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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.


1.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Fredis23 (515) - 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to sell the product no matter what, Binny’s not having balls to stand up to its supplier and let them know that it is out of date and no good.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…

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (6965) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zacgillbanks (2545) - 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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (1571) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zaf (248) - ITALY - SEP 29, 2013
birra edizione speciale single hop "columbus"..niente da dire,sono delle indian pale ale che educano alla percezione di aromi e sapori derivanti dall’uso di un singolo luppolo..birra monotona con questo luppolo piacevole all’aroma ma molto molto amaro nel gusto che ha reso la bevuta difficile.. bevuta all’elfo

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmohno (1135) - Iowa, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Murky amber,rich head,lacing. Aroma is a somewhat sweet toasty/buiscuit malt. Mild hop aroma-this could be aged and definatly wasnt stored refrigerated. Light pine/earthy-evergreen-mint/slight orange. taste is its malt base with light tones of earthy light pine. Pine and citrus in the bitter. Mellow bitter but balanced. I feel a little cheated out of experiencing the true character of columbus by this being as old as whatever date this was made that it does not tell you on the bottle. Ive had his series before but none maybe that fresh,but would imagine they are all pretty great within the first few months.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Panzuriel (1358) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Very cloudy bronzy brew with a head of tan head of small to medium bubbles. Nose is strong with the slightly pine scent of hops. Taste is dry initially with a good hit of hops. They start with more pine but resolve to almost a white pepper on the finish. Body is lively. Finish is a touch of bitters. Quite an interesting beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9780) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 28, 2013
from Erzbierschof - cloudy dark reddish-amber beer with a poor head retention; solid hoppiness where notes of quince dominate; full-bodied, dry and solidly bitter, long fruity hoppy finish with more notes of quince marmalade

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CPH2200 (301) - DENMARK - AUG 24, 2013
33cl bottle. foamy head. spicy, sweet and bitter (114 ibu) with lots of grapefruit. one of the better hops series beers so far

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6533) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2013
330 ml bottle.
Pours a deep orange amber colour with a red hue and a white lacy head. Aroma of strong fresh grass, some caramel, wet earth and mango. Flavour is very pleasant with it’s strong, mainly grassy bitterness with floral undertones, grapefruit, strong herbs, citrus, mango and huge complex earthiness. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Long, lingering bitter, earthy finish. Columbus rocks.


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