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Hop Burn High - Mikkeller ApS

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88
very good

123 Ratings
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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle at Blue Monk. Cloudy grapefruit coloured body, with a good amount of head and lace. Hoppy aroma. Grapefruit and orange citrus taste. Big IBU but not a palate eraser, though a big astringent. Not bad as a double IPA, though not overly complex. Good drinkability.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Hop Burn Hi thanks to tb 69 for sharing this -enjoyed from a shaker chilled.

The color is hazy golden with an amber shade and thick foamy 3 finger cap with average bead. the lace sticks very well. The look is almost oily in the glass. The smell is very floral with some apricot and mild tangerine notes with a pronounced caramel malt odor. There is a slight hint of alcohol in the aroma, but pretty fragrant from hop oils. The feel is the least pleasant part of this, not bad, just a little too focused on bitter with a masking quality from sweet malt which is sticky and even though it finishes slightly warm is not all that harsh in the finish, just a mix of sweet and bitter.

The taste has a light grapefruit and mild tinge of spice with leafy hops giving a more earthy than citrus flavor although both are present. The caramel malt adds a sweetness to cushion some of the bitterness which is plentiful yet there is a light fruitiness from the yeast that adds to the hoppy citrus tanginess. I liked this pretty well although more than 1 may not be wise. I think it is a good beer for what it is however it is not the best Imperial Ipa since I prefer a little less sweetness and less bitterness with more focus on hop flavor.

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Pours a two finger light cream head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Barely hazy amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Grapefruit hop nose and flavor is grapefruit hops and caramel that are balanced, higher ABV is hidden, lingering bitter aftertaste. Very similar to a Double IPA (label has imperial pale lager). $4.99 for a 330ml bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.

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3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle.

Pours a hazy golden amber with a huge white head that hangs around the top as a thick cap for the duration and leaves excellent lacing.

Aroma is aggressively hoppy with a combination of white grapefruit, pineapple and pine resin. There is a sweet maltiness that emerges after the initial blast of hops.

The taste doesn't quite live up to the aroma, at least in terms of the juicy citrus, which is lacking in the taste. The bitterness takes on a more abrasive, boozy feel in the taste with the citrus being more subtle. Little bit of caramel malts in the background.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied and pretty sticky on the palate with soft carbonation.

This one started out great with look and even smell but I don't think the taste is well integrated enough for this to be considered great. Tasty but not one I'll revisit.

Hop Burn High from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.