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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: 245   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (809) - 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 (1309) - 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 (11058) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (6072) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Draft. Pours hazy orange amber with an off white head. Bretty funky notes, peach, fresh grassy hops, and a balanced and refreshing finish. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Karol (635) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 26, 2014
Tapped at Hostinec Richtar Jakub in Bratislava/Slovakia. Overall a very tasty IPA, more citrusy if not a bit sour in aroma and taste. I love the west coast style IPAs and this one fulfilled my expectations.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dohny (215) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 22, 2014
From tap at Richtar Jakub. Clear golden color with small head. Intense fruity aroma. Flavor of apricot, honey. Balance towards bitterness which lingers in aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gurthnar (1658) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 22, 2014
Tap at RJ. Aroma orange, citrusy, light flowery intensely hoppy. Hazy orange colour, stable head. What the label says "you might not have guessed" is instantly obvious by first sip. Brett features with moderate funk and bubblegum, prominent even more in the finish. Hops contributes orange and resiny flavours. Overall very good, enjoyable, nice departure from typical American IPAs.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matis (110) - Warsaw, POLAND - AUG 20, 2014
Tap. Excellent aroma: fresh overriped tropics - mango, lichi, peach and some wild notes below that. Taste is smooth and dry with sour and belgian accents. Brets are cosily inserted here - any exarreration. Tasty!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bleeng (1513) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2014
bottle. Pours bright gold. Nose is medicinal and spicy. taste is the same. A bit funky. OK

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7818) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2014
Bottled at Haket, Göteborg, on August 16, 2014. During "big bottle share Saturday".
Hazy golden color, small off-white head. Hoppy, cheese, marzipan scent. Hoppy, spicy, herbal, bitter, cheese taste. Medium to fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.


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