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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 416   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
India Pale Ale brewed with Ginger and Pine Needles


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jdb288 (519) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2013
You’ll get the traditional ginger/spice combination here, but well balanced against a nice, hoppy IPA. Have one or two in the season.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopRedHead (360) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 5, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2013 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Upfront mandarin, cloves, ginger, honeydew melon and grapefruit. Really sweet nose but balanced out by herb notes. Taste is less complex, sweetness is a touch sickly but dries out with a spicy herb finish. Nice tropical flavours and a hit of IPA bitterness down the back. Interesting IPA, definitely one to try.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VictorStr (1289) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2013
Fantastisk beska blandat med sötma i aromen. Smaken likaså, väldigt fin balans.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (3066) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2013
On tap at Ölrepubliken. Sweet and fruity smell with candy, grapefruit and pine. Similar taste, tastes a bit like fruit candy.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hammy78 (739) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2013
Bottle. Pours with a huge fluffy white head, true copper, lots of carbonation. Nose is a nice combination of floral citrus and pine hop, touch of caramel malts. Tastes hop bitter, a little alcohol bite, caramel mealtimes. Another gem from the man.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2068) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 25, 2013
At Asahiya’s Christmas party, 7.8%. A bottle shared among friends. A really nice hoppy beer but balanced and not overpowering. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niller (679) - Hammel, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2013
Bottle from BarleyWine, Copenhagen. Pours cloudy golden with a big white head. Sweet aroma of peach, citris and hops too. Taste is hops, pine and citrus. Nice bittersweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2013
In short: An easy-drinking biscuity moderately hoppy blond beer with pine-needle and spicy twist. Good.
How: Bottle 750ml, consumed one month after purchase (probably already a few months old).
The look: Partly cloudy dark blond body topped by a medium off-white head with good retention
In long: Nose is a bit discreet for the style, notes of orange peels, some pine needles, apricots, toasted apple straddle. Taste has a semi-sweet semi-toasted biscuit malts, Social Tea™ cookies sensation, lots of dried fruits, pine-needles, some caramel. Bitterness in the below-medium range for the style. The beer is said to use ginger and pine needles, there’s a light spiciness sensation but I can’t say it was particularly ginger, and the beer sure had a piney character but no more than many piney IPA that do not use actual pine-needles. I expected a gimmicky beer but I found this beer to be well balance without the adjuncts steeling the show. This was a rather easy to drink beer, not quite refreshing but very easy to drink. A good beer, but the added spices wasn’t necessary, in my honest opinion adding spices to an IPA is about as essential as adding closed caption to a porn movie.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (2450) - NORWAY - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle, shared june 7th 2013. Muddy golden body, big thick white head. Piney aroma with orange, peach and fresh ginger. Taste of caramel malt, strong ginger, piney and fruity hops. Light hop bitterness, the spices dominating. Aftertaste is fresh citrus fruits and a solid caramel taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 20, 2013
A - Pours a hazy apricot with a thick and dense white head. The foam is dense and has stellar retention lacing. S - Ginger, perfume floral notes, dried pine needles, citrus peel, honey bread, T - Strong pungent hops are heavy handed, pine oils, spicy ginger, citrus zest, bitter citrus pith, strong bready yeast presence as well. Honey malt sweetness, spicy and bitter on the finish. M - Full bodied, thick velvety feel, creamy carbonation. Good use of ginger, it adds without overpowering. Thick yeasty mouthfeel makes this feel homey and great balance of hop flavor, bitter, and aroma. Good stuff. Serving type: bottle 12-19-2012


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