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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmagnus87 (2822) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (8062) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThirstyBird (1940) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stouby (3866) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (5975) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2012
Bottle from Ølkonsortiet, Ålborg. Pours cloudy golden with a big creamy off-white head. Aroma of caramel and weak fruity. Taste is moderate bitter, spicy and herbal., quite good and interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
abemorsten (3036) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2012
330 ml shared bottle kindly provided by gunnar. Bottle no. 8 during our Mikkeller Hop Series tasting. Cloudy deep golden body with a small creamy light brown head leaving excellent lacing. Inviting pollen floral light piny nose. Floral bitter. Smooth. Full bodied. Long bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (5462) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2012
Orange to amber colour, large to moderate head, slightly off-white. The aroma is floral and honeyish, no sign of the feared catpiss notes. The flavour has some resinous notes, and is fairly bitter. Some malty sweetness too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
charlotte (4467) - rødovre, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2012
Bottle.Amber colour with small head.Aroma is dry bitter with taste of fruitys and dry hops medium body and fresh crispy taste,slight flowery and hoppy with crispy finsih.

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