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Mikkeller Hop Series Willamette

 (RETIRED)
overall
76
47
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: 210   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   IBU: 35   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (2094) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This is a hazy orange beer with sweet citrus fruit and orange blossom flavours, toffee notes and more citrus on the sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TrappistenOli (320) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - OCT 9, 2013
Orange, schöne weisse schaumkrone, aroma nicht so stark, etwas nach orange, geschmack nicht allzu komplex, etwas süss malzig mit bittere, angenehme rezenz ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
graham_murphy (273) - - OCT 2, 2013
Good bitter hops with a piney, earthy and floral taste. A little sweet from the malt too, as are the others in this series, but maybe the lower citrus content in the hops allows the sweetness to come through more in this one. As always, smooth and very well balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NeoHippie2 (907) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 16, 2013
This one is probably the harshest of the single hop IPAs from Mikkeller. Copper pour, aromas of earthy, pine hops and some floral hops as well. Flavor is sticky resinous pine and earthy hops. Bitter finish. Not as well balanced as the others but not a bad beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (2716) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2013
draft @ delirium pours amber, fuzzy good white head, smells pretty grainy/hoppy taste is sugary , bitter, sweet, somewhat floral . good !

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Garrold (1081) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle from The Grove, Huddersfield. Lumpy, dark amber. Thick, off white head. Aroma is heady sweet malt, black currant too. Quite fusty and sickly. Palate is sickly too. Long clacky finish. Not good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (6145) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 13, 2013
Draught at Delirium Brussels. Deep, cloudy orange with a fine, high head. Hoppy nsoe, grass, peaches, orange, earth. A bit dirty. Sweet malt in the back. Very fruity flavor, orange, peach, earth, hay, bread. Sweet and jammy. Rich body. This hop is a bit bland, not my favorite.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CPH2200 (273) - DENMARK - AUG 30, 2013
33cl bottle. huge foamy head. sweet herbal and malty, weak bitternes (35 ibu). some alcohol bite too. really not bad considering its low bitternes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (5855) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2013
33 cl bottle.
Pours hazy orange color with a large head. Aroma of nettle, hay, hops, some pine and malts. Flavor of grape fruits, grass, some goose berries, mild apricot notes and some hops. Medium carbonation, bitter sweetish fruity palate. A bit stuffy.
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShaneJ (476) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2013
Bottle from Beer Cartel. Slightly murky amber/orange, grassy, pine, earthy/loamy, quite tangy on palate, medium bitterness, dry finish. Ok.


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