Willamette Single Hop IPA | Mikkeller ApS

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Willamette Single Hop IPAWillamette 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 06-16-2011

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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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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 Sm00thHoperator
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Found this for 79 cents at 99 cent only stores. I could not pass this up. Very average american style ipa not much complexity but I think its pretty good.

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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2/5  rDev -42.2%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

same as the saaz version, this was accidentally forgotten about and not consumed fresh, but i am still so happy to be completing this series eventually, this one held up a lot better than the saaz, and while the willamette has never been a favorite hop of mine, this is a good ipa, and would have been special fresh i have a feeling. its got a woody amber color with a dense haze and a ton of coagulated yeast floaties, and if i wasnt so used to the looks of some of mikkellers beers, id be turned off. the nose is bitter and english smelling, almost like it has a different malt profile than the others, but it doesnt. its sweeter at first in taste though, working into a very well balanced pale ale type. i taste the yeast more in this than others too, maybe a product of age. the willamette hop does excellent bittering work, but doesnt bring a lot of aromatics to the table, which i expected and still enjoy. better as a pale ale than an ipa. fuller bodied, bubbly, satisfying. any single beer from this series would have worked for me as a session ipa, i just like the way mikkeller builds beer i guess, but even over a year old this is tasty to me.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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 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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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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Willamette Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 51 ratings
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