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Amarillo Single Hop IPA | Mikkeller ApS

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3.93/5
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229 Ratings
Amarillo Single Hop IPAAmarillo Single Hop IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,877
Reviews:
123
Ratings:
229
pDev:
9.92%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Like a mixture of an ipa and a red ale, this one has some red and darker than yellow colors to it. 3/4" white head. Some pine and fruit like apple and honey smells.

Taste was tough, Amarillo is a smell hop for the most part, not so much flavoring and bitterness. Dry, body light. Good stuff, but never gonna be a repeat at a very high price point. I mean, you could have this, or Pliny for the same price (and a 500ml bottle instead of 375 essentially).

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4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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09/25/13 From bottle at Rattle n Hum, NYC.

My only preconception here was that I'm not crazy about hops that don't know their place. They should be smelled but not tasted.

Not so in this instance. Perhaps it's due to the lack of competition on the tongue. From this I see exactly what Amarillo hops taste like especially when not competing for the spotlight.. Nice but once was enough.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into tulip glass. An orange-bronze amber color much like other Mikkeller single hops, with a large frothy honeycomb-like beige head. Aroma is equal parts citrus and tropical, mainly orange and caramelized pineapple, cantaloupe melon, vitamin C tablet or baby aspirin, and green forest floor detritus. Little overt malt aroma, which is unusual in these brews. Palate is similar, quite green, tart, and bitter, with a subtle toffee sweetness that is substantially less than other Mikkeller single hop IPAs. Grapefruit and orange pith, aspirin, melon and lime rinds, unripe stone fruit and faint pine dominate the proceedings, not much in the way of sweetness. Nice enough mouthfeel, semi-chewy body, makes the palate tingle with hop oils, and a crisp bitter finish with hints of gooseberry and more citrus pith. I must admit that this one is not a favorite, I'd prefer the hops to be fruitier and less caustically medicinal. Aroma does improve as one drinks, with more sweetness emerging and even a little nuttiness. These Mikkeller brews are indeed an interesting exercise in how the same malt backbone and fermentation regime can yield such different flavors as a function of the hop used.

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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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