aftertaste.