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Mikkeller Hop Series Sorachi Ace

 (RETIRED)
overall
92
86
style
Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 260   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   IBU: 102   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2013
Love the concept but think I got an old bottle with this one. Cloudy 24 karat pour with a 1/2 inch eggshell foam. Candied citrus, lemongrass and orange peel in the nose. Grapefruit pith, lemon zest, and leafy evergreen flavor. Solid amount of caramel, toffee, and honey indicating age. Medium mouthfeel. Still not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wyzzywyz22 (1942) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2013
Bottle, Stirchley Wines, Brum. Hazy orange pour with a generous white head. Fragrant nose of citrus and herby hop, Flavour was fruits, caramel, spice with a slight earthiness. Dry bitter finish. Ok, but not my favourite hop from their excellent saga. Think that’s what you call subtle labeling by the way....

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Bottle. Amber beer with a dark cream head. Earth and light vanilla aroma with light citrus. Vanilla and earth flavor with light pine and light citrus. Medium bodied. Light pine and vanilla linger with earth and light citrus.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Holmen1 (2293) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2013
Fra flaske på Humle i Annen mars-13: sjette av i alt 19 i serien, og denne luktet sylteagurk og dill. Smaker heldigvis bedre enn den lukter, men minner for mye om rå champignon til å bli en nytelse. IBU 102.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HoppyBudgie (685) - SOLA, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2013 Nose is orange, white pepper, lactose, cooked pear. Taste is citrus, mandarin and lactose

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (1973) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 12, 2013
Bottle (discounted) from Five Points Bottle Shop (Lumpkin St.) in Athens. Coconut, butter, yeast aromas. Clear, bright copper/brown color, filmy head. Very sweetish initial / coconut and strawberries in mid / finish is pleasant, with a lingering jam-like sweetness and mild bitterness. Thin-medium body. Okay. This one has held up better than some of the others in the series (sampled at the same time). The hops have maintained some integrity.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyit (3448) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2013
Clear amber of color with an off white head. An aroma of fruit, spice, dust, oranges and sweets. A flavor of spice, hops, herbs, dusty, dry and pineapple.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (1528) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - MAR 4, 2013
33cl bottle (BB:? Wish Mr Mikkeller would entertain the non-avantgardist concept to put a BB stamp on the label, so as to judge these hops by their decay time..) This crazy Japanese hop is all over the place! - at least in this mix, as I enjoyed it in Troubadour Magma’s edition for it. Soap all over the place, but soap mixed in with exotic fruit juice, well placed on a full malt base, a soapy coat cloaked over a malty--- (etc.) Picked up (stale-ish) lemongrass, which is the one herb that always wastes away in our fridge for weeks after having cooked Thai for once; the kiwi remains a hint, anything else I’d have to guess, as I had a mouth full of soap to come to terms with! - Schizogenetic plus feature: this had the same great round body of all the other Single Hops Series. Hm, weird fruity soapy head + tasty round body...? Mikkeller should re-dub this the Bathing Anna Nicole RIP/IPA!

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (2783) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2013
From geers . Pours amber , nice foam ! Beautifull ! Smell is not intense , and not that hoppy . Get some nice exotic fruits however Bitter , high carbo Taste is just WWAAAAAAW sweet kiwis, mango , juicy , bitter , coconut . Daaaamn this is unexpected good ! Even great , maybe even better !

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (2043) - NORWAY - FEB 25, 2013
Bottle, september 15th 2012. Hazy amber body, low beige head. hoppy aroma; lemon grass, peach, bubble gum and pineapple. Malt is more present in the taste, with a balancing caramel added to the pineapple, cocos and citrus taste of the hop. Bitterness is nice and clean, and the beer finishes quite hoppy with a fruity aftertaste.


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