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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: 260   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25090) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gnoff (7666) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2011
33 cl bottle at Haket, Göteborg, on April 28, 2011
Shady copper color, moussy orange head. Mix of cocnot flakes and citrus scent. Alcohol, malty taste with a dry bitter aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, high dry bitterness.
Too dry, too bitter and alcohol comes through too much. Interesting, but nothing I’ll try brewing as a single hop.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 27, 2011
De barril. Hazy orange golden colour with a small white head. Aroma has citrus and fruity like caramel. Good mouthfeel. Flavour has fruity and citrus piney hops with caramel and malt, bit vanilla (?)...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cardofab (229) - Teramo- ITALY, ITALY - APR 26, 2011
Non mi ha convinto questa single hop: al palato c’è un pò di confusione con tonalità fruttate esotiche e una lievissima punta di caffè e vaniglia che a mio giudizio stonano un pò...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SirLimpsalot (2066) - SWEDEN - APR 23, 2011
Fat på Mikkeller Bar 2011. Nästan ingen doft. Fruktig och besk i ok balans. Lång eftersmak. Helt ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gyllenbock (4427) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2011
On tap at Mikkeller Bar, April 2011. Clear amber with a small head. Aroma of fruit, the taste was quite sweet. An ok beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10141) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 18, 2011
Bottled. golden coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Aroma of coconut, sweetness, flowers and vanilla. Flavour of coconut, sweetness, soap, some caramel and flowers. Vague vanilla. Medium to full bodied. Grapy bitter end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13286) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 18, 2011
Draught at MikkellerBAR. Clear amber - white head. Sweetness, candy, bolcher, sorachi ace.... exotic fruits, fruity, malty sweetness, vanilla, light coconut, citus notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - APR 17, 2011
Nose is mellow mint, some burnt malt, feel is very watery, carb is quite low, taste is bitter leaves, nice perfumed hoppy bite, sweet malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20564) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 17, 2011
Draught at Mikkeller Bar. Cloudy orange coloured with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma of citrus, hops and cat urine. Fruity flavour of citrus, hops and pine needles with notes of vanilla. Hoppy finish.

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