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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: 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30685) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 5, 2012
From tap at MikkellerBar. Drakes version is hazy golden deep yellow while the against the grain version is dark orange, clearer too. Both with a small white head. Aroma is orange fruity, crisp citrusy. Drakes version is more grapefruity and light cornish / malty. Bitter, toasted malt base in the Drakes version, also pine hoppy notes. Grain version is more crisp citrusy. Bitter and lasting citrusy finish. Lasting malty too for the Drakes version. Quite different. I prefer the Against the Grain version.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29077) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 8, 2012
On tap. Against The Grain version. Pours an almost clear deep, dark amber with an off-white head. Intense but also somewhat greasy and herbal hop aroma. Medium-bodied, lightly sweet fruit and caramel before distinct citrusy hops leaving a bitter finish. Straight, there’s nothing wrong with it but it’s simply not all that thrilling. Mikkeller has made a lot of better IPA’s at De Proef! 070412

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20493) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 5, 2012
Draught at Mikkeller Bar. Hazy orange coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, bread and hops with notes of pine needles. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, hops, grass and grape fruits. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14304) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
2nd June 2012
Hazy amber beer, decent cream coloured head. Palate starts soft turns sharp mineral crispy! Strong grainy malt base with a trace of caramel. Good piney hops with a nice sweet orange underneath. Malt turns creamy before smooth finish. Sharp minerals again. Bitter aftertaste. A little barleywine like and very nice indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13227) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2012
Bottle in Hotel Room, Brooklyn. Clear golden/amber - white head. Nice fresh hoppy, ok bitterness, grassy, citrus, dry bitterness, grape fruits, light malty sweetness, piney, light spruce, light hashish freshness. Nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11933) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11317) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11071) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10696) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 10, 2012
Bomber from The Davis Beer Shoppe in Davis, CA. Pours hazy golden amber with a creamy near-white head. Aroma of resin over lightly toasted caramel. Med + body. Flavor is floral and resin over light sweet/roast caramel. It’s a fresh and bitter ale. Resin goes well into the finish. But there’s a floral component tagging along. Quite nice.

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