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Mikkeller Invasion IPA

 (RETIRED)
overall
93
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: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (3993) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Great apricot and grapefruit floral aroma. Pours hazy orange from the bottle. Taste is good citrus hoppy and very bitter. Almost too bitter but I like. Mikkeller IPA' are becoming my favorites ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (5062) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Great perfectly hued copper coloured body with a touch of an orange glow and a great three centimetre tall tan head - brilliant for the style. Aroma of fresh grapefruit, piney and citrus hops with a good malt backbone, some light caramel and a touch of nuts. Medium-bodied; Sweet flavour at first with a strong resiny flavour soon afterward and a good kick of grapefruit and pine, touched with some deep malts and a little earthiness at the end. Aftertaste is nice and strong with the alcohol coming through first, then some deep resin, a lot of hop bitterness and a hint of sweetness. Overall, a good IPA, perhaps a bit strong on alcohol and malt at the end, but the underpinnings are great, nice resiny and citrus hop bitterness and a good complex flavour that doesn’t disappoint. I would recommend it to all except for the abhorrent price on the bottle - paying for it, just because of the Mik name...sad. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 22-April-2012 for US$9.95 sampled at home in Washington on 20-May-2012.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmac (4626) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Draft at Capones on my Thursday lunch trip with Caruso. Poured a slight hazy gold body with an average foamy white head that left some nice lace. Aroma has some big time grapefruit notes, citrus rind and light toast. Big full mouthfeel, strong carbonation, hint of alcohol warming and a lingering bitterness. The flavor is the same as the aroma although a touch drier than I was expecting. This is a damn good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11432) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2012
22oz bottle-shared by jtc-pours hazy yellow/gold with a rich offwhite head. Aroma is light malt, then some pineapple. Taste is spice/floral hops, medium malt-some caramel, alcohol, drying.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5606) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Draft at Churchkey. Poured a orange/amber color with a small mostly white head. Aroma was caramel, with notes of pine hops and fruity hop esters. Flavor is grapefruit, notes of pine, touch of caramel and earth. Crisp and enjoyable.

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 (3875) - 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 (9713) - 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 (12033) - 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 (860) - 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.


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