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Mikkeller Hop Series Sorachi Ace

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 269   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   IBU: 102   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14089) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2011
Bottle @ Odense Single Hop Event, May 2011. Pours cloudy golden with a small lasting white creamy head and lacings. Dry, fruity and herbal with notes of bubblegum. Smooth with a dry and bitter end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsenbryg (371) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2011
Smagt hos Morten. Tak J & C for at have fundet øl. korn, halm, fyrrenål,grape,træfad, lys rød,lidt sød, meget bitter, uklar, hvidt luftig kort skum, let , vandede, livlig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (10908) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2011
clear brown, smooth offwhite head. Sweet malty, nutty, 6 flavor is malty, flowery, ends softly bitter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2011

Bottle 330ml.

Clear medium orange colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, moderate to light heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, fruity, acrid hop oil. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, spicy, candy, acrid hop oil, peppery. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. This is not my kind of hops ! [20110503]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2011
Unclear honey-amber beer with a tan head. Lemony and soapy with a slightly astringent aftertaste. Very weak hop flavours though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
peterclash (42) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2011
Perhaps the most intresting beer in Mikkellers new single hop series. A very odd hop, with complex, thick fruitiness. Gets even better if you add some drops of Mikkellers Warrior.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thewolf (11209) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2011
Bottle, bought @ LIVA, Kolding.
Clear coppery golden with a medium, frothy, off-white head. Light pear, peach and candy in the aroma, mild plastic, som caramel in the back. Medium carbonation, dry and light creamy mouthfeel with a slightly unfortunate dustiness. Flavour has bubblegum, heavy dusty and light plastic dryness. Some peach and pine as well. Not the best one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29668) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2011
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a huge yellowish head. The aroma has notes of straw, lemon, and malt. the flavor is sweet with notes of malt, citrus fruits, and hay, leading to a lightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31628) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2011
33 cL bottle. Pours cloudy orange with huge white head. Aroma is citrusy and grapefruity. Peachy, grapefruity and citric. Solid bitter and grapefruity. Bonedry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2011
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of Ungstrup. Pours a clear golden with a lacing off-white head. Lovely, amazing coconut aroma - Sorachi Ace is so distinct. Medium body, some fruitiness but the amazingly complex Sorachi Ace overpowers everything and leaves a tough biterness. I can’t help it, but I’m totally in love with this hop. 040511

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