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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: 229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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 15/20
crackedmachine (474) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Pours very cloudy, murky, fizzy amber-brown with a foamy, pale-tan head. Very robust, bright grassy hop aroma. Flavor is clean and mild, lightly grassy, with a crisply bitter finish. Rather tame, but makes for a solid, tasty, simple ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3479) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2012
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours dark orange with a big white cap for a head. Nose is superb. Lots of tropical notes - pineapple, coconut, apricot. Almost a sherbert like sweetness behind it all. Quite piney as well. Taste isn’t as forward. A very creamy mouthfeel but covers up a lot of what’s there. Light pineapple and orange zest with soft coconut and more sweetness to finish. The nose is superb but the taste lets it down a touch. A quality brew still

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
peral2 (579) - SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2012 Flaska från Ölkompaniet Aalborg. En av de misnt spännande i deras single hop IPA serie. För lite fruktighet, och inte speciellt mkt beska.God men inte mer. (Fast man har ju större krav på Mikkeller än på de flesta andra nordiska bryggare)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (8432) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle @ Home. Pours slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, dusty, light grassy hops. Flavour of malt, caramel, fairly bitter but a little flavourless hoppy.. Medium body, soft carbonation. 150912

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (23707) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 6, 2012
Bottled (thanks Kimi!). Hazy ambery pale brown colour, mediumsized fluffy off-white head, that leaves some lace. Aroma is mild grassy and some herbal notes with some mild maltyness. Flavour is floral, grassy and herbal with some sweet maltyness. Quite an interesting hop as for the aroma. As for the flavour it’s a good hop for base bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (2315) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2012
On tap at blue monk. Pours tannish amber with off white head. Nose of caramel, flowers, and light citrus. Taste is much the same with strong cutting bitterness. Ok, but i was wishing to taste mikkeller ten instead.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (14337) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2012
Tap at the Cask, Pimlico - 10/08/12. Pours a russet brown to dirty orange in colour with a good half finger of dirty off-white head. Aroma is woody and nutty with a fainter hop profile - a little citrus nose. Burnt toffee/caramel flavour - citrus and pine at the rear, not so prevelant - a little bready. Medium mouthfeel with a dry finish. Not my favourite from the series!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoltonDK (572) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2012
Bottle tasted at Japalo. One finger head. Nice light amber color. Great initatitive That Mikkeller has initiated!! Good basic IPA to taste alle the different hops!! Cluster rocks :)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (4757) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2012
Bottle from Khioshk in Copenhagen. It poured a hazy orange-brown liquid with a dirty white head. Mild smell with a light grassy aroma and some fruits. Mild hoppy taste with some grass and some fruits. A bit to mild, needs a partner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2012
11.2oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a lightly cloudy very dark orange with about a half finger of white head. Aroma of grassy citrus and some floral hops. Taste is light bitter. Pine and citrus with grapefruit. Medium bodied with a somewhat thin texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, pretty good. I would drink this again.

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