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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.


michael-pollack's rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2012
500ml Bottle: Got in trade from stobbe74; THANKS Soeren! Aroma of hops, Earth, malt, and some citrus. Poured a muddy light brown in color with a large, creamy, dense, tan head that lasted throughout. Very hazy/cloudy. Opaque. Very sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of hops, Earth, light pine, light resin, slight citrus, and slight caramel malt. Medium body. Tingly texture. Lively carbonation. Lightly sweet, medium bitter, hop, Earth, citrus, slight pine, slight resin finish. I think a fresh bottle would have been better, but I will take what I can get!


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (901) - oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 21, 2013
Botella de 50 cl. tomada en casa. La cerveza mas amarga que he tomado hasta la fecha. De color rubio muy turbio se aprecian cientos de puntitos blancos flotando por todo el vaso. Sabor muy resinoso seco y con gran final amargo, amargo, amargo que dura durante varios minutos lo que hace que se te seque la boca de una manera descomunal. Seria algo increíble poder volver a tomar de nuevo esta amarga cerveza. El momento mas maravillosamente amargo de una tarde de verano de 2012 en León.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabband (66) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2012
Duft af fersken og abrikos. Orange og uklar med flot skum. Meget fyldig og tung men også bitter. Meget bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2012
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a cloudy deep golden with a lively off-white head. Fresh, tropical fruit aroma, slightly caramellish. Medium body, lively carbonation, a little toffeeish, again fresh tropical fruit accents. Not overly bitter though. 030812

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beersiveknown (2879) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUN 17, 2012
Bottle at home from My Brewery Tap (courtesy of my fiancée, thank you!) I’m aware that this bottle is now at the end of its shelf life;so interesting to see how it compares. Pours hazy amber with a dollop of cream head. On the nose its pine resin and mango, plus a lot of sweet malt. Gentle carbonation, mango, sweet malt, marmelade and a fair amount of pithy bitterness. More pith in the finish, would have loved to try this fresh.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (3311) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 23, 2012
0.5l bottle from beermerchants.com The Bomb Challenge pours a cloudy honey-orange body and it has a nice medium sized bubbly off-white head. The aroma is quite hoppy and fruity, it has a strong and malty present also, lots and lots of pine and also some tones of citrus and more fruits. It has a fantastic slick and oily texture! Really different from other IPA’s and it’s average to softly carbonated. Fruity and hoppy flavors indeed. It’s actually really fruity! Lots of peaches, passion fruit, mango and actually a hint of pineapple as well. Lasting flavors and it’s leaving the tongue just a little bit dry in the finish. Really tasty and refreshing this one. 09.04.2012

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eeez (47) - Thatcham, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2012
Decent hoppy ipa. Nowhere near as bitter as the name suggests, this is a standard, nice drinkable beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Barrelbelly (634) - BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2012
Golden with large head. Citrus and grassy hop aroma. Taste also grassy with some bitter aftertaste of grapefruit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hirigalzkar (2283) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle. Fruity, citrusy IPA with a small bitterness in the end. Notes of gooseberries, sweet grape and citrus candy. Easy to drink. Well balanced

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (2145) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2012
Bottle at Bishops Linnégatan. Pours hazy with lots of yeast and a apricot coloured head. Fresh and fruity brew with a taste of grape seeds. Not at all bitter. Good but rather simple, a bit floury mouthfeel.


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