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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.


Kriegbaum's rating

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kriegbaum (845) - Randers, - 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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6416) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Pint on tap at Ei8ht Ball during their import happy hour. Totally hazy kind of darker amber orange color. Thin off-white head. Leaves good, thicker lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Lightly slick texture. Light drying in the finish. Caramel, toasty, kind of spicy malt. Like a lot of these single-hop Mikkeller beers I’ve tried on tap at Ei8ht Ball, there;s a bigger, more pronounced malt component than you’d expect from your typical IPA. This particular beer is also hoppier than the others I’ve tried from the series too, though. Big orange citrus hop, light resin, some pine and woodsy flavors. Spicy hop. Seems like that describes Apollo well, a better showcase of this hop it seems than others in the series... Or maybe it’s a hardier hop? Moderate plus bitter taste. Light to moderate sweet. Definitely one of the more interesting ones from this series that I’ve tried. Finishes more dry, so the sweetness isn’t bothersome. Not a caramel bomb, more just spicy, a lot of spicy hop. I’m reading that this Apollo hop preserves well, maybe that’s evident here. I wasn’t sure if I would be able to handle a whole pint of this, but I enjoyed savoring and contemplating on it, even as non-American and atypical as it is. Maltier, yeah, but the malts aren’t bad and the hop is interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2299) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours golden amber, nose is light grapefruit, taste is light citrus, bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (5458) - Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2014
solid; Draft to taster at Ei8ht Ball. Looks solid; a somewhat hazy dark apricot with off-white head. Smells sweet and malty with faded hop notes and some caramel. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Sweet and underwhelming.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (8234) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle @ home. Clear orange color, medium to full sized off-white head. Smell and taste malts, loads of hops, some pine, lightly tropical fruits like melon and a hint of pineapple, good bitterness. Medium body, medium to full carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - APR 3, 2014
Very bitter too, prabably just well crafted but irreal bitter. Had it from tap at a fetsival close to UCF too.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (957) - oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 30, 2014
Botella de 33 cl en el lúpulo. Septiembre de 2012. Una maravilla de ipa de lúpulo apollo. con cuerpo medio y un volumen alcohólico de 6.9. Con notas cítricas de pomelo y amargo de lúpulo intenso. Para repetir

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonnyguns (913) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 27, 2014
Bottle from mane liquor. Very citrus and floral driven ipa. Dry grassy hop bitterness to finish. Another solid mikkeler single hop. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LomYst (490) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2013
aroma has mint, grass/plants/weeds, some basil? dragon perhaps? very herby... it’s tough and sour, great great ipa

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen1 (2473) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 22, 2013
Flaske delt med Ovesen: højt, storboblet skum som varer. Mørkgylden farge. Tydelig humlearoma pirrer og smaken er også forfriskende humlepreget. Bitterheten sitter lengst bak i ganen, fint balansert med maltsødmen. Enda en godbit i denne serien.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christpuncher (1173) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2013
I really like the Apollo hop. Very citrusy and nicely bitter. Smells fruity and goes down smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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