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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours deep Gold/Amber. Aroma of fruity hop (similar to apricot and grass) and light malt. Flavor is much the same and finishes with a smooth, balanced bitter. Moutfeel is medium body with high carbonation. Overall, Good Stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5332) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Nice amber pour with a cream head. Nose is bitter, sticky, malty, pine, and citrus. Very nice on the palate, bitter hops, lightly fruity, and earthy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rubbishystuff (2421) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2012
UPDATED: APR 27, 2016 Not bad. Dark amber orange. Cloudy. Piney floral hops. Warm spicey flavor from the hops too. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
barakihunter (187) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 26, 2012
Aroma bland, appearance golden-orange, taste is very hoppy, but not so fruity, palate is bitter hops but not too harsh. Overall good beer, but not very complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (7404) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2012
Big beige head. Clear amber body with carbonation. Deep tropical fruit and pineapple aroma with wooden spicy notes. Dry pineapple and gasoline taste with resiny wooden spicy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, slightly mealy mouthfeel. Dry spicy peppery tropical fruit aftertaste with pineapple and grape notes. Interesting, drinkable, but with some off taste that I cant identify, and dont like that much. Still a good and richly flavoured beer. (0.33l bottle, wine monopoly, Vika, Oslo.)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LinusStick (3322) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Meh...a decent beer at best. Aroma mostly caramel malt with notes of hay. Pour was a nice enough medium gold with a one finger off white head. Taste was heavy on the caramel with an underlying very green hoppiness. A mix of grass and burnt hay. Weird combination, though I was happy to pick out any hop flavor in the beer. Finish was slightly bitter and sticky sweet. Decent carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
espenra (1004) - Kurland, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2012
33cl bottle. brewed 2012-04-26, best before 2014-04-26. No batch info. orange colour with a medium big white had that settled down fast. Aroma is fresh and laden with tropical fruits. Notes of caramel. Flavour is mild. Some tropical fruits, but more malts. Notes of bread and yeast again. Some sweet notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VertBaconStrips (2370) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - OCT 15, 2012
Yay! Another pitch black review on a chilly eve at the river lookout. I can smell my beer from a distance. Sweet mandarin oranges out if the can, spearmint double your pleasure gum stick (mild), honey, smooth caramel, orange pulp - very nice aroma. Good taste too - no crazy hop smashing on the palate which is nice, sweet orange, tangy citrus, I think ginger, bit powdery taste, light caramel, drying feel, gets quite bitter when I start pounding it back. My balls are cold and my feet are void of heat - how am I supposed to get through two more beers out here?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (6332) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2012
Bottle: Vast medium sized creamy head. Disappears or changes really slow into a vast and closed lacing. Almost clear amber colored beer. Smell is a creamy mix of french cheese, honey hops, malty honey, caramel, earthy hops, syrup, some roasted sugars, floral leaves and herbs, citrus, hint of barley wine ish. Taste is a creamy mix of malts and caramel, bitter, hops, grapefruit, prunes, light citrus and light peach, floral hops, honey, floral, herbs, tea herbs, grass, bitter. Aftertaste is grassy, floral hops, light grapefruit, light medium bitter, some floral notes and cheesy hops. Low to medium carbo, soft mouthfeel, medium body and a creamy texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (18196) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2012
Tap at Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell - 26/09/12. Slightly hazy dark amber with a decent off-white head. Citrus on the nose, lemon, mandarins and spice. Taste comprises bitter orange, light caramel tones, citrus and a touch of ginger. Medium bodied with spritzy carbonation, a little too much so for my liking.

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