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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: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   IBU: 95   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.

jhamp9's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhamp9 (1685) - Corinth, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Orange pour with a thin off white head. Aroma is malty with some sweet citrus and grass. Taste is pine, orange, mango, and caramel. Nice bitterness. Dry finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (6384) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2016
Drank side by side with the 19 other variants of the serie. I would like to note up front that - since these beer’s are no longer in production, they were not fresh. this rating should thus be viewed with that in mind, and can shed a light on the ’ageing’ differences between the variants. They were probably better fresh... Pours rather clear, dark amber, small white foam. Smell is cheesy, sharp, bit bitter. Taste is bitter, cheesy, green hops. Also, for some reason, this is really boozy, whilst others were not.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DialSquare (4321) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2015
12oz bottle from Party Source in Kentucky/Cincy: amber pour with floaties in it and sturdy white head. aroma of sweet biscuity, grass. tastes are malty - spice, caramel, toasty, little soapy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (2844) - GREECE - AUG 29, 2015
330ml bottle. Almost clear orange color with off white head. Hoppy and malty aroma, grassy, piney, light fruity. Sweet and bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kita (1915) - Koper, SLOVENIA - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle, 0.33l. Murky amber brown color with large frothy tan-like head, good lacing, many yeast particles floating and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of grapefruit, ripe passion fruit, grapes and fresh mowed grass. Taste starts with moderate sweet and rich malty with fruity, resinous and herbal following, mouthfeel is spicy, while finish is heavy bitter with average durable aftertaste. Full body, oily texture and average carbonation in palate. Almost perfect...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mecafilo (210) - Perugia, ITALY - JAN 30, 2015
Bottle @ home. Pours with a very dark orange hazy colour, small off-white head. Aroma is medium hoppy, with notes of citrus, herbs and additional notes of grass. Taste is slightly sweet, medium bitter. Medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (13397) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Bottled, 330ml from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Clouded amber with white head. There is a herby, fruity aroma on opening, this does lead to a fuller, fruity beer than many single hop beers. The nugget hop gives a big dose of herbiness along with an earthy, leafy note. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SinH4 (3194) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 28, 2014
As goes for all the Hop Series beers I’ve tasted: the bottles were probably quite old, best before of April/May 2015, so some of the hop characteristics might have already gone away. Nice orange color with big head (darkness varied a bit). First, a weird biological lab smell, then honey. Sweet-bitter, becoming very boozy/lab-like towards the end. Good sweet-bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfrancis (3168) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2014
Pours dark caramel brown with a small off white head and good lacing. Aroma is caramel malts with floral and pine hop bitterness. Taste is intense pine and floral bitterness slightly balanced with caramel malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (10251) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2014
an average aroma didn’t inspire, but it was easy drinkin enough. 95 ibu provided plenty o bitter in the finish. citrus peel, grassy flavor, with a hint of spice."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (11641) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2014
This brew pours a cloudy orange-amber color with a medium thick foamy off-white head that diminishes steadily. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of grainy malt, fruit and hops. Medium body with flavors of grainy malt, ripe fruit and earthy hops. The finish is mildly bitter with a short tropical fruit and hops aftertaste. I assume this bottle is older despite being bought recently, but it is tough to blame the store and not the brewer for not providing dating. Decent overall.

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