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East Kent Golding Single Hop IPA | Mikkeller ApS

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East Kent Golding Single Hop IPAEast Kent Golding Single Hop IPA
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East Kent Golding Single Hop IPAEast Kent Golding Single Hop IPA

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by plaid75 on 03-17-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served this brown bottle in a Sam Adams glass. The cap was dated: 22/12/11. The body was hazy and deep apricot in color. The parchment paper head created a cap that stayed throughout.

The smell was fruity and bready.

The taste was bread with faded hops. Mildy spicy. Juicy citrus flavor but a drying finish.

The mouthfeel was medium to full bodied. Easy to drink, but a bit bland.

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

Yeah, yeah, yeah... I know... It's old. But it's been in my fridge for over 2 years (first batch).

A: Pours a deep honey amber with about a half finger of pure white head. It's a bit cloudy, but still looks solid. Not much lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is really mild. It bit of sweet malt, some actual honey, and a touch of lemon. It's nice, but everything is really muted.

T: There are some big bitters right up front, followed by some mellowing sweet malt, and the finish is pure citrus. It's way more bitter than I expected.

M: Medium bodied beer. The carbonation is still on point. It starts out bitter, mellows, and then finishes bitter. I get a bit of stinging characteristics that linger for a bit.

O: It's a solid brew, but it's not my favorite. It's gets a little less bitter as it warms. I'm kind of glad they cut this hops from the second round of the single hop series.

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

12 oz bottle was poured into a tulip.

Appearance: The beer poured a one finger head that has reduced and left nice and clumpy lacing on the glass. A nice orange amber color with good clarity and signs of carbonation coming up through the glass.

Smell: light citrus/grapefruit aroma, bready and carmel malts in the background too. Not much else going on.

Taste: Citrus flavor is more prevalent and the caramel and bready malts balance out things quite nicely. The citrus is very nice too.

Mouthfeel: smooth, medium bodied, medium carbonation, easy to drink, and very enjoyable.

Overall: The first of many single hops series from this brewery that I am trying. Very educational for drinkers to know what a particular hops will do to flavors and aromas of a beer. Will be having more of these in the future. Too bad I never see it anywhere on draft.

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

11.2 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. Hazy golden orange in color. Like I said, hazy, so you're not seeing much through it. The head is pretty frothy. A hard pour takes a couple of times due to the head erupting.

Smell is good, pretty standard for this brewery. Fruity and citrus hop. Clean and floral all good. Hints of toasteyness on some caramelized malts. Decent balance, I think it's gonna taste good.

Mikkeller hit another one on par. This one's really good. It's hoppy with minimal bitterness. Clean citrus and herbal hops present in the flavor. Decent balance here, but sways in favor of the hops.

Great mouthfeel and drinkability herre. If you wanna review this one you actually really gotta pace yourself. Light bodied with a clean feel, personally it surprised me with how hazy it is. Smooth with a soft clean bitter finish. A really good beer from Mikkeller, no surprise here, they know what they're doing.

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

Appearance Cloudy ochre brew empties a dark brown bottle, about half a finger of off-white creamy head with too little lacing to really mention it.

Smell A big bale of grass and hay, some aromatic hops and smidge of citrus fruits.

Taste There’s a remaining sweetness through out the taste, midway there’s a strong and present bitterness that stays with me until the aftertaste. There’s also dominating dryness towards the end. Flavors include almonds specifically, nuts in general and mazarin cake.

Mouthfeel Fleetingly medium bodied with a proper bitter tongue-bite, almost coarse, though this fades quickly. Like Mikkeller beer in general, it’s very smoothly carbonated.

My first acquaintance in the series was Simcoe, which in my mind is The Perfect IPA. East Kent Golding is a very tasty, much-better-than-your-average IPA but nowhere the star status of the Simcoe. Where Simcoe is a balanced symphony between malt, hops and bitterness, East Kent Golding is simply too full of alpha acids and tannin, yes too bitter.

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East Kent Golding Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 90 ratings
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