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Mikkeller Single Hop Simcoe Imperial IPA

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Mikkeller X-series. The first in a series of single hop IIPA’s. Brewed with US hop variety Simcoe, a Mikkeller favourite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (12953) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (17352) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2008
EBF2008. The color is dark red mahogany and the aroma has nice, fruity hoppy notes with hints of pine and a lot of smooth caramel. The flavour has notes of pine, resin, fruit, caramel, hints of licorice and a little ash. IMO the finish is a little unbalanced, but it’s still a very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (21868) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2008
draught at EBF Copenhagen 2008 ... Hazy Dirty brown ... very bright hop nose and very hoppy it was ... huge hop kick up front ... quite bitter and more hops. Not my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2989) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2008
[on tap at EBF 2008] Smells like hops: pine and spice. Also toffee and notes of butterscotch oak, walnut, and grapefruit. Yellowed brown and cloudy with a wispy cover and ring. Very bitter--just a bit too much for the malty goodness which is overshadowed. Almost salty from so much hops. One dimensional, but really is hoppy--citrus/pine/currant/raisin. Medium body, spicy, bitterness eventually dissipates.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - SEP 28, 2008
Rating #28from the european beer festival 2008. Has a darker look, brownish, and a thicker palate than the singel hop version. Other than that the aroma is again flowery and grassy with a highly bitter flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (9680) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2008
Had this at the European Beer Festival Kobenhaven 13-09-08 This wouldn’t win a beauty contest pouring as muddy brown as it did, but it was a very good beer. Nice hop oils very pushy bitterness, yet another classic example of Mikkeller’s in yer’ face approach approach of beer making. I liked this more than others on our table.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - SEP 25, 2008
Sampled at EBF2008. Pours an unclear yellow beer with a white head. The aroma is very hoppy (grapefruit). The flavor follows the nose with lots of hops (grapefruit). The mouthfeel leaves a good bitterness, and leaves no doubt of the simcoe hops. A very good IIPA.

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