Cooperii (61) - California, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Murky amber, significant head and medium bubbles with great lacing. Aromas of pine, grapefruit and bitter malts with sweet undertones. Flavors of bitter maltyness, grapefruit and piney, grassy undertones with a trailing bitter sweet flavors. Great beer! fletchfighters (1553) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2012
A-- Poured a deep, hazy burnt orange color. Had visible sediment when settled. Light sandpaper color that was one finger in height and quickly went to a few bits of broken foam. Lots of stickly lacing on the sides of the glass. Good head retention to this. Holds its shape well even though it fades.
S-- Fresh orange marmalade and a big Carmel backbone. Some grapefruit and some lime. More impressed with the backbone to this.
T-- Overload on hops. Orange, grapefruit and more of it. Am I eating a hop or drinking a beer? Pungent and more pungent. Sweaty is a word I would use, as well as eating a whole flower. Interesting.
M-- Carmel s more butterscotch really. Pretty sweet backbone. Over ripe pink grapefruit over the top orange and touches of lemon and lime. Back of the mouth the beer does smooth out and the bitterness does drop off, somewhat. Low carbonation and obvious heavy feel. Thick and chewy.
O-- Once I got over the bitterness and the aspect of every hop in the world in this it works on a bunch of levels. Very one dimensional but a good dimension. A sipper but once I got used to it I liked it.
That1Guy (2237) - Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Crushed with TheRon and HeyZeus. Fell for it again! Pours a dark amber with minimal head. Strong aromas of some hops, plus butterscotch, squash, and cardboard. Flavor is bitter... If you like diacetyl, acetaldehyde, and oxidation, this beer is for you. A little upset with myself for spending too much money and pouring a beer down the drain. bennet65 (88) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2012
I just didnt get this one. Had it on tap and it was just far too bitter. I dont think its actually 1000 IBUs, probably theoretically? i dunno, someone correct me. anyway, it had some good elements that were all just washed away with the bitterness. maybe the bottle conditioned version is less harsh? wont be having it again in a hurry. symmetric (71) - - AUG 11, 2012
Crisp piny sweet aroma, quite faint. Opaque light brown color. Slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Very bitter, but not massively more so than a normal beer, however the bitterness seems to coat the inside of the mouth, and persists for ages after tasting. A very interesting beer.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2012
The pour is a very hazy, reddish-chestnut color with a full, dense, off-white head which settles to a rocky, creamy layer and leaves lots of scattered, drippy lace. The nose is a hop bomb full of resinous pine, rustic, spicy, some herbal, faint green hops, and juicy fruit notes of peach and passionfruit. The flavor is awesome, very high bitterness but balanced by a light biscuit and toasted caramel, still the same fruit notes, very rustic, pine resins all over. The palate is nearly full, less than lively, creamy, and oily. The finish is the bitterness just overwhelming any sweetness and lingering forever, rustic and resins, green hops left on the tongue. Extreme bitterness but some just barely balancing notes with the malts and juicy fruit notes. Very well put together beer and certainly not for the faint of heart. A true hop bomb without the intense green hop notes. Very nice beer from Mikkeller. EvanFriend (627) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Little bit of caramel, mostly floral, citrus, and pine hops. Massively bitter. Alcohol is mildly noticable. Pretty good overall. joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 7, 2012
On draft at the Livermore Saloon. Wow. I haven’t been all that impressed with Mikkeller IPA’s, and I thought I was going to hate this one, but boy was I surprised. It was really good! It pours a dark orange color with an off white head. The aroma is thick with dense tropical fruit, peaches, mangos, and just a hint of caramel malt for balance. The flavor is floral with lechee, candy, peaches and a bitter, floral finish. Great complex hop flavor. The mouthfeel was full, but not cloying. Loved it. BeerBaboon (2119) - FINLAND - AUG 4, 2012
Dark orange, white head. Very hoppy, sweet and fruity aroma. Flavour is bitter, hoppy, fruity and sweetish. Nice. RolkaNation (141) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 1, 2012
Bottle poured into snifter. Nice dark orange, brownish color. Big, frothy slightly cappuccino colored head. Huge lacing. Looks great. Fairly typical aroma for an IPA but still great. Caramel, earthy hops, think resin, hints of tropical fruit and even a sweet carmelized sugar note. Nice. The 1000 IBUs are definitely present! A huge bitter hoppy blast upfront that lasts long post-swallow. Piney/earthy hops again and a nice sweet pineapple note on the finish. The bitterness lingers insanely long on the finish and continually flares up if you swallow. A bit much there. But overall...interesting, good stuff.