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Mikkeller Hop Series Magnum

 (RETIRED)
overall
82
58
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: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   IBU: 94   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.


Bathory's rating

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bathory (458) - Bryne, - NOV 29, 2012
A bot more malty aroma than the other, but I didn’t get much out of the smell. Grape notes are present, together with some peaches and metallica notes. Very bittet finish. A bit unbalanced with just the magnum hops.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (909) - The Colony, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Good and still relatively strong. Citrus and spiced hop aroma. Burnt orange color with a good head. Slightly full and with good weight. Carbonation was still strong. Harsh bitterness up front that subsided a little. Slightly sour and sweet malt flavors to finish. Enjoyed it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigguns22 (676) - Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Very good beer. Amber in color with a nice creamy head with a little yellow in it. Aroma is caramel and citrus. Caramel and floral flavors are most noted. Also some citrus and pineapple sneak in.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (3106) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 12, 2014
Aged IPA’s single hop comparing together with and thnx to ( all bottles ) Karin . Since all these are to old, I will judge more gentle here . They all held up pretty well , for their age , and even though I prefer fresh WAY more , they were not too bad at all , to be honoust ! Pours dark amber / almost brown . fast fading, small white head . No smell at all . Taste is straight bitter . No complexity, no other tastes . no aftertaste, but a bit of dusty bitterness .

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (3997) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 11, 2014
A little more poignant than cluster but bravo has still been the best. Some citrus and peel here. Barley malt a little light tasting here. Medium bitter finish. All of this are very difficult to tell apart. Pours brownish orange with food head and lacing. Bottle on sale at Schneider’s.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
angel77 (947) - oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 5, 2014
Botella de 33 cl en casa. Mayo de 2013, de 2d2dspuma. Bastante buena dentro de la serie con 94 ibus bastante interesantes, regusto resinoso y amargo final bueno. Buena Buena, para repetir claro.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lubaba (1) - - DEC 23, 2013 does not count
Mikkeller’s single hop brew is a fantastic way to familiarise with different varieties. First hop tasted and double thumbs up for this beer. Appearance: orange pale . thick persistent brown head. Aromas: caramel. yeast. slightly citrusy. pine. taste: slightly bitter with long bitter after taste. good balance between sweetness and bitterns.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
weark (301) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - DEC 12, 2013
Bottle from Erzbiershof - hazy amber color, with small beige head - aroma is caramalt, light citrus, light spices, pine - flavor is cramalt, pine, resinous, hints of yeast and citrus - Medium body, medium bitterness, dry, long bitter dry finish - not my favourite hops but interesting to try

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tadahster (112) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 12, 2013
Bitterness and herby quality, some grass and little cereal sweetness. But as all of these single hop beers: onion, fennel and rubber. Somewhat brutal, somewhat good.

1.1
   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…

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kingstoni (1507) - FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
Bottle. Hazy deep golden color with a foamy off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit and spruce. Dry taste with medium bitterness and some sourness.


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