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Mikkeller/Prairie American Style

Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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American Style is an international collaboration between the godfather of all gypsy brewers, Mikkeller, and one of the new stars of the US tenant brewing scene, Prairie Artisan Ales. Mikkel Borg BjergsÝ and Chase Healey journeyed to Flanders to brew this twist on an American-style IPA with Dirk Naudts at De Proefbrouwerij . Predictably, itís loaded with West Coast hops. What you might not have guessed, though, is that it was fermented exclusively with a special strain of Brettanomyces claussenii thatís light on the funkiness, but really aromatic. It leaves behind an astoundingly well attenuated IPA, which means itís good for drinkiní. A serious amount of West Coast hops are added to the whirlpool and as dry hops to compliment the tropical notes from the Brett.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pyrmir (2766) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2014
On tap at brewdog bar, sthlm. Clear dark golden with white head. Aroma fruity, apricot, mango, bitter hops and caramel. Taste is sweet, well balanced, fruity with a high bitterness. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (5875) - Hšsselby, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2014
(Draught at Bishopís Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm, 10 March 2014) Pale amber colour with frothy, white head. Fruity, hoppy nose with citrus, grapefruit and spicy hints of brett. Malty, hoppy taste with notes of apricots, grapefruit, rye bread, a touch of wild yeast and a generous earthy, citric bitterness in the finish. More than medium body, with balanced sweetness. Solid and complex IPA, with a wild touch. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JeffroDH (16) - - APR 17, 2014
Solid. Still thrown a little by Prairie's flavor profiles, but I think that's a good thing. Always something surprising and unexpected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MartzMimic (52) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 17, 2014
On tap at McNellieís OKC. Pours amber with a bit of haze. The foamy white head lasts just a bit, leaving decent lacing. Smells of malt, apricots, hops and just a bit of funk. Nice bit of pine and citrus, and I love what the brett adds. The bitterness builds a bit as the beer warms, but itís never overpowering. Medium mouth, but it has a bit of crispness to it. Yes, itís an IPA, but you can definitely feel Prairieís affinity for farmhouse ales. Teaming up was a great idea. For those times when I canít decide between an IPA or saison, this is the best of both worlds.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (6432) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2014
Bottle shared by Joes @ weekly tasting. Hazy yellow to light orange color, small to average sized off white head. Nice aroma of lightly malts, tropical fruits, loads of hops. Taste malts, again plenty of hops, nicely bitter and a touch of alcohol. Medium body, lively carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (3491) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2014
Bottle @ joes shared by joes. Slightly hazy orange colour with a small off-white head. Smells hops, fresh, some pine, fruity, grapefruit. Tastes bitter, pine, fresh, hops, grapefruit, apricots. Medium to full body, soft to nedium carbo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abijen (1182) - ís-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2014
Pours a golden clear beer with a good white head. Smells malts, fruity, dusty. Tastes spices, bit lemon. Average carbo, thin body and a dry texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (9837) - DENMARK - APR 17, 2014
Bottle, 7.5%. Clear amber with big off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hop, brett, little earthy, little citrus and a little grapefruit. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, brett, little earthy, little funky, little yeast, little dry, little grapefruit and medium bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haukur (1203) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - APR 17, 2014
Bought this on two occasion and both times shared the entire bottle and forgotten to take note. Grapefruit and tiny hints of attic in the aroma, crisp mouthfeel, balanced bitterness with subtle funk. Awesome stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (6163) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 16, 2014
Bottle, shared during our epic night at MicroBar in Reykjavik, with Arnie and Stein. We actually were allowed downstairs into the private stash secret fridge area where this gem was discovered and brought up for boisterous consumption! Beautiful pink grapefruit, papaya, coniferous hop character with an underlying light funk that slowly asserts itself, either as the beer warms or the palate calibrates. Light and creamy mouthfeel. Highly complex, with terrific flavours. Fantastic!

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