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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: 406   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


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Armadill0 (204) - FINLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle. Golden yellow, clear. Medium white head. Aroma has sweet resin, pine and grain. Taste has fruit, orange, honey and some pine. Nothing IPAish in this beer. Alcohol is well hidden. Well rounded yet mild taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mjakopa (176) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - DEC 28, 2013
Pours a slightly hazy darker yellow with lots of head that dissipates after a while. Aroma is fruity, sweet, pineapple, and very fresh. Taste is quite hoppy but not bitter, some citrus notes, with more fresh exotic fruity flavours. Aftertaste is quite dry but not hoppy, just slightly bitter with hints of pine. This is a very balanced, unique and extremely drinkable beer. For fans of hoppy christmas ales!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gegwilson (621) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle from BeerRitz in Leeds. A beer flavoured with ginger and pine needles didnít sound very appetising, but this was really good. Poured golden amber with a frothy white head. V ery citrtus hop aroma. Interesting strong flavours with a pineapple finish the most prevelant. Thereís caramel and spices in there too. Ginger too, but nicely hidden in the background rather than dominating. The pine notes are in the finish. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmagnus87 (2220) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Draft at a sampling event. From notes. Citrus and grapefruit with a decent bit of caramel . Loads of holiday baking spices. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foffern (1065) - BodÝ, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours a slightly cloudy orange colour with a big, light beige and creamy head. Has a fruity aroma with mango, pine, some caramel, citrus and fruity hops. The flavour follows up and has a rich and slick mouthfeel. The bitterness is balanced and at a medium level. A nice, tasteful and well-balanced IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philym (698) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2013
Appearance: Clear amber with 2 finger thick ivory head. Aroma: Grapefruit, orange marmalade, resinous and subtle marzipan. Taste: Medium bitterness, low/medium sweetness and low sourness. Palate: Thick smooth texture, light body, average/prickly carbonation, lingering malty citrus, marmalade astringent finish. Comments: Very good and glass lace.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
onceblind (3673) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Clear golden under a medium foamy white head. Nose is strongly hoppy, with earthy dank hops bringing a piney, floral, and orange zest note on the aroma, with a melon-like sweetness underneath. Flavor is balanced and complex, with lots of notes of fresh floral hops, grapefruit, pine resin, caramel, and leafy fresh hops. Wonderful ipa, seasonal or not.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentAle (414) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
Aroma: pineapple smell and other sweet notes Taste:mostly hoppy taste , malty notes mostly subtle....hoppiness evens out well too Appearance: Very very thick white lace head with great retention , cloudy gold body ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maekchu (1772) - Hirakata, JAPAN - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle. Bready malt, mild grapefruity hops, and some alc. in nose. Clear bright amber, with a thick two-finger fluffy white head and good lace. Sharp caramel initial / hops blend in nicely with citrus and herbs / smooth finish and light bitter tracks linger. Medium-heavy body. Only a hint of the ginger in mid and finish. Very tasty stuff!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GJF (1201) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - DEC 24, 2013
A hazy orange beer, huge fluffy head. Subtle aroma with a hint of citrus. Flavor is herbal, with hay and a hint of crystal ginger. Very dry, bitter finish.


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