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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: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   IBU: 38   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.

LinusStick's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LinusStick (2854) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2012
A malty bomb of a beer. Aroma and flavor were both heavy on the caramel malt. Tasted like a liquified Sugar Daddy candy. No hop flavor or aroma detectable. Decent carbonation. Not a terrible beer, but not an IPA at this point. This was a dusty bottle sitting on a shelf, so I’m assuming it’s old. Decent carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (8136) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Pours a cloudy brownish-amber color with a medium thick foamy off-white head that recedes gradually. Patchy lacing. Aroma of grainy malt, caramel and hops. Medium body with flavors of grainy malt, earthy hops and ripe fruit. The finish is malty up front with a short fruity hops aftertaste. I assume this bottle is older despite being bought recently, but it is tough to blame the store and not the brewer for not providing dating. Decent overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
osu97gp (649) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Pours a cloudy brown with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma of citrus and malts. Flavor of pine, caramel, and citrus a the finish. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (950) - oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 3, 2014
Botella de 33 cl en casa, de 2d2dspuma. Mayo de 2013. Otro increíble lúpulo de la serie Mikkeller--- Cascade---. Cuerpo medio que se bebe bastante bien con aromas y sabores ligeramente florales y cítricos --pomelo--. Amargo también contenido. Bueno, para repetir sin duda.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
simonblaine (289) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014
Pours cloudy reddish brown with marginal head. Aroma is malty, slightly grapefruity. Taste is....not as good as I hoped. It is missing something, but it slightly malty, acidic, earthy, citrus peel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weark (303) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle from Erzbierschof / Hazy dark amber color, small offwhite head / Citrusy, orange, grapefruit, pine, resinous, floral aroma / flavor is citrusy, malty with hint sof caramel, vinous, earthy / Medium body, Medium bitterness, medium carbonation, citrusy bitter finish / i really love cascade hops but this time i’m a little bit disapointed and this vinous flavor is really strange

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9690) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy and cloudy burnt orange to amber with a large, frothy and bubbly off-white to light beige head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is cardboard oxidation, pine and herbal hops, toast and light cookie malt. Flavor is oxidized and stale hops, medium bitterness, supporting malt and a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryecatcher (787) - 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 (481) - 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 (288) - 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 (969) - 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.

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