Ferris (2041) - 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 (677) - 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.
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.
Patrik (216) - - 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.
Theydon_Bois (7005) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell - 29/11/12.
Pours a hazed mid amber wih a thin off white head.
Nose is bitter hops, caramel malt, toffee, light whiff of chlorene, pine, burnt tones.
Taste comprises soured and bitter grapefruit, sweet caramelised sugars, light dungyness, touch of booze.
Fuller end of medium bodied with a little too much spritz in the carbonation for my liking.
Drinkable a strange mix of sweet and sour, but not really my bag!
alexsdad06 (4545) - Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a hazy golden orange with a medium sized creamy off white head. The aroma has sweet malts, floral and citrus hops, earthy, mild spiciness. The flavor has sweet malts and ample fruity notes, light citrus, hint of peppery spiciness, caramel with a dry bitterness to the finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9100) - 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 (580) - 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.
madmitch76 (13397) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
25th April 2011
Hazy orange beer, tiny white head. Creamy orange nose. Light dry palate. Fresh orange and a little mango. Strong aniseed alcohol. A little cream. Overall a pleasant orange - cream IPA but the alcohol is quite obvious. Dry finish.