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East Kent Golding Single Hop IPA - Mikkeller ApS

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East Kent Golding Single Hop IPAEast Kent Golding Single Hop IPA

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very good

90 Ratings
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 8.9%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: plaid75 on 03-17-2010)
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Reviews by wordemupg:
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Alberta (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle poured into pint glass june5 2010

A slightly hazy light amber with a good amount of carbonation feeding a two finger head that falls too a 1/4in film that hangs around till the glass is empty leaving partial rings of lace all the way down

S floral earthy hops with a mild citrus aspect that's good but unexpected.

T not far from the smell but perhaps some orange peel with some other citrus and floral notes and a malty backbone, looked twice at the 6.9%alc on the bottle it's well concealed but the bitterness is not and that's never a bad thing

M rather thick with good carbonation, enters a little syrupy and creams up a bit in the mouth, big length too the flavor lingers for some time

D for the strength it's very easy to drink, and I found myself taking another sip before my mouth was empty so that has to say something

I may need to read up on EKG because I was expecting something else entirely, but I'm far from disappointed. I will be drinking this again if I can still get my hands on it, not sure how much of it made it too Alberta

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2010 04:09:12 | More by wordemupg
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The smell was fruity and bready.

The taste was bread with faded hops. Mildy spicy. Juicy citrus flavor but a drying finish.

The mouthfeel was medium to full bodied. Easy to drink, but a bit bland.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yeah, yeah, yeah... I know... It's old. But it's been in my fridge for over 2 years (first batch).

A: Pours a deep honey amber with about a half finger of pure white head. It's a bit cloudy, but still looks solid. Not much lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is really mild. It bit of sweet malt, some actual honey, and a touch of lemon. It's nice, but everything is really muted.

T: There are some big bitters right up front, followed by some mellowing sweet malt, and the finish is pure citrus. It's way more bitter than I expected.

M: Medium bodied beer. The carbonation is still on point. It starts out bitter, mellows, and then finishes bitter. I get a bit of stinging characteristics that linger for a bit.

O: It's a solid brew, but it's not my favorite. It's gets a little less bitter as it warms. I'm kind of glad they cut this hops from the second round of the single hop series.

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Appearance Cloudy ochre brew empties a dark brown bottle, about half a finger of off-white creamy head with too little lacing to really mention it.

Smell A big bale of grass and hay, some aromatic hops and smidge of citrus fruits.

Taste There’s a remaining sweetness through out the taste, midway there’s a strong and present bitterness that stays with me until the aftertaste. There’s also dominating dryness towards the end. Flavors include almonds specifically, nuts in general and mazarin cake.

Mouthfeel Fleetingly medium bodied with a proper bitter tongue-bite, almost coarse, though this fades quickly. Like Mikkeller beer in general, it’s very smoothly carbonated.

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East Kent Golding Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
86 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.