Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Mikkeller Sorachi Ace Single Hop IPA

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Mikkeller Sorachi Ace Single Hop IPA.

Brewed with water, malt (pilsner, cara-crystal and munich), oat flakes, Sorachi Ace hops and yeast this beer is part of the Mikkeller Single Hop IPA Series.
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a hazy orangish amber with lots of floating sediment, a large white head and spotty lacing.
Aroma: Lemon, grassy and citrus hops and caramel malts dominate the aroma with a slight pale malt presence.
Taste: Lemon zest, citrus, herbal, grassy and tropical hop flavor, toasted, grainy and caramel malts.
Overall: Lemony and herbal, Mikkeller Sorachi Ace Single Hop IPA is a very interesting beer.  Since I enjoy lemons quite a lot I enjoyed this beer.  This 6.8% ABV isn’t something I’d run out and get again, but it isn’t something I’d refuse if offered.  This is a very well made single hop beer and worth checking out to see how the Sorachi Ace hop can unleash so many flavors.


Mark Harvey

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