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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

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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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7743) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (2186) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 15, 2013
An amazing beer! My first of a Brett/IPA ( tho with the very aggressive hops more like a double IPA). Poured with a smallish, sudsy, off-white head that completely fades and no lace. Color is a very slightly hazy yellow with a huge range of size bubble trails from tiny to grande. Aroma is a volatile blend of hop, spice, lemon & other citrus, yeast, funk. Flavor’s much like nose, mammoth hop, more of an edge to the tang from not just carbonation but from the Brettanomyces, fairly dry with only a very slight sweetness. Body is good with very good carbonation. Finish is like flavor with grapefruit coming thru strongly in the finish along with strong alcohol warming and lots of lingering bitterness. Very drinkable; would be a great summer brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
joet (2138) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - DEC 30, 2011
resin, Roses, herbal, light astringent bitter, dry feel with bits of tannin, tangy citrus, dough beautiful . ReAlly beautiful

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3229) - Georgia, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Strong, hoppy aroma has a firm fruity note, mainly citrus but with some pear and apple. Pours a slightly hazy coppery brown with a fairly thick and fine-bubbled buff head. Strongly hoppy flavor has woody, sour citrus and evergreen notes with a hint of caramel. Smooth, firm texture has a decent amount of fizz, and finish is quite hoppy and has both bitter and sweet undertones. Let this one invade your mouth!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
HomeBrew_Man (10) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Maltier than I was expecting, but an unexpected hop punch at the finish, to be sure. No veggie in my bottle. This seemed pretty straightforward at first, but here’s more going on the more I taste. Guess I’ll have to have another one.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Bomber pours copper with a sticky khaki head. Aromas of citrus like tangerine and grapefruit some tropical citrus as well some pine and a bit of grass. Flavor is bitter but sweet with the citrus flavors. Body is medium full with a great mouthfeel. Finish is dry and hoppy

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 19, 2013
A - Hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. Fades normal. S - Grapefruit, orange, citrus, pine, grassy hops, sweet caramel and light biscuit malts. T - Grapefruit, orange, citrus, pine, grassy hops, good resiny bitterness, sweet caramel and biscuit malts. M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry, bitter, and resiny finish. D - Great hoppy IPA. Nice hop profile and bitterness throughout.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - JAN 6, 2012
The aroma is lighter than I expected I get light stone fruit notes and some slight hop resin but other than that it is a bit light on the aromatics. The appearance is a deep golden color with hints of red on the edges of teh glass. The taste is a bit more complex than the aroma. On the tip of the tongue the hop bitterness slides over lightly with the carbonation which is a bit heavy before revealing soft fruity flavors. The finish is full of bitterness and is very refreshing to me to find a beer that has the balance of the bitterness in the finish as opposed to all of the beers that are so hop forward.

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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10471) - 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.


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