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19 - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
88
very good

163 Ratings
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Ratings: 163
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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mfnmbvp

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
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 +5.1%
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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vthippie

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

03-24-2013 13:49:16 | More by vthippie
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Jamison85

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

03-24-2013 01:52:13 | More by Jamison85
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brewskis

Indiana

3.7/5  rDev -6.6%
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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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

03-22-2013 20:34:51 | More by rolltide8425
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

03-19-2013 02:12:16 | More by mendvicdog
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Mattco

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%

03-18-2013 17:28:48 | More by Mattco
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

03-12-2013 04:38:03 | More by Texasfan549
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RockAZ

Arizona

4.53/5  rDev +14.4%
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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rondufresne

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

03-04-2013 17:06:12 | More by rondufresne
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mkennedy119

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%

03-02-2013 04:35:14 | More by mkennedy119
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duceswild

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

03-01-2013 18:43:08 | More by duceswild
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

03-01-2013 04:07:29 | More by oriolesfan4
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HopsMatt

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

03-01-2013 02:54:30 | More by HopsMatt
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CB_Crowe

Vermont

4/5  rDev +1%

02-26-2013 03:43:54 | More by CB_Crowe
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durlta

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

02-20-2013 02:51:58 | More by durlta
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jlindsey

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1%

01-23-2013 13:55:52 | More by jlindsey
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KFBR392

Illinois

4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
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 +5.1%
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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meyer_sam


4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

12-29-2012 19:08:20 | More by meyer_sam
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jmaharaj

Maryland

3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
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 +3%
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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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

11-24-2012 11:10:37 | More by ejimhof
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captainbearcat

Illinois

5/5  rDev +26.3%

10-28-2012 01:10:42 | More by captainbearcat
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