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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

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RATINGS: 764   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Label on photo is wrong. The first in a new series of single hop IPAs from Mikkeller. Brewed with Simcoe, known from many great US micro-brews. An extremely fresh-hopped IPA.
Ingredients : Water, malts (pilsner, cara-crystal and munich), hops (simcoe) and yeast.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2009
Bottle. Pours an cloudy orange colour with a big off white head. Aroma is marvellous, fresh citrus mostly dry grape, pineapple and hits of yeast. Flavor is very fruity, grape, pineapple, and peach with hints of pine. Very pleasant bitter aftertaste. Fantastic stuff!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (9007) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 14, 2009
Bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki)
Beautifully fruity hoppy aroma. Some grapefruit and pineapple. Acidic sherbetty palate, lively carbonation. One-dimensional hoppiness, gets very boring very quickly. Behind the onslaught of hops there’s only a very simple slightly milky malty body. Unbalanced. Finish is just more hops. The word ’complex’ doesn’t belong anywhere near a review of this one. Snore.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DalzAle (1944) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2009
Bottle. Pour was very hazy apricot with decent carbonation. Aroma was hops and noticable citrus. Flavor was hops, grapefruit, pine resin and finished pleasantly bitter. A VERY good beer, but not worth $7 a bottle in my opinion.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
agl108 (767) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2009
11.2 oz. bottle. Poured hazy, deep orange with off-white head. Sheets of lacing. TONS of small particles that stay mostly suspended. Pungent, fresh-cut grapefruits in the nose. Flavor is of mouth watering citrus fruits with some pine as well. Medium body. Smooth. Sticky, resinous finish. Spectacular, well done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjs (4438) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 12, 2009
(Bottle at Pikkulintu, Helsinki, on 2009-02-11) Amber and hazy. Beautiful flying saucer shaped quite large white head. Pine resin in aroma. Medium bodied and dry palate with medium carbonation. Pine resin, fruitiness, bitterness and hint of sweetness in taste. Bitterness and pine resin in aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
17thfloor (2429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2009 Pours a hazy reddish burnt orange with some soda bubbles and a big dense rocky peach colored head. Candied grapefruit aroma, lightly peachy, very fresh. Flavor follows, mostly candied grapefruit, plasticy malts, hint of alcohol, lightly piney, touch salty, lightly grassy, some fruity peach and orange. Bubble-gum comes on strong after a while. Great balance and delicate finesse for something that is so fresh and rough at the same time. The body is fantastic, light and drinkable, so fluffy, like drinking meringue, no stickiness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4427) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - FEB 9, 2009
Bottle pours a hazy deep orange with golden notes and tons of yeast "floaties". Head was large, foamy, bubbly and off white and left tons of sticky lacing all over the glass. Aroma of a handful of Simcoe hop pellets. Pine, very fruity, lots of orange peel, a little bit grassy with tropical fruits. Malt presence is a little bit of caramel with some bready notes. Flavor is also very distinctly Simcoe (yes some of that "pleasant" cat piss thing is there) with pine, some grapefruit, orange peel, resinous and fruity. Bitterness lingers and coats the tongue. Caramel malt, some earthy notes along with slight yeast flavors complete this well done bottle conditioned IPA. Been a while since I have had a beer that has had the whole fresh Simcoe hop thing going on and it was a treat. Worth the $9 for a 11+ oz bottle. Tough one...worth it to give it a try, but not to buy it on a routine basis.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Bottle from West Lakeview. Pours a cloudy orange with a nice, fluffy head. Nose is intensely hoppy, with bubblegum, citrus and distinct Simcoe cattiness. On taste, it is a crushing bitterness, somewhat harsh, but in a good way. Again, the bubblegum type notes come through, as well as tropical bitterness. Basically, it’s a Simcoe IPA (duh).Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2009
Orange colored with cloudy appearance and particles of yeast. Medium sized yellow head. Strong hops and flowers in fruity aroma. Medium bodied. Hops are more dominant and bitter in flavor, mild peach and flowers also here. Good one, still could be more complex.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2009 Bottle. Tre Små Rum. Gothenburg. Cloudy orange colour with a big off-white head. A lot of juicy tropical fruits, pine, citrus, pine-apple, caramel, grass. Very lovely aroma. Fruity and sweet at first, then bitter and hoppy. Just a bit sourish. Dry and bitter finish. Maybe a bit too much carbonation. Re-rated 090608.


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