Hop Burn High | Mikkeller ApS

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131 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
The same malts and hops were also used for the imperial pilsner "Hop Burn Low".

Added by bark on 12-27-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
131
Reviews:
38
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
12.37%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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4.79/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Part of a six IPA tasting session. Listed as Double Imperial Pale Ale.
No freshness date, but I know this was released in February 2012.
Poured from a 330 mL bottle into a snifter.

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden with a 1/2 finger white head.
S: Lots of bright citrus, marmalade, and floral hops. Great aroma.
T: Taste follows the aroma pretty well, with a sweet malt backbone balancing out a high level of bitterness.
M: Crisp, light bodied, and well carbonated.
O: Definitely the best of the tasting. Balance is key here, as with the Hopzilla. Too bad it may only be a one time release, and since it is a single 11.2 oz bottle, it certainly is overpriced like most of Mikkeller's beers.

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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4.61/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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4.53/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: Purchased at Perry's Liquors (Livermore, CA)
A: Beautiful orange, tangelo colour. Thin head, little lace.
S: Nose of mandarin orange, tart hop.
T: Wonderful soft citrus on the palate. Juicy hop flavor with gentle bitterness.
M: Oily citrus hops. Bright explosion of tart and bitterness. Well balanced and focused on the mid-palate.
O: Delicious effort from Mikkeller, as always!

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Hazy gold to amber under a finely bubled 3” cream colored foam cap that grips the side of the glass.
S: Grassy, citrusy hop aromas with caramel malt in the background.
T: Rich malt palate seasoned with light fruit with long lingering bitter aftertastes.
F: Very creamy medium body with fine, soft carbonation.
O: Big flavored beer with a nice balance.

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4.42/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass a slightly hazed burnt orange tinged golden with a sticky one finger white head atop,great lacing and form to the head.Big grapefruit rind in the nose just really fresh and it jumps out at ya,light herb and sweetish alcohol round out the nose.Grapefruit-like hops and sharp bittering hops dominate the palate with sweet alcohol as well,it's sweet but not as in your face sweet as many of the style.It's sticky and sharp like an imperial ipa should be,it's not to sweet just a great beer.

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4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Finally pulled the trigger on this spendy little 350 ml
Poured very slow , as not to disturb the chunks of floaters at the bottom of the bottle.

A ~ wonderful - this is how I like my beer to look - hazy muddled burnt orange.
Nice head that slowly regressed, leaving nice lacing
S ~ I could probably guess Mikeller, if blindfolded - just their signature aroma; sweet citrus, malty yeast, caramel & slight booze.
T ~ I don't know how they do it - this is another solid beer from Mikeller ( I just wish they could come down a little on $$$) Sweet orange hops with boozy malt back. Some resiny quality toward the finish.
M ~ Medium to MH mouth-feel, very nice actually.
O ~ This is a very nice beer. I know this must've been sitting around for a while - I wonder if a little age might've actually helped this one, because it's fantastic.

I'm really starting to love Mikeller - haven't found one that I didn't enjoy (a lot).

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4.29/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Sticky caramel orange caramel sweetness. Esters are prominent and give it a boozy note.

Appearance: Cloudy amber pour with floaties and golden edging. A thick sudsy white batter-like head.

Flavor: Orange juice-like pithy hop notes up front. Background caramel sweetness. Balance is decidedly bitter. Finish is clean and dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, oily, medium carbonation. Slight alcohol burn.

Overall impression: A sipper to be savored. Had a liqueur-like quality to be savored in a snifter.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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Hop Burn High from Mikkeller ApS
3.88 out of 5 based on 131 ratings.
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