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Mikkeller Hop Series Magnum

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   IBU: 94   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (2704) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2013
Bottle from Vino Wines. Murky amber body with a thick off-white head. Excellent lacing. Aroma of grain, pale malt, grass. Earthy flavours - rocket, wood and grass. Nice bitterness and a light spicy finish. Medium body with a frothy mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. I think Magnum would work really alongside a hop with a tangy, fruity profile.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zacgillbanks (3778) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This dark amber beer has rich sherry and orange marmalade flavours, pine and grapefruit with warming citrus on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
floydian1 (1284) - FNQ, Australia, - OCT 16, 2013
330ml bottle at home. This one is sweeter and maltier than the others I have tried in this series. Deeper amber body with fluffy white head with again caramel malts and orangey citrussy hops dominating the aromas. Moderate dry bitter hop finish. Satisfying smooth malty mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christpuncher (2412) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2013
A single hop, magnum is one of my favorites. Super bitter but not as dry as the others. The taste is a little sweeter and it is smoother. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Hazy copper pour with an off-white head. Aromas of citrus peel mainly. Flavor has lots of citrus peel as well with some earthy/pine notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuartyboy (1213) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Mr_H flavour is of dry orange slightly sweet but also sour which is overpowering on the finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (4211) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2013
330ml bottle from Valhalla’s Goat, Glasgow - amber brown with a marginal haze, thin off-white head, citrus, fruity, green hop aroma, bittersweet heavily hopped, dry hoppy finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnRMurdoch (4058) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2014 330ml bottle from Valhalla’s Goat. Hazy reddish amber brown, reasonable head. Dry grain hop aroma. Dry biscuit resin hop flavour. Bitter aftertaste. A decent IPA but not my favourite hop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (8286) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 30, 2013
Draft. Ambrée trouble, col blanc. Arôme de pin avec ce petit ajout résineux qui semble dominer le tout. Le tout suivi de ce léger bouquet malté renfermé. Palais est malté, pin restant très distinct, note aiguille de sapin, léger caramel avec ce côté sève ponctué d’un fruité tirant sur le tropical. Amertume moyenne pour une bière qui reste axée sur une base de malt dominante. Pas certain de la fraicheur des fûts, mais la bière reste solide.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (8479) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2013
33 cl bottle.
Pours hazy orange color with a large head. Aroma of very resiny hops and caramel malts, the hop profile is quite aggressive, some grass and herbs also. Flavor of hops, hay, some pale malts, caramel and goose berris, lingering citric fruits on the aftertaste. Bitter palate, sticky sweetish finish. Again, a bit too stuffy and I didn’t quite like the hop profile.

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