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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.

LinusStick's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
LinusStick (3252) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Yuck! I acknowledge the fact that I bought the beers in this series older than optimal (they were dusty bottles sitting on a shelf), but this one is WAAAY worse than the rest so far. Aroma was weak. Caramel malt was all that was detected and it was a lot lighter than the rest. Pour was a nice enough murky dark orange with a one finger off white head. Taste was pretty nasty. Burnt caramel, sour toffee and buttered popcorn were the main flavors. The finish left a butterscotch flavor behind followed by a lemon sourness. Decent carbonation couldn’t help this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tomy63 (200) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - DEC 22, 2014
couleur entre or et ambrée, nez très expressif, sur des fruits très mûrs (mangue et pamplemousse), du caramel, du sucre brun. La bouche présente une bonne amertume et une belle texture, mais malheureusement le caramel trop présent rend la bière un peu écoeurante, on a l’impression d’une bière un peu trop mûre. Bonne longueur, bien amère.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (3183) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 28, 2014
As goes for all the Hop Series beers I’ve tasted: the bottles were probably quite old, best before of April/May 2015, so some of the hop characteristics might have already gone away. Nice orange color with big head (darkness varied a bit). Sorachi Ace has very much dill in there :D Caramely, bitter. Taste is of dill. A bit lemony. Good finish. A highlight, that dill taste...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (10243) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2014
"i dig the sorachi ace hop for it’s unique lemony earthy soap-like qualities, and so this one will probably end up on of my favorites. easy drinking yet a standout."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ickmund (45) - SPAIN - SEP 28, 2014
Bottled, and probably quite old. Hazy amber color. Decent head, mediocre retetion. This one is coming off very strong from the get go. Earthy, malty, bready. Distinct coconut, had not expected that! Sorachi is supposedly quite bitter, but I’m not getting that. Not sure if the aromas overtake it or if tasting too many from this series at once has dulled the senses.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (9137) - Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Draft at Ei8ht Ball. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have grapefruit citrus, pine resin, moderate sweet bread, light earthy notes. Medium bodied. Finishes with more pine, earth, brown bread, moderate bitterness. Hops seem faded a bit.These always seem to hit too late in the game.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (4100) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 22, 2014
on tap @ Ei8ht Ball / Bellvue KY --- Nearly clear medium amber with a thin off-white head cover, dots and specks of lace. Taste is crisp edgy malt with a solid, though slightly understated, hop presence. Both sides are well-balanced, moving smoothly to a long finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trolleo (1385) - 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 (787) - Pula, CROATIA - 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
veceo (1275) - Pula, CROATIA, CROATIA - AUG 18, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2016 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 (5054) - 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.

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