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Mt. Hood Single Hop IPA - Mikkeller ApS

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Mt. Hood Single Hop IPAMt. Hood Single Hop IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 8.24%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-17-2011)
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Reviews by Digimaika2:
Photo of Digimaika2
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

(4.0) A: Hazy deep copper colour that is quite beautiful with a creamy marshmallow-like head. Good retention and decent lacing.

(4.0) S: Wet pine, pineapple, tangerines, grapefruit, nutmeg, caramel, and a floral-herbal element. Emits an earthy and wet forest floor aroma that is musky and floral-herbal. Full aroma that has good diversity.

(3.75) T: Citrus rinds, pine, herbal qualities, nutty elements, spices, and a light caramel backbone. Smooth and nicely balanced with a taste that centres on citrus pith.

(3.5) M: Medium-lighter bodied with a moderate carbonation. Mildly oily with a clean and smooth mouthfeel. A bit light for the style.

(3.75) D: An enjoyable and delicious IPA. The single hop series by Mikkeller is a great idea and one that I’m finding educational (well as educational as drinking beer can get).

More User Reviews:
Photo of glid02
3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the Brick Store.

Pours a hazy copper color with a slightly off-white head that leaves decent lacing.

Smells of grainy pale malts with mild amounts of earthy hops and a slight nuttiness.

Tastes very similar to how it smells. Moderately dry pale malt flavors up front are joined quickly by earthy and slightly leafy hops. Midway through a light nutty flavor comes into play, fading out into a moderately bitter ending. Mouthfeel is good, with solid carbonation.

Overall this beer was another tough one to rate due to the hop used but it had more going for it than some others in the series. As with all of them, it’s worth a shot for education’s sake.

Photo of bconsidine
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of thagr81us
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cap numbered 8321180! Served from bottle into Stone nonic. Poured yellow-orange with a one finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, citrus, citrus hop, lemon zest, slight earth, and slight litter box. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, earth, citrus hop, and fruit hop. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. Once again, the litter box made an appearance in the series... Also, it was not a big hit on my nose. Maybe I don't like cats? Maybe I think litter boxes shouldn't be in my beer? Who knows... At least the citrus notes were there to salvage it slightly. The flavor on this one was pretty nice though as the fruit and citrus notes made it quite easy to drink and pretty good. Definitely worth trying if you get the chance.

Photo of beersdmf17
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of jsh420
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

pours very cloudy and full of sediment burnt orange with a 1 finger fizzy head that left no lacing

smells of very fruity hops and sweet sugary malts

tastes of sugar plums with a good amount of bitter hop bite

mouthfeel is light medium body with low but ample carbonation

overall - i think i hear the who playing somewhere in the distance or csi miami is on - overpriced beer that fails to deliver in taste

Photo of vandemonian
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this at ChurchKey where they had 10+ Mikkeller single hop IPAs. It was interesting to taste the characteristics of this hop without interference from other hop types. This hop had a nice spicy citrus flavour, but an awful chlorine aroma.

A: Orange color and 3 mm head that fades to good lacing. 4

S: This beer smells like a chlorinated pool. 2.5

T: The taste was spicy with a slight lemon flavour. Crisp. 4

M: Pretty thick and reasonably carbonated. 4

O: Bad smell; lovely flavour. 3.5

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2 fl oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled date present. My fourth beer from the Mikkeller Single Hop series. I couldn't decide which one I wanted to try, so I went with the one with the lowest theoretical IBUs, which was this one with a low 33 theoretical IBUs. A hop variety that I am completely unfamiliar with, although I'm sure I've drank it before.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours just shy of three fingers of thick creamy tan head. Body color is a very dark burnt orange, borderline ruby colored body. This might be the darkest bodied out of the four I've had so far. Very nice head retention. Lots of dark yeast particles floating around. Wonderful fat sheets of lacing.

S - There is a bright lightly floral / pine hop note that jumped out at me initially, but otherwise it smells pretty similar to the others. Biscuit malts, light barrel character, caramel, vanilla. More bready than earthy though, in this case.

T - Taste is more of the same: light floral hoppiness, earthiness, caramel malt, vanilla, cream, wood character reminiscent of some barrel.

M - Feel is smooth and creamy, with light bittering earthiness lingering on the palate.

Overall, not my favorite version of the ones I've had, but the Mt. Hood hops do seem to pair well with the rest of this beer. Definitely a very tame variety of hop, that's for sure. Smooth, creamy, and highly drinkable. I look forward to trying the others.

Mikkeller Mt. Hood ---4/5.

Photo of civicm87
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of cdizinno
4.38/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: Poured into a pint glass.

A: Orange amber color. Clear with a nice off-white head. Moderate lacing.

S: Nice citrus and mild pine/earthy tones.

T&M: Medium bodied. Well balanced. Very smooth and tasty. Orange and lemon citrus notes with a very mild bitterness from the hops.

This is much tastier than I expected after reading the 33 IBU rating.

Photo of schaffer9252
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of trixdout
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - more of a reddish amber than the brownish amber of the super galena. The head dissipated much quicker, but left the same thin layer of head with some big soap like bubbles. I see lines of carbonation coming to the top.

Aroma - the hops are much less present in this one as the IBU would signify. i get a citrusy hope though and a malty beginning which gives a sorta sweet pleasant greeting to those hops.

Taste - there is a sweetness at first that leads way into a somewhat inconsistent, not long lasting, faint hop flavor, citrusy hops at that. Nothing to explosive nor bitter or crazy.

Mouthfeel - Carbonation reminds me of sparkling mineral water. with flavor to it. dry finish with an oily feeling.

Overall - not exciting, but i can taste the hops (not alot). like i mentioned previously, almost like a flavored mineral water brew. Kinda expensive for a price of $5 12oz

Photo of TheQuietMan22
3.49/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Serving type: 330 ml bottle. No freshness date.

Appearance: Poured into a pint glass. The color is cloudy amber/orange. A finger of unspectacular, off-white foam left a spotted lacing and ring around the edge. A couple specks of sedimentation are noticeable.

Smell: Light citrus (lemon and orange) and earthy/grassy hops blend with scents of sweet and tangy fruit, pale malts, honey, caramel, and toffee.

Taste: It mirrors the aroma for the most part, but the proportions are different. There is less fruit and citrus and more earthy bitterness. The aftertaste is very dry and tinged with a little booze. It has the exact same gritty, unpolished bitterness (at least it seems unpolished to me).

Drinkability: Meh. It has nice flavor but is just a (pricy) educational tool.

Photo of avalon07
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a bright orange color and a hazy texture. There was a big, foamy, long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A sweet aroma of citrus, hops and a little malt.

T: Tasted of citrus (a little lemon), some hops (less than you'd think) and a bit of malt. Not a bad flavor, but certainly not the most dynamic. A little thin in spots.

M: An OK amount of carbonation with a somewhat slick and oily finish. Light-bodied.

O: This beer does have some problems, but in general it's a likable brew.

Photo of RockAZ
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Beerenauslese
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The body and appearance is like the others in the single hop series. Good head, no different from the rest in the series.

Smells fruity and sweet with notes of tangerine and caramel. Rather bright.

Tastes of tangerine, caramel, and some light spice. Taste is the same throughout, pretty bright and clean though subtle. I am getting a mineral soda water taste to this.

Light in body. Fizzy on the tongue, like soda water. There's a bit of hop numbness on the tongue.

These Mount Hood hops have a low complexity, with some orange elements (as does Hallertau from whence this is derived). A lightly aromatic hop that is pretty clean tasting, but kind of dull on its own.

Photo of delgotit99
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Durge
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A clear muted amber color with lots of floating particulate, a good size snowy head and lots of fluffy lacing. The aroma strikes me like a hoppy bock or even a pilsner which seems logical for this hop. I pick up sweet rye and grassy skunk cabbage, malty edges. Interesting and likeable. The flavor says wheaty sweetness and more skunky malt with slight barleywine flavors. This is medium-light bodied with a smooth frothy feel that delivers a very drinkable IPA with interesting hop flavor. Simple but not an IPA flavor I’m used to.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.33/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a murky dark orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Chunks of sediment are seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, candied citrus zest, and slight cardboard aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, brown sugar, and candied citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is definitely hoppy but a bit oxidized, so I am not sure how good of a representation this is at this point.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Back to the standard boring crap that this single hopped IPA series seems to be. A jumbled mess of shit that doesn't stand out in any interesting way. This is getting boring and old. I'm ready to be done with these beers and move on to something else.

Photo of Sorachi
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle purchased from Leura Cellars. I don't recall ever being specifically aware of drinking Mt. Hood hops before, so this will be an interesting experience.

Pours much like the other Mikkeller single hop beers: slightly hazed deep golden, tending towards a copper or amber hue. Head is a vaguely yellowish off-white, and froths up a little more than usual, forming some large bubbles that fizzle out. The result is a very fine film of quite fine foam. Lacing is tiny but spread out across the entire glass. Looks good.

Nose is pleasant: these hops seem to give a rather sharp shredded pine timber aroma, undertoned with sweet mild fruits. I get some pineapple, green apple and a little cherry, believe it or not. Malt is (as always in these beers), subdued, but the sweetness lingering in the hops gives rise to some phantom caramel characters perhaps where they mingle and latch on to the very mild malt characters. It's nice stuff.

Taste is a lot more muted: a little disappointing in fact. Weak faint sweetness moves to a choppy mid-palate that suggests some pine, some silt and a husky grain character heading towards the back. Some fuzzy carbonation gives a frothy feel to the finish. Hmm.

The aroma of this one is nice: it really has some pleasant characters that stand out a little bit from some of the others in the series. But it doesn't really follow through on whatever promise this provides. As a result, it's a little disappointing as a whole package, although it's still a reasonably put together IPA—just like the rest.

Photo of gford217
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle side by side with Columbus and Magnum versions.

Pours like the others but the retention is less impressive than the Magnum.

The aroma is not great but is different an the other two with a much sweeter candied fruit nose with hints of lemon grass. Biscuity malts as well.

The taste is more of the same with an interesting candied malt sweetness and dried oranges and pineapples. The sweet malts underpin everything and the finish is less bitter than the others.

The mouthfeel is consistent with the others, medium bodied with lots of carbonation which makes it seem a little lighter bodied.

I actually liked this one better than the Magnum, but a little less than the Columbus. Good stuff with a distinctive profile.

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Mt. Hood Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
83 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.