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Mikkeller Hop Series Amarillo

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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This beer is a part of a Single Hop IPA series by Mikkeller. We created this series to showcase hop varieties on their own. This gives the consumer the possibility of smelling and tasting the unique characteristics of each variety and hopefully helping to educate people about the wonderful world of hops. For each beer, the single hop variety was used in the same weight for bittering, aroma and flavor and for dry hopping. All 19 varieties of single hop beers in this series were brewed the same week and with malts from the same batches and the same yeast and fermentation temperatures. This is done to better compare the characteristics of the different hop varieties.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wvhoran (356) - Tasmania, - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle. Deep hazy orange. Smooth caramel and biscuity malt, toffee, orange and pine. Flavour is sweet malt, orange, pine. Smooth with a decent bitterness. Aged but still very drinkable, just faded.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
azzie (294) - - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle 0.3 l. Hazy light dirty amber liquid with wool white foam. Medium body, light carbonation. Light sweetness. Bitter. Aroma of grapefruit and wood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
HammerTroll (532) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 22, 2014
Hazy yellow, huge off-white head. Hoppy, fruity, mango, citrus, some yeast. Medium bitterness. Watery, but creamy. Soft carbonation. Not bad.
(Za Popen’t 0,33l bottle)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
veceo (620) - CROATIA - AUG 21, 2014
Cloudyish deep amber color, average sized off white head. Aroma of citrus, tropical fruits, yeast, caramel. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Very smooth, creamy texture. Another excellent single hop IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rockana (273) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 28, 2014
Pours cloudy amber with big white head. Aroma of bread, pineapple, tropical. Light body. Sweetish taste followed by some bitterness and a bit of sourness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (1039) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2014
This one had some age on it but was good nonetheless. Still a strong hop aroma of pine and floral. Nice orange-copper color that was deterred a bit by the particulates floating around. Again, most likely due to age. Strong flavors and well-blended . Bitterness was high and somewhat harsh up front but mellowed quickly. Strong malt background with some sweet and sour maltiness. Good but would have liked to try a fresher bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CraftyBeerTour (72) - Barcelon, SPAIN - JUN 2, 2014
33cl bottle. Not sure this was fresh or well stored, as the aroma is much more subdued than I expected. Giving off sweet things, like baked fruit or caramilised pineapple. Copper brown, nice head. A slight alcoholic sharpness. Enjoyable creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HKdIPA (286) - HONG KONG - APR 20, 2014
Very piney aroma. Ditto for taste. Almost a whiskey-like aroma and taste not in a boozy way but deep and bitter. Caramel too. More interesting than good maybe. Not as sweet or bright as the De Molen Amarillo - bit more subdued unfortunately.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (1062) - oviedo, SPAIN - APR 18, 2014
Botella de 33 cl en llamas. De 2d2dspuma y el lupulo. En el momento en 17-04-2014. Color cobrizo con espuma blanca marfil ligeramente oscura. Aromas maltosos y herbáceos frescos. Cuerpo medio con 6.8 vol. Poco carbónico. Sabores maltosos ligeros con toques herbáceos de lúpulo verde mas o menos duraderos en boca. Menos sabor oleosos y resinoso que la single hop (tomada junto con ella), así con todo esta bastante buena y para repetir, esta también es la segunda.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (3556) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 12, 2014
Aged IPA’s single hop comparing together with and thnx to ( all bottles ) Karin . Since all these are to old, I will judge more gentle here . They all held up pretty well , for their age , and even though I prefer fresh WAY more , they were not too bad at all , to be honoust ! Pours dark amber / almost brown . fast fading, small white head . Smell has faded bitterness, and still some faded aroma aspects . bit honey, bit harsh too , though . Caramel , cardboard , bitter taste . Bit sweet even . Aftertaste is bittersweet . Still pretty nice !

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