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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: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   IBU: 66   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 12/20
gunnfryd (12067) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2349) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (16144) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2012
Draught at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen
Parallel with Willamette

Hazy amber color; small head. Mild caramel aroma, light toffee fudge and candi sugar, and sushi (better than the Willamette). Neutral caramel flavor, on the dry side, and neutral hop component; there is a correct (strong) bitterness level and a light but pleasant fruity touch, but also a bit dusty in the final.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Bottle. Clear dark golden with a fizzy white head. Clean citrus hoppy aroma and taste with a sweet cereal grain finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Palme (3605) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2012
0.33l bottle from Kihoskh, Copenhagen shared with ClubGonzo and the rest of Bergen Tasting Crew. This one pours a clouded copperish body with a light beige bubbly and sidesticking head. The aroma has tones of the, by now well known, cat piss, some berry-branches and perhaps even some light sweet melon. Average carbonation levels here and a mild oily mouthfeel. Flavors are malty, some berry and melon tones. Ends light dry with a mild clustery-bitter aftertaste. Maah, not a favorite this hop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2012
(330ml bottle) Pours a clear orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of florals, caramel, herbal, and perfume. Flavor of grass, caramel, earth, and light fruitiness with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kriegbaum (845) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2012
Bottle 33 cl hazy amber with an orange glow. Large creamy off-white head. Aroma of malt and citrus together notes of ripe fruit. Taste sweetish and contains grapefruit and ciotrus with notes of caramel. Moderately bitter in taste and aftertaste

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Japalo (1390) - DENMARK - JAN 1, 2012
Bottle@Præstemosen. Clear copper medium body. Mild nuts some cereal bread flavours. Light bitter finish. Tenth in a row of the Mikkellers series.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: June 18, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear copper, frothy beige head
Aroma: dry malt aroma, light spicyness, hint of citrus
Flavor: caramel malt flavor, lots of earthyness, touch of caramel sweetness, light spicyness, fruityness emerges over time
Overall: a good basic fruity and earthy hop
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7898) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Bottle. Pours with a clear orange to amber hued body with a thick, off-white head. Good lace with pretty decent retention as well (same appearance descriptor for all of the beers in this series). Aromas are of overripe fruit and light citrus, estery, grainy, leafy, grassy, tea like. Flavors are of tea, fruity, grassy, overripe to slightly rotting fruits, some sewage/garbage notes and menthol on the finish. Medium bubbles, somewhat dry.

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