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Cluster Single Hop IPA - Mikkeller ApS

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Cluster Single Hop IPACluster Single Hop IPA

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78
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51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 14.79%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: drabmuh on 06-18-2011)
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Reviews by mrfrancis:
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy amber with a pillowy white head.

S: Aromas of grassy, herbal hops and caramel are most noticeable on the nose. Compared to some of the other beers in this series, this one smells very bland.

T: Notes of grass, herbs, lemon, caramel, and biscuits are easily noticed. The finish is very mild and rather short with grass and biscuit flavors mingling.

M: Medium bodied, firm, and initially somewhat sticky, though it mellows and dries out nicely on the finish. This is probably the lightest and most drinkable of Mikkeller's single hop experiments.

O: I'm not digging this IPA as much as the others. It just doesn't seem to have all that much flavor, and the little bit that is there is so muddled that it is difficult to get a feel for at first. This really does not taste much like an IPA to me.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2011 13:52:24 | More by mrfrancis
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

07-28-2014 01:47:24 | More by DrBier
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jujigatame

Massachusetts

3.26/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Mikkeller Cluster Single Hop IPA

330ml bottle with no date, consumed 6/17/14, 6.8%, served in shaker pint.

Very foamy. Cloudy dark orange with some sediment.

Clean grassy smell with some light caramel malt.

More grass in the taste. Some initially sharp bitterness on the back end. Slight dry pine taste. Feels more English than American as an IPA so far. Serious head retention with lacing that's Guinness-esque. Any fruit that's in the taste is leaning toward mild citrus. Overall the flavor was okay, not too bitter.

I picked this up as a curiosity to fill the last spot in a mixed 6 and then only because it was marked down by half. With no idea how old this is I'm afraid it's not of great use to judge the characteristics of Cluster hops. Ended up just being a decent English tasting IPA to me.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2014 21:27:41 | More by jujigatame
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

2.81/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bottle: Poured a dirty cloudy amber color ale with a large light brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of dusty dank hops with leafy notes and some biscuit malt notes. Taste is dominated by dank musty hoppy notes withleafy notes and some biscuit malt. Body is full with good carbonation. Another one where I do have to ask why do retailer keep overpriced IPA which don’t move with no freaking bottling date.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2014 19:41:38 | More by Phyl21ca
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vermilcj

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

05-22-2014 03:34:52 | More by vermilcj
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -11.2%

05-02-2014 22:23:11 | More by nmann08
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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +18.3%

03-21-2014 03:35:01 | More by afsdan
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superdoopersauce

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

03-16-2014 23:55:42 | More by superdoopersauce
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psoriasaurus

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

02-21-2014 14:05:41 | More by psoriasaurus
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Poupae

Thailand

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

02-09-2014 17:41:12 | More by Poupae
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timmy2b

New York

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

02-06-2014 23:13:26 | More by timmy2b
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threedaggers

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

01-22-2014 23:41:50 | More by threedaggers
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enelson

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

11-17-2013 15:55:04 | More by enelson
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Boone757

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

11-15-2013 01:27:54 | More by Boone757
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drpimento

Wisconsin

3.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.25

Think I've got another single hop past prime. Served with a large, foamy, frothy, cream-colored-to-light tan, long lasting head and plenty of lace. Color is a hazy/cloudy dark amber. Aroma is stale hop, malt, caramel, oak. Flavor's like nose, stale hop bitter up front , fairly dry, then carbonic tang. Body/carbonation are perfect. Finish is like flavor, long, hint of alcohol. I believe these single hop beers really need to be somewhat fresh.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2013 03:59:45 | More by drpimento
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kushlash23

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

10-22-2013 20:45:26 | More by kushlash23
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JxExM

New York

4/5  rDev +18.3%

10-17-2013 22:59:40 | More by JxExM
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CityofBals

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -55.6%

09-12-2013 17:41:40 | More by CityofBals
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

09-01-2013 16:02:04 | More by jaydoc
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Sorachi

Hong Kong

2/5  rDev -40.8%

09-01-2013 16:00:15 | More by Sorachi
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 fl oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. My fifth beer from the Mikkeller Single Hop series. 6.80% abv listed on the bottle, rather than 6.90%. I have been generally impressed with these beers, so my expectations are high.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours three big fingers of creamy fluffy foamy beige head. Body color is probably the darkest of the five I've had so far. A dark orange-ruby-chestnut brown color. Lots of yeast sediment floating at the bottom. Big thick fluffy sheets of lace.

S - Smell is earthy, woody, creamy, with lots of caramelized malts and some vanilla. Smells truly fantastic.

T - Taste is of creamy caramelized malt goodness, twiggy earthy herbal qualities, some booze heat, and some oak / barrel character. There is a distinctiveness here that I can only describe as leafy and somewhat minty.

M - Creamy, smooth, perfect carbonation. Feel ends sticky, sugary, and dry. Hint of green apple skin sweetness leftover on the palate.

Overall, definitely one of my favorites from the Mikkeller Single Hop series so far, but I think I've been saying that about most of them. A nice showcase for the cluster hops; although the malts and yeast has a lot to do with how great these beers are also.

Mikkeller Cluster ---4.5/5

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 19:40:15 | More by mfnmbvp
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schwemjw

Ohio

3.73/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: a dark murky brown, hazy. Its offset by a lightly tanned fluffy foamy head.

S: pungent and astringent off the bat. A ton of bread and a lightly toast malt. Dank herbal hops. Citrus lightly comes through at the end.

T: Oily dank hops. Very spicy with a citrus ZING! at the finish. Middle of the mouth is caramel, bread and dried apple. A bitter, spicy finish. There is some pine hidden under the copious amounts of spice, citrus and earth.

M: Very clean. Reminds me of the way ginger makes my mouth feel. Carbonation is medium as is the body. Great mouthfeel.

O: This is an interesting beer. From the aroma i expected a lot of beer battered bread and caramel malt, but the aroma only brought that minimally, instead focusing on those spicy, earthy, dank, herbal and citrus hops. /85

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2013 18:24:35 | More by schwemjw
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EROCK75

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

06-13-2013 13:24:30 | More by EROCK75
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benfons

Belgium

3.19/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

A: dark copper colour, relative pale but dense head, nice haze

S: classic ipa smell, bread, hint of caramelized apple, malts

T: rather sweet for an ipa, not a lot of bitterness, once again apple and caramel and even some chocolate,

M: on the thin side, undercarbonated, not a lot of alcohol

O; not a big fan, too sweet, not balanced, not an IPA

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 21:00:51 | More by benfons
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3/5  rDev -11.2%

05-12-2013 17:09:29 | More by Whiskeydeez
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Cluster Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
78 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.