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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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233 Ratings
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Ratings: 233
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.15%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

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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Photo of brewcrew76
3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Deep orange with a thin tan head.

S - Sweet caramel malt. Can't really find any hop notes. Bit of a mineral aroma. Very light citrus but you have to search hard to find it.

T - Sweet caramel with a bit of citrus. Some candied fruit citrus but I am guessing that is more from the sweetness of the malt.

M - Medium body with light carbonation.

D - Too many of these single hop beers are malt forward. Not a great example of cascade.

Photo of GRG1313
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A dark clear and bright orange amber with an amazingly thick and firm off white/white head. Gigantic pineapple/green apple nose. Very inviting although some might even find it "too fruity." I find very inviting. Almost smells like Jolly Rancher green apple-you'll either like it or you won't!

Mouthfeel is rich and nice but, unfortunately, flavors are just not appealing which affects mouthfeel, whether you like it or not.

Flavors are bitter brown sugar, bitter fruit and big but "flabby" and not real appealing. Probably a flavor profile beer that will be better with food.

Finish of burnt grapefruit/grapefruit and pine resin.

Photo of philipquarles
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

11.2oz bottle. Pours a hazy dark amber with a decently-sized taupe head. Grapefruity, citric hops with some resinous character as well. Malt is nearly completely masked. Tastes quite bitter, with a stony/mineral character. Less citric and more piney flavors. Full bodied and well carbonated. Clearly well crafted, but cascade hops are apparently not my thing. Tried to rate it taking that into account.

Photo of PhxHorn
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This one pours a red copper color with 2" of foam, leaving thick lacing all the way down. The appearance is the best thing about it. Aroma is a bit weak, and the orangy hoppy flavor is on the weak side as well. Very drinkable, but there could have been more to it.

Photo of berebrando
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Kevin and I sampled this beer after collecting all ten (simcoe, cascade, warrior, nelson, nugget, amarillo, tomahawk, chinook and centennial). We sampled them, one after the other, to compare the hop varietals. These notes are primarily focused on the hop flavors of each beer and should be used in comparison to one another. This review is one in a series of 10... and then there is "10".

Top of bottle: 08-01-11
Date of tasting: 10-16-10

Hop notes:
Kevin: Calcium finish, balance by slightly more bitter, more smell (than simcoe), butterscotch, smokey, dry and bitter
Brandon: Oranges past their prime. pine needles.

Photo of StlHopHead77
3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours out a slightly hazy bronze/orange with 3 fingers of egg shell white foam that showed great retention and copious,chunky lacing.

S-Very floral with notes of rose and rosemary,light jammy citrus,pale malts and a slight note of candi sugar.

T-Moderate grapefruit,light pine,earthy herbal/grassy hops with a touch of hop sweetness.

M-Light/medium bodied with kind of a singular note.Not the most complex with moderate bitterness.

O-Slightly above average.

Photo of beerthulhu
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a murky rustic orange with a 3 finger dome head that was cream-eggshell white in color. The head was sudsy, calving around the edges, moderately lasting and left broken streaky trails for a lacing.

S: grassy with dominant grapefruit and lemon peel scents. An underlying breadiness was also noted here, medium in strength but overall was nothing to really write home about.

T: The flavor seemed thin upon the first sip from the pilsner malting. Lightly toasted malt from the munich gives a decent dry crispness but ultimately it is the pilsner malting that gives this a weak backing. The hopping is generous, dry and grassy with grapefruit peels and a juicy lemon helping combined with pine and dry orange grinds. There is a decent spiciness as well with a toasted grains and dry pine on the finish but ultimately the malting was lacking here.

M: thin, a bit watery and lacking substance. Not a lot of carbonation detected with a decent lacing of dried lemon peels coating the tongue. Overall the thin body hurts this here.

D: easy, only because of the thin body which emphasized the hoppiness but didn't compliment it. Much better examples out there, of the single ipa batches I think this is the weakest by mikkeller and you wont be missing much here. Definitely opt for their warrior, it would be money better spent.

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of valkyre65
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of emsroth
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. Expensive but worth it for the education.

App: fluffy tan head over a cloudy amber body

Smell: very distinct. I would say the strongest aroma is over ripe strawberries. A bit of resin.

Taste. Subdued malt fades into Fruity hops. A bit of ruby red and a berry after taste. End with a firm, dry bitterness and a touch of caramel malt.

Photo of adamdarcy
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a deep orangey color ale witha large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrus and bitter hops with a dry finish. Taste is somewhat astringent with some notes of citrus and a bitter finish. Body is quite full with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Interesting but kind of confirm that Cascade is a hops that is better used as part of a mix but too harsh by itself.

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of spinrsx
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle from the Potsdam IGA for 6$

Appearance - Hazy copper colour with a huge size fizzy beige coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes and there appears to be some particles floating around.

Smell - Malts, caramel, hops, grapefruit

Taste & Mouth - There is a higher amount of carbonation and I can taste hops, malts, and caramel. There is also some raisin/apple like flavours and some buttery notes with a touch of grapefruit. It ends with a malty sweet aftertaste with a bit of a lingering hop bitterness.

Overall - There's some sort of code on the cap of the bottle, but it doesn't seem to translate into any sort of bottling date. The fact that there is stuff floating in this one leads me to believe it is past it's prime. It basically tasted just like the Amarillo but with a touch more bitterness. I don't think I'll buy any more mikkeller ipa's until I can figure out their dating system.

Photo of safaricook
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of ckollias
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large wine glass.

A: Copper-orange in color with a white one-finger head that lingers for awhile and then eventually dissipates into a wispy lace.

S: Medium citrusy hoppy aroma. Not overwhelming but very pleasant to the nose

T: Clean and crisp hoppy citrusy flavor. The malt is surprising equal to or more than the hops which is a little unusual for an ipa. Dry smooth finish. Alcohol is present in the flavor but blends in nicely.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation

O: I like the concept of the single hopped beer. Cascade might not be the best option but I enjoyed this beer anyway. Looking forward to trying the others.

Photo of DPFRD
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Amber with a milky head.

S- Bready and hoppy with a slight malt sweetness.

T- Hops run the same game across the board giving a very even experience sip to swallow. Not very intense.

M- Medium bodied, mild carbonation.

D- Not bad, but the cascades weren't flexing too much muscle on this beer. Very average IPA. At the price, it was a bit of a disappointment.

Photo of smi
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Sorachi
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of DoubleJ
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

It's nice to see more Mikkeller beers here in Orange County. 330 ml bottle from Hi-Time, on to the beer:

Like my beer from earlier in the night, this beer fills up with a lot of foam into my glass. The color is bronzish orange, with the head on top staying on top thick and lush. The nose is hoppy. Well duh! More of a simpler hoopy aroma in a straightforward grass/pine mold.

Not to my surprise, it is hop dominant, with little malt showing up. Some hop juice most reminiscent of grass is the first thing to come to mind. Then comes more grass. And pine. There's a very subtle bread malt underneath all those hoppy flavors.

I'm glad to come across the single-hopped series from Mikkeller. I'm also glad they decided to put this beer in 330 ml bottles, because a larger format might be more than I'd like in a sitting. Worth a try.

Photo of brn9000
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of mltobin
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of quilty
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Cascade Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
83 out of 100 based on 233 ratings.