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Mikkeller Hoppy (Happy) Lovin’ Christmas

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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

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RATINGS: 409   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


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luis_skiba (1) - - JUN 12, 2014 does not count
Cerveja lupulada, muito interessante, bem "hoppy", muito agradavel para se começar uma linha de degustação

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MisoW (1048) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 7, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy golden color, white head. Aroma is honey, hoppy, caramel, citrusy. Taste is bitter, medium sweet, caramel, hoppy, citrus, grapefruit. Nice long bitter grapefruit aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gEUS (982) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 7, 2014
330 ml bottle. Aroma is much on the green & pine characteristics of the hops. Sweet bitter aroma, increasingly bitter towards the end. Medium dry finish. A tad too hoppy for my liking, and the taste is somewhat bland...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geiserich (3270) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle: Golden color, foamy white head, Aroma with light notes of grapefruit, light caramel, light ginger and light pine. Flavor is malty, light to medium sweet, caramel, candy, ginger, grapefruit.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HKdIPA (196) - HONG KONG - APR 21, 2014
Bottle from Kaohsiung HSR station. Aroma is grassy hops. Taste is bitter at first, bit of orange and then only slightly detectable ginger bite (may not know it if it didn't say on the bottle). Has that hops - is it chinook? - that I don't like, tastes a bit plasticky and empty. Mostly just bitter. With a dry and slightly boozy finish. Not bad but wouldn't get again.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ALLOVATE (2334) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2014
Pour’s all foam and frustration. Two thirds of head with a little beer underneath. Hazy, dull amber with a bad case of the floaties. Head does eventually subside. after mucking up the glass well. Resinous, sweet, citrus dowsed nose. Doughy and thick like caramelised orange, banoffee pie, and toffee’d apple. Straightforward, citrus and tropical fruit dominated palate. Light burn on the finish. Hops are flooded by the esters. Ginger has a sideline role. Yeasty, muddled malt mid-palate. Quite lean in body, almost watery in approach. Carbonation is soft given the heady explosion on the pour. Vinous more than beer like. Refreshing but forgettable to be blatantly honest. Nothing strikingly unique here. Cool label!! (33cL, BB 06/03/14, The Liquor Barn, Jandakot)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (6776) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 5, 2014
Orangegelbes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr hopfig, fruchtig, malzig. Geschmack sehr fruchtig malzig, hopfig, grasig.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomekk1978 (406) - POLAND - MAR 19, 2014
Barwa: złocista, lekko zmętniona - prawdopodobnie przez drobinki chmielu lub dodatków. Piana biała, obfita, drobno i średnio pęcherzykowa, utrzymująca się i ładnie oblepiająca szkło. Wysycenie średnie. Aromat: bardziej żywiczny niż owocowy, z lekką nutą słodową i (być może) imbirową oraz alkoholową na końcu. Zbalansowany, nie atakujący. Smak: zdecydowana słodycz z chmielową kontrą (goryczka średnia, o dziwo raczej cytrusowa - mandarynki?) i akcentem alkoholowym pod koniec. Następny Mikkeller odpowiada na pytanie czy można coś jeszcze wykrzesać z niezwykle popularnego ostatnio stylu, jakim jest India Pale Ale. Okazuje się, że można. Piwo, w którym akcenty owocowe zdają się być przykryte leśnymi oraz żywicznymi. Użyte do produkcji igły sosnowe są wyczuwalne, jednak imbir już nie bardzo. Aromat jest przyjemny i nie męczy, jak to miało miejsce w Stateside IPA. Podobnie jest ze smakiem, który choć z większa dawką alkoholu okazuje się być bardziej przystępny. Nie zawiodłem się dotąd na żadnym piwie z Mikkellera, kilka było jedynie mniej wyrazistych. To spokojnie mogę polecić do subiektywnej oceny...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2205) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle. Moderate malt and hop aromas of roasted, caramel, and orange. light dough and soap for the yeast, with pine, ginger, coriander and date. Head is average size, frothy, slightly off-white with fine yet dense lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is hazy medium amber. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily, with a fizzy carbonation and a lightly dry finish. Sweeter than your usual IPA, but that only makes it easier drinking.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EvanFriend (296) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Citrus hops, a hint of ginger (not as much as I expected) over caramel malt flavors, fading into pine and hop bitterness. Very good.


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