19 - Mikkeller ApS
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4.08/5 rDev +3%
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.
12-06-2012 07:12:00 | More by danieelol
3.95/5 rDev -0.3%
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.
10-23-2012 05:17:55 | More by ToddT
4.03/5 rDev +1.8%
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.
10-16-2012 01:04:17 | More by CrazyDavros
3.78/5 rDev -4.5%
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?"
10-10-2012 02:35:52 | More by mscudder
3.95/5 rDev -0.3%
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.
09-14-2012 00:32:01 | More by Momar42
3.73/5 rDev -5.8%
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.
09-04-2012 12:29:25 | More by Sammy
3.88/5 rDev -2%
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.
08-06-2012 16:50:51 | More by julian89
19 from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.