Warrior Single Hop IPA | Mikkeller ApS

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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.

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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-13-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
232
Reviews:
155
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
12.77%
 
 
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3
Gots:
7
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0
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of mynie
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Probably a wee bit stale. You may call me unobjective for reviewing a beer past its prime, but I can just as easily call you naive for expecting timely reviews for a un-dated, imported beer that costs 6 bucks per 11.2 oz bottle. If Mikkeller wants fresh reviews, they should either charge less or put a best by date on their bottles.

Coming down off my sad little soapbox, this is still a very nicely done IPA, even in spite of the fact that the malt nodes are, well, a little aged. The age results in a prickliness of the yeast which bounces well against the citrusy dry warrior hops. Malt is subdued, but still provides a decent little balance.

Tastes like--well, shit, Mikkeller might have anticipated my little protest review, because it seems like age has actually blunted the IBUs and made this a neat little beer. I thought I picked out recognizable warrior nodes in the aroma, but there's absolutely none in the flavor. Here, the hops are a generic sort of bitter, but they work pretty gard darn well against the prickly yeast and overripe fruit esters in the malt.

So, lesson learned. If you're going to make a medium-strong IPA that you plan on leaving undrank for a long while, Warrior is a good hop to use.

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5/5  rDev +33%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.9 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. Dark Yellow to orange with some good clarity. Off white colored head that erupts after a hard pour then provides excellent lacing.

Smell is pretty good. Hop presence a little strong here than a few other of Mikkeller's Single Hop beers. Herbal, floral, and slight citrus and pine. Pretty good and clean smelling.

Taste is good, on par with the smell, but malt backbone a little more here. Clean bitter citrus zest, primarily orange and tangerine here, pretty earthy too. Sweetness from the malts toasty and a little bready, sweet, good.

For how earthy it tastes I find the mouthfeel pretty clean. Has a good carbonation level medium bodied with a strong bitter finish. A good solid beer, another good single hop series beer.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.28/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Mexi Q, Astoria, alongside the Centennial version.

Pours darker than most IPAs, brownish, hazy with a delectable looking half-finger, ever-so-sticky head. Smells rich and sweet with strong earthy, pine-y hop aromas wafting above the beer. Strong caramel-malt backbone gives the beer more character and complexity than a lot of actual America IPAs I've had, can't wait to try the rest of them.

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3.43/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Walter Payton shaker pint glass.

Trying to make my way through all of these now. Man, this is gonna take a while... This one pours a clear russet-amber topped by a finger of dirty off-white foam. The nose is sorta weak, yielding only some mild leafy greens and some muted caramel. The taste leads off with the caramel, much richer here, followed quickly by a bite of spicy dark greens, light cilantro, and a vague sense of light woodiness. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation, a decidedly creamy feel, and a somewhat dry finish. Overall, a pretty decent IPA, though it seems the hops have possibly begun to fade a bit (of course, as another reviewer said, Warrior isn't exactly a brewer's first choice for a potent aroma hop...). Still fairly enjoyable, though, if you ask me.

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3.43/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured in to Founder's tulip glass.

A - Medium amber, translucent, with one finger of bubbly off white head.

S -Pine, grassy notes and citrus. A somewhat light hop presence and and non-existent malt presence.

T - A sharp bitterness up front, as I expected form the warrior hops (but didn't detect in the nose) with some pine and light grassy and citrus notes. A very slight malt sweetness is evident in the background.

M - Medium body, light carbonation.

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3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Sort of a darker rust colored orange in color. Forms and enormous 2 plus inches of fine bubbled, off-white head that sticks around for quite a bit before eventually reducing to a thick, stable surface coating. Leaves lots of lacing on the way down.

S: Some caramel malts. Lots of earthy pine, some citrus and even a little floral essence.

T: Taste is rather earthy, with some pine resin. There is a mild malt base. However, the taste just seems to fall flat.

M: Medium bodied. Aggressive bitterness. Appropriate carbonation. Dry and mildly chalky.

O: A good beer and an enjoyable IPA. Maybe a little too one dimensional, but, considering this is a single hop beer, one can't be overly surprised.

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Warrior Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
3.76 out of 5 based on 232 ratings.
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