Mikkeller 20

So, we haven’t heard anything about the house. The two of us are not the most patient people, so it’s basically the only thing we’ve been talking about. To distract me, I’ll be updating the blog. Let’s see how this beer was.

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ABV: 6.8%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Here at Mikkeller we love IPA, we love hops and in particular we love Single Hop IPA. Single Hop provides you with a unique opportunity to taste the different hop varieties isolated.Right now we have two different single hop series out.One is part of a PhD project that is trying to uncover how hops evolves over time and how the different types of hops taste when you measure them on bitterness, flavor, etc. This PhD series is brewed with the same amount of hops in each brew. This means that the 20 beers that are in this series have different IBU, from 38 to 114 depending on the amount of bitterness in the hops variant used in the brewing process.”

Random: This beer was a combination of all 20 hops.

When I popped this beer open, it was nearly a gusher. I caught it right before it overflowed. The head was very thick and fluffy and off white in color. It was slow to dissipate and left lots of lacing of the glass. The body was a cloudy copper color with moderate carbonation visible. The nose was very malt dominant for the style. I got lightly toasted nuts with caramel malt and bread. Some citrus and tropical fruit came through as well. The taste was malty as well. It had a lot of biscuit and caramel malt, but then the bitterness came through. I picked up grassy hops and some tropical fruit as well. The body was thick with moderate carbonation. It had a long finish with residual malt and hop bitterness. I wasn’t a huge fan of this because the malt was too much for me and needed another dose of hops. I wouldn’t have it again.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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