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Mikkeller Hoppy (Happy) Lovin’ Christmas

overall
97
97
style
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: 475   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
India Pale Ale brewed with Ginger and Pine Needles


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (445) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle from Tallinna Kaubamaja (€ 4.20). BB due in a week - damn, I should’ve opened it months ago! Kinda forgot I had this. Despite that it carries a whole lot of overripe mango and pineapple sweetness on the nose, it’s really-really candy-like sweet, somewhat piney-resinous, but it also has a slight burnt plasticky note to it - and that nearly ruins everything. No ginger. Colour is light orange, slightly hazy, head is big, big-bubbled, and light creamy, retains and laces relatively well. Taste is moderately sweet, some not very pronounced bitterness… Piney, yes, plasticky, yes. No ginger. Smooth and soft on the palate, carbonation is modest, body medium. Harsh unbalanced and unpleasant bitterness in the finish.

Should try it again next year, get a more fresh bottle and re-rate. This one here, a week before its BB, is really not a very good beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (202) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 15, 2015
330ml bottle from Food Show in Shibuya. Poured into a snifter. Hazy golden orange color with a huge soapy eggshell head. Big tropical fruit aroma with hints of tree sap and pine as well. Ginger and cardamom are evident on the palate. Piney hop and sweet malt flavors stand up throughout. Nice dry finish. Awesome IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4676) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle. Golden orange pour, slightly cloudy, with a large off white head. Hoppy, sweet candy sugar, dried fruit, fruity pebbles, mild ginger, orange, and mildly bitter citrus. Ok, not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6634) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2015
(Draught at Man in the Moon, Stockholm, 5 Dec 2014) Amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Fruity, malty nose with notes of dried fruit, citrus and a touch of ginger. Malty, fruity taste with apricots, orange marmalade, ginger, candy sugar and a balanced citric bitterness. More than medium body, with a certain sweetness. Spicy and tasty with fresh citric hops and a spicy touch of ginger. Nice one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gramoit (377) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2015
Draft: Nice. Great for a summer Christmas. Hoppy, just a tinge of ginger...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tykechandler (319) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
это пиво очень вкусно. я бы, конечно, рекомен& его всем. пожалуй& обратит& его. очень хорошо!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (1508) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2015
Aroma of citrus, sweet fruit, some pine, light ginger, hint of yeast, mango, floral notes, hops. Thankfully, the ginger is not very prominent. Flavour is moderate sweet with a moderate to medium bitter finish. Nice full body. Reminds of a Belgian IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (1207) - CROATIA - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle, 330 ml from Za Popen’t, Ljubljana. Pours hazy orange with white head. Fruity, citrus, piney aroma and flavor.. Sweet malty base. Dry bitter finish. Good IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4973) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2015
On tap at Express de Lyon. Hazy golden, creamy white head. Caramel and pine aroma. Spicy rye bread flavours, balanced by piney hop bitterness. Worth loving.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
freretoc (933) - Besançon, FRANCE - JAN 18, 2015
Bue à la pression en 25cl à l’Express de Lyon à Paris, couleur blonde, belle mousse et effervescence moyenne, grosse attaque sur le houblon en début de bouche avec un goût de bonbon Arlequin et de Chamallow, puis bouche maltée qui se termine sur une grosse attaque pamplemousse, un délice


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