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Mikkeller Invasion IPA

 (RETIRED)
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94
89
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Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at Drakes Brewing Company

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

bottled
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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Editorís note: also brewed at Against The Grain in Louisville, Kentucky. All ratings should be entered here please.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5888) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Sample at triple rock sour Sunday . Golden orange pour. Sweet maltiness and pretty sizable hop presence in the aroma. Mostly sweet malts, tropical fruits and caramel. Malta overpower hops here, decent

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (4931) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2012
Bomber. A slight haze in this honey colored beer. A two finger head of off white gentle bubbles. The aroma is citrus and caramel. It is not big but has a nice little bite to it. The first sip brings big bitterness with grapefruit and that remains in the aftertaste. Mid way through I begin to taste some tropical fruit and a bit of spice. The caramel builds towards the finish but the grapefruit takes over once again. This was good but not top shelf.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ContemplateBeer (1540) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Also being brewed at Against the Grain; Louisville. Aroma of orange peel, lemon, citrus hops and light caramel. Appearance is red/copper with creamy bone head. Flavor is all citrus hops with the slightest caramel presence; the finish is long and leafy. Palate is bubbly and medium bodied. Pretty good; I like a bit more of a malt bill in my IPAís, but this is a good hop bomb.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Wasnít sure if I should add this as a new entry because Iím drinking the one brewed at Against The Grain brewery in Louisville KY. Pours deep amber to red. Huge resinous hop nose. Citrus, pines, resin, dank hops, darker caramels. Nutty caramels. Flavor is grassy plant like resinous hops and muddled caramel malt. This is liquid plant. I like it but really really hop foreward.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10921) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 24, 2012
The beer is golden orange in color with a white head. A nice aroma which is quite fruit forward. Good grapefruit and citrus with a touch of tropical fruit. Sweet bready malt is there in the background. The flavor is not quite as enjoyable, but still good. Grapefruit and orange peel make up most of the hop flavor, but there is also some floral and pine character. A bit more sweet malt than I was hoping for, though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - JAN 23, 2012
Much crisper and livelier hop aroma and initial flavor thanks to being brewed in California. Really piney and woodsy with lots of carbonation bubbles. Bitterness does linger without overstaying itís welcome.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6497) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 23, 2012
Bottle from Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours light amber with a clinging off-white head and a citrus aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor with a sharp citrus finish. A bit too grassy.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HopheadDane (2) - portola valley, California, USA - JAN 23, 2012 does not count
I was looking forward to this new IPA by Mikkeller and local brewery Drakeís, but as self confessed hophead i was underwhelmed by the lack of aromas and a more malty taste. Thereís definitely a bitter palate but if youíre looking for traditional forward fruity aromas youíre out of luck.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oRos (1110) - sacramento, California, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Bottle from beerboxer. Dry clean finish. Citrus flavor hops... smells like a typical ipa

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Pours a light gold color with an earthy aroma. Taste a bit spicy,dry and citrus! Very balanced beer.


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