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Cascade Single Hop IPA - Mikkeller ApS

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Cascade Single Hop IPACascade Single Hop IPA

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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed at De Proef Brouwerij, Lochristi-Hijfte, Belgium. 1st batch 7.00%, 2nd batch 6.90% ABV.

Ingredients: Water, malts (pilsner, cara-crystal and munich), hops (cascade) and yeast.

(Beer added by: weeare138 on 04-07-2006)
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3.9/5  rDev +6.8%

Bottle to glass straight from cellar.

Compared side by side to East Kent Golding single hop IPA also from Mikkellers; overall, East Kent was preferred. Following notes are comparative to East Kent Golding but pertain to Cascade:

Appears darker and redder than its companion. Somehow reddish tone is what I have come to know as a classic IPA look.

Fragrance is creamy, with soft flower, caramel, and familiar citrus.

Tastes bitter and crisp over medium body, with a raisin flavor giving weight.

Carbonation gives pronounced bite.

01-26-2011 23:16:03 | More by beerdepartment
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3.9/5  rDev +6.8%

A - This beer poured a golden orange color that produced a fluffy white haed which had decent retention and good lacing

S - The aromas produced by this beer were very underwhelming, got the usual malty scents accompanied by citrus

T - The taste of this beer had a bready malt start, which was followed by a bitter citrus, like a grapefruit, finish

M - The mouthfeel of this beer had a resinous medium body with a light amount of carbonation

D - This was not my favorite of Mikkeller's Single Hop series, but I was able to grasp the absolute taste of the Cascade hop and appreciate it

06-27-2009 23:10:33 | More by cvfish
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3.9/5  rDev +6.8%

Today I get to review not one but two Millekker single-hop IPAs. This one is in a brown bottle with a slightly more orange but nonetheless clinical-looking label than the Simcoe. The cap is printed 08/01/11 (or 11/10/80 but that doesn't make sense). I again opt for the belled Belgian beer glass as to keep the field level.

The color is almost identical to the Simcoe. Maybe it is slightly less turbid but the same deep amber and tan head greet me.

The smell is also much the same. Sweet and floral and full of tang. A solid grain bill creates the underpinnings and a nice yeast strain adds spiciness and depth.

The taste is amore (though I meant to type 'more' I will stick with the typo) I mean more piny and just as pleasing. I do note the hops are apparently higher in AA as there is a distinct bitterness that somewhat overtakes the yeasty balance. More citrus also seems present.

Mouthfeel is a bit lighter perhaps but not much and the carbonation is the same natural wonderfulness that I enjoyed in the last single-hop IPA I had.

The extra bitterness reduces the drinkability slightly but the marks for said will remain high as the depth and quality beg to be imbibed.

I love this brewery and their wares. When I find more I will enjoy it.


05-14-2010 02:30:22 | More by meeekyh
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3.9/5  rDev +6.8%

Let's pit the Cascade Single Hop versus the Nugget, Warrior, and Simcoe versions.

Appearance: Pours out cloudy, burnt orange body with a full inch of lasting, off-white foam.

Smell: Delicately toasted malts with notes of cookies and grains with a heady, sharp scent spicy, zesty lemon and lesser floral hints.

Taste: Lightly toasted base maltiness with a touch of dry caramel and crumbled cookies, though with only a light, restrained amount of sweetness. The Cascade hops serve up a taste of citrus, particularly lemons, along with some damp, dew-covered flower petals. Medium-high bitterness. Finishes dry, crisp, and with some continued bitterness into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.

Drinkability: I certainly enjoy the concept of a single hop series to really enjoy all the various vibrant nuances and characteristics of the particular hop varieties utilized. While this was previously done by Bison, I had no love for the base beer used, so I quickly abandoned the idea of following that series. I'm diggin' this though!

08-14-2009 23:41:43 | More by ChainGangGuy
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3.9/5  rDev +6.8%

A - Pours with a one and a half finger head of brownish-white foam on top of a copper-brown body. Decent retention and moderate lace.

S - Pine and light grapefruit, balanced by brown, toasty malt with some caramel and brown sugar.

T - Pine hop flavors and strong bitterness up front. Good malt backbone with caramel and dry toasty malt.

M - Smooth, moderately thick body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - Soapy bitterness with a strong pine flavor. Lots of malt but not enough to balance the sharp hop character. The hops are assertive, but somewhat one dimensional.

09-25-2009 02:31:48 | More by nickfl
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New York

3.93/5  rDev +7.7%

Had on tap at gingerman.

Deep authoritative orange with a frothy head and thick lacing. Had a very balanced hop profile. Quite tasty. The bass beer under the hops is solid but nothing special, but that's expected for a taste experiment like this brew. Glad I tried it. Came recommended between the 4 hop offerings on tap for the series. A touch watery but a super smooh drinker!

10-03-2010 00:13:02 | More by cosmicevan
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3.93/5  rDev +7.7%

A= pours an amazing orangish brown color with a huge three finger billowy white head that's has great retention and lacing.
S= not as pungent as I would have expected. Lots of grapefruity citrus qualities is what I'm getting. Smells good but muted.
T= very grapefruity but sweet grapefruit not bitter grapefruit. Really citrus like and herbal.
M= smooth and crisp.
D= refreshing and delicious

07-27-2009 01:51:02 | More by jjanega08
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South Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +9%

A: A beautiful caramel colored liquid with an inch or so of fluffy just-slightly tan head

S: The smell is a balance between caramel from the malts and a citrus/floral aroma from the hops

T: At first the flavor is sweet, with a the citrus/floral aromas providing complexity. The finish is dry and slightly bitter though, and the bitterness stays in your mouth for a while, but it is not unplesant. Overall the flavor is very well balanced

M: A medium body is lightened by generous carbonation

D: This was an enjoyable beer, but at around $5 a pop not one that I can afford to drink in quantity

Overall: As part of the single hop series, an interesting way to be able to learn the flavors of different hops. Although relatively expensive it was a worthwile purchase for the educational value alone

08-08-2010 23:41:49 | More by chefkevlar
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3.98/5  rDev +9%

Pours a hazy and barely translucent dark coppery brown with a thick, frothy and rather persistent pale tan head. Aroma is more yeasty than hoppy, and has malty, earthy and fruity hints. Flavor has hoppy, malty and yeasty tones with nutty and earthy hints and just a touch of fruity sweetness. Full-bodied texture has a strong tingle that leaves behind a pleasant hoppy and woody fizz.

09-08-2011 02:14:46 | More by Cyberkedi
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Pours an orange color with a large white head. The aroma is orange, with some of the pithy orange character as well. The flavor is caramel malt, orange and other citrus. The finish is nice and bitter and there is some pine in there as well. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation.

02-10-2010 17:30:00 | More by Mora2000
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-16-2011 02:00:48 | More by bpfrush
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Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.6%

330ml bottle, 6.9% ABV.

This beer pours a murky, darkly burnished amber hue, with a teeming amount of dense, rocky, foamy head, which leaves a few layers of striated cloud lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of bitter citrus rind - orange and tangerine - some sharp grapefruit pith, piny, floral hops, and a crisp, crackery graininess. The taste is sweet caramel and biscuit malt, tangy orange cream, a twinge of grapefruit oil, which gets immediately tramped on by some surging herbal pine hop notes, all underlain by a soft boozy warmth.

The carbonation is nice and lifting, quite structurally sound, the body a placating medium weight, and rather unencumbered in its smoothness. It finishes sweeter than I would have imagined, the caramel and biscuit malt duo hanging tough, though the Cascade hop's many irons aren't cold just yet.

A rather tasty incarnation of this ongoing (in terms of shipments to my hood, I suppose) single hop series, if I must say. Bitter fruit and malt, well in balance, as this particular hop is evidently capable of carrying the whole show.

08-21-2012 03:53:32 | More by biboergosum
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-11-2011 16:23:24 | More by alamode
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

sampled this one at brasserie V, sampled side by side with the single hop nelson sauvin and east kent golding

cellphone notes

appearance: served in a la chouffe glass - hazy copper amber body, light white ring

smell: distinctively cascade - grassy, floral green hops, pine, bitter citrus

taste: cascade is one of my favorite hops - nice pine bitterness, orange peel, lush citrus. consensus of both tasters was that this was the 2nd best of the 3 noted above, behind the nelso sauvin single hop

mouthfeel: stinging cascade hops, nice bitterness

drinkability : good

05-08-2010 20:49:00 | More by dirtylou
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.6%

Cap date 23/12/11. Served from bottle into a COAST imperial pint. Poured a hazy red-orange with a two finger off-white head that subsided to one finger slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout. THe aroma was comprised of malt and cascade hops (duh). The flavor followed the nose pretty much with a nice subtle hop bite at the end. It had a medium feel on the palate with low carbonation. Overall this was a very nicely balanced IPA. The malt selection here went really nicely with the flavor from the cascade hops. Making this one very drinkable and smooth. This is a definite must try.

09-15-2010 12:21:18 | More by thagr81us
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British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.6%

04-11-2012 19:48:29 | More by cletetron
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

02-18-2013 17:14:22 | More by Danielr26
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

07-07-2012 02:14:52 | More by sammo
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.6%

01-13-2012 16:59:58 | More by bonbini26
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

As a huge, no, make that gigantic, fan of Cascade hops, I had great expectations of a massive, grapefruity hops overload with this beer. Perhaps I unfairly detract from this beer and should appreciate the judicious use of hops, but if you are going to go with a single hop varietal, it should shine. Here, the Cascade was prominant, but a bit muted overall - with a bigger malt presence to the beer than I would expect for an IPA.

12-03-2010 15:49:18 | More by Brent
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Poured from bottle to pint glass. Chilled overnight and let stand on the counter for about 15 minutes to knock the chill off before serving.

A: Very nice pour, golden in color. Excellent, I mean excellent, creamy and silky head. Looked almost like a whip cream on top.

S: Definitely a lot of citrus notes coming from this. Lots of grapefruit.

T: Hop, hop, hoppy. Not a lot of bitterness with the cascade hops in general, but definitely an IPA. Nice bitter.

M: Wasn't bad at all in the mouthfeel. Nice and light across the board.

D: Not something I could drink everyday, but it was an exceptional beer. I'm a fan of the IPA's, but not as a regular style. I would definitely recommend this and buy it again and again, if it only lasted that long.

04-05-2010 13:18:07 | More by cdrogers
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-03-2011 06:15:57 | More by BrendanDouglas
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-16-2011 04:34:09 | More by oline73
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New York

4/5  rDev +9.6%

I went to the GingerMan in Midtown Manhattan and was pleasantly surprised to learn that they were running a Mikkeller special featuring seven our eight single hop ipa's as well as some other interesting specialties. I have loved these beers when I've had, i believe, all of them at one time or another in bottles. On draft, in a flight of multiple single hops, comparing them side by side demonstrates why some hops are better for bitterness and others for aroma and flavor. I recently had a flight of Cascade, Chinook, Tomahawk and Warrior.

Cascade: As might be expected, great aroma and flavor but not as much bitterness as you'd like in an IPA. Very enjoyable and one that I'll get again.

Chinook: The chinook, which is typically a bittering hop, is a sentimental favorite of mine. Although it doesn't offer the same citrusy aroma of many West Coast finishing hops, it is an all around good beer and maybe my favorite.

Tomahawk: Not as bitter as the Chinook but a little more aromatic as well. Very good flavor and and that i might venture for again.

Warrior: The weakest of of the bunch, I thought, but perhaps the most well balance of the four. Some good bitterness, some good aroma, some good flavor. I'll get this again.

Any of these is worthing getting if you see them in bottles or on tap.

09-06-2010 17:17:43 | More by david18
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-17-2011 01:54:43 | More by TasteTester
Cascade Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
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