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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: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   IBU: 102   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (2421) - oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 26, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2014 ,,,,,Caña en el lúpulo 12-03-2014. 1dia. Aromas herbáceos y cítricos frescos con bastante malta y lúpulos ,,viejos,,. Sabores bastante herbáceos con toques cítricos pomelos seguido de resinosos intensos. ,,,,, tal vez un poco menos fresca y cítrica que la botella,,,, ,,,,,Botella de 33 cl de 2d2dspuma en 25-02-2014 en el momento. Con caducidad para 02-05-2015. 6.8 vol. Color ámbar bastante oscuro con espuma beige poco persistente. Aromas inició con herbáceas y cítricos frescos y bastante intensos pasando al final a ligeras maltas. Sabores también bastante cítricos y herbáceos terminando con amargor resinoso bastante intenso y duradero --108 ibus--. A medida que va calentando va tomando mayor densidad, volviéndose algo pastosa y maltosa, con algunos tonos dulces. Muy buena dentro de la serie, para repetir sin duda, muy llamativo sus fuertes sabores cítricos iniciales y su final amargo intenso y duradero.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
weark (645) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle from Erzbierschof / Hazy amber color, beautiful beige head, good lasting and lacing / aroma of coconuts, pineaple frutiy, hints of caramel / Flavor is resinous, herbal, coconuts, caramel / Medium body, fizzy carbonation, medium--high bitterness, long bitter herbal finish / really good, a little bit too fizzy but i really enjoyed this beer, this hops is amazing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackbarrax (4) - milano, ITALY - FEB 9, 2014 does not count
Particular taste. A single hop ipa perfect colour and also barm. Aroma different by others

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gorm (1899) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2013
Dunkel strågul farve med lyst skum. Lukt av sitrus. Smak av søt malt og sitrus. Melkebaren.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nilsas (3425) - Bryne, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2013
Frisk duft av citrus frukter. Dunkel grumset gulbrun farge. Kremet dekkende skum. Frisk smak av citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (3428) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 6, 2013
Bottle from Vino Wines. Hazy amber body with a thick off-white head that slowly fades. Average carbonation. Excellent lacing. Unusual aroma of lemon, vine tomato, furniture polish, mint and bubblegum. Flavour of aniseed, pine, muted citrus and Black Jack sweets (thanks to DruncanVeasey for that). Medium body with an oily texture. Nice carbonation fizz. A complex beer and a complex hop. I’m still not sure if I like Sorachi Ace or not, but it definitely intrigues me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (6669) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
Keg at Brewdog Birmingham; dark copper pour with big beige head, hubba bubba aroma, resinous pine action and some gooseberry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CPH2200 (345) - DENMARK - SEP 6, 2013
33 cl bottle. Light murdy brown, huge head. Taste and aroma a bit rubber-like. Bubblegum notes too. Very bitter (102 ibu). Thanks to Mikkeller R&D I now know that sorachi will never be my favourite hop...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (9220) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle at five points brewery. Hazed vibrant burnt orange colour with a long lasting off white foam. Nice classic funky lime coconut aroma. Flavour is mod sweet cara malt. Good sorachi character great stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minutemat (4275) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2013
Part of a 5 bottle tasting. Seems a colourful one this, and possibly a little confused. Some definite bubblegum, tropical fruits and a moderate bitterness. Perfect with spicy Asian finger food.

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