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Mikkeller Single Hop Simcoe Imperial IPA

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Mikkeller Single Hop Simcoe Imperial IPA
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style
Formerly brewed at Mikkeller
Style: Imperial IPA
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Mikkeller X-series. The first in a series of single hop IIPA’s. Brewed with US hop variety Simcoe, a Mikkeller favourite.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ingevara (850) - SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2009
Bottle. Very very heavy head, long lasting and stiff. Misty yellow brew with i slight yeast aroma, Strong hoppiness, edged with alcohol. All in balance with a marked grape fruit nuance. Very enjoyable.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pcerebral (2) - , Missouri, USA - MAR 2, 2009 does not count
Tasted from bottle -- 22/10/10 on the cap. Tasted March 2, 2009. Gorgeous hop aroma of pine and some grapefruit. Great golden color. It states 6.9% alcohol and you can get the bite with the hops on the finish. But it balances nicely with the malty sweetness. It is hard to stop drinking it. I am very impressed and love this beer. Wish it was a little cheaper to be able to enjoy more often, but it is still well worth it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2009
[Sampled with the trio: Svoger, Svogergylp and Adenila Foged at EBF, 2008.] Although it is long time I’ve tasted this I remember some nice fruity simcoe sweetness, but also rather challenging with stickyness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beer5000 (5062) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2008
On tap @ EBF 2008. Hazy, dark golden to amber body with a small off-white head. Strong aroma of citrus fruit and hay. Flavor is malt, caramel, fruit and lots of hops. It’s strong in alcohol, strong in hops and still manage to be relatively balanced. Long and bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 7, 2008
Draught at EBF 2008, Copenhagen. Cloudy, slightly reddish amber. Hops and malt flavours both turned up to 10 compared to the single IPA - both on the nose and in the flavour. Less classy than the single IPA, this is more of a brawler with one hell of a punch.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2008
Draught at EBF 2008, Copenhagen, Denmark. Unclear medium to dark amber orange color with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, heavy hoppy, pine, grapefruit, orange. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - syrupy, carbonation is soft. [130908]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11786) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2008
Hazy brown with a small, off-white head. Intense hop aroma of grass, pine and citrus. Dry and hoppy flavour, very bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2008
(On tap) Hazy dark brown with an off-white head. Fat, peachy hop aroma - almost a little leathery. Quite full-bodied with sweet caramel and fruit. The alcohol and the hop bite combined almost burn my lips while the bitterness in the finish is surprisingly moderate. 130908

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - OCT 15, 2008
Draught at EBF. Murky reddish copper, small coarse head. Nice and simple passion fruity aroma. Flavor is syrupy caramel malts with strong fruity hops and lingering bitterness. Almost full bodied, smooth carbonation. Doesn’t show that same fresh fruitiness as the single simcoe, but nicely intensive.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (15071) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2008
On tap at EBF 08. Hazy russet, lasting beige head. Yes, lots of simcoes, it sings and shines over a sweetish malty body. Bit of heat on finish. Some yeast. It’s good, bit too much heat/hot alchool perhaps? Not as rounded as something like the Stone DIPA


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