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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
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 270   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.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
grunx (367) - - JUN 28, 2011
De moment una de les Single Hop de Mikkeller que he trobat mťs interessants, sobretot en nas: Citrics amargs, fusta, vainilla, fum... Molt recomenable.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (3615) - 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 !

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dumontn (529) - CHICAGO, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Tap at Local Option pours pale amber and extremely heady with unreal retention. Seriously, the head did not noticeably come down for over two minutes. Aroma is herbal and woody. Tastes like itís barrel aged (but it isnít), buttery, herbal, caramelly, and dry. Body is medium heavy with soft carbonation and a buttery herbal finish. Incredible. Sorachi Ace is really something special! Wish this brew was both readily available and fairly priced, but I have no qualms about paying for greatness such as this.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ShelbyGrey (177) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 3, 2011
The best ale Sorachi Ipa iíve tried and Iím a Sorachi Ace hop lover, Creamy palate and good balanced!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (2293) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Very good beer. Poured at a good temperature with a large, foamy, frothy, fluffy, off-white head that lasts a long time and lots of lace. Color is a clear dark amber with some bubble trails. Aroma is at first hops, then caramel, malt and hop, yeast, grain. Flavorís like nose, carbonic tang, sweet, and bitter all very well balanced and working together. Canít really tell what distinguishes this hop variety. Body and carbonation are excellent. Finish is very long and goes from bitter to a slight bittersweet with a little alcohol warmth.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (4251) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2011
bottle@home: copper/amber colour with small but persistent off-white head, smell is absolutely, utterly amazing, blue cheese & flowers, taste is very unusual but also sparked my memory since I have drank a beer with this amazing hop not that long ago and now I can pinpoint it, taste is earthly, fruity, hard cheese, melted plastic, autumn leaves, hint of grapefruit peel, & touch of pungent, lasting bitterness that coats the mouth, medium body & slightly dry finish

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BelgBeerGeek (1299) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 26, 2011
head: creamy, off-white
colour: amber, orange
smell: smokey, vanilla, oaky, subtle hop scent, malts, little sweet irony
taste: start is pretty hopy, bitter , oak/vanilla, orange (peels) little smoke, bitter maltsy, soapy,melony , end is dry with a bozy herby after, gorgeous !!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
veceo (642) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
17thfloor (2433) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2011
Bottle. Okay, this beer kicks ass, probably the best use of sorachi ace Iíve seen yet. This is one that Iím glad was brewed at de proof instead of brewdog. Pours an almost clear orange with a frothy white head. Great fragrant aroma, lemony, woody, lovely íoakí-like aroma, biscuity, bit floral/perfumey. Flavor follows, so interesting, dry and woody, faintly lemony and floral, bitterness is lightly chalky, clean finish. Could almost give it a 5 on app but closer to a 5 on palate, fine tingly tightly packed carbonation, the dryness is perfect, really just a fantastic beer here.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorisPPattyn (8031) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 12, 2011
Part of a third flight of five out of nineteen 4 days test. Very good dense, very yellow head, hazed copper-amber beer. Liqueurish, alcohol (!?), cypress, citrus aromas. Cheesy hops, cypress returning as flavour, blue running cheese, rich flavours with a finish hinting at orangezeste. Very complex palate, with all the above flavours vying and subtely supplanting each other at turns. Wow - another discovery. This is THE hop for impressive, complex layered barley wines, IMO.


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