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Mikkeller Invasion IPA

 (RETIRED)
overall
94
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: 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4321) - 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 (1920) - 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 (6784) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4449) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Location: 22 oz bottle from Sparrow-Downtown, 12/16/12

Aroma: The nose is sweet and citrusy, lots of hops on first whiff, with some underlying cereal malts
Appearance: It pours a hazed orange color, fairly bright, with a bubbly off-white head, a drippy lace
Flavor: Fairly sweet, with a bitter punch, it has orange, grapefruit, some caramel, and cereal/grains
Palate: Medium body, has a creamy feel, is a touch sticky, with average carbonation, and a dry finish
Overall Impression: This bottle doesn’t say anything about Drake’s or Against the Grain, it says "Brewed & Bottled by Mercury Brewing." The two descriptions of this beer are unclear, but since this bottle looks exactly like the one in the picture, and the editors note says "all rating should be entered here," I will just have to assume this is the correct location for this rating... As for the beer, this is a pretty interesting IPA, that leans toward to the sweet side for sure, but still has some graininess and a grapefruit-style bitterness to provide that IPA feel and some balance. I liked this beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gramity (1530) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2012
Bottle. Pour is clear copper with a thin white head. Aroma is resinous hop , caramel and cereal hop, and a touch of floral hop. Flavor is true to nose with resinous hop and caramel malt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle. Cloudy dark yellow with a fluffy white head. Sweet fruit, citrus, and cereal grain aroma and taste with a nice pear flavored sweetness upfront followed by a good earthy, dusty bitter bite, and finishing with sweet cereal grain flavors. Thick chewy palate. Well done.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1894) - - OCT 30, 2012
Pours amber with a big white head. Aroma is huge citrusy hops. Taste is much the same with a tea-like note. Could use a little more carb. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3786) - Georgia, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Strong, hoppy aroma has a firm fruity note, mainly citrus but with some pear and apple. Pours a slightly hazy coppery brown with a fairly thick and fine-bubbled buff head. Strongly hoppy flavor has woody, sour citrus and evergreen notes with a hint of caramel. Smooth, firm texture has a decent amount of fizz, and finish is quite hoppy and has both bitter and sweet undertones. Let this one invade your mouth!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4574) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 20, 2012
350ml bomber pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger white head with good retention and nice lacing. Aroma is grapefruit and caramel with hints of other light fruits. Taste is a bold grapefruit bitterness with an underlying caramel malty sweetness that is well balanced. Medium bodied with good carbonation leaving a pleasant sensation on the palate. A bold and tasty IPA that is highly recommended.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (2787) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Pours beautifully thick honey amber in color with a decent off white head. The aroma brings sweet malty notes, a bit of spicy bitterness. The flavor certainly has a malt base with some lightly bitter hops to end. The body is nice and full, my favorite part of the brew.


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