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Mikkeller Hop Series Amarillo

 (RETIRED)
overall
95
92
style
Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
magsinva (846) - Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Bottle from state line Liqour aged at least a year - so you really aren’t supposed to age an IPA ( look at my cellar to see the reason for the unintentional aging) but I think it mellowed the bitterness to make a smooth brew that played up the caramel, malt notes in the beer. So from my standpoint it was a success, but perhaps not the same brew that Mikkeller envisioned.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2013
Bottled@Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen (backlog). Hazy amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is sweet malts, fruits, catpissy notes as well as some toffee. Flavour is tropical fruits, mild sap, some caramel malts as well as toffee.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Majin (256) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle at cheese shop. Pours a cloudy amber. Reallllly good. Hoppy and delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boozedude (1616) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle at cheese shop..murky brown hazy pour..light brown head... one of the milder ipa’s ive had from mikkeller..but still awesome

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gramity (1301) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
Pours clear amber with a large, frothy off-white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy citrus (tangerine) and floral hops, light biscuit malt and tropical fruity esters. Flavor is heavy hops and medium bitterness, fruity esters, good supporting malt and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PriorL (1279) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 8, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2013 33cl Bottle. Blind tasting of all 19 Mikkeller Hop Series beers. Shared with Mathieu87. Appearance: amber beer, stable white head. Nose: a deep bitterness, very nice scent. Taste: strong bitterness, rather dry, dried fruits.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen1 (2003) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2013
Fra flaske på Humle i Annen mars-13: den trettende av i alt 19 i serien, og ordet inoffensive ble nevnt. IBU 72, men allikevel mild og lite dominerende. Mer ettersmak enn smak.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HoppyBudgie (606) - SOLA, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2013 Grass, prune on nose. Alot of dried fruit in taste. (From tasting of all Hop series Cardinal 11. March)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (4817) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2013
Shared 330 ml bottle at Cardinal Pub & Bar (single hop tasting). ABV is 6.8%, IBU 72. Hazy deep golden colour, moderate white head. Moderate aroma of pine, citrus and dust. Hoppy flavour, but not too bitter - the malts somehow seem drier here than in other varieties of this otherwise identical brew. Notes of resin, grapefruit and dust.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bricktop86 (515) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 30, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2013 Pours hazy copper with a thick white head. Aroma is citrus, light fruit and caramel. Taste follows aroma with a nice balance between bitter and sweet.


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