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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: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Editor’s note: also brewed at Against The Grain in Louisville, Kentucky. All ratings should be entered here please.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (9592) - 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 (3873) - 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 (8206) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ed5388 (3222) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2013
22oz bomber. Pours a clear golden orange with a creamy white head. Aroma of bitter orange, lemon zest, with some caramel and biscuit malt. Taste is caramel, biscuits, lemon zest, bitter orange, grapefruit, and grass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
samsmith33 (772) - - APR 6, 2013
Aroma is Lemon, grapefruit, a touch of pine. Cloudy dark yellow color. Small creamy head. Refreshing taste, though a bit bitter/stale/pasty. Good beer though. Nice bite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (4164) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Hazy burnished golden color with a foamy off white head. Nice hoppy nose with light toast notes. Orange peel, apricot, orange marmalade and toast. Nice standard IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (3173) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22309) - , 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1825) - Edmonton, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, 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.

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