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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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127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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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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3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a perfect pint

A- pours a cloudy shade of amber with a crazy four finger offwhite head. The head is amazing. Lacing is awesome. Yep.

S- awesome smell of lemongrass coming strongly out of this one. Love it.

T- that spicy Mikkeller yeast is the dominating flavor. Finish is slightly sweet lemongrass. Not bad

M- bordering on syrupy, but it's not quite there. Thank god

O- I wish the yeast flavor wasn't so prominent, and I could taste more of the hops...seems like every Mikkeller single hop has the same base flavor

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2011 21:48:28 | More by bigfnjoe
Photo of jsh420


2.45/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2011 00:32:58 | More by jsh420
Photo of GrindFatherBob

New York

4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

01-24-2013 13:47:19 | More by GrindFatherBob
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

04-03-2014 02:57:37 | More by Fettpopps
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North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

01-18-2013 04:25:20 | More by lupercmda
Photo of HopStoopid120


4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-16-2011 05:06:05 | More by HopStoopid120
Photo of Amalak

New York

3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A. Hazy copper color with a nice tan foamy head and lots of lacing. Bubbly.

S. It has almost a robotusm grape scent with wheat. Intense.

T. Similar to the scent, it has an odd taste. It has a rhubarb taste or something. Complex. Kind of like the soda Sprite.

M. Smooth with a weird aftertaste.

O. Very different than Brooklyn's Sorachi Ace. I like the way the Brooklyn employed the Sorachi Ace hops more. This is just a bit too all over the place. Not bad, it's interesting, but too mcuh.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2012 01:29:34 | More by Amalak
Photo of JohnBender


3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-23-2013 00:10:13 | More by JohnBender
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

11-17-2012 16:41:42 | More by sneaks2210
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3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy yellowish copper color with a nice one and a half finger head which retains and leaves nice lace rings. The aroma is of spiciness and citrus. The taste follows suit, it starts with a spiciness and gives way to an earthy hop taste before the lemony hop taste comes through at the end. The taste seems to grow in intensity from the front to the back. The mouthfeel is lowly to moderately carbonated. Overall a solid above average ipa. It has a unique mix of flavors. It isn't best in class but worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2012 23:13:12 | More by goblue3509


4.4/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Both on-tap & 330ml bottle.Tumbler glass.Enjoyed on jan´12. Orangish amber in color.Chill haze. Yellowish white froth.Lasting rocky & creamy crown.Resiny aroma,tropical fruit fragancies with piney hues. Sharp bitter upfront followed by mildy malty flavor,exotic fruit notes -guava,grapefruit & mango-.Velvet palate.Hoppy bitter & viscous finish, oils & resins too. Medium body,moderate carbonation.Woody & fruity on the aftertaste. One more,Please!!

Serving type: on-tap

04-13-2012 16:23:30 | More by GONZALOYANNA
Photo of chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-28-2014 02:14:55 | More by chickenm
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-20-2013 17:04:50 | More by samEBC
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

01-30-2013 04:46:53 | More by Resuin
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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
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

09-03-2012 17:21:29 | More by ryanpj
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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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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

02-16-2013 22:29:54 | More by Mattias
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3.13/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Growler. Served at around 40-45F.

Pours lightly hazy amber with a small off-white head that recedes to a wispy cap, leaving a few spots of lacing behind.

Aroma has some earthy notes, touch of lemon and caramel. Quite muted overall.

Flavor features lemon zest/peel, pine, earth, caramel, wood, some sweetness and decent bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, oily, low to moderate carbonation.

OK, but don’t see myself revisiting...

Serving type: growler

10-23-2011 02:16:05 | More by elgiacomo
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-30-2012 21:47:22 | More by virinow
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

12-09-2013 01:56:51 | More by Poupae
Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne


4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a bright orange with slight hints of red. Huge two and a half inch head that lasts for quite a bit. Decent lacing.

The smell is slightly tropical and then almost lagerish (heavy lager if that makes any sense... which I'm sure it doesn't).

The taste is hard to describe. Very peppery to start. Some tropical fruit and a bittersweet hash taste. The malts are further in the background. High marks for interesting taste. Mouth is a tad thin and bubbly.

This and Galena have been the most fun so far in my single hop exploration.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2011 03:08:27 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.7%

08-02-2012 23:59:14 | More by carrollmel7
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

03-13-2013 04:12:33 | More by gshackles
Sorachi Ace Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
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