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Hop Burn Double Imperial Pale Ale - Mikkeller ApS

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Hop Burn Double Imperial Pale AleHop Burn Double Imperial Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
90
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71 Ratings
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | 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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Vlaminck

California

2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

10-07-2013 02:29:21 | More by Vlaminck
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Nathanbolin

New York

3/5  rDev -25.7%

05-09-2014 05:41:49 | More by Nathanbolin
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Beerlover

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -25.7%

04-23-2014 05:03:33 | More by Beerlover
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Rasolante1

Indiana

3.23/5  rDev -20%

A: Copper in color with little head and lacing.

S: Alcohol is very strong up front. Sweet fruit, citrus, and strawberry notes are evident after getting through the alcohol aroma.

T: Very bitter hop bite, unbalanced, and one dimensional.

M: Thin despite the lower carbonation. Very astringent from all of the hops.

O: I was looking forward to this beer but it fell short of my expectations. Perhaps it would be better fresh...

03-10-2012 03:02:39 | More by Rasolante1
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

02-11-2013 00:02:31 | More by ejimhof
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

03-26-2012 00:23:11 | More by Zaphog
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Jeffrey2310

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

08-21-2013 21:24:06 | More by Jeffrey2310
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Nightrain87

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

03-13-2012 05:55:59 | More by Nightrain87
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Grinnerman

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

03-03-2012 22:04:54 | More by Grinnerman
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C2H5

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

04-07-2012 17:58:48 | More by C2H5
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cjdoerr

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

02-08-2012 22:20:08 | More by cjdoerr
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.53/5  rDev -12.6%

A:single finger head with lots of lacing and good retention on a golden with slight amber hue clear body.

S: very sweet citrus mostly, cinnamon notes. A little boozy.

T: Very piney with almost a barleywine like note. The booze are fairly strong with this one. Spicey notes.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation. Oily.

Overall: A little too sour and sharp for my tastes. The booze eclipse the hops somewhat. A good try but not memorable for the genre.

03-01-2012 06:35:02 | More by kylehay2004
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yamar68

Minnesota

3.63/5  rDev -10.1%

Pours a big hazy tangerine with a massive off-white head. Nice lacing and beading. Pretty much everything about this is reminiscent of a Hopslam in my mind - big balanced pine and citrus, subdued booze undertones, with an exceedingly bitter afterbite. The beers drinks as easy as it can given the style. A tasty beer but, given the price, this is likely a one-time purchase.

04-01-2012 22:53:14 | More by yamar68
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beergoot

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev -8.9%

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...

05-23-2013 00:00:48 | More by beergoot
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ckollias

Maryland

3.74/5  rDev -7.4%

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

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

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

08-09-2012 21:06:04 | More by Slipmthgoose
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ObiWanKushnobi

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

09-13-2012 01:42:06 | More by ObiWanKushnobi
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popery

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

The beer pours orange tinged with gold and topped by a mass of off-white bubbles. The head sticks around for quite awhile, coating the glass with pretty lace as I drink.

The aroma is all hops. Big on grapefruit rind with a bit of pine. There's also some lemon and pineapple in the mix. Touches of spice around the edges. It's aggressive but not terribly complex.

Sweet, sugary malt up front. Citric hop flavors show up soon after. A little pepper. Dries out towards the close. The finish lingers, hoppy and bitter. Booze is fairly well-hidden beneath the bitterness.

Medium carbonation. Light to medium body. Slightly harsh with alcohol and bitterness. Some hop oiliness.

It's a nice enough DIPA, but I expected a bit more from Mikkeller. This one just doesn't pull me in. It takes a lot to stand out from the pack in this style, and this beer isn't particularly notable for me. It drinks smaller than its abv, and I probably would have guessed the abv to be ~8%, but that doesn't really add points to its score.

03-06-2012 06:53:01 | More by popery
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tripledbrew

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

04-03-2012 03:53:35 | More by tripledbrew
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Ilafan

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-24-2014 02:48:33 | More by Ilafan
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cwguy5

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev -5.9%

poured from bottle into Stone IPA stemware

A - hazy golden-brown color with a fat, two-finger, dirty tan head that settled to a thick, foamy cap; tons of sticky lacing on glass; some sediment left in bottle

S - lemony citrus with a touch of pepper in background; some honey, pollen

T - this hit me in two distinct stages; the first stage has moderate tropical flavor of pineapple and peach; the next stage ratcheted up the intensity with more resiny hops and a strong bittering finish that practically coats the entire mouth; some solvent alcohol towards the finish

M - light-medium body with moderate, but active, fine carbonation; LONG bitter finish that lasts quite a while

O - not something that i would want to drink again but i don't like the over-the-top hoppy beers; high alcohol and palette killing bitterness make it a sipper

02-20-2012 02:39:12 | More by cwguy5
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Rizalini

Nevada

3.8/5  rDev -5.9%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my Stone goblet.

A - Pours a hazy gold with a fluffy off-white head. Really great lacing as the head slowly fades.

S - Very citrusey. Lemon zest and grapefruit.

T/M - The cirtus carries over into the taste, as well as a little alcohol heat. Nice carmel malt backbone. Just a slight bitter aftertaste. Medium mouth feel, bordering on syrupy.

O - I have been disappointed before by import IPAs before. This one didn't totally disappoint. The hop character isn't as bold as I would prefer my DIPAs to be, but it's better than expected. My only complaint really, is the alcohol is very present in this one. Besides that, nice job. Cheers

08-04-2012 23:04:51 | More by Rizalini
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.85/5  rDev -4.7%

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 ($$$).

11-07-2012 13:37:09 | More by DrinkSlurm
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Humulus85

Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev -2.7%

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!

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

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1%

01-26-2012 18:09:34 | More by Britton
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Hop Burn Double Imperial Pale Ale from Mikkeller ApS
90 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.