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Willamette Single Hop IPA | Mikkeller ApS

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Willamette Single Hop IPAWillamette Single Hop IPA

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Mikkeller ApS

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by gford217 on 06-16-2011

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2/5  rDev -42.2%

Photo of TheBeerCarl
2.64/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Dark Brown-orange opaque and hazy body. The beer pours with a yellowish-white head, tiny bubbles and decent head retention. Should be less hazy with better retention.

S: Extremely faint nose with some discernible earthy and caramel notes.

F: Sweet citrus, almost tangy flavor hits you right off the bat with some malty, caramel and earthy notes.

M: The beer rolls on the palette with medium body and a sharp carbonation hitting the middle of the tongue.

Overall this is an okay IPA that kind of resembles Brew Free or Die by 21st Amendment.

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Photo of stcules
2.8/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Parallel with the Sorachi Ace.
Light orange.
In the smell (and taste) a light pine, malt, some caramel and biscuit. Relatively delicate.
Single hop, and therefore, very one dimensional.
Anyway, drinkable, without enthusiasm.
Grassy hop in the aftertaste, piney, not too long.

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Photo of lionnusmb
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of beersdmf17
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of TasteTester
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of quilty
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of whartontallboy
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of dhbiker0889
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of FrankHammer
3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of drabmuh
3.09/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer served on tap at Churchkey with a bunch of other of these IPAs. This one tastes the weakest but had the most serious / ridiculous head out of all of them. Bump in the appearance score.

Beer is reddish and clear wtih a big white head, lots of lacing, lots of retention.

Beer smells like close to nothing, mild alcohol, mild malt.

Beer is a little sweet, a little boozy, mild bitterness at the back, it has this almost candy flavor in the midpalate. I don't like or understand this particular variant.

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Photo of drpimento
3.15/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This is getting old so it's no surprise that there's almost no hop aroma or flavor. Hop bitterness, sure, but that's about it to match the caramel malts. A pity

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3.18/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a vibrant orange/amber with 2 full fingers of quickly dying,bone-white foam that left sparse and spotty lacing.

S-Slight spice,sweet hop notes of orange and tangerine,tart green apple,clover and some amber-like malts.

T-More green apple/cider qualities with more tartness than bitterness with notes of lemon and herbs.

M-Light bodied and a little thin with decent carbonation.

O-As with much of this series,great in concept
but mediocre in quality.

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Photo of Inglewood
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Reagan1984
3.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle stamped 8220411

Yep, looks the same as the other Mikkeller Single Hop versions. Straight Amber color with a heavy off white head that shows excellent retention and leaves quite a bit of lace.

Light aroma. Lemon and light citrus with some grassy notes. Some toffee notes.

Hmm, some white pepper here, lots of toffee, some vegetal green tones. A mineral flavor. Some big fruity notes towards the end.

Medium bodied and the opposite of slick. Not powdery on the tongue, but approaching that.

It’s ok. Nothing to write home about.

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Photo of russpowell
3.41/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky amber with 2 fingers of cream colored head.

S: Grassy & woody hops

T: Bready, grassy, some woody hops up front& some pear fruittyness. Stays fruitty & herbal as this warms, some dryness. Finishes dry & fruitty

MF: Medium bodied, soft carbonation,

Drinks easy, but nothing special here

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Photo of WastingFreetime
3.41/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from session notes.

Poured out a slightly darker brownish-amber by a hair than the others in the series so far, maintains the same tall and sticky foam and superb lacing.

Smells very tannic and wooden, with lesser amounts of floral perfume and lemon peel, and just a hint of chives. Yes, chives.

Tastes of green hops, fresh picked, of the herbal persuasion sprinkled over a biscuit malt. Aside from a sprinkling of spicy coriander nuance, that's about all the flavor presented to my palate. The flavor is somewhat less pleasant than the aroma. The wooden character shows up again in the finish.

Medium body and carbonation levels, another creamy texture.

I'm not so sure that this hop variety is meant to be left on it's own... Smells great, tastes sort of boring one-tone coriander.

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3.41/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The last of the 13 single hopped Mikkeller beers I tried. I have to say that I'm glad that I am done with all of them as they have been pretty underwhelming and confirmed my opinion and stance on Mikkeller that I should have written in stone in my mind the many years ago that I came to the realize the truth. Moving on. No need to mince words. Or dice them. Or slice them.

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Photo of gford217
3.42/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle alongside the Amarillo and Tettnanger varietals.

Pours hazy golden amber, just like the rest of the series, with a smaller head than the other two and less lacing and retention.

The aroma on this one is interesting with what smells like white wine, grapes at least, with some pineapple, maybe some candied fruits as well.

The taste doesn't live up to the promise of the nose for me as it has a much more watery taste with only some grassy hops and a bit more grain than I was expecting.

The mouthfeel is decent with good carbonation and fairly light bodied.

I really like the nose on this beer, unique among the series for me, but the taste is less impressive. A decent IPA but nothing to write home about. The Amarillo is head and shoulders above the Willamette and Tettnanger.

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Photo of dpasotti
3.44/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Muddy dark orange, decent head with good lacing. Aroma of fresh floral hops, light caramel malt sweetness and a pronounced soapy character.

Flavor consists of clean bright hops of the floral/herbal bent, with a good backbone of semi-sweet malt. The bitterness from this hop is very smooth and rounded. Excellent balance that leans slightly towards the bitter side.

Medium in body and carbonation. Pretty good feel for an IPA -- the bitterness helps clean up the back end and prevents what otherwise might be a lingering sugary coating. Overall I am more impressed by the flavor of the hop itself than by the beer as a whole. The soap-like character on the nose is too prominent, the color is pretty nasty, and there's too much malt sweetness. The Willamette hop on the other hand presents an excellent bitterness that is clean and balanced. The flavor of the hop is good as well, but a little boring. It would make a great "base hop" flavor that could be augmented by other varieties.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.48/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Will-AM-ette, to rhyme with "dammit", as I was taught in Portland, OR. This was a 330ml bottle purchased from Camperdown Cellars Kingston Rd in Sydney.

Pours a dusky amber colour, quite dark for an IPA, with a frothy, messy head of yellowish-white, that stays persistently even after the bulk of the froth has subsided. Lacing is excellent and intricate. Body is relatively light.

Nose is pleasant but generic. Green, slightly piney hops come through with a hint of sawdust, and some sharp bitter citrus notes. Some dusty grain husk characters come through a little, but seem interminably linked with the hops. A hint of perfume comes through with a sharp floral tone as well. It's pleasant enough.

Taste is also pleasant, but following much along the standard lines for an IPA: the Willamette provides a nice generic cushion, but doesn't really stand out on its own. Clean bittering characters right through the centre to the back, some nutty malt around the edges, some pithy citrus rind and a slightly medicinal character on the finish. Feel is drying and a little bit astringent.

Overall, this seems a lesser entry in the series to me. It has some pleasant characters, but it's all a bit thin and dull: I mean, I know I've seen it before anyway, but the Willamette really doesn't give anything away, and doesn't make me want to know it any more.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of poopsyeah
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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Willamette Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
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