Hop Burn Low
Mikkeller ApS

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Mikkeller ApS
Imperial Pilsner
3.84 | pDev: 13.28%
Oct 26, 2019
Jan 07, 2012
The same malts and hops were also used for the DIPA "Hop Burn High".
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Reviewed by aleigator from Germany

1.78/5  rDev -53.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Pours a filtered amber to orange color with a huge, pillowy head atop.

Smells of resinous lime, caramel and riper papaya.

Has a truly disgusting, burning and unbalanced mouthfeel, which makes it quite impossible to drink this.

Tastes of an old school iipa with all the typical flavors you would expect. The only interesting thing in this is, that all of them collide to an undrinkable mess, based on the beer‘s overly high abv and poor, scratchy, too hot mouthfeel.

This is the worst.
Oct 26, 2019
Rated: 3.49 by DerekCarruth from Georgia

Dec 22, 2015
Rated: 3.48 by ahommell from Mississippi

Apr 26, 2015
Rated: 4 by artemh from Canada (AB)

Apr 16, 2015
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Rated by sataylor888 from California

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A really good imperial lager. Everything about it reminds me of oranges and orange peel.
Apr 03, 2015
Rated: 4 by nathanmiller from New York

Feb 17, 2015
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Reviewed by Stinkypuss from Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
10% imperial pale lager that pours a slightly hazed orange gold color. The aroma is of fresh citrus zest, green tea, apricot and honey. The flavor has more of the intense orange citrus note, substantial bready malt, but bitter. Alcohol is well hidden for a 10% imperial pils, but it's still there. Hop flavor is plentiful with semi tropical notes and some herbal elements. Full bodied, carbonated lager that is damn smooth. Another winner from Mikkeller, solid hoppy strong lager.
Dec 21, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Nov 25, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by NSXAG from Arizona

Nov 19, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Razonulzer from Ohio

Nov 12, 2014
Rated: 4.12 by kguard from Iowa

Oct 28, 2014
Rated: 4 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin

Oct 15, 2014
Rated: 4 by spycow from Illinois

Oct 12, 2014
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Reviewed by NightINgale from Russian Federation

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
330ml bottle poured into a globe-shaped snifter glass.

A - Pours a cloudy orange body with a frothy though not very dense head.

S - Citrus notes, caramel, honey and some floral notes. My bottle is not super fresh, but the hoppy aroma is still there.

T - Starts hoppy right away, with juicy grapefruit, peach and lemon notes. The malty side is less apparent though still there: bread, honey, caramel. The finish is indeed lagerish, with dry bread notes and lemon zest. I like how the heavy hop bitterness is dwarfed by the aromatic side, and how the sweetness is balanced very well.

M - This is dangerously drinkable. At 10% ABV this barely tastes like 7-8%. The carbonation level is moderate, the mouthfeel is almost creamy; the bitterness is very strong yet does not linger for too long.

O - I have never had a bad beer from Mikkeller, but I have had some overrated ones. This beer is by no means overrated; in fact, I dare say this is way better than some reviewers make it sound like. Great drinkable IIPA brewed with lager yeast.
Oct 05, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Josh012012 from Minnesota

Oct 02, 2014
Rated: 4 by HoppyBastard1 from Pennsylvania

Sep 10, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by nickbman from Iowa

Aug 30, 2014
Rated: 4 by BT_Bobandy from Ohio

Aug 07, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by Mattias from Sweden

Jul 31, 2014
Rated: 3 by Stillyman11 from California

Jul 15, 2014
Hop Burn Low from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 97 ratings