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Nugget Single Hop IPA | Mikkeller ApS

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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
Reviews:
131
Ratings:
196
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
11.49%
 
 
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Reviews: 131 | Ratings: 196
Photo of sholland119
3.23/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-Pours a cloudy orange amber with a thick coating of white head and a little sticky lacing.

S-Some surprisingly mild hop notes and some biscuit malt.

T-Very mild, frankly disappointingly mild, hop notes some biscuit malt and not much else.

M-Medium bodied and a bit dry.

D-Disappointingly bland. The weakest of the three Single Hop IPAs I have had.

HV

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Photo of emsroth
3.19/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

App: huge head that lasts forever. Dark amber.

Smell: strong berry hop aroma with a slight astringency.

Taste: slight berry like the nose. Strong evergreen resin flavor-more complex than just pine. Strong bitterness. Minimal malt flavor, but I'm in this for the hop experience.

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Photo of mynie
3.11/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Nice pour, big voluminous head.

Lightly stale malt--tangy with overripe fruit, fairly pleasant--backed up by recognizable nugget hops. I can pick out nugget, usually, because of its distinct spiciness. And while that good in the sense that it makes me feel like a supersmart beer person, it's a little unfortunate here because it don't do the greatest job backing up the imperfect malt.

Tastes like it smells... nothing off, an okay balance, but the hops really need to be a bit more aggressive to back up the so-so malt profile.

We learn a lesson here, kids: don't single-hop an IPA with nugget. Even super fresh, this wouldn't have been all that great.

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Photo of bigteachey
3.08/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is not a bad beer by any stretch, it's simply nowhere near as good as the other single hops. I hesistate to say that is the fault of the Nugget hop. This poured surprisingly dark, and that combined with the yeast layer at the bottom makes me wonder if this bad boy was enjoyed past it's prime. Either way, this beer is pretty much what i'm gonna call "definition of average" ...still essential if you are working youre way through all 19 hops (and soon i will be reviewing my own bottle of 19)

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Photo of hopdog
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

11.2oz bottle.

Poured a medium and slightly hazy amber color with a huge sized off white head. Nice lacing left on the glass. Aromas of some citrus (like a stale rind that was left outside for a few days) and stale hops. Tastes of the same citrus, stale hops, and earthy.

Not my favorite of the single hop series.

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Photo of bigfnjoe
2.94/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

A- pours a dark orange with a very puffy, three finger slightly offwhite head. Head sticks around for awhile. Lacing is off the charts. Impressive looking IPA

S- faint fruity hop aroma. Really not a lot going on here

T- uh, yeah. Getting some faint citrus, and really not much else. Must have some age on it, because this one is not powerfully hoppy at all

M- slightly syrupy...not overly thick though

O- if only it were fresher...if the hops weren't so faded, I could see this being a winner. But yeah, the trip across the ocean and then sitting on a store shelf with a 6.99 price tag for god knows how long must have killed everything going on here

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Nugget Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
3.83 out of 5 based on 196 ratings.
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