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Mikkeller Hop Bomb Challenge (2011)

Formerly brewed at Amager Bryghus

Style: American Pale Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark


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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
At Mikkeller, we are firm in our belief that the best ideas from the brightest minds can be found among the ranks of the home-brewers. That is why we continue to nurture the innovative guys (so far only guys, come on ladies!) that make up the backbone of the big, bad home-brewing beer scene.
The 2011 Hop Bomb Challenge winner is Søren Davids – winning the title two years in a row! Our Swedish brothers followed up strongly, with Sea-goat Brewing coming in second and Christian Kapusta third.
A big thanks to all of you who went through the trouble of brewing and submitting a Hop Bomb. We at Mikkeller appreciate the amount of love (and hops) that goes into every one of your home-brews.
Brewed as collaboration between Søren Davids and Mikkeller.

Ingredienser: Vand, malt, (Pale, Munich, Caramunich, Wheat), humle (Simcoe, Centennial, Athanum) og gær.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ArtursKarklins (12) - LATVIA - MAR 17, 2013
[0.5 bottle, server: beer glass] Appearance: charming amber, a bit more red though. Thick white foam. Looks very tasty. Aroma: already the aroma "informs" that this one will be with hops and some great bitterness. Taste: Not quite a bomb, but the after taste really turns into bitter hops, even if the taste is not so bitter with the first sips. But with each next one, the beer tastes even better and better. Very "rich" taste, and very nice aftertaste. Plus, I guess the price/performance for this beer is really "curvy". I took this one yesterday in "S. Brevinga Alus Salons", just for fun, and to try out something new, and I was(am) very satisfied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NBird (626) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2013
Colour is amber, med head, fluffy. Smells like citrus hops, pine, pretty fruity too. Tastes..smooth but real hoppy, real fruity, citrus, a little caramel/malt with a hefty bitter finish. Like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BRW (2248) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 14, 2013
Amber colour with white head. Hoppy and citric aroma. Hoppy and fruity taste, bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (6175) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2013
pours clear orange fine, white head smell is bitter hop, citra too, i think nice carbo bitter taste, gets even more bitter in the aftertaste. ok, but i think it’s not something to drink often. its just bitter, thats it .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2907) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 8, 2013
Bottle. Appearance: Amber with a hazy body, some floaties, thick white bubbly head. Aroma: big hoppy punch, pine needles, mango, spicy, peppery, perfume, marmalade, lots of fresh hops. Flavour: bitter, lemon rind, pine needles, somewhat thick mouthfeel, so hoppy. Like nibbling on a pine needle, lemon rind, mango, deliciously bitter finish. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Coyler (112) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 7, 2013
Lovely nose, big. hazy orange colour. Powerful hoppy after taste, floral, hints of tropical fruit flavours, could sip this all night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gbe75 (133) - ICELAND - MAR 4, 2013
Solid white head. A bit hazy and golden in color. Grassy taste of hops with heavy bitter aftertaste. Kind of thick in texture. Long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (3999) - NORWAY - MAR 1, 2013
Bottle from Kihoskh, shared september 28th with esp0r & simonsen. Hazy dark orange body, big white lasting head. Fruity citrus aroma with a light caramel backbone, tropical fruits. Hoppy taste, grapefruit, peach and pineapple, piney end, high bitterness. High carbonation and a good body, a really good apa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (2966) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle from Brewdog shop. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with much citrus, grapefruits, pine, caramel and floral hops. Crispy body with loads of hops. Excellent APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (16771) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle from Salling. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are malt, caramel notes, grass, pine, citrus and hops. Nice and flowery.

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