Cascade Single Hop IPA | Mikkeller ApS

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Cascade Single Hop IPACascade Single Hop IPA
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Cascade Single Hop IPACascade Single Hop IPA

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Mikkeller ApS

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

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Photo of beerdrifter
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at an awesome beer store outside Ghent, Dranken Geers. Hazy light copper-orange pour with a huge, foamy off white head and great lacing. The nose is somewhat subdued and average. Spicy and citrusy, but not nearly as big as the others in this series. Lots of earthy pine and citrus in the taste, but the sweet caramel malt backbone is much more prevalent here compared with the other single hop IPA's. I'm tasting bitter orange peel with hints of pineapple. Nice crisp, dry, bitter finish. Definitely improves as it warms. I found the other single hops I've had so far much more drinkable. A decent offering, but for sure my least favorite in the series thus far.

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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 brn9000
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of korguy123
3.23/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

New label release into tulip. No date.

A- Hazy muddied copper pour. Two finger eggshell head that lingers momentarily. Lacing just sheets and holds on for life.

S- Sweet malts with a spicy presence that melds with the alcohol. Floral with a touch of citrus.

T- Pine and floral add to the sweet malts. Very one dimensional. Booze is not as noticible as some of the others from the series.

M- Medium to thin bodied. Slight carbonation with a touch of alcohol warmth. Sticky on the lips.

O- Good beer, slightly bland. In all honestly all the ones I've had from the series have tasted the same, or VERY similar.

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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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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of billshmeinke
3.99/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Trying this side bye side against Warrior Single Hop.

Pours a golden orange color. Two finger rocky head that dies down to a nice layer of foam on top. Does not retain quite as well as Warrior. Lots of lacing left behind.

Smells of some spice (peppery), a slight orange/pineapple hop scent.

Tastes of slightly of orange, pineapple, bitter resin, a peppery spiciness and an interesting dank flavor. Big daddy IPA definitely uses Cascade hops.

Mouthfeel is medium and well carbonated. A bit dry. Nice hard hop bite at the end.

Decent drinkability, but intentionally one dimensional in flavor making me want to move on.

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Photo of ToasterChef
4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a chilled bottle into my Uprising chalice at Novare Res. It has an opaque, dark orange appearance. There is a thin white head. There is no visible carbonation, but it is a dark beer, so any rising bubbles may be hidden from view. The aroma is surprising. I can smell sweet malts and some fruity hops. They work very well together. It has a crisp, dry bitter flavor. It's very hoppy! It starts out bitter, then bitter flavors return anew in the finish. Not surprisingly, there is a bitter aftertaste as well. It actually tastes slightly creamy at first. It has a world class level of flavor. It has a lighter medium body. It's hard to tell if the tickle I feel on my tongue is due to the carbonation or the bitter hops. It feels good either way. I find it to be very drinkable for a bitter beer. I wouldn't want an entire 4/6 pack, but I could easily finish this bottle. With just these 12 ounces, I won't get tired of the bitter hops.

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Beerenauslese
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy amber with a good head and good retention, leaves clouds/chunks of lacing.

Big aromas of malt and floral hops.

Taste is malty with a floral, fruity hoppiness typical of Cascade hops.

Body is medium with good level of carbonation, giving this a creamy mouthfeel.

A very drinkable brew showcasing the Cascade hops variety. Have yet to compare with other hop varieties in the Mikkeller series, but this is very well done and at 6.9% ABV, very drinkable.

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of Gushue3
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into Hill Farmstead Tulip.

A 2 finger head with time big time retention forms above a nice orange body. Sticky foamy lacing is left around the glass

S Sweet caramel malt with citrus and a tiny pine note.

T Hefty malt backbone carries through to the end. Some piney hops with muted citrus. Hops have faded but still there and the balance is nice. Fruity, sweet finish that turns to bitter and lingers

M Medium mouthfeel with a medium to lower carbonation. Feels pretty creamy and nice

O good stuff. Scent and taste has died a bit but still tasty stuff.

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Photo of StlHopHead77
3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours out a slightly hazy bronze/orange with 3 fingers of egg shell white foam that showed great retention and copious,chunky lacing.

S-Very floral with notes of rose and rosemary,light jammy citrus,pale malts and a slight note of candi sugar.

T-Moderate grapefruit,light pine,earthy herbal/grassy hops with a touch of hop sweetness.

M-Light/medium bodied with kind of a singular note.Not the most complex with moderate bitterness.

O-Slightly above average.

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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 WYVYRN527
3.2/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Another new arrival I couldn't resist trying... The beer pours a hazy orange with a thick, white head that takes a few minutes to settle. Lacing is good, but dries and crusts almost the entire glass exposed. The smell is grassy and floral, with some astringency as well. Flavors are nearly the same as the smell, only more apparent. It begins slightly sweet and malty at first, but it's soon masked with hops. Piney, floral, and has slight hints of citrus. The mouthfeel is ok, being a medium bodied brew. As much as I love this hop varietal, and other beers by Mikkeller, this one just didn't quite do it for me.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Murchmac
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From notes: Im reviewing mostly for the points now.

Big white foamy head, beautiful dark amber/brownish very carbonated

sweet, some malts

Malt at first very bitter hops, citrus, resinous.

Reminds me of the pacific northwest A little expensive for what it is. I like the idea of the single hop brews, but this one was just ok. Dont spend your money on it.

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Photo of timtim
4.35/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i don't know... maybe this is a beer that has inconsistancies from bottle to bottle or maybe beer distributor to beer distributor because mine is really looking and smelling wonderful. love the beer 101 series. muddy, murky, burnt-orange with an off white head that really holds and leaves webby lace all over. very nice. nose is like smelling a tagerine flavored grapefruit in a pine forest all on top of some rather caramelly, biscuity malt. looks like with the exception of the hops, all the other ingredients are the same, but this one seems to exhibit more caramel and less bread/biscuit. taste is damn good actually too, and even though the hops play the main stage for sure, there is definitely a lot going on behind them, and not only do we get a lesson in hop varietal, we get a good feel of what role the malt and yeast play as well. plus, it all retain a tiny bit of balance. good one mikkeller. very bitter finish that leaves the taste of grass and grapefruit on the palate for a while. tons of fun. stop hating. these guys make great beer.

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Photo of ohtheguilt
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.27/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 Oz bottle poured into pint glass side by side with the warrior version. Very similar huge frothy heads from a vigorous pour with long retention. Sticky, soapy lacing on both, maybe a bit more lacing on the cascade. Aroma is of juicy citrus and plenty of sweet malts. Taste is quite smooth with nice bitterness and a decent sweetness for balance. Little bit of spiciness and some unique flavor. I expected more of a pine/grapefruit bite from this hop but what the he'll do I know? Great ipa.

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Photo of sammo
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of bluesplit63
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of philipquarles
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

11.2oz bottle. Pours a hazy dark amber with a decently-sized taupe head. Grapefruity, citric hops with some resinous character as well. Malt is nearly completely masked. Tastes quite bitter, with a stony/mineral character. Less citric and more piney flavors. Full bodied and well carbonated. Clearly well crafted, but cascade hops are apparently not my thing. Tried to rate it taking that into account.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of LukeK
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Cascade Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 244 ratings