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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: 109   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 24, 2012
Drakes version on draft. A hazy amber beer with a thin orangey head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, bread, and spicy hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of toffee, malt, spicy hops, and a bit of alcohol, leading to a dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 23, 2012
The Against The Grain collaboration, from tap @Mikkeller Bar. Shiny orangey amber. Thin sand-colored head. Light resiny and vegetal hop aroma. Taste is caramelly malts and grassy/vegetal bitterness. Well-bodied. Oily texture. Hop linger in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2012
This was a pretty mellow IPA. Had the qualities yet lacked the inner heart and soul of an amazing brew. Slightly flat. Alot of great things tho. Balanced in its own way. Bewutiful vibrant pour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernesto987 (3933) - Connecticut, USA - APR 22, 2012
Was looking forward to this one, malty aroma, not much hop flavor, a bitter finish however. Bummer bromigo

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8681) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2012
This beer is a clear amber-gold color with a medium foamy white head that diminishes steadily. Short stringy lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of citrus, malt and pine. Medium body with a citrusy character and notes of piney hops and sweet malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a hoppy aftertaste. Above average overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rejtable (1433) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2012
22 oz bottle. Really nice piney hop up front, then a good bit of peachy and maybe grapefruit coming in the back. Pours orange with small head that lasts. Great effort!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluejacket74 (1392) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2012
22 ounce bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the brew pours a cloudy orange/brown color with about a half inch light tan head that stayed around a little while. There’s also a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, it smells mostly like citrusy (grapefruit, tropical fruit, orange peel) and pine hops, along with a bit of bready malt. The taste is pretty much just like the aroma with the hoppy flavors being dominant. But the hop bitterness is stronger in the flavor than I expected it to be since the aroma was sweeter and I thought the fruity hop flavors would be more noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit coating and has moderate carbonation. I think it’s a good overall brew, I liked it. $8.99 a bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (7236) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 12, 2012
22 oz. bottle, pours a hazy golden orange with a medium white head. Aroma is medium hop heavy, with piney and resinous hops apparent, along with some subtle spicy hops. Flavour of resinous hops with a subtle spic, and just enough malt backing. Finishes dry and bitter. Nothing special here - strange for Mikkeller - but well-made nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rustyham (1732) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2012
Strong bitter flavor. Mouthfeel is very dry and caustic. Flavor is great, sweet scotch like malt followed by lots of earthy hops. Color is dark Amber and fully translucent.

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