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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: 202   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35066) - 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]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31220) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29333) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20807) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 17, 2011
Draught at Mikkeller Bar. Clear orange coloured with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma of hops and caramel with notes of grape fruits and pine needles. Fruity flavour of citrus, grape fruits and hops with notes of pine needles. Dry hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 12, 2011
Draught@Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen (Aug 8th, 2011). Ambery golden colour with a mediumsized foamy slightly off-white head that also leaves some lace. Aroma is bready malts, mild grains, some grassy and floral hoppyness as well. Flavour is rather similar, but also has some rather fresh fruity tones to it. Actually a quite pleasant session IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16702) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2011
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma with hints of grapefruit. Fruity malty hoppy grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy grapefruit finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15092) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2013
2nd July 2011
Hazy deep amber beer, good pale cream coloured head. Semi crisp and dry palate. Bitterish marmalade orange, minerals and a little malt cream. Dry finish with a bitter briny finish and aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14573) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2012
Bottle from Kihøskh, Copenhagen
Parallel with Centennial, Citra, Palisade
bb 22.03.13, possibly 3 months old

Hazy, bright amber color; medium sized compact head. At first, the hop aroma is very nice, with some fruits and resins, a bit of sweat and manure too, but not very persistent. The body seems bolder here, with more prominent caramel flavor, and some dry toffee; the bitterness level is very high, but the hop seems well blended in this beer; strong hop oils, some piney resins, hiding a fruity trait; the final is long and quite aggressive.
Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14044) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2011
Bottle from Vinens Verden. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich hops, flowers, caramel and malt. Nice bitter finish.


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