Friday, 25 November 2011

Mikkeller Tomahawk Single Hop IPA

Mikkeller Tomahawk IPA, from their single hop series, one of a number of breweries running with this concept, their occasional collaborators Brewdog being another.
I did look for tomahawk on Wikipeadia to learn that its a trade name for Columbus, a well known American hop.

Really good hazy orange colouring , with a massive head that reduces to frothy white covering.

An amazing hoppy aroma of grapefruit, pine, dilute orange juice.
Its oily, has pine and citrus, obviously the bitterness is foremost,  The flavours dont quite live up to the aroma though.
The bitterness lingers at the upper back palate, its quite intense but not harshly so.
Fresh, spiky, very enjoyable.
330mls, 6.9% abv.


  1. this was one of my least favorite of the Mikkeller Single Hop beers, not saying I didn't like it- it was just my least favorite. I prefer the less aggressive single hop beers- Amarillo and Nugget being my favorites

  2. interesting, thanks.
    Unless I am very lucky I'm unlikely to see any of the others in the series I suspect,
    ( but then i never thought I'd see Mikkeller in a Cardiff beer shop so you never know i suppose!)
    so comparison to others may not be on the cards. I hope the others punched in with more flavour.?