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Mikkeller Hop Series Nugget

 (RETIRED)
overall
87
73
style
Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 187   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.


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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PriorL (1760) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 8, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2013 33cl Bottle. Blind tasting of all 19 Mikkeller Hop Series beers. Shared with Mathieu87. Appearance: amber beer, stable white head. Nose: rather sweet, some peppers maybe. Taste: nice sweet aftertaste, followed by a bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1146) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 4, 2013
Sampled as part of a hop education class. Much more spicy in taste than Bravo or Williamette. Not as smooth as the Nugget. The spicy note appears to be ginger and pepper. As a beer, not as good as B, but maybe a tick better than W. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sir__v (613) - Lille, FRANCE - APR 3, 2013
Color: clear amber beer with some particles, high carbonization and medium white head. Smell: hops, floral noise, grass, caramel and sugar. Taste: strong hops taste with caramel and sugar. Aftertaste: nice bitterness complexity, with grass taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen1 (2340) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2013
Fra flaske på Humle i Annen mars-13: fjerde av i alt 19 i serien, og i likhet med Warrior opplevdes denne som mild for sine 90 IBU. Stikkord var foirsiktig, finesse, deilig blomsteraroma.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HoppyBudgie (692) - SOLA, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2013
Nose is pineapple, lemon. Taste is Haribo winegum, some malt. (From tasting of all Hop series Cardinal 11. March)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (4427) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2013

Appearance: Cloudy deep dark orange color with a smal off white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Grape hoppy and light fruity.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate sweet and a fine bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Typical grape hoppy and fruity, with a solid malty background.
Overall impression: Not to different to the others in this series.
Personal stats: On tap at Crowbar & Bryggeri in Oslo, Norway.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kinz (3274) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Richmond 19th. Medium orange, baked grapefruit aroma, Flavor matches. OK. I would guess that this was a bit past its peak.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teddybeer (2192) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 25, 2013
Bottled. Dark coppery colour with a creamy and large white head, with good lasting and nice lacework. Aroma is hoppy, with hints of caramel and citrus. Flavor has notes of fruits where grapes and peaches are present, also orange peel is noticeable. Dry final maintaining the initial bitterness. Creamy texture on palate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
11th July 2011
Hazy darkish amber beer. Good off white head. Softish dry palate. Nice creamy malt. The Nugget hops deliver plenty of tangy bitterness but not a lot of fruit. Trace of aniseed. Finishes dry. Not my favourite hop.


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