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10 - Mikkeller ApS

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225 Ratings
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Ratings: 225
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 05-21-2010)
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Photo of Dawkfan
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- The pour is a hazed amber orange. 3 fingers of dirty white head with good retention. Lacing is spotted.

S- Bread and caramel hidden behind juicy aromas of papaya, tangerine and mango's. Citrus aromas of grapefruit and orange. Very nice indeed.

T- More pine hops than citrus in the taste. Starts of bitter and then turns maltier in the middle and ends with a good wallop of bitter pine and grapefruit hops in the finish. Taste sticks with you for awhile like any good IPA should.

M- Medium bodied that has ample carbonation. Velvety mouthfeel, slightly dry.

D- Went down quick, a solid IPA.

Photo of thagr81us
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cap date: 24/09/12 Served from bottle into a Dogfish Head signature glass. Poured hazy red-orange with a two finger off-white head that subsided slowly to one finger. Maintained excellent lacing throughout. The aroma was comprised of subtle sweet malt and a big pine/citrus hop note. The flavor was of sweet malt, massive pine hop, and a wildy bitter aftertaste. It had a medium feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a very nice IPA. This was one of the better American IPAs I have had as of late. It was nicely balanced throughout it sitting on your palate and showed its true hop nature upon swallowing. This is a definite must try if you have not.

Photo of CrazyDavros
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours hazy orange/amber with a large lasting off-white head.
Nose shows lots of juicy tropical fruit followed by resinous pine, orange blossom, grapefruit, spicy hops and lots of clean sweet malt with some honey later. Beautiful.
Malt is more evident upon tasting, with caramel, honey and toasty characters. Hops follow with more fruit and orange. Finishes with a resounding green hoppy bitterness, perhaps a little heavy-handed for my liking. Still very enjoyable though.
Carbonation is a little too high in my opinion, body just a little too heavy.

Photo of biboergosum
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I wonder why we in Canada get the Danish-only labels...as much as I can discern, this is made with 10 different hops, exactly like a Japanese offering I tried just last week. The rest of the world and their obsession with the base-10 system...

This beer pours a slightly hazy medium copper hue, with a copious amount of foamy, to say the least, off-white head, which eventually settles to reveal some coarse webbed lace. It smells of strong citrus hops - grapefruit and orange, mostly, and a soft biscuity graininess. The taste is bitter, leafy, grapefruit rind citrus up front, followed closely by a subdued biscuity caramel malt sweetness, with the elevated ABV hiding well. The carbonation is on the soft side, the body full, smooth, and a tad creamy. It finishes fairly dry, the citrusy hops pushing the malt out of frame.

Not as much variety evident in the hop profile, given the inputs. Still, a pretty solid IPA, lots of crisp bitterness, only restrained from being over the top by the dutiful malt backbone.

Photo of ADZA
4.45/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of wedgie9
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted from bottle purchased at West Lakeview Liquors. Pours clear amber orange with a thick white head that leaves heavy lace. Nose is a nice balance of malt and bitter grapefruit hops. The flavors are similar with good malt and the hops really ranging from orange, lemon, grapefruit, and a nice bitterness. Body is medium with active carbonation and a nice bitter finish.

Photo of wordemupg
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into tulip sept17 2010

A hazy orange amber with plenty of carbonation that feeds a massive 3 finger head that retains very well and leaves plenty of lace in partial rings and plenty of patches even after falling to an island

S a bit of a hop mess with floral and citric hops, some mild pine and a fair bit of caramel

T Ok now I'm getting some spicy hops and orange rind on top of everything I smell, big time hop complexity perhaps a little too much to focus on but solid nonetheless

M a little thin but enough carbonation to fluff it up a bit

D well concealed booze makes it that much easier to drink, no major complaints with this one

a fair bit to think about while drinking this beer, lots of different hop profiles pound your pallet into a confused state. I rather like being confused

Photo of jsanford
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a New Belgium Globe

A - Orange-amber with a chunky, off-white, 2-finger head. Great retention, good lacing.

S - Umm...smells like hops! Getting a lot of citrus (orange and grapefruit) and pine resin. Big and bold, I could smell the hops from a few feet away.

T - More citrus (grapefruit, orange and...lime?) and pine resin with bit of caramel malt thrown in for a bit of balance. However, this is a hop-bomb through and through, make no mistake.

M - Medium bodied with high carbonation. Nice and crisp.

D - Decent drinkability, but at $5+ for 12oz, this is a one-timer for me.

Overall I like the idea (and the balls it took to brew it) of this beer better then the beer itself. I liken the hop usage in beer to cord on a guitar : one note sounds flat, 2-3 sounds nice and harmonic. This is kinda like if you held down all the strings and strummed, dissonant and messy.

Photo of brendan13
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a fairly clear dark orange with a 3cm off white head that hangs around for a fair while.
S - Grapefruit, citrusy, floral & piney hop character with some light caramel maltiness & a bit of spice.
T - Hop character much the same with the caramel flavours coming through more.
M - Light bodied, medium to high carbonation. Bitterness is there but not too intense.
D - A decent beer. Having drank pretty much all their single hop IPAs this is an interesting concept but the more intense piney & grapefruit hop characters overpowers the others. Worth trying though.

Photo of elricorico
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Hazy caramel brown with a foamy three finger head on a steady pour. Head falls slowly but steadily, leaving plenty of lacing as it does.

Smell is a fairly sharp citrus rind, grapefruit for sure, but some orange zest as well. Really digging into it gives just a hint of pine as well. Smells pretty much like you expect a big American style IPA to smell.

Very faint caramel malt taste is buried by a wash of citrus flavour. Seems to have a fair bit of lime to it in the middle, with the grapefruit at the finish.

Slightly less than medium bodied with a fairly coarse carbonation. Leaves the tongue just a bit on the raw side.

A decent IPA, but doesn't quite live up to the complexity that 10 hops would suggest. Worth checking out but I doubt many people would make this a go to beer.

Photo of SFLpunk
3.08/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to freud for this one! 12oz brown glass pry-top bottle. Cap dated 24/03012.

Appearance is hazy amber brown with some creamy off-white head. Nose is somewhat muted and bready, maybe a little biscuit malt and some faint earthy hops. Palate is a bit of a mess. Lots of aggressive hops all fighting over center stage. Malt gets bashed around by the astringent bitterness.

Not my favorite Mikk IPA. Worth a go though to see what 10 hops battling it out would taste like.

Photo of TheBeerCarl
4.35/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

If it wasn't for the price, this would be a great everyday IPA. I would definitely categorize this beer even more regionally and say the style is resembles more of a North West style of American IPA. The aromatic quality is more malty than hoppy or floral, so it definitely received some demerits for that. The flavor however is very enticing with good amount of bittering acid. It will satisfy the average IPA drinkers pallet but will most likely not be enough for the hardcore NW IPA drinker. The body and carbonation of this beer is perfect for an IPA giving an overall pleasant mouthfeel experience. The beer is amber in color with a lingering yellowish white head. If I could purchase a six pack of this for under $10, I definitely would. But at close to $6 a bottle, its worth the experience but I'm not going to be a repeat customer.

Photo of BEERchitect
4.43/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of IronDjinn
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a 330 ml brown bottle. Pours out a chill-hazed orange amber, tall loose spongy white head.

Bright orange, citrus, grapefruit on the nose, herbal and spicy as well, with slight caramel malt deep into the background.

Flavour is all hops, and bitterness sets in before any actual flavour does. Sweet at first with orange and tangerine, spicy and earthy in the middle, with herbal notes along with grapefruit and pine on the finish. Bitter astringency of an herbal sort lingers on in the aftertaste. Not overpowering in any way though.

Medium-bodied, a bit slick and thin in texture, moderate carbonation.

A pretty well put together IPA, the whole flavour profile are hops, but they`re not out of control and are held in check at least with the absence of any malt in the flavour. Enough layers within the hops as well to keep it from getting boring and one-dimensional.

Photo of alpineclimber
3.3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 33cl bottle. The brew pours a copper color with a big fluffy white head.

Nose is sweet, with some grapefruit.

Taste is of pine and grapefruit, the sweetness from the smell does not come through in the taste. This brew finishes fairly sour and that sour aftertaste lingers on the back of the tongue.

Mouthfeel is what I would expect from a typical IPA.

It's an okay drink, not my first pick for an IPA.

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Copper with a fluffy ream head.

S-Several hop aromas; none very pungent but quite varied. Sweet malt shadows the plethora of hop scents.

T-Quite like the nose. A standard malt pairs with citrusy, piney, slightly floral hops. The hop flavors are quite varied but none are very powerful.

M-Lasting flavor(s). Medium bodied.

D-Quite drinkable.

Happy to try it.

Photo of aerozeppl
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Fairly clear copper color. Poured with three fingers of white head that took a little while to calm down. Tons of visible carbonation.

S: Quite a complex hop nose but that is what you would expect from 10 hops. They kind of clash with each other. The grapefruit comes across nicely. The grassy and earthy hops are kind of lost and muddles in the nose a little bit. Fairly fresh smelling malt.

T: Tastes like a few homebrewed IPAs that I have made. Really does that have good homebrew taste. The hops really fight each other. You get the bitterness which is not overwhelming but you miss out the nuances that each variety gives.

M: Maybe a little overcarbonated but the mouthfeel is right where it should be.

D: The price kills this beer for me. It is a good beer but not 5.99 for a 12 oz bottle good. Interesting idea that just did not work out that great.

Photo of regspeir
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip. Poured a hazy orange-amber with a one-finger head which settled into a coating. Lacing was ample and lasting. Nose was citrus (orange and mango) and some floral and pine. Taste was citrus (especially orange and grapefruit) and sweet, giving way to some pine, grassy notes and finishing with some nice hop bitterness. There are some caramel malts that are fairly strong in the middle. Mouthfeel was medium with healthy carbonation. There was definitely a hop bite and slightly bitter finish but this beer still falls on the sweeter side of IPA's. This is a nice IPA I wouldn't hesitate to try again.

Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the Stuffed Sandwich

A: The pour is a slightly cloudy copper color with a dense off-white head.

S: The nose is definitely hoppy with some sort of conflicting notes. Good pine and floral aromas, along with some underlying citrus. However, there's still quite a bit of malt.

T: There is a distincly perfumey note to this beer. Lots of floral hops, some mild citrus and pine, and a fair amount of caramel maltiness.

M: The body is medium with a moderate carbonation.

D: The problem with these Mikkeller IPAs is that they're not all that fresh by the time they get to the states. Still decent, but I'd opt for a more locally brewed option.

Photo of DoubleJ
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

C'mon, who didn't see this coming? It's a blend of Mikeller's hop series. So, on to the beer:

It's a little muddy in the appearane. Dark orange, almost looking like bronze. The head on top is thick, and the retention is excellent. The aroma is full of hops. There's canteloupe, tropical fruits, pineapple....we're looking good.

Not a bitter IPA, we're talking fruity and "hoppy". Yeah, the latter is expected for the style. Definate cantelouple flavor, light pine and tropical flavor. It's a touch lighter than expected, but that's small potatoes.

Yum.

Photo of beerthulhu
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a bright rustic orange with an incredibly well retaining seashell white head that was rigid and frothy in composition. A fairly thick haze obstructs visibility but was vivid enough so to see random bursts of macro-bubbles breaking to the surface at a rapid rate. The lacing was minimal in both coverage and appeal.

S: The hopping was generous at the start, with a traditional take of American citrus. Wet piney needles with some freshly cut pine wood gives this an woodsy feel. The strength doesn't stick around long, quickly dropping off but was enough so at the beginning to recognize a light yeastiness of damp grains.

T: A nice crispness of toasted grains and citrus opens things up flavor-wise. The hops were moderate at first, with a mixture of wet pine needles, flowery citrus, and dried grapefruit pulp. The dry toasted grains really come into play midway in the palate with highlights of tart lemon peels and flowery citrus notes rounding things out. The finish and bitterness is decent, but quick off the tongue but a good show of toasted malts for a base makes up for things a bit.

M: Good crispness, dry with toasted grains gives this a medium fullness. A flowery citrus and alcohol warming is detected upon the swallow. Edgy in texture with some grainy character.

D: Decent ipa experience, though not necessarily an exciting one and doesn't really stand out in a crowded field. Wouldn't go out of my way in general conversation to recommend.

Photo of FeDUBBELFIST
3.35/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

11.2 oz bottle to pint glass with a best before date of 24/10/12. Love the label design. The technicolor vertical striping is simple and eye-catching.

A: Pours with an enormous head that fills up most of the glass, rises over the edge, leaving maybe 4 oz of liquid on the bottom...and I haven't even poured the entire bottle yet. The head is fluffy first and rocky later, ivory white in color and incredibly long lasting. Huge peaks and craters cover the surface. As it eventually fades, chunky sea foam lace coats the glass. The body is rustic orange with medium saturation and very clear. Very few interior bubbles.

S: Light malt contribution of sweet bread and grains with caramel and hay more prominent as it warms. Harshly hopped with dominant pine notes, backed by dried orange peel and grass. A slight mustiness from the yeast. Stunning and promising.

T: A let down given the performance of the nose. Simply put, the flavor lacks finesse. Heavily bitter (no problem there), but papery and dusty flavors are off-putting.

M: Medium-full body with a creamy yet minerally texture. Very lively carbonation up front turns to fine and fizzy on the back end. Extra dry finish.

D: Above average brew with below average drinkability. Truly great IPAs, above all else, should be very drinkable. This one is not. High front end scores save the Mikkeller 10 from mediocre ratings.

Photo of steve8robin
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle bought on a whim. 24/03/12 on the cap...

A: Deep copper color with a huge creamy white head that fades slowly. Very good.

S: Very good blend of earthy hops and sweet malts upfront. Hints of brown sugar and light fruits on the backend. Good.

T: Follows the scent. Earthy citrus hops blended with some sweet earthy malts. This has kind of a slight alcohol burn to it. Good.

M: Medium bodied and leaves a nice taste on the palate. Good.

D: Goes down fairly easy. Good.

All in all, this is a solid brew. Good to try once if you like IPA's or not.

Photo of Axic10
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle thanks to pmlondrigan. Poured from bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber hue with a finger and a half of slightly off white head that lingers nicely throughout the drink.

Smell: Grapefruit, piney and earthy hops that sting the nose on the inhale, somewhat decent malt character.

Taste: Grapefruit, bitter piney hop flavor with a sweet caramel malt aftertaste and then the grapefruit hits at the very end again.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a dry finish. Slightly under carbonated, but nothing drastic.

Drinkability: Enjoyable, nothing mind blowing, but very enjoyable. Would have again and could see myself having more than 1-2 in a sitting.

Photo of wnh
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. bottle poured into a wine glass.

Pours a turbid golden amber with a dense, creamy light tan head. Sticky sheets of lacing.

Big citrus nose, with fresh-squeezed orange juice and grapefruit alongside floral and pine resin notes. Dense, with a lot packed in.

Maltier on the palate, toasty, spicy, leafy, bitter citrus. Runs the gamut. Finishes appropriately bitter. Dry and sticky, and quite firm. A nice, individualistic IPA.

10 from Mikkeller ApS
87 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.