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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: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (1944) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 6, 2013
Faint hoppy aroma, some bready malts. Lovely dark body with off white head and lacing. Taste is between a 6 and 7 I’d say. Initially kind of grape sweet, with a bit of alcohol. Not a fresh bottle, but not extremely impressive, but still a pretty nice IPA.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
drpimento (2098) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Think I’ve got another single hop past prime. Served with a large, foamy, frothy, cream-colored-to-light tan, long lasting head and plenty of lace. Color is a hazy/cloudy dark amber. Aroma is stale hop, malt, caramel, oak. Flavor’s like nose, stale hop bitter up front , fairly dry, then carbonic tang. Body/carbonation are perfect. Finish is like flavor, long, hint of alcohol. I believe these single hop beers really need to be somewhat fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (1835) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. A hazy orange-brown coloured beer that pours with a creamy white head. It has summer fruit flavours, peppery hop notes and a creamy orange fruity finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tide (1450) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle from Brewdog shop. Dark amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, ripe fruits, a bit of caramel, pine and metallic aroma. Bitter finish with citrus and pine. Not particularly good, the skunky feeling sticks out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (5324) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2013
330 ml bottle.
Pours a dark amber colour with a white foamy head. Aroma of herbs, gooseberry bush and some sweetness. Flavour of herbal hops, floral notes, pine, grass and red berries. Medium bodied, a bit rough mouthfeel and high carbonation. Finishes dry, bitter and rough. Unbalanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmohno (1014) - Iowa, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Pours an amber color,some yeast chunks,good foam.light lace. Aroma of a toffee,raison,kinda sweet,toasty/light roast,grainy maybe. Mostly a sweet brown sugar-raison kind of aroma. Taste is much the same as aroma,figgy,medium sweet raison/toffee,has some dry toastyness. Kind of a citrus beneath the burnt carmelly tones A little pine in the bitter.. Dont know how aged this beer is and if im not just getting all malt or not. Its decent though. Probably not a fair shot at judging cluster hops if its not a fresh beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeoHippie2 (788) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 16, 2013
This was really good. Copper pour with a small white head. Aromas of floral and citrus hops with some nice malt notes as well. Flavor has lots of dried fruit notes and citrus peel. Very well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
graham_murphy (224) - - SEP 11, 2013
Feels like drinking a bit of history - the cascade of yesteryear. It’s smooth and fruity but not too bitter or citrusy. Clearly noble-ish hops. As always, a good beer from Mikkeller.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abijen (1139) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2013
Pours a dark orange beer with a good white head. Smells fruity. Tastes malts fruity with a nice bitter finish. Good average carbo, thin body and a watery texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (5260) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2013
33 cl bottle.
Pours hazy dark orange color with a huge frothy head. Aroma of hops, pine needles, fruits and caramel. Flavor of grape fruits, goose berries, some sticky sweet caramel and resin. A bit too sweet but otherwise decent.

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