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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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83
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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 8.49%
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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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2013 07:36:52 | More by lacqueredmouse
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delgotit99

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

07-30-2014 21:08:23 | More by delgotit99
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patpbr

Ohio

3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Poured a deep orange with a strong head and some sediment floating around.
S - Sweet and dark fruit character
T - An earthy flavor with some character of the taste
M - Fuller body and without to much bitterness
O - Mt. Hood is not a hop i know much about, it helped but this one didn't amaze.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2014 01:00:09 | More by patpbr
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civicm87

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-15-2014 20:16:46 | More by civicm87
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-14-2014 19:46:07 | More by schaffer9252
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

03-21-2014 03:51:10 | More by afsdan
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Thailand

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

12-10-2013 01:18:45 | More by Poupae
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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

11-07-2013 02:44:51 | More by Boone757
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KVNBGRY

Florida

3/5  rDev -17.8%

09-13-2013 14:00:18 | More by KVNBGRY
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

09-01-2013 16:07:37 | More by jaydoc
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Sorachi

Hong Kong

3/5  rDev -17.8%

09-01-2013 16:00:36 | More by Sorachi
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2013 22:42:23 | More by mfnmbvp
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benfons

Belgium

4.11/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Hazy orange colour, nice dense head.

S: orange, pineapple, hops, quite a bit of alcohol

T: peach, alcohol, some citrus and pineapple, hoppy, bitter finish

M: medium to thin body, low carbonation, dry but alcoholic

O: Probably my favourite among the Mikkeler single hops series I tried. Nice balance, undercarbonated.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2013 19:52:07 | More by benfons
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bconsidine

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

07-15-2013 15:41:58 | More by bconsidine
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Hopscat

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-25-2013 17:10:48 | More by Hopscat
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EROCK75

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -11%

06-13-2013 13:17:42 | More by EROCK75
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Digimaika2

Ontario (Canada)

3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
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).

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 01:47:30 | More by Digimaika2
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RockAZ

Arizona

4/5  rDev +9.6%

04-28-2013 20:34:34 | More by RockAZ
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TheQuietMan22

Iowa

3.49/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2013 04:38:23 | More by TheQuietMan22
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bluesplit63

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +9.6%

01-13-2013 15:19:24 | More by bluesplit63
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dhbiker0889

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

10-01-2012 03:08:54 | More by dhbiker0889
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

my second from this series. pours see through golden in color with a small white head without a lot of retention. smells much more fruity than the cluster hop version. apples and peaches seem to be in the aroma, and again this has more malt balance than i expected. the flavor is similarly fruity, resinous and juicy, but not bitter really at all. i thoguht these beers might be more bitter, but they are very easy drinking beers. id like to have all 18 lined up in one go. feel is better in this one, more active carbonation and the same lighter medium body. overall a liked this a little better than the cluster, but both were nice brews. a little pricey close to 7 bucks per.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 18:45:31 | More by StonedTrippin
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SLeffler27

New York

3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy, honey-gold on the brownish side with a slight head that leaves a fine lace coating.

The aroma is akin to sweet orchard fruit with nectarine and possibly apple.

Sweet, with light bitterness that comes out late and lingers into the finish. While there is some grapefruit here, it is more akin to fresh nectarine.

This is a full-bodied beer with some alcohol, a wooly texture, and cleansing carbonation.

Mt. Hood was enjoyed as part of a self-training exercise to distinguish between the varieties of hops but was a fine component to a meal.

Sampled from a Harp nonic alongside the Nugget Single Hop IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2012 21:23:52 | More by SLeffler27
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 04:40:15 | More by RblWthACoz
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Durge

Connecticut

3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 03:11:34 | More by Durge
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Mt. Hood Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
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