jcwattsrugger (11670) - 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 (11798) - , 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 (1226) - 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 (2637) - 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.
SpringsLicker (3289) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange hazy pour with a small. creamy, white head. Some lacing.
Fresh citrus hop aroma with lots of juicy malt supporting the hops. Some pine resin as well.
The taste goes over your tongue with the juicy malt sweetness going first with the hop bitterness chasing right on the heels of the sweetness. All stays pretty much in balance however.
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Dan’s house. Slightly hazy, yellow orange appearance with an off white head. Huge grapefruit, pineapple hoppy nose. Pretty bitter, floral, grapefruity citrusy hoppy flavor with some booze. Bitter, slightly boozy, grapefruity finish.
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 30, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (picked up in Australia but drunk in NZ). So much grapefruit and toffee, pine and citrus, crisp but creamy. A damn fine example of a IIPA, I’m delighting in the lingering dryness.
thornecb (5019) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy gold into a tulip. Off-white head with little retention recedes to mottle surface. Earthy resin and pear aromas. Sweet caramel and oats upfront turning to hot resin in the dry, lasting finish.
Travlr (17708) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 24, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Churchkey. Murky golden color, white edge head. Aroma of citrus > pine. Taste is grapefruit and pine resins. Incredible body. Nice one.
drjay44 (3089) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330. ml. bottle. Pours a medium, ivory head, with some lacing, over a hazy light amber (SRM 7) body....nose is medium pine, light citrus, toffee/caramel....taste is sweet toffee/caramel to start, then pine, citrus bitterness, with a touch of pineapple arrive to partially balance the sweetness, finishing with a light licorice tone, the bitterness lingers....mouth feel is thick, carbonation low. This is a pretty typical IIPA. It is nicely balanced, has all the aromas and flavors one expects. BJCP 8/3/15/4/7