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Mikkeller Hop Series Willamette

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   IBU: 35   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Krigla (95) - SLOVENIA - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle, 0.33l. Hazy dark orange colour with medium beige head. Nice lacing. Lots of floating sediments. Citrusy aroma. Taste starts fruity, sweet and finishes with moderate bitterness with hint of spices. Overall very good IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Pours reddish copper with sediment from my careless pour. The mild aroma has caramel, bread with a mildly spicy and subtle hop presence. Moderate carbonation. Has a clean malt flavor of biscuit and caramel with a quick floral note that quickly fades. Finishes with a mild hop bitterness that is slightly spicy and leaves a lingering spicy/peppery flavor. This one was brewed for educational purposes and to rate it alongside other beers is probably a disservice. I love this concept and appreciated the experience that Mikkeller is providing with this offering.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SinH4 (549) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 25, 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). Bready, earthy-bitterness. Not so classic IPA-hops aromas in there. But the bitterness gives a nice finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2014
"a nice fruity aroma greets the nose. other than that, though it was a pretty average beer. nothing bad but nothing that stood out in the flavor. ibus in the 30s are too low for an ipa."

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ickmund (25) - SPAIN - SEP 28, 2014
Bottled, and probably quite old. Hazy amber color. Decent head, mediocre retetion. Not getting a lot from this beer. Some small earthy tones, slight metallic after taste. Will question any recipe that calls for Willamette.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (5340) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2014
Keg at the Southern. Pours dark orange, nose is light citrus, taste is sweet citrus, toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (3551) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 6, 2014
330ml bottle from Thistle News. Muddy dark amber brown, not much head. Resin grain aroma and flavour. Bitter aftertaste with a hint of caramel. This is not a good hop.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardW (1633) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2014
Bottle Rehills Newcastle. Slightly hazy red beer, with little to no head and a fair amount of sediment. Toffee and yeast aroma, apple flavours on the tongue. Semi sweet and tasty enough, but just lacking something to give it a bit more life. The finish is a bit like a Belgian Triple, strangely enough....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (3738) - Xalapa, MEXICO - APR 3, 2014
So much bitter becomes beer drinking miserable after a while. Well brewed but that is just it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weark (386) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle from Erzbierschof - Hazy amber color with small white head - Aroma is citrusy, orange or blood orange, hints of caramel - same for flavor - medium body, medium bitterness, dry - probably too old

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