19 | Mikkeller ApS

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
1919
BA SCORE
3.94/5
Very Good
229 Ratings
1919
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A blend of those single hop IPAs:

Simcoe 17,14%, Citra 15,72%, Amarillo 14,29%, Sorachi Ace 10,71%, Bravo 6,79%, Columbus 6,79%, Cluster 4,64%, Warrior 4,64%, Cascade 3,57%, Centennial 3,57%, Palisade 2,86%, Challenger 1,43%, Galena 1,43%, Magnum 1,43%, Mt Hood 1,43%, Tettnanger 1,43%, Nugget 0,71%, Super Galena 0,71%, Williamette 0,71%.

Added by bark on 09-28-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,328
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
229
pDev:
12.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
20
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
View: Beers
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 229 |  Reviews: 61
Photo of festizio
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SiepJones
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nicolaiw
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigGold
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had poured from 11.2-oz. bottle, cap stamped best before "14/09/17," gift from colleague, into nonic pint. Ambiguously labeled as an American-style IPA, what Mikkeller means is an old-fashioned East Coast American IPA. I would call this a mid-Atlantic IPA, but gladly if it takes Danes brewing in Belgium to keep this style alive.

 336 characters

Photo of Walnut
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Martine
3.82/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JavierGC
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pkalix
3.11/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Franziskaner
3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Gold to amber and very hazy. There's a fingernail of bright white resting on top. Moderate lacing. I smell lots of citrus hops. I'm tasting lots of citrus and resinous pine. The mouth is chewy and sticky.

 209 characters

Photo of mtbdonn
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AleSan
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drinked during the 2015 Xmas Night, bottle. Dark amber color, clear, with plenty of light beige foam pain, persistent... tropical fruit aromas, hops, sweet malts... the palate is less aggressive than expected, fruit at the beginning and then drink the bitter enters by force in a soft context after all, clean, dry, with a good balance between tropical fruit and the 19 hops... medium body, astringent and prolonged final

 421 characters

Photo of CharlesK
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Donkster46
4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CHickman
3.82/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can with best before date on bottom showing 12/01/17; pours cloudy dark orange brown color with a massive 2-3 finger thick foamy beige colored head that was was full of bubbles and faded very slowly, leaving excellent spotty lacing and rings as it went down. Head was so thick I ran my finger through it before it faded. A great looking beer from a can.

Smells fruity with a lot going on in a way that screams of the massive amount of hops used in this brew. An IPA brewed with 19 different hops by design would either be super hoppy and dank smelling or confusing with a lot of different aroma's, and to me this is the latter. Don't get me wrong, it smells very fruity and hoppy with a lot of citrus notes but it also has a lot of spicy notes which almost come off like potpourri.

Taste is all over the place and similar to the nose. It's bursting with citrus hops one sip, grainy and malty with toffee and caramel another sip, and then at other times seemed full of yeast and spices like cinnamon, pepper, allspice and brown sugar. It's almost like all the hops were fighting for attention or negated each other. Complex for sure, but confusing and not the most balanced IPA.

Mouthfeel is creamy with a medium to chewy feel that was quite bitter with mild carbonation, a bunch of fruity notes, a fair amount of malt and bready flavors, and of course lots of citrus to reflect all of those hops used in the brew. I appreciate the effort and experimentation, but this needs to be refined.

 1,491 characters

Photo of BubbleBobble
3.56/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of avalon07
4.11/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a can to a pint glass. Had a dark amber color with a cloudy, somewhat murky texture. There was an inch of creamy long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: A nice aroma of hops, citrus, light malt, and caramel.

T: Tasted of light caramel notes, some malt, a good shot of hops, lots of citrus (lemon, especially in the finish), grapefruit, and some a little bit of pine. A nicely balanced flavor, with the hops countered with a lot of citrus. Not too sweet, and and not too bitter. Very tasty.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a lively finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is a well made, drinkable IPA, with lots of character. Quite easy to drink.

 655 characters

Photo of tone77
3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A thanks to the captain of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a burnt orange color with a 1 inch head. Smell is dank, citrus. Taste is dank, oranges, resin, light malts and peaches, considerable bitterness. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a quality beer.

 314 characters

Photo of jmg480
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of janubio
3.14/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dark golden colour, with a yellowish big creamy head that holds all the while. Good lacing. Aroma of tropical fruits, resines, citrus, hops, caramel. Medium body, thick palate.Taste of oranges, tropical fruits, resines.

 219 characters

Photo of epyon396
3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodychandler
3.52/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I CAN't believe that I have not reviewed this one before! I am certain that I had it in bottle or draft format at one point, but I am happy to add it to The CANQuest (tm).

From the CAN: "India Pale Ale brewed with 19 hops".

I Crack!ed the CAN open, but I got a spritz and foaming, and CANbined with earlier reviews which mentioned "hazy" and/or "haziness" & I was leery of anything more than a gentle Glug. An in-glass swirl raised a brief two fingers of foamy, fizzy, tawny head that quickly fell to wisps. Nose had an odd earthiness that reminded me of an earlier clunker from this evening. It was more reminiscent of an EIPA. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste really ran a gamut of flavors from an initial blueberry to a lemon-lime citrusiness into pine and finally a shot of woody malt or perhaps in was aged in wood. It seemed like a case of too many is too much. It was not that the taste(s) was/were unpleasant, but trying to parse out what was happening or supposed to happen made my hophead brain hurt. This was an instance where less would have been more. In fact, the mouthfeel began to take on a chalkiness, as though the liquid solution was saturated with lupulin. Finish was dry, but I felt unfulfilled as a self-avowed, self-described hophead.

 1,258 characters

Photo of Nurglitch
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TTripp725
2.95/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of life_of_agony
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of parpalapelix
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
19 from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 229 ratings