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Hop Burn Double Imperial Pale Ale - Mikkeller ApS

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very good

72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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5/5  rDev +24.1%

captainbearcat, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of Jamison85
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Jamison85, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of WastingFreetime
4.23/5  rDev +5%

Reviewed from session notes.

Pours out a hazy golden orange color with two fingers of rather stable foamy head on top that leaves behind medium amounts of lacing on the glass.
Smells mostly like pink lemonade because of all the citrus peel and floral character turned up to eleven on the nose, with some minor green leafy hopping appearing as the glass warms.
Tastes of caramel, pine, and grapefruit in good balance with plenty of oranges, lemons, and limes in about equal measures with each other. Slightly sweeter than a typical west coast American IPA for a reference point, but that's OK because it really helps the juicy citrus elements to 'pop'. ABV is well hidden, finish is an extended caramel and resin duet fading out nicely for a long while.
Texturally, it has a somewhat less 'full' body than most IPAs but that never becomes a problem. Soft carbonation keeps things creamy but not quite as crisp as I would have liked in some swallows...but this is a minor nitpick.

WastingFreetime, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of Dizzy242
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Dizzy242, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of yamar68
3.63/5  rDev -9.9%

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.

yamar68, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of Nightrain87
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Nightrain87, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of AlexChillton
4/5  rDev -0.7%

AlexChillton, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of JohnnyMc
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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.

JohnnyMc, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of Jeffrey2310
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Jeffrey2310, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of larryarms847
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

larryarms847, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of tripledbrew
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

tripledbrew, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of sammo
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

sammo, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of bluesplit63
5/5  rDev +24.1%

bluesplit63, Jul 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

DRTBrewster, Dec 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

C2H5, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of Andy_Luft
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Andy_Luft, Jul 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Jslay013, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of Tyecko
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Tyecko, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of leodarko
4/5  rDev -0.7%

leodarko, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of YobroitsJoe
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

YobroitsJoe, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of cwguy5
3.8/5  rDev -5.7%

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

cwguy5, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of ObiWanKushnobi
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

ObiWanKushnobi, Sep 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

VinsanityDiesel, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of Vlaminck
2.75/5  rDev -31.8%

Vlaminck, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of Rizalini
3.8/5  rDev -5.7%

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

Rizalini, Aug 04, 2012
Hop Burn Double Imperial Pale Ale from Mikkeller ApS
89 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.