Nugget Single Hop IPA - Mikkeller ApS
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4/5 rDev +4.2%
A cloudy amber color with a decent white froth on top and excellent lacing. The aroma is a lightly sweet grass with some flowery-herbal edges. Subtle but nice. The flavor says more herbal-grass hops blended nicely with delicate floral notes. There’s plenty of sweet grain, oatmeal and barley-yeast. A great medley in a medium-light bodied brew with a smooth frothy feel. An anytime IPA and very drinkable.
04-08-2012 03:13:42 | More by Durge
3.13/5 rDev -18.5%
This is not a bad beer by any stretch, it's simply nowhere near as good as the other single hops. I hesistate to say that is the fault of the Nugget hop. This poured surprisingly dark, and that combined with the yeast layer at the bottom makes me wonder if this bad boy was enjoyed past it's prime. Either way, this beer is pretty much what i'm gonna call "definition of average" ...still essential if you are working youre way through all 19 hops (and soon i will be reviewing my own bottle of 19)
04-05-2012 02:10:40 | More by bigteachey
3.55/5 rDev -7.6%
Mikkeller Nugget, on tap at Shorty's NYC a couple of months ago. Review from notes.
Appearance: Served in a 14-oz snifter, the Nugget comes with two fingers of frothy, pristinely white head. Great retention, lacing and looks all around. Dark and hazy, almost brown, more DIPA than IPA.
Smell: Not a lot going on here (surprising after the hefty, beautiful presence). Mild citrus, some cooked sugars. Mild spice. Tropical aromas, orange juice with soda- but all of it very mellow aka disappointing.
Taste: Again, a bit underwhelming. Thin, sort of watery body with a spicy tingly finish. Some maltiness. The Nugget hop (if there at all) doesn’t shine. Nugget Nectar this is not! Only at the very end does the juicy, meaty, pot-like hop come out, ever so slightly, with a bright blink-and-you-miss-it citrus touch. Feels like sparkling water.
Mouthfeel: Medium body and flavor, great carbonation. Super dry, muted finish.
Overall: I love Nugget and thought I’d love this. Wrong. Sure is drinkable, but on the boring side. Would not have again. Super Galena was SO much better, despite the lower ratings here on BA. Single hop should not mean dullness.
02-03-2012 00:27:11 | More by DoubleSimcoe
3.1/5 rDev -19.3%
Nice pour, big voluminous head.
Lightly stale malt--tangy with overripe fruit, fairly pleasant--backed up by recognizable nugget hops. I can pick out nugget, usually, because of its distinct spiciness. And while that good in the sense that it makes me feel like a supersmart beer person, it's a little unfortunate here because it don't do the greatest job backing up the imperfect malt.
Tastes like it smells... nothing off, an okay balance, but the hops really need to be a bit more aggressive to back up the so-so malt profile.
We learn a lesson here, kids: don't single-hop an IPA with nugget. Even super fresh, this wouldn't have been all that great.
12-28-2011 23:53:13 | More by mynie
4/5 rDev +4.2%
11.2 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. Dark Amber/brown in color with an orange haze when held up to the light. Reasonably clear, not too hazy. Good sized foamy off white colored head, many sized bubbles, sticks around for awhile.
Smell is very good and clean. Herbal, floral and earth hops. Good caramel sweetened malt backbone; almost like a natural melted sugar.
Taste is the slightest step down from the smell. Malt backbone is more detectable in the flavor. Good initial sweetness, caramelized malts. The bitterness from the hops is good. Herbal, almost tea like, earthy.
Mouthfeel is good. For how earthy it tastes, it feels pretty clean. Good carbonation level with a clean bitter finish. Another good brew from Mikkeller.
11-29-2011 01:22:20 | More by AndyAvalanche
Nugget Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
86 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.