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Magnum Single Hop IPA - Mikkeller ApS

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Magnum Single Hop IPAMagnum Single Hop IPA

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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: gford217 on 06-14-2011)
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3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the House of Brews, Jensen. Served in a pint glass.

Appearance - Hazy deep orange. Big off white head. Thick collar and a few islands.

Smell - Apple-y and earthy. Weird hop profile. Strong toasty and deep caramelcaramelalt.

Taste - Again with the apples. Earthy and fruity. Slightly tangy. Toasty malt. Bitter.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, pushing medium heavy. Dry and a little musty.

Overall - Weird hop, but surprisingly enjoyable. Took me a while to get used to it.

Alieniloquium, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.39/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

There are way too many of these beers. No, that's a lie. I actually love that every time I see a display filled with them there are still entries in the series I've not tried. This is the standard 330ml bottle, purchased from Slowbeer in Melbourne.

Pours a slightly hazy deep orange, with reddish hints when held to the light. Head forms a solid froth of off-white, but settles out the a ring with some pocked islands of foam across the top. fine body and powdery carbonation when tilted. Looks pretty decent.

Nose is soft with a bleary hoppiness that gives off a slight vegetative sweetness mingled with a surprising dose of maltiness—more malt indeed than I've noticed in some of the others in the series. The aroma is very smooth, giving a slight sweet herb character with some floral overtones. Despite this, it doesn't actually release much in the way of sharp resin or oil. It's decent though.

Taste is similar: soft bitterness only, giving herbal, almost noble overtones and a faint organic buzz on the tongue. That classic Mikkeller nuttiness comes through (I'm yet to have a beer in this series that I haven't noticed the nut character in), along with a slightly abbreviated hop bitterness towards the back of the palate. Finish empties out pretty quickly, leaving behind just a slight froth from the carbonation. Hmm.

Overall, this is decent enough, but I think definitely one of the weakest I've had, if not the weakest: it's just very generic in its flavours, and I don't feel like I'm now well acquainted with Magnum either. A space-filler in the series and no more for me.

lacqueredmouse, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of drabmuh
3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Another in a long line of IPAs from the Mikkeller people, someone's dissertation or something from De Proef. The title of the dissertation "How to sell mediocre IPAs to the world: a study in single hop additions in the generation of unpalatable beers"

Served in a snifter at Churchkey in DC. Beer is reddish and clear with a tiny, monolayed white head that leaves a little bit of lacing on the glass but is lowly carbonated.

Aroma of the beer is earthy and mildly hoppy, NICE HOPS!!! Lots of malt and some alcohol still.

Beer is medium in body and finishes with a mild dryness and moderate bitterness. The midpalate of the beer is piny and strong with hop flavor and alcohol. Interesting. I liked this one more than most but it wasn't my favorite. I may have even mistaken this for an actual IPA in a blind taste test.

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Photo of mrfrancis
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy amber with a thick, fluffy off-white head.

S: Aromas of caramel, biscuits, orange, lemon, and lime zest are present on the nose.

T: Notes of caramel, biscuits, grass, orange, lemon, lime zest, and grapefruit rind wash across the palate. The finish is extremely bitter with grass, lime zest, and grapefruit rind flavors.

M: Medium-bodied and relatively dry, but not as much so as some of the other beers in this series. Carbonation is relatively gentle.

O: This is a pretty decent, but also pretty crude, IPA. Magnum hops tend to be all about the bitterness, and it shows in this beer. This is the first brew I've had that uses Magnum hops exclusively, and I'm beginning to suspect that there is a reason for this. Compared to the other IPAs in this series, the flavors were a bit muddy, but if you're a fan of extremely bitter IPAs like I am, then this is forgivable.

mrfrancis, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of gford217
3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz poured side by side with Columbus and Mt. Hood versions.

This is definitely the most impressive looking of the three as it has a clear amber body with a big white head that shows fantastic retention and lacing. There's a one inch cap 10 minutes after the pour.

Aroma is tamer than the Columbus for sure with little in the way of citrus and more earthy notes with some grass and light grains. Light biscuity malts as well.

The taste is also tame with a tad more oranges and grapefruit but it's still mostly sweet malts and bread with earthy hops on top. The finish is dry and bitter.

The mouthfeel is like the rest of the series with high carbonation and medium body.

This is my least favorite of the three overall though it looks great. It's just not all that distinctive in the taste. Pretty good IPA though.

gford217, Jun 14, 2011
Photo of Dope
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A slightly hazy amber pour. Foamy off-white head that sticks around and leaves nice lacing eventually.

S: Pretty subtle aroma. Barely able to discern much over the bready malt. Some orange and a little grapefruit is about it.

T: Like the smell, the taste is pretty mild. Bready malt is there, the hops are a bit stronger but still not like I was expecting. Grapefruit and pine mostly.

M: Mid-range mouthfeel. Bitterness is pretty apparent and carries through to the aftertaste. A little oil sensation sticks around too.

O: Pretty mild but drinkable. I could drink a bunch of these. Not as overpowering as some of the other single hops - some of which were almost hard to drink.

Dope, Jun 17, 2011
Photo of SLeffler27
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A big, three-inch head is short-lived and rocky, leaving a fine lace coating over a cloudy, honey-gold to brownish beer.

Alcohol fumes are quite present lifting pine nibs into the olfactory.

Mild with low bitterness that is surprising and perhaps a result of sampling alongside the Galena. This will be tried again later to judge on its own. Flavors of apricot were discernible.

A full-bodied beer with less alcohol than expected from the nose. A wooly texture and ample carbonation.

Magnum was enjoyed as part of a self-training exercise to distinguish between the hop varieties. Any meal would be complimented by this beer.

Sampled from a Pint glass alongside the Galena Single Hop IPA.

The second sampling found Magnum to be quite bitter as originally expected, however, the fruit flavors were muddled.

SLeffler27, May 20, 2012
Photo of BEERchitect
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Mikkeller's march through the single hop series lands at the intensely resinous, but often times harsh bitterness of Magnum hops. Balancing malts support the hops but never interfere with the hoppy onslaught.

As with all of the Single Hopped IPAs in the series, Magnum pours with a hazy honey-amber appearance. Topped with a sheet of off white foam, the head retains remarkably and laces with broken rings around the glass. It's a nice looking beer, even if a bit dark.

The Mangnum hops arrive with merely a balanced aroma of pine cones, grass, and citrus. Boldly earthen, the hops remind me of freshly shaven woods, fresh mowed lawns, and bailed hay. Caramel, toast, and bread dough provide the balance to the somewhat reserved hops.

Flavors of the malt coax the palate with its foundation of bread, toast, and dry caramel. But then come the hoppy taste of wood, grass, and pithy white grapefruit flesh. The earthy and citrus flavors slowly grow in to an intensely bitter taste that dominates the dry finish. This becomes one seriously bitter beer.

Medium bodied, but dense for an IPA. Its weight attempts to balance the beer instead of instead of scumming to the hops. But as the malt timidly wavers, the woody dryness of hops offers medium astringency that emerges from the bitterness and aids the alcohol in warmth and dryness.

After the middle palate, the Magnum hops command the beer better than nearly any that I've had in the Single Hop Series. It takes this demonstrative hop to stand out to this extent above the sturdy malt backdrop. Still the rawness of the Magnum hop exposes the rough edges of this beta-heavy hop variety.

BEERchitect, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of brewcrew76
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

IBU - 94

A - Slightly hazy orange, copper with a fluffy white head and sticky lacing.

S - Bready caramel malts and an earthy hops.

T - Caramel malts, earthy hops, pine, spice.

M - Medium mouthfeel with high carbonation.

D - Somewhat boring but one of the better ones out of the 8 that I have tried.

brewcrew76, Jul 18, 2011
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Magnum Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
82 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.