patricks110 (2556) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 23, 2011
The pour is a brown orange body with a thick foamy yellow head with some sticky lacing on the glass. The nose has tons of grapefruit and resinous pine with light caramel malts and honey sweetness. There are bitter and dry resinous hops throughout the taste with primarily overshadowed malts. The finish is huge and prolonged with a bitter acidic, dry finish. Slight alcohol presence on the finish. THe palate is smooth and almost silky mouthfeel with a surprisingly light body. Overall, a beautiful sipper. alobar (3885) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Cloudy brown amber color with no head. Aroma of pine, caramel, hops, and toffee. Sweet flavor with caramel predominant. Pine, grapefruit, and a good hop bitter ending round out a big beer. Thick body for the style. A slow drinker. BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 13, 2011
Bottle: Pours an amber hue of copper with a big fluffy retentive head and clean layers of lacing. Earthy columbus & amarillo hops balance with the caramelly malts. Pine bark and grapefruit rind pop out in the flavor to coalesce with a clean and malty sweet body. Bitterness is subdued; dry hops are amplified. Quite nice! fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2011
Draught at Mikkeller Bar, opening night0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 8, 2011
Hazy amber color; creamy head. Very nice hop cones aroma (when I tried a week later at Ølbaren it was also cheesy). Strong toffee flavor, quite sweet, but also with a too evident alcohol impression, a bit similar too the Big Worst in a way that I don’t fancy. The body is even thinner than expected in the end. Dry strong ending bitterness, and more alcohol. A bit too boozy for my liking.
Bottle. Cloudy, raw-honey color, offwhite head, moderate size and fluffy, totally lasting, sticky, thick lace blobs. Aroma of hops with tropical fruit, very floral, citrus notes, big malts, baked wheat cookies. Smells delicious. Mouth is fullish, light carbonation, balanced to dry finish, a bit sticky on the lips. Flavor is malty-sweet with brown sugar, light caramel malt, hints of roast malt, and a bunch of hops with lots of flavors--floral, peach, pineapple, orange, pine. Lots of hops. Long, hodge-podge finish laden with hops over an underlying maltiness that hints of bread. Complex. Almost harsh, but still a little easy to drink because of the tremendous malts...a big beer, and yummy! Might be amazing fresh...
VertBaconStrips (2395) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - SEP 6, 2011
Poured out a medium amber that was hazy with a big bubbly light beige cap that left plenty of sticky lacing. The aroma is quite full but I’m forced to drink this fast as the god damn fruit flies are mating in my beer. A thick caramel gives way to a hint that points towards this having a high %.. and it does! holy hell I didn’t even look. High fruit nose, apricots, red apple skin, fragrant, medium pine, honey, slight herbal spice, just a shit load of hops. Very strong aroma. Big ass taste of massive bitterness and thickness attributed to the caramel and alcohol and syrupy fruit. Pine and sweetness that roll in heavy. Honey, orange, spicy alcohol bite, really heavy bitterness, acidic, pepper, grapefruit. Comes across fairly one dimension. Thick with a caramelly fruity finish and tons of bitterness. meh. gramity (1680) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 6, 2011
Hazy dark golden color, medium lasting white head. Aroma of hop, grapefruit and pine, also some malt, hint of cookie. Slight sweet taste, mostly bitter. Pretty much balanced and smooth DIPA. Radek Kliber (7470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 29, 2011
Bottle 330 ml (Blue Monk’s Mikkeler Hop Series Tasting) zvikar (6349) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - AUG 23, 2011
Aroma thick , rich aroma of sugars and strong blend of hops. Apricot, mango and green leaf with alcoholic wrap. 8-
Appearance fine haze on amber body. Lighter top, fragmental lace.3+
Flavor and Palate : Full bodied. Frontal sweet caramels , alcohol with citric hop side. Slightly overpowering , one dimensional even for American styled IPA.
At a tasting, thanks Dror, pours a really hazy orange with a small whitish head, aroma of honey, some hops and fruity marmalade, flavor is citrusy and dry, with nice acidity, lively tiny carbonation with some spice, medium bodied, OK neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2011
33 cL bottle from Beers of the World in Rochester, served in a tulip. Pours cloudy amber with a moderate off-white head. The head mostly remains and leaves a small amount of fine lace. On the nose, there are big aromas of grapefruit and pine, along with caramel, bread and a touch of orange peel. The flavour is intensely bitter throughout, with piney resin and a highly acidic character. Malts definitely take a back seat. The finish is long and peppery, with lots of highly acidic hops. On the palate, it is medium in body with a smooth, milky texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is an excellent IPA with a very complex hop bouquet. More rounded and subtle than your typical American double IPA and the hops are more complex. Very well done. 2011-08-11