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Mikkeller Hop Series Columbus

 (RETIRED)
overall
93
89
style
Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   IBU: 114   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsenbryg (371) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2011
Smagt hos Morten. Tak til J & C for at finde øl! Humle, korn, halm, grape, fyrrenåle, gul rød, uklar, hvidt tæt langt skum, perlende, lidt sød,meget bitter, let, tør, livlig,

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10928) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2011
clear brown, smooth offwhite head. Flowery and bitter hoppy aroma. Faint malty. Flavor is flowery, nicely bitter. Flowery and bitter ending.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2011

Bottle 330ml.

Clear medium orange colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, perfume, flowers. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light heavy bitter with a long duration, acrid - peel bitter, the late finish is quit bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110503]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2011
Unclear honey-amber beer with a tan head. Classic american hop profile with green raw hops, fruity sweet and medium bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2011
Bottled. A slightly hazy amber beer with a huge lazing off-white head. The aroma has notes of citrus fruits, Columbus hops, on a caramel background - very distinct Columbus. The flavor is sweet with notes of lemon and grapefruit on a malty caramel background, leading to a bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (32126) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2011
33 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a huge white head. Aroma is peachy and citrusy. Bitter, citrusy, peachy and slight lemonish. Solid bitter and citrusy hops fruity finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2011
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of Ungstrup. Pours a clear deep golden with a dense and lacing white head. Very fresh and citrusy hop aroma. Medium body, the usual malt base is here overpowered by a massive hoppiness - in a good way mind you. Citrusy and dry, gets somewhat dusty towards the end. Nice. 040511

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7979) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2011 First rating
33 cl bottle at Haket, on April 29, 2011
Hazy copper color, yellow fizzy head. Fruity and alcohol scent. Sweet, citrus, bitter taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
6/4/6/4/12=3.2

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33 cl bottle at Haket, Göteborg, on June 23, 2011
During a beer tasting of trying all 19 beers from this series on one night.
Clear copper color, off-white head. Cheese hoppy scent. Citrus, bitter taste. Medium mouthfeel, high bitterness
6/4/7/3/13=3.3

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11259) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 30, 2011
Bottle, bought @ LIVA, Kolding.
Clear coppery golden with a big, yellowish, frothy head. Aroma has strawberries, pine, resin, plant sap, lime and passionfruit. Light caramel doughy malt behind it. Medium carbonation, creamy and elegantly dry mouthfeel. Flavour is very lovely, the malt profile balancing the heavy hops well. Again passionfruit, grapefruit, pine and plant sap dominating. Some red berries in the back. Very lovely.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10459) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 24, 2011
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Frothy off white head. ARoma of flowers, caramel, pine and some grape. Flavour of flowers, citrus, caramel, pine, sweetness and light fruits. Medium to full bodied. Has a flowery and grapy heavy bitterness in the end.


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