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Mikkeller Hop Bomb Challenge (2011)

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Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at Amager Bryghus

Style: American Pale Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

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available

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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benfi (566) - DENMARK - FEB 20, 2013
Great aroma of grassy hops. Even more on the taste - seems like lots of IBUs in this one. Pours a hazy amber. Powerful hoppy IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MF666 (276) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 20, 2013
Humlet frisk, super sag, god lang bitter eftersmag, lidt syrlig, humle humle humle Free Føroyar!!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5793) - ITALY - FEB 19, 2013
Ambrata buona schiuma piuttosto persistente naso luppolato agrumato leggero floreLe buon amaro discreta secchezza un tocco maltato

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 15, 2013
bottle at home ... light hazy amber ... thin white head ... sweet toffee ... that malt again ... juicy fruits .... very juicy lime bitterness ... and lots of that toffee malt... that im not fond of

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (2343) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Clear amber colored pour. Some hop matter floats around. Sizable off-white head. Plenty of lacing. Hoppy aroma. Some citrus notes and malt. Very hoppy flavor. Citrus, flowers, pine. Nicely done.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
planky84 (2143) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2013
Bottle from Theatre of Wine, Greenwich. Amber pour with a white head. Good heavens! I’m a fair way away from the glass and that aroma is just floating out. Very nice nose. Peach, tropical fruit, lychee. ’Andsome! Powerhouse of hops in the flavour. Bitter citrus explosion on the palate. Heavy hop finish. Good stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alkoholocaust (37) - HELSINKI, FINLAND - FEB 9, 2013
0,5l bottle. Hazy, copper cloured, with small but lasting white head. Aroma: caramel, woody and citrus fruits. Taste: grapefruit, nutty, strong bitterness and toffee. Medium body, soft carb and strongly hopped.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (1771) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2013
On tap @ Beer Temple. Orange color, hazy. Off white head, good lacing. Aroma’s: resin, citrus, tropical/sweet fruit. Flavor is quite bitter with some light caramelly sweetness. Medium bodied. Finishes full on bitter. Nice one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (974) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2013
In the aroma there’s caramel malts, some grassy & floral malts, some citrus, lots of hops there and a pleasant bitter finish.It’s not really saying hop bomb to me, I was expecting something radically citrussy maybe, but the balance is there and it’s a good solid pale ale, nothing too memorable or unusual but nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bendrixian (1175) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2013
Orange hazy colour with little head. Has a real higher phenol component, like synthetic ketchup chips as well as hops. One dimensional brew with bitter hops and no distinct malted flavour, i’m happy I tried it but I was expecting alot more given the name behind the beer.


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