Mt. Hood Single Hop IPA | Mikkeller ApS

Mt. Hood Single Hop IPAMt. Hood Single Hop IPA
45 Ratings
Mt. Hood Single Hop IPAMt. Hood Single Hop IPA

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-17-2011

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Ratings: 45 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of bluesplit63
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of dhbiker0889
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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 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 RblWthACoz
3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Back to the standard boring crap that this single hopped IPA series seems to be. A jumbled mess of shit that doesn't stand out in any interesting way. This is getting boring and old. I'm ready to be done with these beers and move on to something else.

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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 Beerenauslese
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The body and appearance is like the others in the single hop series. Good head, no different from the rest in the series.

Smells fruity and sweet with notes of tangerine and caramel. Rather bright.

Tastes of tangerine, caramel, and some light spice. Taste is the same throughout, pretty bright and clean though subtle. I am getting a mineral soda water taste to this.

Light in body. Fizzy on the tongue, like soda water. There's a bit of hop numbness on the tongue.

These Mount Hood hops have a low complexity, with some orange elements (as does Hallertau from whence this is derived). A lightly aromatic hop that is pretty clean tasting, but kind of dull on its own.

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Photo of quilty
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of mrfrancis
3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear amber with a puffy, creamy white head.

S: Gentle aromas of pine, caramel, and citrus are present on the nose. Nice, if rather restrained.

T: Notes of pine, grass, caramel, biscuits, lemon zest, grapefruit, pomelo, orange, and sage. The finish is grassy and herbal, though rather short.

M: Medium bodied and firm, but gently carbonated. This ale does not seem as dry as some of the others in this series. Thinner than I would prefer.

O: This is probably the weakest of Mikkeller's single hop experiments that I've tried to this point. The hops just don't provide a very clear, crisp flavor profile, and the mouthfeel is much too thin for my liking. I'm glad I tried it, and would certainly not pass it up if it were offered to me, but I doubt I'll be buying this one again.

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Photo of Reagan1984
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

OK, back on the single hop kick for a few more. Cap is stamped 8321103 (whatever that means)
Shocking that it looks like all the other beers in the series. Whipped egg white head that is also off white in color. Good retention, lots of sudsy lace. Clear amber color with orange notes.

Aroma is strikingly sweet. Lots of fruit in the middle.. some grape? Berry? And a whiff of alcohol at the very end.

Berry notes again in the flavor. Lots of fruit. OK so my theory here is that this grape flavor is the same I get in some of the lagers/pilsners at times. In reading about Mt. Hood they mentioned that it’s similar to Hallertau which I believe is often used in those styles of beers. Perhaps that flavor is from the hop.. Still fairly sweet here.

Medium body, prickly carbonation. The opposite of slick here. Light grit or powder on the tongue.

Interesting, certainly not my perfect interpretation of an IPA.

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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 trixdout
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - more of a reddish amber than the brownish amber of the super galena. The head dissipated much quicker, but left the same thin layer of head with some big soap like bubbles. I see lines of carbonation coming to the top.

Aroma - the hops are much less present in this one as the IBU would signify. i get a citrusy hope though and a malty beginning which gives a sorta sweet pleasant greeting to those hops.

Taste - there is a sweetness at first that leads way into a somewhat inconsistent, not long lasting, faint hop flavor, citrusy hops at that. Nothing to explosive nor bitter or crazy.

Mouthfeel - Carbonation reminds me of sparkling mineral water. with flavor to it. dry finish with an oily feeling.

Overall - not exciting, but i can taste the hops (not alot). like i mentioned previously, almost like a flavored mineral water brew. Kinda expensive for a price of $5 12oz

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Photo of jsh420
3.4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

pours very cloudy and full of sediment burnt orange with a 1 finger fizzy head that left no lacing

smells of very fruity hops and sweet sugary malts

tastes of sugar plums with a good amount of bitter hop bite

mouthfeel is light medium body with low but ample carbonation

overall - i think i hear the who playing somewhere in the distance or csi miami is on - overpriced beer that fails to deliver in taste

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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 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 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 glid02
3.46/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the Brick Store.

Pours a hazy copper color with a slightly off-white head that leaves decent lacing.

Smells of grainy pale malts with mild amounts of earthy hops and a slight nuttiness.

Tastes very similar to how it smells. Moderately dry pale malt flavors up front are joined quickly by earthy and slightly leafy hops. Midway through a light nutty flavor comes into play, fading out into a moderately bitter ending. Mouthfeel is good, with solid carbonation.

Overall this beer was another tough one to rate due to the hop used but it had more going for it than some others in the series. As with all of them, it’s worth a shot for education’s sake.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.06/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another single hopped "IPA" with 33 IBUs, awesome. Way to make an IPA Mikkeller. Go read a homebrew book if you are confused what an IPA is suppose to taste like. Putting hops in a beer does not make it an IPA.

Beer is red to orange and clear with a tiny white head of small bubbles, some lacing on the glass, carbonation is low, very low.

Aroma is mild, very malty, candy like almost, sweet, alcohol, oh that a hop. Fortunately I can detect 1 part per billion in aroma and yep, there is 1 hop per billion malt aroma units in this beer. A little citrus.

Beer is medium in body and super super sweet with only the faintest of hops present anywhere. I should have brought a truffle pig with me since their sense of smell and taste are so elevated. The midpalate is a little grassy / earthy and the finish is mildly bitter. I won't have this again.

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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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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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Mt. Hood Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
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