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Mikkeller Hop Series Cluster

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 225   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   IBU: 66   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2012
Tasting Session of Mikkeller Hop Series: Tasting nr 8. Darker amber coloured beer with some lighter carbonation and a medium slightly off white head. Fruity hoppy bitter hinted aroma. Full palate with some clear bitter hoppy hints.. Finish is longer rather fruity bitter hinted; Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grima (2189) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - APR 26, 2012
The beer is dark amber colored with high, long-lasting, off-white head. Aromas of pine, also a bit caramel and malts. Starts with lots of caramel and pine wood, in the background strongly resinous, slightly fruity with citrus notes. The middle part is very bitter hoppy, with lots of pine and citrus, in the background something orange. Goes into a very fruity bitter finish with a lot of grapefruit, also slight hints of pine and orange.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (4306) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - APR 21, 2012
Apple, fermented fruit, cheese, cereal. Light body but medium carbonation. Light bitter (for a Mikkeler IPA). Bit of a belgian aftertaste. Decent, but Mikkeller can do better. (At the Cask Pub and Kitchen)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (14041) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2012
Bottle at CPK, London. Pours clear amber with a foamy, white head. Toasty malt nose with leaves and dry fruits. Medium sweet flavor with toast, melon, light earth and light alcohol. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Light sticky finish, resinous, with ripe fruits, leaves and dirt. OK. A new hop for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (5806) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2012
Bottle @ CPK. Cheers to Leighton for the pour. Light amber color with a big white head. The nose is a big funky, sweet orange. Light green apple. The taste is fermented apple juice. Some golden graham sweet cereal. Some cinnamon and maple syrup. Quite malty, though this is an older bottle. Very silky mouthfeel. Active carbonation. Overall, pleasant beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MotherBrother (813) - Aalborg, DENMARK - APR 7, 2012
Pour deep amber, with a very small whte head. Aroma of week pine, grass and mango. Think itís because this isnít fresh. Taste is medium bitter. Medium body, with a fizzy carb.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DanielBrown (4112) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
Bottle bought at Cask Pub and Kitchen and supped at home. Amber colour rocky head and sticky lacing. Smells tinny, like a nondescript UK Bitter. Taste is well, err very disappointing. Caramel, metallic wateriness. A mush of leaf and twig, with some Marstons. Very disappointing; worst Mikk product Iíve sampled.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - APR 3, 2012
Muddled iced tea body; thin beige head. A little nondescript. Sort of caramelly/tea/metallic flavor. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (10175) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2012
33cl bottle @ home. Hazy medium to dark orange color, big dense white to off-white head. Smell hops, malts, herbs and grapefruit. Taste malts, hops, citrus, grapefruit-bitter. Different from the other beers from this series by Mikkeller because of the herbs in the aroma. At least thatís what I get. Taste is very nice again: some fruityness, pretty bitter. Medium carbo, medium body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Butters (3963) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Sampled at the Irish Hanukkah Tasting. Sampled side by side with 13 other ones, and all the bottles must be at least 6 months old by now. Clear amber pour with fair soapy offwhite head. The aroma doesnít really show up that much at all, Flavor however is a bit spicy and clean, with earthy undertones.

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