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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: 827   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2009
So now I understand that simcoe is a wild mix of citrus and spice. Defiintely more earthy than centennial-based beers I am used to. Good hop juice. But of course, thatís really all it is.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2009
177th rating of this beer. Drank while sitting up in my girlfriendís bed watching disc 3 of season 2 of Dexter. Episode 1 of that disc, his new girlfriend Lyla is crazy, but super hot, Iíd hit it. Is there anything wrong with drinking beer in bed? Aroma is bright and hoppy with lots of citrus notes and resins (how I love my resins) and an interesting dusty note that I can only assume is from the yeast (it was brewed at De Proef, think there is a correlation?). A light sweet toasty note, but this one is a celebration of the Simcoe Hop. Pours a dark golden, hazy with a huge fluffy head and some noticeable bubbly bubbles. Lots of hop flavor, tons of citrus, orange, grapefruit, other fuzzy tasty fruits as well, some underlying toasted malt and some caramel I guess. These hops linger forever and dry out the mouth, I love the palate. Combine that with lively carbonation and the almost sessionable 6.9% and you have a European IPA that if it werenít $6.99 a bottle I would drink regularly. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trevor211 (1437) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2009
Pours a bright orange with an incredibly thick, pillowy head. Ahh, this is the aroma I love - crisp, citrus hops, balanced by sweet mandarin and bitter pine notes. Mikkeller did a great job making sure the malts didnít dominate any of the hops in these single-hop brews - itís fun to learn the slight differences between the varieties. The flavor here is far more resiny / grapefruity than the warrior version - crisp, bitter notes are at the forefront, with the sweeter citrus taking a back seat. For the size of the head on this brew, the carbonation seems a bit lacking - it isnít very lively on the palate. Very good, though - Iím enjoying this series!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (6660) - ITALY - MAR 30, 2009
ambrata schiuma quasi abbondante persistente note lupplate intense agrumate leggere erbaceeo un po caramello in bocca ritorna il luppolo abbondante malto lieve un po di caramello buon corpo

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2009
Bottle - Could smell this one as I poured. Huge citrus pine cone malty aroma. Crushingly bitter and very spicy flavor. A lot of flavor packed in here. Itís cheek tingingly bitter. Lots of malt and lots of hops.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrBunn (2588) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Pours a hazy amber with a massive head (I can only get about half of a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass on account of the 4 finger head.) Aromas are thick with pineapples & grapefruit. Flavor is more of the same, with an emphasis on the grapefruit part of the agenda. Malt is sufficient enough to keep this pleasing on the palate... a sweet caramel backdrop plays nicely against the hops. Finish is a lovely bitter grapefruit and pineapple mixture.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2010 12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy deep copper, light amber with a nice fluffy sticky white head and great lace. Aroma is actually quite fresh for once, - for a European brewery using American hops. Actually had a nice ripe fresh simcoe aroma- light catty, tons of pine and good fresh zesty grapefruit. Flavor is also juicy with fresh hops- resin, light yeasty doughiness, ok caramel malts, piney , hints of dank weed, and some grapefruit citrus towards the end with a tacky harsh good bitterness. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Bottle purchased at the Pizza Port Belgian Beer Party and shared with friends. Pours a hazy orange with an off white head. Aroma is signature Simcoe, very pungent and earthy with some lemon/grapefruit. Flavor is more the same, itís really a showcase for the hops and not particularly balanced. A slight caramel backbone and maybe some pine coming through as well. Long and bitter in the end. Medium body and carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bvc (1180) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2009 330ml bottle. Pours a cloudy dark golden color with a big thick white head that leaves some light lacing as I drink this one down. Nose is big and fruity; pineapple, peach, nectarine, some orange. Lots of delicious smelling hop resin as well. Also pick up some subtle sweet maltiness. Good tight carbonation and balanced medium body. Kind of peppery up front with biter hops and pine with underlying light malty sweetness through out. Finishes kind of sharp, but nice. Just a well made IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 26, 2009
A bottle tasted at Pikkulintu. Blackcurrant and pear in the nose. Large lacey head 25mm. Pale hazy orange/reddish colour. Floating particles. Average sourness. Hoppiness at end. A good IPA.


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