jimhilt (2635) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Pours a two finger light cream head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Barely hazy amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Grapefruit hop nose and flavor is grapefruit hops and caramel that are balanced, higher ABV is hidden, lingering bitter aftertaste. Very similar to a Double IPA (label has imperial pale lager). $4.99 for a 330ml bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT. WeissGary (290) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2012
Nice golden orange body. half finger of a bready white head which dissapates quickly. warm sweet baked bread aroma with a really sweet upfront taste which quickly develops into a a rough dry berry finish. Not exactly sessionable but surprisingly easy to drink! Nice beer! maley1 (1301) - Calgary, CANADA - SEP 3, 2012
Cloudy golden orange pour with medium sized off white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus and hops. Taste is quite sweet with caramel, slight citrus, grapefruit, and hops. Not overly hoppy on the taste but very high hop burn on the aftertaste, hence the name I guess. stobbe74 (3790) - DENMARK - AUG 28, 2012
Pours a hazy and dark golden beer with a white head. The aroma is a lot of hops, with citrus and grapefruit and some notes of malt and caramel. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is bitterness. Overall a really good beer. Ratman197 (15628) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Bottle poured a cloudy gold with fishys and a lasting creamy amber head. Aroma of graininess, earthiness, grapefruit and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, earthiness and light grapefruit with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.
Theydon_Bois (21484) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2012
Tap at the Cask, Pimlico - 14/05/12.
Copper amber pour with smallish off-white head.
Pine, hops, grass at the fore of the nose with a sweetish malt background aroma.
Taste as nose with citrus fruit, grapefruit, orange coming into play.
Slick mouthfeel, medium body and carbonation - the 10% ABV is cleverly disguised. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2012
In short: An amber IPA with a solid sweet-ish malt backbone and an dominant fruity bitter hopping. Very good example of the style.sir__v (2630) - FRANCE - AUG 13, 2012
How: Bottle 300ml. Consumed fresh a few days after purchase (as fresh as a Mikkeller can be in North-America)
The look: Cloudy rusty orange body topped by a small white head leaving good lacings on the glass
In long: Nose is bursting with fruity hops, oranges hops, mangos hops, apricots hops, pineapples hops. Body is like condensed crackers, some residual sugars, some usual honey and caramel. Solid body. But as the name suggest, the hops are stealing the show. For the hophead (like me) this is a very pleasant hopping, it is very bitter, but also rather refreshing with its dominant fruity character, and also it is only medium resinous. Bitterness level is in the medium-high range. All that makes for a tasty refreshing bitter finish. The medium carbonation is perfectly levelled. Nothing original here, all that has been done before a million times, but the execution is flawless. A straightforward Double IPA that tastes a lot better than most not-straightforward Double IPA. Mikkeller got this one right once again, and they make so many beers, I think my dream job would be to be a quality assurance beer taster at Mikkeller, or maybe work for an antivirus software company quality assurance department because these guys probably spend their days visiting porn sites.
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2015 Color: hazy blond gold beer with orange reflection high carbonation and big dirty yellow white head. Smell: orange, caramel, hops, spices. Taste: hops, caramel, citrus. Aftertaste: bitter and herbs. Cool_Bond (2850) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2012
Mikkeller Hop Burn is both strong in flavor and smell. It’s just on the verge of feeling the alcohol as they conceal well anyway. The aftertaste lingers a while in your mouth so you can enjoy the advantages of this beer. But this beer is recommended to only drink one. ekstedt (7013) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2012
Bottle (33 cl) from bierkompass.de. Shady golden, medium white head. Alcoholic with muddled, vegetative hop aroma. Meidum bodied, soft carbonation. Dry with heavy bitterness. Fail.