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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: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WanderinCelt87 (197) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Goes down smoother than what I was expecting. Has an amazing aroma. Whish I could try it on tap.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 15, 2013
Pours a hazy copper with some sediment(looks like hops maybe a touch of yeast), an averaged sized off white head and a lot of lace. Aroma is citrus, sweet tropical fruits, some resin, and a light malty backbone. Flavour is resin, citrus, light pine, medium sessionable bitterness, earthy, fruity, and caramel malt notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thornecb (5498) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 27, 2011
Pours deep amber into a snifter. Off-white head with medium retention recedes to hug rim. Sweet resin aromas. Sweet caramel upfront turning to deep, dark resin in the lasting finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorisPPattyn (9470) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 12, 2011
Part of a third flight of five out of nineteen 4 days test. Thick, dense, very yellow head, some lace, over very cloudy orange-amber beer, well-carbonated. Rich citrus nose, bitter and other oranges, hint at buttermilk. Pure bitter orange, orange marmalade, very clean bitter citrus flavour; finish as grapefruitpeel. Medium bodied, quite slick. Aftertaste is really bitter, but still intensely fruity. As expected, a superb IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Valito (31) - Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 25, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2013 33 cl. tomada en el Lúpulo Feroz. Posee color cobre y el sabor muy bien balanceado. Muy adecuada como era de esperar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gnoff (9569) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2011 First rating
33 cl bottle at Haket, Göteborg, on April 28, 2011
Hazy copper color, yellow head. Malty, sweet, caramel, citrus, lemon, lime scent. Sweet, caramel, citrus, hoppy, dry, bitter taste. Moussy mouthfeel, rather high bitterness.
Amarillo once again comes out as a nice single hop choice. Still, alcohol could be lower for drinkability.

33 cl bottle at Haket, Göteborg, on June 23, 2011
During a beer tasting of trying all 19 beers from this series on one night.
Hazy copper color, yellow head. Citrus herbal scent. Herbal citrus taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2012
Bottle at På Besök, Malmö
Parallel with Bravo, Cascade, Simcoe
bb 15.03.13, possibly 3 months old

Hazy amber color; medium sized creamy head. The aroma, although not too strong, is very pungent, with citrusy fruits, cedar, passion fruit; very satisfying. The dry toffee flavor is almost completely hidden by the hop here (and this is not a bad thing); still, the toffee flavour could be cleaner… The hop carries a god mix of fruits and resins, aggressive in a good way; there is some bitter orange, cedar and passion fruit. Long final. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2012
11.2oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a lightly cloudy dark amber with about a finger of thick white head. Aroma of spicy citrus. Taste is light bitter. Spicy citrus with some herbal undertones. Medium bodied with a somewhat sticky texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, very good. I’m a fan of Amarillo hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (5775) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Aroma is citrus, yeast and a hint of lime/kiwi. The flavor is lime, fruit, citrus, a grapefruit pulp-like palate and a mix of tart and bitter in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnRMurdoch (4365) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2013
330ml bottle courtesy of mr_h. Reddish amber brown, decent head. Toffee hop aroma. Tropical fruit & hop flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Not a typical IPA but still really good.

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