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Mikkeller Single Hop Apollo IPA

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Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

bottled
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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Danish: En IPA brygget på: Vand, malt (pilsner, cara-crystal og munich), havreflager, humle (Apollo) og gær.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (5295) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 8, 2012
Draft at gingerman. Pours an amber body with light white lacing. Aroma is sweet grapefruit. Mouthfeel is medium starts off creamy but ends short with notes of citrus hops, grapefruit, and light onions.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3231) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - APR 7, 2012
tap at Jester king brewery Austin, TX March 2012-pours lightly hazy orange with a rocky off-white head. nose is leafy, almost tobbaco-like hop nose, lite spice and lite herbal quality as an almost dank shoveled earth kind of quality. . flavors exhibit the mentioned leafy herbal qualities of this hop-doesnt come across as a very good hop for ipas, this would be good for esb’s, session ales and maybe even some belgians. Not very bitter, but has some definate spicy hop qualities. For what it is, its definately decent however, i do not think this is a very good hop for IPA’s. A well crafted beer however.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClubGonzo (3985) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 6, 2012
On tap @ Henrik, Bergen. Dark hazy near-brown orange body, medium creamy off-white head. Nose is earthy leafy tones, hints of pine, wood and herbs. Nougat-like grassy herbal tones, hints of earth, potatoes and parsley. Weird, but not as weird as the Summit and considerably more drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kriegbaum (845) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 6, 2012
Bottle 33 cl. Slightly hazy red-orange beer with a huge off-white head of good duration. Aroma of malt, caramel, citrus and pineapple. The flavor is medium sweet and moderately bitter in taste and aftertaste

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (8357) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2012
Tap at Ginger Man. Deep amber pour. The aroma is softly malty with an unusual sweet estery yeast component. A bit of odd kind of dank character. Peachy and oddly hoppy. Meh - I don’t really care for this. 

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (6663) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 25, 2012
330 ml bottle. Copenhagen, Denmark.
Cloudy amber colour with average size off-white head. Resiny hops, mild sweetness and malt in aroma. Flavour is... the hoppiness is quite mild with resin and fruits. No real bitterness. Apollo is not my new favourite hop. It’s not bad.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Palme (3284) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 23, 2012
On tap @ Henrik. A bronze cloudy body, small lacing and sidesticking off-white. Smells like a sweet old, near rotten and wet yeast infused trunk. Flavor: Not horrible, but most likely, no, make that definitely not how it’s suppose to taste. Same in the flavor, strange woody old berries and fungi. Strange. Have to re rate this one I think. A shame, clearly infected. 15.03.2012

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BarBache (33) - NORWAY - MAR 18, 2012
brown, clear, white foam, medium sourness, very bitter, light sweetness, creamy, bitter,

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10549) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2012
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with a large frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate resin hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate smooth bittersweet flavor with a moderate bitterswwet finish of medium duration. This a good brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foffern (1186) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2012
On tap at Henriks. Has an orange colour and is quite hazy with a surprisingly creamy off-white and medium head. Fruity aromas but also the addition of berries, plums, and some grass. Pretty much the same stuff in the mouth.Slick mouthfeel and medium to heavy bitterness. Has a nice balance and appears as a good and decent IPA, and I liked the touch of berries.


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