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Mikkeller Invasion IPA

Formerly brewed at Drakes Brewing Company

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


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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2012
In short: a doughy sweet-ish citrusy IPA. Ok
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed approximately one month after purchase
The look: Cloudy orange-blonde body topped by a medium white head with medium retention
In long: Nose is typical citrusy hops (grapefruits, apricotsm etc,) with also some kind of alcohol-caramel-dessert thing. Taste is crunchy toasted malts, strong yeast presence, a bit doughy, sweet citrus fruits (oranges, apricots, grapefruits), medium bitterness, resinous character. Alcohol a bit apparent and it is only 7%. Long sweet sticky resinous citrusy after-taste. Very nourishing and a bit on the sweet side. All in all an average IPA with no brewing problem, but a 7% citrusy IPA should be sessionable, and this one wasnít. A bit disappointing coming from Mikkeller, for this beer Mikkeller should have contracted a german brewery, those guys know how a thing or two about how to put together a successful Invasion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2814) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Nice one. Has a malty aroma with bread, some caramel and a bit of grass. The hops come along in the taste. Nice malt start, quite sweet giving way to the fruity, citrusy hops. Nice dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerSquare (117) - - SEP 9, 2012
Probably my favorite Mikkeller yet-- although it is impressively bitter through the finish, I was surprised this one actually isnít as brutal on the taste buds as some of their darker offerings. Not a complex hop profile, just a nice citrus pine, but an exceptional balance with the carmely malt notes is what made it great for me. Also love where this is in the abv department-- would have been tempting to push this into "Double" terrirtory, but I like it as a strong regular IPA. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4299) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 2, 2012
500ml bottle in a tulip. Pours deep amber with a lacy, cream-colored head. Aroma of citrusy and piney hops plus a good amount of caramel malts. Flavor the same, like a good IPA should be. Average texture. A pretty good IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
morganmaher (22) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Pours pretty. Aromas intriguing with citrus, pine and hints of grass? Taste doesnít quite follow through though. The malt sweetness and the hops donít quite blend. I tasted sweet in the begining, but completely bitter on the finish. Over priced, still waiting to see what the big fuss is about these guys.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Macegan75 (726) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2012
bottle from Caponeís. Pours a medium to light brwn with slight orange hew and nice head that lingers.nose is mild with cumquat and meyer lemons. first sip is nice sweet malty flavrs almost like a double ipa withut the bozze. hops take over and are balanced nicely. finish is grapefruit and lemn rind. good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8154) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Bomber. Pours chill hazy copper with 2-finger frothy off-white head. Nose is big tropical fruit, with pineapple, tamgerine, black pepper, and caramel malt. Tastes astringent, with a high IBU level, and flavors of tangerine, pineapple, pepper, and a hefty caramel malt bill. The palate is not real dense, and the hops dominate. This one is very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12039) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2012
(22oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a clear golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of orange, bread, and caramel. Flavor of grass, herbs, caramel, citrus, and florals with a dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1939) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Hazy orange with good, creamy, white head / Bright nose of pine, cream, and cooked fruit / Medium body, some sweetness, creamy, with excellent balance and lightly biting hops and bitter finish / Muted, somewhat oddly herbaceous flavors of orange, grapefruit, spun sugar, soap, and cut pine / A might peculiar, but I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jandd1983 (2887) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 29, 2012
It poured a golden/amber color with a white head. The aroma was of dark fruit, some earth, bread, spices, some sweetness and earthiness. The taste was dry, spicy, citrus, bitter lemons and oranges. A very tasty IPA.

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