Sorachi Ace Single Hop IPA - Mikkeller ApS
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Reviews by joecast:
3.33/5 rDev -12.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Grabbed two to compare. Starting here with Sorachi Ace.
Not the most impressive thing poured into a glass. Lots of floating sediment which I normally don't mind. This however is a bit much. Otherwise it looks ok. Bright copper (though incredibly cloudy) with a decent foamy white head.
Lemon lime citrusy hops aroma. Pretty enjoyable really. Would seem to suit a nice light APA in small amounts.
Smooth bitterness and hop flavor. Light lime tinge to it. A bit of malt in the background but generally nice and dry.
Yeah, it's an ok IPA. A bit one dimensional but guess that's expected from a single hop beer. I like the hops though, just might be better suited to a different beer. Well done to the brewer(s) for putting it out there.
Serving type: bottle
12-23-2012 08:24:03 | More by joecast
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4.43/5 rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
11.2 fl oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. I recently stumbled upon a bunch of these beers lately, and this is going to be my second beer from the Mikkeller Single Hop series. I just drank Duvel Tripel Hop 2013 Sorachi Ace yesterday, so I figured I would try out this version to see if I notice any further similarities.
Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.
A - Pours three big fingers of creamy fluffy beige head. Body is a beautiful light brown / dark burnt sienna orange color with lots of sediment floating around the glass. Looks great. Some nice thin rings of lace.
S - Wow, beautiful aroma. Creamy smooth caramelized malt presence, Belgian yeast / funk, and lots of earthy wood / vanilla character, with an almost slight hint of bourbon barrel in there. Smells truly wonderful.
T - Taste follows the nose, smooth caramel malts, earthiness, leafy herbal hops, and a creamy twiggy vanilla / wood character reminiscent of some nice bourbon barrel aging. I am definitely enjoying this one.
M - Feel is smooth and creamy. A bit of sticky sweetness lingering on the palate, but an otherwise clean and easy finish. Perfect low carbonation.
Overall, I thought it was a more enjoyable beer than the other Mikkeller Single Hop beer I tried yesterday, Mikkeller Warrior, and definitely a wonderful way to showcase the beauty of Sorachi ace hops. WIthout question, this is a beer worth trying if you can get your hands on some.
Mikkeller Sorachi Ace ---4.5/5
Serving type: bottle
08-19-2013 23:16:31 | More by mfnmbvp
Sorachi Ace Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
86 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.