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Tettnanger Single Hop IPA - Mikkeller ApS

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Tettnanger Single Hop IPATettnanger Single Hop IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 10.87%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: gford217 on 06-16-2011)
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Reviews by beerdrifter:
Photo of beerdrifter
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up all 19 of the Mikkeller Single Hop Series beers at my favorite beer store in Belgium, Dranken Geers. Slightly cloudy pour with two finger head with good retention and lacing. Very interesting and unique floral, perfumey nose. The taste mirrors the smell with a nice mild floral hop character that nicely complements the sweet malt base. Hints of pepper, pine and tea play nicely with the caramel malt. This is definitely more of a pale ale than an IPA. The mouthfeel is really nice and drinkable with a slightly oily finish with just a touch of bitterness. This was my first conscious exposure with Tettnanger hops. I'm thinking it won't be my last. Probably a stretch to call this an IPA, but very nice anyway.

beerdrifter, Jan 28, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 6/31/13 so it's got some age on it but that's Total wine for ya.Pours into a standard pint glass a somewhat murky amber color with a half finger off white head that settled pretty slowly.Aromas of the leafy Tettnanger hops and some light sweet bread dough.The mouthfeel is a little prickly and about medium.Flavors of caramel and dough upfront with leafy somewhat herbal hop notes in the finish.Not bad but nothing that blows you away,again this had some age on it so it might have been better if more fresh.

oberon, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of lionnusmb
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

lionnusmb, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of Guinnsslvr
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Guinnsslvr, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours an orange color with a white head. I get a lot of biscuit malt and grass in the aroma, as well as a little bit of orange citrus.

The flavor is similar. There is a lot of grass and orange citrus in the flavor, as well as some biscuit malt which keeps the bitterness from being too high.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Nov 05, 2011
Photo of thagr81us
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cap numbered 8211103! Served from bottle into Stone nonic. Poured yellow-orange with a one and a half finger off-white head that subsided to half a finger slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, caramel, citrus, citrus hop, and caramel hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, caramel, earth, caramel hop, and slight citrus hop. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. The aroma on this one was pretty good and inviting with the citrus aspect going on. The flavor wasn't as good as the aroma, but it was still not bad as the citrus carried over slightly in hop form. I would have this one again...

thagr81us, Aug 11, 2011
Photo of oso
3/5  rDev -18.5%

oso, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of Kunstman
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Kunstman, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +8.7%

jaydoc, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of enelson
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

enelson, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

DrBier, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of metter98
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is very hazy amber in color and has some small yeast particles visible floating in suspension along with a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger and a half high dense off white head that has excellent retention properties, consistently leaving a head covering the surface and lots of bubbles coating the sides of the glass.
S: There are aromas of caramel malts in the nose along with some hints of floral hops.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of caramel malts along with notes of floral hops and hints of herbs towards the finish. The hops also contribute a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems to be one of the most malt-forward beers of Mikkeller’s single hop series. The Tettnanger hops aren’t that well suited for an IPA, but it is interesting to see how they compare to those used in the other IPAs in the series.

metter98, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of david18
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I went to Rattle N Hum in Midtown Manhattan and was pleasantly surprised to learn that they were running a Mikkeller special featuring a number single hop ipa's I have loved these beers when I've had, i believe, all of them at one time or another in bottles. On draft, in a flight of multiple single hops, comparing them side by side demonstrates why some hops are better for bitterness and others for aroma and flavor. At this event, there were a number of british and european hops which made it all the more interesting. I recently had a flight of Tettnanger, Cluster, Soriachi Ace and Bravo.

Tettnanger: This one was a little less like and IPA than a Pale Ale. Very interesting aroma and a bit on the sweet side but overall very good.

Cluster: Again, not so much an IPA as it should be but also very good. A bit bready on the aroma and flavor. Some bitterness that is a little more on the piney side than the fruity side.

Soriachi Ace: I think the best of the bunch and a little more like an IPA than the rest (more like the earlier single hop versions released by Mikkeller). Good citrus and pine aroma and good bitterness on the flavor.

Bravo: The Bravo was the least ipa like of the bunch although not a bad beer. Nice balance, nice aroma and nice flavor...just not what you expect when you ask for an IPA.

Any of these is worthing getting if you see them in bottles or on tap.

david18, Jul 25, 2011
Photo of bigfnjoe
3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Dogfish snifter

A- pours a really cloudy shade of dark orange with a very puffy one finger light tan head. Looks pretty ugly, actually...but then again, most of the Mikkeller single hops do

S- spicy aroma, with some sweet citrus invading as well....pretty nice

T- really fresh tasting....nice citrus bite. Very crisp. A tad bit of bitterness in the finish

M- medium bodied. Not syrupy. Very good

O- not bad at all. I've had Victory's Tettnag Pils, and enjoyed that, and this was just as good.

bigfnjoe, Feb 03, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

safaricook, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of Kurmaraja
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Kurmaraja, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of crossovert
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pink label. I like this hop, want to see what it is like alone. I suspect it will be a foul representation though.

It pours a cloudy amber with a foamy off-white head.

The smell isn't bad, I think it represents the hop decently. It has some nice herbal notes, orange, and some light malt.

The flavor isn't bad either. I was worried he would misuse the noble hop like many others but it doesn't have that over-concentrated flavor.

I am surprised, he really captured the hop well, one of my favorites. Now he just needs to make a Spalt one. Or just make a single hop Spalt pils in the south German style, that would be sick.

crossovert, Nov 01, 2011
Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

SocalKicks, Jun 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

jk3, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of animal69
4/5  rDev +8.7%

animal69, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of avalon07
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a hazy consistency. Some light sediment. There was an inch of creamy, fairly long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: A milder smell than I expected, with a floral hoppiness, and some malt.

T: Tasted of low key floral hops, caramel, citrus and bit of malt. Not the most dynamic of flavors. Could have used a little more hops - or maybe this style of hops is just not that bitter.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a slick, oily finish. Medium-bodied.

O: On the whole, this isn't a bad IPA, but there are better examples.

avalon07, Sep 26, 2011
Photo of BEERchitect
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

We hear brewers tell us that this beer is "this" because of "so-and-so" hops, but rarely do we have a chance to gain appreciation for those hops because there's a lot of stuff going on with the beer; whether it be additional hop varieties, esters, spices, or malt complexities. This Tettnanger version sells what's best about the noble hops of Germany.

With a very un-IPA-like dark amber hue, the beer takes on redish brown coloration of heavy rust. A firm haze, tremendous head formation of eggshell white foam, sturdy retention, and lacy rings all certainly sings the praises of well-made IPAs though.

Spicy-sweet aromas spring from the glass with aromas of dried wood, stems, leaf, bark, and earth- a nearly minty sassafras note comes through and reminds me a bit of gin or white wine. It carries a scent of pumpernickel bread. Backed by the toasted malty sweetness of toffee and shortbread, the base malts nearly cover up the tettnanger scent.

Flavors strike the palate in reverse. First, the malty rich taste of toffee sweetness with toast and starch brings a rich base from which the hops spring. But then up with broad bitterness of dried woods, tea leaves, and rye, the beer begins to balance out very well. Finishing with a spicier peppercorn note, the minty elements weave into alcohol taste for a very refreshing closure to its taste.

Where the tettnanger hop variety delivers high flavor and aroma character with a smooth and broad bitterness, similar to English noble hops, I can see where and why this variety is often paired with other hop species like saaz and hallertau for roundness, complexity, and fuller taste. It would greatly help if Mikkeller could back off of the malt richness, making the beer drier and allowing the hops to showcase all of their special attributes in fuller glory. I feel that the rich base beer covers up the more delicate features of many of the hops being celebrated.

BEERchitect, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of vermilcj
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

vermilcj, Nov 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

ranaldbaird, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of Beerenauslese
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This one is cloudier and darker than the norm, with some suspended sediment.

Nicely aromatic and spice notes.

There are some tropical notes like guava, earthiness, and tea. A little bitterness in the finish but has a fruity acidity throughout.

Body is medium, and carbonation is fizzy.

The tettnanger tastes unique seems to be expressed well in this beer.

Beerenauslese, Apr 20, 2012
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Tettnanger Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
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