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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: 265   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.

igniztion's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
igniztion (313) - Kristiansand, - OCT 21, 2011
Bottle 330ml courtesy of Meilby. Pours cloudy amber with offwhite head. Aroma is wine gum, slight pine. Taste is light to medium sweet, very bitter. Medium body, thin, average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HammerTroll (480) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 21, 2014
Hazy brown color with crumbs floating. Big white head. Strong bitter kick. Aroma of coconut, caramel and herbs. Long bitter finish. Thin to medium body, a bit watery, soft carbonation. I was thrilled about coconut part.
(Za Popen’t 0,33l bottle)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
azzie (231) - - AUG 21, 2014
Cloudy ocher liquid with crumbs. Big head. Medium body, light to medium carbonation, some sourness, heavy bitterness, bitter aftertaste. Aroma of grapefruit and pomelo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
veceo (522) - CROATIA - AUG 18, 2014
Cloudyish brown color, big off white head. Considerable amount of residue. Very strong coconut aroma, herbs, citrus, malt. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Medium sweet, light bitter taste. Excellent single hop IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2014
bottle. Deep amber with small head and quite a bit of sediment. I know this bottle has got to be past prime, but I couldn’t pass it up when I saw it. I love Sorachi Ace hops. Here they’re a bit faded, but it’s still got plenty of solid flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rockana (227) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 27, 2014
Pours cloudy honey like color with big tan head. Floating crumbs. Fruity nose. Aroma is flowery, coconut, citrusy, hoppy. More you drink it it gets less bitter. Nice one!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (2283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours hazy amber, nose is bitter lemon, toffee, taste is bubblegum, pine, lemon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigguns22 (678) - Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Pour is brite amber with a full and creamy off white head. Aroma caramel,citrus and hops. Flavors are nice caramel,hops and grapefruit. Finsh is earthy and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bubbleflubber (1826) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Pours a lightly hazed mahogany into the glass, with a generous eggshell head that leaves thick suds lacing. The nose is of caramel and candied oranges. Flavors of caramel, pale malts, mixed citrus, light biscuits and piney bitters finish with a biscuity flour bitterness that lingers appropriately. The drinkability is great, complex and substantive on the palate, but active and light enough to be quaffable. A great single-hop IPA!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (951) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - APR 26, 2014
Bottle from Highland shared by ttroha. Golden in color with cream colored head. Aroma and taste of hops, grasses, and citrus.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
ttroha (267) - Americus, Georgia, USA - APR 26, 2014
Bottle from Highland Ave. Package. Hazy amber with white head. Aroma of hops. Taste of hops and citrus. Tangy aftertaste.

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