Cascade Single Hop IPA | Mikkeller ApS

Cascade Single Hop IPACascade Single Hop IPA
BA SCORE
49.6%
Liked This Beer
Avg: 3.65 | Ratings: 244
Cascade Single Hop IPACascade Single Hop IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed at De Proef Brouwerij, Lochristi-Hijfte, Belgium. 1st batch 7.00%, 2nd batch 6.90% ABV.

Ingredients: Water, malts (pilsner, cara-crystal and munich), hops (cascade) and yeast.

Added by weeare138 on 04-07-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,436
Reviews:
167
Ratings:
244
Liked:
121
Avg:
3.65/5
pDev:
13.15%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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Photo of kitch
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 330ml can with a best before date of 8th November 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Appearance: A clear orangey dark amber colour with a one finger off white head that had good retention and left nice lacing.

Aroma: Grapefruit, grass, citrus tea and a hint of sweet caramel malt.

Taste: Orange juice, grapefruit, grass, pine, caramel malt and spicy peppery notes.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Second to Simcoe, but better than Citra and Mosaic. The malts overpowered the supposed showcased hops though, but it was still nice.

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Photo of Bruno74200
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is not a bad beer but it's a bit messy. Floral and a bit citrusy, the malt presence is nice but the beer is still out of balance.
I normally really Mikkeller beers but I'm really not impressed with the four ones I've had from the single hop series

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Photo of leitmotif
3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy dark golden color with off-white head. Aroma has earthy hops and cardboard. Taste follows with the cardboard and some generic hop bitterness, seems oxidized although it's from a can. Medium body and carbonation. Overall I am really disappointed by the new single hop canned series.

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Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.91/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

33 cl can purchased at Mikkeller & Friends Bottle Shop in Denmark. I haven't been a huge fan of the Mikkeller single hop series because they are so malty. It just didn't work for the Mosaic and Citra versions. But it works quite a bit better with the more piney, bitter hops such as Cascade. A bit like a classic West Coast IPA.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.24/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Something weird about how these single hop beers can be so varied in their color, I've never seen differing hops make the beer a different color. Dark amber color on this one, kinda weird to have something so dark for a single hop showcase.

Lots of bitter grapefruit aroma, old school Cascades in full effect. Where I thought there was gonna be excess malt on this one, the high bitterness cuts right through it, if not offering much in the way of flavor beyond that. Ample hopping on this one, carbonation on point. Ultimately, this beer costs almost as much for 12oz as you can get for 72 oz of SNPA, the real Cascade hop legend (although not a single hop beer).

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Photo of k3ve
4.12/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robear
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

My bottle was found in the back of my cellar and is somewhere between 3-4 years old. I drank a few of the single hop when they were around a year old and the age was not kind to them.

This was a different story. Poured off 4-5 ounces of clear red ale before a tiny bit of hop/yeast residue started pouring in.

The flavor is very tricky- definitely drinking like a sharp, stronger red ale. A ton of sweetness and very little hop character, but you do get some very subdued Cascade character. If you've got old ones from this series, give them a shot.

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Photo of bnes09
2.13/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

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

Photo of Eziel
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hellpop65
3.02/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of beersdmf17
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of BeerTruck
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%

Pours a cloudy orange-brown with a dense light tan head that leaves plenty of lace all down the glass. Also some floaties -- a fair amount of chunks in the glass.

The aroma is excellent, citrus and a little grassiness and some sweet malt.

The taste is surprisingly more complex than I was expecting. Some peppery spice, notes of orange juice and a little pine and grass as well. And there is a decent malt backbone as well throwing in a little caramel and toffee.

The mouthfeel is really nice, smooth and creamy and going down easy.

Overall, a quite refreshing and drinkable IPA.

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Photo of LukeK
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Beervana
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
4.06/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It is fascinating how such a ubiquitous hop can taste so different across beers as a function of the other parameters of brewing (malts, yeast, mash schedule, temperature, etc). This was not what I was expecting on the basis of many classic American pale ales and even other IPAs that feature Cascade prominently. 2nd batch bottle poured into an English pub glass. Pours a dark reddish honey/amber hue with ample beige head. The malt backbone on these Mikkeller single hop ales is quite hefty, with some dark Munich in there to add a lightly roasted sweetness. The malts come through to varying degrees across the beers (which is itself rather fascinating, unless maybe age is the main factor), and this exemplar is rather malty. Rich toffee and almost smoky molasses come across on both the nose and the palate, along with robust tangerine and grapefruit flesh/rind. If you ever have someone ask you how the heck one can taste tangerine in beer, direct them here. There is a decent dose of pine as well, faint chocolate and brown spice tea bag, and a rather chewy body coupled with fairly tame carbonation. I don't know. I dig the malts in these Mikkeller single hops, although they may yield pretty unique rather than "classic" hop flavor profiles, in combination with the yeast used. Cascade is rarely this much of a tangerine bomb and on this occasion the malts do not overshadow the star of the show (cf. Bravo). Sorry if this review reads like a brewing textbook. I will say that its a hoot to track down and compare these brews.

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Photo of thesarahfuller
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Inglewood
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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Cascade Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 49.6% out of 100 with 244 ratings
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