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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

bottled
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RATINGS: 786   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Earlier batches brewed by Mikkeller at Ørbæk Bryggeri, Ørbæk, Denmark.
A love of American microbrews is the inspiration behind this IPA, brewed with generous amounts of aromatic, American hops, which provide the significant freshness and bitterness with lots of citrus notes. The taste sensations are nicely balanced by the sweetness from the caramel malt.
Ingredients : Water, malt (pilsner, munich and caramunich), flaked oats, hops (chinook, cascade and amarillo) and ale yeast.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9255) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 5, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2006 courtesy of Per - hazy and dark amber brown colour with a red hue and a little persistant foam; nice lacing; aroma of fresh apples with notes of apricot and flowers in the background; soft and creamy mouthfeel; a solid maltiness is meeting the fair bitterness and both are lasting very long in the finish along with herbs and nutty touches - balanced and well-made

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2007 Low head on an orange body. Frankly one of the best IPA I’ve had. It has just the right combination of hops and malt. I’d call it a gourmet beer ! After having tasted a good number of IPA’s, I’d even say this is the best IPA around ! ongratulations Mikeller !

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 3, 2006
RBSG 2006 - DC Grand Tasting Lineup Murky orange/brown, light head and lacing. Nose of pungent ripe fruity hops, some orange and melon. The flavor is creamy and rich in malts. The hops bloom in the finish and it’s quite a tasty beer. Hoppy, fresh, creamy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grovlam (4152) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2007 [Draught @ Ølbaren first time 09-29-2006 3.5]. [Bottle 22-02-2007]. My palette must have developed a lot over the last couple of month, because I clearly remember not thinking to much of this one the first time I tasted it. This time around it was really a great experience. Head was average, frothy and white. Fair lacing. Color was slightly cloudy and pale brown. Aroma was a blend of wild and elder flower, grapefruit, spruce, pine, citrus, fruit, liquorish, caramel. Full bodied with an average carbonation and a dry and crispy texture. Moderated bitter flavor that was balanced with some of that lovely liquorish/caramel sweetness. Nice dry and crisp finish. Great IPA Mikkeller, once again very innovating and brilliant brew!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - SEP 23, 2006
Bottle shared by Mullman at Oktoberfest at Dickinsonbeer’s. Poured a hzy pale copper with a white head. Clean grapefruit and grass hop aroma. Flavor is bitter lemon and grass with some grapefruit, leading to a dry finish. Body feels a tad light. Overall pretty nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (5550) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2006
[Sampled at RBESG 2006] Hazy golden, small head. Sweet, spicy hoppy aroma. Sweet and bitter flavour. Flowery and dry.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2006
Grapefruit dominates the nose from this pour. Started off very bitter, like eating grapefruit rinds in a glass. Malt barely noticable, not much balance. Some of my favorite hops in this, but dont like how they came together for this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsquire (3397) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2006
’06 RBSG Murky orange color with a thin yellow head. The nose is of alcohol and hop resin. Very well balanced for such a hoppy beer. Some grapefruit rind, orange, apple and nice bready malts underneath it all. Long hop finish. Tastey beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stefano (1865) - Esbjerg, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2008 Red brown color with fine head. Aroma is earthy, citrus. Taste of hops and good bitterness.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14328) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2011
2011-06-02, bottle, bb 06xx10, 7-4-7-4-15=37
Cloudy amber color; small creamy head. Having lost all the freshness, it’s still a good beer with fudge aroma and toffee flavor, good body and mouthfeel, strong bitterness, some hop oils and hop resins, light liquorice too in the end, also salty, and no unpleasant trait, even after a few years.

2008-08-14, bottle, 8-5-8-5-17=43
Hazy copper color, generous head, thick. Powerful yet balanced hop aroma, fruity, creamy and a bit resiny. Very good toffee flavor, even if drier than I would like, with a powerful hopping. The bitterness is a crescendo, from the beginning where it balances the toffee, till the end where it reigns, with good hop oils and some resins, living within a dry mouthfeel. The bitterness in the long run brings to mind some roasted nuts. Excellent.

2008-05-10, draught at Plan B, Copenhagen, 7-5-8-5-16=41
Copper color. Maybe also because of the disappointment today with other beers, I have to acknoledge that this beer is very well brewed. Nice hop aroma (earthy, fruity and resiny); good dry caramel flavor and strong hopping; and let’s use good hops!

2006-05-20, draught at Copenhagen Beerfestival 2006, 9-5-8-5-17=44
Cloudy amber color. Deep aroma, hoppy, fruity, resiny. Medium body strength, full malt flavor, extremely bitter, resiny. Will be even better with some aging, but it’s so nice to taste it fresh from the keg..


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