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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (7041) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2011
Bottle from Wine and Cheese Place shared among a group of five locals. Pours a clear orange-copper color with a small off-white head that leaves a bit of lace- all 19 looked like this. Aroma was dominated by soap, earth, and cereal. The flavor had some light hops, grains, grass, and earth. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation. Fairly dull compared to others in the series.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11807) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 2, 2011
Bottle from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours clear copper with a foamy near-white head. Aroma of paper, light stone fruit and caramel. Near full bodied. Flavor of ligh stone fruit and light malt. A touch of peach. Good touch of malt. Finishes fruitly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
esp0r (2165) - NORWAY - JUL 2, 2011
On tap at the Mikkeller Pub
Copper hazy, thick white head. Smells of flowers and berries. Body is quite malty, some sweetness. Finish is hoppy and bitter but i miss more hop tones. I guess Willamette is too weak alone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mrmartin (734) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 29, 2011
copper pour. light citrus nose. Sweet caramel malts throughout. Creamy body. doesn’t satisfy my bitterness craving but tastes nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11823) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2011
Draft. Small beige head, crystal clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, soap, orange, some hay. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, grassy, some lemon. Soft medium body, some resin, smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vyvvy (4398) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 26, 2011
Pours clear golden amber with a good sized soapy beige head. The aroma has floral / powdery hoppiness and toasty caramel malt. There is also a lot of spicy phenolic traits. Medium body that’s lightly husky with mildly sharp carbonation. The taste starts off with very English-style earthiness to the hops, crackery malt and a bit of spice. The finish is fairly balanced with a larger that normal amount of malt showing through for the series and earthy hoppiness. Okay IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Clyx (208) - SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2011
Smell: Bread, spice, lime Taste: German pils, marsipan, lime, spice. Mouthfeel: Dry, balanced. Notes: An interesting german twist on an indian pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (9882) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2011
Bottle. Pours cloudy orange amber. White head. Nose/taste of caramel malt, musky hops and pine fruits. Dry bitter fruit finish. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 20, 2011
33cl, new Danish brew Anno 2011, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, malty, slightly sweet and spicy, yet balanced, clear, good head, nice brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6302) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2011
Dark gold. Peach aroma. Sweet fruit, over-ripe oragnes. Dryness in the finish, but the sugar also lingers. Full flavour, but this is a hop to use in moderation.

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