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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: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abijen (1525) - ’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 (6505) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (6895) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2013
Draft. Orangée-ambrée, col épais blanc cassé. Arôme est houblonné dominant de cluster avec un léger fruité de baies. Le bouquet malt reste similaire à la base de cette série. Palais est houblonné amer, un peu suret sur une note fruité et herbacée rappelant un peu le thé vert. Base malt cara-pâle reste modérée avec un houblonnage un peu plus neutre.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zupastan (74) - Kortrijk, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2013
33cl bottle @ home; from Geers Oostakker; side-by-side tasting with 4 others; pours hazy orange with a big white head; low carbo; smell is wood, some fruityness; taste is bitter, dry, some acidity as well, oily. Not the best I had, but still decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9755) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 11, 2013
from Erzbierschof - hazy amber-orange beer under a persistent beige foam; nice lacework; the aroma is fairly spicy with some earthy notes; a good malt backbone, pretty astringent and bitter; long spicy hoppiness, notes of pine needles; very dry

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (5764) - ITALY - AUG 7, 2013
Ambrata buina schiuma piuttosto persistente radice terroso erbaceo caramello non troppo amaro radice erbe

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShaneJ (576) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle from Beer Cartel. Murky brown/amber, strong cut grass, earthy/spicy, dusty/woody, strong bitterness, quite resiney, mild floral notes, some malt sweetness, but hop bitterness dominates. Quite good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CPH2200 (301) - DENMARK - JUL 19, 2013
33cl bottle. light brown murdy with medium head. malty, spicy and dry bitter. not bad but there are probably better beers in this series.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borresteijn (4917) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2013
On tap at Beer Temple, side-by-side with 4 other single hops. Hazy orange colour, white head. Aroma of some tropical fruits, a bit cloying fruitiness, melon. Flavour is malty, light floral, not very outspoken bitterness or hop-flavour here. Light-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJvd (919) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2013
From tap at Beer Temple. Pours hazy orange with a medium off-white head. Aroma is not very strong, some tropical fruits, raspberry, floral, malts. Taste is also floral, some fruitiness, medium bitter.

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