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Nugget Single Hop IPA - Mikkeller ApS

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Nugget Single Hop IPANugget Single Hop IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

187 Ratings
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Ratings: 187
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Introduced in May 2009.

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

(Beer added by: bark on 05-07-2009)
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KAF

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-23-2014 01:58:04 | More by KAF
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Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

06-22-2014 18:51:57 | More by kwkdmk
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle snagged from an Edmonton liquor store, poured into a standard ol' pub glass. Curious to see how this old school, grassy/herbal, likely on the way out hop variety comes across in one of these malt-forward Mikkeller concoctions. Brew is quite dark, a ruddy brown amber with around a half inch of creamy beige foam that leaves a thick residue on the glass like a half-consumed milkshake. Aroma is sweetly malty like most other Mikkeller single hops, toffee and a hint of chocolate although there is also an assertive herbal hop note, flowers and pine with faint tangerine. Smells cleanly bitter. People seem to taste all kinds of different stuff in this one and I am getting more citrus than on the nose, predominantly lemon I'd say, chamomile tea, underripe plum, fresh bitter herbs. Not super piney or fruity as one might expect, with a nice clean bitterness. Thick bodied with a pleasant malty toast and cereal backdrop. The tea-like green bitterness builds up nicely and near the end I am wanting a second. Not bad for such a workmanlike non-sexy hop. Almost getting a ginger-like floral spicy heat in the finish. The malts are intrusive, a little, but not overly so. My expectations were not that high and this exceeded them handily. Try to appreciate the traditional flavors.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2014 02:11:42 | More by CalgaryFMC
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Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

05-13-2014 07:26:43 | More by FadetoBock
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KeeganRohovich

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

05-09-2014 01:38:24 | More by KeeganRohovich
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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-21-2014 04:12:34 | More by afsdan
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little_star

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

03-01-2014 03:42:42 | More by little_star
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psoriasaurus

Georgia

5/5  rDev +30.2%

02-02-2014 22:08:02 | More by psoriasaurus
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Poupae

Thailand

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

12-15-2013 00:26:32 | More by thinwhiteduke
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

12-14-2013 21:53:15 | More by jaydoc
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rogerdandy

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-10-2013 23:31:28 | More by rogerdandy
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Minnesota

3/5  rDev -21.9%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

11-20-2013 02:35:16 | More by jplopez21
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brn9000

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

11-17-2013 03:34:01 | More by Canti4341
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FrostBlast

Quebec (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

330mL bottle

I never mention bitterness in my reviews, my bitterness taste buds are ridiculously under-sensitive.

APPEARANCE : Orange mahogany with a hint of a reddish hue. Generous head that falls down at an average speed, leaving a healthy dose of not-so-tough looking lacing. Doesn't disappear completely, settles into a thin layer on top of the beer. Pretty much what I expected from an American IPA.

SMELL : First nose is hops and malts, with the malt having the upper hand by a hair's breadth. There's something that reminds me of banana cake and spices. Barely any booze. Second nose made my eyebrows rise : herbs kind of came out of nowhere. Something almost like (???) vegetable broth? Probably from the nugget. Definite smell of cocoa/mocha. I'd be curious to know what malts they used. Third nose brings out the herbs even more, and some nutmeg can clearly be smelled. Still barely any booze.

TASTE : Lots of herbs as can be expected from the nugget hops. Also some candied orange. The malt is well balanced and supports the hops very nicely.

MOUTHFEEL : Just round enough for what this beer is trying to be. Nice length.

OVERALL : A very good beer worthy of Mikkeller, but not their best. I understand that they weren't trying to make the best beer out there but simply to provide beer-enthusiasts out there with a series of single-hop IPAs that were made the exact same way, except for the hop varieties. Just for this, I'll raise this beer's score to account for the whole series and what it accomplishes.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 00:40:26 | More by FrostBlast
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Pennsylvania

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Maryland

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Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

04-13-2013 16:03:57 | More by YobroitsJoe
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Nugget Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
86 out of 100 based on 187 ratings.