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Mikkeller Hop Series Simcoe

 (RETIRED)
overall
96
96
style
Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2012
(330ml bottle) Pours a clear orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of mango, peach, orange, lemon, and grapefruit. Flavor of caramel, peach, and grapefruit with a lingering bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: June 19, 2011
Mode: Draft
Source: The Porter, Atlanta
Appearance: hazy copper, creamy beige head, icy lace
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, orange, citrus
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, hint of spicyness, light balancing bitterness, strong amonia essence

Date: September 22, 2011
Mode: bottle
Source: sherlocks
Appearance: hazy orange, frothy white head, sticky lace
Aroma: sweet citrus aroma
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of citrus, heavy balancing bitterness leaves a long bitter finish

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: **+ /4

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7869) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Bottle. Pours with a clear orange to amber hued body with a thick, off-white head. Good lace with pretty decent retention as well (same appearance descriptor for all of the beers in this series). Aromas are candied christmas fruit, evergreen, pineapple and tropical fruit. Flavors are papaya, floral, fruity, dank and pine. Medium bubbles, clean bitterness, really dry. One of my favorites in this series.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Japalo (1257) - DENMARK - JAN 1, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2012 Bottle@Præstemosen. Slight haze copper medium body. Fresh red grapefruite flavours. Low bitter finish. Seventh in a row of the Mikkellers series. Best so far. Retasted one year after. It has lost a lot of its flavour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GlassBrass440 (71) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 12, 2011
Aroma: spices (pepper), earthiness, and some pine. A bit odd considering the citrus power of Simcoe hops, but the age may be a factor in this. Appearance: dark redish-orange. Reminds me of the color of 70s carpet or upholstery. Moderate head retention leaves thin wisps of bubbles across the surface. Taste: caramel malt and piney hops give way to some citrus before mild alcohol finishes the show. Palate: medium bodied. medium-high carbonation. Overall: Best of the single hop series I’ve had so far, but I wish I had it fresher.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11494) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 25, 2011
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours amber with a slight beige head. True cat piss aroma. Med body. Flavor is toffee and piss/pine. Brilliantly bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Picked a few bottles form Mikkeller, tried the Hop Series. This one is also very good. Pours with a big head but is a excellent IPA

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6772) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 24, 2011
Bottle from City Beer. Pours orange copper with a modest beige head and a harsh fruity aroma. There is a smooth caramel malt flavor that transitions smoothly fto moderate piney bitterness. This combination works well.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8912) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2011
A great showcase for the Simcoe hop. What a great idea this series is. Orange citrus in the aroma, in the taste. A bit puckering, quite the IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hollardustin (327) - Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Pours medium amber with huge fluffy white head. Aroma is orange, tropical fruit, citrus, pine, and some woodiness. Taste is delicious simcoe hops with plenty of fruit, citrus, and pine. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. This is an excellent IPA.


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