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Apollo Single Hop IPA - Mikkeller ApS

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Apollo Single Hop IPAApollo Single Hop IPA

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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 9.44%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 01-31-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of carbedtostyle
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured with a tall, rocky, light brown head. Highly carbonated and effervescent. Half way through the beer and there is still a never ending quarter inch head.

Minimal aroma. Toffee/ caramel/ toast with a little orange, flowers, and pine.

I'm not a hop head, but I enjoy a firm bitterness. This hop is assertive and pleasant. Fruity and floral - pineapple, orange, herbs, and a little onion/ garlic/ pine edge. There's some sort of rye or bourbon and coffee/ roast flavor, too.

For a high alpha, single hop beer, the malt, carbonation, hop flavors, and ABV are very well balanced. This is a complex beer that leaves a great hop aftertaste behind making me want to drink more. I'd happily buy 6 packs of this beer if it wasn't 6$ per bottle!

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.92/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a darker shade of amber with a a long lasting head. The smell is pine, citrus, malty and, caramel. Taste gives toffee, caramel, Its malt. Citrus,grapefruit, and pine resin. A lightly bitter finish. Crisp and easy to drink with Medium carbination.

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours deep amber with a large, lasting head.
Nose shows caramel, pine and resinous hops. Also some nutty notes.
Similar flavours; caramel, sweet bready malt and nutty notes with heavy resinous pine following. Finishes with a bold bitterness.
Could use more carbonation.

Photo of TheBeerCarl
3.05/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Dark Brown-orange opaque and hazy body. The beer pours with a yellowish-white head, tiny bubbles and decent head retention. Should be less hazy with better retention.

S: Extremely faint nose with some discernible caramel and citrus notes.

F: Sweet caramel maltiness hits the palette first with some nice citrus, earthy and floral notes that follow. Fairly complex for a single hop beer.

M: The beer rolls on the palette with medium body and a carbonation that compliments the hoppy character

Overall this is a well done IPA but Mikkeller needs to improve the aroma on their Single Hops.

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a mostly clear amber with a huge, pillowy off-white head.

S: Aromas of biscuits, caramel, lime, lemon, herbs, and navel orange are fleeting on the nose.

T: Notes of minerals, biscuits, caramel, lime, grass, lemon, pepper, white onion, and navel orange wash across the palate. The finish is earthy and bitter with intense citrus notes.

M: Medium in body and oddly slick compared to the other single hops from Mikkeller. Carbonation is decidedly firm.

O: For me, Apollo hops have always delivered a muddy rush of sharp bitterness and this is exactly what this ale does. Don't expect the flavors to separate for any length of time. It's just a bitter, hoppy ale that places an emphasis on earthy and fruity notes. It's decent enough, but lacks depth. I doubt I'll ever come back to this one.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.14/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle purchased at Happy Harry's Grand Forks, South. Undated. Poured into a nonic at ~4C. They had no clue how old it was either.

Pours a rich amber / copper with a huge dense white head, almost as though this had come off nitro. Huge amounts of lacing (more like a head paste) coming down the glass. Perhaps the best head I have ever seen on a beer. Malty nose, with hints of pepper. Body has a hint of cherry candy but is mainly malt driven with caramel malts adding sweetness. Bitterness is there, but not as biting as I would hope for an IPA. Meh. I bought this to "test" apollo hops for home brewing, but it told me nothing about them. No hop profile whatsoever remaining in the beer. Old? I assume so, but how should I know with an undated bottle.

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3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear light amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high light beige head that has very good retention properties and consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light to moderately strong aromas of orange citrus in the nose along with notes of pine resin.
T: The taste has initial flavors of orange citrus hops along with notes of caramel matls. Notes of pine resin hops are also noticeable through the finish. There is a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is an interesting beer to try because Apollo hops are normally used for bittering and lend subtle amounts of hops to the smell and taste.

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3.05/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

330ml bottle from Beer Cartel, poured into a Mikkeller tulip.

Usual Mikkeller single hop colour of orange-amber with an off-white head of foam. Great foam retention and wavy lacing.

Smell is earthy with a touch of pineapple really helping this get by through sweetening it up. A little dank pine in the background as well.

Taste is earthy and like the smell relies, this time, on even fainter pineapple to help it along.

Mouthfeel is typical of the series, gritty, decent bodied and heavy at times. Not a tonne of bitterness with this...more oily to start with and some mid-bitterness and a heavier finish.

Possibly the most dull of the series. Wouldn't recommend. I do like the pineapple from the hop variety, but this needs a lot more.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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Apollo Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
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