Mikkeller Hop Series Magnum

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   IBU: 94   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
This beer is a part of a Single Hop IPA series by Mikkeller. We created this series to showcase hop varieties on their own. This gives the consumer the possibility of smelling and tasting the unique characteristics of each variety and hopefully helping to educate people about the wonderful world of hops. For each beer, the single hop variety was used in the same weight for bittering, aroma and flavor and for dry hopping. All 19 varieties of single hop beers in this series were brewed the same week and with malts from the same batches and the same yeast and fermentation temperatures. This is done to better compare the characteristics of the different hop varieties.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hamrech (134) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2011
This is extremely similar to the Tettnanger, except for one very important thing: this one is properly hopped! Great balance in this one, easily the best of the 4 single hops Ive had this year, although it doesnt hold a candle to last years Chinook. Awesome brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dandm (125) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2016
Herbal, floral, citrus, woody. Nice cloudy deep gold colour. Good, mild carbonation. More bitter than sweet with a short, sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Draft at chaps. Pours hazy deep amber with a medium sized off white head. The aroma is on the malty side but has a good bit of floral and light citrus. The taste has a nutty, medium bitterness, almost British inspired?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (5324) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2015
bottle. Amber with one finger head. Ive had a lot of beers from this series by now, and this is certainly well past its prime, but I couldnt pass it by when I saw it in a bargain bin. Substantial malt base with a lot of caramel sweetness. Hops have some cardboard at this point, but still quite drinkable. Again, not one of my favorites from this series.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vanvenlo (1855) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2015
Grain and Grape bottle(23-Aug-2015)l agree with other raters, you need to have these hop styles, as fresh as possible.Malt herb berry aroma.Amber,ok head&suds lace.Herbal grass choc flavour.Herbal choc finish&grass pepper berry aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lunkie (1923) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2015
Her hop malt aroma. Meet colour fair head and lacing. Malt spice herbal flavour. Long lingering palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (3454) - GREECE - AUG 20, 2015
330ml bottle. Unclear orange color with off white head. Hoppy and malty aroma, citrusy fruity, caramel, bready. Sweet and bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Huhzubendah (3697) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Dark copper body, mild haze, half inch of tan head. Earthy, malty, herbal, grassy aroma. Malt forward. Ok flavor, but certainly not fresh. Please put a date on beers meant to be consumed fresh.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanCrusher (1060) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle 0,33L Hazy, dark copper colour with large, frothy, off-white, long lasting head. Very hoppy fruity aroma, also honey, plum jam and alcohol note. Teoretical IBU is 94, but so is practical, I think. Taste starts heavy bitter and finish harsh bitter with long lasting aftertaste. Medium body, dry texture, lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (4564) - Garching b. Mnchen, GERMANY - NOV 28, 2014
As goes for all the Hop Series beers Ive tasted: the bottles were probably quite old, best before of April/May 2015, so some of the hop characteristics might have already gone away. Nice orange color with big head (darkness varied a bit). Sweet! Good sweet fruits in the taste. Very easily drinkable. Dangerous. Max favourite.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkoNm (2669) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - NOV 26, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy coppery color, topped with plentiful beige colored head that stays for a long time. Slightly fruity, some decent caramel notes and quite hoppy, but stinky. Taste starts more on the sweet side, followed by some herbal bitterness. Quite lasting aftertaste. Not bad, but not that nice either.

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