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Mikkeller Invasion IPA

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

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

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unknown

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RATINGS: 109   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (2267) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 15, 2013
An amazing beer! My first of a Brett/IPA ( tho with the very aggressive hops more like a double IPA). Poured with a smallish, sudsy, off-white head that completely fades and no lace. Color is a very slightly hazy yellow with a huge range of size bubble trails from tiny to grande. Aroma is a volatile blend of hop, spice, lemon & other citrus, yeast, funk. Flavor’s much like nose, mammoth hop, more of an edge to the tang from not just carbonation but from the Brettanomyces, fairly dry with only a very slight sweetness. Body is good with very good carbonation. Finish is like flavor with grapefruit coming thru strongly in the finish along with strong alcohol warming and lots of lingering bitterness. Very drinkable; would be a great summer brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
2nd June 2012
Hazy amber beer, decent cream coloured head. Palate starts soft turns sharp mineral crispy! Strong grainy malt base with a trace of caramel. Good piney hops with a nice sweet orange underneath. Malt turns creamy before smooth finish. Sharp minerals again. Bitter aftertaste. A little barleywine like and very nice indeed.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1032) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
650mL bottle to flute Tangerine, resin, papaya, cedar. Cloudy reddish amber with a thin white head. Taste is citrusy and slightly sour with a nice hoppy finish. Mouthfeel is oily with late alcohol burn.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 19, 2013
A - Hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. Fades normal. S - Grapefruit, orange, citrus, pine, grassy hops, sweet caramel and light biscuit malts. T - Grapefruit, orange, citrus, pine, grassy hops, good resiny bitterness, sweet caramel and biscuit malts. M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry, bitter, and resiny finish. D - Great hoppy IPA. Nice hop profile and bitterness throughout.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
sloth (2502) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Brewed @ Mercury brewing. Lotsa off, tea, mint flavors, dominates. Not worth getting into. Another let down from Mikkeller. He needs to settle his gypsy ass down.Was lookin forward to this one, oh well such is life. Bomber from statelineliquors.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (2646) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 5, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2013 650ml brown bottle. Dark orange, full of haze. Full whitish cap. Light clingy fiam. Nose has sweet citrus, bright grapefruit and some tropical fruits. Taste has caramel start, grapefruit middle, finishes lightly grainy and dry. Medium bitterness, grapefruits in the aftertaste. Medium body, good scrubbing carbonation. All around nice IPA.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
thedm (4948) - Fort Wayne, USA - JAN 1, 2013
This draft brew from a beer festival poured a small sized head of foamy fine to medium sized bubbles that were and left behind a softly carbonated transparent light red brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The mild aroma was hoppy. The semi-flat mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start mediumly tingly at the finish. An OK brew just nothing special.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3927) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Aroma is citrus, yeast and biscuit malts. The flavor is grapefruit, citrus, a hint of tropical fruit, malts and a mix of tartness and bitterness in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
patricks110 (1621) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2012
Pretty solid little hopped up firecracker IPA with a resinous backbone and light toasted malts. Big grapefruit and citrus fruits, resinous, pepper and mild caramel. Not exactly balanced and a bit ripe, but definately a tasty hopped up brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (4487) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle - Sweet hoppy pine and a bit of orange. Clear amber with a nice thick head. Lots of resin and bitterness, dry and an alcohol finish. Nice and thick on the palate. I find the bitterness and resin much too harsh and unbalanced.


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