ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - AUG 8, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is a very hazy orange/amber with a creamy white head. Aroma of intense pine/citrus hops, some rich/toasted caramel malts. Excellent IIPA aroma, in my book (could only imagine this when fresh). Taste is more of the same, sticky mouthfeel and lingering hop finish. Slightly warming, but not bad at 10.5% Another great offering from Mikkeller.
Ratman197 (10216) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured a cloudy golden amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of pine, biscuit, grapefruit, orange zest and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, grapefruit, pine, light orange zest and a hint of earthines with a crisp drey lingering biter grapefruit finish.
bluevegie (3059) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one went down alright, didn’t realise it was over 10 percent till I had finished it, all the characteristics of what a DIPA supposed to be, well hopped but very drinkable.
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 29, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle split with mcberko. Pours a cloudy deep orange/red with a lasting small white head. Aroma of caramel, tropical fruits, citrus, some pine in there too. Flavour is of sweet caramel initially, then the bitterness of the hops kick in and escalate to a beautifully bitter finish. Some woody, resinous notes and citrus fruits in there too. Full bodied and complex. Well balanced but still very hoppy. Beautiful.
mcberko (7234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2011 12 oz. bottle, split with Matts_Property, pours a cloudy peachy orange with a white head. Aroma is insanely hoppy, with truckloads of citrus hops, some tropical fruits (peach, mango), loads of grapefruit, with not much malt backing to be detected. Flavour begins caramely and fruity, even sweet at the beginning, then the mountains of hops pummel through and completely coat your palate, leaving an uncompromising hop destruction of your palate. Excellent.
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2oz bottle. Poured a cloudy golden color with a smaller sized head. Aromas of citrus, floral and a little toasty. Tastes of citrus, caramel, pine, and some tropical fruits. Medium alcohol burn in the finish.
jcwattsrugger (11227) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small Gathering @my place-12oz bottle-thanks jtclockwork-pours an off white head and hazy yellow color. Aroma is citrus zest, secondary light/medium malt. Taste is citrus zest, secondary light/medium malt-caramel.
jtclockwork (8945) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at John’s house. Pours apricot. White head. Nose and taste of pineapple, citrus, hops and caramel malt. Medium body. Well balanced. Dryish light citrus rind finish. Moderate bitterness.
Maris (1023) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 330ml bottle on 14/7/2011. Pours a cloudy dark orange with a small head which dissipates quickly. Has a strong aroma of caramel malt, musk and fruity hops. This one tastes big, just as you’d expect for something that’s 10.5%. It begins with a big caramel sweetness, along with pronounced orange and peach flavours. The hops are massive, with a dry, grapefruity bitterness that lingers in the mouth. The sweet/bitter contrast is quite extreme here. The alcohol present makes it more of a sipper than a quaffer. Yet a another fine crazy brew from Mikkeller.
drpimento (2294) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 12, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Whoaaa! What a beer! I let it warm up a bit out of the fridge. It poured with a huge, foamy, frothy, sudsy, cream colored head that mostly settled down and lots of clingy lace. Color is a cloudy medium amber with plenty of bubble trails. Aroma is a heady whiff of very fresh poetent hops, malt, fruits, caramel, and a faint fleeting hint of solvent. Flavor is much the same. Great body and carbonation. Finish is very long and like flavor. Too rich and strong (although no sense of alcohol) to be a session.