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Mikkeller Hop Series Mt. Hood

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   IBU: 33   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (8302) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Bottle from City Beer. Pours cloudy copper with a huge beige head and a citrus aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor with a disappointing lack of hop bitterness. The Mt. Hood did not complement this brew, although it is still quite drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GJF (1448) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - NOV 23, 2011
A straightahead IPA. It’s well made and tasty--with a dry, quite bitter finish--but still not one of the best of their single hops. Not as distinctive as some, but still good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (4998) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2011
Bottle from Kihoskh, Copenhagen. Pours a dark hazy orange body with a small white head. Nose is light fruity peachy tones with hints of almond and pine. Taste is wet leaves, red berries and hints of cough syrup and pale malts. Very smooth and inoffensive. Slightly bitter grassy aftertaste. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wlajwl (5062) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 24, 2011
Mild hoppy and slightly effervescent aroma. The flavor has a dry hop bite to it but seems to missing the big hoppiness it should have. Decent, not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Meilby (10310) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2011
Bottle 330ml @ igniztion
Pours cloudy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and floral. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medum, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
igniztion (313) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2011
Bottle 330ml courtesy of Meilby. Pours a cloudy amber with dense offwhite head. Flowery aroma with maybe a slight hint of citrus. Light sweet, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
_angst_ (4142) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2011
Bottle @ Mikkeller Bar on October 15. Pours deep golden with a small white head. Smell is slightly stale with bread and papaya. Taste is fresh and bitter with lots of sweet tropical fruits, some bread and some alcohol. Finish is bitter and pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (12160) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Bottle poured a clear amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of biscuit, orange and floral notes. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, orange, light floral notes and a hint of grapefruit with a crisp dry moderatly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 11, 2011
Flöska at Mikkeller Bar. Nice golden amber colour, medium off-white like head. Pleasant hoppy citrus mild fruity like with caramel. Good mouthfeel. Flavour is fruity hoppy with caramel and malt, some citrus, good bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7777) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 10, 2011
330mL bottle generously sent across the pond by stobbe74. The bottle pours copper with gold edges and a bit hazy when the yeasty sediment is involved. The hop laden liquid supports a near white sort of head. The aroma has modest notes of spices, floral and really little else seems to be going on other than a sense of the base beer’s sweet pilsner like maltiness. The taste starts floral with hops and rolls quickly into spicy hoppiness and a modest level of bitterness. Not as black licorice like spicy as I was expecting.

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