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Mikkeller Hop Series Cluster

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overall
81
56
style
Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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.


3.5
   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

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Japalo (1243) - DENMARK - JAN 1, 2012
Bottle@Prśstemosen. Clear copper medium body. Mild nuts some cereal bread flavours. Light bitter finish. Tenth in a row of the Mikkellers series.

3.1
   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

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6692) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle from City Beer. Pours orange copper with a nice beige head and a citrus aroma. There is a fruity toffee flavor with a dry more bitter finish. The hop flavor is not well-integrated with the malt and shows up mostly at the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7616) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2011
Dranken Geers, Oostakker, Nr Gent, Belgie, 12th November 2011 consumed at home 18th November 2011. Pours orange to amber, quite hazy, with medium slightly scummy frothy off-white head. This is a little indistinct and muddy in flavour but there is a hoppiness with a little pine and then some orangey flavours, tiny bit of pithiness, its a reasonably tasty beer. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.5

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Habanero (2721) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2011
Bottled. Pours slightly hazy and pale amber with a huge, fluffy and off-white head. Fair and irregular lacing. Nose of caramel and fruity notes. Medium sweet flavor of earth, caramel and citrus + berry notes. Medium bodied, watery to oily texure and soft carbonation. Pleasant bitter finish. A little boring compared to the other beers in the serie.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GJF (1267) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Itís a solid IPA. The low "overall" rating for this is that itís not nearly as well-made as other single hops. The hop profile is kind of muddy and not all that distinctive.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
musinj6 (405) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 23, 2011
2nd of the Mikkeller hop series that Iíve tried (1st Challenger). Pours similarly honey, slightly darker, and equally hazy. Head less frothy, almost minimal. Very floral and citrusy hop aroma. Taste is minimally sweet up front finishing pleasantly bitter. Slightly sticky on the palate with moderate effervescence. Moderate to heavy bitter finish. Very likeable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2193) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 14, 2011
From the bottle with the cap stamped 8261109. The pour is a foamy capped medium amber with good clarity. The aroma is vaguely smoked with an inviting, mild hoppiness. The body is medium. The taste has a moderate bitterness at the end with a good acidity balance. I simply liked it.


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