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Mike’s Imperial IPA

Mike’s Imperial IPA
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Brewed by Mike’s Brewery
Style: Imperial IPA
Taranaki, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   ABV: -
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
beer-yum (1263) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 10, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2015 Alluring tropical fruit aroma with flavour that definitely telegraphs ’double’. This can be a good or bad thing depending on circumstances (see Jimthechap’s review below). In the end, lacks the subtlety of the best in class...like Liberty’s Citra.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neverleaveopen (245) - GERMANY - FEB 12, 2014
nice aroma of citrus, grass and some malt. well-balanced taste. nice bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 22, 2013
There’s nothing like reviewing a set of Imperial standard beers to make an extended stay by one’s mother-in-law a happier occasion. She’s lovely, but a bit of alone time in the kitchen with beers that take the edge off is a thing to be welcomed. This one was orange-amber in colour with a coarser head that sank into the top of the beer. There was a tell-tale sparkle and the aroma revealed darker resins with some green spruce and ripe orange apples. The flavour was fairly astringent at first with unripe apricot to the fore. In terms of body it was a little thinner than the imperial APA I have just reviewed from Harrington’s, but I had a hankering for a massive amount of hops and this beer fits the bill well while there is female bickering coming from the other room. This beer filled a gap, but in terms of being assessed alongside its peers, I just feel it was wanting a little. It needs to be thicker, oilier and more aggressive. More body, bigger nads.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (15277) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2013
Medium amber colour but without much head. Earthy, light pedio/litterbox. Stale? Taste is rich and resiny, very bitter, quite one-dimensional.

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