Nugget Single Hop IPA - Mikkeller ApS
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4.15/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
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
3.89/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
this definitely isn't retired, as its in a different color bottle now and fresh on the shelves. it pours a little more red than I remember the others being, not sure how much the hops effect color, but its appreciably more amber in color. head is amazing and long lasting, cream color and frothy. the nose is similar to the centennial, although much less intense and woody, and as always, more yeasty than most American india pale ales. the taste of the nugget hop is tame in comparison to some of the bigger C varieties, but its profile is similarly piney and grassy, lower in acidity and oil content, and maybe with just a hint of tangerine sweetness. finish is bitter and yeasty. feel is brightly carbonated, thicker and richer in body than some of the others, and a joy to drink really. I can conclude from this that the nugget hop is quite versatile but maybe little less pungent and distinct as some over the other hop varieties mikkeller has used in this series.
Serving type: bottle
02-04-2013 18:37:52 | More by StonedTrippin
Nugget Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
86 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.