Mt. Hood Single Hop IPA | Mikkeller ApS

Mt. Hood Single Hop IPAMt. Hood Single Hop IPA
BA SCORE
48.9%
Liked This Beer
3.63 w/ 45 ratings
Mt. Hood Single Hop IPAMt. Hood 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-17-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,554
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
45
Liked:
22
Avg:
3.63/5
pDev:
7.99%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
1
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 45 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of cdizinno
4.35/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: Poured into a pint glass.

A: Orange amber color. Clear with a nice off-white head. Moderate lacing.

S: Nice citrus and mild pine/earthy tones.

T&M: Medium bodied. Well balanced. Very smooth and tasty. Orange and lemon citrus notes with a very mild bitterness from the hops.

This is much tastier than I expected after reading the 33 IBU rating.

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Photo of benfons
4.11/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Hazy orange colour, nice dense head.

S: orange, pineapple, hops, quite a bit of alcohol

T: peach, alcohol, some citrus and pineapple, hoppy, bitter finish

M: medium to thin body, low carbonation, dry but alcoholic

O: Probably my favourite among the Mikkeler single hops series I tried. Nice balance, undercarbonated.

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Photo of RockAZ
4/5  rDev +10.2%

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

my second from this series. pours see through golden in color with a small white head without a lot of retention. smells much more fruity than the cluster hop version. apples and peaches seem to be in the aroma, and again this has more malt balance than i expected. the flavor is similarly fruity, resinous and juicy, but not bitter really at all. i thoguht these beers might be more bitter, but they are very easy drinking beers. id like to have all 18 lined up in one go. feel is better in this one, more active carbonation and the same lighter medium body. overall a liked this a little better than the cluster, but both were nice brews. a little pricey close to 7 bucks per.

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Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of bluesplit63
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Durge
3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A clear muted amber color with lots of floating particulate, a good size snowy head and lots of fluffy lacing. The aroma strikes me like a hoppy bock or even a pilsner which seems logical for this hop. I pick up sweet rye and grassy skunk cabbage, malty edges. Interesting and likeable. The flavor says wheaty sweetness and more skunky malt with slight barleywine flavors. This is medium-light bodied with a smooth frothy feel that delivers a very drinkable IPA with interesting hop flavor. Simple but not an IPA flavor I’m used to.

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Photo of gford217
3.92/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle side by side with Columbus and Magnum versions.

Pours like the others but the retention is less impressive than the Magnum.

The aroma is not great but is different an the other two with a much sweeter candied fruit nose with hints of lemon grass. Biscuity malts as well.

The taste is more of the same with an interesting candied malt sweetness and dried oranges and pineapples. The sweet malts underpin everything and the finish is less bitter than the others.

The mouthfeel is consistent with the others, medium bodied with lots of carbonation which makes it seem a little lighter bodied.

I actually liked this one better than the Magnum, but a little less than the Columbus. Good stuff with a distinctive profile.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.86/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2 fl oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled date present. My fourth beer from the Mikkeller Single Hop series. I couldn't decide which one I wanted to try, so I went with the one with the lowest theoretical IBUs, which was this one with a low 33 theoretical IBUs. A hop variety that I am completely unfamiliar with, although I'm sure I've drank it before.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours just shy of three fingers of thick creamy tan head. Body color is a very dark burnt orange, borderline ruby colored body. This might be the darkest bodied out of the four I've had so far. Very nice head retention. Lots of dark yeast particles floating around. Wonderful fat sheets of lacing.

S - There is a bright lightly floral / pine hop note that jumped out at me initially, but otherwise it smells pretty similar to the others. Biscuit malts, light barrel character, caramel, vanilla. More bready than earthy though, in this case.

T - Taste is more of the same: light floral hoppiness, earthiness, caramel malt, vanilla, cream, wood character reminiscent of some barrel.

M - Feel is smooth and creamy, with light bittering earthiness lingering on the palate.

Overall, not my favorite version of the ones I've had, but the Mt. Hood hops do seem to pair well with the rest of this beer. Definitely a very tame variety of hop, that's for sure. Smooth, creamy, and highly drinkable. I look forward to trying the others.

Mikkeller Mt. Hood ---4/5.

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Photo of HopsAreDaMan
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

(Written 8/3/2015) Pours a nice, frothy light caramel-colored head, color is a hazy amber; aroma is strong and of caramel; medium sweetness, medium bitterness; medium body. Overall, I quite enjoyed this IPA style beer, especially as it was a bit heavier on the malts than other IPAs I have had.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear brownish amber with a decent eggshell-white head. Aroma is hoppy and woody with a subtle fruity undertone. Flavor is rather malty for an IPA, but still pleasing, with a strong hoppy and woody note and hints of pear, wood and caramel. Body is above average, with quite a bit of fizz. Definitely worthy of a try!

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Photo of Digimaika2
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

(4.0) A: Hazy deep copper colour that is quite beautiful with a creamy marshmallow-like head. Good retention and decent lacing.

(4.0) S: Wet pine, pineapple, tangerines, grapefruit, nutmeg, caramel, and a floral-herbal element. Emits an earthy and wet forest floor aroma that is musky and floral-herbal. Full aroma that has good diversity.

(3.75) T: Citrus rinds, pine, herbal qualities, nutty elements, spices, and a light caramel backbone. Smooth and nicely balanced with a taste that centres on citrus pith.

(3.5) M: Medium-lighter bodied with a moderate carbonation. Mildly oily with a clean and smooth mouthfeel. A bit light for the style.

(3.75) D: An enjoyable and delicious IPA. The single hop series by Mikkeller is a great idea and one that I’m finding educational (well as educational as drinking beer can get).

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Photo of patpbr
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Poured a deep orange with a strong head and some sediment floating around.
S - Sweet and dark fruit character
T - An earthy flavor with some character of the taste
M - Fuller body and without to much bitterness
O - Mt. Hood is not a hop i know much about, it helped but this one didn't amaze.

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Photo of thagr81us
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cap numbered 8321180! Served from bottle into Stone nonic. Poured yellow-orange with a one finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, citrus, citrus hop, lemon zest, slight earth, and slight litter box. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, earth, citrus hop, and fruit hop. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. Once again, the litter box made an appearance in the series... Also, it was not a big hit on my nose. Maybe I don't like cats? Maybe I think litter boxes shouldn't be in my beer? Who knows... At least the citrus notes were there to salvage it slightly. The flavor on this one was pretty nice though as the fruit and citrus notes made it quite easy to drink and pretty good. Definitely worth trying if you get the chance.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of civicm87
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of schaffer9252
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of avalon07
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a bright orange color and a hazy texture. There was a big, foamy, long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A sweet aroma of citrus, hops and a little malt.

T: Tasted of citrus (a little lemon), some hops (less than you'd think) and a bit of malt. Not a bad flavor, but certainly not the most dynamic. A little thin in spots.

M: An OK amount of carbonation with a somewhat slick and oily finish. Light-bodied.

O: This beer does have some problems, but in general it's a likable brew.

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Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of delgotit99
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of dhbiker0889
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Poupae
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle purchased from Leura Cellars. I don't recall ever being specifically aware of drinking Mt. Hood hops before, so this will be an interesting experience.

Pours much like the other Mikkeller single hop beers: slightly hazed deep golden, tending towards a copper or amber hue. Head is a vaguely yellowish off-white, and froths up a little more than usual, forming some large bubbles that fizzle out. The result is a very fine film of quite fine foam. Lacing is tiny but spread out across the entire glass. Looks good.

Nose is pleasant: these hops seem to give a rather sharp shredded pine timber aroma, undertoned with sweet mild fruits. I get some pineapple, green apple and a little cherry, believe it or not. Malt is (as always in these beers), subdued, but the sweetness lingering in the hops gives rise to some phantom caramel characters perhaps where they mingle and latch on to the very mild malt characters. It's nice stuff.

Taste is a lot more muted: a little disappointing in fact. Weak faint sweetness moves to a choppy mid-palate that suggests some pine, some silt and a husky grain character heading towards the back. Some fuzzy carbonation gives a frothy feel to the finish. Hmm.

The aroma of this one is nice: it really has some pleasant characters that stand out a little bit from some of the others in the series. But it doesn't really follow through on whatever promise this provides. As a result, it's a little disappointing as a whole package, although it's still a reasonably put together IPA—just like the rest.

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Photo of SLeffler27
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy, honey-gold on the brownish side with a slight head that leaves a fine lace coating.

The aroma is akin to sweet orchard fruit with nectarine and possibly apple.

Sweet, with light bitterness that comes out late and lingers into the finish. While there is some grapefruit here, it is more akin to fresh nectarine.

This is a full-bodied beer with some alcohol, a wooly texture, and cleansing carbonation.

Mt. Hood was enjoyed as part of a self-training exercise to distinguish between the varieties of hops but was a fine component to a meal.

Sampled from a Harp nonic alongside the Nugget Single Hop IPA.

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Photo of vandemonian
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this at ChurchKey where they had 10+ Mikkeller single hop IPAs. It was interesting to taste the characteristics of this hop without interference from other hop types. This hop had a nice spicy citrus flavour, but an awful chlorine aroma.

A: Orange color and 3 mm head that fades to good lacing. 4

S: This beer smells like a chlorinated pool. 2.5

T: The taste was spicy with a slight lemon flavour. Crisp. 4

M: Pretty thick and reasonably carbonated. 4

O: Bad smell; lovely flavour. 3.5

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Mt. Hood Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 48.9% out of 100 with 45 ratings
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