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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured from 12 oz glass to saxo tulip glass

A:poured dark golden brown. slightly murky with a tan/khaki head about 2 fingers that lingered around for awhile

S: great stone fruit/caramalized pineapple/tropical citrus

T:fairly deep almost roasty malty hoppy. almost a pure cane sugar cola syrup after taste

M:good mouthfeel, thin enough to be easy, thick enough to hang around long enough to not overstay its welcome

O: good beer, would drink again for sure

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

At 6.9%abv., coming in a slim, long-neck 330ml brown bottle; BB 26/03/2015, served mildly chilled in a Hapkin’s branded short-stemmed tulip-shaped sniffer.

A: pours a murky, dark reddish amber colour, coming with a thick, dark beige cappuccino froth with very good retention, while the carbonation remains mild and sporadic.
S: overripe fruitiness manifests along with a thick body of mixed malts, with caramel, Munich and nutty malts in dominance, littered with some acidic sweetness from yeastiness and a faint touch of funk even. Given a very good swirl, resinous hops with a main theme of pine sprigs, earthy and also citric notes come to the fore, while the maltiness also presents a somewhat… “creamy” feature.
T: lightly effervescent, the flavour is full-bodied with crystal and pale malts in support of a light layer of spicy and piney hops, without lending any sweet influence; the aftertaste is earthy, tea-ish and burned nutty bitter, semi-raisin-like in aroma, and lightly chewy tannic, in a fashion almost as if roast malts are used in the boiling process, while a rather deep aroma as of toasted malts lingers in the very end alongside a light alc. warmth.
M&O: overall, the mouthfeel is refreshing and light against an unusually robust but not sweet malt backbone, resulting in an intriguing contrast on the palate. I can’t say I really like this version as the hop elements are far more pronounced in their bitter departments than in the aroma & flavour ones, but the thick body without too much sweetness really hooks my palate almost in the same way as a darker Premium Bitter could do. Worth trying for once at least, I think.

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Amarillo Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
3.93 out of 5 based on 227 ratings.
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