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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (1182) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 3, 2014
Botella de 33 cl de 2d2dspuma tomada en marzo de 2013. Suave y agradable, con tonos ligeramente especiados, tal vez algo picantes y florales. De nuevo y como siempre cerveza muy buena y para repetir sin duda.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kosmokrator (517) - ITALY - MAR 1, 2014
Alla spina. Nebuloso color arancio chiaro con stabile cappello di soffice schiuma biancastra. Aroma dolciastro ricco di sentori di frutta fresca; gusto in bilico tra dolce e amaro con note fruttate, panose, delicatamente caramellate e luppolate. Corpo lieve, leggermente oleosa, un po’ acquosa, finale amarognolo piacevole ma non eccessivamente persistente. Nel complesso buona, ma anche un po’ scipita... colpa della spillatura?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
monoroc (49) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - FEB 11, 2014
Pours brown color with a bit of trub and an off white minimal head. Aroma is pine, floral with a subtle maltinesss. Quite a floral, spicy, earthy taste with a rather mild bitterness. Nice refreshing, texture. Don’t like the floral thingy, otherwise ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Madsen1635 (350) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle. Hazy amber pour with some particles and a huge frothy offwhite head. Aroma with lots of malt and some notes of yeast. Taste is sweet and has some dry bitterness. Various fruity notes as well. Ends metallic

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Fredis23 (515) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2013
I was looking forward to Trying Mikkeler, since it gets so many praises of being good and innovative brewer. I was excited to find It’s Hop Series at a reasonable price. Unfortunately my anticipation and excitement was not matched by high standards that everyone praises Mikkeller to live by. Everyone in supply chain is to blame… Mikkeller does not have production dates, Distributor Trying to sell the product no matter what, Binny’s not having balls to stand up to its supplier and let them know that it is out of date and no good. I was pissed… All of them were old and stale, therefore complete waste of time and money. Every time I come across bad batch I swear to stop buying anything that has no dates… I just might do that, since there are plenty of other choices… Going Back to Mikkeller Hop Series… All of them Poured A Shade Lighter Or A Shade Darker of Muddy Brown. All of them Had Smaller or Larger Floaters. Huge Head, Decent Lacing. Earthy, Stale Hops Aroma. Tasted pretty much the same: Earthy, Malt, Stale Hops. Moderate Bitter Finish… Pass It Unless You Know It Is Fresh…

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (3956) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - NOV 8, 2013
Glowing body, clean and with large head. Dark fruit, toast, spruce, straightforward aroma. Drinkable. Juicy bitterness, better than expected. Nice hop but straightforward taste profile. (33cl bottle from Dranken Geers)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (2722) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
graham_murphy (361) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - 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.

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