10 - Mikkeller ApS
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4.5/5 rDev +16.3%
#BOTG 77! A doubleheader this evening for me. Poured from bottle (not cheap, $6/12 oz) into New Belgium tulip. Super dark orange color, very very cloudy. Thick off white head, takes forever to recede, leaving sticky lacing all over my glass. A great looking beer. Smell- an almost saccharine sweet citrus hop aroma, earthy hops, and piney/floral comes out. There are 10 different types of hops in this beer, a lot going on in terms of aroma. Taste- almost tart citrus hoppiness blasts the side of my tongue. Really nice smooth tropical fruit malt backbone, nice residual bitterness lingers on my tongue. I'm a fan of this beer, and normally mikkeller beers are a little hit or miss for me. I don't think this warrants the huge price tag it demands, but I dont think any of his beers are ever great value for the money. I would have this again if it was a little cheaper.
06-27-2012 00:52:55 | More by lnashsig
4.45/5 rDev +15%
First of all what a funky label and the fact this brew has ten different hops love it,it pours a murky orange hue with beautiful carbonation that leaves behind a frothy two finger head that stays and leaves lots of lacing very nice,the smell is a mix of aromas of creaming soda,grapefruit,melon and some peach,it has a nice solid well carbonated mouthfeel which is above medium bodied and has tastes of grapefruit,passionfruit,stonefruit,honey marmalade,some light toffee malts and finishes with a bittersweet kick,overall i could drink this brew all night if it was abit cheaper and im really digging it i thought the use of 10 hops would ruin this beer with all the different flavours but once again Mikkeller has proven the never say die attitude of brewing a great brew against the odds and really is one of my most favourite brewers cheers.
09-24-2010 12:39:03 | More by ADZA
4.43/5 rDev +14.5%
A fantastic IPA that showcases what's best about each individual hop variety.
The pour looks much like each of the Single Hop Series- a hazier than normal copper/amber hue with froathy, dense head formation, great retention and lacing. Aside from the heavy haze, the beer is nearly ideal looking.
Juicy and zesty aromas span the gammot of citrus and tropical fruits to spicy and earthy hops. Throw in a lemony note, winey note, and fresh cut grass for extra measure. Malty caramels and biscuit add enough support for the hops but stop shy of trying to balance them.
Flavors also heavily favor the hops with the vibrant citrus, tropical, spice, grass, earthy notes found in aroma. Sweet malts play a bit more of a role in flavor than aroma but still doesn't interfere with the showcase of hop... at least too much.
Medium-full early as the carbonation seems to amplify the body. But as the carbonation drops, so does the malt textures, allowing the hop dryness, alcohol evaporation, and dry malt character to usher the beer into a deep and lingering bitterness.
My main complaint about the single hops (although the lessons in exclusive hop flavor are fantastic) is that they seem a bit one dimensional. No such threat here- this beer is chocked full of complexity, variety, and flavor.
08-26-2010 16:17:32 | More by BEERchitect
4.43/5 rDev +14.5%
Wow! Mikkeller let me down with Green Gold but figured I'd give them another shot once I heard this was the beer brewed with the 10 hops they used for the single series. Pours a hazy dark orange with a giant fluffy head. Nose is nice. with a swirl you really can identify the unique hops here with aromas moving from pine to mango to grapefruit. Flavor is a real "wow" beer for me. Very complex. Bitter AND hoppy, something many IPAs get wrong. First move is a pine resin and bitterness that moves into a citrus/caramel combination, and finishes with a bit more bitterness, white grapefruit, and pine. Long after taste. Very pleasant. Mouthfeel is light and frothy, at the edge of overcarbonated. This is a real west coast IPA, and the best non west coast brewed IPA I've ever had.
06-11-2010 23:48:59 | More by squaremile
4.43/5 rDev +14.5%
Damn, Sam, this is gooood beer! Let this bottle warm up to about the right temp and it poured like a dream with huge, fluffy, frothy, suddsy, foamy, thick, cream colored head and lots of clingy lace. Color is a clear amber copper with lots of tiny bubble trails. Aroma is hops, fruit, pine, malt, caramel. Taste is like nose with lots of interplay between bitter and mildly sweet with some dry high points. Body is full and soft with some buzz on the tongue with the fine, yet robust carbonation. Finish is dominated by hop and a little alcohol. Love to try this on draft. Somebody send me a keg!
06-29-2011 02:31:50 | More by drpimento
4.4/5 rDev +13.7%
A super carbonated copper body feeds a 1.5 finger thick head. The scent is obviously hop heavy, with a slight sweet malt hint, almost honey at the finish of the nose. I like the flavor a lot. Nice hop on the start with a malt sweetness that follows. The linger is a nice hop bitterness. Very full mouthfeel. Enjoyed.
Reviewed from notes, sampled on 9/19/11
11-04-2011 22:30:13 | More by mikedrinksbeer2
4.4/5 rDev +13.7%
Mikkeller 10 (X) IPA... an IPA made with hops from of all the single hop series. ABV is 6.9%, 11.2 oz. Into chouffe tulip.
A- 5-finger cloud-like head. Huge volume. Thick lacing from the start, leaving a nice frosty ring on the glass. Beer is a bit orange and a bit gold, nice and clear with a luminescence. Head settles but it looks like there's a snowdrift on one side of the glass. Streaks of lacing all the way down.
S- Hoppy (go figure). Sweet, fruity... Papaya and tangerine. Floral as well, almost like rosewater. Melon, mango, peach... hard to describe but the nose on this one is very appealing. No bitterness or pine, just sweet suculent fruit.
T- The bitterness is in the taste- piny (new growth) and grapefruit blast. The fruitiness is here but takes a step to the side. A bit of an earthy note too. Kind of reminds me of Furious with a bit of a grapefruit pith. Really tasty.
M- The 10 hop bill isn't a gimmick- provides some fantastic depth. Nice spectrum here, lots of flavors. Great carbonation, pretty hoppy but doesn't lean too far in one direction. Malt takes a backseat but no complaints here.
D- High, although price and availability force me to knock it a bit. Mikkeller needs to start contracting some of these awesome hoppy beers stateside so I don't have to pay $6 a bottle to get 'em. So awesome, but just a treat at this point. If I could buy this on the regular I would.
05-24-2010 11:53:13 | More by ShogoKawada
4.38/5 rDev +13.2%
Picked this up at my favorite beer store in Belgium, Dranken Geers. Slightly hazy amber-orange pour with nice two finger head with great lacing and retention. Huge piney, resiny, West Coast nose with tons of citrus. From the first sip, Mikkeller nailed the "American IPA" style. Tons of citrus, specifically grapefruit and tangerine, with tangy, resiny, bitter hops puckering your mouth from start to finish. With that said, it has enough of a caramel malt backbone to balance it out nicely and make this hugely drinkable. The mouthfeel is thick and chewy, but creamy at the same time. The finish is big and bold and just totally full of flavor. This is one of my favorite Mikkeller beers to date. For me, it's every bit as good as Pliny or Sculpin. Just hope they have some more left on my next beer run!
08-09-2011 15:49:59 | More by beerdrifter
4.38/5 rDev +13.2%
Pours a hazy amber with a big creamy head that recedes slowly to a one-finger cap and leaves some very good lacing.
The aroma is excellent with lots of different hop aromas coming out. There is a sticky floral pine presence with some pithy citrus and light grapes and spices.
The taste is spicy with some white grapes, lemons, pineapples and pine resin. The malt backbone is sweet with some toasted bread and the finish is lightly spicy with some hop bitterness. I definitely think I pick up the Nelson Sauvin in the finish.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated. Just a mouthful of sticky hops of every sort.
I really enjoyed this one as a number of the single hop beers just didn't hold up well on their own. This is kinda the best of all the beers put together. Excellent.
05-27-2010 01:50:32 | More by gford217
10 from Mikkeller ApS
87 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.