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Mikkeller Hop Series Citra

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   IBU: 88   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7790) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2011
2011-08-10. Orange body with a small beige head, some floaties. 3+ Flavour is pleasantly bitter, bit of citrus grows as you go. Little bit of caramel-earthy touches, mildly minerally in the finish. 7+ Less bitter than some of them. Pleasant aroma, mineral touches, modest hops. 6+ Average bodied palate. Decent. Mikkeller IPA Tasting at Cole’s, Buffalo

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maria (10136) - Thisted, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2011
All 19 in this hop series are shared with my husband, Anton. It’s hazy bronze with a huge, creamy head. It has a delicious fruity aroma with notes of citrus and exotic fruits. The flavour is sweet with notes of loads of citrus fruits, but oranges and grapefruit stand out. I also find exotic fruits, and the finish is slightly dry and bitter. This hop is truly nice!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jaghana (3819) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - AUG 27, 2011
Bottle 33cl. A clear golden beer with good head. Nose is acid and not pleasant. Very dry feeling, acrid, very bitter, acid notes low fruit flavors. The worst stuff of the series.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6406) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 25, 2011
Bottle 330 ml (Blue Monk’s Mikkeler Hop Series Tasting)
Aroma grassy, herbal sting nettle like aromas, slight fruit funk in character.
Appearance floaters on amber base. Medium plus top, sparse lace. 4-
Flavor and Palate : Clean ,fresh , garden herbal feel with hint of lime. Light and easy going drinkable brew. Sweet smooth finish. One of better one from this series.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bragesnak (5346) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2011
DØE Festival, Valby, DK. Tap, 270511. Amber with off-white head. Aroma of hop spices, citrus and fruit. Flavor with malt. some caramel, ripe fruit and solid bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (5088) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2011
330 ml bottle, from Ølkonsortiet, Aalborg. ABV is 6.8%, theoretical IBU 88. Deep golden to amber colour, huge off-white head. Pleasant aroma of Citra hops, with the expected notes of citrus, also notes of mixed tropical fruits. The flavour has some initial caramel sweetness, then the Citra hops take over. Citrus notes of course, but also resin and a distinct bitterness. Good, but I think the subtleties of this fine hop variety would come through even better with a slightly more moderate IBU.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2011
11.2oz bottle. Poured a hazy amber color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops and some citrus. Tastes of the same with some caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Sampled at Blue Monk’s Mikkeler Hop Series tasting 8/11. Nose is catty with lemon, honey, alcohol, berries, unripe peach. Flavor is peacy with blackberry & lemon. A bit solventy, but in a good way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5750) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2011
bottle sample at Blue Monk, Buffalo. Possibly my favorite of the day. lighter copper orange pour. notes of tropical fruits, san tan lotion, coconut> solid bitterness, balanced flavor with sweet fruity finish, very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9025) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle @ home. Red orange appearance with an off white head. Slightly earthy, mildly resiny, mild grapefruit citrus hoppy nose. Somewhat bitter, resiny, grapefruit, earthy hoppy flavor. Bitter, earthy, citrus hoppy aftertaste.

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