Ferris (1868) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Huge pine hop aroma with malts peeking through. Muddy orange with a thick rich head. Starts sweet and goes straight into a hop bitterness and then ends sweet again. Piney, orange pith with malts and the slightest alcohol tinge at the end. Oily and thick on the palate. Pretty good but nothing exceptional.
JLLSU (238) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle----> tulip. Pours a cloudy gold with minimal head and lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel and alcohol. Taste is candied apricot, and mild pine and sweet alcohol.. Nice palate with plenty of carbonation. Tastes like a typical midwest IPA (Founders Centennial to be specific) .
RumRunner101 (643) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy, apricot colour beneath a thick white head. Strong, concentrated aroma with grapefruit, lychee, apricot. Full bodied, with an interesting pulpy-like mouth feel. Quite bitter with a touch of apricot up front and the finish is lingering grapefruit. Actually, it tastes a lot like pulpy grapefruit juice. Alcohol is not noticeable. I like it.
BeerandBlues2 (9003) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium-long retention with good lacing. Aroma is fragrant pine, resin, citrus, and herbal hops with biscuit and cracker malt and tropical fruity esters. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, pineapple and tropical fruits with light malt and a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation.
ACD (564) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Pours hazy orange with thin white head; decent amount of lacing. Aroma is caramel, orange, grapefruit, slight resinous pine - big hop hit, but not quite as zingy and in-your-face as I’d like. Note of booze on the nose too. Taste is much the same with a somewhat sticky caramel malt hit balancing out the aggressive orange/grapefruit/citric hopping; plenty of sweet tangerine stuff going on, before a brief hit of pine, and then a lengthier hit of booze - pretty warming as it goes down. Lingering mouthcoating resiny bitterness (yep, it is an "overall" coating!). I do love a good powerful IIPA, but the booze notes and the heavy sweetness in this are a bit distracting from what it should be about - hops hops and more hops. Still a pretty exciting beer though, enjoyed it.
Patrik (188) - - OCT 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice Mikkeller. Nice carbonated. Lots of hopp. Nicely balanced beer. Yes hopfully Mikkeller will brew more of this kind.
toffeeslot (118) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge aroma of hops and caramel. Pours a deep toffee amber with off white foam head.
Taste is what a IIPA should be - malt, toffee, caramel, dark fruits....but then giving way to floral, zest hop tastes. Alcohol taste of course.
garth_86 (221) - EDMONTON, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very cloudy orange. Aroma is a sweetness, grapefruit, and some pine. Taste is similar. Starts with a nice malt then the massive amount of hops.
lusikka (5175) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. Rated on 14.10.2012.
Pours a hazy murky orange colour with a small head. Aroma of piney hops, caramel and exotic fruitiness. Flavour of strong caramel malts, exotic fruits such as kiwi and floral piney hops. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and high carbonation. Great bitterness paired with the exotic fruitiness, but overall (sic) this is a bit too rough.
haukur (1164) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - OCT 13, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
lost my notes on this one. Floral and spicy aroma, obvious Simcoe. Sticky palate with a bitter finish.