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Mikkeller Hop Series Nugget

 (RETIRED)
overall
87
72
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: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   IBU: 95   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJvd (781) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2013
From tap at Beer Temple. Pours hazy orange with a medium off-white head. Bit more herbal than the magnum, some grassy hops, malty, lavender. Again herbal, grassy some malts, medium bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barrelbelly (622) - BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2013
Nugget is not really a hop that is tasteful enough to support a beer. Only the grassy bitter hop taste comes through. Further a quite flat and watery beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kappldav123 (4700) - GERMANY - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle looks simple but good. Beer in the glass golden-copper coloured, nice head. Modest soapy aroma. Starts dry-hoppy, a bit wheaty, fine spicy. Some salty hints. Finish drier, still a bit soapy. Okay.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 1, 2013
from Erzbierschof - pretty clear dark orange beer with a poor head retention; aroma of tea and horse stable; a good malt backbone, light sweetness, assertive and solidly bitter; dry and long aftertaste of tea, herbs, almonds and an increasing never ending bitterness - very interesting

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (2740) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2013
Keg at The Southern. Pours a hazy amber with thin white head. Resin and caramel aromas. Taste is well-balanced between sweet and bitter. Palate a little thin, but good carbonation. Not bad.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidmartinek (3507) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Very cloudy copper with a frothy, dirty head. Sticky, lace blankets the glass. The aroma is earthy bitterness with a strong malt backbone, and though the hops dominate, it is balanced. Smooth fruity bitterness with a strong maltiness characterize the flavor, though the beer is definitely hop forward. Strong but still smooth.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20216) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2013
Draught@CPH BF 2011. Slightly hazy amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is wood, resin, grass and some sweet malts to balance it up. Flavour is peach, citrus and soem toffee.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gramity (1301) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
Poiurs hazy orange with a creamy white head. Aroma of malt, careamel, fruity, light citrus. Flavour is malt, caramel, peach, citrus, light pine. Medium body, average carbonation, ends fairly bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Foffern (1150) - Bodø, NORWAY - APR 12, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours a golden amber colour with a sand-coloured medium head. Aroma of fruity and herbal hops with grapefruit and resin. Very powerful hops in the flavour, feels very grassy and there’s also resin and lots of bitter grapefruits.Sweet and fruity at first but the hops are very dominating in the aftertaste. Slick and soft mouth feel, and a heavy lingering bitterness. Starts well but the heavy bitterness makes the beer a bit unbalanced in my opinion.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Uhlen (251) - Trondheim, NORWAY - APR 11, 2013
Cloudy dark golden liquid with a medium offwhite head. Pretty sweet aroma with some citrus notes. Taste is more grassy, with alot of malty sweetness. Nothing special though.


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