Hop Burn Double Imperial Pale Ale - Mikkeller ApS
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4.38/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Quick note: I don't know if I'm drinking Hop Burn or Hop Burn High. From some quick research, the labels for both appear the same, as do the ABVs. My label matches the one on this BA listing, but it also matches the one on many external reviews of the "Hop Burn High".
Hey! DIPAs from breweries outside of the United States have always been a no win proposition: Bizarre recipes, travel time (freshness issues), proper storage concerns, price... but I decided to pick one of these up at my local Whole Foods and give it a try since BrewDog's Hardcore IPA made me quite happy a week ago. Hop Burn is even better than that. The price tag for American buyers is a bit rough, but the beer pours a beautiful glowing mellow gold, smells of pungent hops, tastes of pungent hops with a lovely whipped cream note... might lose a point in the taste because of a bit of an aspirin bite on the finish. But this is a beer that I'd like to see more readily available in the U.S - I'd buy it in six- or four-packs all the time if a brewery here put it out. Bravo, Mikkeller!
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2012 02:35:03 | More by mfunk9786
4.5/5 rDev +11.1%
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
Hop Burn Double Imperial Pale Ale from Mikkeller ApS
90 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.