Warrior Single Hop IPA - Mikkeller ApS
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Reviews by erz316:
4.18/5 rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
botle with 10/12/10 on cap, poured into spaten becker.
A - a highly carbonated brew. the foam starts pouring out as soon as the cap comes off. needless to say, the head is huge, and one should pour very very gently. the head retains extraordinarily well, lasting several minutes at full height; slowly sinking down the whole time. lacing is abundant to say the least. the head is gif crackly foamy bubbles with a smooth top, for a time at least. the body is a brilliant amber burnt orange colour when held up to the light. when not held up, the body resumes a dark orange colour.
S - very fragrant. the smell of fresh hops is clearly noticeable; it really smells like fresh hop pellets right out of the fridge. nose is slightly simple: aside from the hops, malts come out in a very worty way: it really smells like a cooking pot of wort. a very interesting nose, interesting to see such raw notes in a finished beer.
T - a good medium-light beer, not too heavy. the initial taste is of the carbonation and the hops; slight presence from the malts. hops are almost purely bitter grapefruit rind, only with a slight touch of pine. the finish is quite bitter as well, moving right along in the same grapefruit manner. the aftertaste has a fleeting sweetness, but is still predominantly bitter. a bit one sided for my taste, but still very interesting to get to see each ingredient doing it thing.
MF&D - this brew is very very smooth and palatable. the body is purely medium, and the carbonation eventually simmers down lending the brew a very easy drinkability. too bad its about five bucks a bottle.
Serving type: bottle
09-07-2009 00:22:52 | More by erz316
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2.89/5 rDev -23.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Cap is printed "8401203", no idea what that means.
Thanks to Julie & Ryan for this one!
Dark brownish amber with a rocky, dense head of white foam. Sticky and long lasting. Surface is full of irregular crags and peaks. When backlit it's a dark copper color.
Aroma is floral, spicy, and kind of faded.
Some vague citric notes, floral, caramel malt, earthy. Mellow bitterness, floral aftertaste. Medium body, ample carbonation. Dry finish, hollow empty taste.
The epitome of an old and faded IPA. Bummer. Sure would be cool if these were dated. I've avoided the majority of this series for that very reason.
Serving type: bottle
11-11-2013 00:42:29 | More by emerge077
4/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
11.2 fl oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. My first encounter with a brew from the Mikkeller Single Hop series, after having tried the amalgamation Mikkeller 19, which I loved. Acquired this bottle from the local beer store for $5.99. My bottle claims a 6.80% abv, rather than 6.90% as listed on BeerAdvocate. Keeping my expectations high; I have no idea what to expect from the warrior hops.
Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.
A - Pours three big fingers of fluffy doughy beige colored head on top of a beautiful dark burnt sienna orange / ruby colored body with some nice dark yeast sediment floating to the bottom. Very nice fluffy rings of lacing.
S - Smell is earthy, twiggy, leafy, and herbal hop presence paired well with the bread loaves and a lightly funky / bretty yeast smell. Caramel malts, brown sugar, cream. A very nice smelling beer.
T - Taste is smooth and creamy. Earthy, twiggy, herbal hop notes again pair nicely with the bready malt profile. There is a dirty fallen leaf sweetness somewhere in there along with the herbal bitterness.
M - Feel is exceptionally smooth and creamy, with a dry leafy earthy finish. Hop bitterness lingers on the palate.
Overall, a nice introduction to the Mikkeller Single Hop series, and I look forward to trying the others. A nice way to showcase the different hop varieties, and I think it's safe to say that I enjoy warrior hops. A beer I would consider buying again, if it weren't for the outrageous price tag, but for now I'll stick with trying the rest of them.
Mikkeller Warrior ---4/5.
Serving type: bottle
08-18-2013 20:10:27 | More by mfnmbvp
Warrior Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
85 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.