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Mikkeller Hop Series Cluster

 (RETIRED)
overall
81
53
style
Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berntholer (669) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 29, 2013
light beige head that fades slowly, quite some lacing. hazelnut clear colour. malt, caramel, hop and spicy aroma. caramel sweetness followed countered by a hoppy bitterness, quite long bitter aftertaste. medium carbonation and medium body.bottle 33cl

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapez (1502) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013
Bottle. Aroma of nuts, fruit and caramel. Slightly unclear amber colour with huge beige head. Slightly sweet with a bitter and longlasting aftertaste of liquorice.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allanbowers (93) - melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2013
This pours a cloudy deep purple brown colour. Pours with a big big soft head. Single hop IPA. This packs a fairly major hop kick. quite a bitter brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foffern (1061) - Bodø, NORWAY - APR 26, 2013
Bottle at home. The colour is very cloudy brownish amber with a light beige creamy medium head. Aroma of herbal hops, grapefruit, wood and some resin. The flavour is rich and filled with rye, grapefruit, grassy hops and some alcohol and something herbal. Has a rich and slick mouth feel, and a medium bitterness. A balanced and rich IPA with a nice flavour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dasdan (234) - BELGIUM - APR 21, 2013
33 cl bottle from dranken Geers in Oostakker. Nice dark amber color. Fruity raizin nose. Sweet rather caramel taste with a bitter finish. ****

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (802) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 16, 2013
Love the pour and love the mouthfeel but the flavor is just a little too plain. I’m assuming the "single hop" results in a lack of complexity but this beer is still very drinkable. However, it’s almost too smooth and falls short with it’s hop bite. It could probably pass as a very good pale ale but instead falls a little short of being one of the better IPAs.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sir__v (464) - Lille, FRANCE - APR 10, 2013
Color: deep amber orange beer with small carbonization, big white head and particles inside... Smell: autumn nose, flowers, hops, spices, small caramel presence. Taste: sugar, caramel, hops but not so strong and flowers. Aftertaste: caramel, nice dry bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PriorL (1263) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 8, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2013 33cl Bottle. Blind tasting of all 19 Mikkeller Hop Series beers. Shared with Mathieu87. Appearance: amber beer, stable white head. Nose: Bitterness, fruity, some spices. Taste: good lasting bitterness, rather fruity, some malts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen1 (1984) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2013
Fra flaske på Humle i Annen mars-13: den tolvte i rekken, ble servert etter Mount Hood. En forsiktig aroma av røde bær. God smak som ga assosiasjoner til bl.a. blåplommer. IBU 66.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HoppyBudgie (606) - SOLA, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2013
Both nose and taste is alot of rosehip. (From tasting of all Hop series Cardinal 11. March)


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