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Willamette Single Hop IPA - Mikkeller ApS

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Willamette Single Hop IPAWillamette Single Hop IPA

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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 12.17%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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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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Dduquette

Maryland

2/5  rDev -42%

04-07-2014 20:54:21 | More by Dduquette
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ThirstyHrothgar

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -13%

04-05-2014 00:24:24 | More by ThirstyHrothgar
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KFrank729

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

04-01-2014 22:34:29 | More by KFrank729
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Hanselpb

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

03-22-2014 15:21:15 | More by Hanselpb
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lionnusmb

Iowa

3/5  rDev -13%

03-21-2014 18:11:35 | More by lionnusmb
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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +15.9%

03-21-2014 04:01:01 | More by afsdan
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Inglewood

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

02-27-2014 17:35:19 | More by Inglewood
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

same as the saaz version, this was accidentally forgotten about and not consumed fresh, but i am still so happy to be completing this series eventually, this one held up a lot better than the saaz, and while the willamette has never been a favorite hop of mine, this is a good ipa, and would have been special fresh i have a feeling. its got a woody amber color with a dense haze and a ton of coagulated yeast floaties, and if i wasnt so used to the looks of some of mikkellers beers, id be turned off. the nose is bitter and english smelling, almost like it has a different malt profile than the others, but it doesnt. its sweeter at first in taste though, working into a very well balanced pale ale type. i taste the yeast more in this than others too, maybe a product of age. the willamette hop does excellent bittering work, but doesnt bring a lot of aromatics to the table, which i expected and still enjoy. better as a pale ale than an ipa. fuller bodied, bubbly, satisfying. any single beer from this series would have worked for me as a session ipa, i just like the way mikkeller builds beer i guess, but even over a year old this is tasty to me.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 04:58:46 | More by StonedTrippin
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Poupae

Thailand

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

12-09-2013 07:00:53 | More by Poupae
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brn9000

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

11-30-2013 03:16:46 | More by brn9000
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beersvh23

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

11-11-2013 01:41:44 | More by beersvh23
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FrankHammer

Michigan

3/5  rDev -13%

10-21-2013 15:14:35 | More by FrankHammer
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +15.9%

09-01-2013 16:10:25 | More by jaydoc
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safaricook

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

08-18-2013 17:29:16 | More by safaricook
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Will-AM-ette, to rhyme with "dammit", as I was taught in Portland, OR. This was a 330ml bottle purchased from Camperdown Cellars Kingston Rd in Sydney.

Pours a dusky amber colour, quite dark for an IPA, with a frothy, messy head of yellowish-white, that stays persistently even after the bulk of the froth has subsided. Lacing is excellent and intricate. Body is relatively light.

Nose is pleasant but generic. Green, slightly piney hops come through with a hint of sawdust, and some sharp bitter citrus notes. Some dusty grain husk characters come through a little, but seem interminably linked with the hops. A hint of perfume comes through with a sharp floral tone as well. It's pleasant enough.

Taste is also pleasant, but following much along the standard lines for an IPA: the Willamette provides a nice generic cushion, but doesn't really stand out on its own. Clean bittering characters right through the centre to the back, some nutty malt around the edges, some pithy citrus rind and a slightly medicinal character on the finish. Feel is drying and a little bit astringent.

Overall, this seems a lesser entry in the series to me. It has some pleasant characters, but it's all a bit thin and dull: I mean, I know I've seen it before anyway, but the Willamette really doesn't give anything away, and doesn't make me want to know it any more.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 05:38:30 | More by lacqueredmouse
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stcules

Italy

2.79/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Parallel with the Sorachi Ace.
Light orange.
In the smell (and taste) a light pine, malt, some caramel and biscuit. Relatively delicate.
Single hop, and therefore, very one dimensional.
Anyway, drinkable, without enthusiasm.
Grassy hop in the aftertaste, piney, not too long.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 20:30:46 | More by stcules
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djtomain

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

06-04-2013 22:56:52 | More by djtomain
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RockAZ

Arizona

4/5  rDev +15.9%

04-28-2013 22:39:53 | More by RockAZ
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YobroitsJoe

Maryland

4/5  rDev +15.9%

04-13-2013 16:02:10 | More by YobroitsJoe
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poopsyeah

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

11-30-2012 22:25:44 | More by poopsyeah
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TheBeerCarl

Idaho

2.7/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Dark Brown-orange opaque and hazy body. The beer pours with a yellowish-white head, tiny bubbles and decent head retention. Should be less hazy with better retention.

S: Extremely faint nose with some discernible earthy and caramel notes.

F: Sweet citrus, almost tangy flavor hits you right off the bat with some malty, caramel and earthy notes.

M: The beer rolls on the palette with medium body and a sharp carbonation hitting the middle of the tongue.

Overall this is an okay IPA that kind of resembles Brew Free or Die by 21st Amendment.

Serving type: on-tap

11-24-2012 08:13:24 | More by TheBeerCarl
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dhbiker0889

Colorado

3/5  rDev -13%

10-01-2012 03:18:41 | More by dhbiker0889
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guezarka

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

08-28-2012 03:34:11 | More by guezarka
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky amber with 2 fingers of cream colored head.

S: Grassy & woody hops

T: Bready, grassy, some woody hops up front& some pear fruittyness. Stays fruitty & herbal as this warms, some dryness. Finishes dry & fruitty

MF: Medium bodied, soft carbonation,

Drinks easy, but nothing special here

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 01:28:30 | More by russpowell
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

3.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from session notes.

Poured out a slightly darker brownish-amber by a hair than the others in the series so far, maintains the same tall and sticky foam and superb lacing.

Smells very tannic and wooden, with lesser amounts of floral perfume and lemon peel, and just a hint of chives. Yes, chives.

Tastes of green hops, fresh picked, of the herbal persuasion sprinkled over a biscuit malt. Aside from a sprinkling of spicy coriander nuance, that's about all the flavor presented to my palate. The flavor is somewhat less pleasant than the aroma. The wooden character shows up again in the finish.

Medium body and carbonation levels, another creamy texture.

I'm not so sure that this hop variety is meant to be left on it's own... Smells great, tastes sort of boring one-tone coriander.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2012 20:39:23 | More by WastingFreetime
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Willamette Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
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