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Hop Burn Double Imperial Pale Ale - Mikkeller ApS

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89
very good

67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bark on 10-23-2011)
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JohnnyMc

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is my second beer to try from Mikkeller.

It pours a really thick and hazy orange and slightly reddish color with a little bit of white head.

The smell is very hoppy of course and it's followed by some strong mango, apricot and pineapple notes.

Taste wise is exactly like the smell; a lot of hops throughout, a nice amount of the fruits already mentioned and a bit of an alcohol burn that isn't masked unfortunately.

Overall, another great beer by this brewery and I want to try more.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2012 00:37:36 | More by JohnnyMc
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ckollias

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3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed this 12 oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a copper hue with a thin white head that quickly dissipates leaving a decent trail and semi wispy lace.

S: Sweet malty aroma – almost barely-wine like with a decent hoppy profile.

T: Strong alcoholic malty flavor – again reminding me of a barley wine, slightly hoppy – but more malt than hops.

M: Heavy body and medium carbonation

O: Decent brew – more balanced to the malt than hops

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2013 01:10:47 | More by ckollias
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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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Massachusetts

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beergoot

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3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured a cloudy amber-orange color with a very thick, chunky head; lots of particulates (yeast and/or hops?). Very malty, very caramel-like aroma interspersed with hints of orange and other citrus notes. Rich and smooth combo of chewy malts and pleasant hop bittering; underlying alcohol burn. Clean mouthfeel, medium bodied, dry finish.

Another blockbuster brew from northern Europe. Pretty nicely balanced yet still sporting a distinctive hop sharpness and bite. The high ABV blends nicely with the malt and hops. Want to try a hardcore, hoppy ale? This one will let you know what can be done with packing in the hops...I wouldn't consider this a truly standout example of big, hoppy beers, but it ain't no slouch, either...

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Jamison85

Indiana

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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into 10oz glass at Mugs in Brooklyn. Hazy golden almost turning slightly orange color with a finger of white head. Smell is piney grapefruit hops, but big malty nose. Taste is of serious hop - seems like a big IBU number here, but its almost muted by an aggressive malt bill. Very bready - almost Alt-like. Its a very easy drinker especially for the abv. Overall, this is a rollercoaster for me...looks ok, smells amazing, taste is ok, easy drinker...while its a good brew, I just dont think id ever get again ($$$).

Serving type: on-tap

11-07-2012 13:37:09 | More by DrinkSlurm
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leodarko

California

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ObiWanKushnobi

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Humulus85

Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From an 11.2 oz bottle into my tasting snifter. No bottling or freshness date.

Pours a hazed gold with a one finger egg shell white head. Very nice retention and lacing.

Smell is almost all hop. Hits all the major adjectives. Juicy, tropical, citrus, some pine, tons of resin. Bitter but some sweetness lies beneath. Some clean alcohol as well. Kinda intimidating.

Wow, much more mellow than the nose. Still intensely hoppy, with loads of melon and pine. Tons of hop resin. A low key but still apparent sweet malt backbone. Very bitter, and some evaporating alcohol.

Medium in body, but feels thicker with all the hop oils. Good amount of carbonation. There is a bit of a burn off the back of the tongue that I attribute to both the hops and the alcohol. Still surprisingly smooth and drinkable.

Overall this is an intense hop experience, but is in no way mind blowing. A very quality brew (as I've come to expect from Mikkeller) but somehow falls short of greatness (also something I've come to expect from Mikkeller). Reminds me of a Ruination with a bit more bite. If your a hop head give it a try, but don't expect to be blown away. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2012 23:07:37 | More by Humulus85
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beerenjoyer1

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Purchased at Peabody's Wine and Beer in Boone, NC. Thanks Benny!

A - Nice light to medium amber color with a thick foam(1/2"). The lacing is very nice also. The beer is not tottally clear but that is ok with me.

S - Not a big hoppy, citrus smell but some big beers are like that and again that is ok with me.

T - A very nice hop taste that builds throught the taste, which mixes with some citrus and pine nut flavor. The build continues past the taste and is very satisfying.

M - Good mouthfeel, it is heavier than alot of double I-IPA's that I have had in the past. This beer ranges in the medium-heavy category with its thickness in viscosity with great last to the mouthfeel, a real enjoyment.

O - I really like this beer. There are better and alot worse beers out there in this vategory but this one hits a high note for me with the color, lacing, flavor, build in the taste like a burn if you will. When I find this beer again I will buy it.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2012 20:36:39 | More by beerenjoyer1
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Hop Burn Double Imperial Pale Ale from Mikkeller ApS
89 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.