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Mikkeller Hop Bomb Challenge (2010)

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Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at Amager Bryghus

Style: American Pale Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
English: At Mikkeller we believe that it is among the inventive amateurs that the wildest beers are being brewed and it is precisely those brewers that we like to work with. That is why we have a competition each year to test who can brew the most intense hop bomb. This year, Søren Davids won that competition.
This beer is brewed as a collaboration between Søren Davids and Mikkeller.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bax (1093) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2011
(Bottle 07/04-2011) Lasting head, orange color, really nice fresh hoppy aroma, medium sweet light bitter taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2011
Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is malt, citrus, peach and grapefruit. Flavour is caramel, citrus, peach, pine and grapefruit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2011

Bottle 500ml.

Unclear - hazy medium orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, mandarin, grapefruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, fruity, mandarin. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110617]

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (1583) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2011
50 cl bottle @ home. Orange/copper hazy color, off white head, good lacing. Aroma’s full of citrus & resin, herbal, some malt. Flavor is relatively mild, a tad bit sweet, a hint of sourness. Dry finish, a mild bitterness that increases bit by bit. Hop bomb in the aroma rather than in the flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5527) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2011
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a hazy golden orange color with a white head. The aroma is full of hops. I get a ton of sweet pineapple as well as some hoppy pine and resin notes and some bread from the malt. The flavor is more of the same. I get low to medium bitterness from the hops and a lot of pineapple and other tropical fruit notes. The bready malt keeps the bitterness from being overpowering. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A nice American Pale Ale.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2011
bottled, thanks to bu11zeye, this was a really nice pale ale ,bright light flavors of pineapple and sweet fruits, good finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - JUL 11, 2011
Pours an unclear and amber beer with an offwhite/orange head. The aroma is malt and hops with grapefruit. The flavor follows the nose with additional peach. The palate is bitterness. Overall a good beer with a good balance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6140) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2011
Bottle at my East Croydon tasting, thanks to Leighton. It pours very cloudy orange with a thick foamy beige head and high carbonation. The nose is pine, grass, polish, citrus fruit and dust. The taste is pine, grass, orange, grapefruit, caramel, resin, warming and astringent, with a long bitter-dry finish. A pleasant, easy drinking pale ale, but not quite bitter as I was hoping for.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10419) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2011
Bottle at the East Croydon Beer Tasting. Pours cloudy golden with a sturdy, white head. Has a clean hop aroma, citrus, grass, a bit of toast. Medium sweet flavor, bit more toast, some cirus rind, resinous pine, juicy. Medium in body with average carbonation. Slight warming finish with juicy hops, toasty malts and sticky, oily pine. A very solid drinker.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2011
Bottled. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is hops, some fruits, grass and quite much bitterness as well. Flavour is grass, fruits and some floral notes. Mild caramel as well as some toffeeish notes as well. Pleasant flavour, but the aroma is not too nice.


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