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Mikkeller X Hop Juice 2007 IBU

Formerly brewed at Mikkeller
Style: American Pale Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark


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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   IBU: 2007   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
X-periment at the Copenhagen Beer Festival 2007. With a theoretical IBU (International Bittering Units) of 2007 IBU this might be the hoppiest beer ever brewed.....!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2007
Draught @ Københavnske Øldage 2007 in Copenhagen. Cloudy yellow amber color with a average fizzy fair lacing mostly diminshing off-white head. Aroma is a explosion of hop, heavy heavy hoppy ;o)) grapefruit, lemon, flower. Flavor is moderate sweet and heavy / harsh bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Every zip gets better WOW what a monster beer ;o))

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40181) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2007
CBF07 sample from tap. Pours orange hazy with a white head. Aroma is very flowery and bitterhops with a soft sweet malt profile. Flavour is plain bitter, very, very bitter. Bitter and utterly out of balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34269) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2007
[Another century celebrated with a Mikkeller beer - this time 9200] An unclear orange beer with a beige head. The aroma is extremely hoppy with notes of grapefruit and grass - just hops nothing else is evident to me. The flavor is even more extreme just being hops and being extremely bitter - some notes of grapefruit and grass - but mainly just bitter. I’m an admitted hophead - but this is just too much for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25841) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2007
Draught. Hazy orange coloured with an off white head. Aroma of caramel, hops, pine needles and grass. Flavour of hops, pine needles and grape fruits. Interesting, but lacks some malty sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2007
(On tap) Hazy, reddish amber with a very dense, creamy, off-white head leaving broad curtains of lacework. Very intense hop aroma with lots of pine and peach. The body is thin - almost watery - completely dominated by the extreme but also fresh aroma hops leaving a very heavy hoppiness. This is dry as a bone. Balance?, well go somewhere else.... 120507

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (23327) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2007 Draught at Københavnske Øldage. Cloudy amber, brief head. Lovely soapy, flowery hoppy grapefruit aroma. Some brief sweet malt gets completely overrun by an onslaught of extreme hoppiness. The light body surrenders, and after a while it feels like drinking shampoo. Inky, extremely bitter finish. Need I say this beer is unbalanced? I stick my head out and take a wild guess that the brewers did not aim for balance in this beer though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (22720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2007
Draught. Pours a hazy orange color with an off-white head. Sweet malty hoppy bitter grapefruit aroma. Sweet malty very hoppy bitter grapefruity flavor, that is a little harsh. Sweet malty and very hoppy finish with a long bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (16731) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2007
Sample at Copenhagen beerfestival. Medium head with medium duration. Color is light brown. Aroma and taste are all hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16483) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2007
Draught at Københavnske Øldage. I expected the worst for this one. I like hops, lots of hops as well, but I still prefer balance. Even though this one is far from balanced, it’s better than many überhoppy beers I’ve had. The pour was hazy, golden-orange, with a nice dense, beige head. As expected, the nose was resiny, piney and nothing else but hoppy. Some tropical fruits as well, off-course, but I failed to find the malts they must have used. The flavor on the other hand, had a heavy beef-stock profile, in addition to pine, resin and tropical fruit-notes. The finish is very bitter. Full body. It’s nice to have tried it, but it’s a waste of hops brewing it to this IBU level. It is surprisingly drinkable considering the hop level, but I guess it’s best suited as an experiment. (070512)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15491) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2007
This is truly violent. BOOM - hops is all over! Hazy orange with white head. One dimensional - no balance - and almost thin body feel. Power hops, fruity soapy flowers! Due to its lack of malty balance - I love it!

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