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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (15759) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle. A dense, beige head sits on top of a more or less clear, golden body. Piney, peachy nose with resins and orange peel. Not much room left for the maltyness. A bit catpee like in the mouth, full-bodied and smooth, a nice malty sweetness blending in and also a fine bitterness. The latter especially in the end. A tasteful and pleasant IPA, although a bit on the cat pee side. Could easily drink a few of this. 111105

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (15393) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2011
Tap @ Mikkeller bar. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are malt, hops, caramel and is also a little earthy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14915) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle @ Ulfborg, Early Winter Tasting, 2011. Pours cloudy ruby copper with a small white head and lacings. Hoppy nose and flavor. Citrus and marmelade. Dry and bitter. Very clean and quite delicious. Ends dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (14809) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2011
Clear amber with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and rather hoppy - spicy, earthy and citrus. Flavor is medium sweet and rather bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 051111

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (14655) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2011
Draught at MikkellerBAR. Clear dark amber - offwhite head. Light roasted. Nutty. Peppery. Roasted onion. Light grassy. Ok bitter notes. Caramel. Light citrus. Light perfumed. A bit strange.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (13462) - DENMARK - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle @ FOneFan. Hazy amber with medium tan head. Aroma is malt, peach, hops and caramel. Flavour is malt, hops, spicy, little citrus, medium peach, caramel, fruit and medium bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (13314) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2012
Bottle at Patricks. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is peaches, pine, malt. Flavour is dry, dust, hop, malt, pine, peches. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12404) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (12044) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle. Creamy white excellent fully lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Light malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. Wonderfull IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (11818) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 11, 2013
330ml bottle (BB Brevinga, Riga)
Wowsers, I’ve rarely met a beer with an aroma like this - it’s like pouring caramel syrup straight up your nostrils! Slightly watery at the start of the taste, nothing really coming through the retronasals, despite the fizziness moving vapours around. There’s some dark sticky resiny hoppiness, and plenty of dark syruppy malts. I guess together they’re in balance with each other, but they’re both a bit disfunctional. Some huskiness and graininess in the bitter finish. Leaves the mouth a bit sticky. Very drinkable for 6.9%, it actually slips down quite easily, but in part that also means it’s a bit dull - there’s nothing saying "I’m here, and I’m interesting" (sorry, I don’t find sugar interesting). Perfectly adequate. I could drink it again.

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