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Mikkeller Single Hop Apollo IPA

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
Danish: En IPA brygget på: Vand, malt (pilsner, cara-crystal og munich), havreflager, humle (Apollo) og gær.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
erickok (5169) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2012 Light brown, almost clear body with big soapy off white head. Obviously super hoppy; mostly floral, some dry leaves, hint of parfume, grapefruit skin and a dryer, dusty tinge. Just enough smooth maltyness to form the body, setting the hops in front of everything else; not much yeast character. This is my first Mikkeller single hop rating and I expect the same for the others.Taste has full on biterness, while remaining smooth in the mouth. Nice fatty bitterness throughout the palate, which gets sharper towards the end and in the after taste gives a real nice dry, full flavour. Really asks for another sip. A very drinkable IPA on itself, but of course I will compare to the other hops in the series later. Delicious. (33cl bottle, expensive)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9021) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 25, 2012
Bottle, tasted beside Citra and Nugget from the series. Grassy aroma, not much citrus at all. Rich, fruity flavor, Niagara grapes, lychee, low citrus. Very interesting and original, with better flavor than either Citra or Nugget versions.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hivemind (885) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Bottle @ FG with Erica last night. Poured a bright orange. I thought this was pretty good, with an above-average balance not only b/w hops and malts, but also b/w hop bitterness and hop fruitiness/citrus/grapefruit/etc. Nothing outstanding, but was glad I tried it. Need to try more of their Single Hop series since I really don’t know how to identify individual hops strains just by tasting at this point.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2012
from a bottle. Amber with white head. Fruity aroma, grapefruit comes through. Taste has less grapefruit but with a big mango note, not as citrusy as other hops, some guava and lychee. Enjoyed this one

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (11283) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2012
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. ARoma of grape, citrus, some caramel, tropical fruits, flowers and spice. Flavour as well full of tropical fruits, sweetness, citrus and light caramel. Medium to full bodied. Has a dry and grapy bitterness in the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2012
Bitter grapefruit notes noticeable in this one in the taste similar coming through in the nose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (6033) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2012
Draught at Rover cons 2012-02-02 Göteborg thx Manoj AR: peach, vanilla, tropical fruits, cocos AP: hazy golden frothy white head F: lychee fruits, mango, pine apple, etc

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - FEB 4, 2012
Pours a clear and copper beer with an offwhite/orange head. The aroma is malt and hops with pineapple, mango and tropical fruit. The flavor follows the nose with additional bitterness. The palate is bitterness. Overall a good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (4390) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2012
Draught @ The Rover. Pours hazy deep orange with a small creamy white head that clings to the glass while dissipating. smell is slightly sweet with lots of citrus, grapefruit, pine and lemon zest. Taste is sweet, malty and slightly bitter with grapes, grapefruit, pine and gummi candy. Finish is weet and bitter with gummi.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maneliquor (3483) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 28, 2012
Bottle from Mane Liquor. This is a weird hop. Nose is very green. Granny Smith apples and green capsicums with a strong lemon zest and grassy tone on the nose. Works very well, although a tad unbalanced. Lemon zest is hugely at the forefront while the granny smith apples slowly work their way through to the finish. Spritzy and soft carbonation, although a slightly quick finish. Damn weird and damn good

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