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Mikkeller Hop Series Citra

 (RETIRED)
overall
96
95
style
Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

bottled
available

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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   IBU: 88   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hair6a11 (1415) - Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Bottle; Pour is murky dark golden with a nice off white head that retains fairly well in this glass - sticky lacing is present here as well. The nose I think is the highlight for me - a nice resinous piney hop profile coupled with nice citrus and lemon notes and a bit of caramel - The flavor profile seemed a touch underwhelming on this one - I was expecting more considering the hop in question - Its a fairly nice brew , either way.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 4, 2011
Sampled on 9/2/2011. This India Pale ale pours a medium orange gold color from a 33cl bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head, with good retention and nice lacing. The aroma is malt, cereal, fruity, sweet, and melon. A medium bodied India Pale Ale. The malts are cereal, fruity and sweet. The hops are floral, citrusy, grapefruity and melonish. Nice balance. Good carbonation. Lots of bitterness, which seems to hang around and not leave. Definitely has that Citra hop character. Touch of sweetness at the finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2801) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 2, 2011
Lemon peel aroma. Bitter citrus lemon finish. A nice peppery aspect on the back of the palate. A good hop varietal with character and presence. A very nice one from my perspective.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RasmusOtt (1397) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2011
Pours amber with a beige head. Aroma is passion fruit, orange, pineaplle, juicy hops, light bread and tangerine. Taste add some grass, lemon peel, pine and more juicyness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blafa (511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2011
Sampled at Mikkeller Hop Series tasting - Dahlbergs, Helsingborg. August 2011.
Big aromas of sour candy, sweets and lemon drops. Sweet citrus notes and sugar also shines through. Nice refreshing taste with a great hop character and just the right sweetness. Long round after taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8290) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maria (10187) - 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!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jaghana (4402) - Strasbourg (Alsace), 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6587) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bragesnak (5395) - 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.


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