1. Don't miss our 7th annual American Craft Beer Fest featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers this May 30 & 31 in Boston, MA! Buy your tickets now!
  2. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Mt. Hood Single Hop IPA - Mikkeller ApS

Mt. Hood Single Hop IPAMt. Hood Single Hop IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
83
good

35 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 35
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 8.79%


Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-17-2011)
View: Beers (231) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Reviewers
Ratings: 35 | Reviews: 22 | Show All Ratings:
Photo of cdizinno
cdizinno

South Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2011 21:56:56 | More by cdizinno
Photo of benfons
benfons

Belgium

4.11/5  rDev +12.9%
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
Photo of StonedTrippin
StonedTrippin

Colorado

4/5  rDev +9.9%
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
Photo of gford217
gford217

Georgia

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2011 04:09:00 | More by gford217
Photo of Durge
Durge

Connecticut

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 03:11:34 | More by Durge
Photo of Cyberkedi
Cyberkedi

Georgia

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

Pours a clear brownish amber with a decent eggshell-white head. Aroma is hoppy and woody with a subtle fruity undertone. Flavor is rather malty for an IPA, but still pleasing, with a strong hoppy and woody note and hints of pear, wood and caramel. Body is above average, with quite a bit of fizz. Definitely worthy of a try!

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2011 23:33:47 | More by Cyberkedi
Photo of mfnmbvp
mfnmbvp

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2013 22:42:23 | More by mfnmbvp
Photo of Digimaika2
Digimaika2

Ontario (Canada)

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).

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 01:47:30 | More by Digimaika2
Photo of thagr81us
thagr81us

South Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2011 16:56:25 | More by thagr81us
Photo of avalon07
avalon07

South Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2011 12:23:16 | More by avalon07
Photo of SLeffler27
SLeffler27

New York

3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
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
Photo of lacqueredmouse
lacqueredmouse

Australia

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2013 07:36:52 | More by lacqueredmouse
Photo of vandemonian
vandemonian

Maryland

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

Serving type: on-tap

06-20-2011 03:55:24 | More by vandemonian
Photo of Reagan1984
Reagan1984

Massachusetts

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

OK, back on the single hop kick for a few more. Cap is stamped 8321103 (whatever that means)
Shocking that it looks like all the other beers in the series. Whipped egg white head that is also off white in color. Good retention, lots of sudsy lace. Clear amber color with orange notes.

Aroma is strikingly sweet. Lots of fruit in the middle.. some grape? Berry? And a whiff of alcohol at the very end.

Berry notes again in the flavor. Lots of fruit. OK so my theory here is that this grape flavor is the same I get in some of the lagers/pilsners at times. In reading about Mt. Hood they mentioned that it’s similar to Hallertau which I believe is often used in those styles of beers. Perhaps that flavor is from the hop.. Still fairly sweet here.

Medium body, prickly carbonation. The opposite of slick here. Light grit or powder on the tongue.

Interesting, certainly not my perfect interpretation of an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2011 21:57:35 | More by Reagan1984
Photo of Beerenauslese
Beerenauslese

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2012 03:42:36 | More by Beerenauslese
Photo of trixdout
trixdout

New Jersey

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

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2011 03:23:18 | More by trixdout
Photo of TheQuietMan22
TheQuietMan22

Iowa

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2013 04:38:23 | More by TheQuietMan22
Photo of glid02
glid02

Georgia

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-06-2011 23:42:08 | More by glid02
Photo of mrfrancis
mrfrancis

Kentucky

3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear amber with a puffy, creamy white head.

S: Gentle aromas of pine, caramel, and citrus are present on the nose. Nice, if rather restrained.

T: Notes of pine, grass, caramel, biscuits, lemon zest, grapefruit, pomelo, orange, and sage. The finish is grassy and herbal, though rather short.

M: Medium bodied and firm, but gently carbonated. This ale does not seem as dry as some of the others in this series. Thinner than I would prefer.

O: This is probably the weakest of Mikkeller's single hop experiments that I've tried to this point. The hops just don't provide a very clear, crisp flavor profile, and the mouthfeel is much too thin for my liking. I'm glad I tried it, and would certainly not pass it up if it were offered to me, but I doubt I'll be buying this one again.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2011 22:07:55 | More by mrfrancis
Photo of RblWthACoz
RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 04:40:15 | More by RblWthACoz
Photo of jsh420
jsh420

Illinois

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

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2011 01:50:18 | More by jsh420
Photo of drabmuh
drabmuh

Maryland

3.05/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another single hopped "IPA" with 33 IBUs, awesome. Way to make an IPA Mikkeller. Go read a homebrew book if you are confused what an IPA is suppose to taste like. Putting hops in a beer does not make it an IPA.

Beer is red to orange and clear with a tiny white head of small bubbles, some lacing on the glass, carbonation is low, very low.

Aroma is mild, very malty, candy like almost, sweet, alcohol, oh wait...is that a hop. Fortunately I can detect 1 part per billion in aroma and yep, there is 1 hop per billion malt aroma units in this beer. A little citrus.

Beer is medium in body and super super sweet with only the faintest of hops present anywhere. I should have brought a truffle pig with me since their sense of smell and taste are so elevated. The midpalate is a little grassy / earthy and the finish is mildly bitter. I won't have this again.

Serving type: on-tap

06-20-2011 13:16:21 | More by drabmuh
Mt. Hood Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
83 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.