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Mikkeller/Prairie American Style

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96
95
style
Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 Bjergsø and Chase Healey journeyed to Flanders to brew this twist on an American-style IPA with Dirk Naudts at De Proefbrouwerij . Predictably, it’s 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 that’s light on the funkiness, but really aromatic. It leaves behind an astoundingly well attenuated IPA, which means it’s good for drinkin’. A serious amount of West Coast hops are added to the whirlpool and as dry hops to compliment the tropical notes from the Brett.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bill Becker (331) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Thanks go out to Craft Shack for the bottle. A very pretty IPA; bright gold with a solid and long lasting head of foam. I get that Brett in the smell. Mixed with grapefruit, it gives me a tropical fruity nose. What worked in the smell seems to fall short for me in the taste. The grapefruit and Brett combo just doesn’t appeal to me taste wise. Dry, bitter, Brett..does Brett really need to infiltrate IPAs? I find it makes the beer, this beer, a chore to drink, and that doesn’t have anything to do with the abv. Nothing wrong with the mouth feel. This is not something I’d want to drink again...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fritz123 (1013) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle shared at the Syb Pig in Boca. Poured into small snifters. Golden hazy copper with a thick fluffy head. Head lasted and laced. Aroma is fresh pine, wet cut grass, hay field, and slight brett funkiness. The taste is fresh piney hops, cut grass, tart lemon, slight citrus, and a well balanced malt. Finish is crisp and slight tart. Heavy carbonation and tingly mouth.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marstonlad (422) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2014
On tap at Ölhus Stockholm, Helsinki. Pours hazy amber with a little white head. The aroma displays citrus fruitiness, resinous pine and a touch of caramel. Taste is dry and medium to heavy bitter. Not much initial sweetness. Flavours include fresh fruits and pine. The palate is medium bodied, slightly sticky and a bit aggressive carbonation. Fairly strong for an IPA but still very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skoisirius (1716) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Tap at Mikkeller SF. Floral nose with a hint of straw and barnyard along with a tinge of funk to suit. Flavors are similar, but not as loud as one might gather from the nose. Semi-surprisingly coming from these two guys. Still yum though!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (2450) - NORWAY - SEP 8, 2014
On tap at Brewdog Stockholm, april 18th 2014. Hazy amber body with a small white head. Hoppy aroma of tangerine, grapefruit zest, light brett character. Taste is superdry bitter tropical fruits, very refreshing, with a light balancing malt presence. Dry woody aftertaste, an excellent brett ipa.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chinchill (1881) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2014
large bottle poured light amber with a decent head. Sweet malty aroma is followed by a more balance and hoppy flavor. Largely an APA. Somewhat thin body.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Moebbels (316) - FINLAND - SEP 4, 2014
A slightly hazy dark orange body with a well-lasting white gead. Nose has nice notes of citrus fruits, resin and caramel. Taste has a smooth but assertive hoppy bitterness and a long bitter finish. Carbonation is average and the mouthfeel is on the richer side. A nice well balanced IPA with a well presented hop presence.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (2131) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 29, 2014
"Though called American style, definitely a different take on an american IPA. Fruity in a nice tropical sorta way. Good nose, opens up very well. Moderately bitter and lightly sweet. Dry, bretty finish after a hint of underlying funk. Cool beer from 2 cool brewers."

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Psytron (1320) - Turku, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2014
Smell of hops, basement. Hazy amber colour, tiny white head. Aroma of raisins, hops, alcohol, rum. Sweet with a faint bitterness. Flat carbon, oily texture.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2014
On tap at Christian Firtal. Cloudy golden with a lasting white head. Aroma of citrus and pine, with a bit of diacetyl. Sweet citrus hoppy and malty flavour.


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