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Tomahawk Single Hop IPA - Mikkeller ApS

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Tomahawk Single Hop IPATomahawk Single Hop IPA

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BA SCORE
90
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147 Ratings
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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 11
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BearsOnAcid on 01-23-2010)
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danieelol

Australia

4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice cloudy orange with good head and lacing.

Smell is lots of herb with chicory and some orange malt sweetness.

Taste is really herbal, some chicory and all round just good hop taste to it. Little bit malty but the bitterness here makes its presence known.

At times I get almost ashy flavours hitherto unseen outside of Bridge Road's single hop beers.

Mouthfeel is quite substantial with good carb. Bitter with resin.

Probably the best of this series out of the three I've tried. Highly enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2012 07:25:21 | More by danieelol
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was a hazy dark amber color with a medium-sized tan head. No lace.

Aroma mostly pine and floral, with a little sweet malt.

The taste was all about the piney, herbal hops. There was a bit of biscuit, but the hops dominated.

While this was predominately a hoppy beer, it wasn't too hoppy.

An interesting experiment.

Serving type: on-tap

03-18-2012 10:23:59 | More by lordofthewiens
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle.

This beer pours a hazy, dark orange-amber hue, with three fingers of thinly foamy, puffy, rocky white head, which slowly collapses inward, leaving in the process, a nice circumference of webbed lace around the glass.

It smells of pine resin, pungent floral notes, a bit of citrus rind oil, and crackery malt. The taste is more pine needle, forest glade bitterness, some additional perfumed flower hoppiness, and a sturdy, if under-appreciated, bready, caramel-tinged maltiness.

The bubbles are rather sedate, providing just a wee edge to the proceedings, the body medium-light in weight, with an airy lift that detracts from an otherwise capable smoothness. It finishes a tad off-dry, the malt/hop interface somewhat blurred by a slight clamminess.

Another decent isolation lesson in the long line of hops that can make up that mythical prototypical American IPA - this time, the pine and floral essences dominate, yet still participate in a local harmony that remains pleasantly drinkable all on its own.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2012 02:35:40 | More by biboergosum
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into tulip 5/3/12

A hazy orange amber with a massive three finger creme head that retains well slowly falling to a thick film leaving several thin, distinct rings of lace

S grapefruit rind with a little caramel, pine, and it has some faint floral notes, straight forward but solid

T not as much rind until the finish, similar to the nose with a little more caramel, again its solid but simple

M anymore bubbles and this would be foamy but its just on the creamy side of good, fairly bitter and a mellow lingering rind finish

O another solid single hop from Mikkeller, looks great like the others I've had from the series and solid in all other areas

I won't lie I'm pretty stoked to have several more Milkkeller brews to work my way through, I'm liking this single hop series and plan on working my way through it

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2012 07:12:53 | More by wordemupg
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-26-2012 19:43:07 | More by ElGallo
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Julien


4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-25-2012 14:50:58 | More by Julien
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TMath524

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +23.5%

02-20-2012 14:53:29 | More by TMath524
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whartontallboy

New York

4/5  rDev -1.2%

01-17-2012 03:02:45 | More by whartontallboy
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bonbini26

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.2%

01-13-2012 18:09:58 | More by bonbini26
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

01-10-2012 23:08:02 | More by IdrinkGas
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ohtheguilt

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1.2%

01-04-2012 13:14:03 | More by ohtheguilt
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jophish17

Georgia

3/5  rDev -25.9%

12-24-2011 07:01:31 | More by jophish17
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Fux

France

3.58/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: amber ale, with a large lingering off-white foamy head.

S: lots of fruits here, mainly pineapple, but also rhubarb, citruses, red fruits. Some resinous aromas.

T: Hoppy character with grapefruits, pines tastes, a bit of litchi but still pineapple overwhelming. Among this explosion on bitterness, caramel, chocolate malts can also be found. Final is very astringent.

M: Medium bodied, good carbonation.

O: Well, this is quite a complex beer, given the fact only one type of hop has been used to produce it, and quite original, but overall, the pineapple taste is quite disturbing. I would give it another chance, but I've known better from Mikkeller.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2011 21:14:59 | More by Fux
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BMoldy

New York

4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A vigorous pour yields a massive two-finger off-white head that billows and sways like sea foam on top of a dark, golden copper brew. Excellent lacing.

S: Distinct pine and resin qualities stand out most but are amply supported by more mellow citrus –especially grapefruit and blood orange– notes. Unlike the Sorachi Ace, the malt is more present here in all its sweet and toasted glory. Still, the hops remain firmly dominant and receive the attention they seek.

T: Ah, I feel like I'm back in the States already! Delicious resiny hops present themselves first, then fade to a lemony citrus character that accents the sweet malts perfectly and lasts into the finish, becoming more and more orange-like in the process. This is a well-built IPA: a fantastic bitterness asserts itself in the middle but is well supported by the large malt body.

M: Feels rather oily, thanks to both the number and type of hops used. Medium-bodied and maybe a little too heavy, it benefits from a vibrant, lasting carbonation. A bit of alcohol warmth hits the stomach but is otherwise imperceptible in the mouth.

O: Maybe I've been deprived of a good American IPA for a while (actually, I have been, I'll admit it), but I really enjoyed this. Good balance, but still a strong emphasis on the hops; though maybe not as much as the Sorachi Ace. It's even more impressive when I consider it's made with only one kind of hop, but I suppose that's more of a testament to the hop than the brewer (no offense Mikkeller)... All hail the Tomahawk!

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2011 19:10:09 | More by BMoldy
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villager12

France

4.78/5  rDev +18%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Robe orangée, mousse épaisse et persistante. Nez herbacé, on s'attend à ce que l'amertume soit bien présente... et ça ne loupe pas. Bouche ample et très amère (un peu terreuse) mais bien fondu avec le côté malté qui ressort (malt pilsen, cara-crystal et munich). Bonne longueur, très très plaisant et l'amertume bien que très présente passe superbement bien... du grand art. Bravo Mikkeller ;-)

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2011 18:36:05 | More by villager12
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alamode

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

12-11-2011 16:24:59 | More by alamode
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rab53

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.2%

12-02-2011 04:33:39 | More by rab53
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-27-2011 00:22:05 | More by Exiled
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-21-2011 19:10:58 | More by Rochefort10nh
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Amalak

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

11-21-2011 02:17:58 | More by Amalak
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aficionado

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +23.5%

11-18-2011 17:58:47 | More by aficionado
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oline73

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-16-2011 04:35:01 | More by oline73
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AndyAvalanche

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.9 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. Orange and amber in color, lots of particles, this one's a bit hazy. Between tan and orange off white colored head. Good looking beer.

Smell is ok, but it's not very strong. Earthy, slightly floral hops, a little bit of malty and bready sweetness. All good, but like mentioned earlier, not that strong.

Tastes good, should let it warm up a little though it gets better. Citrus zesty without being too fruity. Not too strong of a malt backbone, but decent enough to be noticeable. For this particular brew, Tomahawk tastes better than it smells.

Mouthfeel is good. Fairly light bodied while maintaining a lighter than average body, good carbonation level. Clean the whole way through with a sharp and clean bitter finish. Good all around brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2011 00:36:25 | More by AndyAvalanche
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one showed up on tap a while ago at the Tap & Table. I managed to get one of the last glasses of it before the keg kicked. The beer poured out as a nice looking clear golden yellow color. The head was decent, it was white and a little fizzy, not a whole lot of lacing on this one. The smell was a little piney and had a nice floral quality to it. The taste was hoppy, nothing too extreme but still not bad. The mouthfeel of the beer was drinkable, I can't really see much wrong with this brew. Overall it's nice drinking IPA. You could have this just about anytime and probably enjoy it.

Serving type: on-tap

09-06-2011 02:58:05 | More by Knapp85
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ckollias

Maryland

4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Cooper ale with blonde highlights and a huge 2.5 finger white head after a violent pour. Great head retention and leaves a gorgeous trail all the way down the glass and eventually dissipates into a wispy lace.

S: Strong wonderful hoppy aroma. There is a mild floral bitterness with every sniff being more complex than the last. This ale has a mild citrus smell and malt in the background.

T: Overhelming strong hoppy flavor. Alcohol is present but masked but the strong hoppy flavor. There are hints of citrus and grassiness in the background

M: Thick body and medium carbonation

O: Great IPA. Liking this one better than the cascade single hop IPA. Would but this one again.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2011 02:18:01 | More by ckollias
Tomahawk Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
90 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.