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Mikkeller Hop Series Cluster

 (RETIRED)
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82
59
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Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 221   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.


LinusStick's rating

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LinusStick (2944) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Meh... A decent beer at best. I am suspect as I got this dusty bottle off of a shelf and have no idea how old it is. I say this because I taste no hops. Aroma was next to nothing. Could pick up some spices and lemon but thatís it. Ver weak. Pour was a nice enough dark gold with lots of small sediment floating around (a plus!). Taste was alright. More sour than bitter, there was hints of ginger and lemon with a slightly bitter grapefruit finish. Nice carbonation.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoNm (1109) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - APR 8, 2015
Pours a hazy orange-amber color, topped with a sizeable and lasting tan colored head. Lots of particles floating around. Initially some fruity notes, pine aroma and later on more biscuity and caramel aroma. Taste begins with some sweet biscuity notes, followed by a moderate hoppy bitterness and a slightly herbal aftertaste with some metallic notes. Not bad, but nothing really special.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
borre_m (449) - 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.

4.7
   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

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pricey290483 (638) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (645) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 28, 2014
As goes for all the Hop Series beers Iíve 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 doesnít linger too long.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6578) - 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 letís you know this is a good hop to use :)"

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (4049) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jflopsu (743) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hop_Hedonist (300) - 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 doesnít set my world on fire.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Boutip (5025) - 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 donít move with no freaking bottling date.


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