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Mikkeller Hop Series Cascade

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   IBU: 38   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryecatcher (1354) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Bottle from a Binny’s mixed 4-pack of Mikkller’s ’Single Hop’series’. Figured I’d start with this one. Pours orangey, cloudy (my fault as it was in the trunk overnight when it was about 2 degrees here in Chicago), nice off-white head with good retention and nice lacing, a whole bunch of floaties though. Nose is floral (smells a lot like the all the old microbrews that were out before the hop revolution started bringing all the new strains with various flavor profiles in). Hop forward (and hop afterward), grapefruit and wildflowers, decent hoppy bitterness and a soapy finish, however almost no malt detectable, . Drinkable but not very balanced... which would be cooler had this been a Galaxy varietal seeing as that’s my favorite type o’ hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Fredis23 (564) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2013
I was looking forward to Trying Mikkeler, since it gets so many praises of being good and innovative brewer. I was excited to find It’s Hop Series at a reasonable price. Unfortunately my anticipation and excitement was not matched by high standards that everyone praises Mikkeller to live by. Everyone in supply chain is to blame… Mikkeller does not have production dates, Distributor Trying to sell the product no matter what, Binny’s not having balls to stand up to its supplier and let them know that it is out of date and no good. I was pissed… All of them were old and stale, therefore complete waste of time and money. Every time I come across bad batch I swear to stop buying anything that has no dates… I just might do that, since there are plenty of other choices… Going Back to Mikkeller Hop Series… All of them Poured A Shade Lighter Or A Shade Darker of Muddy Brown. All of them Had Smaller or Larger Floaters. Huge Head, Decent Lacing. Earthy, Stale Hops Aroma. Tasted pretty much the same: Earthy, Malt, Stale Hops. Moderate Bitter Finish… Pass It Unless You Know It Is Fresh…

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CPH2200 (345) - DENMARK - OCT 19, 2013
33 cl bottle. Orange brown color. Somewhat sweet and light bitter (38 ibu) taste. Also Spicy. Really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 15, 2013
Pours a cloudy copper with small dense off white head. Aroma is floral, spicy, mild sweet citrus, and toffee. Flavour is grapefruit, spicy, resin, caramel, medium bitterness, and biscuits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (12904) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 8, 2013
Bottle - Pefumy, grapefruit and a spicy pine. Cloudy orange with a great beige head. Lots of pine, like drinking a pine cone. Fresh and nicely balanced for a single hop. Great fun.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorm (1899) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2013
Dunkel gyllen farve med lyst skum. Lukt av sitrusfrukter og sopp. Smak av malt, sitrus og frukt. Melkebaren.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (3547) - Bryne, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2013
Frisk duft av humle og citrusfrukter. Lite skum. Gyllen farge. Frisk litt syrlig smak av citrusfrukter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChopperPY (56) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 19, 2013
Le houblon cascade est merveilleux entre citron et orange avec une pointe de racine

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (3496) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2013
Bottle from Vino Wines. Murky amber body with a huge off-white head. Lots of sticky lacing. Mild aroma of lime, pine and caramel. Flavour is similar - sharp citrus, pine, faint yeast and biscuit. Well balanced flavour, but not particularly powerful. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft carbonation. I had this after the Simcoe - this paled in comparison (but it’s still very nice).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bosta (226) - SLOVENIA - SEP 8, 2013
330ml bottle. Pourse dark hazy orange, with beige cream head that doesn’t last long. Fresh fruity aroma (grapefruit). Taste is very similar, fresh and fruity. Bitter, dry aftertaste.

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