Nugget Single Hop IPA | Mikkeller ApS

Nugget Single Hop IPANugget Single Hop IPA
BA SCORE
3.82/5
196 Ratings
Nugget Single Hop IPANugget Single Hop IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Introduced in May 2009.

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

Added by bark on 05-07-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
131
Ratings:
196
pDev:
9.42%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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Photo of FrostBlast
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

330mL bottle

I never mention bitterness in my reviews, my bitterness taste buds are ridiculously under-sensitive.

APPEARANCE : Orange mahogany with a hint of a reddish hue. Generous head that falls down at an average speed, leaving a healthy dose of not-so-tough looking lacing. Doesn't disappear completely, settles into a thin layer on top of the beer. Pretty much what I expected from an American IPA.

SMELL : First nose is hops and malts, with the malt having the upper hand by a hair's breadth. There's something that reminds me of banana cake and spices. Barely any booze. Second nose made my eyebrows rise : herbs kind of came out of nowhere. Something almost like (???) vegetable broth? Probably from the nugget. Definite smell of cocoa/mocha. I'd be curious to know what malts they used. Third nose brings out the herbs even more, and some nutmeg can clearly be smelled. Still barely any booze.

TASTE : Lots of herbs as can be expected from the nugget hops. Also some candied orange. The malt is well balanced and supports the hops very nicely.

MOUTHFEEL : Just round enough for what this beer is trying to be. Nice length.

OVERALL : A very good beer worthy of Mikkeller, but not their best. I understand that they weren't trying to make the best beer out there but simply to provide beer-enthusiasts out there with a series of single-hop IPAs that were made the exact same way, except for the hop varieties. Just for this, I'll raise this beer's score to account for the whole series and what it accomplishes.

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Photo of ejimhof
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

this definitely isn't retired, as its in a different color bottle now and fresh on the shelves. it pours a little more red than I remember the others being, not sure how much the hops effect color, but its appreciably more amber in color. head is amazing and long lasting, cream color and frothy. the nose is similar to the centennial, although much less intense and woody, and as always, more yeasty than most American india pale ales. the taste of the nugget hop is tame in comparison to some of the bigger C varieties, but its profile is similarly piney and grassy, lower in acidity and oil content, and maybe with just a hint of tangerine sweetness. finish is bitter and yeasty. feel is brightly carbonated, thicker and richer in body than some of the others, and a joy to drink really. I can conclude from this that the nugget hop is quite versatile but maybe little less pungent and distinct as some over the other hop varieties mikkeller has used in this series.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle poured into tulip 11/13/12 from notes

A brownish amber, quite dark for the style, large well retained tan head that ends up as an eraser top island leaving a few thick rings and some chunks of lace

S herbal tea and Vitamin C chewable's mix with caramel and spruce with some citrus rind, I also pick up on some yeast I think I can pick Proef yeast out of a line-up after all the Mikkellers I've had from this brewery

T has a woody earthy going on I didn't quite find on the nose, more rind and less chewable tablets that for one reason or another I kinda like, I think I prefer the nose

M has a bitter bite and leaves a little grit behind, slightly creamy from the bubbles and a herbal rind finish lingers for a while, no complaints in this department

O much like most of the single hops from this series its missing just a little something, good beer but not the best I've had

I like single hopped brews because it gives me the chance to explore the hops on their own. Not by any means the best IPA's out there but I'm always excited when another one comes my way.

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of BigBry
3.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

One of the IPA selections on-tap at Beer Revolution.
Slightly hazy, amber colored beer, arrived with a short and tight white head. Decent retention and nice looking lace stings. Nice hoppy smell, aroma is slightly citric and earthy.
Earthy, floral hops taste. Just a slight malt sweetness, but the hops are the hilight.
Mouthfeel is slightly dry, with a bitter finish.
Good drinkability, full flavored.
Overall, I need to try this series side-by-side so I can pick out the differences in the hop profiles.
Paired very well with our spicy chicken 'Hot Wing' pizza.

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of biboergosum
3.41/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle. M. Mikkeller just keeps 'em coming, doesn't he?

This beer pours a densely cloudy, very dark bronzed amber hue, with two fat fingers of puffy, silken foamy ecru head, which leaves a decent coral reef paint job of lace around the glass as it slowly abates.

It smells of caramel/toffee malt, bitter pine and fresh grassy hops, a lemon polish herbal booziness, some mild yeasty, kind of cheesy funkiness, and further floral, earthy hops. The taste is pine needles, a touch of bitter lemon rind, bready caramel malt, an astringent green herbal character, and floral, kind of perfumed hops.

The bubbles are a tad frizzy, but even out well enough, the body medium-light in weight, and so-so in terms of overall smoothness. It finishes off-dry, the herbal piney notes still pressing their case against a solid, but kind of low-key maltiness.

So this is the Nugget hop, naked before my palate. I do like the distinctive floral, lemony notes, but they are just not as clean or crisp of that of the Sorachi Ace varietal (in this series, and others), as the whole affair comes off a bit too muddled, though still drinkable in its own right.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of AaronHomoya
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reddish amber color. Smallish head, but good retention. Tan color with large bubble size. Relatively little carbonation.

Caramel aroma, kind of a soapy, sour, grapefruit rind kind of hoppiness from the Nugget. A little citrus and floral notes as it warms. Flavor is very hop dominated, with some caramel and bread malt flavors in the back. Pretty dry finish. Not my favorite IPA, though I've liked some other Nugget dominated IPA's. Too sour. Mouthfeel is nice - not thin but not too heavy.

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Photo of s1ckboy
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of russpowell
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazed amber with 3 + fingers of tan colored head, Some floaties, great head retention & lacing, never really clears

S: Pineyness & grassyness

T: Leafy hops & pears, plus some breadyness up front, woody & piney hoppyness as well, Green appleskins mix with woody hops for assertive bitterness & slight fruittyness, slight grapefruit peel & a touch of aspirin as this warms. Finishes dry, woody, & fairly bitter, some orchard fruittyness helps blanace this out

Medium bodied, slight carbonation. Okay balance

Drinks fairly easy, but not a great AIPA, still glad I got to try it

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Nugget Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 196 ratings
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