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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

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of malt, hops, citrus, slight caramel, and slight resin. Poured amber/gold in color with a small to medium-sized creamy, dense, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, pine, light hop oil, and resin. Medium body. Oily, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Medium bitter, lightly sweet, malt hop, pine, resin finish is dry. 7%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (3143) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2012
On tap at matt’s. Pours a hazy orange color with small head with sheets of full lacing. Inner glass is totally covered. Aromas of honey, grass, orange juice. Taste is a orange hop character with a nice bready and earthy malt backbone. Some other notes of grapefruit, honey, and toast. Not too bitter. Pretty good ipa.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8821) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2012
On tap at Capone’s. Amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of citrus with some floralness. Tastes of citrus with some toasted caramel. This one was fine but nothing really stood out.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Draft. Hazy apple juice body, small off-white head (much lighter in color than Against the Grain version). Aroma is medium sweet, lemon, bread, orange. Taste is medium sweet, lemon/grapefruit, some bread. Medium body, some resin. Tasted off, and not just due to the differences associated with the different versions.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hammy78 (725) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2012
Bomber purchased at West Lakeview Liquors Chicago. Pours an amber/ orange with a huge fluffy white head (very pillowy), loads of lacing as well. Smells sweet, a little fruit hop and caramel. Tastes rather plainly bitter, a little dry as well. Still very good though.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
craftycarl21 (2208) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 30, 2012
Draft at CK. Rich caramel color with a small off-white head. Nose is big caramel and molasses, sweet citrus, and candied sugars. Too much malt, clearly old, with touches of oxidation. Mer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10462) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2012
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with a large frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy resin hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and lively carbonation. Moderate to heavy smooth bitter flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of medium to long duration. This a standout brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - APR 27, 2012
Pours medium dark copper with a two finger thick eggshell head. Nice nose of floral and earthy hops. Same in the flavor with good caramel malt balancing it out. Decent dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reynolds314 (2245) - Connecticut, USA - APR 26, 2012
Mediocre at best here. Really malty and floral hops with a wierd bitterness. I dont really get it. Kind of like a British IPA without the complex malts. meh

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2012
The pour is a hazy, orangey golden color with a moderate, pillowy, white head which settles to a very thin layer and leaves some drippy lace. The nose is full of white grapefruit, some tangerine, resinous pine, faint green hops, light florals, and some toasted biscuits. The flavor is similar but with less citrus fruit; grapefruit and tangerine peels, more resinous notes, more pine, toasted biscuits, and slight rustic. The palate is moderately full, nearly lively, drying, and slightly oily. The finish is rustic, piney, resinous, very bitter, drying, and some toasted biscuits somehow. This one was very nice for its style, lots of juicy citrus in the nose but drying and rustic as it moved towards the finish. Drank very nicely even with the nearly high bitterness and the slight green hop notes in the nose, mostly due to the palate. The subtle malt notes benefited the beer nicely to balance the bitterness and resinous notes. A nice change to the limitless IPA’s around today.


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