hamrech (134) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drinking this second back-to-back with a Challenger, neither is outstanding as Mikkellers go but this is definitely the better of the two. Hops are more prominent and it’s more balanced. Definitely enjoyable.
solidfunk (2992) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty similar to the bravo as none of these are very fresh since I got them onsale at Schneider’s. The hops here is less interesting than bravo though. Still good malt profile, crisp barley. Soft carbonation. Same cloudy orange brown colour.
Cybercat (2985) - Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hoppy aroma has a strong fruity overtone, mainly pear with some apple and a hint of banana. Pours a nice dark chestnut with a fairly thick, if not persistent, dirty buff head. Flavor is fairly hoppy, rather fruity, not at all bitter but not sweet. Texture is firm and leaves a nice woody and resiny hop finish, though it lacks fizz. I’m glad that I caught one more of this series.
monoroc (15) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - FEB 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown to amber cloudy color with an medium head. Aroma is malt, pear, a little bit of pine. Taste is a bit dry, pine with a fruity aftertaste and a fast passing bitterness. It lacks a bit of a body but it isn’t a bad IPA. Just nothing that special (comparing to the other Single Hop beers from Mikkeller).
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazed and speckled amber with a thin white head. Aroma is bready and floral with floral hops and caramel. The malt bill on this one overpowers the average hop profile. Kinda bland with floral hops, caramel, stalky notes and a moderate to high bitter finish.
Madsen1635 (136) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy amber pour with some particles and small offwhite head. Malty aroma with notes of yeast. Taste has citrus and bitterness.
angel77 (511) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella de 33 cl en casa en marzo de 2013. Una de la serie single hops. Una maravilla de Ipa que con su moderado índice de alcohol aporta un increíble sabor y lo que er mejor, que todo ese sabor proviene de un único lupulo. En este caso es el lupulo cluster. Presenta un sabor dulce y oleoso al principio con un amargor poco pronunciado cl final. Una serie de birras que debería de estar en todos los bares siempre. Imprescindible repetir.
jbruner (1959) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
66 theoretical IBU. Pours a hazy dark copper from the bottle with thick off-white head that leaves good lace. Aroma is malty sweetness, caramel and pils, slight floral notes on the back end. Taste follows, nice balance, but the hops have definitely fallen off. Easy to drink, good carbonation, slight bitterness. Definitely not fresh, but interesting concept.
bigguns22 (585) - Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice looking beer dark amber and cloudy with perfect head. Aroma is lite with citrus and tropical fruit notes. Nice smooth easy drinker that has a touch of bitterness in the finsh.
Fredis23 (480) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2013
1.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
I was looking forward to Trying Mikkeler, since it gets so many praises of being good and innovative brewer. I was excited to find It’s Hop Series at a reasonable price. Unfortunately my anticipation and excitement was not matched by high standards that everyone praises Mikkeller to live by. Everyone in supply chain is to blame… Mikkeller does not have production dates, Distributor Trying to sell the product no matter what, Binny’s not having balls to stand up to its supplier and let them know that it is out of date and no good. I was pissed… All of them were old and stale, therefore complete waste of time and money. Every time I come across bad batch I swear to stop buying anything that has no dates… I just might do that, since there are plenty of other choices… Going Back to Mikkeller Hop Series… All of them Poured A Shade Lighter Or A Shade Darker of Muddy Brown. All of them Had Smaller or Larger Floaters. Huge Head, Decent Lacing. Earthy, Stale Hops Aroma. Tasted pretty much the same: Earthy, Malt, Stale Hops. Moderate Bitter Finish… Pass It Unless You Know It Is Fresh…
jamestulloch (1044) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Vino Wines. Murky amber body with tiny yeast flecks floating around. Massive off-white head. Light carbonation. Excellent lacing. Mild aroma and flavour of pear, blackcurrant and boiled cabbage. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft, almost flat carbonation. One of the weaker efforts of the Mikkeller Hop Series.