kraddel (8578) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2016 thb (831) - Alberta, - JAN 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark for an IPA and very cloudy. half inch or so of creamy head. Aromas of caramel, citrus in balance. Fresh cut grass. A couple months of age may have dulled the aroma. Side by side with the centennial version of this, this is mighty bitter. Really all-over puckering sharp bitterness.
Drank side by side with the 19 other variants of the serie. I would like to note up front that - since these beer’s are no longer in production, they were not fresh. this rating should thus be viewed with that in mind, and can shed a light on the ’ageing’ differences between the variants. They were probably better fresh...
Pours rather clear, dark amber, small white foam. Smell is weird, smells like a product for the washing machine. not that the scent is BAD, it’s just not what you’d want in a beer. Taste is very bitter, with a sweet back. Not very aromatic, but in the back I do get some fruits. Very nice combo budedou (1004) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - MAR 18, 2015
brownish pour and small white head. Malty aroma, caramel, bit of hops pine. Flavor follows with big caramel malt notes, candy brown sugar, not much hop presence. Interesting csaso (2306) - Missouri, USA - MAR 3, 2015
Bottle - big foamy head, beautiful medium Amber/copper color, big resiny hop aroma and flavor, moderate biscuity malt backbone, very good overall
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone SinH4 (5547) - Garching b. Mï¿½nchen, GERMANY - NOV 28, 2014
As goes for all the Hop Series beers I’ve tasted: the bottles were probably quite old, best before of April/May 2015, so some of the hop characteristics might have already gone away. Nice orange color with big head (darkness varied a bit). Fresh and bitter. Tangy. Roses, flowery. Taste is bittersweet, but bitterness is big andl lingering! mecafilo (219) - Perugia, ITALY - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle @ home. Pours with a dark orange clear colour, big long lasting white frothy head. Aroma is medium malty, medium hoppy, with notes of resin, earth, herbs and additional notes of citrus. Medium to heavy bitter, slightly sweet. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation.
slowrunner77 (12455) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2014
"1st of 9 hop series beers sampled on 9-2-11, and remained a favorite. earthy, with a slight mineral flavor, herbal aroma and flavor that stood up well. i was surprised by this one."
ickmund (45) - SPAIN - SEP 28, 2014
Bottled, and probably quite old. Hazy amber color. Decent head, mediocre retetion. Quite fruity with a clear bitterness through. BenOver (321) - SLOVENIA - JUL 18, 2014
Pours dark and murky, expected more aroma. Taste is nothing special, but a bitter aftertaste refreshes you and then leaves you with a dry bang! miquelcrush (2053) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 2, 2014
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa. dfearnley (2247) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle to taster
Grapefruit, spruce, grapes, and resin. It’s a clear amber with lots of effervescence, and a frothy 2cm off white head with decent retention. Taste is fruity up front, with a strong grapefruit and bitter middle and bitter end with a slight syrupy sweetness. This is pretty good since it’s just a single hop.