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Mikkeller Hop Series Cluster

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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


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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.

esp0r's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
esp0r (2167) - - JAN 27, 2013
On tap at Crowbar
Copper hazy, white head. Smells of caramel, grass, malts. Moderate sweet, not much going on in the flavor sector. Medium bitter, some grass. Interesting to try cluster alone; but for me this beer is more of an experience than a very good beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
borre_m (433) - NORWAY - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle expired. Pours cloudy very slight head. Aroma is strong, but more malts then hops. Taste is also not the greatest. some bitterness, but aroma is too sweet. Drink before expiration date, but if its over, its still drinkable.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MBarni (13) - SPAIN - DEC 6, 2014
Molt bona mobovarietal de mikkeller. Una molt bona ipa monovarietal. Gran ipa

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pricey290483 (611) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
bottle from foodie festival in the old Truman brewery really liked it amber colour with a slight white head. citrus came through in the aroma got a slight orange taste running through it with a nice dry bitter aftertaste at the end a very good beer that i would like more of

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (554) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 28, 2014
As goes for all the Hop Series beers I’ve tasted: the bottles were probably quite old, best before of April/May 2015, so some of the hop characteristics might have already gone away. Nice orange color with big head (darkness varied a bit). Concentrated fruits. Peach. Fruity, sweet taste, also orange peels. Bitterness doesn’t linger too long.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2014
one of the enjoyable low-mid range ibu brews from the 2nd release. citrus fruit and a nice aroma and flavor. nothing elite, but it let’s you know this is a good hop to use :)"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (3933) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle at Cotteridge Wines tasting room; clear amber pour with a creamy off white head, caramel malt aroma, taste has a hint of tangerine, caramel malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jflopsu (719) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Pours a hazy, carbonated, sediment filled amber color with thick tan head. A dark fruit and malt aroma. A strong malty taste with dark fruit, caramel, and light hop taste. Tastes more like a Belgian wheat than an IPA. A raisin/dark fruit aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hop_Hedonist (291) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2014
Okay this is 6 months past use-by date but here goes - the usual (too) robust and (too) heavy (for me) roast malt base - decent complex herbal/piney aroma still there, which is mirrored on the palate - too short lived bitter kick - I like it, although it doesn’t set my world on fire.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Boutip (4999) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle: Poured a dirty cloudy amber color ale with a large light brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of dusty dank hops with leafy notes and some biscuit malt notes. Taste is dominated by dank musty hoppy notes withleafy notes and some biscuit malt. Body is full with good carbonation. Another one where I do have to ask why do retailer keep overpriced IPA which don’t move with no freaking bottling date.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnRMurdoch (3557) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 17, 2014
330ml bottle from Thistle News, Aberdeen. Orange brown, reasonable head. Fruity hop aroma. Soapy biscuit resin fruit hop flavour. Bitter sweet hoppy aftertaste. A new hop and a good one.

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