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Mikkeller Hop Series Cluster

 (RETIRED)
overall
82
60
style
Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   IBU: 66   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MotherBrother (766) - Aalborg, DENMARK - APR 7, 2012
Pour deep amber, with a very small whte head. Aroma of week pine, grass and mango. Think it’s because this isn’t fresh. Taste is medium bitter. Medium body, with a fizzy carb.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DanielBrown (3924) - 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 I’ve sampled.

3.5
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8986) - 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 that’s what I get. Taste is very nice again: some fruityness, pretty bitter. Medium carbo, medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Butters (3857) - 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 doesn’t really show up that much at all, Flavor however is a bit spicy and clean, with earthy undertones.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (10074) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Butters at the Irish Chanukah tasting. Pours clear amber with a large, frothy off-white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy pine and floral hops, light biscuit malt and tropical fruity esters. Flavor is heavy hops and medium bitterness, fruity esters, good supporting malt, lightly spicy booze, and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8993) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Bottle shared by Butters at the Baltimore Irish Hannukah Gathering, 3/17/12. Thanks! Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a very large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of big bready malts, some caramel, faint catty and herbal hops. The taste is herbal hops, some citrus, leafy notes. Caramel and bready hops. Medium bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7182) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Bottled. Poured fiery medium orange with a dense, sticky off-white head. The aroma picked up orange, pineapple, and spicy floral hoppage over a soft fruit and bready base.. quite nice. The flavor found orange meat and bready notes at the core, with orange zest and peppery bitterness around.. finished spicy with nice balance between the components. Medium-bodied and spicy as mentioned on the palate.. dense carbonation, but it kept moving.. overall really good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (11229) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2012
Bottle. deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is apple, hop, orange, malt. Flavour is sweet, apple, hop, malt, fruit, orange, malt. Taster no 8. OK beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2165) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 20, 2012
A nice fruity (slightly piney) hop aroma and taste. Had this one on tap at the Mikkeller Bar shortly after their single hop series event 2011.


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