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Mikkeller Imperial India Pale Ale Citra

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style
Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial IPA
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (1664) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2015
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen 150627. Hoppy and fruity, malty and citrusy, pine needles and grapefruits, sweet, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, bitter, hoppy and fruity.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (1154) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2015
Pours murky orangish brown with a small frothy off white head that quickly disappears. Aroma and taste of wet grass, malt, some pines and tropical fruit. Pretty sticky.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Art (2209) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2015
Taster from the owner of The Bottle Shop in Taiwan. Had a few drinks there and I told him I am dubious about IPAs from overseas because of the time it takes to get from the source. I gotta say, I was surprised. Pours a super cloudy orange color with a white head. Aromas are a bit subdued but still all the tropical fruit and citrus. Bitterness is minimal. Better than I was expecting but not phenomenal.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
androman (878) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2015
33cl bottle at home from Only Good Beer, Budapest. Body is hazy yellow orange, head is small, off-white, creamy, average lasting, good lacing. Nose is citric, flavor is tropical fruits, grapefruit, caramel, honey. Medium sweet, medium bitter. Finish is long lasting hoppy bittersweet, later more hoppy, heavy bitter. Full body, soapy texture, soft carbonation. Not that easy, very tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vaiz (3796) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2015
Bottle at home. Murky orange pour, thin white head. Aroma is very fruity, fresh, full of citra and with a hint of unfermented sugars. Flavor is sweet, fruity citrussy hops and with a thick body. Well balanced, smooth and very well drinkable. Lovely IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maskpiece (4) - - MAY 25, 2015 does not count
NOSE: Litchi, Mango, Honey, Orange, Lemon. It’s flavor in mouth is as same as other kinds in this series. Pretty sweet, but good balanced to it’s bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beersorcerer (39) - Armpit of the Panhandle, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2015
12oz bottle Wine world Panama City Beach. Hazy ochre yellow pour with good 30mm froth. Rich aroma of pure citra hops predominant. Sweet malty hop balance, with litter to none bitterness bite. A mouthful of beer joy. Mikkeller’s IPAs are some of the best overseas beers available. Please don’t get me wrong, as I’m a Belgium drinker all the way (I’m from Namur/Namen). My older brother/brewer is the first guy I know to board the hop-bomb bandwagon, it has taken me many years to come around and enjoy beers of his liking and this would be one of those. Excellent choice of the 3 available from Chan’s Panama. Cheers

3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
knickskicks (879) - - APR 5, 2015
Cloudy orange pour with silky white head. Nose is ash and skunk. Taste is soapy bitterness and juicy fruits. Juicy mouthfeel.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ulises77 (14) - México D.F., MEXICO - MAR 20, 2015
Pours a hazy dark orange color with a thin white head. Smell like citrus fruit punch, notes of grapefruit, tangerine and orange peel with a little hint floral. Taste like tropical citrus fruit and sweet caramel malt that actually balance very well the punch of the hops. At the end have a nice short bitter whit a hint of sneaked alcohol. This is a really nice IIPA. Awesome beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocJitsu (1200) - Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Pours a very hazy yellow-golden color with a 1-inch antique white head. Head retention is better than average. Pungent resinous, skunky, citrusy hop nose with slight notes of cannabis. Coating on the tongue and mildly astringent. Flavor’s approxinate the aromas. Good malt backbone without getting overly expressed.


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