Chinook Single Hop IPA - Mikkeller ApS
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Reviews by SFLpunk:
3.3/5 rDev -15.2%
A big thanks to rtepiak for these two bottles. Reviewed side by side, Chinook and Warrior.
11.2 oz brown glass pry-top. Cap dated 22/12/11. Gushed a little upon opening...old? Don't know if that's a production or expiration date.
Pours a murky tawny brown with thin off-white head. Nose is mostly about the malt, with some candied mixed citrus notes milling about.
Palate is aggressively bitter, but it's clear this is past it's prime. The malt dominates the flavor with some caramel chocolates flavor. The finish is astringent and drying with some bitter citrus rind flavors.
Notes: Both bottles are showing bad signs of age. Will re-rate if fresher bottles present themselves.
08-30-2011 04:47:44 | More by SFLpunk
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev +2.8%
I really like the Chinook hop,I have never had a beer where it is used exclusively till today.Poured into a standard pint glass a hazed burnt orange with a large fluffy white head that left globs of lace behind as it settled slowly.The Chinook spiciness came through in the nose as well as some pine and lighter citric notes,a sweetish caramel base holds true as well.Flavors are somewhat like an old school left coast IPA,spicey,piney,hop,along with underlying citrus notes mixed with a firm sweeter caramel malt base.A solid IPA,old school in my book.
03-19-2010 22:45:47 | More by oberon
4/5 rDev +2.8%
Thanks to jkwalking05 for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a slightly hazy orange color with a white head. The aroma is grapefruit hops with some pine mixed in. The flavor is pretty bitter with a lot of resiny and pine notes. I don't get much grapefruit or other citrus in the flavor, which is surprising since it was pretty strong in the aroma. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
06-13-2010 23:44:17 | More by Mora2000
4.3/5 rDev +10.5%
11.2 oz bottle poured into a standard pint. 22/12/11 on cap. had this side by side with the cascade single hop.
pours out a orange almost bordering on brown, pretty cloudy. big beautiful frothy off white head. great retention and some really nice lace.
dank, resinous pine with some nice mintiness and hints of citrus. malts provide a nice balance, sweet caramel with some alcohol.
i really love this hop! lots of nice bitterness, loads of resiny pine and citrus, bits of mint. again very nicely balanced by caramel, slighltly biscuity malts and some alcohol heat. reminds me just a little of 90 minute.
medium to almost heavy in body, lots of resins and oils attacking the palate after each sip. perfect amount of carbonation.
i wish these came in six packs and werent so expensive, because these are some great tasting, highly drinkable ipas.
a great learning expierience this was, a great idea to try as many as you can side by side. ill be searching for more. out of the 2 i had, the chinook was better IMHO, but they were both delicious! try em if you can!
10-29-2010 00:06:38 | More by dogfishandi
4.2/5 rDev +8%
On-tap at the Brick Store.
Pours a hazy copper color with a one-finger off-white head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.
Smells of leafy and pine hops with sweet malts backing everything up. Also present, and more intense as the beer warms, are light amounts of hop spiciness.
Tastes similar to how it smells. Unobtrusive malt flavors quickly yield to large hop flavors - mostly pine but as with the aroma some earthy and spicy flavors work their way in as well. All these carry through to a solidly bitter ending.
Mouthfeel is good. It's got a solid thickness with moderate carbonation.
Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass without a problem and could easily have another.
Overall this was one of the harsher beers from the series but it also had a lot going on. A solid hop and worth trying.
03-29-2010 05:22:22 | More by glid02
4.28/5 rDev +10%
Enjoyed at the International Tap House Mikkeller Single Hop night.
Recipe from Mikkeller:
67% Pilsner, 11% Cara, 11% Munich II, 11% Oats
Hop additions were at 60 minutes, 15 minutes, whirlpool, then dry hopped for 100 IBUs.
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...
Big, awesome, citrus aroma! Big creamy juicy tropical fruit rind in the flavor. More citrus, lemons and limes. Grapefruits again, but in their nice, sweet, sugary, form. I like! Almost no piney, earthly bitterness. Just fruit rind bitterness!
Excited to use in some homebrews!
05-28-2010 15:18:31 | More by coryking
3.91/5 rDev +0.5%
330ml bottle. Haven't had one of these single-hop dealios from Mikkeller in a while, though it is admittedly hard to keep track of them, oh, wait, right.
This beer pours a glassy, medium copper amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, tightly foamy, and eventually a tad creamy tan head, which leaves some stellar webbed lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.
It smells of crackery caramel malt, butterscotch, pine resin, bitter orange rind, a muddled berry fruitiness, and further floral, mildly perfumed hops. The taste is bready caramel malt, toasty toffee, pleasant citrus flesh notes, lesser piney, leafy wet forest astringencies, more semi-sweet dark berries, and herbal, leafy, and floral hops.
The carbonation is quite subtle and enjoyably frothy, the body a sturdy medium weight, and plainly smooth, the alcohol inching in, bit by bit. It finishes well off-dry, the various caramel malt incarnations doing well to persist, alongside the more fruity, rather than bitter, side of the Chinook hop varietal.
Another decently rendered single-hop affair, where the hop in question seems more than capable of carrying the day, and the beer as a whole. Citrusy, and with enough flora backup singers to effect the sense of complexity that I'm grokking here. Good stuff - I guess my takeaway here is that I like Chinook hops!
07-31-2014 06:27:23 | More by biboergosum
3.98/5 rDev +2.3%
Copper-honey body with much sweet white head.Lots of lace. Above average mouthfeel A good focussed tasty IPA.Good drinkability.Orange citrussy,piney, juicy mango-lemon, fruity. Caramel. One of the best of the single hop series.I could drink this as a regular staple.
08-08-2010 04:23:29 | More by Sammy
3.9/5 rDev +0.3%
Pours a nice cloudy burnt desart orange. Small none white head.
juicy fruit. Orange. Tangerine and grapefruit. Complex for a single hop beEr. Really enjoyable aroma. Smooth
Flavor is solid. Rather sweet with a firm bitterness. Lots of hop flavore. Orange zest. Honey.
Overall very nice ipa. I like it. I really like the idea of single hop beers
08-25-2010 20:26:04 | More by LukeD23
4.03/5 rDev +3.6%
Cap date: 22/12/11. Served from bottle into a Dogfish Head Signature glass. Poured a hazy red-orange with a two and a half finger off-white head that subsided to one finger rather slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, grapefruit hop, and slight citrus. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus hop, and subtle fruit. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good IPA. Had an excellent aroma going on with a nicely balanced flavor. However the hops were a little more prominent over the malt, but still quite a nice IPA. A must try if you are a big fan of the chinook variety.
11-23-2010 12:00:06 | More by thagr81us
4/5 rDev +2.8%
A - Pours a moderately hazy, reddish-orange color with a big, off-white head. Head drops down slowly and leaves some pretty solid lacing behind.
S - Herbal, slightly grassy hop aroma with maybe just a touch of piney character. A bit of sweet malt noticeable in the background.
T - Hops are definitely up front, lending and herbal/piney/slightly spicy character. There are also some citrus tones a bit of fresh cut grass. Malt lends a slightly toasty sweetness that balances it out. Finishes fairly dry and bitter, leaving some nice herbal flavors lingering into the aftertaste.
M - Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Has a silky feel to it.
D - Another tasty selection from this series. The chinook has a fairly complex character on its own, and I enjoyed tasting its unique characteristics. I probably wouldn't buy it again based on the price level, but it was an interesting drink nonetheless.
05-30-2010 07:32:18 | More by GarrisWH
3.63/5 rDev -6.7%
Had on tap at The Gate in Brooklyn, NYC. Served in an imperial pint glass.
A: Brown with a 2-finger head that flattens out into an appealing top coat.
S: I fear this may have been on the line a little too long. Malty, not much hop aroma, ut oh.
T: Honey, and thank God, some hops. A slight spiciness that leads well into a bitter finish.
M: Good amount of carbonation with a medium body as I'd expect.
D: Pretty standard for an IPA.
Overall, I thought I'd get a better chance at freshness versus buying the (expensive) bottle in stores, but maybe I was wrong. Not bad by any means, but lacking depth, maybe that's what a single hop IPA is all about?
08-29-2010 21:18:57 | More by hoppymcgee
3.83/5 rDev -1.5%
Poured into a tulip with two fingers of off-white suds. Very cloudy and very effervescent.
Very sweet and floral hop aroma eminates from the suds and a slight malty yeast comes into play.
Taste is very watery at first then all the magic happens. You have the sweetness first, then a hop bitterness then a very clear palate. Afterwards you get the slightest hint of the bitter and sugar. No alcohol in the nose or the palate.
Mouthfeel is cool here. This one goes through many changes.
drinkability would be better if you could get these in a cheap 6'er.
06-20-2010 22:44:38 | More by peabody
4.2/5 rDev +8%
Review from 3/2011 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a cloudy orange amber. Nice thick off-white head and heavy lacing. Hop and sweet malt aroma. Flavor follows with a sharp hop bite, malt and grapefruit flavors. Bitter hoppy finish, but nice progression. I like the Chinook hops. Sharp and piney with a bit of earthy flavor. I'm going to have to compare these all single hops at the some time.
03-28-2012 02:52:03 | More by LiquidAmber
4.33/5 rDev +11.3%
Chinook single hop. Color looks a little darker than the other single hop I had earlier, though I could be wrong. Cloudy and hazy in appearance, with a nice head that should leave some quality lacing as I drink it. Aroma is different than the last one that I had. I get peaches and apricots. Similar story with the taste profile, which has a fruit sweetness that I wasn't expecting. Oddly enough, the finish to this beer is ... minty, which completely blows my mind. I've never had a beer with any type of mint characteristics, at least not this pronounced. So this kind of breaks now ground in that regard, at least for me. Flavor profile moves from fruit sweetness with hints of grapefruit in the middle leading into this eucalyptus herbal finish with hints of wintergreen. It's odd, but I like it. Highly complex yet simple malt profile lends to easy drinking. I've had several of these in the past and this one might be the most unique one I've had. If you can find it check it out.
11-04-2010 02:28:14 | More by eclaycamp
4/5 rDev +2.8%
A: The beer is hazy orange in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high dense beige head that has good retention properties and consistently covered the surface.
S: The hops contribute citrusy aromas to the nose--smells of grapefruit and oranges stand out in particular.
T: Like the smell, the taste is quite citrusy and has some initial malty sweetness. There is only a mild amount of bitterness from the hops.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: This beer is very easy to drink because the hop bitterness is well balanced by the underlying malts and the taste of alcohol is well hidden.
02-21-2011 02:43:54 | More by metter98
4.5/5 rDev +15.7%
On tap at the Blind Tiger, NYC.
Poured a murky copper hue with a one and a half finger foamy white head. There was very good retention and lacing.
The smell featured a potent spicy hop.
The taste consisted of a full on leafy and herbal hop. A soft sweetness detected as well.
The mouthfeel was typical of the style.
Overall an excellent spicy hop forward IPA.
03-17-2010 17:43:23 | More by plaid75
4.08/5 rDev +4.9%
A: Pours a hazy brownish amber, capped by a two finger off-white head. Retention is good and some light lacing is left down the glass.
S: Lots of tropical fruit up front, pineapple is very strong along with some mango and a bit of citrus, followed by lighter herbal hops. Malt base is barely evident on the occassional whiff.
T: Hops are more pine forward on the tongue, with some earthy and floral notes, before opening up into the tropical and citrus fruits from the nose. The pineapple comes in big again and sticks around through the finish, along with a hint of caramel to balance a bit.
M: Medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation, some light creaminess but with a good deal of prickling on the tongue.
D: Very easy to drink, the bitterness is at a good level and there's no sign of the alcohol.
07-03-2010 01:36:50 | More by Xul
Chinook Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
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