Simcoe Single Hop Imperial IPA | Mikkeller ApS

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86
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15 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by lacqueredmouse on 08-23-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
15
Reviews:
3
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
10.9%
 
 
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Photo of travolta
3.39/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BcOneSeven
3.39/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of MaineMike
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of SoPeL
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of swid
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Zaphog
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of danieelol
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of AgentMunky
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a glass in Sacramento. Best before July 2016. From notes. Reviewed July 2014.
4/4.25/4/4/4

Hazy gorgeous auburn.
Grapefruit juice, with sugar. So pungent.
Abrasive and bitter, but also fruity and delicious. Nary a trace of onion or earth. Yum.
Firm and pleasant
Umm. Exactly what it purports to be.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is the bigger and improved Simcoe single-hop IPA, weighing in at 10.9% ABV. This one I had on-tap at the Local Taphouse as part of their Mikkeller Tap Takeover.

Pours a thick and heavy, cloudy burnished amber colour, with an extremely fine and persistent head of sandy white. Minimal lacing, but the body and static carbonation is gorgeous. It's a hefty looking brew.

Nose is delicious. Big raw and robust Simcoe characters, giving ripe grapefruit, sharp citrus and a raw, earthy and slightly organic, almost sweaty flavour. It's crisp and sharp, and probably one of the most genuinely hoppy beers I've had as part of the takeover. Really delicious.

Taste is very balanced--far more so than I expected. Very round and quite sweet body, with good weight behind it, but balanced with a citric bitterness and a slight crisp vector of sharpness to clean it out.

Really good brew, and I have to say better than the regular single-hop series. I love the extra body and depth to this, and the Simcoe does an awesome job of cutting through and balancing the sweetness.

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Photo of arcman001
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of CPAles
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BierJager89
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours an opaque orange with a white head.

S: Lots of orange, a touch of garlic, various other citrus fruits in the nose.

T: Orange, a hint of garlic, grapefruit, a bit of lemon.

M: Medium bodied and smoothish.

O: Delicious. Definitely recommended!

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Photo of BUNZILLA
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopStoopid120
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Simcoe Single Hop Imperial IPA from Mikkeller ApS
4.13 out of 5 based on 15 ratings.
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