10 - Mikkeller ApS
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Reviews by taylorhamrick:
3.6/5 rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Consumed 6/21-2010, reviewed from notes.
The beer pours a glowing orange, with a slight haze, and a tan head that is huge and fluffy which ends up leaving a bit of lacing. The smell is really where this one shines. It starts out with fruit, citrus fruit, tropical fruit, the usuals, pineapple, grapefruit, mango (probably of the less-than-ripe variety), orange. There is a nice pungent resinous note in there too. There's also a leafiness, a reshness to the smell which is nice. This does a good job of highliting the smells of the hops here. The taste I think is confusing, and less than exiting after following the smell. The maltiness is the first thing I notice, with just a generic sort of leafy, sticky hoppiness following behind. The bitterness is definitely not imposing. The fruity flavors take a backseat, even the pungency takes a back seat. The only really discernible hoppy presence comes in as a bit of pineyness, maybe some grassiness. This I guess is a somewhat floral tasting beer, and when I try really hard, I can notice a little cirtus. The flavors of these 10 hops seem to just get lost in the shuffle, and none stand out, none really even lend their more desirable characteristics. The body is a little thin, but it's nice and dry with a good burst of carbonation. The feel is not so bad. Overall, I found it to be a beer that I wanted to keep drinking, maybe the smell kept getting me, kept challenging me to go find those flavors, but without much luck. Everything just seems to get mixed up in the middle, and I think maybe it's better to just highlight the desirables of a smaller number of hops. 10 hops? An interesting idea, but not sure one that really works.
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2010 22:59:10 | More by taylorhamrick
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Burnt orange and cider like with a small head.
S - Hops. Pine, Flora and carmel a bit sweet.
T - Tropical, Citrus, Pine, Grapefruit, and Bitter. Nice balanced malty backbone.
M - Medium body and a creamy feel.
O - Brewed with 10 strains of hops and an interesting blend.
Serving type: bottle
12-30-2013 22:53:31 | More by patpbr
10 from Mikkeller ApS
87 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.