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19 - Mikkeller ApS

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89
very good

169 Ratings
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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 13.38%
Wants: 6
Gots: 11 | 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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Photo of ngeunit1
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.

ngeunit1, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of meyer_sam
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

meyer_sam, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of jmaharaj
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.

jmaharaj, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of danieelol
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.

danieelol, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of ejimhof
4/5  rDev +1%

ejimhof, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of captainbearcat
5/5  rDev +26.3%

captainbearcat, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of ToddT
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

ToddT, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of MrRockstar
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

MrRockstar, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of CrazyDavros
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

CrazyDavros, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of mscudder
3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
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?"

mscudder, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of jlogan7
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

jlogan7, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of CoryR
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

CoryR, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of Beeradelphia
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Beeradelphia, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of CorneliusBunker
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

CorneliusBunker, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of mttdls
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

mttdls, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of Momar42
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Momar42, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of gabeuop79
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

gabeuop79, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of AlexChillton
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

AlexChillton, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of Sammy
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

Sammy, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of Davepoolesque
4/5  rDev +1%

Davepoolesque, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of ryanpj
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

ryanpj, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of julian89
3.88/5  rDev -2%
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.

julian89, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +1%

MarkyMOD, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of janizzle
1/5  rDev -74.7%

janizzle, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of BeerTruck
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

BeerTruck, Aug 04, 2012
19 from Mikkeller ApS
89 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.