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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial IPA
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 394   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   IBU: 300   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Danish: En Imperial India Pale Ale brygget på: vand, malt, humle og US alegær

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3.7
ben4321 (6391) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Location: 11.2 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 12/19/12, #2666, so I guess I get another 666 video

Aroma: The nose heavy sweet, big juicy hops, with some sweet malts, peach, grapefruit, and orange
Appearance: It pours a dark orange-amber color with a sheeting white head and heavy lacing
Flavor: The taste is sweet and fruity, some good hops, rich malts, and a little bit of alcohol
Palate: The body is medium-full, it feels a little oily, thick, and creamy, with some heat on the finish
Overall Impression: You gotta admit, that’s a pretty cool bottle. They sucked me in with the picture of the burning hop (and the name), and the fact that it’s Mikkeller didn’t hurt either! I thought this beer worked really well in spots, but silly me, I expected the burn to be more of a bitter burn instead of a boozy burn, considering the name. Anyway, I enjoyed it, and you could certainly talk me into in as a hoppy Barleywine. As a DIPA? Maybe? I’m not sure, but either way, this is some solid stuff.

3.9
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Dark orange pour, creamy head that leaves quick. Hoppy aroma. Sweet. Lots of bitter hops, syrupy sweetness. definitely a very hoppy beer, I like it.

3.8
Sledutah (7488) - Utah, USA - DEC 13, 2012
11.2oz bottle picked up at Monument Wine
Appearance: Hazy golden with a medium sized white head ans lots of sticky lacing
Aroma: Dusty caramel and pine resin
Taste: Caramel, lemon zest, dusty and bitter pine
A nice hoppy DIPA.

5
mkel07 (5835) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2012
330ml bottle from Archive. Pours a golden orange colour with a big rocky head of foam. Insane hop aroma fills the nose with sweet joy. Flavour is as good as the aroma with a long lingering aftertaste. A pleasure to drink.

4.1
islay (2634) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2012
11.2 oz. bottle, consumed on 11-29-12. Labeled as “Mikkeller Hop Burn Imperial Pale Ale.” Fresh, dry, spicy, floral, chalky aroma features muffin, fresh-baked bread, caramel, pine, and apricot scents. I also can smell the alcohol. Complex and varied smell. Pours an orange-ish light copper. Hazy and effervescent with suspended, light-colored particulate. Moderate to large amount of thick, taupe head. Produces nice lacing. Dry, bready, sharp, sweet, and flavorful taste features peach, peach juice, biscuit, strawberry, and sugar cookie elements. Verges on excessive sweetness, but it doesn’t go too far over the line. Substantial, hearty, thick, silky, and frothy in the palate. Darn good all around. Seems very substantial as well as professionally and skillfully made. One can’t ask for much more from a beer in this style. 8/4/8/4/17=>4.1

3.9
gramity (1638) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle. Clear deep golden with a fluffy white head. Orange lemon caramel and cereal grain aroma and taste with a floral finish and a big hop resin bitterness.

3.7
lamas (1636) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 24, 2012
11.2 oz. bottle. I can’t make out the date on the cap. A hazy rust pour with a thick and creamy antique white head that leaves rings of lace behind. A nicely balanced aroma that features plenty of caramel, a nutty toffee quality, wet cardboard, toasted rye bread, musty funk, slight herbal notes, light grapefruits, and some hints of pine. Goes down medium to full-bodied and moderately creamy. Rich. Caramel and a roasty maltiness upfront taste-wise. Almost doughy with some touches of rye. Some bittering grapefruits at the tail end. Spicy here and there. Not much alcohol warmth despite the 10% ABV. This seems to have aged a bit - I’d be curious to see what a fresh bottle tastes like.

3.7
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 16, 2012
11.2 bottle that was bought, dropped, cooled & drank w/ in an hour, so... cloudy w/ lots of floating yeast, pale, w/ minimal white head. Smells like sweet wet hops. Taste almost medicinal. It’s bitter, but I poured too much yeast, so its muddled. Alcohol is muted. Pricey.

3.9
sonnycheeba (5962) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with thick, frothy off-wheat head; good retention and lacing. Aroma is cookie and caramel malt, floral hops, pine, honey, vanilla, and candy sugar. Flavor is balanced sweet malt and vibrant hops (medium hops) with some light fruit esters and vanilla; dry, hoppy finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

3.8
BeerandBlues2 (13202) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear hazy orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium-short retention with light to good lacing. Aroma is heavy pine, resin, and floral hops, pear and apple hops with biscuit malt and light alcohol notes. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, light sweet malt and fruity esters with a dry finish. Medium-full body and moderate carbonation.


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