jgb9348 (6478) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Very hazy, chewy looking, orange coloured body with a light copper glow and a dense, thick tan head. Aroma of potent citrus and piney hops with some honey and perfume in the mix as well - nice and balanced and STRONG. Medium to Full-bodied; Deep fragrant and complex floral and perfumey hop presence which draws you in to deal with the good malt backbone and the lingering sweetness and almost fruity character. Aftertaste shows more of the hops than anything else, but when they are this complex and strong, it’s nice. The alcohol is a bit present on the end, with some lingering potency, but not overly so, especially for this style. Overall, a good imperial ipa, bordering on a normal IPA, but still a bit high in alcohol and in palate with the malt especially. Worth trying it if you can find it, especially if you like Nelson hops! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Olive Tree Market in San Diego, California on 08-February-2011 for US$5.79 sampled at home in Washington on 18-February-2011. Sammy (12760) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2011
The Nelson Sauvin hop was really interesting in the Mikkeller single hop, and it is masterfully used here. First comes the "white wine" taste (and the aromas are lovely grapes) and a good one at that, then in the finish, other hops put the beer into 90 IBU territory, so hops in your face. Nebver harsh, this was an absolute delight and worth seeking out. Above average mouthfeel, a great smooth drinker.
Kudos to my southern neighbour that sent this one. cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2012
copper color, aroma of citrus fruits, caramel, flavor of grapefruit,
tangerine, orange, strong caramel finish, very balanced, very solid DIPA beer-yum (1890) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 11, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2016 Alluring tropical citrus pine aroma in a hazy golden amber pour. Superb hop-malt balance and lovely finish makes this one of my favorite brews of the breed (DIPA). Another winner from KS (just like their Tower 20).
teddybeer (4114) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 9, 2015
Golden color with a white head, good retention and nice lacework. Aroma has notes of citrus, grapefruit, medium maltiness. Flavor has a decent bitterness with good duration. Very fruity, notes of grapefruit, light tangerine and slightly citrus hints, notes of resins and pine as well. Bittery final, very fresh with good duration.
melush (4718) - SPAIN - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle 66cl / Botella 66cl.
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A: Golden / Dorado.
T/S: Hops, fruity, bitter, slightly malty and sweet / Lupulo, afrutado, amargo, ligeramente a malta y dulce. Torrefacto (1756) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 2, 2015
Anaranjado ligeramente turbio con espuma blanca compacta. Aromas de melocotón, albaricoque, menta fresca, pino y fondo de malta. Cuerpo medio-alto maltoso, sabor intenso de fruta naranja, hierba fresca y pino con final de amargor resinoso e intenso agradable. euniceradio (562) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2015
22 bomber to cervoise. Pours cloudy bright orange, big white creamy head. Aroma is grass, earth, mango, pineapple, banana, sweet malts. Taste is trop fruit, lots of cocoa, oak, cherry, bergamot, roasted biscuit malts. Different, but I like it. jc1762 (1609) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2015
Shot glass showing honey gold with no head.
The nose shows a lot of intense pineapple, tangerine and mango.
The palate is medium bodied and moderately carbonated with a moderate intensity of fruit, pine on the mid palate, and a sharp IPA bitterness on the finish. RedSox2004 (1970) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Hazy creamsicle orange with a one-finger bright white head and very nice lace. Aroma is all about the hops - kind of citrusy up front, but more piney after a bit. Same sensation on the palate, though there is a nice balance with the malt sweetness, and the alcohol becomes evident. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation, supre creamy mouthfeel and a crisply bitter finish. Big, bold and beautiful.