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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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Photo of mfnmbvp
4/5  rDev +2%
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.

mfnmbvp, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +2%

ROGUE16, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +2%

jaydoc, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of EastBay_Nick
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

EastBay_Nick, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev +2%

mrfrancis, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of Paonz
4/5  rDev +2%

Paonz, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

spycow, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of embeevlos86
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

embeevlos86, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

SmellsofMahagony, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of Gobzilla
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Gobzilla, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of Hopbrizio
4/5  rDev +2%

Hopbrizio, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of popery
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

popery, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of IkeMan90
4/5  rDev +2%

IkeMan90, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

StonedTrippin, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of ngeunit1
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry, bitter, and warming finish.

D - Nice hoppy DIPA. Great hop profile and bitterness throughout.

ngeunit1, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

iL0VEbeer, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of lonewolfcry
4.31/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.
M ~ Medium to MH mouth-feel, very nice actually.
O ~ This is a very nice beer. I know this must've been sitting around for a while - I wonder if a little age might've actually helped this one, because it's fantastic.

I'm really starting to love Mikeller - haven't found one that I didn't enjoy (a lot).

lonewolfcry, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of anteater
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

anteater, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of stlunatic15
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

stlunatic15, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of MrRockstar
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

MrRockstar, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of dgilks
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy golden amber colour with a small, white head. Fair head retention.

Rich malt aroma backed up with a ton of citrus. This stuff is dank.

Malty sweet fading into a citrussy, slightly tropical hop flavour. Lots of bitterness. A big, hoppy beer. Possibly a little one-dimensional.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Quite smooth.

A lovely DIPA. Big malt and hop flavour.

dgilks, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of durlta
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

durlta, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of mattcrill
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Sticky caramel orange caramel sweetness. Esters are prominent and give it a boozy note.

Appearance: Cloudy amber pour with floaties and golden edging. A thick sudsy white batter-like head.

Flavor: Orange juice-like pithy hop notes up front. Background caramel sweetness. Balance is decidedly bitter. Finish is clean and dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, oily, medium carbonation. Slight alcohol burn.

Overall impression: A sipper to be savored. Had a liqueur-like quality to be savored in a snifter.

mattcrill, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of sendbeer
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

sendbeer, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of joemcgrath27
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at a Mikkeller tap takeover at the Beer Revolution in Calgary (from notes)
A - hazy golden orange, one finger of light tan head that looked fairly creamy and held it own, left solid lacing
S - floral and grassy with some grapefruit, with biscuit and brown sugar in the background with faint booziness
T - toffee and bread maltiness are quickly overtaken by hop flavours of grapefruit, fresh cut grass, and pine resin, ending with a sweet-heat boozy kick
M - leaning on the heavier side of medium, fairly creamy start with a resiny character, dry's out somewhat with the alcohol heat and hops
O - it a big beast for sure, somewhat surprised at the heartiness of it for a high octane DIPA, but it ends up being pretty well balanced for the style

joemcgrath27, Nov 30, 2012
Hop Burn High from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.