19 - Mikkeller ApS
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Reviews by StonedTrippin:
4.16/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
you've just got to hand it to mikkeller for going above and beyond on so many of their beers. not only in terms of creativity, but also execution, and this one is just exceptional. its a blend of all or most of the single hop series in different proportions, and the end result is magic. hazy light amber pour with two inches of lasting foam. the nose is super complex, all the oily bitterness of the different singles, but with a certain fruity vibe from all of them in combination. the flavor also has a lot happening, I can pick out the centennial for sure, and some citrusy notes from some of the others. the yeast that's been such a contributor to this series is also here again, dutifully performing its usual task. really bitter aftertaste, more so than any of the others that I can remember. crazy carbonation, really powerful, and the same fuller medium body that has typified this series. being a big mikkeller fan, and a lover of the single hop series, this beer has been a holy grail for me, one of my most wanted to try beers out there, and thanks to a close friend traveling through the Midwest, I was able to acquire one. not sure how fresh it was, not sure what he paid for it, but I have no complaints. this is special stuff. sort of a fitting exclamation mark on the whole single hop series, of which I still need to source a few more...
Serving type: bottle
03-26-2013 18:48:20 | More by StonedTrippin
More User Reviews:
3.81/5 rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A: A dark orange amber with a huge foamy head. three fingers atleast.
S: Right up front i get a big hit of dank hops. Some subtle spice. Sweet caramel and bread are surrounded by waves of orange, lemon, bitter lemon zest and a little pine. Very floral, the best way i can describe it is a wet forest.
T: What a crazy mix of flavor! Bitter pine right off the bat with some citrus. Then comes very sweet oranges, a floral burst and then biscuits. Caramel then slides in to be replaced by dank hops. More citrus and a grassy, piney long lingering bitter finish. Lots of resin and a little bit of a funky yeast.
M: This one sticks around. Medium bodied but that pine resin just sticks to your tongue.
O: This is a pleasant surprise. Very floral and pine forward with a wet hop mouth feel. Definitely unbalanced. A hop head beer. Pretty unique, at least for me, in the way it starts with pine and finishes with pine but has a completely different middle. I would definitely enjoy again. /86
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2013 16:56:13 | More by schwemjw
19 from Mikkeller ApS
89 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.