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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: 819   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - FEB 21, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2007 <proppen> Beautiful beautiful dark hazy orange appearance with a creamy white head, perfect. Completly overwhelming hobby flowery aroma with notes of citrus and sweet apples, again perfect. Dry hobby sensation that leaves your mouth tickling of bitterness. Heavy weight IPA - well brewed

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
coldbrewky (1493) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2007
Pours a cloudy hazy pale brown. Thanks to Maria for a new twist on IPA. A sweet fruity nose with sprase yet steady carbonation. The hops dont dominate the beer as I am used to wtih some IPAs. Yet the citrusy hops tingle the sides of the mouth and tounge. Body is touch and go watery. Apples in the aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - FEB 18, 2007
Sampled @ Aofoxxy’s Labor Day gathering ’06. Very nice fruity &floral nose of perfume, brown sugar & toffee. Pours a hazy amber with honey highlights. The average off-white head is rocky. The flavor is very bitter & very big with nice citrus undertones. The gratifying finish is long. The medium to full palate is soft, dry, and feels very astringent @ the finish. Wonderful.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2007
Draught, at Olbaren, Copenhagen, Denmark
Had this one with Ungstrup & Sk8viking as part of a whirlwind tour of duty in Copenhagen. Hoppy as hell, very good and pretty strong judging from my state when I departed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2007
Bomber from after4ever. Thanks! Pours a cloudy amber with a lacy white head. Citrus and caramel nose, fruit and nut taste with a piney finish. At first I thought the hops were wrong, but now I think that they’re sort of fighting with the malt - maybe it’s bitter that wants to be an IPA? It’s nice that Mikkeller did a ’tip of the hat’ brew, and it is a tasty brew, but it would be difficult to confuse this with an IPA that was really made ’stateside.’

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6634) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2007
500ml. Thanks, Maria! This was a dandy. Big floral and fruity nose atop a cloudy dark coppery amber body with thick sudsy white head. Bold attack with lots of caramel malt--come to think of it, there’s a fair amount of caramel and general malty business happening on the nose as well. It’s sweet from all the cereal goodness, and maybe even a little bit outside the expectations of what an IPA is in the States, but it’s delicious, and it finishes with a lovely piney resin that clings in a bitter way. Classic IPA except for the exuberant grain bill--in that sense, it’s a *huge* ESB. Incredibly drinkable and delicious no matter where its home is in the style tables, though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2721) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2007
Thanks to Papsoe for this beer....pours out a hazy rusty copper color with a medium sized head. The aroma is both sweet and hoppy. Taste is complex and well balanced with citrus and grassy hops with a nice caramel/sweet malt balance. Only the second craft brew I’ve had from Denmark and I can say that thus far I’m impressed.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11703) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2007
Hazy dark orange, with a medium lasting off-white head. Grass and pine dominated hop aroma. Some sweetness, but quickly dominated by the intense (and wonderful) hop flavour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
petermadsen (390) - Vesterbronxxx, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2007 This is a very good and classic ipa. Citrus, hops and a lingering bitterness makes this beer highly drinkable. One is not enough! Had the new verion, dry hopped and all. It has really improved: More bitter, more full and sexy hop flavour and aroma, and much mor interesting. Seems the malt bill has changed, too.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rune (9232) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2007
500ml bottle from Barley Wine, Copenhagen. Hazy brown body under a filmy, beige head. Moderate citrusy hops in aroma. The flavour is also filled with citrusy hoppiness and orange peels. Great succulence offset by hints of caramel maltiness. Fresh and rounded bitter ending. Almost superb in taste (14.01.2007).


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