Sorachi Ace Single Hop IPA | Mikkeller ApS

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Sorachi Ace Single Hop IPASorachi Ace Single Hop IPA
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Sorachi Ace Single Hop IPASorachi Ace Single Hop IPA

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Dope on 06-14-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 142 |  Reviews: 59
Photo of bigfnjoe
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a perfect pint

A- pours a cloudy shade of amber with a crazy four finger offwhite head. The head is amazing. Lacing is awesome. Yep.

S- awesome smell of lemongrass coming strongly out of this one. Love it.

T- that spicy Mikkeller yeast is the dominating flavor. Finish is slightly sweet lemongrass. Not bad

M- bordering on syrupy, but it's not quite there. Thank god

O- I wish the yeast flavor wasn't so prominent, and I could taste more of the hops...seems like every Mikkeller single hop has the same base flavor

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives with a modest head capping the cloudy amber liquid; some nice streakage laces the glass

Smell: Brown sugar and lemongrass

Taste: Lemongrass leads off, with brown sugar underneath; the sweet malts linger, almost like a Bock, but there is plenty of pithy bitterness that balances out the sweeter flavors throughout

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I'm not so crazy about the malt flavor but I did enjoy the lemongrass imparted by the Sorachi Ace hops

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Photo of MSandahl23
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Avantyawn
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce pour on tap at Bar Great Harry, Brooklyn, into a Chimay Goblet.

A: Cloudy amber orange hazy, little to no head, might be due to keg

S: Sweet cotton candy , coconut, very clean, sweet, unusual smelling. Enticing , somewhat confusing, but pleasant.

T: Lemongrass, herbal, sweet cotton candy, very unusual and interesting tasting. I don't LOVE the way this tastes, yet I am thoroughly enjoying the experience.

M: Slightly syrupy, which I usually dislike in an IPA under 8 %, but it works, this drink has an almost desert-like quality to it, and the syrupy mouthfeel works.

O: Overall, an unforgettable beer experience. The beer tastes disciplined, purposeful, and intense. I wouldn't call this beer a masterpiece, yet I will always remember its unique single hop flavor. A great beer-nerd experience! I look forward to trying some others out in the series.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of cdizinno
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | 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: Very mild aromas. Some citrus, papaya or mango and mild pine.

T&M: Definitely some pepper, very mild. Hop bitterness. Great! Mild citrus and heavy pine. Medium bodied. Well balanced. Very smooth and tasty.

This is much tastier than I expected after an odd aroma. The 102 IBU rating gives it a great hop bitterness.

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Photo of StlHopHead77
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First of three Mikkeller Single Hop varieties I tried.I followed this with the Bravo and Simcoe.

A-Hazy,deep,rusted orange with a two inch creamy,solid,off-white crown that showed great endurance and left full sheets of lace.

S-Jammy and slightly vegetal.There was a faint hint of earthy,almost whiskey-like scents on the nose.There was also some tangy citrus and a slightly antiseptic note of pine resin.

T-Spicy and once again vegetal.I'm picking up flavors of white pepper,green onion and bitter greens,some pine,rough fresh hops and tart citrus.

M-Light to medium bodied.Slightly dy with an odd lasting tang and burn of what can only be likened to a bourbon and water.

O-Overall,this was an odd beer.Quirky even.I did,however,enjoy it and took it for what it was.Nice introduction to this hop.I could definitely see this being used as a foil for some sweeter hops.

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Photo of gford217
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle alongside Bravo and Cluster versions.

Pour is very similar on all 3 with a clear orange body with uniform off-white heads and decent lacing.

This definitely has the most distinctive aroma with some light sweet fruits, candied pears comes to mind. It's definitely not as citrusy, wi even a little bit of grape and white wine character.

Taste has the same sweet fruit notes, with apricots this time maybe. Definitely finishes more vinous than any in the series.

The mouthfeel is consistent across the three with strong carbonation and a medium to light body. But this one is definitely drier than most of the others.

I enjoyed this one and I'd put this one up with the Bravo version though it's a much more unique beer than the Bravo. Good stuff.

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Photo of mytu420
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a bright orange with slight hints of red. Huge two and a half inch head that lasts for quite a bit. Decent lacing.

The smell is slightly tropical and then almost lagerish (heavy lager if that makes any sense... which I'm sure it doesn't).

The taste is hard to describe. Very peppery to start. Some tropical fruit and a bittersweet hash taste. The malts are further in the background. High marks for interesting taste. Mouth is a tad thin and bubbly.

This and Galena have been the most fun so far in my single hop exploration.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sorachi Ace Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 142 ratings
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