drpimento (3761) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 31, 2011
I didn’t know Challenger was that floral until now. Poured with a nice, fine, off white head and good lace. Color is a clear medium amber. Aroma is fresh, floral hop, caramel, malt. Flavor is the floral hop up front, not much sweetness and lots of lingering bitterness. Body is good and carbonation is too. Finish is exactly like flavor and has plenty of duration. I don’t think I’d want to do too many of these; a bit too bitter. bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2011
excellent IPA. Pours a deep cloudy golden. Has a thick body and is friggin great. If I had know this was retired, I would have bought more. Anothe great beer from an excellent brewer. Japalo (1887) - DENMARK - JAN 1, 2012
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æstemosen. Clear red amber medium body. Fresh grass fruity flavours. Medium bitter finish. Thirteenth in a row of the Mikkellers series. One of the better ones.
Showcasing the Challenger variety, this beer has a cloudy, murky appearance with a bright orange color and a cream-colored head. It has an almost perfumy aroma, piney and spicy. This is really, really nice. Compared to other varieties of the Hop Series, the use of Challenger hops almost give the beer a thinner-feeling body. Bitterness is bold in the finish. It’s green, spicy, and delightfully bittersweet!