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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

129 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS visit their website
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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jgammoniv

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

06-30-2013 10:46:42 | More by jgammoniv
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Rickythejeweler

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

06-23-2013 16:11:55 | More by Rickythejeweler
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stcules

Italy

2.36/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Parallel with the Willamette.
Loight orange color.
In the smell, some sweet royal jelly, grassy touches. Some butter, and chives notes.
This one covers the maltiness more than the Willamette.
Frankly, not a great taste.
Some harsh hop in the aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 20:23:33 | More by stcules
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-27-2013 16:34:30 | More by InspectorBob
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ajzy

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

05-21-2013 20:03:16 | More by ajzy
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NorthSideSean

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

05-19-2013 15:52:11 | More by NorthSideSean
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jayfowens1

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -21.5%

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

Arizona

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-22-2013 15:21:19 | More by Geuzedad
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samEBC

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-20-2013 17:04:50 | More by samEBC
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saeh

France

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

03-16-2013 18:19:32 | More by saeh
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gshackles

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

03-13-2013 04:12:33 | More by gshackles
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-03-2013 17:58:23 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-26-2013 22:03:05 | More by IanSpindler
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JohnBender

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-23-2013 00:10:13 | More by JohnBender
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Mattias

Sweden

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

02-16-2013 22:29:54 | More by Mattias
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Ego

New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

on top of the cap: 8271103

eyes...
big but not over zealous head stacks up on itself like snow in boston...
about 2 fingers of mixed bubbles (smaller on the bottom, craggy soap dwellers on top), a little audible sizzle but not too much as this absolutely is filled with bubbles in a frenzy on the audobon of light orange, the forecast calls for just a slight haze but it should not impact my review...
this is a nice looking brew, lacing, consistent color, lovely head...

nose...
caramel malts with a "brown" earthy hop aroma, the aroma of lemons left lying around (like the thing at the bar where lemons languish longingly for libations), interesting but not awe inducing (nor habit forming)

taste etc...
mellow, everything is mellow, almost drinks like a more punched up (carbonation wise) ESB, good mouthfeel and proper weight, the earthy brown flavor is very present with some mild bitterness (very much in balance with the malt). some warming is apparent from the ABV. a nice drinker but nothing sparkles (and yet nothing sucks either)

verdict?
APA? not sure on this one, to me an APA is a hopped up PA... not to say this is bad, it certainly is tasty but perhaps just a euro pale ale really to be fair. This is interesting and worth a try, I suspect some people might enjoy the balance here rather than the over the top hop carnage.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2013 05:21:19 | More by Ego
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ocelot2500

Arizona

3.39/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

01-30-2013 04:46:53 | More by Resuin
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GrindFatherBob

New York

4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

01-24-2013 13:47:19 | More by GrindFatherBob
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lupercmda

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

01-18-2013 04:25:20 | More by lupercmda
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bluesplit63

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-13-2013 15:21:08 | More by bluesplit63
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retreminy

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

01-07-2013 22:35:32 | More by retreminy
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scottiethebody

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

01-07-2013 03:44:54 | More by scottiethebody
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rjacobs6

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

01-02-2013 02:13:37 | More by rjacobs6
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joecast

Australia

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
Sorachi Ace Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
86 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.