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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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on tap
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RATINGS: 928   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 14, 2007
Pour a hazy reddish orange hue with a diminishing off-white frothy head. Good lacing on my tulip glass. Pine aroma with hints of caramel. Lots of hops with a caramel malty finish. Dry medium body with soft carbonation. Nice IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2009 Bottle. Orange color with fluffy off-white head. Aroma is bittersweet with notes of citrus fruits, sweet malt, orange-peel, caramel, flowers and some light salmiak notes.The taste is also bitter and sweet: grape, pine, caramel, orange-peel, sweet fruit, paracetamol?, liqourice and a bit of alcohol. The bitterness is a bit sharp and harsh. Re-tested 090314

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (13731) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 13, 2007
Bottle from Liquid Solutions. Aroma of citrus and pine. Golden amber color with a substantial white head. Thinnish body with creamy carbonation. The flavor is citrus and pine with caramel malt. The finish is nice bitter hop. It definitely has an effect on the mouth. Very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 11, 2007
Bottle purchased from bottletrek.com. Denmark continues to amaze me. This "american" style IPA beats most IPA attempts here in the US. Pours orange with a big creamy head and a lot of lacing. Aroma of citrus and pine. Flavor is similiar with a nice balance of caramel malt. Nice hop bite and finish. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Excellent IPA and expensive.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - NOV 10, 2007
Bottled. an unclear dark golden beer with a big, creamy and persistent beige head, leaving laces on the glass. Terrific appearence. the aroma is hoppy with fruity (mainly grapefruit) and flowery notes, Some vague hints of caramel in the background. The taste is very hoppy too, with clean flavours of grapefruit and a good amount of malt taht give the necessary sweetness. Medium body, average carbonation, with the mouthfeel that maybe is not so soft, but a really fantastic aromatic aftertaste that is really bitter, dry and long. This is a beer I could drink evry day. I love IPAs and i love this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bp (871) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2007
Bottle: Finally got my hands on a Mikkeller. (The bottle says this is an APA not an IPA.) Pours a cloudy orange with a a lasting, thick, frothy white head, strong aroma of American hops, hoppy taste but well balanced with a very smooth finish. Good stuff but not worth the price I had to pay to try it.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (3366) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2007
Whoa, this is a straight up IPA? I was thinking it got into double IPA territory. Oh well, either way, it’s pretty good coming from those Danes. Where’d they steal all the american hops from? Retardedly good aroma. Green apple, pine, citrus. Flavor is subtle and could have a little more depth. At least the hops don’t overpower your pallete. Color is a clear reddish orange. Minimal white head and lacing. Smooth finish with a slight bitter bite at the end. Well rounded and well done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - NOV 5, 2007
500mL bottle, no date. Clear slightly dark orange with a 1 1/2 finger off-white head, good retention. Aroma of either rose or iris petals, light grapefruity hops, sweet caramel malts and light honey. Not exactly a ton going on here or very strong, but what’s here is definitely nice. Flavor adds a pine car freshener element that’s sweet--I realize that doesn’t sound good, but it is. Otherwise, the flower petals and grapefruit, honey and caramel are all there. Bitterness peaks at a 5. Moderate creamy carbonation, light to medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (4078) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 5, 2007
500ml bottle from tytoanderso; nose of flowery hops with a little pine and some caramel maltiness; clear copper with a small. quick disapting straw head; flavor is light hop bitterness with some lemon and caramel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekstedt (6382) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2008 Bottle (50 cl) from Ølbutikken, Copenhagen, Denmark. Wonderful reddish amber with a huge off-white head with a yellow hue. Fruity aroma with peaches, mango, and apricot, along with floral and piney notes of hops. Medium bodied with smooth mouthfeel. Long bitter finish. A great IPA.


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