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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2012
11.2oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a lightly hazy dark orange with about 2 fingers of off-white head. Aroma of spicy herbal and citrus hops. Taste is medium bitter and light sweet. Spicy herbal citrus hops with a little bit of caramel. Medium bodied with a lightly sticky texture. Lively carbonation and a pretty long finish. Overall, very good. I would gladly drink this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (8159) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 10, 2011
330mL bottle generously sent across the pond by stobbe74. The bottle pours copper with gold edges and a bit hazy when the yeasty sediment is involved. The hop laden liquid supports a near white sort of head. This is one of the variants I’ve been looking forward to trying. I tend to really dig Cascade hops. The aroma is nice and spicy, just what I like, and is very thinly rimmed with notes of lemon and lesser amounts of other various bitter citrus fruit. The taste is full chewy yummy spicy hops with microscopic thin rings of citrus and floral. Into the finish I get a bit growing bitterness. Love me some spicy hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsenbryg (371) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2011
Smagt hos Morten. Tak til J & C for at finde øl! Humle, korn, halm, grape, fyrrenåle, træ, gul rød, uklar, hvidt tæt langt skum, perlende, lidt sød, bitter, let, tør, livlig, svag lakrids, grønne urter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
back (1842) - Holstebro, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2011
Aroma:malt humle citron grape Ud.:gylden klar Skum:hvidt langh E.smag:sød lidt bitter meget Krop:medium For.:vandede Brus:blød f33cl 3/5-11 @logemøde

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 4, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2011 Bottle @ bottlecraft. Somewhat tame, balanced cascade hop nose. Lacey head atop slightly hazed orange. Lucious body carrying superbly balanced hop flavors with the perfect amount of malt sweetness behind it to really push out the plump juicy flavors of the hop. Wow, I’m actually quite impressed with this one..amazing balance and concentration of hop flavor...not overly bitter at all. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10872) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Orangy pour, fluffy white head. Sweet alcohol aroma, piney hops, yeasty. Flavor is lightly bitter, somewhat malty, piney.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
n0mel (250) - FINLAND - OCT 2, 2012
Bottle. Clear amber color. The head is almost white (a wee bit of brown) and settles quickly. The aroma doesn’t tell me much. It’s not very strong one way or the other. The flavor is what I expect from a single hop IPA, but there is a distinct sweetness in this one. I like it. The aftertaste is clearly different from a regular IPA; it’s a one-sided, sharp bitterness, what I would most closely compare to that left by a grapefruit. Not a pleasant sensation in itself, but as the finish of a sip of this beer it works out fine. Smooth on the palate. Overall, this was a refreshing IPA which I enjoyed. I could not identify Cascade hops in a blind tasting after this one, though!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (14103) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2013
33cl bottle @ home. Hazy orange color, medium sized, creamy, fairly long lasting, fair lacing white to off - white head. Aroma of malts, citrus, oranges, hops, grapefruit. Taste malts, hops, grapefruit, bitter, fruity. Medium body and carbonation. I very much like this. A clean IPA, nothing outrageous, good balance. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoppyBudgie (833) - SOLA, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2013
Weak sage, banana on nose. Taste of sweet fruit, hvite pepper. (From tasting of all Hop series Cardinal 11. March)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gnoff (9569) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2011 First rating
33 cl bottle at Haket, Göteborg, on April 29, 2011
Hazy copper color with particles, fluffy off-white head. Fresh, pine, citrus scent. Spicy, pine, citrus, hoppy taste. Moussy mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.

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.
Cloudy copper color, off-white head. Pine citrus scent. Pine citrus taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.

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