Nugget Single Hop IPA - Mikkeller ApS
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3.89/5 rDev +1.3%
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.
02-04-2013 18:37:52 | More by StonedTrippin
3.68/5 rDev -4.2%
330ml bottle poured into tulip 11/13/12 from notes
A brownish amber, quite dark for the style, large well retained tan head that ends up as an eraser top island leaving a few thick rings and some chunks of lace
S herbal tea and Vitamin C chewable's mix with caramel and spruce with some citrus rind, I also pick up on some yeast I think I can pick Proef yeast out of a line-up after all the Mikkellers I've had from this brewery
T has a woody earthy going on I didn't quite find on the nose, more rind and less chewable tablets that for one reason or another I kinda like, I think I prefer the nose
M has a bitter bite and leaves a little grit behind, slightly creamy from the bubbles and a herbal rind finish lingers for a while, no complaints in this department
O much like most of the single hops from this series its missing just a little something, good beer but not the best I've had
I like single hopped brews because it gives me the chance to explore the hops on their own. Not by any means the best IPA's out there but I'm always excited when another one comes my way.
01-06-2013 01:00:20 | More by wordemupg
3.83/5 rDev -0.3%
One of the IPA selections on-tap at Beer Revolution.
Slightly hazy, amber colored beer, arrived with a short and tight white head. Decent retention and nice looking lace stings. Nice hoppy smell, aroma is slightly citric and earthy.
Earthy, floral hops taste. Just a slight malt sweetness, but the hops are the hilight.
Mouthfeel is slightly dry, with a bitter finish.
Good drinkability, full flavored.
Overall, I need to try this series side-by-side so I can pick out the differences in the hop profiles.
Paired very well with our spicy chicken 'Hot Wing' pizza.
12-09-2012 01:42:08 | More by BigBry
3.43/5 rDev -10.7%
330ml bottle. M. Mikkeller just keeps 'em coming, doesn't he?
This beer pours a densely cloudy, very dark bronzed amber hue, with two fat fingers of puffy, silken foamy ecru head, which leaves a decent coral reef paint job of lace around the glass as it slowly abates.
It smells of caramel/toffee malt, bitter pine and fresh grassy hops, a lemon polish herbal booziness, some mild yeasty, kind of cheesy funkiness, and further floral, earthy hops. The taste is pine needles, a touch of bitter lemon rind, bready caramel malt, an astringent green herbal character, and floral, kind of perfumed hops.
The bubbles are a tad frizzy, but even out well enough, the body medium-light in weight, and so-so in terms of overall smoothness. It finishes off-dry, the herbal piney notes still pressing their case against a solid, but kind of low-key maltiness.
So this is the Nugget hop, naked before my palate. I do like the distinctive floral, lemony notes, but they are just not as clean or crisp of that of the Sorachi Ace varietal (in this series, and others), as the whole affair comes off a bit too muddled, though still drinkable in its own right.
11-02-2012 01:27:51 | More by biboergosum
3.53/5 rDev -8.1%
Reddish amber color. Smallish head, but good retention. Tan color with large bubble size. Relatively little carbonation.
Caramel aroma, kind of a soapy, sour, grapefruit rind kind of hoppiness from the Nugget. A little citrus and floral notes as it warms. Flavor is very hop dominated, with some caramel and bread malt flavors in the back. Pretty dry finish. Not my favorite IPA, though I've liked some other Nugget dominated IPA's. Too sour. Mouthfeel is nice - not thin but not too heavy.
10-27-2012 19:05:37 | More by AaronHomoya
3.53/5 rDev -8.1%
Pours a hazed amber with 3 + fingers of tan colored head, Some floaties, great head retention & lacing, never really clears
S: Pineyness & grassyness
T: Leafy hops & pears, plus some breadyness up front, woody & piney hoppyness as well, Green appleskins mix with woody hops for assertive bitterness & slight fruittyness, slight grapefruit peel & a touch of aspirin as this warms. Finishes dry, woody, & fairly bitter, some orchard fruittyness helps blanace this out
Medium bodied, slight carbonation. Okay balance
Drinks fairly easy, but not a great AIPA, still glad I got to try it
08-15-2012 00:53:11 | More by russpowell
3.75/5 rDev -2.3%
Pours cloudy, honey-gold on the brownish side with a slight head that leaves a fine coating of lace.
Herbal honey lemon with emphasis on the lemon. Fresh and a bit floral.
Mildly bitter with lemon as anticipated. The finish is delayed with strong bitterness once it comes out.
A full-bodied beer with some alcohol, a wooly texture, and ample cleansing carbonation.
Nugget was enjoyed as part of a self-training exercise to distinguish between the various types of hops. It would also make a fine compliment to any meal.
Sampled alongside the Mt. Hood Single Hop IPA from a Pint glass.
05-20-2012 21:24:40 | More by SLeffler27
3.4/5 rDev -11.5%
"Yeah, I'll have a 50-piece nugget"....hop nugget. Another single hop IPA from Mikkeller. On to the beer:
The color itseld isn't a pretty one. It's a muddy orangish brown, though lining it through daylight gives it a richer orange color. Head retention on top is fine, and the lacing it leaves is reasonable. The aromma smells of resiny hops. Vague tropical notes. Pine and toffee. It smells like the hops have faded, but they're still there.
Not bad. Traces of tropical fruit run throughout the beer, along with resiny flavors. It's not really bitter, and it's not really malty. It's actually closer to being balanced. Toffee crisp appears in the equation towards the end of the sip, and in the aftertaste. The beer is medium bodied, and features a strong spree of carbonation, especially towards the begining of each sip. Despite a strong carbonation, it's good drinking.
A fine attempt as it stands. A fresher bottle would likely yield different results. Nonetheless, I'm satisfied.
05-14-2012 00:00:10 | More by DoubleJ
Nugget Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
86 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.