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Warrior Single Hop IPA - Mikkeller ApS

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Warrior Single Hop IPAWarrior Single Hop IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

224 Ratings
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Ratings: 224
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.73%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed at De Proef Brouwerij, Lochristi-Hijfte, Belgium.

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

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-13-2009)
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sammo

Kansas

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-07-2012 02:20:25 | More by sammo
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kojevergas

Texas

3.13/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 10/12/2010. Acquired at Total Beverage in Thorton, Colorado. 11.2 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a nonical pint glass in me gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are average; Mikkeller is me favourite brewery in the world but Mikkel's IPAs tend to be subpar.

Served refrigerator cold and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a four finger head of slight cream, fair thickness, and pretty good retention. Colour is a nontransparent murky copper-orange. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. A generally inviting appearance for an IPA.

Sm: Fresh grapefruit citrus esters, untamed hop bitterness (a characteristic seemingly common amongst beers in Mikkel's single hop series), and a clean malt foundation. Simple but generally appealing, though the untamed bitterness is problematic. A mild strength aroma.

T: Grapefruit, fresh fruit esters, and some hop bitterness on the climax. These notes ride atop the unobtrusive malt climax, which feels weak and fails to provide a full body or rounded layered quality. Simple for an IPA but pleasant. Not complex or subtle. Enjoyable. No yeast or alcohol comes through.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with some coarseness from the climax through the finish. A bit undercarbonated. Thickness is adequate but not ideal.

Dr: Drinkable but unremarkable. A decent little IPA but not one I'd get again, especially at its high price. Another disappointing experiment from Mikkeller. True fans of this hop strain are the only ones that should try this.

C+

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2012 05:40:55 | More by kojevergas
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trail77

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

06-06-2012 03:45:35 | More by trail77
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smi

New York

2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

06-01-2012 02:06:58 | More by smi
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KevinTK


4.75/5  rDev +26%

05-30-2012 14:30:18 | More by KevinTK
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SLeffler27

New York

3.2/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A huge, off-white head slowly turns rocky while it lingers, placing sticky lace on the glass above a cloudy, honey gold beer on the brownish side.

Smells bitter! This should be interesting. Toasted malt with light pine and citrus aromas.

Super bitter, almost enamel peeling with lots of grapefruit and some mint. The finish is long and clinging.
A full-bodied beer with some alcohol, a wooly texture, ample carbonation, and astringency.

This was enjoyed as part of a self-training exercise to distinguish between the varieties of hops. The high bitterness makes this one for a select few.

Sampled from a Harp nonic alongside the Willamette Single Hop IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2012 21:33:55 | More by SLeffler27
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BenSnowden


3/5  rDev -20.4%

04-22-2012 16:51:24 | More by BenSnowden
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Beerenauslese

California

3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewing a batch 2 bottle. Typical color for the series; this has a bit more head retention and lacing, probably due to the Warrior.

Has an earthy aroma, some spiciness, and a little citrus. Kind of mellow.

Tastes of citrus fruit with notes of earth, dark tea and pretty bitter grapefruit skin in the finish.

Medium body and a bit fizzy carbonation, still, has a slightly creamy mouthfeel.

This is a big dose of a bittering hop and too bitter on its own. But it seems to be a good expression of the hop variety and why it makes sense to combine it with more aromatic hops.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2012 02:46:04 | More by Beerenauslese
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Durge

Connecticut

3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A yellowish amber colored brew with a mountainous off-white head and chunks of fluffy lacing. The aroma is a very mild skunky wheat and herbal hop. Not very definitive but pleasant. The flavor brings a nice sweet meade honey quality with more skunk-wheat and floral sweetness. Very nice though not a strong IPA. This is medium-light bodied with a midland smooth feel with solid carbonation. Very decent, and plenty drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 03:15:10 | More by Durge
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trxxpaxxs

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yeah, yeah, yeah... I know... It's old. But it's been in my fridge for over 2 years (first batch).

A: Pours a solid amber with about a half finger of white head. There is very little lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is sweet malt, dried apricot, and really wine-like. I don't know how else to describe it.

T: There is a solid malt backbone, but there is an undeniable wine-like quality to this beer. It has a subtle bitterness, and a faded fruity essence, like grape skin. It's surprisingly enjoyable, but not something I would want all of the time.

M: Medium bodied beer. It's sweet and malty up front, but it finishes a touch dry. Unremarkable.

O: This is decent, but it's not the best single hop I've had.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2012 22:26:30 | More by trxxpaxxs
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superspak

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

03-22-2012 21:12:19 | More by superspak
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-06-2012 01:10:37 | More by PEIhop
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quilty

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

03-01-2012 05:43:18 | More by quilty
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass. Deep amber color with three fingers of head. Excessive and overflowing head.

Smells like overripe grapefruit and lemon... a little honeycomb. A muted smell overall, no sharp or dominant smells.

A good bitter taste, solid at first and then gives a little to the malt, but finishes strong. Lasting bitterness.

Medium body, low to moderate carbonation.

I like the idea of Mikkeller's single hop beers to showcase each hop variety. Points for that. This particular one had a poor appearance but the rest was good. The Warrior has a great taste by itself, which makes this an enjoying drink.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 19:44:12 | More by Fatehunter
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ZacharyJ

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.4%

02-10-2012 03:26:02 | More by ZacharyJ
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Ruds

United Kingdom (England)

3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip style glass to a cloudy dark orange/amber colour with a good finger plus of frothy off-white head. There was yeast sediment present, bobbing up and down after pouring and during drinking.

I quite enjoyed the smell of this beer, citrus hops, sweet malts, caramel and butterscotch and a little honey hidden in the background.

Taste wise I was getting sweet malts, a subtle blend of burnt caramelised sugars and bitter tasting citrus fruit, nameley grapefruit and Seville orange.

During drinking the head gave way fairly quickly leaving a small puddle on top of the beer at around 1/3rd of the way through with a little lacing present above the beer line.

This beer was a little over carbonated for my enjoyment and that was the difference between an overall 3.5 and a 4.

A decent enough beer but not a world beater. Having had a dozen or so of the Mikkeller single hop range, this one is somewhere firmly in the middle order, your number 6 batsman if you like!

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2012 22:28:51 | More by Ruds
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zenwatts

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-19-2012 17:05:08 | More by zenwatts
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whartontallboy

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

01-17-2012 03:02:55 | More by whartontallboy
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bonbini26

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-13-2012 18:33:00 | More by bonbini26
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.4%

01-10-2012 23:08:12 | More by IdrinkGas
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Stoffel

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-05-2012 21:03:44 | More by Stoffel
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ohtheguilt

Georgia

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-04-2012 13:12:28 | More by ohtheguilt
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jophish17

Georgia

3/5  rDev -20.4%

12-24-2011 07:00:52 | More by jophish17
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mynie

Indiana

3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Probably a wee bit stale. You may call me unobjective for reviewing a beer past its prime, but I can just as easily call you naive for expecting timely reviews for a un-dated, imported beer that costs 6 bucks per 11.2 oz bottle. If Mikkeller wants fresh reviews, they should either charge less or put a best by date on their bottles.

Coming down off my sad little soapbox, this is still a very nicely done IPA, even in spite of the fact that the malt nodes are, well, a little aged. The age results in a prickliness of the yeast which bounces well against the citrusy dry warrior hops. Malt is subdued, but still provides a decent little balance.

Tastes like--well, shit, Mikkeller might have anticipated my little protest review, because it seems like age has actually blunted the IBUs and made this a neat little beer. I thought I picked out recognizable warrior nodes in the aroma, but there's absolutely none in the flavor. Here, the hops are a generic sort of bitter, but they work pretty gard darn well against the prickly yeast and overripe fruit esters in the malt.

So, lesson learned. If you're going to make a medium-strong IPA that you plan on leaving undrank for a long while, Warrior is a good hop to use.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2011 02:00:37 | More by mynie
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charladam

Colorado

5/5  rDev +32.6%

12-03-2011 06:14:32 | More by charladam
Warrior Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
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