Tomahawk Single Hop IPA - Mikkeller ApS
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4.23/5 rDev +4.7%
In a pint glass it appears copper color with a a nice head. Great lacing. I could smell the floral hops as I was pouring it. The taste is piny, herbal, a floral feel, with caramel .Smooth and easy to drink. The body was not heavy, it had a syrupy character. Tomahawk is really well done.
12-26-2012 23:51:42 | More by patpbr
4.23/5 rDev +4.7%
Disclaimer: any significant rating deviation my be attributed to reviewing this beer while under the stress of a pre-evacuation order due to the Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado. But got to try not to let the unsampled beers perish in vain (i.e., worse case scenario)...
Outstanding color, head, carbonation, and lacing. Deep, rich malt nose with a subdued yet solid floral/grass hop nose.
Taste is what you'd expect for the style. Malt dominated with hop bitterness and an ever so subtle alcohol warmth in the mix. Clean, semi-dry.
An excellent example of the style. Bold, assertive, with enough depth and character make for an enjoyable glass of suds.
06-27-2012 22:14:06 | More by beergoot
4.33/5 rDev +7.2%
A - Pours a bright red/orange hiding under a thick, dense eggshell head with glorious sticky chunks of lacing.
S - Pine resin and citrus hop aroma, nicely balanced with a backing of toffee and biscuit malt.
T - Really resinous bitter orange peel and pine needle, caramel and peppery spice provide some detail. Sweet orange flesh brings a bittersweet balance.
M - Syrupy full bodied with moderate carbonation and slap up bitterness.
O - Supreme single hop IPA. Stands out from a host of rippers from Mikkeller.
06-18-2012 07:39:52 | More by dansmcd
2.53/5 rDev -37.4%
11.2 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a nonical Guinness pint glass in me gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average; Mikkeller is me favourite brewery in the world but his brighter beers tend to pale (excuse the pun) in comparison to his darker beers. 6.9%. Imported by Shelton. Bottled 04/11/2011. Brewed at De Proef. Label is blue.
Served refrigerator cold. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.
Surged out and spilled upon opening. Strong indication of overcarbonation.
A: Pours a six finger head of slight cream, okay thickness, beige cloudy colour, and great retention. Quite fluffy. Okay lacing. Appears overcarbonated. Colour is a nontransparent dark copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Dull rather than vibrant. Not particularly inviting for the style.
Sm: Weak oily hops, with some floral character and unconcealed bitterness. A moderate strength aroma. The untamed bitterness makes me question its balance.
T: Clean malts form the foundation, with a clean fresh hop character rounding it out somewhat. Untamed bitterness punches through on the climax to ill effect, but the preceding light floral quality is nice though underdeveloped. It's poorly balanced and somewhat empty in terms of body. A bland IPA. Far too bitter. No yeast or alcohol comes through. Could use cream, particularly on the open. Not complex or subtle, to its detriment.
Mf: Smooth and wet. Weak. Overcarbonated. Too thick for its lack of body. Doesn't suit the flavours horribly well. Some coarseness from the hops on the climax.
Dr: Drinkable but boring and underwhelming, particularly for its high price. A failed experiment from Mikkeller. Not Mikkel's strongest IPA by any means. I certainly wouldn't get it again. May please diehard IPA fans, but I'm pretty disappointed.
06-08-2012 00:07:09 | More by kojevergas
4.18/5 rDev +3.5%
A: Pours a slightly hazy amber with a big, foamy off-white head.
S: Aromas of pine, spruce, juniper berry, herbs, blood orange, grapefruit, nectarine, tangerine, and caramel fill the nose.
T: Notes of caramel, biscuits, pine, spruce, juniper berry, cedar, fresh herbs, grapefruit, blood orange, nectarine, tangerine, and an earthy, vegetal bitterness akin to a white onion or radish wash across the palate. The finish is sappy, bitter, and long with notes of pine, juniper, cedar, blood orange, caramel, and nectarine.
M: Medium in body and dry. Not as firm as previous runs. Carbonation starts off crisp, but quickly flattens out. Alcohol presence is very subtle.
O: This is a near excellent IPA as is, but it would have been better if it felt a little firmer and heftier in the mouth. This may just be a bad bottle, or it could be a bad batch, but still, there is a little room for improvement. Overall, though, this is a very good IPA.
05-30-2012 13:15:03 | More by mrfrancis
Tomahawk Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
90 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.