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19 - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
88
very good

164 Ratings
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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 13.38%
Wants: 6
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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marvin213

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

07-15-2012 21:52:11 | More by marvin213
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

07-14-2012 19:48:53 | More by savagepm
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jtb0608

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

07-13-2012 19:34:16 | More by jtb0608
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-10-2012 16:51:38 | More by ShemRahBoo
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sammo

Kansas

4/5  rDev +1%

07-07-2012 02:11:14 | More by sammo
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vfgccp

New York

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

07-05-2012 01:36:20 | More by vfgccp
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.88/5  rDev -2%
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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hockenbeer

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

07-01-2012 01:33:54 | More by hockenbeer
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
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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uziangis

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

06-18-2012 02:27:50 | More by uziangis
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BBBlood


4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

06-08-2012 10:50:57 | More by BBBlood
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

06-08-2012 02:46:57 | More by GeoffreyM
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phishphorce

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

06-05-2012 03:33:37 | More by phishphorce
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DoubleJ

California

3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
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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aztraz

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

06-03-2012 17:12:32 | More by aztraz
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rarbring

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
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 -4.5%
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 +1%
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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Rojada1988

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.2%

05-29-2012 16:44:29 | More by Rojada1988
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sjverla

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
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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Tim460

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

05-20-2012 02:18:15 | More by Tim460
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nickfl

Florida

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with one and a half fingers of off-white foam on top of a clear, copper colored body. The head settles at a moderate pace and leaves excellent lace.

S - A hoppy aroma with floral notes, sweaty hops, and some pine as well as bready malt in the background.

T - Bread and caramel up front with sweet, citrus hop charcter and a touch of pine. Some more fruity hop character in the middle. Finishes with a little bit of mango and peppery hop character as well as moderate bitterness and a grassy note that lingers in the finish.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - Like all of the beers that went into this blend it is hoppy and well crafted, but I don't know that it quite manages to live up to expectations. The hop character is complex, but not overly assertive and it seems like it has faded a little bit from the peak of its potential. Still it is a unique product and it has what has to be the most complex blend of hops of any beer I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 02:42:09 | More by nickfl
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kylehay2004

Florida

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: single finger head with nice retention on a slightly hazy amber with golden hues body.

S: floral, orange citrus, musty (almost mustardy) and mild pine hop notes. milder on the nose than I was hoping.

T: Interesting flavor transitions with this one. starts musty with earthy and herbal notes then moves to citrus notes briefly before finishing with pine and floral hops.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: Very interesting concept created a very dynamic flavor.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 02:39:21 | More by kylehay2004
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured out as a slightly hazy looking golden color with a white head on top. The smell of the beer is citrusy and very lively. Smelled very fresh to me. The taste of the beer has a pretty good malt base with a lovely bouquet of hoppy bitterness. Earthy to citrusy pine flavors linger from start to finish. The mouthfeel of the beer is medium bodied and has a good carbonation to it. Overall this beer was pretty solid all around, I even enjoyed it warm after i forgot I left it out for a while in the glass. I would drink this one again.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2012 03:27:41 | More by Knapp85
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BDeibs

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

04-06-2012 23:34:54 | More by BDeibs
19 from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.