FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2009
Thanks 17thfloor! Pours a clear golden orange color with a thick creamy off white head that is hanging out for awhile. Aroma is crazy, white grape juice, fresh fairly green hops with just a bit of funky citric fruitiness and cheesiness. Flavor starts with a sweet grape character, and picks up a nice resin hoppy character in the middle. Gets a bit cloying with a straight up bitter middle that doesn’t have a lot of character, but finishes with some light citric hops as the bitterness fades. Medium body and a bubbly carbonation. Interesting IPA, not my favorite but a cool take on a different style of hop. bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2009
Bottle. Pours a nice golden amber with dense off white head. Falls away pretty quickly leaving nice lacing. Huge aroma’s of passionfruit and grapefruit. Perhaps a little caramel malt also but hard to get past the huge fruit aromas. Flavours continue with the fruit flavours those not as strong as in the aroma. Also some malt sweetness. Nice beer. ketchepillar (1199) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 19, 2009
12oz bottle at Irlandés. Nice and fresh. Aroma was stronger than that of their simcoe single hop. Lots of grapefruit and wet grass in the aroma. Flavor is similar to Columbus, in its herbal dankness. Super dank raw hoppy finish. Very similar to the Simcoe, but more grapefruit and more herbal dankness, a slightly heavier character. The simcoe has a brighter grassy and pinyness to it. This is slightly better than the simcoe. Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 18, 2009
Poured a hazy golden-orange color with an ample white head and good lacing. The aroma was tons of fresh citrus hops along with some earthy pine. The flavor was dry, bitter hops with some underlying citrus sweetness. Almost medium in body with a bone-dry finish. Really good. markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2009
Thanks to blazer06 for the share. Pours amber with a white head. Nose is pine, citrus, pineapple, and sweet malt. Flavor is the same. Interesting hops: malt backbone compounded with pine, sweet, light fruit, and pineapple. Medium bodied and enjoyable overall.
Miver (615) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2009
12 oz bottle. Poured amber in color with a huge frothy sticky beige head that left great lacing on the glass. Aroma of oranges, citrus, light grapefruit and light caramel. Taste is fairly sweet with orange citrus, grapefruit, pine, caramel malt. The best of the single hop series so far. sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 15, 2009
The Dan Journal #284. Tasted 8/21/09. Second of five Mikkeller Single Hop beers. Aromas of old grapefruit and soggy malts. Totally weird. Medium bodied and tastes like old orange juice concentrate mixed with grapefruit juice. I didn’t care for this at all. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 14, 2009
33cl bottle. Giant rocky off-white head atop clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some ginger, light grape. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit to the point where I can almost taste rind, light ginger. Medium body, smooth with light acidity. thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2009
( 12oz bottle thanks to jkwalking05) Pours clear amber with nice head and bubbles. Nose of citrus hops, spearmint. Taste is bright hops, piney, pepper and spices. Nicely carbonated too. beersearcher (2383) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 12, 2009
One of my favorite IPA’s. Pure unadulterated Nelson hop. Light and grape-y tasting. little bit of pine aroma.