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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: 269   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.


GT2's rating

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT2 (8562) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Tap at PPD. Pours full haze muddy deep orange. Thin yellow foam. Nose is old grandma perfume, orange candies, Eggo cinnamon waffles. Taste is mega tea with big astringency and small maple. Palate is chalky and tea tannic to the max. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (5986) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2014
"i dig the sorachi ace hop for itís unique lemony earthy soap-like qualities, and so this one will probably end up on of my favorites. easy drinking yet a standout."

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ickmund (15) - 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 Iím not getting that. Not sure if the aromas overtake it or if tasting too many from this series at once has dulled the senses.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (5611) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (2109) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HammerTroll (518) - 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 Popenít 0,33l bottle)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
azzie (239) - - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
veceo (544) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (3101) - 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 couldnít pass it up when I saw it. I love Sorachi Ace hops. Here theyíre a bit faded, but itís still got plenty of solid flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rockana (257) - 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!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (2887) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours hazy amber, nose is bitter lemon, toffee, taste is bubblegum, pine, lemon.


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