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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: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (11526) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3542) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (14562) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KimJohansen (10404) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ekstedt (6162) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (21889) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (11704) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (37013) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2008
From tap. Pours hazy brown with a diminished white head. Baking yeasty and dense hoppy aroma. Flavour to is quite yeasty although with an extremely dominant hoppy simcoe flavour and bitterness. Bone dry and hoppy burning finish. But something went wrong with the yeast in this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sayravai (4700) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2008
(Draught) Opaque dark amber with a small, bubbly head. Aroma of lots of hops, along with lots of malt - resulting in slightly mushy, but still quite nice overall feel, despite the apparent hop sharpness. Hops and malt not spared in the flavor, either. Somewhat similar to Nögne #100, but more hop-accented. Medium to full body, very bitter and lowish-carbonated. Should age a while for best results, I guess. Much better than the non-imperial version, though.

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