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Hop Burn High - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
88
very good

118 Ratings
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Ratings: 118
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | 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:
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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4/5  rDev +2%

HoppyBastard2, Sep 10, 2014
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3.49/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an orange colour, cloudy. Head is whispy, white, specks of lace. Not bad.

Smells hoppy, somewhat salty. Resinous, woody, touch of peach. Some sweetness, touch of savoury. OK.

Taste is pleasant. Sticky caramel notes with pineapple, peach and a touch of pine resin. Pink pepper on back, wood resin some cloves even. Pleasant enough, but fairly generic with the hop complexity and not much else.

Bit of a dry feel, quite warm, but smooth texture.

Not bad, drinks OK for the strength.

laituegonflable, Aug 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Mattias, Jul 31, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle (cute label) poured into a tulip glass. A dark orange-bronze hue with the typical Mikkeller rich and creamy beige head, and an assertive aroma of bitter, spicy hop oils and resins, fresh cut grass, citrus preserves, grape juice, and rather sweet doughy malts. On the palate these malts taste much like those found in an imperial pilsener (which makes sense given the Hop Burn Hi and Hop Burn Lo "dyad" concept being delivered here), notably doughy and grainy but with some co-occurring caramel/toffee and molasses notes. The hops are all over the map in terms of flavor specifics but pungent and forceful across the board. Nectarine, lemon, pomegranate, currant, unripe pear, bitter salad green, and tangerine are discernible but only if one is willing to plumb past the overall massive sharp spice onslaught. This really does heat up the mouth a little, presumably due to the sheer volume of oils and resins present, although interestingly enough the beer comes off less bitter than the massive IBU rating might suggest: The malts are sweet and there is some noticeable yeasty character as well. Still, its pretty darn bitter. Rather thick of body and low in carbonation, with a finish that includes some sour fruit and spice flavors along with a ton of green weedy bitterness. Its a heady, flavorsome, and interesting ride, this. The expected citrus and tropical flavors were decidedly downplayed in favor of a more homogenized weedy, peppercorn-like, piney spiciness. Mikkeller does not seem to do an IPA or DIPA that truly showcases the hops at the expense of the malts ... The latter always manage to keep up. This is OK by me. Here, however, on this occasion, the hops really do provide some burn.

CalgaryFMC, May 18, 2014
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jzlyo, Apr 30, 2014
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Hop Burn High from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.