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Mikkeller Invasion IPA

 (RETIRED)
overall
93
90
style
Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at Drakes Brewing Company

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

bottled
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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Editorís note: also brewed at Against The Grain in Louisville, Kentucky. All ratings should be entered here please.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (10138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Bottle @ home. This pours a fairly clear, light golden orange appearance with a two finger, off-white head. Thereís a fairly floral, soapy hoppiness in the nose to go along with a toasty, bready maltiness. The flavor also a noted bready, toasty maltiness with an earthy, floral/light grapefruit hoppiness with a somewhat bitter, fairly toasty finish. Not bad though it is a little disappointing.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcr (2365) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Bomber. Deep golden body with a frothy white head, slowly diminishing. Aroma of raw hops, toasted grain, caramel, citrus, grapefruit, perfume, grass. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation. Taste of orange peel, citrus, raw grain, perfume, flowers. Pine bitterness long into the finish. Lots going on in this IPA with the floral notes, bitterness, citrus, perfume. But itís not working together.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (7643) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2012
22 oz. bottle, unusual size for anything from Mikkeller but I guess it was brewed at Drakes, from Wine and Cheese Place. Pours a clear copper-hued gold with a small white head. Aroma of caramel malts, leafy and citrusy hops, toast, grass, and crackers. Flavor of leafy hops, dry grains, caramel malts, floral notes, and grapefruit. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry mouthfeel. Solid IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
J_man (796) - Tustin, California, USA - FEB 16, 2012
Strong pine and grass aromas coming out of the bottle. Pours a fairly light orangy yellow with a foamy white head. More grass and pine bitterness along with citrus pith and a dry, spicy bite in the flavor. Good lightly sweet malt backbone, but itís there to support the powerful but well balanced and delicious hops. Definitely leaves behind a nice bitterness on the tongue and a fresh herbal aftertaste. Another killer IPA from Mikkeller.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2012
Sampled in the bomber. Pours orangish brown. Thin lacey head. Big time hops on this one. Really smooth and enjoyable. Malts are sweet and hops really linger.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 13, 2012
Draft. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Pineapple and light passion fruit aroma. Pine and woodsy flavor. Medium bodied. Nice bitterness. Pine and woodsiness lingers with light earth and light grapefruit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6967) - 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 (5621) - 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 (1777) - 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.


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