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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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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: gford217 on 06-16-2011)
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Reviews by dpasotti:
Photo of dpasotti
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Muddy dark orange, decent head with good lacing. Aroma of fresh floral hops, light caramel malt sweetness and a pronounced soapy character.

Flavor consists of clean bright hops of the floral/herbal bent, with a good backbone of semi-sweet malt. The bitterness from this hop is very smooth and rounded. Excellent balance that leans slightly towards the bitter side.

Medium in body and carbonation. Pretty good feel for an IPA -- the bitterness helps clean up the back end and prevents what otherwise might be a lingering sugary coating. Overall I am more impressed by the flavor of the hop itself than by the beer as a whole. The soap-like character on the nose is too prominent, the color is pretty nasty, and there's too much malt sweetness. The Willamette hop on the other hand presents an excellent bitterness that is clean and balanced. The flavor of the hop is good as well, but a little boring. It would make a great "base hop" flavor that could be augmented by other varieties.

dpasotti, Jan 20, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of lionnusmb
3/5  rDev -13.3%

lionnusmb, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of Ryanm1
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

Ryanm1, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of russpowell
3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
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

russpowell, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of Dduquette
2/5  rDev -42.2%

Dduquette, Apr 07, 2014
Photo of thagr81us
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cap numbered 8230411! Served from bottle into Stone nonic. Poured yellow-orange with a two finger off-white head that subsided to one finger slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, floral, citrus, floral hop, and citrus hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, passion fruit, floral hop, citrus hop, and floral notes. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty nice brew. I really like how this brew combined the citrus and floral characters to make a pretty nice well rounded aroma and flavor. The floral note on the followthrough on this brew made it quite refreshing and cleansed your palate for the next sip. Well done... Could drink a few of these.

thagr81us, Aug 11, 2011
Photo of beersdmf17
3/5  rDev -13.3%

beersdmf17, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of puboflyons
3.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the bottle with a cap stamped 8220411. Sampled on November 18, 2011.It pours a nice looking light-to-medium color with a long lasting, foamy head and a slight haze. The hops on the nose are subtle and nice with a pleasant, nutty and malty character. The body falls into the medium range but it also nice and smooth. The malts are up front for a second followed by a more prominent hopped, dry finish. I like the way this one played on my senses.

puboflyons, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +15.6%

jaydoc, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

DrBier, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of Inglewood
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Inglewood, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of beerdrifter
3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up all 19 of the Mikkeller Single Hop Series beers at my favorite beer store in Belgium, Dranken Geers. Clear copper-amber pour with two finger head with decent retention and lacing. The nose is surprisingly more malty than hoppy. I'm getting hints of pine and a touch of orange and booze, but the citrus I expected was not there. The same holds true in the taste. It's slightly herbal and spicy with an unexpected subdued alcohol burn, but the sweet caramel malt overpowers the hops. Mouthfeel is a bit tangy and fizzy at first, but it finishes thin and oily. Overall it's a bit disappointing.

beerdrifter, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of bigfnjoe
3.98/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Dogfish snifter

A- pours a very dark, cloudy shade of orange with a one finger, frothy, light tan head. Standard single hop appearance

S- lots of lemongrass coming through on this one...smells really pleasant. Hints of citrus as well

T- little bit of citrus sweetness....finish is a tad bit bitter and a little spicy....very good. Some earthiness as well

M- medium bodied, not syrupy

O- very solid single hop. Very drinkable

bigfnjoe, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of safaricook
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

safaricook, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of StlHopHead77
3.18/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a vibrant orange/amber with 2 full fingers of quickly dying,bone-white foam that left sparse and spotty lacing.

S-Slight spice,sweet hop notes of orange and tangerine,tart green apple,clover and some amber-like malts.

T-More green apple/cider qualities with more tartness than bitterness with notes of lemon and herbs.

M-Light bodied and a little thin with decent carbonation.

O-As with much of this series,great in concept
but mediocre in quality.

StlHopHead77, Sep 09, 2011
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

TasteTester, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of avalon07
3.95/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a copper color and a clear consistency. There was a large, foamy, long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A very hoppy aroma, with traces of citrus there as well.

T: Tasted predominantly of hops, though they weren't as harsh as I would have expected. Also had some citrus and malt, too. A good, subtle flavor.

M: A well-carbonated beer that has an unfortunately slick and oily finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is a generally well done, likable beer. Drinkable.

avalon07, Oct 09, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

poopsyeah, Nov 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

djtomain, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of RockAZ
4/5  rDev +15.6%

RockAZ, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of Beerenauslese
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Usual appearance for the single hop series, maybe a hint more red body. Seems to have a bit more head retention and lacing than the norm.

Nice aroma, smells perfumy, a bit floral and citrus. Mild and pleasant.

Has a pleasant and refreshing mouthfeel.

Spicy and pleasant tasting with nice notes of orange that are supported by the malt in this one. Just a bit of bitterness in the finish. It may be last in the series but it is not least, and I quite like this one. This beer showcases why Willamette is a favorite aromatic hop.

Beerenauslese, Apr 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

guezarka, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of WastingFreetime
3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

WastingFreetime, Aug 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Hanselpb, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The last of the 13 single hopped Mikkeller beers I tried. I have to say that I'm glad that I am done with all of them as they have been pretty underwhelming and confirmed my opinion and stance on Mikkeller that I should have written in stone in my mind the many years ago that I came to the realize the truth. Moving on. No need to mince words. Or dice them. Or slice them.

RblWthACoz, May 09, 2012
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Willamette Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
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