Foffern (1963) - Bodø, NORWAY - APR 12, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours a golden amber colour with a sand-coloured medium head. Aroma of fruity and herbal hops with grapefruit and resin. Very powerful hops in the flavour, feels very grassy and there’s also resin and lots of bitter grapefruits.Sweet and fruity at first but the hops are very dominating in the aftertaste. Slick and soft mouth feel, and a heavy lingering bitterness. Starts well but the heavy bitterness makes the beer a bit unbalanced in my opinion. Uhlen (251) - Trondheim, NORWAY - APR 11, 2013
Cloudy dark golden liquid with a medium offwhite head. Pretty sweet aroma with some citrus notes. Taste is more grassy, with alot of malty sweetness. Nothing special though. PriorL (3068) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 8, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2013 33cl Bottle. Blind tasting of all 19 Mikkeller Hop Series beers. Shared with Mathieu87.
Appearance: amber beer, stable white head.
Nose: rather sweet, some peppers maybe.
Taste: nice sweet aftertaste, followed by a bitterness. mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 4, 2013
Sampled as part of a hop education class. Much more spicy in taste than Bravo or Williamette. Not as smooth as the Nugget. The spicy note appears to be ginger and pepper. As a beer, not as good as B, but maybe a tick better than W.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone sir__v (2630) - FRANCE - APR 3, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2015 Color: clear amber beer with some particles, high carbonation and medium white head. Smell: hops, floral noise, grass, caramel and sugar. Taste: strong hops taste with caramel and sugar. Aftertaste: nice bitterness complexity, with grass taste.
Holmen1 (6304) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2013
Fra flaske på Humle i Annen mars-13: fjerde av i alt 19 i serien, og i likhet med Warrior opplevdes denne som mild for sine 90 IBU. Stikkord var foirsiktig, finesse, deilig blomsteraroma. HoppyBudgie (833) - SOLA, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2013
Nose is pineapple, lemon. Taste is Haribo winegum, some malt. (From tasting of all Hop series Cardinal 11. March) Cunningham (8279) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2013
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Appearance: Cloudy deep dark orange color with a smal off white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Grape hoppy and light fruity.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate sweet and a fine bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Typical grape hoppy and fruity, with a solid malty background.
Overall impression: Not to different to the others in this series.
Personal stats: On tap at Crowbar & Bryggeri in Oslo, Norway.
Richmond 19th. Medium orange, baked grapefruit aroma, Flavor matches. OK. I would guess that this was a bit past its peak. teddybeer (4041) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 25, 2013
Bottled. Dark coppery colour with a creamy and large white head, with good lasting and nice lacework. Aroma is hoppy, with hints of caramel and citrus. Flavor has notes of fruits where grapes and peaches are present, also orange peel is noticeable. Dry final maintaining the initial bitterness. Creamy texture on palate.