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Hop Burn Low - Mikkeller ApS

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87
very good

91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  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 DIPA "Hop Burn High".

(Beer added by: bark on 01-07-2012)
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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

10% imperial pale lager that pours a slightly hazed orange gold color. The aroma is of fresh citrus zest, green tea, apricot and honey. The flavor has more of the intense orange citrus note, substantial bready malt, but bitter. Alcohol is well hidden for a 10% imperial pils, but it's still there. Hop flavor is plentiful with semi tropical notes and some herbal elements. Full bodied, carbonated lager that is damn smooth. Another winner from Mikkeller, solid hoppy strong lager.

Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -16%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

Photo of Razonulzer
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.12/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of NightINgale
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

330ml bottle poured into a globe-shaped snifter glass.

A - Pours a cloudy orange body with a frothy though not very dense head.

S - Citrus notes, caramel, honey and some floral notes. My bottle is not super fresh, but the hoppy aroma is still there.

T - Starts hoppy right away, with juicy grapefruit, peach and lemon notes. The malty side is less apparent though still there: bread, honey, caramel. The finish is indeed lagerish, with dry bread notes and lemon zest. I like how the heavy hop bitterness is dwarfed by the aromatic side, and how the sweetness is balanced very well.

M - This is dangerously drinkable. At 10% ABV this barely tastes like 7-8%. The carbonation level is moderate, the mouthfeel is almost creamy; the bitterness is very strong yet does not linger for too long.

O - I have never had a bad beer from Mikkeller, but I have had some overrated ones. This beer is by no means overrated; in fact, I dare say this is way better than some reviewers make it sound like. Great drinkable IIPA brewed with lager yeast.

Photo of Josh012012
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of HoppyBastard2
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of nickbman
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of MikeCactusGordon
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Mattias
3.25/5  rDev -16%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle poured into a tulip glass. A cloudy yellow amber color with a reasonable amount of dingy white head and a rather sweet and rich aroma, concentrated pale malts and candied citrus/tropical fruits, orange, papaya, and peach with honey-like and brown sugar overtones and something else a bit more funky, almost like yeasty vitamin tablet. Does feature a power hop flavor that to my reckoning keeps up with that found in Hop Burn High, if anything the lemon, orange, red berry, salad green and camphorous spice flavors are even cleaner here despite the malts contributing ample sweetness. Rather boozy and here and there I get a solvent-like blast, although this does not overly detract from a lingering citrus peel (lime) and spicy hop finish. I do find myself enjoying the aroma more than the flavor per se. Rather thick bodied and carbonation is right where it needs to be, cutting the sweetness to some extent and lifting up the hops. I rather enjoyed this Hop Burn duo. Bold, spicy, rich, boozy beers well worth experiencing at least once.

Photo of errantnight
3.28/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

This was probably a very good to excellent beer 6-9 months ago. Now, it's a touch flabby and starting to show its age through papery oxidative notes. The underlying base beer seems clean, firmly bitter with an emphasis on pine and grapefruit hop character. Still looks beautiful, a faint hint of amber in a golden hued brew with a nice finger of head and moderate lacing.

If I could get fresh, I'd drink again.

NOTE: this beer is in no way a pilsner. It's an IPA brewed with lager yeast, and has more in common with those. It is not an imperialized pilsner.

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A 330ml bottle with a BB of July 2019 (rather long for such a hoppy brew). Acquired a while back from the Brewdog webshop. The label calls it a double imperial pale lager, and the image is different from that pictured in the listing.

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A rich, hazy orange-amber hue with fine sediment and medium carbonation. Produces a huge head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding to a patchy surface layer. Slight lacing. Aroma of overwhelming hop notes: pine, weed, grapefruit, citrus, white fruits, grass/hay and spice. These are underpinned by sweet malt and subtle earthy yeast, with a hint of warming booze in the background.

Tastes of exceptionally intense aromatic hops with a powerful bitter finish. Notes of pine resin, dank weed, grapefruit, orange peel, citrus, vague white fruits, grass/hay, peppery spice, sweet malt, earthy yeast and stewed hops. Well-attenuated, with a lingering hint of alcohol in the background. A robustly resinous bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with pleasant carbonation and good, creamy body. Hop oils tantalise the tastebuds and persist long after. Pretty astringent, followed by an aftertaste of spicy aromatic hops, leafy bitterness and sweet malt.

A veritable hop tsunami that does a number on your senses. Looks great, while the aroma offers a fantastic smorgasbord of hop notes backed up by malt. The flavour is equally intense but with a leafy, vegetal edge to the bitterness that detracts a little from the experience. Lovely body. A memorable brew, but not one I'd want to drink every day. It made me realise that it is possible to overdo the hops. Nonetheless, an impressive lager that is worth sampling if you really love lupulus.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of trentbent
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First Mikkeller for me. I was never sure which one to buy and always sure I couldn't afford any of them. But I'm glad I finally found one I couldn't resist by description. The bottle I have is different than the label in the picture here, it has a green label with a paper cut-out looking picture of a hop nugget in a fry pan.

A- orange cloudy peachy. S- orange, peach, cream. T- malty, creamy, lemon, aggressive, orange (but not blatant orange). M- again, creamy, aggressive, the alcohol burn at the back of the tongue and then a hop presence leftover on the tongue. O-I'm really glad I finally got a Mikkeller. I was thinking of getting a coffee IPA the other day but I couldn't part with my precious $16. I recommend this one. It's a bit of a mess but one can't stop drinking it for how rewarding it is with flavors galore.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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Hop Burn Low from Mikkeller ApS
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