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19 - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
89
very good

152 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 13.85%


Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A blend of those single hop IPAs:

Simcoe 17,14%, Citra 15,72%, Amarillo 14,29%, Sorachi Ace 10,71%, Bravo 6,79%, Columbus 6,79%, Cluster 4,64%, Warrior 4,64%, Cascade 3,57%, Centennial 3,57%, Palisade 2,86%, Challenger 1,43%, Galena 1,43%, Magnum 1,43%, Mt Hood 1,43%, Tettnanger 1,43%, Nugget 0,71%, Super Galena 0,71%, Williamette 0,71%.

(Beer added by: bark on 09-28-2011)
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schwemjw

Ohio

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
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Good Spirit Co, Glasgow (330ml, £4):
Orange amber with a two fingers tall, bubbly head that is a slightly off-white colour and holds very well and leaves a great lacing too.

A balanced citrus and grapefruit aroma with light pine hops and floral notes. There is a light grassy hops aroma along with some tropical fruits and caramel.

Floral and pine hops with a light amount of bitterness, some good citrus and tropical fruit flavours such as peach, grapefruit and some passion fruit. Again a very nice blend that goes down great.

Smooth with a light citrus tang and a touch of bitterness, there is light medium carbonation and a mild bitter mouthfeel to this one. The beer is quite refreshing and goes down great with good balance.

An excellent and perfectly balanced beer with all the flavours working well together and complimenting each other perfectly. A very refreshing with a nice, fruity and light bitter taste that goes down incredibly easily.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2013 09:05:48 | More by flyingpig
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TallSaint

New York

3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

April 16th, 2013.

It pours a rusty orange with two fingers of white head.

The nose is an interesting mix of sweet biscuity malt and flowery hops with a touch of grass and citrus.

On the palate it's citrus-y, flowery, and a bit piney upfront. In the mid-palate the hops fly around and its hard to place a finger on any one flavor; pine, hop resins, grass, citrus, lychees and spice are some of the hop flavors that are present. There's a lot going on but it's so well directed. It's sort of predictable upfront with citrus, pine and some floral elements but then a huge mix of hop flavors come in behind. It finishes bitter (but not overly so) with a sweet malt presence and spicy yeast.

The mouthfeel is medium with a healthy carbonation.

Overall this is an interesting IPA. A great effort by Mikkel; the blend of the single hopped IPAs is excellent and it makes for a truly unique brew. Definitely worth the price of admission and if you can find it buy it!

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2013 23:37:41 | More by TallSaint
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 fl oz bottle, although the label has neglected to specify. No bottling information present, except for the list of 19 different hops used to brew this beer. The cap says 9081211. I haven't tried any of the Mikkeller single hop series beers, so I guess to start with the entire amalgamation is as good a place as any.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours three fingers of luscious beige colored head with excellent retention, on top of a dark orange ruby colored body. Thick rings of lacing on the way down.

S - Hard to get much behind this giant lingering head, but what I do smell is very light citrus grapefruit hops, and a bready biscuit / caramelized malt scent. Does not smell like the hop bomb you would imagine.

T - Surprisingly smooth and subtle, with a lot of little complexities to it. Biscuity and malty, yeasty and bretty tasting even. There are a few hops on this list that I've never even heard of before. Nothing is over-done. This beer is not extremely bitter or spicy. Tastes very well balanced, which must be a feat considering the 19 different hop varieties used.

M - Feel is of hop resins. Sticky green apple skin sweetness lingers.

Overall, it is light to medium bodied, easy on the carbonation, and highly palatable / drinkable at a decent 6.80% abv, you could down several of these easily and be feeling pretty good. If Mikkeller ever did consider doing a year round 6 pack style beer, *this* is the one it should be, in my opinion. In all, I think they nailed this creation pretty well. If it wasn't so damn expensive I would definitely considering buying more. Lots more.

Mikkeller 19 ---4.5/5

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 00:26:39 | More by mfnmbvp
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

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
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brewskis

Indiana

3.7/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a rustic, darker orange color with a finger length of an off white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a semi blanket of lacing on the top. Smells of resinous grass, almost cat piss-like, pine, grapefruit, orange, sweet pineapple and mango. Nice hop qualities but seem subdued due to age. A hint of breadiness and carmel show through as well. Taste is hard to describe with so much going on from the different hops. It starts with more of the bitter qualities of the hops like pine, resin, and a slight grapefruit that then leads into a creamy and sweet, bready malt backbone. Then the hops come back stronger with more complex flavors of pine, grass, tropical fruits, orange, grapefruit, resin, carmel, bready notes. High medium body with a creamy mouthfeel. Pretty clean, yet bitter finish. Even being an older bottle, the hops still hold some complexity to them. I think they blend pretty well with one another. Decent offering from Mikkeller.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 01:37:31 | More by brewskis
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RockAZ

Arizona

4.53/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

That is a lot of hops, curious what the overall IBU is because it is not harsh at all. All the hop flavors in the world are in there, pick out your favorite descriptions of hops and they apply. Barring the price, this is a pleasantly complicated IPA that I would drink all the time.

I don't know how to interpret the bottle date, just some numbers and dots, so maybe it is not date coded. And so I apologize for not having a lot more to say about this marvelous beer other than if you get a chance to try it, any hophead would at least appreciate what they were trying to do here. I mean every variation of hop flavor is actually in this beer, what hits your taste buds?

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 17:14:03 | More by RockAZ
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KFBR392

Illinois

4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: A burnt orange color. Murky sediment in this beer which did not settle quickly. About two fingers worth of foam on the pout which settled to about a half of finger while drinking.

Smell: A floral piney aroma. The hops are there but do not jump out at the drinker. An overall very rounded pleasant smell.

Taste: The subtle tones of hops pine, and citrus really mix well together. Nothing dominates this beer, but nothing jumps out in an elite way. A light sticky aftertaste is excellent that does not scorch the palette.

Mouthfeel: Bright. The hops can be felt here as they tingle on the palette.

Overall: A really good IPA here. This beer feels like a warm spring afternoon. I could drink this IPA all day, a very easy drinker. I've been mixed on Mikkeller in the past but I really think this nomad brewery is doing some very good things.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 04:00:15 | More by KFBR392
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ngeunit1

California

4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Slightly hazy copper-orange with a finger of frothy off white head. Fades normal.

S - Grapefruit, tropical, citrus, pine, grassy, floral, and lightly spicy hops, sweet caramel and bready malts.

T - Grapefruit, tropical, citrus, pine, grassy, floral, and lightly spicy hops, some lightly resiny bitterness, sweet caramel and bready malts.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry, bitter, and lightly sweet finish.

D - Nice hoppy IPA. Great complex hop profile with nice bitterness throughout.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 05:43:47 | More by ngeunit1
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jmaharaj

Maryland

3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dull, thick reddish brown with a creamy white head. Not the sort of beer thats going to look great on a hot humid day, but on a cold, snowy december evening it looks like the perfect ipa. The hop aroma isnt as overpowering as I expected,nor is at as jumbled as i would have thought from 19 different hops. This smells almost malty- bread and caramel with a twang of citrus and pine hops. The hops do more on the tongue, showing some complexity. The sit atop the thick malt base which seems almost one dimensional now and build from grassy into citrus and resinous pine. The malt doesnt fade until the very end when this finnishes puckering and tannic. Nice, clean beer with good hop complexity and surprising balance.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2012 05:56:12 | More by jmaharaj
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danieelol

Australia

4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served prominently chilled.

Pours slightly light amber with great head/lacing.

Aroma and taste is hard to isolate- jumble of great hop/malt flavours including candied, pine, plastic, tropical, grape, earthy, peachy, fruity, waxy, honey, lemon. Every sniff/sip yields a new spin.

Malt flavour provides a dusty, slightly sour impression of dry sweetness (in that you get flavours you associate with sweetness but the palate itself is rather dry).

Mouthfeel is crisp and actually very thick and creamy.

Really hard to fault this effort, very solid stuff.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2012 07:12:00 | More by danieelol
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ToddT

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L- Cloudy amber topped with a medium khaki color head, that fades slowly to a ring and leaves lots of lace on the glass.

S- Pine, grapefruit, caramel, honey and floral hop notes are all present. Smells like a giant hop bomb.

T- Just what you would expect from the aroma, hops, hops, and more hops. Not overdone balanced out with some caramel malt notes but the hops are the showcase here. Hard to pick out the different hops through all of the pine and grapefruit but it is nicely balanced such that is in not an overload of bitterness.

M- Medium in body and carbonation, for all of the hops in this the finish is pretty clean with only a little hop residue left on the palate.

O- Interesting, not sure in having 19 different hops in this really lends to the flavor profile. Mostly all I could taste was pine and grapefruit, I got none of the more subtle hope notes it this. Sorachi Ace hops are one of my favorites and they were just washed out by the other hops. Maybe, Mikeller should deconstruct this one and sell it by the case. On the bright side it was a pretty easy drinker for 6.8% ABV and for those who like hops.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 05:17:55 | More by ToddT
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CrazyDavros

Australia

4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours amber with a small head.
Nose shows lots of fruity hops, with peach, passionfruit and grapefruit alongside some pine. Underneath is sweet clean malt.
Flavours include some of the same fruit, but mainly focus on grapefruit, pine and resinous hops. Some sweet malt underneath balances out the aggressive but pleasing bitterness.

Serving type: on-tap

10-16-2012 01:04:17 | More by CrazyDavros
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mscudder

Georgia

3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was not aware so many hops even existed until I saw this beer on shelves some years ago. Poured into a pint.

A - A deep orange-ish brown with a nice sized frothy head. Leaves nice retention and lacing.

S - Little bit of malts and a truly overwhelming mix of hops. While heavy on complexity. the depth of each aroma was quite subtle.

T - Caramel malts and brown sugar for sweetness. A load of hops that I cannot even begin to distinguish. Just too much for my liking. I cannot quite understand why having so many hops is desirable, besides bragging rights.

M - Light body with good carbonation.

O - I do not understand why this was even made. Paying over $6 for this is only worth the ability for me to say, "Have you had a beer with 19 different hop varieties?"

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2012 02:35:52 | More by mscudder
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Momar42

Maryland

3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into Duvel artist tulip

A - thick frothy quickly vanishing off white head. Deep orange/amber in color and hazy.

S - amalgamation of hops with the more pronounce citrus ones prevailing. Good nose but nowhere near as strong as I expected/hoped for.

T - unlike the nose, the piney essence hops come thru on the palate. Quite an interesting blend but I can't help feel that the 19 varieties conflict more than the compliment. The hop presence could linger longer too.

M - highly carbonated and medium in body. Aftertaste is surprisingly mild. Carbonation gets in the way abit too.

O - I'm usually all in or out on Mikkeller beers, but this one buts me more on the fence. I applaud the effort and enjoyed the final product but it just didn't meet my expectations. For a standard IPA it's above average, but when price and availability are factored in, the are far better for less searching and less $$$. Worth trying once though.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2012 00:32:01 | More by Momar42
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from yesterday's trip to Premiere. With all the hops listed, one would imagine a double IPA. It is a single and that's consistent with the understated IBU. Peachy coloured body with carb bubbles. Fresh smell. Some pickle flavour, more orange citrus flavour as it warms. Good drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2012 12:29:25 | More by Sammy
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julian89

Georgia

3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is one of the most interesting beers I have ever had. A little more going on and It may have moved into the top IPA's on my list.
Bottle to pint glass.

Appearance: An opaque brown orange pour with a good 2 inch head. Great retention and lacing. No particulates and amazing carbonation

Smell: Subtle malt smell. No citrus smell. A massive mix of hops. Definitely dominated by simcoe and sorachi ace. Amazing mix but subtle smells. Not as strong as I was expecting.

Taste: Light caramel and brown sugar mix for sweetness. A vast mix of hops but very hard to pin point individual taste. Great mix. Not too bitter. Easy drinking.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with great carbonation. The carbonation helps keep the hops mix blended and not bitter.

Drinkability: Amazing blend but I don't think it's necessary to have 19 hops. I think they did this just to say, " Hellz ya we have a killer IPA with 19 freakin hops (In Danish)". In other words more could have been done elseware to make this an A list IPA.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2012 16:50:51 | More by julian89
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I remember, as a child, when I first discovered cereals like Fruit Loops and Fruity Pebbles. An adolescent epiphany occurred as I found this melange of all fruit flavors alive and well with each spoonful. The same thing happens with each sip of this beer, except in all grown up form.

Pouring with the look of liquid rust, the brownish, redish, hazy beer hardly impresses with its color, but its foam character more than makes up for it. Firm eggshell white foam caps the beer with stubborn staying power and lacing with elegant rings of foam with each sip taken.

The beer is so hop-forward that I hardly want to discuss the malt components. But the beer is firmly malted- more so than with most IPAs, but it's needed to support the immense hop onslaught. The nose of caramel and bread give a slight starchy aroma that stands firm and allows the hop aroma to bounce from. But then the waves after waves of hop aromas churn through notes of citrus, tropical fruit, wet herbs, grass, lemon, pepper, wood, damp earth, pine, and straw. If I didn't know better I can almost smell the sticky resin power of this beer.

Flavors of all those hops rise simultaneously and nearly confuse the palate with its power and intensity. But after the taste buds become acclimated to the flavors, there's a discernible malt base of caramel and cake that reminds me of gingersnaps and carrot cake. But that hearty malt taste is necessary to keep the hops corralled and organized such that the waves of lupulin align in an elegant procession of taste. All those aromas come alive in taste but focus heavily on citrusy grapefruit first, but each subsequent sip delivers other tastes of mangoes, pineapple, apricot, lemongrass, lemon pepper, sassafras, dried oranges, pine sap, gin, tea-like herbs, freshly cut grass, and cannabis. There's a lot going on in the hop profile of this beer!

Firm maltiness retains its creamy carbonated effect very deep into the mouthfeel in order to constrain the resiny bite of hops. But the finish of hop dryness, minty alcohol warmth, and eventual malt recession gives the beer a quick finish with sticky hop resin in aftertaste.

I appreciate the blend and proportions of hop-forward ales that comprise this beer as it is masterfully crafted. However, when everything stands out then nothing stands out. 19 suffers from this phenomenon and causes nearly as much confusion as it does delight. But this shouldn't pose too much of a problem for the dedicated hop heads out there.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2012 16:50:04 | More by BEERchitect
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from bottle into a Mikkeller Teku (proper!). Poured a dark red-orange with a one and a half finger off-white head that subsided to one finger very slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, tangerine, citrus, citrus hop, fruit, fruit hop, and a subtle earthy note. The flavor was of sweet malt, fruit, fruit hop, earth, earth hop, spice, citrus, and subtle citrus hop. It had a medium feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. The aroma on this one was definitely top-notch in my opinion based on some brews I’ve had from the style. Loads of fruit and citrus going on with a nice balance of sweetness. The flavor however wasn’t as well balanced unfortunately. The spice character going on was definitely a little invasive. Worth trying if you get the chance even if only for the aroma going on.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 10:48:00 | More by thagr81us
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A 330ml bottle with a BB of March 2014. Picked up last weekend from Beeritz in Leeds. Love the somewhat kaleidoscopic label. 19 hop varities - sounds like a fantasy IPA!

Poured into a Duvel tulip. A rich marmalade colour with decent carbonation and plenty of hazy sediment. Produces a gigantic head of creamy off-white foam with excellent stability; this eventually subsides to a surface layer. A juicy aroma of fruity aromatic hops - notes of white grapes, melon, grapefruit, tropical fruits, citrus, the list goes on.... This is underpinned by subtle caramel malt and earthy yeast. Tons of hops!

Tastes of fruity aromatic hops with a restrained bitter finish. Notes of white grapes, grapefruit, melon, tropical fruit and citrus, along with biscuity malt and earthy yeast. Quite juicy and dry. A subdued bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and full-bodied, but a bit flat. Mildly spicy and rather astringent - dries the palate. Aftertaste of fruity hops; yum!

Tasty - a dazzling array of aromatic hop flavours to be savoured. However, it's not the best IPA I've ever had; too many competing aromatic notes. It's good but something tells me that 'less is more' applies to beer as well. Still, the creative effort should be acknowledged - I doubt that I'll be drinking another beer brewed with 19 hop varieties any time soon. A solid effort that is only let down by a lack of carbonation. Grab one if you come across it.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2012 23:39:26 | More by jazzyjeff13
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DoubleJ

California

3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Isn't it a concidence that there are 19 reviews in the database for 19? I'm about to break it by making it review 20 for 19. Ok, on to the beer:

The color is amber orange, topped off by a small ½ inch head. Retention is reasonable. The smell is soft, yet very intersting. In this hopped brew are aromas of cantelouple, passionfruit, mango, pine, pineapple, resin. Plenty complex.

It's an IPA. Soft fruity flavors are alive, such as cantrloupe, melons, pineapple, mango, and a little woody and leafy note. The carbonation is "bubbly" and strong, exciting and a bit much at the same time for this beer. A little sweetness of toffee and fruit infused tea linger in the aftertaste.

I had though that Mikkeller was stopping the single hop IPA series at 10. That turned out to be a mirage, as Mikkeller came back and made more. This 19 IPA blend is a good drink.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2012 22:35:39 | More by DoubleJ
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rarbring

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A hazy dark amber brew with red hues, an off-white haigh compact head with very good lacing and curtains.

Very hoppy, but balanced smell, grape-fruit, pine, resin and grass.

Starting with bread, toffee, grape-fruit juice and peel, resin.

Medium carbonation, soft and oily, a huge body, a very long dry finish.

A well balanced hop bomb.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2012 20:12:13 | More by rarbring
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy amber with a tight, lingering whitish head.

S: Aromas of biscuit, caramel, pine, and a melange of tart citrus overwhelm the nose.

T: Notes of biscuit, caramel, pine, spruce, bitter orange, lemon, lime, kumquat, grapefruit, pineapple, carambola, and fresh herbs most clearly stand out on the palate. The finish is dry and bitter with a muddy wash of citrus, biscuit, pine, and herb flavors.

M: Medium-bodied, dry, and firm. Carbonation is active. Fairly drinkable for the style.

O: This is an interesting IPA, but I doubt I'd reach for it again. The hop flavors are so overwhelming that they just come across as muddled. So, all in all, this beer is not as complex as I was expecting it to be. Still, it's an interesting experiment and far from bad in its own right. Definitely worth trying and appreciating once, but not something that I would go out of my way to buy again.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2012 12:35:25 | More by mrfrancis
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to my brother for sharing this beer.

The beer pours a slightly hazy orange color with a large white head. The aroma is peaches and oranges, with a hint of pine and some biscuit malt. The flavor is very similar, with some bitter orange notes standing out. There is also some biscuit malt, and a touch of pine, but the bitterness level is still about medium. The mouthfeel and medium and the carbonation is about medium as well.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2012 02:27:58 | More by Mora2000
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sjverla

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nose: Light and citrusy. Gentle caramel malts. Grass clippings, a hint of pepper and clove.

Appearance: First, the bottle is gorgeous. Not part of the rating, but it's beautiful. Reminds me of an Eric Carle illustration. The beer itself is eye candy too. Nice copper color and good clarity. Enormous head that laces well.

Taste: Bitter and complex. Dark green dankness is balanced by light lemon and hints of vanilla. Carbonation is prominent, but not overpowering. The finish is very bitter and long lasting.

Overall: An excellent beer, but at $5 a bottle, not something I'd buy again. This would definitely be a staple if it came at around $12 for 6.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 00:53:38 | More by sjverla
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89 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.