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Amarillo Single Hop IPA - Mikkeller ApS

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Amarillo Single Hop IPAAmarillo Single Hop IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

207 Ratings
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Ratings: 207
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 7
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij.

(Beer added by: OskarL on 01-08-2010)
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Reviews by Ego:
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Ego

New Jersey

3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on the cap: 8351103

eyes...
wow, 3 fingers of goodness, perfectly constructed micro bubbles slowly meld into each other, lots of carbonation going nuts in this causing the yeast to make this look like some sort of beer snow globe (sans the tacky winter scene), a hazy burnt orange hue, and just like the sorachi I just had the head forms a cap/plateau in the top middle of the crown, lacing is super, damn, this is one fine lookin' beer!

nose...
toasted caramel with herbal tones but not much else.. usually amarillo is a bit more aggressive/distinct

taste etc...
this almost mirrors the sorachi ace I had earlier, except this has a bit more bite in terms of lip smacking freshness, it 'snaps' in a sense, it drinks lighter than sorachi but still within range for the style for sure, definitely has a nice bitter edge to it especially in the after glow, this drinks like a europeanized-APA if there is such a beast, it has some euro tasting qualities but a much more pronounced bitterness... not the same you would expect from amarillo hops here from my experience.

verdict...
has some punch, it seems mild and meek but packs a subtle punch. Enjoyable if not sneaky. pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2013 06:10:38 | More by Ego
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

07-28-2014 01:58:54 | More by DrBier
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.64/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into tulip glass. An orange-bronze amber color much like other Mikkeller single hops, with a large frothy honeycomb-like beige head. Aroma is equal parts citrus and tropical, mainly orange and caramelized pineapple, cantaloupe melon, vitamin C tablet or baby aspirin, and green forest floor detritus. Little overt malt aroma, which is unusual in these brews. Palate is similar, quite green, tart, and bitter, with a subtle toffee sweetness that is substantially less than other Mikkeller single hop IPAs. Grapefruit and orange pith, aspirin, melon and lime rinds, unripe stone fruit and faint pine dominate the proceedings, not much in the way of sweetness. Nice enough mouthfeel, semi-chewy body, makes the palate tingle with hop oils, and a crisp bitter finish with hints of gooseberry and more citrus pith. I must admit that this one is not a favorite, I'd prefer the hops to be fruitier and less caustically medicinal. Aroma does improve as one drinks, with more sweetness emerging and even a little nuttiness. These Mikkeller brews are indeed an interesting exercise in how the same malt backbone and fermentation regime can yield such different flavors as a function of the hop used.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2014 19:14:57 | More by CalgaryFMC
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Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

07-23-2014 01:55:19 | More by KAF
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Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

05-29-2014 12:42:00 | More by cbnz
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Croatia (Hrvatska)

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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SimonTja

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

03-29-2014 20:49:09 | More by SimonTja
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CapnTrav

California

4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured from 12 oz glass to saxo tulip glass

A:poured dark golden brown. slightly murky with a tan/khaki head about 2 fingers that lingered around for awhile

S: great stone fruit/caramalized pineapple/tropical citrus

T:fairly deep almost roasty malty hoppy. almost a pure cane sugar cola syrup after taste

M:good mouthfeel, thin enough to be easy, thick enough to hang around long enough to not overstay its welcome

O: good beer, would drink again for sure

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 03:13:55 | More by CapnTrav
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Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Ohio

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Thailand

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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Amarillo Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.