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Mikkeller Hop Series Sorachi Ace

 (RETIRED)
overall
92
87
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: 265   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niksko (325) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2013
Pours a dark amber with two fingers of fluffy beige head. Nose is incredible. My first beer with sorachi and I’m already in love. Nose is pineapple for days, some sweet malt, a hint of lemony citrus and a bit of grapefruit. Taste is more subtle. Some more lemon hop character and some grapefruit on the palate, with a strong malty backbone and a lingering grapefruit bitter finish. Some honey and just a hint of booziness too. The pineapple is there, but not as strong as on the nose. Bottle seems slightly old as it doesn’t taste of 102 IBU, but still delicious.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berntholer (898) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2013
quite dense light beige head that disappears quickly, but not entirely, with structured lacing. amber clear colour. aroma of malt and herbs, dill. very pronounced taste of dill, alcoholic, malt with a long bitter aftertaste. quite dense mouthfeel, a lot of carbonation and medium body. bottle 33 cl

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chimpgibbon (304) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2013
Second bottle tonight from Cornelius. Second better than the first. Lovely amber pour with off white generous head that lingers. Then piney lemon and grapefruit on the nose. Fizzy tangerine moving through to lemon with a mellow boozy sharpness and sweetness all rolled into the end.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PriorL (1759) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 8, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2013 33cl Bottle. Blind tasting of all 19 Mikkeller Hop Series beers. Shared with Mathieu87. Appearance: amber beer, stable white head. Nose: fruity, little lemon, acidity. Taste: lasting bitterness, peculiar aftertaste, can’t really describe it. I recently had the Duvel Tripel Hop with the same hop, never thought that those beers had the same hops during the blind tasting...

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foffern (1190) - Bodø, NORWAY - APR 6, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours a cloudy amber colour with a medium light beige head. Herbal hoppy aroma with pine, slightly smokey and rich malt, some tropical fruits and dried peaches. The flavour is dominated by grassy hops with a touch of lemon, and ends pretty dry. Rich and smooth mouthfeel, with a lingering heavy bitterness. Both a tasteful and aromatic IPA, and the hops shines through it all. Balanced and nice

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 (1961) - 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 (6851) - 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 (2378) - 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 (692) - SOLA, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2013 Nose is orange, white pepper, lactose, cooked pear. Taste is citrus, mandarin and lactose


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