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Cluster Single Hop IPA | Mikkeller ApS

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Cluster Single Hop IPACluster Single Hop IPA
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Cluster Single Hop IPACluster Single Hop IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by drabmuh on 06-18-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
61
pDev:
17.68%
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Photo of kojevergas
2.33/5  rDev -29%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

3 inch white cap. Murky copper-brown body. Retention is pretty good - ~7 minutes. Brown specks are visible in the head.

Aroma is quite malty. Bready. Even lightly soapy. Caramel.

Bready. Caramel. Graham cracker? Hop character is extremely poor...barely noticeable at all. Balance is lackluster, favoring the malts over the hops - completely wrong for the style. Overall flavour profile is poor. Stale malt taste is predominant.

Smooth, wet, medium-bodied, fairly well-carbonated.

Drinkable but severely underwhelming. Some of Mikkeller's worst work.

Low D+ (2.33)

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Photo of Canada_Dan
3.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Huhzubendah
3/5  rDev -8.5%
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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Photo of Big_V
1.16/5  rDev -64.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

A dark brown with much floaties. Horrid taste. This can't be right. Drain pour.

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Photo of crosenkrantz
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Citric with red fruits aftertaste. Amazing.

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Photo of Drknight
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of beersdmf17
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of kscaldef
2/5  rDev -39%

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of ordybill
3.34/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Fruit and hops. Appearance- This beer is a reddish amber color with a large off-white head.. Taste- Has a pretty good hop flavor. Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate to heavy carbonation. Overall- A slightly better than average IPA

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of jujigatame
3.27/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Mikkeller Cluster Single Hop IPA

330ml bottle with no date, consumed 6/17/14, 6.8%, served in shaker pint.

Very foamy. Cloudy dark orange with some sediment.

Clean grassy smell with some light caramel malt.

More grass in the taste. Some initially sharp bitterness on the back end. Slight dry pine taste. Feels more English than American as an IPA so far. Serious head retention with lacing that's Guinness-esque. Any fruit that's in the taste is leaning toward mild citrus. Overall the flavor was okay, not too bitter.

I picked this up as a curiosity to fill the last spot in a mixed 6 and then only because it was marked down by half. With no idea how old this is I'm afraid it's not of great use to judge the characteristics of Cluster hops. Ended up just being a decent English tasting IPA to me.

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2.83/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bottle: Poured a dirty cloudy amber color ale with a large light brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of dusty dank hops with leafy notes and some biscuit malt notes. Taste is dominated by dank musty hoppy notes withleafy notes and some biscuit malt. Body is full with good carbonation. Another one where I do have to ask why do retailer keep overpriced IPA which don’t move with no freaking bottling date.

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Photo of vermilcj
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +22%

Photo of superdoopersauce
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of psoriasaurus
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Poupae
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of timmy2b
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of threedaggers
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of enelson
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Boone757
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of drpimento
3.34/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.25

Think I've got another single hop past prime. Served with a large, foamy, frothy, cream-colored-to-light tan, long lasting head and plenty of lace. Color is a hazy/cloudy dark amber. Aroma is stale hop, malt, caramel, oak. Flavor's like nose, stale hop bitter up front , fairly dry, then carbonic tang. Body/carbonation are perfect. Finish is like flavor, long, hint of alcohol. I believe these single hop beers really need to be somewhat fresh.

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Photo of kushlash23
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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Cluster Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 3.28 out of 5 with 61 ratings
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