Amarillo Single Hop IPA - Mikkeller ApS
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United Kingdom (England)
3.83/5 rDev -2.8%
At 6.9%abv., coming in a slim, long-neck 330ml brown bottle; BB 26/03/2015, served mildly chilled in a Hapkin’s branded short-stemmed tulip-shaped sniffer.
A: pours a murky, dark reddish amber colour, coming with a thick, dark beige cappuccino froth with very good retention, while the carbonation remains mild and sporadic.
S: overripe fruitiness manifests along with a thick body of mixed malts, with caramel, Munich and nutty malts in dominance, littered with some acidic sweetness from yeastiness and a faint touch of funk even. Given a very good swirl, resinous hops with a main theme of pine sprigs, earthy and also citric notes come to the fore, while the maltiness also presents a somewhat… “creamy” feature.
T: lightly effervescent, the flavour is full-bodied with crystal and pale malts in support of a light layer of spicy and piney hops, without lending any sweet influence; the aftertaste is earthy, tea-ish and burned nutty bitter, semi-raisin-like in aroma, and lightly chewy tannic, in a fashion almost as if roast malts are used in the boiling process, while a rather deep aroma as of toasted malts lingers in the very end alongside a light alc. warmth.
M&O: overall, the mouthfeel is refreshing and light against an unusually robust but not sweet malt backbone, resulting in an intriguing contrast on the palate. I can’t say I really like this version as the hop elements are far more pronounced in their bitter departments than in the aroma & flavour ones, but the thick body without too much sweetness really hooks my palate almost in the same way as a darker Premium Bitter could do. Worth trying for once at least, I think.
08-10-2013 19:40:17 | More by wl0307
3.93/5 rDev -0.3%
A: Pours a hazy orange with a 3-inch off-white rocky head which leaves clumpy lace.
N: Citrus (oranges), herbal, floral, vegetal, faint pine notes.
T: Follows nose with some fruity and floral from the yeast. Grainy and some spices.
M: Medium body and carbonation. Dry, yeasty and malty finish.
O: Nice aroma, but the flavor is rather dull to me.
07-03-2013 21:56:04 | More by wethorseblanket
3.65/5 rDev -7.4%
Pours a cloudy burnt orange, with a super rich creamy light tan head. Aromas of minty hops, and a bit of dried fruit. Taste is some apricot up front, then some citrusy floral hops. An earthy bitter finish. Mouthfeel is rich. Overall quite a good IPA, but for the price, it falls a bit flat.
03-30-2013 22:35:31 | More by tronester
3.41/5 rDev -13.5%
FroM Jim's. BB into 2014... Hmmmm.
Pours a a hazy bronze. One finger head stays nicely. Clumpy lace.
Aromas are of citrus, and some odd notes, nutmeg maybe?
Taste is well into APA territory. Some lychee notes, a little citrus, and moderate rather than overpowering lifted floral hops follow. As the beer goes down, the hop finish fades and overall sweetness takes over. Odd for style.
Mouthfeel is creamy, medium bodied, also at odds with style.
Unsure about single hop IPAs but this is a welcome learning experience. Wont buy again, but....
03-01-2013 09:36:34 | More by heygeebee
Amarillo Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.