overall
97
88
style
Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

bottled
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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CH-303 (2291) - Fribourg, - SEP 4, 2017
Appearance: Nice orange, hazy. Nice, creamy off-white head.
Aroma: Nice hops, exotic fruits, resins.
Taste: Good hops, light fruits, resins. Nice lingering bitter aftertaste.
Bought: Drinks of the World (Online), 330 ml can, CHF 7.50
Info: 2/9-2017, BB: 15/11-2017


3.2
luksow (73) - Warszawa, POLAND - SEP 19, 2017
Caramel, caramel everywhere. A bit too much. Nice orange-amber colour but gushing :(. A bit too sweet, you can find alcohol. Well, I think it was faulty, still I somewhat enjoyed it.

3.3
GoufCustom (2077) - HONG KONG - AUG 4, 2017


330 ml can bought at HK Brewcraft in Central.

Looks: Transluent orange amber colour; One and a quarter finger head with crumpety off-white foam which last for 3 minutes; Excellent sticky lacing with very slight carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant full Ale malt, with strong cat piss, passion fruits, grapefruits, strong caramel, floral, sugar, pine, spices, earth, biscuits, strong lemon and grass.

Taste: Medium sweet full Ale malt, with very strong grapefruits, tangerines, caramel, floral, strong molasses, strong alcohol, pine, very strong resins, spices, biscuits, strong lemon, lime, strong bitter hops and grass.

Body: Full body, Very thick and slick palate.

Mouth Feel: Full Ale maltyness in a pretty sluggish and oily background. Strong grapefruit hops with nice tangerine characters yet overwhelmed by resin ooze, pine and booze verging on annoying. Flowery with strong sweetness, spicy biscuity with strong lemon to round. A tad too strong, perhaps?

Hoppiness: Strong cat piss, passion fruits, grapefruits, floral, pine, spices, earth, strong lemon and grass in nose. Strong grapefruits, tangerines, floral, pine, strong resins, spices, lemon, lime and grass in taste; Bitterness is strong for a lasting, high astringent sweet-bitter caramel malty finish.

After Taste: Quite dry. Very oozy and strong bitter to mouth.

Comments: I have to say the Simcoe here is too strong for my likings. While the catpiss aroma is so-so, the piney ooze and unchecked booze is too much for the palate, not even the strong citrus can balance it. It has done its homework, but it just not my glass of IIPA.

3.3
davidezdonz (547) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - JUL 31, 2017
A 330ml can with a best before date of 15th November 2017. Poured into a Mikkeller tasting glass. It was a hazy dark orange colour with a two finger white head that had good retention and left nice lacing. Nice aromas of candied pineapple, passion fruit, grapefruit, pine and caramel. Taste is sweet and only lightly bitter, caramel, citrus rind, honey, pine and surprisingly strong alcohol especially since it was well hidden with Citra and Mosaic. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall aromas were pretty nice but the surprisingly strong alcohol in the taste was not pleasant on the palate. Not as good as Citra and Mosaic.

3.6
CacheManyHose (749) - HONG KONG - JUL 29, 2017
Can from Brewcraft, drank with three of the other Mikkelle Single Hop IIPA series: Cascade, Mosaic and Citra. Pours a slightly dull tan-orange with a fizzy white head. Smells of earthy hop, quite bitter, pine, light passion and stone fruit. The Simcoe hop is peppery, spicy, intense but a little dry/toasty. Third favourite in taste and nose of the four, even though I usually love Simcoe.

3.8
HKdIPA (832) - HONG KONG - JUL 29, 2017
Can from Brewcraft at home - along with Cascade, Citra, Mosaic. This one in the middle clarity-wise, very similar to Mosaic. Dull golden. Seems like it could be more fresh than the others but who knows. Sudsy white head. Aroma is rounder than the others and probably my favorite with the Mosiac - tart tropical fruit with earthy spice and pine. Similar to Mosaic but more pepper and spice. Taste is pine bitterness with spicy earthiness. Boozy burn with lasting bitter bite.

4.3
kapusil (1463) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 14, 2017
0.33l can. Hazy orange body with a white head. Aroma and taste of sugar syrup, mango, pine, resin and grapefruit. Awesome.

4.1
Cristobal37 (1176) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 14, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2017 Can. Piney lemony aroma and taste. Deep full palate bitterness. Easy and drinkable a little dankness. Pretty cool but still the cascade is better.

4
the_beergery (99) - - JUN 10, 2017
10 oz draft at the probably the world’s smallest beer bar, Beer Cargo, in Taipei! Appearance of this massive Imperial IPA is a hazy golden orange hue, topped with generous and regenerating white froth, which releases an big aroma bouquet perfumed with hoppy floral, grass, and predominantly citrus notes. Guzzling it down, the taste starts of sweet and full of citrus fruits, mainly grapefruit, and then the sweetness fades into an eye-poppingly intense bitterness, which lasts throughout the long lingering finish. In the mouth, this brew has a nice medium bodied feel to it, aided by a decent level of carbonation which never lets you forget its presence. Great brew!

3.6
Marko (5858) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 7, 2017
Can at Craft Room, thanks Trolleo and Luka D.! Amber, white head. Dry malty aromas, some herbs, onion, fruit, okay. Herbal-citric light notes ending in bitterness, and bubblegum really. Too much dry grainy bitterness, otherwise excellent.


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