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Mike’s Single American Pale Ale

Mike’s Single American Pale Ale
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Brewed by Mike’s Brewery
Style: American Pale Ale
Taranaki, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
The all American (hops) hero, real West Coast AIPA, but more refined (thats real. AIPA, not the real West Coast  that would be Taranaki) Pours rich golden amber with a coppery tinge, and a creamy white head lacing beautifully. The aroma is complex with tropical fruit including passion fruit, pineapple and melons all vying for attention. The flavour is complex, with the tropical fruits now balanced out by the layered malt flavour and intense hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is rich but crisp and clean without being dry, and then the aftertaste is deep with a solid lingering bitterness. This is generously hopped beer, with solid yet complex flavours. Serve chilled in a tall pilsner glass, allowing the amazing colour to shine, and the aromas to excite the drinker. This beer has nailed the balance between flavour, hop bitterness and alcohol content enabling it to be enjoyed in any season, its a thirst quencher in the height of Summer, but equally at home in front of the fire in the depths of Winter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13432) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle poured a hazy orange amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of bread, orange zest, melon, peach and tropical fruit. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, orange zest and light peach with a crisp dry citrus finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11940) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2013
bottle at ungstrup’s cloudy yellow, small white head. malty, hopy, dry, old hoppy aroma. flavor is hoppy, bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle at Ungstrup’s - Thanks. Clear amber - white head. Fruity, citrus, orange, toasted, ok hoppy, dusty hoppy, ok bitterness, knækbrød, grape fruits, pine needles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2013
Bottle at Ungstrup. Clear golden coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of hops, citrus peel and pine needles with notes of grapefruits. Fruity flavour of citrus peel, hops and grapefruits. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bamsen78 (5071) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle at Ungstrup’s. Pours clear golden with small off-white head. Intense, pure hoppy aroma with subtle notes of citrus. A massive attack of pure hops, followed by sparse series of rough, malty and fruity cannonfire. Dry finish. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (11411) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2013
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Fluffy off white head. Aroma: Flowers ,sweetness, tropical fruits, light caramel, grape. Flavour: Sweetness, tropical fruits, caramel, flowers. Medium bodied. Ends flowery bitter with a grapy touch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2013
50 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a huge, rocky and white head. Aroma is greasy hoppy and light herbal. Sweet, peachy and light grapefruity. Peachy and mild citrusy. Toasted malty and light fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34696) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2013
Bottled. A hazy dark amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of citrusy and spicy hops, caramel, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of spicy hops, caramel, malt, and over ripe fruits, leading to a dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omega (898) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 19, 2013
Solid example of an APA. Little more malt driven than hop driven but nicely balanced. Good length of flavours and had to keep reminding myself that this wasn’t a DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DylansDad (590) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 16, 2013
For a description, the previous two posters have nailed it. This beer can certainly hold its head up in the world of APAs, it has all the essential elements, although, a minor peeve, I did find the flavour profile a bit ’scooped’; there was good bass and treble but the mids felt just a little overlooked. Anyway, I’ll be buying this one again before the month is out, that I can guarantee. It is a very good beer.

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