Mikkeller Hop Series Nugget

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   IBU: 95   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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marcus (10560) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Bottle from Ledgers Liquors. Pours orange copper with a three finger beige head and a light citrus aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor with a musty sticky bitter hop finish. Not my favorite in this series.

Palme (4816) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2012
0.33l bottle from Kihoskh, Copenhagen shared with ClubGonzo and the rest of Bergen Tasting Crew. The Nugget is a hazy orange beer with a light creamy and bubbly off-white head. Aroma is light stingy, notes of pine, some strawberries and hints of thin caramel. Oily to watery mouthfeeling, average to soft carbonation and it’s medium-bodied. Tastes quite bitter from the start. Notes of grass, perhaps some herbal tones?, ends mildly bitter with a lasting bitter aftertaste. Nice enough, but perhaps a bit blend.

bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2012
(330ml bottle) Pours a clear copper body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of earth, nuts, florals, caramel, and light bread. Flavor of herbs, florals, nuts, peach, light citrus, biscuit, and earth.

kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: August 04, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear amber, creamy offwhite head, sticky lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, touch of fruity sweetness, light floral, light earthy
Flavor: slightly fruity flavor, touch of sweetness, lots of earthyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

nearbeer (5557) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 24, 2011
33 cl. Hazy copper brown with a lasting sticky foam. Aroma is toffee, orange molasses, biscuit and tea leaf. Taste is the same plus some peppery resin, wood and pith on the finish. Near-medium body is smoothly carbonated and well balanced.

bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Another very good beer from this series. Pours cloudy with a copper tint. Very good example of a quaility IPA, shame they retired the series.

daniele (9532) - ITALY - DEC 10, 2011
ambrata buona schima persitene naso agrumato leggfero resinoso amaro piuttosto intenso agrumato

musinj6 (506) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3rd of the MIkkeller single hop series that I’ve tried. Pours a cloudy, honey colored IPA with frothy head. Strongly hoppy aroma with spruce predominant with perhaps a very faint hint of banana. Very bitter throughout entire experience, lingering on the palate. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Good beer. Not a hope varietal I would normally enjoy alone, but can be appreciated for the added bitterness it can contribute to a good beer.

jmohno (1649) - Iowa, USA - NOV 29, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2011 Orange light brownish color,hazy,floaties, thick low creamy head, tastes richly as it looks. Full mouthfeel. Aroma is: Somewhat low( whats the bottleing date?,hmm nobody knows- how we suppose to analyze these not knowing a freshness date on an ipa?Not caring for the no bottleing date. ANYWAY There is that typical pastry like breadiness with the malt, as far as hops it seems to be pretty subtle mild earth,herbal,and spice maybe some hints of fruit- pine, but maybe if i knew how fresh this was id be able to tell if its suppose to be sublte or intense so im going to assume nugget hops are subtle in aroma. Flavor of this is really good im going to assume but already know this is a good malt based beer,but the hops seem to be complimenting this malt well, it seems pretty well rounded maybe refined and the bittering just pairs with this malt sweetness perfectly. I would say its a well-rounded kind of bitterness,im picking up herbal spice ripe fruit sweet carmel malt vanilla.Just a great bittering finish.Then again it kind of resinates in your mouth and lingers Overall in terms of hop flavor in general, i would say herbal/hoppy almost robust but grassy smooth is this hops flavor. Im a sucker for the far ends of sweet and spice though.I think herbal and sweet malt are polar opposites that compliment each other well.

hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Bottle. Cloudy amber color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops, pine, and grass. Tastes of caramel, pine and citrus.

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