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Mikkeller Single Hop Simcoe Imperial IPA

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Mikkeller Single Hop Simcoe Imperial IPA
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Formerly brewed at Mikkeller
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Copenhagen, Denmark
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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Mikkeller X-series. The first in a series of single hop IIPA’s. Brewed with US hop variety Simcoe, a Mikkeller favourite.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorisPPattyn (7912) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2008 Draught Little head left, red-hazy amber beer. Extremely dry-hoppy nose. Caramel, fruit cake. Bitter-hoppy, near metallic, but balanced by good cakey malts. Some fruityness, bit oily from the hops, vinous. Impressive IIPA, and essentialy American - including in the never-ending name.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grovlam (4154) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2008
[EBF @ Copenhagen, September 2008] Small foamy white head that mostly diminished. Fair display of lacework. Hazy brown color. Aroma of heavy bitter floral notes with a mix of fruity apricot and grapefruit, citrus and pineapple. Over the palate came good counter sweetness from the caramel, toasted malt. Almost full bodied with a soft carbonation and heavy dry texture. Strong bitter flavor with some counter sweetness. Oily and at the same time very dry fruity/floral bitter finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bugrat (60) - Cph. V, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2008
Keep ’em commin. This kind of beer i just love. Perfect blend of malts and the quite raw simcoe hop. Keep ’em commin...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (10208) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2008
Tap @ EBF 2008. Brown color, cloudy. Abundant aroma of tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit and red berries. Hopoil. Oily, very hoppy flavor with loads of fruit. Long oily hopbitter aftertaste with plastic. Just within the limits of the enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3176) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2008
On tap @ European Beerfestival 2008. Pours a hazy brown with a diminishing off-white head. Quite bitter with lots of hops aromas. Grapefruit. Some dark malts. Notes of alcohol. Full bodied.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (13598) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2008 Draught at EBF08. Citric and grassy hop aroma. Slightly hazy amber colour. Good hop flavour, grassy. Distinct astringent bitterness, some yeast. 6 3 6 3 13

EBF08. Good hop aroma. The flavour is quite hoppy, some yeast aftertaste. A bit rough and grassy. Cloudy brownish colour. 6 3 6 3 11

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2008
Hazy brown with tiny off white head. Sweet aroma with loads of hops, caramel and toasted malt. Sweet flavour with toasted malt, caramel, grapefruit, pine and hoppy notes. Ends with massive bitterness. Excellent!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ekstedt (5439) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2008
Draught at EBF 2008. Hazy mahogny, medium off-white head. Caramelly and hopy aroma, with notes of dark berries, and lemon. Medium to heavy body, sof carbonation. Perfectly balanced, long bitter finish. Excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19378) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2008
Draught at European Beer Festival, Copenhagen. Hazy brown. Intense perfumy piney nose. Sweetish and full bodied with ridiculous amounts of hops. Inky and orangey together with licorice. The bitterness grows to the proportions of a category-5 hop hurricane. Unbalanced, but that is no doubt the point with it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (10844) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2008
EBF2008, aroma is hoppy to the point of being acid. oily dark brown/orange look, not much head, flavor is hoppy, citrus, hoppy hoppy, overall : i never thought i’d one day say too much hoppiness, but this is the day. sort of unbalanced.


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