Mikkeller Invasion IPA

 
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Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at Drakes Brewing Company

Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Editors note: also brewed at Against The Grain in Louisville, Kentucky. All ratings should be entered here please.

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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ContemplateBeer (2040) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Also being brewed at Against the Grain; Louisville. Aroma of orange peel, lemon, citrus hops and light caramel. Appearance is red/copper with creamy bone head. Flavor is all citrus hops with the slightest caramel presence; the finish is long and leafy. Palate is bubbly and medium bodied. Pretty good; I like a bit more of a malt bill in my IPAs, but this is a good hop bomb.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Wasnt sure if I should add this as a new entry because Im drinking the one brewed at Against The Grain brewery in Louisville KY. Pours deep amber to red. Huge resinous hop nose. Citrus, pines, resin, dank hops, darker caramels. Nutty caramels. Flavor is grassy plant like resinous hops and muddled caramel malt. This is liquid plant. I like it but really really hop foreward.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16222) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 24, 2012
The beer is golden orange in color with a white head. A nice aroma which is quite fruit forward. Good grapefruit and citrus with a touch of tropical fruit. Sweet bready malt is there in the background. The flavor is not quite as enjoyable, but still good. Grapefruit and orange peel make up most of the hop flavor, but there is also some floral and pine character. A bit more sweet malt than I was hoping for, though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JAN 23, 2012
Much crisper and livelier hop aroma and initial flavor thanks to being brewed in California. Really piney and woodsy with lots of carbonation bubbles. Bitterness does linger without overstaying its welcome.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (9538) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 23, 2012
Bottle from Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours light amber with a clinging off-white head and a citrus aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor with a sharp citrus finish. A bit too grassy.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HopheadDane (2) - portola valley, California, USA - JAN 23, 2012 does not count
I was looking forward to this new IPA by Mikkeller and local brewery Drakes, but as self confessed hophead i was underwhelmed by the lack of aromas and a more malty taste. Theres definitely a bitter palate but if youre looking for traditional forward fruity aromas youre out of luck.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oRos (1586) - sacramento, California, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Bottle from beerboxer. Dry clean finish. Citrus flavor hops... smells like a typical ipa

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Pours a light gold color with an earthy aroma. Taste a bit spicy,dry and citrus! Very balanced beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JAN 21, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2012 Re-rate. I let this one sit for a few months. Pours a gold-amber with a fluffy white head. Aroma is dark fruit, earth, bread, spicy, sweet, earthy, caramel. Taste is dry, spicy, citrus, bitter lemon peel, orange, toffee, caramel. Low-medium carbonation; nice mouth feel. This greatly improved with a few months of aging. I know you arent generally encouraged to sit on IPA but I like doing it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14482) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 10, 2012
Bomber from The Davis Beer Shoppe in Davis, CA. Pours hazy golden amber with a creamy near-white head. Aroma of resin over lightly toasted caramel. Med + body. Flavor is floral and resin over light sweet/roast caramel. Its a fresh and bitter ale. Resin goes well into the finish. But theres a floral component tagging along. Quite nice.


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