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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (4279) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2013
Tap @ beer temple. Hazy orange pour, white head. Aroma is fruity hops, somewhat floral, a bit sweaty. Flavor is bitter hops, resin and a bit creamy. Nice balance. Smooth brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2013
Draft @ beer temple. Aroma is quite hoppy, although the previous one was way hoppier in my mind. Flavour is again quite hoppy but nothing special. Loved the previous one, but maybe my tastebuds are messed up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 17, 2013
Cloudy amber/orange pour with an eggshell head. Dark maltiness with some citrus over top. Not exciting. Light on flavour and kind of astringent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fantti (936) - FINLAND - JAN 15, 2013
Kaatuu lasiin oranssinkeltaisena ja sameana, vaahto on keskikokoinen. Haju on vahvan havuinen, muita ovat ruoho, sitruuna, greippi ja lehtimetsä. Maku on pihkainen, puinen, toffeinen, ruohoinen ja havuinen. Suutuntuma on täyteläisen katkera, lopussa jo todella katkera, varsinkin pale aleksi. Kokonaisuutena tämä on hieman erilainen pale ale, havua ja puuta, joka tulee vahvan humaloinnin kautta.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (11038) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2013
Draft at Beer Temple. Pours clear amber with a tan head. Aroma of grapefruit, caramel and pine. Flavour is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (14120) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2013
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, malt, pine, grapefruit. Flavour is hop, malt, pine, grapefruit, peaches. Medium to full body. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Bish (1123) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2013
I wonder if Soren Davids is related to Edgar. Great footballer that fella. Tell you something you don’t know? Well, I may not be that interesting. Anyway, obviously a nice brew but if I’m gonna be critical it is a little rough on the malts, does tha tmake sense? I don’t even know if it is correct, I’m just doing my best here. Lovely hops though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2012
Big bottle split with various family members, Chez Veze, Christmas night. Pours slightly muddied orange amber with a low white top. Bags of floral and tropical aroma; honey on papaya, pineapple and peach flan. Husk, honey, botanical and lemon zest bitterness in the mouth. Lingers dryly with nutty malt. Solid, aromatic...but nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1121) - FINLAND - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle. Dark golden color with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma with notes of orange, pine and caramel malt. Flavor is sweetish caramel malt, tropical fruits and pine. Medium body, some bitterness in the finish. Bottle wasn’t too fresh, but still very tasty brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teddybeer (3408) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 15, 2012
On tap @ Animal. Orangish colour with a creamy off-white head, medium lasting. Aroma is very floral, hoppy and citrus notes. Flavor is fresh, with a decent bitterness; floral sensation in the aftertaste with hints of grapes. Carbonation and body are medium.

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