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Mikkeller Invasion IPA

Formerly brewed at Drakes Brewing Company

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Editor’s note: also brewed at Against The Grain in Louisville, Kentucky. All ratings should be entered here please.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (5351) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours deep amber, very fizzy and lively, bitter, dry, yeasty and sugary.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
salvaticas (498) - - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle pour on New Years. Pours a cloudy orange Amber. Slight hops on the nose. Heavily bitter but not too intense on the flavor. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
fonefan (37269) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2014

Bottle 750ml. corked.

[ As Mikkeller Invasion IPA ].
Unclear medium to dark orange color with a huge, frothy and open, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruity, heavy hoppy, grass, citrus, brett, leather, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet, light to moderate acidic and moderate to heavy bitter with a long long duration, brett, hoppy, citrus, hoppy bitter, funky, yeasty, dry, peel bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Wow what a aroma - so gooood !!! [20130111]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"#2900 from the brewery i have drank more than any other (i think - Boston beer is up there too!). Lots of citrus and pine in the aroma, but with a stronger than usual sweet malt presence as well, even more so in the flavor. medium bodied, well balanced, easy drinking. bittersweet finish is nice."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4389) - Indiana, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Rated on 6-01-2012 at Brew Haven Ticket Release Party at Trion Tavern-New Haven, IN. This draft beer has a small beige head that mostly diminishes, copper body and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is citrus, grapefruit and orange hops and malt. The flavor is moderately bitter, citrus hops and malt. The mouthfeel is tingly and this beer is medium bodied. This beer has a lingering hoppy aftertaste and also a weird flavor on the back of the tongue that I don’t know what it is other than weird.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (6450) - Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2014
22 oz bottle sampled in early 2012 from notes. Pours a clear golden amber color with a small white head. The aroma has caramel malts, fruity citrusy hops, toasted malt, grass, and a splash of caramel. The flavor has fruity citrus hops, toasted malts, caramel malts, floral notes, and grapefruit. Medium bodied, dry mouthfeel. Decent IPA that has avoided some of the storage problems of other Mikkeller IPAs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3188) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2013
22oz bottle, dark amber color, with a pale beige head, mild biscuity, toasted, caramel, bread, pale malty, dark dried fruit nose, with some brown sugar, earthy floral leafy, citrus, piney hoppy accents, with a faint sugar pie, cedary, lemon pie crust, light lemon marmalade, lime lollipop, pine bark note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a sweet toasted, caramel, bready, biscuity malt, yeasty, doughy, lemon marmalade character, with some earthy flowery citrus, leafy, grassy, piney hoppy flavours, and a lemon pie, candied lemon, grapefruit, lime peel, lemon lollipop, panettone cake undertone, leading towards a yeasty, sweet toasted, caramelized maltiness, good citrus, leafy, grassy, piney hop bitterness finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7381) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2013
Bottle shared with Steve. Very hazy orange-tinted amber. Equally malty and hoppy, sweet orange citrus, slightly chewy body, medium bitterness. A malty IPA, but I often like that.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3472) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2013
22oz bottle 9/23/13 (Binny’s Naperville)-42° in Shaker-Pours a cloudy orangish amber with a small off white head. Aroma of hops, caramel, and malt. Taste of the same with more malt and then hops coming in on the back end. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and goes down easy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (7262) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2013
22oz bomber pours with a clear copper body that supports a light tan head of foam. The aroma offers up mineral notes, some pine like hop resin mixed with some sugary malts that are lingering around in the background. The taste is similar where I get a pulse of pine hop bitterness, some floral hop notes, a dash of citrus and a thin ribbon of malt sweetness all hitting pretty much all at once. Overall this is pretty bitter and resiny with hops as well as offering a seemingly out of place sugary sweetness. This seems somewhat disjointed as the mineral earthy notes surface into the finish.

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