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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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very good

210 Ratings
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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 7
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of RileyRowan


4.35/5  rDev +10.4%

11.2 oz poured into pint glass cap date: 4/11/11
enjoyed on 5/10/10

A: Copper glow, modest carbonation, clearer than the tomahawk single hop. 3 finger head, amazing chunky retension.

S: resiny/citrus aroma.

T: Smooth bitter taste, a bit lighter and less harsh than the tomahawk (whose harshness I fully enjoyed), and a bit lighter in body.

M: a little light, and a lot of tingly carbonation.

D: would do 2-3 easily

05-12-2010 00:40:07 | More by RileyRowan
Photo of Gavage

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +9.9%

Appearance: hazy orange in color with a one finger head lasts a bit. Thick lace paints the glass during the session.

Smell: caramel, spiciness, and some floral tones create a pleasant aroma.

Taste: caramel, some ripe apple sweetness, bits of citrus rind and pepper, and a floral bitterness create a wonderfully balanced beer.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp throughout with some mild dryness late. Aftertaste is relatively short lived as the hops leave the longest impression.

Drinkability: this was extremely easy to consume, and the flavor profile keeps you very interested.

08-31-2010 11:04:27 | More by Gavage
Photo of Slatetank


4.33/5  rDev +9.9%

I appreciated HombreWing for not only sharing this, but 9 of the other single hop Mikkeller bottles. Poured chilled into a tumbler from the 12oz

A medium amber color with good clarity and thick off white cap, the smell is very citrusy w/ a moderate floral accent. The feel is slightly sweet with moderate acidity and moderately high carbonation. The flavor of this single hop is very juicy and much like tangerine in the way the acidity presents itself. I really enjoyed this and felt it was very drinkable and a well made IPA.

05-21-2010 14:18:34 | More by Slatetank
Photo of isaiahcutright


4.3/5  rDev +9.1%

A: Hazy golden amber, light tan 3 finger head. Nice and creamy foam beautiful lacing.

S: Citrus, grapefruit, hops nice aroma mostly hop driven.

T: Citrus grapefruit/clementines super citrusy clean hop taste, a nice clean bitterness, great balance between aroma, flavor and bitterness, with a neutral malt base. Clean finish. Lots of clementine on the end.

M: Clean neutral yeast, great balance, dry finish leaving me wanting more.

Overall: a rock solid brew it show cases a popular hop, and makes it shine. A great beer, hop simplicity at its best.

11-16-2012 01:41:56 | More by isaiahcutright
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South Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +8.6%

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a cloudy consistency. There was a huge amount of creamy, long-lasting head and excellent lacing.

S: A big aroma of hops, with a tinge of citrus.

T: Hops, hops and more hops. Very bitter, but has a nice taste of citrus and malt to help balance it out.

M: A highly carbonated beer with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

D: Another extremely drinkable, extremely well made beer from Mikkeller.

02-17-2010 13:46:02 | More by avalon07
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Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

04-24-2014 04:15:30 | More by FadetoBock
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

09-01-2013 15:58:39 | More by jaydoc
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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

03-28-2012 15:44:03 | More by TMath524
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Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

03-14-2014 04:05:15 | More by KeeganRohovich
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

05-12-2013 04:14:43 | More by kguard
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

04-01-2013 02:17:04 | More by artoolemomo
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

11-30-2013 22:42:08 | More by supermeniscus
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

03-24-2013 01:57:44 | More by Jamison85
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Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

02-26-2013 22:00:47 | More by IanSpindler
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

03-20-2013 03:00:47 | More by gshackles
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Croatia (Hrvatska)

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

05-12-2014 21:37:42 | More by hansavijaticar
Photo of bum732


4.22/5  rDev +7.1%

Pours a hazy burnt orange, huge creamy head with great lacing. Smells of floral hops, some citrus. Tastes of sweet pilsner malt with some caramel as well. Hops comes through in the bitterness lending floral and some piney notes. Fairly pronounced bitterness leads to a fairly dry finish. Nice crisp mouthfeel.

A solid beer, really showcases the amarillo hop. I'm definitely going to try the other single hop beers of theirs.

03-21-2010 02:25:22 | More by bum732
Photo of XicanoBeerRun


4.22/5  rDev +7.1%

Grabbed a bottle at Davis Beer Shoppe and brought back to San Anto. Worth the haul.

The single Amarillo hops allows you to get a sense of what other beers utilize which hops. I would like to try others in the series.

Golden and Cloudy.

Great hops aroma.

Taste good.

Drink it.

08-25-2011 01:53:09 | More by XicanoBeerRun
Photo of ToasterChef


4.22/5  rDev +7.1%

Reviewed from my notes. Served as a part of a flight of three Mikkeller single hop IPAs. The beer is bright orange in color. It has a big foam head that slowly settled to a thin foamy layer. Its a translucent liquid, but I think I can make out some rising carbonation. The aroma was a little disappointing, mainly because it was not very strong. I could pick out some grassy notes, but that was it. The taste was much more impressive. It starts with some mild hops up front and builds to a bitter finish. There is also some flavors that remind me of crackers. The taste isn't as extreme as some of the other single hop IPAs Mikkeller has produced, but this one is still great. To me, it tastes like a fine example of a hoppy pale ale. The body is of medium consistency. There is a small coat left after each swallow that is slightly sweet. This beer is more drinkable than some of the others in the series, probably because it's flavor isn't as intense. It's too bad this one wasn't available in six packs, for I would buy it all the time.

04-26-2010 12:56:21 | More by ToasterChef
Photo of BeerAndBourbon


4.22/5  rDev +7.1%

Tried each individually and and now comparing Simcoe, Amarillo, and Chinook Single Hop IPAs.

A. This one does not want to stay in the glass. Pours a deep copper color with an off-white very creamy head - the head on this one stayed long after that one either of the other beers. Not only was the head large on the pour, but it left huge rings of residual lacing with a huge head throughout the session.

S. Sweet caramel backbone with a citrus hop aroma - orange peel with grapefruit and a little bit of lemon. Next to the Chinook, some peppery flavors come out in the nose and the taste.

T. A light zesty hop flavor - not nearly as bold as the Simcoe (at first). As I reached the end of the glass, the bitter taste on swallow became more pronounced.

M. Medium bodied with a good level of carbonation. This beers envelop your tongue for just the right amount of time - not overwhelming, but full flavored.

D. I actually liked this one better without the interaction with the other beers. The aromas aren't as interesting as the Simcoe and Chinook - probably because I never really got the interesting fruit flavors out of this. That said, I still think this is supremely drinkable. The price, however, is quite prohibitory.

My only regret is that my local beer store didn't have more of this to compare. As a home brewer, I really appreciate the opportunity to taste the individual profiles (without having to brew individually hopped beers myself).

06-07-2010 04:09:23 | More by BeerAndBourbon
Photo of juju7


4.2/5  rDev +6.6%

Good fun these single hop brews.Very piney, resinous witha touch of grapefruit hanging around. Huge pillowy head and perfect lacing. Quite intense bitterness reinforced by a slightly overcarbonated body. Long, yummy, lingering finish. This is some good beer.

04-25-2010 10:03:17 | More by juju7
Photo of CapnTrav


4.19/5  rDev +6.3%

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

03-22-2014 03:13:55 | More by CapnTrav
Photo of coryking


4.18/5  rDev +6.1%

Enjoyed at the International Tap House Mikkeller Single Hop night.

Recipe from Mikkeller:

6.9% ABV
67% Pilsner, 11% Cara, 11% Munich II, 11% Oats
Hop additions were at 60 minutes, 15 minutes, whirlpool, then dry hopped for 100 IBUs.
1056 yeast
Started at 1.063, finished at 1.010

Since the malt in all of these beers are the same, Im going to focus just on the hops...

Flowers on the aroma, some earth and dirt as well.
Starts sweet and citrusy, finishes with an earthy lemongrass and pleasant pine.

Personally, it would be best used as a flavoring hop for me in a homebrew...

05-28-2010 15:09:27 | More by coryking
Photo of GbVDave


4.18/5  rDev +6.1%

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a Mikkeller tulip.

Cap dated 04/11/11

A: Pours a wonderfully hazy dirty peach color, with a towering, manilla-envelope colored head that's pretty spingy and spongey and features incredible retention. Extreme amounts of lace webbing left behind, as well.

S: First whiff is a big snoot-full of (surprise, surprise!) Amarillo hops. Very earthy and herbal. Some hints of tropical fruit, toasty malt, and dried wild flowers, too.

T: Excellent peppery/spicy/herbal Amarillo hops. Also noticed a nice mix of toasted malt, spicy pine, orange rind, fresh cut grass, and tropical fruit.

M: Quite full bodied and extremely sticky. The mega-dose of Amarillo leaves a pleasant spicy/peppery burn plastered to every square inch of the inside of my mouth. Nice toasted malt dryness in the finish.

D: This hos varietal is one of my favorites and I love what Mikkeller has done with it. Good show, Mikkel!

01-30-2010 01:20:21 | More by GbVDave
Photo of Kkottonmouthkngz


4.18/5  rDev +6.1%

awesome amber color with nice continuation of bubbles throughout, and a huge white head that takes about a decade to disappear.
nose is the only area this beer slightly lacks, although its not bad... it just doesnt have anything smacking me in the face. its a decent amount of pine laced with citrus, more pine than anything.
taste any mouthfeel are holy sh*t worthy. it bursts with bitter amarillo hops, its so delicious. its definitely something you need to take your time with because it leaves your tongue screaming for a cleanser. pine pine pine... bitter bitter bitter.
if you take your time, drinkability is high because it just leaves you wanting more, but if you rush into it, forget about drinkability.

12-12-2010 22:36:09 | More by Kkottonmouthkngz
Amarillo Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.