thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2010
Bottle from Ølbutikken. Amber colour, big head. As expected, indescribably complex hop aroma, though citrus and exotic fruits lead the way. More exotic and mellow fruitiness in the mouth, very bitter, maybe lacking a sufficiently solid, malty base. An exciting beer, nevertheless. Strangebrewer (1324) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2010
bottle. Poured hazy orange-amber with a large beige head. The aroma is delicious fruity hops . First sip is floral and hoppy. Full bodied, malty with some spice. Some caramel and grapefruit notes. Finishes with a lingering bite. altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Bottle from Bierkoning. Murky amber body with top head. Nose of hops, citrus and pine. Taste varies quite a bit with hop, pine and citrus but also sweeter, caramel and honey notes. A nice mixture of flavours. Enjoyable. Mikkeller continues to innovate and always impresses. Travlr (25496) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Bottle at Max’s. Hazy golden, thick white head. Aroma of freshly cut grass. Taste is crisp and bitter pine tar. Nice enough. Holy (837) - GERMANY - SEP 5, 2010
Shared with Travlr, 11.2 fl oz bottle. Slightly cloudy gold with white head that stays. Smells of hops in the nose. Nice mix of pine and hops on the tongue - nice aftertaste. Very smooth.
Habanero (4759) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2010
Pours slightly hazy and amber with a two fingers sized, fluffy, off-white heead.Fair lacings. Wonderfull nose with citrus, grape fruit, pine and flowers. Sweet/bitter flavour with malt, hops and citrus. Meedium bodied. Average carbonation. creamy texture. Nice bitter finish. An enjouable and complex brew. vyvvy (6559) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 4, 2010
Pours amber / brown with a rocky beige head. The aroma has lots of floral and fruity hoppiness along with pine, grapefruit and grape along with toasted malt for a backbone. Medium crisp body with flowing gentle semi-sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with a spicy hoppiness that leads to pine, earthiness and resiny bitterness. The malt is very overpowered in this beer. The finish is dry and piny with a bit of the Nelson Sauvin peeking through with it’s grape-like flavor. Very enjoyable way to tie together the single hop series. Here’s hoping for another 10. LoFi (1725) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2011 Draught.
Opaque orange with a tan head leaving lacing.
Aroma: fresh hoppiness with tropical fruits.
Taste: peaches, pine, resin, caramel, medium bitterness.
Medium-bodied with quite a high carbonation.
Nicely balanced and drinkable.
Rated this one higher than in bottle last summer (7/3/8/3/15=3.6). DuffMan (10549) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 2, 2010
Bottle. Hazy honey amber, medium bubbly off-white head that leaves early lace. Aroma of citrus, pine, and hints of wood. Citrus rind and light pine hop flavours dominate, some plastic notes sneaking in. A little sticky. Very bitter. Delicious. BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2010
Bottle. Hazy reddish amber pour with a foamy beige head that leaves a lot of lace. Aroma is very fruity with notes of apricot, peach, pine, citrus and tropical fruits. The flavour is similar but with a much stronger grassy, herbal taste and a solid malt backbone. Mouthfeel is light and very dry with moderate carbonation and a powerful bitter finish. This mix up of hops is a touch confusing/overwhelming to the senses at first but overall is a great brew and a good way to wrap up the hop series from Mikkeller. Nothing exceeds like excess.