wlajwl (7068) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Aroma is pine and medium bready malts. The flavor is grapefruit, citrus, slight malt sweetness and a tart/tangy finish. BlackEyePA (574) - USA - DEC 27, 2012
Aroma is a hint of bubblegum, citrus, and pine. Appearance is really nice, orange-gold red color, slight bubbles no head. Taste is spice, pine resious aroma, with dough and malt. Palate is left with spices, barnyard door and hay, and citrus hops. Overall very nice liked it. ComradeK (1259) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2012
330ml bottle. Pours a very hazy medium amber, with lots of floating sediment and a very large off-white head, which lasts very well, and leaves excellent lacing. Tropical fruit and strong pine resin hops dominate the aroma. Potent, almost tongue-numbing white pepper and grapefruit hops up front lead into sharp, sappy hops set against faint caramel malt. Pine resin hops come through in the finish, which leaves a lingering and powerfully hoppy aftertaste. This is a very uncomprising imperial IPA. There is practically no noticeable malt flavour; it is dominated by hops from start to finish. The result is a fierce, no-holds-barred imperial IPA. Very nice. zizzybalubba (1886) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2012
330 mL bottle from SoHo Organic Market in Elizabeth City, NC. Hazy dark orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Juicy hop aroma of tangerines and grapefruit. Good citrus hop flavor with tangerine, grapefruit, and a bit of pineapple on the finish. There is a lingering bitterness on the palate long after each sip. Great beer although a tad expensive. ben4321 (6739) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Location: 11.2 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 12/19/12, #2666, so I guess I get another 666 video
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Aroma: The nose heavy sweet, big juicy hops, with some sweet malts, peach, grapefruit, and orange
Appearance: It pours a dark orange-amber color with a sheeting white head and heavy lacing
Flavor: The taste is sweet and fruity, some good hops, rich malts, and a little bit of alcohol
Palate: The body is medium-full, it feels a little oily, thick, and creamy, with some heat on the finish
You gotta admit, that’s a pretty cool bottle. They sucked me in with the picture of the burning hop (and the name), and the fact that it’s Mikkeller didn’t hurt either! I thought this beer worked really well in spots, but silly me, I expected the burn to be more of a bitter burn instead of a boozy burn, considering the name. Anyway, I enjoyed it, and you could certainly talk me into in as a hoppy Barleywine. As a DIPA? Maybe? I’m not sure, but either way, this is some solid stuff.
Dark orange pour, creamy head that leaves quick.
Hoppy aroma. Sweet.
Lots of bitter hops, syrupy sweetness.
definitely a very hoppy beer, I like it. Sledutah (7839) - Utah, USA - DEC 13, 2012
11.2oz bottle picked up at Monument Wine mkel07 (6397) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2012
Appearance: Hazy golden with a medium sized white head ans lots of sticky lacing
Aroma: Dusty caramel and pine resin
Taste: Caramel, lemon zest, dusty and bitter pine
A nice hoppy DIPA.
330ml bottle from Archive. Pours a golden orange colour with a big rocky head of foam. Insane hop aroma fills the nose with sweet joy. Flavour is as good as the aroma with a long lingering aftertaste. A pleasure to drink. islay (3004) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2012
11.2 oz. bottle, consumed on 11-29-12. Labeled as “Mikkeller Hop Burn Imperial Pale Ale.” Fresh, dry, spicy, floral, chalky aroma features muffin, fresh-baked bread, caramel, pine, and apricot scents. I also can smell the alcohol. Complex and varied smell. Pours an orange-ish light copper. Hazy and effervescent with suspended, light-colored particulate. Moderate to large amount of thick, taupe head. Produces nice lacing. Dry, bready, sharp, sweet, and flavorful taste features peach, peach juice, biscuit, strawberry, and sugar cookie elements. Verges on excessive sweetness, but it doesn’t go too far over the line. Substantial, hearty, thick, silky, and frothy in the palate. Darn good all around. Seems very substantial as well as professionally and skillfully made. One can’t ask for much more from a beer in this style. 8/4/8/4/17=>4.1 gramity (1684) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle. Clear deep golden with a fluffy white head. Orange lemon caramel and cereal grain aroma and taste with a floral finish and a big hop resin bitterness.