Amarillo Single Hop IPA - Mikkeller ApS
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British Columbia (Canada)
4.97/5 rDev +26.1%
Appearance: Hazy amber with big off white head, leaving heavy lace.
Aroma: Grapefruit, wood, spice. All about the hop.
Taste: Wood, grapefruit, some grass. Herbal, peppery. Lots of bitterness that lingers. ABV slightly evident. Malt profile balances, offering some caramel flavour that cleverly restrains the sweetness you'd expect.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full, nice carbonation, dry finish.
Drinkability: Along with their Tomahawk Single Hop IPA, this Amarillo Single Hop IPA is an excellent showcase for the qualities and nuances of this hop variety. Another excellent beer from Mikkeller.
08-30-2010 02:36:25 | More by lumikuuro
4.68/5 rDev +18.8%
Outrageously priced at $6.99 for a 11.2 oz. bottle. I splurged.
Date on cap reads 4/11/11 (I assume an expiration date.)
Immediately upon opening the bottle, I smell crazy pungent citrousy hops as soon as I open the bottle. Good carbonation as well.
Redish orange in color. Thick creamy head, off-white. Head is holding nicely. Ring on the glass for every sip.
The smell is just awesome. Heavy dosage of flavor and aroma hops. Smells extremely fresh also. I can almost smell the bitterness.
Remarkably crisp taste. Great bitterness, but not overdone or scotching. Incredibly American/California tasting for an IPA coming from Belgian. That seems to be a new trend that I am quite fond of.
Mouthfeel is sufficient. Oily hop texture. Not too watery. Alcohol is well balanced with the bitterness.
Drinkability? I drank this beer way too quickly. Thank you may I have another.
If this were a $9-12 six pack, I would buy it all the time. But at $6.99 a bottle, I will be thankful for having tried it.
another job well done by Mikkeller.
09-06-2010 20:14:57 | More by mlazzaro
4.65/5 rDev +18%
Man this single hop line from Mikkeller is outta sight. This one isn't quite as good as a couple of other and is better than the Cascade. Poured with a nice thick foamy frothy creamy light tan head and lots of lace. Aroma is spicey hop malt caramel and a bit of yeast. Color is a hazy medium dark amber. Flavor is like aroma with great up front bitter sweet balance. Body is full and carbonation is just as it should be. Finish is like flavor and leaves me wanting another swallow. Session for sure.
05-17-2010 20:57:32 | More by drpimento
4.58/5 rDev +16.2%
Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass- pours a slightly hazy copper/orange color with a beautiful and creamy one-finger off-white head. Exceptional retention and nice sticky lacing.
Smell is sweet and hoppy- nice pale malt, a little caramel, good grapefruit hops and a little candy.
Taste is fantastic- it's got everything; sweet, spicy, and a little something extra. To me, it seems like there's a kick of spearmint at the end. Up front, nice malty sweetness and caramel, followed by some floral and citrusy hops, finishing semisweet/semidry.
Mouthfeel is great- very refreshing. Light to medium body with moderate carbonation (not prickly, very smooth and creamy). This is a fantastic example of the style (and it's brewed by Europeans at that!)- not a bold one but a very delicate balance of flavors. GET IT NOW!
04-28-2012 23:17:23 | More by Hopdaemon39
4.5/5 rDev +14.2%
Pours hazy amber orange color with a massive 2 inch cloudy foamy tan head that lasts for a few minutes; great lacing that clings to the glass. Smells of sweet floral hops, sweet malt, grapefruit, orange peel, caramel and apple skins. I love the floral hop and citrus odor that poured from this glass and was able to kill the rank stale beer odor in the bar - an impressive nose indeed.
Very pungent hoppy odor, followed by a taste that blasts you with hops, mostly floral, followed by sweet malt, caramel, cinnamon, grapefruit/orange peel, grass and then slightly buttery taste. Quite a delicious flavor that is complex and well balanced.
Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, with very light carbonation. The finish is on the dry side with a warming feel that gives a hint of alcohol. A very enjoyable IPA that was extremely drinkable.
03-12-2010 17:41:38 | More by CHickman
4.45/5 rDev +12.9%
Pours slightly cloudy with reasonable head.
Strong citrus on the nose, particularly lime, also a pungent herby hoppiness.
This is an IPA that is really to my taste. A fantastic flowery-hop flavour without overdoing the bitterness. The same citrus fruits as on the nose crop up in the mouth as well - lime but also grapefruit, yet devoid of any sourness.
As for drinkability, I gave it a 4.5 but really, I could drink this beer anytime, any place.
This is the first of the new range of Mikkeller single hop IPAs I have had the pleasure of trying and I am now looking forward to trying the others - I have the rest at home.
03-01-2010 10:53:10 | More by richmof
4.45/5 rDev +12.9%
Reviewed from notes...
I was interested in trying all 10 of the Mikkeller Single Hop beers, so after I got my hands on a bottle of each, I tried one variation a night for 10 consecutive nights back in August. I really enjoyed examining the subtle differences that the different hops give the beers.
Pours an amber/brown color. The head on this beer was HUGE. I thought I poured it the same way that I poured the other nine in the series, but the head was well above the top of the glass and it sat there for a long time. I had to wait five to ten minutes just for it to subside enough for me to take a sip. The smell was a nice balance between the sweet malts and the piney hops. The balance of flavors was noticeable in the taste also. The piney and slightly citrusy hops were balanced nicely with some caramel sweetness. This was an excellent IPA and was one of my top three in the series.
10-29-2010 22:54:22 | More by ratedz
4.43/5 rDev +12.4%
Presentation: Poured into a pint glass from a bottle labelled diferently than the one pictured. Dark brown label. IBU 72
A: Orange amber color. Clear with a heavier off-white head than most of the others in this series. Thick, fluffy, off-white head with a moderate, sticky lacing.
S: Mostly spicy, and some floral/earthy scents.
T&M: Smooth upfront with a bitter/dry finish. Tastes much like the smell with spiciness and heavy citrus flavors. Floral all the way through.
08-19-2011 21:15:14 | More by cdizinno
4.43/5 rDev +12.4%
Pours a light copper/amber with an ample and frothy khaki head, of course with more sticky lace.
The glass is full of light grassy and earth tones with a hint of fruitiness, fresh flowers and caramel malt throughout.
Freshly cut grass, resinous pine, grapefruit rind and earthy hops all culminate to a bitter finish.
Bubbly mouthfeel, medium body and a bit sticky from the hop resins.
09-16-2010 22:33:12 | More by Lldeegan
4.4/5 rDev +11.7%
Appearance - Cloudy, amber, thick head that stays for a while and leaves lacing.
Smell - A lot of Amarillo hops, that reminds me of exotic fruits like passionfruit, peaches and citrus.
Taste - Lots of hops with a sweet malty back, that makes it perfectly balanced. The fruit taste stays in the background.
Mouthfeel - Medium body with some carbonation.
01-08-2010 20:53:19 | More by OskarL
4.38/5 rDev +11.2%
For an Amarillo which I've been told means double hopped IPA(might be wrong) this deceptively smooth.
A strong beer marked as 6.9% but doesn't seem to be knocking me over with the bitterness as some of the recent American IPA's (my current taster of choice) have been doing.
Almost as if to say you want to give your friend a strong IPA to taste test this could be the go.
Creamy, Lovely look and soft smell as well as an appertizing taste and mouthfeel.
Somewhere between 4 & 4.5 stars.
04-12-2012 08:28:30 | More by Drab1ne
4.38/5 rDev +11.2%
A: Pours a hazy orange color, nice 2 finger width head with great lacing down the glass
S: Smell is very citrusy as well as a nutty/biscuty malt scent
T: I love the Amarillo hop...the best hop for an IPA in my opinion. Nice grapefuity taste, well balanced out with nutty maltiness
M: Medium bodied beer, smooth and oily going down
D: Very drinkable beer. Rather expensive though...if it were less expensive I would drink this one quite often.
05-31-2011 02:02:45 | More by loren01
4.35/5 rDev +10.4%
Working my way through the single hop series.
The base is a hazy copperish amber. Pours with a big foamy head that has good retention and lots of sticky lacing.
The nose on this is citrusy and fruity, with notes of grapefruit and orange over hay notes and just a slight sign of fruity sugar sweetness.
This tastes of sweet pink grapefruit and tangerine notes, and to a lesser extent, some strawberry fruit. It is hoppy, but not overblown in IBUs. The hop flavors have a remarkably stable presentation over the entire palate. The fruity acidity is delightful and is nicely balanced by the malts, a good marriage in this case. The long finish has just a slight bitterness.
Body is medium and the carbonation is on the fizzy side, giving this a refreshing and cleansing mouthfeel.
This beer provides a good presentation of the qualities of the Amarillo hop and is a nice drinking beer to boot. I could drink several of these without tiring. The fruit character is really delightful and remains delightful throughout the tasting experience, which is pretty unusual.
02-07-2012 05:37:17 | More by Beerenauslese
4.35/5 rDev +10.4%
A: served in a flight of their 4 single hop ipas. orangey light golden amber, slight chill haze, nice lasting and dense head and lacing.
S: tropical fruit, citrus and floral notes in there as well.
T: nice mostly pale bready malts are lightly sweet, cleaned out well by the smooth hop bitterness. hop flavors linger.
M: froth, medium bodied.
D: love me some amarillos.
07-25-2010 14:41:53 | More by MrMcGibblets
Amarillo Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.