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Mikkeller Better Half

Mikkeller Better Half
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Mikkeller
Brewed at Sly Fox Brewing Company

Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14768) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
27th August 2014
Can. Hasy amber beer, tidy pale cream colour head. Palate is slightly airy with fine carbonation. Good malts, little toffee - caramel and light dry cream. Hops are piney with a touch of marmalade, mild spice. Light finish. Very well balanced and pretty drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2247) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Can Moderate roasted and caramel for the malt, heavy pine for the hops, light yeast notes of dough and soap, with hints of date and pepper. Head is large, frothy, off-white with good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is slightly hazy amber/orange. Flavor starts slightly sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily, with a lively carbonation and a dry finish. Another tasty IPA with a few unique qualities.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (496) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2014
Can. Bronze pour with a fairly large off white head. Lods of resin, grapefruit and pine on the nose. Taste has resin, pine, caramel and biscuits. Finishes fairly bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (807) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Mikkeller in a can. Kind of exciting. They say American IPA, but this has overseas all over it (even though it was brewed in PA). Darker than anything with "pale" in the name should be. Almost ruby red. Big sweet bready biscuity malts, a big body for the style, and a decent dose of tropical hops. Light pine in there too, but definitely heavier, darker and sweeter than is typical for the style. Nice change of pace, even though I prefer my west coast IPAs."

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2246) - Linköping, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2014
Can. Deep amber liquid with medium to big off-white head. Aroma of citrus, toffee, raw sugar, fresh hops, grapefruit and bread. Taste is dry and medium bitter with notes of citrus, grapefruit, toffee and raw sugar. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Pretty nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (4777) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Can: The aroma consists of caramel, toffee, and aged citrus hops. It pours a transparent dark amber with a large soapy off-white head that has excellent retention and leaves behind a lot of clumpy lacing on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with caramel, light toffee, and a hint of fruit. The finish has moderate grapefruit (a little on the aged side) and lighter earthy hops. It’s light-medium bodied with mild carbonation and a slightly soft mouthfeel. Overall, too much caramel for an IPA, but not as horribly bad as a lot of IPAs.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20664) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2014
Can at home. Cloudy amber coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of hops and resin with notes of caramel. Fruity flavour of hops, resin and grapefruits with notes of caramel and pine needles. Dry hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13373) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2014
Can at MikkellerBar. Clear amber/brown - offwhite head. Oiley fat hoppy. Bitterness. Orange. Nutty. Resin. Cocoa. Resin. Fruit. Some bitterness in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yorker (1167) - Herning, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2014
35 cl can @ home. Pours reddish amber with an off-white head that leaves quite a bit of lacing. Aroma and flavour are caramel, pine, and citrus - with a slightly bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6854) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 3, 2014
355mL can pours with a crystal clear deep copper body that has thin gold hues and supports a nice tan head of foam. The aroma offers up pine resiny hops, a dash of cherry meat and then a modest mix of roasted malts and earthy tea. The taste begins with a nice resiny pine hop bitterness backed up by a suitable malty sweetness that has a bit of crystal malts and biscuit malts going on. Into the finish a firm and pleasing earthy tea like hoppiness forces its way to the surface to add more balance and depth. I love how the pine gives way to malts and earthy dry tea.


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