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Mikkeller Hop Series Cluster

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50
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Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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 (3202) - 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 that’s 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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (5871) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2016
Drank side by side with the 19 other variants of the serie. I would like to note up front that - since these beer’s are no longer in production, they were not fresh. this rating should thus be viewed with that in mind, and can shed a light on the ’ageing’ differences between the variants. They were probably better fresh... Pours rather clear, dark amber, small white foam. Smell is aged, bit cardboard, but also madeira. Taste is bitter, dusty - by age - , a bit fruity in the back. Mild pine notes. OK bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (4839) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2015
bottle. Amber with one finger head. I’ve had a lot of beers from this series by now, and this is certainly well past its prime, but I couldn’t pass it by when I saw it in a bargain bin. Substantial malt base. Plenty of caramel sweetness. Fairly oxidized hops at this point, medium bitterness. Not bad, but I’ve enjoyed others in this series a lot more.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rouhlas (2631) - GREECE - AUG 29, 2015
330ml bottle. Dark golden orange color with off white head. Hoppy aroma, grassy, light floral, light fruity, malty too. Sweet and bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lunkie (1774) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2015
Floral hop malt aroma. Amber colour poor head and lacing. Malt herbal grassy floral flavour. Smooth lingering palate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vanvenlo (1712) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2015
Grain and Grape bottle(25-Aug-2015)Spice lemonade aroma.Amber,low head&spider lace.Big malt berry spice flavour.Broad spice malt finish&herbal berry aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SeniorZozo (1110) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 15, 2015
the cascade of yesteryear. It’s smooth and fruity but not too bitter or citrusy. Clearly noble-ish hops. As always, a good beer from Mikkeller.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Huhzubendah (3409) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Dark copper body, mild haze, half inch of tan head. Earthy, malty, herbal, grassy aroma. Malt forward. Ok flavor, but certainly not fresh. Please put a date on beers meant to be consumed fresh.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (11015) - Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Draft (at seemingly an old age). HAzed amberish pour, spicier hop with a pleasant herbal character too.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ordybill (1301) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Poured from a 330 ML bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Has a malt and grass aroma. Appearance- Pours an orange-like color with visible sediment. Taste- Has a grass flavor with some standard IPA hop bitterness. Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate cabonation Overall- Another average beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoNm (2267) - 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.


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