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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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83
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225 Ratings
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Ratings: 225
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.39%
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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nickfl

Florida

3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

New York

3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: on-tap

10-03-2010 00:13:02 | More by cosmicevan
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jjanega08

Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

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

South Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2010 23:41:49 | More by chefkevlar
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2011 02:14:46 | More by Cyberkedi
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2010 17:30:00 | More by Mora2000
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +9.3%

11-16-2011 02:00:48 | More by bpfrush
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2012 03:53:32 | More by biboergosum
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alamode

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.3%

12-11-2011 16:23:24 | More by alamode
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dirtylou

Washington

4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: on-tap

05-08-2010 20:49:00 | More by dirtylou
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2010 12:21:18 | More by thagr81us
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cletetron

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.3%

04-11-2012 19:48:29 | More by cletetron
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Danielr26

Michigan

4/5  rDev +9.3%

02-18-2013 17:14:22 | More by Danielr26
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sammo

Kansas

4/5  rDev +9.3%

07-07-2012 02:14:52 | More by sammo
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bonbini26

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.3%

01-13-2012 16:59:58 | More by bonbini26
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Brent

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-03-2010 15:49:18 | More by Brent
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cdrogers

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2010 13:18:07 | More by cdrogers
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charladam

Colorado

4/5  rDev +9.3%

12-03-2011 06:15:57 | More by charladam
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oline73

Maryland

4/5  rDev +9.3%

11-16-2011 04:34:09 | More by oline73
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david18

New York

4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-06-2010 17:17:43 | More by david18
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TasteTester

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9.3%

12-17-2011 01:54:43 | More by TasteTester
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jk3

New York

4/5  rDev +9.3%

02-13-2012 14:48:42 | More by jk3
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Cascade Single Hop gives credit to the hop that made American Ales famous. It's good to see them celebrated in such an exclusive way.

Citrus, citrus, and juicy citrus, the nose is chocked full of ruby red grapefruits, fresh cut grass, and soft orange zest. The hops bounce off of the caramel base malts is convincing and vibrant fashion.

Grapefruit flavor is unmistakable. The beer takes on a fresh citrus, sharply acidic, and clean bitter flavor because of the showcase of Cascade hops. The malt's only role is to give a timid complexity and creamy base to support the hops. A long but smooth bitterness leaves the impressions of lemon grass and mint on the back of the tongue.

Creamy, clean, and crisp the hop bitterness gives a sharp and clean cup-off from the malts for a very refreshing and thirst quenching finish.

Though the Cascade hops are on proud display, the simple hop profile leaves the beer a bit one-dimensional. The smooth bitterness of the hop acids make me want the complexity of deeper bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2010 23:29:29 | More by BEERchitect
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a deep amber color with very limited and minimal lacing, clear.

S - Pungent grapefruit hopping, bold pine aroma, tangy ripe orange citrus, mild spicing and a minimal malt presence. The aroma definitely favors a strong citrus presence. The smell is good, but I was hoping for a little more boldness. The smell is good, but light. I wish it had a more "in your face" presence.

T - First impression is a near perfect balance between malt and hops. The biggest surprise for me is the much bigger than anticipated malt flavoring which wasn't as apparent to me in the nose. The sweet malt and hop bitterness hit the tongue in perfect unison and stay together throughout the entire sip all the way to the proverbial bitter end. Moderate grapefruit bitterness and nice pine presence. Well done. I'm very amazed at how well balanced this beer is considering the ingredients. Finishes dry and the grapefruit bitterness lingers with an occasional sweet zing of malt.

M - Medium heavy body, it's actually "thick" for an IPA.

D - ABV is very well hidden. I would be satisfied drinking this particular Mikkeller creation all night and not grow tired of it. Nicely done.

Serving type: on-tap

06-02-2010 03:29:44 | More by jzeilinger
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rogerdandy

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.3%

12-10-2013 23:30:20 | More by rogerdandy
Cascade Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
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