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Mikkeller Hop Series Cluster

 (RETIRED)
overall
80
55
style
Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (2140) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (12569) - 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!

3.8
   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 :)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (4008) - 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.

3.8
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2012
Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours a rustic dark murky orange/brown with a thick bubbly off-white head. Aroma of grass, sprite soda, wet tree bark, wood, some mild fresh resinous notes. Flavour of dirty grass, wet straw, stale in an earthy way. Like being in a barn with a damaged roof after a huge rain storm - in a glass. Acetone-like aftertaste. Interesting.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (9200) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2012
12 oz. bottle, pours a murky brownish orange with a medium off-white head. Aroma of spicy hops, butterscotch, and cracker malt - the spice is definitely prominent on these cluster hops. Flavour is more muted, with a slight metallic tone dulling the spiciness of the hops, no detection of the butterscotch, backed by lots of crackery malts. Sort a wet earthy quality to it too. Either this is not the most interesting IPA recipe, or the hop is kind of boring. Nevertheless, a solid thirst-quenching IPA, but lacks anything memorable or palate-tantalizing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThirstyBird (2094) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUL 18, 2012
Pours cloudy amber color with lofty tan head. Smells of wet cardboard, mild fruit, spice. Taste is Spice, fruit, caramel malt ending with dryness and slight bitterness. A little oily, light/medium body with crisp carbonation. Overall an enjoyable and interesting IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2012
12oz bottle shared amongst friends. Opened along side others from the Single Hop series. Another one that I liked but didn’t really pull anything super specific from. A good drinking IPA none the less.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stouby (4039) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2012
Draught at Mikkeller. Clear orange color with a white head. Aroma medium malty (caramel) and hoppy (grass, grape fruit). Flavor light+ sweet, medium+ bitter, light spicy, dry finish. Medium body.


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