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Mikkeller Hop Series Columbus

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   IBU: 114   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (1393) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2014
God duft av citrusfrukter og noe honning. Dunkel gulbrun farge. Tynt lag skum. God smak av citrusfrukter med en fin syrlig ettersmak som sitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reimer96 (1219) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2013
Pours a hazy amber orange with a huge frothy light brown head that leaves tons of lace. Aroma of sweet pale malts, caramel citrus, pine and a light bit of yeast in the background. Taste is a sweet malt base that is balanced quickly with piney & citrus hop flavors. Nice sharp bitterness up front that subdues on the finish and finishes clean. Excellent example of the Columbus hop but if I’d change one thing it would be to have a lower malt base for this particular hop.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ladnewton (1413) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2013
On tap at BrewDog Camden, London on 13th October 2013. Slightly hazy amber with off-white, full-lacing foam. Richly malty aroma with background yeast scents. Very citrussy liquid with sharp "stab" of flavour. Upper-mouth bitterness and grassy hop dominate the finish, the carbonation is fine, with medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HKdIPA (235) - HONG KONG - DEC 6, 2013
Same copper-amber color as the others in this series - very nice appearance. Aroma is spicy, bready, sort of cheesy, maybe even gingery. Feels more carbonated - very bubbly. A bit of breadiness balancing the hoppy bitterness. Very bitter in a different way than the others - not much else going on though. One of the less interesting of the series.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
CacheManyHose (179) - HONG KONG - DEC 6, 2013
Smells very yeasty in a very slightly cheesy way, with some nice malty breadiness. Taste doesn't match the aroma at all - it's quite bitter and dry without much other flavour. Medium body, very dry. A little boring but not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hobsch (500) - Cologne, GERMANY - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle 0.33l from Daniels Tongeren. Pours hazy orange amber with medium off white head. Aroma has resin, caramel, earthy, bread, citrus. Taste has light malt sweetness, is medium to very bitter, citrus. This beer has a medium body and soft carbonation. Finish is bitter and long. Boozy aftertaste. Not an easy going IPA but interesting and drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Fredis23 (481) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2013
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…

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (6208) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle from John’s Grocery in Iowa City. Slightly hazy deep orange pour with a white head. Pine, but not resiny or bitter. Kind of a mint / menthol vaporous thing going on. Some citrus. This is really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zacgillbanks (2302) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This orange-amber beer has rich orange marmalade and burnt caramel flavours a creamy mouthfeel and pine on the finish. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (1384) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle from Vino Wines. Hazy amber body with a thin off-white head that holds well. Aroma of mint, white grape, caramel and grapefruit. Bright flavour of minty mouthwash, sharp blood orange and dusty yeast. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft carbonation. A lovely beer that has given me a new appreciation of the Columbus hop.

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