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Amarillo Single Hop IPA | Mikkeller ApS

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Amarillo Single Hop IPAAmarillo Single Hop IPA

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij.

Added by OskarL on 01-08-2010

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Photo of Beerenauslese
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Working my way through the single hop series.

The base is a hazy copperish amber. Pours with a big foamy head that has good retention and lots of sticky lacing.

The nose on this is citrusy and fruity, with notes of grapefruit and orange over hay notes and just a slight sign of fruity sugar sweetness.

This tastes of sweet pink grapefruit and tangerine notes, and to a lesser extent, some strawberry fruit. It is hoppy, but not overblown in IBUs. The hop flavors have a remarkably stable presentation over the entire palate. The fruity acidity is delightful and is nicely balanced by the malts, a good marriage in this case. The long finish has just a slight bitterness.

Body is medium and the carbonation is on the fizzy side, giving this a refreshing and cleansing mouthfeel.

This beer provides a good presentation of the qualities of the Amarillo hop and is a nice drinking beer to boot. I could drink several of these without tiring. The fruit character is really delightful and remains delightful throughout the tasting experience, which is pretty unusual.

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Photo of RileyRowan
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz poured into pint glass cap date: 4/11/11
enjoyed on 5/10/10

A: Copper glow, modest carbonation, clearer than the tomahawk single hop. 3 finger head, amazing chunky retension.

S: resiny/citrus aroma.

T: Smooth bitter taste, a bit lighter and less harsh than the tomahawk (whose harshness I fully enjoyed), and a bit lighter in body.

M: a little light, and a lot of tingly carbonation.

D: would do 2-3 easily

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Photo of Gavage
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: hazy orange in color with a one finger head lasts a bit. Thick lace paints the glass during the session.

Smell: caramel, spiciness, and some floral tones create a pleasant aroma.

Taste: caramel, some ripe apple sweetness, bits of citrus rind and pepper, and a floral bitterness create a wonderfully balanced beer.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp throughout with some mild dryness late. Aftertaste is relatively short lived as the hops leave the longest impression.

Drinkability: this was extremely easy to consume, and the flavor profile keeps you very interested.

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Photo of avalon07
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a cloudy consistency. There was a huge amount of creamy, long-lasting head and excellent lacing.

S: A big aroma of hops, with a tinge of citrus.

T: Hops, hops and more hops. Very bitter, but has a nice taste of citrus and malt to help balance it out.

M: A highly carbonated beer with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

D: Another extremely drinkable, extremely well made beer from Mikkeller.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I appreciated HombreWing for not only sharing this, but 9 of the other single hop Mikkeller bottles. Poured chilled into a tumbler from the 12oz

A medium amber color with good clarity and thick off white cap, the smell is very citrusy w/ a moderate floral accent. The feel is slightly sweet with moderate acidity and moderately high carbonation. The flavor of this single hop is very juicy and much like tangerine in the way the acidity presents itself. I really enjoyed this and felt it was very drinkable and a well made IPA.

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Photo of isaiahcutright
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Hazy golden amber, light tan 3 finger head. Nice and creamy foam beautiful lacing.

S: Citrus, grapefruit, hops nice aroma mostly hop driven.

T: Citrus grapefruit/clementines super citrusy clean hop taste, a nice clean bitterness, great balance between aroma, flavor and bitterness, with a neutral malt base. Clean finish. Lots of clementine on the end.

M: Clean neutral yeast, great balance, dry finish leaving me wanting more.

Overall: a rock solid brew it show cases a popular hop, and makes it shine. A great beer, hop simplicity at its best.

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Photo of FadetoBock
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of artoolemomo
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of supermeniscus
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of JavierGC
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerAndBourbon
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Tried each individually and and now comparing Simcoe, Amarillo, and Chinook Single Hop IPAs.

A. This one does not want to stay in the glass. Pours a deep copper color with an off-white very creamy head - the head on this one stayed long after that one either of the other beers. Not only was the head large on the pour, but it left huge rings of residual lacing with a huge head throughout the session.

S. Sweet caramel backbone with a citrus hop aroma - orange peel with grapefruit and a little bit of lemon. Next to the Chinook, some peppery flavors come out in the nose and the taste.

T. A light zesty hop flavor - not nearly as bold as the Simcoe (at first). As I reached the end of the glass, the bitter taste on swallow became more pronounced.

M. Medium bodied with a good level of carbonation. This beers envelop your tongue for just the right amount of time - not overwhelming, but full flavored.

D. I actually liked this one better without the interaction with the other beers. The aromas aren't as interesting as the Simcoe and Chinook - probably because I never really got the interesting fruit flavors out of this. That said, I still think this is supremely drinkable. The price, however, is quite prohibitory.

My only regret is that my local beer store didn't have more of this to compare. As a home brewer, I really appreciate the opportunity to taste the individual profiles (without having to brew individually hopped beers myself).

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Photo of bum732
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy burnt orange, huge creamy head with great lacing. Smells of floral hops, some citrus. Tastes of sweet pilsner malt with some caramel as well. Hops comes through in the bitterness lending floral and some piney notes. Fairly pronounced bitterness leads to a fairly dry finish. Nice crisp mouthfeel.

A solid beer, really showcases the amarillo hop. I'm definitely going to try the other single hop beers of theirs.

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Photo of XicanoBeerRun
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grabbed a bottle at Davis Beer Shoppe and brought back to San Anto. Worth the haul.

The single Amarillo hops allows you to get a sense of what other beers utilize which hops. I would like to try others in the series.

Golden and Cloudy.

Great hops aroma.

Taste good.

Drink it.

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Photo of GbVDave
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a Mikkeller tulip.

Cap dated 04/11/11

A: Pours a wonderfully hazy dirty peach color, with a towering, manilla-envelope colored head that's pretty spingy and spongey and features incredible retention. Extreme amounts of lace webbing left behind, as well.

S: First whiff is a big snoot-full of (surprise, surprise!) Amarillo hops. Very earthy and herbal. Some hints of tropical fruit, toasty malt, and dried wild flowers, too.

T: Excellent peppery/spicy/herbal Amarillo hops. Also noticed a nice mix of toasted malt, spicy pine, orange rind, fresh cut grass, and tropical fruit.

M: Quite full bodied and extremely sticky. The mega-dose of Amarillo leaves a pleasant spicy/peppery burn plastered to every square inch of the inside of my mouth. Nice toasted malt dryness in the finish.

D: This hos varietal is one of my favorites and I love what Mikkeller has done with it. Good show, Mikkel!

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Photo of juju7
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Good fun these single hop brews.Very piney, resinous witha touch of grapefruit hanging around. Huge pillowy head and perfect lacing. Quite intense bitterness reinforced by a slightly overcarbonated body. Long, yummy, lingering finish. This is some good beer.

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Photo of ToasterChef
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from my notes. Served as a part of a flight of three Mikkeller single hop IPAs. The beer is bright orange in color. It has a big foam head that slowly settled to a thin foamy layer. Its a translucent liquid, but I think I can make out some rising carbonation. The aroma was a little disappointing, mainly because it was not very strong. I could pick out some grassy notes, but that was it. The taste was much more impressive. It starts with some mild hops up front and builds to a bitter finish. There is also some flavors that remind me of crackers. The taste isn't as extreme as some of the other single hop IPAs Mikkeller has produced, but this one is still great. To me, it tastes like a fine example of a hoppy pale ale. The body is of medium consistency. There is a small coat left after each swallow that is slightly sweet. This beer is more drinkable than some of the others in the series, probably because it's flavor isn't as intense. It's too bad this one wasn't available in six packs, for I would buy it all the time.

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Photo of wordemupg
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into tulip 21/2/12

A very hazy dark brownish orange with a large darker side of cream colored head has great retention the foam just sits there, fairly distinct rings of lace pretty far down the glass and the foam eventually falls to an island leaving lace deep down the glass

S lots of pine and a mild floral aspect, citric rind and a little caramel

T just a little spicy on the finish but other then that the taste mimics the smell pretty well without as much pine

M leaves a little behind in your mouth, slight bite to it, creamy from the bubbles medium bodied for the color

O no mention of the booze anywhere above should say something for a 6.9% IPA, solid brew for sure

I have a history of liking Amarillo hops and this beer is no different, I like the piney nose and the beer in general

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Amarillo Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 229 ratings
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