Magnum Single Hop IPA | Mikkeller ApS

Magnum Single Hop IPAMagnum Single Hop IPA
50 Ratings
Magnum Single Hop IPAMagnum Single Hop IPA

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by gford217 on 06-14-2011

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2.9/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Murky brown similar to ice tea with little head. The smell was pugnant not sure how to describe it. The taste was actually decent, very different than anything I've tried. Not the worst I've had but this is more like a home brew.

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark copper body, mild haze, half inch of tan head. Earthy, malty, herbal, grassy aroma. Malt forward. Ok flavor, but certainly not fresh. Please put a date on beers meant to be consumed fresh.

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3.13/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

full disclosure here, these beers were made a long time ago, and i obsessively sought the whole series, but they werent all around, and time kept going by, and now that i have had most all of them, i still find myself excited to see a dusty one i have never had, knowing full well its an ipa made three or even four years ago now. id like to still complete the series, not all of these have been made again i dont think, so i went into this knowing it was nothing like it was when it was first brewed. not one to cellar haha, but that goes without saying i should hope. very hazy, but a lot less of the fishfood than has been in others past their prime. a slightly acetic nose, and a tang in the taste. the hops flavor for the most part is gone, but there is a pleasant woody bitterness to it that i quite like. more than anything, it tastes like oxidation and stale malt, not what you are looking for in an educational ipa designed to highlight nuance. that said, its a glimpse into what this probably was, which is an excellent ipa with a cool hop, likely more bitter than others. i still like the yeast from these beers, and hoppy mikkeller stuff more generally, and its still here in this one. probably the beers best feature at this point. if you see any beers from this series before keith shore started doing the artwork, you probably should avoid it, unless you are an obsessive mikkeller man like myself. others would appreciate this far less than i did at this point...

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.35/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the House of Brews, Jensen. Served in a pint glass.

Appearance - Hazy deep orange. Big off white head. Thick collar and a few islands.

Smell - Apple-y and earthy. Weird hop profile. Strong toasty and deep caramelcaramelalt.

Taste - Again with the apples. Earthy and fruity. Slightly tangy. Toasty malt. Bitter.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, pushing medium heavy. Dry and a little musty.

Overall - Weird hop, but surprisingly enjoyable. Took me a while to get used to it.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

There are way too many of these beers. No, that's a lie. I actually love that every time I see a display filled with them there are still entries in the series I've not tried. This is the standard 330ml bottle, purchased from Slowbeer in Melbourne.

Pours a slightly hazy deep orange, with reddish hints when held to the light. Head forms a solid froth of off-white, but settles out the a ring with some pocked islands of foam across the top. fine body and powdery carbonation when tilted. Looks pretty decent.

Nose is soft with a bleary hoppiness that gives off a slight vegetative sweetness mingled with a surprising dose of maltiness—more malt indeed than I've noticed in some of the others in the series. The aroma is very smooth, giving a slight sweet herb character with some floral overtones. Despite this, it doesn't actually release much in the way of sharp resin or oil. It's decent though.

Taste is similar: soft bitterness only, giving herbal, almost noble overtones and a faint organic buzz on the tongue. That classic Mikkeller nuttiness comes through (I'm yet to have a beer in this series that I haven't noticed the nut character in), along with a slightly abbreviated hop bitterness towards the back of the palate. Finish empties out pretty quickly, leaving behind just a slight froth from the carbonation. Hmm.

Overall, this is decent enough, but I think definitely one of the weakest I've had, if not the weakest: it's just very generic in its flavours, and I don't feel like I'm now well acquainted with Magnum either. A space-filler in the series and no more for me.

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3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Another in a long line of IPAs from the Mikkeller people, someone's dissertation or something from De Proef. The title of the dissertation "How to sell mediocre IPAs to the world: a study in single hop additions in the generation of unpalatable beers"

Served in a snifter at Churchkey in DC. Beer is reddish and clear with a tiny, monolayed white head that leaves a little bit of lacing on the glass but is lowly carbonated.

Aroma of the beer is earthy and mildly hoppy, NICE HOPS!!! Lots of malt and some alcohol still.

Beer is medium in body and finishes with a mild dryness and moderate bitterness. The midpalate of the beer is piny and strong with hop flavor and alcohol. Interesting. I liked this one more than most but it wasn't my favorite. I may have even mistaken this for an actual IPA in a blind taste test.

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3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy amber with a thick, fluffy off-white head.

S: Aromas of caramel, biscuits, orange, lemon, and lime zest are present on the nose.

T: Notes of caramel, biscuits, grass, orange, lemon, lime zest, and grapefruit rind wash across the palate. The finish is extremely bitter with grass, lime zest, and grapefruit rind flavors.

M: Medium-bodied and relatively dry, but not as much so as some of the other beers in this series. Carbonation is relatively gentle.

O: This is a pretty decent, but also pretty crude, IPA. Magnum hops tend to be all about the bitterness, and it shows in this beer. This is the first brew I've had that uses Magnum hops exclusively, and I'm beginning to suspect that there is a reason for this. Compared to the other IPAs in this series, the flavors were a bit muddy, but if you're a fan of extremely bitter IPAs like I am, then this is forgivable.

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Photo of GFM
3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

All of the single hop offerings by Mikkeller have the same basic look, feel and flavor profile, with only slight variations in tone and taste. Like this one, pours a somewhat dark and cloudy amber shade with moderate head. For a modest ABV (just under 7), the smell is surprisingly boozy. Not a bitter hop bomb; sweetness and malt backbone are very evident. As I said, hard to distinguish among the beers in this series. All solid and a nice IPA alternative to the citrusy or bitter West Coast offerings. (8.0)

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