Mt. Hood Single Hop IPA - Mikkeller ApS
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Ratings: 39 | Reviews: 23 | Display Reviews Only:
3.05/5 rDev -16.4%
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.
06-20-2011 13:16:21 | More by drabmuh
3.4/5 rDev -6.8%
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
09-06-2011 01:50:18 | More by jsh420
3.43/5 rDev -6%
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.
05-09-2012 04:40:15 | More by RblWthACoz
3.48/5 rDev -4.7%
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.
07-06-2011 23:42:08 | More by glid02
3.48/5 rDev -4.7%
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.
11-10-2011 22:07:55 | More by mrfrancis
3.49/5 rDev -4.4%
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.
01-23-2013 04:38:23 | More by TheQuietMan22
3.5/5 rDev -4.1%
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
09-10-2011 03:23:18 | More by trixdout
3.53/5 rDev -3.3%
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.
03-31-2012 03:42:36 | More by Beerenauslese
3.53/5 rDev -3.3%
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.
11-02-2011 21:57:35 | More by Reagan1984
3.6/5 rDev -1.4%
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
06-20-2011 03:55:24 | More by vandemonian
3.63/5 rDev -0.5%
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.
02-13-2013 07:36:52 | More by lacqueredmouse
3.65/5 rDev 0%
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.
05-20-2012 21:23:52 | More by SLeffler27
3.73/5 rDev +2.2%
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.
08-21-2011 12:23:16 | More by avalon07
Mt. Hood Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
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