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Sorachi Ace Single Hop IPA - Mikkeller ApS

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Sorachi Ace Single Hop IPASorachi Ace Single Hop IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

133 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 133
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.24%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Dope on 06-14-2011)
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beermanbrian

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-09-2012 20:03:54 | More by beermanbrian
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oberon

North Carolina

3.33/5  rDev -13.3%

Poured a lighter amber with a 1/2 finger white head atop,herbal and grassy aromas with light biscuit dough underneath.Flavors were herbal and medicinal wich I wasnt a fan of,it seemed a bit raw.Not a bad beer but I wasnt a big fan of the medicinal hop flavors.

09-20-2011 22:56:14 | More by oberon
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is full of orange and lemon citrus notes with some toffee malt. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of orange and lemons with some biscuit malt. There is also a little bit of toffee and caramel mixed in. Medium bitterness.

Medium moutfeel and medium carbonation.

09-25-2011 22:05:25 | More by Mora2000
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virinow

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

01-30-2012 21:47:22 | More by virinow
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-28-2014 02:14:55 | More by chickenm
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glid02

Georgia

4.1/5  rDev +6.8%

On-tap at the Brick Store.

Pours a clear copper color with a white head leaving decent lacing.

Smells of pale malts with good amounts of light citrus – lemon rind more than anything – and lighter amounts of apricots and tropical fruits.

Tastes similar to how it smells, though the hops are less robust. Pale malt flavors up front are joined by smooth lemon and grapefruit rind. Midway through the flavors sweeten with hints of nectarines and apricots, carrying through to a moderately bitter finish. Mouthfeel is good, with solid carbonation.

Overall I thought this was one of the better and more interesting beers in the series. Well worth a shot.

07-05-2011 16:35:12 | More by glid02
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +0.3%

330ml bottle, single hop series - neeexttt!

This beer pours a cloudy medium golden amber hue, with three fingers of rambunctiously burbling foamy ecru head, which settles at an agreeable pace, eventually giving up some decently askew webbed lace around the glass for its efforts.

It smells of musky floral, weedy lemongrass - like that stuff you bought for the Vietnamese-themed dinner party from a dank corner in the local Asian foods superstore - and some cracker graininess pulls me out of the reverie of that particular cultural misstep. The taste is a bit more straight ahead lemony, without losing that frowsiness, the weeds and grass themes well trod upon, with a nondescript spiciness, and a light boozy edge, which raises allusions to unsweetened limoncello.

The bubbles are a wee bit racy, but to no ill effect, the body a somewhat maudlin medium weight, with a dull acidic edge taking little away from a stolid overall smoothness. It finishes with a struggling grainy sweetness, tamped down coldly by the lemony, grassy (more distinct now) bitterness.

I've come to know exactly one thing about the Sorachi Ace hop varietal (with apologies to U2) - leeemooonnn! Now, I see that it's a little bit more complex, what with that crazy grass, and all...anyways, another well-rendered lab specimen example of what a particular hop can do for you, deprived of its supporting cast.

03-16-2012 02:42:07 | More by biboergosum
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AlexChillton

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

08-09-2013 10:33:40 | More by AlexChillton
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +0.3%

Fresh bottle. Pleasant aroma, not very hoppy. Pours foamy cloudy golden body that leaves thick lace. Tasty stuff! perhaps the best use of the hop that I remember, with an understated lemon hop taste. Very good drinkability.Average mouthfeel.Well worth seeking out.

01-13-2012 03:53:27 | More by Sammy
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dirtylou

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.2%

on-tap, local option Chicago

from notes

appearance: served in a tulip, clear copper body, light white lace

smell: coconut, lemongrass, light toasted malt

taste: the sorachi ace is a really interesting hop - flavors remind of traditional thai dishes...coconut milk, lemongrass, lime. Really quite interesting - would like to see more of this hop in circulation

mouthfeel: medium side of light

overall: good

07-26-2011 04:54:05 | More by dirtylou
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TheResidentialOP

Louisiana

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

04-11-2012 01:35:05 | More by TheResidentialOP
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.15/5  rDev +8.1%

Pours a hazed amber with 2+ finger of sand colored head. Great head retention & good lacing

S: Herbal & woody hops, some breadyness, fades as this warms

T: Grapefruit & pineapple, some piney notes as well up front. Some woody dryness as this warms, orchard fruits, pineapple & grapefruit are all there. Finishes with grapefruit, orange peel, woody & dry & a touch of pineapple & passion fruit

MF: Medium bodied, low carbonation, nice balance

This is a good AIPA, but too pricey...

08-14-2012 01:08:34 | More by russpowell
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.3/5  rDev -14.1%

Cap numbered 8271103! Served from bottle into Stone nonic. Poured yellow-orange with a four finger off-white head that subsided to two fingers slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, earth, subtle fruit, spices, earthy hop, and subtle spicy hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, wheat, grain, earth, and earthy hop. It had a light feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this one wasn't too good, but it always wasn't too bad. The aroma on this one did not prepare me for the earthy assault my tongue was about to take from this brew. Probably the biggest earthy character on the flavor of any of the ones in this series by far. The aroma was not too bad though. Worth trying, but I would leave it at that...

08-11-2011 17:04:26 | More by thagr81us
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Bunuelian

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

09-08-2013 13:06:58 | More by Bunuelian
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AllenChaney

Colorado

4.08/5  rDev +6.3%

Love the subtlety of this hop profile! The mouthfeel and taste is superb but I think the aroma lags behind. I prefer a piney spice or pungent citrus aroma kick but the Sorachi Ace is much softer and almost bready. Love the lingering hop taste, very complex and thought provoking.

11-07-2012 00:27:40 | More by AllenChaney
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jayfowens1

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -21.9%

04-28-2013 21:50:43 | More by jayfowens1
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.63/5  rDev -5.5%

Pours deep amber with a large, lasting head.
Nose shows the usual Sorachi Ace lemon custard and earthy herbal notes along with clean malt underneath.
Hop-focussed flavours, more lemon and herbal notes with accompanying sharp, spicy bitterness. Could use more malt.
Too much carbonation.

09-23-2012 03:30:39 | More by CrazyDavros
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jsh420

Illinois

2.45/5  rDev -36.2%

pours semi hazy copper orange with a 2 finger fizzy foamy white head that faded to a small film and left some lacing

smells bready malts and that it - no hops?

taste - again very malty for the style - hops are only present in bittering the brew

mouthfeel - medium body good carbonation

overall - very boring overpriced beer - oh well thanks mikkeller for showing me how useless sorachi ace hops are or you for brewing a beer with them

09-06-2011 00:32:58 | More by jsh420
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-12-2014 00:10:07 | More by Rutager
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ocelot2500

Arizona

3.39/5  rDev -11.7%

Pours a hazy sunburst orange with a tight, white head that leaves good sized chunks of lacing.

Smells of lemon and grassy notes.

Tastes of the hop notes upfront with a solid malt base. The lemon notes are prominent leading way to floral and grass notes. Decently bitter. Malts come in and add a little grainy sweetness along with bread notes. Fairly balanced overall.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is interesting, but not outstanding and definitely not worth the import surcharge.

02-10-2013 02:38:46 | More by ocelot2500
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -8.1%

12oz. bottle from Premier Gourmet.

A - Cloudy medium amber colour with 2 fingers of bubbly cream coloured head that left very good lacing.

S - A somewhat weak nose. Lemon zest, grassy notes, light caramel.

T - Must more pungent than the nose suggested. Lemon zest with some grassy/earthy notes and a very light malt backbone. The finish is dry, tart lemon.

M - Medium body, light carbonation. Some chew.

09-21-2011 02:30:02 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-14-2013 21:53:53 | More by jaydoc
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tln13

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

04-20-2012 23:11:13 | More by tln13
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +1.6%

deep amber, copper, w/ a one finger head wich settled nicely, fine lacing throughout. Smell and taste both lived up to the name! Smell came through strong piney, with citrus overtones, very fresh smelling. Tatsed AWESOME.. Grabbed you right away with the fesh pine taste and lingered for a good bit, almost begging you back for more. Very smooth and highly drinkable

10-18-2011 01:27:18 | More by mikesgroove
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Morbidxangel

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

01-29-2014 05:07:21 | More by Morbidxangel
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Sorachi Ace Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
86 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.