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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

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RATINGS: 395   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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stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - AUG 28, 2012
Pours a hazy and dark golden beer with a white head. The aroma is a lot of hops, with citrus and grapefruit and some notes of malt and caramel. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is bitterness. Overall a really good beer.

3.4
Ratman197 (14818) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Bottle poured a cloudy gold with fishys and a lasting creamy amber head. Aroma of graininess, earthiness, grapefruit and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, earthiness and light grapefruit with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

3.9
Theydon_Bois (19481) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2012
Tap at the Cask, Pimlico - 14/05/12. Copper amber pour with smallish off-white head. Pine, hops, grass at the fore of the nose with a sweetish malt background aroma. Taste as nose with citrus fruit, grapefruit, orange coming into play. Slick mouthfeel, medium body and carbonation - the 10% ABV is cleverly disguised.

3.9
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2012
In short: An amber IPA with a solid sweet-ish malt backbone and an dominant fruity bitter hopping. Very good example of the style.
How: Bottle 300ml. Consumed fresh a few days after purchase (as fresh as a Mikkeller can be in North-America)
The look: Cloudy rusty orange body topped by a small white head leaving good lacings on the glass
In long: Nose is bursting with fruity hops, oranges hops, mangos hops, apricots hops, pineapples hops. Body is like condensed crackers, some residual sugars, some usual honey and caramel. Solid body. But as the name suggest, the hops are stealing the show. For the hophead (like me) this is a very pleasant hopping, it is very bitter, but also rather refreshing with its dominant fruity character, and also it is only medium resinous. Bitterness level is in the medium-high range. All that makes for a tasty refreshing bitter finish. The medium carbonation is perfectly levelled. Nothing original here, all that has been done before a million times, but the execution is flawless. A straightforward Double IPA that tastes a lot better than most not-straightforward Double IPA. Mikkeller got this one right once again, and they make so many beers, I think my dream job would be to be a quality assurance beer taster at Mikkeller, or maybe work for an antivirus software company quality assurance department because these guys probably spend their days visiting porn sites.

3.9
sir__v (2629) - FRANCE - AUG 13, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2015 Color: hazy blond gold beer with orange reflection high carbonation and big dirty yellow white head. Smell: orange, caramel, hops, spices. Taste: hops, caramel, citrus. Aftertaste: bitter and herbs.

4.1
Cool_Bond (2670) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2012
Mikkeller Hop Burn is both strong in flavor and smell. It’s just on the verge of feeling the alcohol as they conceal well anyway. The aftertaste lingers a while in your mouth so you can enjoy the advantages of this beer. But this beer is recommended to only drink one.

2.8
ekstedt (6772) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2012
Bottle (33 cl) from bierkompass.de. Shady golden, medium white head. Alcoholic with muddled, vegetative hop aroma. Meidum bodied, soft carbonation. Dry with heavy bitterness. Fail.

3.9
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 25, 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.

3.6
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Bottle:   Orangish straw, very hazy, moderate frothy white head, nice lacing.   Strong sweet pithy aroma.   A bit candyish in that there is a slight pixie stix powdery sugar aspect too.   Similar tongue, not terribly bitter but flavorful.   Sweet pithy citrusy flavor, but also has that pixie stix powder like sugary presense.   Seems most Danish IIPAs have this.   The 10% ABV is fairly well hidden, a bit warming but not hot.   A bit above average.


3.5
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - JUL 22, 2012
2012 Portland International Beerfest. Citrus with a big bitter bite throughout. Tasty.


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