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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 529   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
India Pale Ale brewed with Ginger and Pine Needles


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vincent68 (677) - Nitra, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 26, 2015
Čapované v Lokal Pube Nitra. Zlatopomarančová farba, hustá biela pena, aróma, sladu, cukríkov, klinček. Stredne nasýtené, sladkasto horkastá chuť, v pozadí vianočné korenie, pomaranč. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniel_machado (17) - SPAIN - DEC 25, 2015
On tap @ Sr Lúpulo - Gijón. Solid American IPA but no Christmas hints. If I have to rate this beer as an IPA, Mikkeller nails it but as a Christmas Ale ... Anyway good beer with good hop fruity flavors, golden color and white persistent head

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Baramba (661) - ITALY - DEC 24, 2015
On tap. Orange with creamy off-white head. Flowery aroma, pine. Sweet falvour of fruits, malt, flowers with a soft bitter finish

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (2865) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Super tasting beer with hints of the pine needles and ginger. Lots of frothy head and lace. Incredibly easy drinking. Bit of alcohol warmth towards the end of the finish. Fab brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikkellund42 (724) - DENMARK - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle. Pours light hazy deep amber with huge white head. Aroma is intense hoppy with notes of spruce, pine, resin, bitter grapefruit peel and soap but also some fruits like mandarin, apple and figs. Taste is medium sweet, very bitter and light acidic. Body of oily with medium fizzy carbonation. Finish is long and mostly bitter with notes of spruce, pine, bitter grapefruit, malt, caramel, fudge, hazelnut syrup and faint hints of ginger. Nice complexity.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElCapitan22 (327) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Pours a clear, but darker gold color. Has a piney, hoppy aroma. Tastes surprisingly sweet for an ipa. It is definitely pine forward in its taste. If I look hard, I can find small ginger spice in the end of the taste. Very bitter and tasty. Like this!

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Diabobale (429) - Vallata, SUD ITALIA, ITALY - DEC 20, 2015
Un’ipa "natalizia", speziata con zenzero e con aggiunta di aghi di pino (? mah), dal colore dorato, abbastanza opalescente e con un cappello di schiuma bianco e abbondante, non troppo persistente. Al naso forti sono i sentori di ananas, agrumi e verso la fine molto resinosi. Le note maltate quasi impercettibili. Entra con una buona carbonazione e il corpo molto nella media. In bocca si ritrovano, con una certa prepotenza le note citriche e sul finale di nuovo assai resinose. L’amaro è spinto ma non esagerato. Non troppo pulita e lineare.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martin00sr (2132) - Haderslev, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2015
Bottle from the Mikkeller Christmas Calendar. Cloudy dark golden, thick offwhite froth. Aroma has pine and grapefruit. Juicy, caramely and slightly resinous flavour. The juicy fruityness might be the ginger which otherwise doesn’t really show through. No wait... there is a pleasant spicy ginger burn later on. Finish is slightly sticky and perhaps a little too sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wiedrzensky (674) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 18, 2015
On tap at na 7.schode, Zilina. Pours is clear orange with thick white head. Aroma is malty, pine, orange zest, light resin, hint of ginger. Taste is light to medium sweet, moderate bitter, pine mouthfeel, hint of ginger on tongue. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, long bitter finish. Great holiday beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (4264) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 15, 2015
Draft at the Gnarly Barley. Pours opaque orange amber with a fizzy white head. Tastes like caramel malt, booze, grapefruit hops, resin, dried dark fruits, and light spice. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like caramel malt, dried fruits, booze, light spice, resin, and grapefruit hops.


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