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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: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (925) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 4, 2013
Sampled as part of a hop education class. Very mild hop flavor, with mild bitterness. The beer itself has a nice malt backbone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapez (1502) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2013
Bottle. Aroma of nuts, caramel and hay. Slightly unclear golden brown colour with beige head. Biitersweet flavour according to aroma with some melon and a long lasting dry and pleasant finish. Some liquorice in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Holmen1 (1993) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2013
Fra flaske på Humle i annen, den andre av de i alt nitten vi prøvde: vanilje og karamell i aroma. Forholdsvis lite smak og ettersmak, men det kommer seg når temperaturen i glasset steg litt. Dog ingen højdare. IBU 35.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoppyBudgie (606) - SOLA, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2013
Taste is mature fruit. Taste is more mature fruit over to mature melon. (From tasting of all Hop series Cardinal 11. March)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daje (1858) - NORWAY - MAR 6, 2013
Bottle, january 12th 2013. Hazy amber body, creamy offwhite head. Hoppy aroma, fresh fruits, together with caramel and hay. Taste of bread, caramel, pine and peach. Low bitterness, sweet malty finish with a subtle fruit taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nuplastikk (4123) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2013
11.2oz bottle. Murky, floaty filled amber-orange body. Steady beige head. Sandy, woody, oceanside citrus bitterness in the aroma. Holds up OK, but once again the body really detracts from the experience, the yeasty thick malt tones dominate and overwhelm the hops. Ends up feeling a little oily, resinous..not in a good way. Not really an enjoyable beer, especially for the price.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmcgavin12 (427) - Madison, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Pours cloudy tan with minimal head. Smells of grass with hints of metallic notes. A bit of caramel as well. The tase is bitter with soft carbonation and finishes weakly and a bit oily. Not too complex considering the single variety present.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teddybeer (2097) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 3, 2013
Bottled. Cloudy orange colour with a creamy white head with good duration. Aroma has floral hops notes, fruity hints. Flavor is malty, caramelish, light bready, slightly bittery and spicy hints. Floral final with a mild bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansermadide (1451) - Kyle, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Showcasing the Willamette variety, this beer has a cloudy, murky appearance with a bright orange color and a cream-colored head. Its aroma is spicy, gently subduing caramel malts. The flavor is spicy and fruity as well, clean and light on the palate. The finish is slightly on the bitter side of the tracks, taking the stage over the grain and crystal characteristics with herbal graininess.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - JAN 17, 2013
This pours hazy amber, with medium off-white foam head. This beer was brewed in 2011, so is not bitter nor hop-aromatic anymore. Because of Dranken Geers: huge beer shop but not serious for the shelflives! More than 3-4 months for a single hop IPA is a non-sense. All the identity and typicity of the beer is in its hop variety. Hop flavours and bitterness decrease really quickly. It smells like an old ale with some remaining hop notes but very light. Clean with a good mouthfeel, great beer but not an IPA anymore. (the 9 Single Hop IPA* I bought in Dranken Geers shop: Mt Hood, Galena, Super Galena, Tettnanger, Challenger, Cascade, Nugget, Cluster, Willamette ... all were old Ale like and not IPA like anymore)

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