19 | Mikkeller ApS

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Mikkeller ApS

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

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Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcmchew
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy, amber, with a really compact full finger white head.
The smell really shows the diversity of hops used, with a really tutti-frutti feel (waves of sweet citrus, mango, papaya, pineapple, peach, faint apricot, faint lychee), but lacking strong pine and grassiness, enveloped in a quite sticky caramel sweetness.
Taste is way more complex, fortunately. Bittersweet citrus dominates, sure, with orange and tangerine first, lime, pomelo, then pink grapefruit. There's pineapple syrup in the start, too, mango pulp, lychee, dragonfruit, clear maracuja, a lot of juicy peach. Surprisingly, malts have a bit of breathing space, with a lightly honeyed cracker characteristic, just for a moment. Hints of pine resin, a touch of dankness and even some light noble hop notes, but the finish is clearly a mix of Amarillo and Sorachi Ace, with lemon peel and bitter grass.
Aftertaste is chaotically hoppy, pretty hard to put a finger on something exactly, aside from the still big citrus notes. Bitterness is enjoyable, sweetness is pretty subtle. Medium body and carbonation.
This could've gone either way: a trainwreck of hops, or a one trick pony. It's somewhere in between, with some hops (the ones used in bigger quantities) really setting the tone, and with the other ones just pinching and adding to the flavor here and there. A really tasty IPA, a really nice "experiment".

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Photo of Westyn
3.52/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dimitar11
4.59/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.52/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of kalthaus223
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: A very hazy golden brown-orange color. Looks similar to unpasteurized apple cider. Pours with a medium-large head

S: Underwhelming. Hints of citrus, grass, and floral aromas.

T: Wonderful taste. Starts slightly bitter with earthy & lemony flavors, turns into a malty, smooth taste, then finishes with a hint of citrus fruit. The malts are well balanced with the hops.

M: Really good. The carbonation is just right, and the finish is dry.

O: A damn tasty beer. I'm not sure if the price is justified, but you won't be upset if you took it home with you. My biggest problem is the aromatics fall far short from the taste.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Swettenham_Shire
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Found a couple bottles in Indianapolis with a friend. First Mikkeller, so I was a bit taken aback by the ~$10 price per 12oz. Anyway, we bought them and one Mikkeller 20, which is almost identical in taste to the 19. I give the nod to 19 though; it has a smoother feel. Maybe that extra hop in the 20 was too much? ... the bottle label design on 19 is better too. Oh, and Kentucky made a nice little run against Louisville in the Sweet 16 once we opened the 19.

Overall, it's an amazing concoction of hops that I recommend sharing with a friend. If only I could find more of this in Ohio.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

19 from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 227 ratings
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