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Mikkeller Hop Series Simcoe

 (RETIRED)
overall
97
96
style
Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

bottled
available

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 179   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - 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 (7867) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigrond (1480) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GlassBrass440 (45) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8726) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11252) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6588) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (7752) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2011
Bottle 330ml @ igniztion
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, grape, papaya. Medium sweet and heavy bitter. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
igniztion (313) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2011
Bottle 330ml courtesy of Meilby. Pours cloudy amber with offwhite head. Aroma is grapefruit, slight papaya, grains. Taste is light sweet, very bitter. Medium body, thin, average carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2663) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2011
Bottled. Pours amber and slightly hazy with a medium sized off- white head. Complex and fruity nose of citrus, passionfruit, apricots and notes of pine+ wood. Medium sweet flavor of citrus fruit, caramel and piney notes. Medium bodied, creamy to oily texture and average carbonation. More dry and quite bitter finish. A nice brew.


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