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Hop Burn High - Mikkeller ApS

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87
very good

100 Ratings
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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.28%


Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS visit their website
Denmark

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
The same malts and hops were also used for the imperial pilsner "Hop Burn Low".

(Beer added by: bark on 12-27-2011)
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Reviews by stimulus:
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stimulus

New Jersey

4.8/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Part of a six IPA tasting session. Listed as Double Imperial Pale Ale.
No freshness date, but I know this was released in February 2012.
Poured from a 330 mL bottle into a snifter.

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden with a 1/2 finger white head.
S: Lots of bright citrus, marmalade, and floral hops. Great aroma.
T: Taste follows the aroma pretty well, with a sweet malt backbone balancing out a high level of bitterness.
M: Crisp, light bodied, and well carbonated.
O: Definitely the best of the tasting. Balance is key here, as with the Hopzilla. Too bad it may only be a one time release, and since it is a single 11.2 oz bottle, it certainly is overpriced like most of Mikkeller's beers.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2012 14:54:21 | More by stimulus
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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 fl oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. The local beer store just got this in recently, and since I've already tried Mikkeller Hop Burn Low, I figured I would try this one out as well. Label is pretty much the same, only the oven notch is turned toward HI instead of LO this time around. "Double Imperial Pale Ale".

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours just over a finger of creamy khaki head. Body pours a light straw lemon color; burnt sienna orange in the glass with some brown highlights from all the dark chunky yeast sediment lurking in there. Some spotty lacing clinging to the glass. Looks pretty nice.

S - Smell is of creamy caramelized malt, fresh squeezed hop oils, grapefruits, tangerines, lemons, some creamy earthy wood character, maybe some hints of vanilla & shredded coconut, and some yeast presence. Typical Mikkeller. Nice.

T - Ahh yes, this is delicious, even for an IPA that is on the old side. Lots of sweet creamy caramel malts, toffee, vanilla. Hop bitterness is noticeable, but the candied sweetness takes over before the hops can strike you in full effect. Maybe a bit faded, but still delicious. Earthy wood character buried in there.

M - Feel is smooth, and creamy. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Some resinous hop bitterness and toffee malts hanging out on the palate.

Overall, another quite enjoyable beer from Mikkeller. I feel as if a lot of his IPA creations are eerily similar to one another, with a few slight deviations each time, but everytime I enjoy them. No actual "hop burn" or alcohol heat detectable, even with a powerful 10.00% abv. Definitely recommended if it is available to you.

Mikkeller Hop Burn High ---4/5.

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bigtime IBUs in an ipa that is good, but maybe not quite up to some of the others he makes. this one was just under 7 bucks for an 11.2oz. bottle. pours hazy pale yellow in color, straw shade, with a lively and patchy white whispy head. the nose is really hoppy, oily to the point where it almost smells more sweet than bitter, and as per usual mikkeller, quite yeasty for an ipa, like breakfast biscuits on the malt. flavor is all hops up front and in the back. piney and sappy up front, bitter and concentrated in the finish. in the middle is a very light grain presence, maybe some wheat in here, and a bright belgian yeast with lots of pep. excellent carbonation and a bigger than medium body, and there is indeed a hop burn to this. its almost caustic to smell aggressively, and just as intense to hold in the mouth for a few seconds before swallowing. not sure how this effect is achieved, but this beer is as advertised for sure. i thought it wasnt as balanced or drinkable as some of mikkellers other ipas, but like everything he makes, it was an experience.

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A - Hazy orange-copper color with a finger of frothy white head. Fades normal.

S - Grapefruit, orange, tropical, citrus, pine, grassy, and lightly spicy hops, sweet caramel and biscuit malts, lemon and orange zest, some booze.

T - Grapefruit, orange, citrus, pine, grassy, and lightly spicy malt, some resiny bitterness, sweet caramel and biscuit malts, lemon and orange zest, and some booze.

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Finally pulled the trigger on this spendy little 350 ml
Poured very slow , as not to disturb the chunks of floaters at the bottom of the bottle.

A ~ wonderful - this is how I like my beer to look - hazy muddled burnt orange.
Nice head that slowly regressed, leaving nice lacing
S ~ I could probably guess Mikeller, if blindfolded - just their signature aroma; sweet citrus, malty yeast, caramel & slight booze.
T ~ I don't know how they do it - this is another solid beer from Mikeller ( I just wish they could come down a little on $$$) Sweet orange hops with boozy malt back. Some resiny quality toward the finish.
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Hop Burn High from Mikkeller ApS
87 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.