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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: 66   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dEnk (3915) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2011
Bottle @ home. Aroma is loads of lovely piney fruity floral hops. And I mean loads. Lemon peel, orange, citrus and grapefruit dominate. Hits you from across the room. Even holds up after drinking. Flavour is subtle and smooth bitterness, not very bitter imho, butter very deep and long lasting. Medium dry, very fresh, again loads of mostly fruity and piney hops. Light sweet and very fitting malt note. Quite light and highly drinkable, yet full with flavour. Awesome. This.on.draft.everywhere.please.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8684) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 12, 2011
500mL. Apparently a homebrew contest winner, it pours a hazy, deep orange gold with a creamy, thick, off-white, yellowish head with excellent retention and sticky 360 lace. Aroma is pineapple, lychee, cheese, raspberry, lemon mousse, heavy melon, apple, little apple oxidation. Taste is melon heavy, lighter, fruity, juicy. Palate is dry, stoney. It looked the part of DIPA but at 6%, it is probably more like normal IPA. Very nice. A great idea.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5667) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 11, 2011
50cl, new exclusive Danish brew Anno 2011, from Brouwerij de Molen Bodegraven, complex brew, bitter and fruity, yet easy to drink, very balanced, cloudy, rocky head, very good brew

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (11687) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
Cloudy glowing orange with a white head. Aroma is sweet, caramel and very hoppy - grapefruit and peach. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 070411

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14152) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2011
Bottle @ Fairbar. Huge head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are citrus, elderflower, peach, caramel and hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5487) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2011
Draught (O’Connor’s, Uppsala) - Hazy amber in colour. Peach, passion fruit, pine and grapefruit in the aroma. The taste is hoppy and bitter, although not as bitter as I was expecting to be. Very floral taste with more notes of passion fruit, peach and apricot.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11337) - DENMARK - MAR 26, 2011
Bottle. Hazy orange/amber with medium off-white head. Flavour is malt, hops, fruit, citrus, pine, bitter and caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17215) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity fresh hoppy piney citrus aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter orange peel flavor. Has fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pharkanklaus (34) - KBH N, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2011
Pours hazy and amber golden with a small lasting foam. Nice aroma. notes of citrus, hay and grass (simcoe and amarillo). Medium-low carbonation, medium sweetness, low bitterness. Definitely lots of hops used in the making of this beer but all within the last 5 min boil.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29665) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
Bottled. A hazy dark amber beer with a lazing off-white head. The aroma has strong notes of hops, lending it notes of grapefruit, grass, lemon peal, and alfa acid. The flavor is sweet with notes of straw, lemon peal, grapefruit, and malt, leading to a dry and bitter finish. The body is on the light side - I guess it has a low level of residual sugar.


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