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Mikkeller Hop Series Nugget

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2011
bottle... pours a really dark orange, great nice tope head, great retention and lacing, looks great... nice aroma, awesome sweet notes of pineapple with a bit of grassy hops, a bit of molasses, this is great... the taste is pretty decent, but loses a lot of the sweet/fruit notes on the nose, mostly the hops on the taste, still pretty successful

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekstedt (5402) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2011
Bottle (33 cl) from Ölbutikken, Copenhagen, Denmark. Shady amber, medium off-white head. Bisquity malt aroma, with spicy and herbal hop, notes of aniseed. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Fairly dry with a firm bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (2173) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2011
Pours a coppery amber color. Nice sized white head floats atop the liquid below. Peppery and hoppy aroma. Slight bit of malt in there as well. Nice flavor of hops and malt. A bit too dry and not enough hops. Better than the Mt. Hood version, and a decent tasting dry version of IPA. More hops and a bit more body would make this one superb. But it’s still very good on its own.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (3951) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 25, 2011
Pours clear golden amber with a good sized soapy beige head. The aroma has lots of floral, flowery and powdery traits along with some toasty malt hiding in the background. Medium body that’s hints at husks with lightly sharp carbonation. The taste starts off with woody, powdery, floral, citrusy hops along with caramel malt that seems a bit sweeter than others in the series. The finish is quite resiny and dry with grapefruit, piny and floral hops. Really nice IPA, but on the abrasive side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (3722) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2011
Bottle from Beer Planet. Bright amber body with huge puffy head. Nose of hops, really nice. Taste is a very good Nugget hop that is quite sweet, bitter and has nice caramel flavours throughout. Really delectable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (2035) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2011
Hazy amber with a small white head, malty and hoppy. Malt, carbonation and spices. Medium to full body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5405) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 19, 2011
33cl, new Danish brew Anno 2011, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, slightly bitter and sweet fruity, not too heavy, balanced, clear, rocky head, good brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12544) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2011
Bottled 330ml (Beer Planet)
Clear amber color, good beige/off-white head, lace. Nice aroma, not very strong: herbal and peppery, a bit earthy and woody too. Medium-bodied. This beer has quite bitter front, peppery bitterness. Then similar sweet caramelly-fruity maltyness like in all other Hop Series -beers. Relatively short finish for 95 IBU beer. Resiny-fruity notes. Nugget is a nice hop, but perhaps needs some more aromatic pair for nose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (5796) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2011
Draught at Copenhagen Beer Festival 2011. Hazy amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, fruit, malt and with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (7988) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2011
100ml, draught. Initial huge creamy, white-beige head that left fragile lacing behind. Golden-brown body. Moderate aroma of tart bitter fruits. Spicy fruits in flavour featuring lighter notes of malty sweetness leading to an outcome of bitter hops. Another good one in the series, but not among the very best of them (Copenhagen Beer Festival, 28.05.2011).

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