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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:
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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captainbearcat

Illinois

5/5  rDev +26.3%

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

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

10-22-2012 22:55:59 | More by MrRockstar
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CrazyDavros

Australia

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Georgia

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?"

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2012 02:35:52 | More by mscudder
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jlogan7

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

10-07-2012 15:55:09 | More by jlogan7
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CoryR

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

09-29-2012 17:59:16 | More by CoryR
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Beeradelphia

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

09-28-2012 18:52:33 | More by Beeradelphia
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CorneliusBunker

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

09-20-2012 03:12:33 | More by CorneliusBunker
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mttdls

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

09-20-2012 01:22:29 | More by mttdls
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Momar42

Maryland

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2012 00:32:01 | More by Momar42
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gabeuop79

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

09-13-2012 17:53:15 | More by gabeuop79
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AlexChillton

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

09-08-2012 06:55:41 | More by AlexChillton
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1%

08-25-2012 19:36:45 | More by Davepoolesque
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ryanpj

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

08-16-2012 03:58:42 | More by ryanpj
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julian89

Georgia

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1%

08-06-2012 04:14:43 | More by MarkyMOD
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janizzle

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -74.7%

08-06-2012 04:00:09 | More by janizzle
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BeerTruck

Portugal

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-04-2012 22:45:05 | More by BeerTruck
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Morningside

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-28-2012 21:37:13 | More by Morningside
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cyrusturbak

Montana

4/5  rDev +1%

07-26-2012 15:13:40 | More by cyrusturbak
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1%

07-24-2012 13:21:02 | More by lupercmda
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
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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aszatk01

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-15-2012 23:33:02 | More by aszatk01
19 from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.