TheGrandMaster (2334) - 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 (4734) - 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 (15065) - 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 (2890) - 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
jc4031 (129) - Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
a very hazy burnt orange color with loads of hops and citrus aromas sweet yet well balanced and bitter at the end this is a GREAT double ipa
bhensonb (12134) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours hazy peach with a transient creamy off-white head. Aroma is almost slightly old cat pee- but lets call it over-heated citrus. Flavor is floral, cooked light stone fruit, and citrus. It is nicely bitter and extremely pleasing.
marcus (7296) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours cloudy blonde with a modest off-white head and a funky fruit aroma. There is a slightlly sour caramel malt flavor with a lot of fruitiness and a bitter finish. A very nice version of DIPA.
GMCC2181 (1552) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JUN 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle picked up at StateLine.... Poured into a snifter... cloudy orange color. Taste good! Kind of a fruity DIPA.... Citrus,mango, pineapple, light pine notes, grass, musty. On the sweet side. Lots of stuff going on here. Very enjoyable. Texture is on the heavier/thicker side. Alcohol isnt noticable but it warmed me up quickly. Overall: Overall is a good DIPA from my favorite euro brewery! (I am biased... love mikkeller brews!) Another thanks to matt from stateline for picking this out!
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The pour is a murky, orangey, honey color with an off-white, creamy, fluffy, full head which is mostly lasting and leaves soapy lace. The nose is very nice with loads of citrus and other fruit (passion fruit, ruby red grapefruit, peach), rustic, floral, and some resins. The flavor is similar peach, passion fruit, tangerine, more rustic, still floral, slight spice, slight undertones of dry caramel, and a nearly high bitterness. The palate is nearly full, nearly lively, velvety, and oily. The beer finishes very long with a bit of spicy warmth, drying slightly, and notes of resin, floral, dry caramel, and tangerine. Not sure why this has so many low ratings? The hopping was aggressive but never over-the-top or overdone. The citrus and fruit was incredible, and the malts were subtle but complemented the hop flavors well. The warmth seemed misplaced at first but actually added another complementary aspect with the spicy nature. Pretty much what I have come to expect from Mikkeller.
dmac (4545) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 oz bottle from EZ. Poured an ugly milky hazy straw body underneath a large foamy off white head. Aroma started off with a burst of yellow grapefruit and some underlying caramel, after awhile tropical fruits and pineapple began to emerge along with toffee, bread and some alcohol. Body is fuller and dry with a touch of warning from the alcohol and soft carbonation. Flavor of citrus rind, dry hops, cereal grains, alcohol and some dried out caramel and toffee. Pretty solid but not worth the big price tag that Mikkeller beers get.