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Mikkeller Hop Series Challenger

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   IBU: 51   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2013
33 cl. bottle. Dark amber color with a short white head. Good retention and lacing. Mild on the IPA aromas and flavors. A bit of hops on the finish,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShaneJ (688) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2013
Bottle from Beer Cartel. Hazy amber/brown, smallish head disappeared quickly, strong caramel/malt, not much hop aroma coming through, little bit spicy, some floral/fruity (black currant?), very sweet, mild bitterness. Nice, but not my favourite Mikkeller Single Hop.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kaser (3791) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Big beer. Dark pour. White pour. Pretty good beer. Not bad. Pretty good I'd have it agoaib

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boozedude (2172) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Hazy brown light pour.. meh on taste..dead fruit. Pretty ddecent..not my fav mikkeller...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
samsmith33 (524) - - MAY 3, 2013
Aroma is mild fruity, Orange, pineapple, slightly yeasty. App-cloudy Orange, a lot of sediment large white globules. Small creamy head. very refreshing. Alcohol is well mask. Light taste with a creamy finish. Smooth light feel, very nice to drink. Carcobation is low for an IPA, but this beer feels good. A nice Ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
berntholer (1311) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 28, 2013
light beige head that slowly disappears, good lacing. hazelnut brown somewhat cloudy. malty, yeasty, hoppy and spicy aroma. spicy flavour followed by a bitterness and caramel. long soft bitter aftertaste with some nut-like taste. medium body and medium carbonation. quite good but not my favorite in the series. bottle 33cl

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PriorL (2488) - 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: Sugar, caramel even. Taste: a full all round sweetness, i think this hop can bring a very good balance in a beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (13539) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle at home in London. Pours mostly clear caramel-gold with a large, off-white foam head. Toasted pine in the nose, light brown sugar, brown bread. Light to medium sweet flavor, crunchy leaves, brown sugar, dried out pine. Medium bodied average carbonation. Bitter leaves to finish, further brown sugar notes, brown bread. Seems a bit faded.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (3288) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2013
Fra flaske på Humle i Annen mars-13: Nr. 17, og flere i panelet har kastet inn glasset og forlatt åstedet. Ovesen & jeg holder stand! Bitter (tross kun 38 IBU som var en av kveldens laveste), men deilig. Fruktig og god. Fikk først en stjerne i margen, men den ble strøket. hvorfor husker jeg ikke...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoppyBudgie (812) - SOLA, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2013
Nose is toasted, caramel and some pine. Taste is fruity and buttery. (From tasting of all Hop series Cardinal 11. March)

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