Hop Burn High | Mikkeller ApS

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Mikkeller ApS

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.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.17/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A 330ml bottle with a BB of April 2020 (insane). Acquired ages ago from the Brewdog webshop. This promises to be an insanely hoppy DIPA.

A: Poured into a tulip. Bottle conditioned. A rich orange-amber hue with good carbonation and plentiful floating sediment. Produces a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a persistent surface layer.

S: Aroma of insanely dank hops with notes of weed, pine resin, citrus peel, sweet caramel malt, barley sugar, yeast esters and earthiness. The hops are exceptionally intense and have an oxidised quality to them. To style (I guess) but seriously unbalanced.

T: Tastes of overwhelming aromatic hops with notes of pine resin, dank weed, citrus peel, caramel malt, barley sugar, yeast esters and a twinge of oxidation. An extreme bitterness upon swallowing. As unbalanced as the aroma.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with spritzy carbonation and good body. Hop oils stimulate the palate. Aftertaste of exceptional hop-driven bitterness, resinous hops, caramel malt and yeast.

O: I'm inclined to say that this is too hoppy (and I love hops) - the aroma and bitterness are just nuts. It's also fairly old; I'm not sure how long I've had this but my impression is that the hop aroma has faded, leaving just the most resiliant components. It looks alright, while the aroma and flavour are off the charts - the hops are savage, oily and somewhat vegetal in character. Body is OK; decent for the strength. I just find the character unbalanced and messy, but perhaps when fresh it was more nuanced. I'll never know.....

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Photo of Marius
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33cl bottle. Semi-hazy pale orange with a thin white head. Notes of grapefruit, pineapple, passion fruit, honey, spices, floral hops, alcohol. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel, medium carbonation and a bitter-sweet and alcohol-spicy finish.

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Photo of stephenlee
4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcmchew
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
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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Photo of Hjalti
4.61/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Zonian1
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tbryan5
3.61/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gnikola
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of fureousangel
3.17/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of Apartment5
3.64/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Samp01
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330ml bottle. Pours a cloudy dark amber with a large long lasting off white head with very good head retention and lacing. Aroma and taste of sweet caramel malt, Belgian yeast, brown sugar,some dark fruit notes with hops bitterness. Palate is full body, smooth with good carbonation. This brew finishes with a full flavored caramel malt sweetness, a good amount of Belgian yeast, dark fruit and a fairly sharp lingering bitter hops flavor on the end with some brown sugar and molasses and yeast. Alcohol seems well hidden. Overall a very good, balanced and tasty brew.

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Photo of HoppyBastard1
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of rogerdandy
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of altmer
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of malfunxion
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of SoPeL
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of laituegonflable
3.49/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an orange colour, cloudy. Head is whispy, white, specks of lace. Not bad.

Smells hoppy, somewhat salty. Resinous, woody, touch of peach. Some sweetness, touch of savoury. OK.

Taste is pleasant. Sticky caramel notes with pineapple, peach and a touch of pine resin. Pink pepper on back, wood resin some cloves even. Pleasant enough, but fairly generic with the hop complexity and not much else.

Bit of a dry feel, quite warm, but smooth texture.

Not bad, drinks OK for the strength.

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Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of KAF
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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Hop Burn High from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 132 ratings
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