Lore (2873) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 15, 2014
cloudy orange colour, huge off-white head, which lasts for several minutes; aroma of citruses (grapefruit), tropical fruits (mango), peach, some pine notes and hints of honey; taste of grapefruity-tropical fruity-piney hops and some maltyness - less complex, than the aroma; very good APA Grovlam (4252) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2008
All Others pale 6% and my # 2200 rating.
Bottle. Courtesy of Mikkeller [Amager – Mikkeller Brew session @ Amager Bryghus] Large thick and creamy head that really lasted. Beautiful appearance I must say with somewhat cloudy golden colour with an orange glow. Excellent lacework. Very exceptional nose of passion fruit, pineapple, sweet grape, apricot, citrus, sweet flower like never before. Some underlying malty notes and fruit. Texture was impressive smooth as silk. Very full bodied with an average to lively carbonation with a very dry texture. Dry and slightly bitter floral finish that lingers forever. Well done Mikkel. 9 / 5 / 8 / 4 / 16 = 4.2
nearbeer (5565) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2008 500 ml. Hazy, burnt-orange with a large sticky head. Big, clean grapefruit with some slight honey in the aroma. Flavor is fresh grapefruit, resin, a dollop of honey, slight toasted nut and grain. Pretty much an all-hop AIPA, but the hop flavor is so fresh that you gotta love it. Smooth, near-medium body is perfect. A bit pricey, but worth the splurge. ekstedt (6947) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2008 Bottle (50 cl) at Delirium Café, Göteborg, Sweden. Hazy amber, medium off-white head. Fruity aroma with apricots, citric hops with a light barnyard/manure touch (from the fresh hops?). Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel. Long bitter finish. Fantastic. lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2008
Style and Glass: American Pale Ale, Shaker
ABV, Volume & Calories: 6% in 17 fl oz. estimated at 175C
Purchased at: Canal’s Burlington, NJ for $8.54 after discount
Aroma: nice, pine, citrus. 7 out of 10.
Visuals: beautiful, simple design, red golden color, brilliant, persistent white head, great lace. 5 out of 5.
Taste: well balanced, high malt, medium hops, medium strength, high craft. 9 out of 10.
Palate: high quality, medium texture, medium finish. 3 out of 5.
Overall: A fantastic brew, like all Mikkellers, I’d love the opportunity to repeat, but not necessarily a favorite, overtly expensive, superlative craft. 18 out of 20.
raiderfost (170) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Thanks Luda! First mikkeller ive ever had and id have to say, the best regular IPA that ive had. Very well done. Cant wait to try the black thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2008
Bottle branded Vibskov Eminius. Deep red amber with a healthy head. Very interesting hop aroma: herbal, pine, vegetables, you name it. Good malty base for fresh hops that still manage to impart quite a bit of bitterness. Almost like a fresh hop salad. This really is different. Mikkeller shows that they can do wonders at 6% ABV- which is definitely more impressive than their 16%-17% heavyweights. minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 29, 2008
Pours orange copper color; thick sticky head eventually settles down, leaving some nice lacing. Aromatic, grapefruit, lots of hops. Tastes great, lots of hops without being too bitter, solid pale malt base, drinks very easily. Also something of a flowery flavor in this too. The best APA that I have tried so far actually. Expensive bottle, but worth it in this case. NomDeBeer (414) - Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2010
Beautiful pour - rich, clear caramel color with a lasting fluffy white head. Nice lacing too. Aroma is all citrus and pine hops. Great hop profile and a solid finish with plenty of bite on the back of the tongue. Some caramel malt sweetness for balance. Not as good as Alpha King, but this is still outstanding. Very drinkable and enjoyable. yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Pours slightly hazy orange to gold with generous white head.
Nose has plenty of orange peel and grapefruit. A very "organic" fruitiness (like actual living fruit, not artificial).
Palate has a nice juicy sweetness up front, somewhat biscuity, with creamy mouthfeel, and a hop citrus that comes in towards the end and goes well into the medium to long finish.
This is a complete beer. Only complaint is the price in U.S.