Mikkeller Invasion IPA

 
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style
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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Editor’s note: also brewed at Against The Grain in Louisville, Kentucky. All ratings should be entered here please.

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3.7
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2012
22oz bottle, shared with friends. Nice, off-white foamy and persisting head. Mostly hazy amber color. Good, dry texture. Good lace. Lighgter carbonation. Very nice, big fruity tropical hop aromas. Good bitter taste, light sweet. Significant malt, but it’s balanced out by the big fruity hops. Very tasty IPA, enough flavor for to pass as a DIPA. Friends liked this a lot.

3.4
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 8, 2012
On tap. Against The Grain version. Pours an almost clear deep, dark amber with an off-white head. Intense but also somewhat greasy and herbal hop aroma. Medium-bodied, lightly sweet fruit and caramel before distinct citrusy hops leaving a bitter finish. Straight, there’s nothing wrong with it but it’s simply not all that thrilling. Mikkeller has made a lot of better IPA’s at De Proef! 070412

3.7
VRBJG (159) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 7, 2012
A very nice brew of course. I prefer the Stateside IPA to this. There are subtle difference between the two. This one it a tad less matly.

3.7
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - APR 6, 2012
Sampled on 3/9/2012. This Imperial IPA pours a medium orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet, orange, citrus and piney hops. A medium to full bodied Imperial IPA. The malts are fruity, caramel and sweet. The hops are citrusy and piney with a touch of grapefruit. A medium bitter double IPA. Decent carbonation A nice hoppy IPA. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.2
Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2012
Shared over at James place. Definitely over aged even though I just recently purchased it. Clear golden pour with massive near white head. Good bitterness, but not much else. Lingering thin oily bitterness on palate. Meh.

3.7
yespr (44807) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 5, 2012
From tap at MikkellerBar. Drakes version is hazy golden deep yellow while the against the grain version is dark orange, clearer too. Both with a small white head. Aroma is orange fruity, crisp citrusy. Drakes version is more grapefruity and light cornish / malty. Bitter, toasted malt base in the Drakes version, also pine hoppy notes. Grain version is more crisp citrusy. Bitter and lasting citrusy finish. Lasting malty too for the Drakes version. Quite different. I prefer the Against the Grain version.

3.5
joergen (27983) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 5, 2012
Draught at Mikkeller Bar. Hazy orange coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, bread and hops with notes of pine needles. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, hops, grass and grape fruits. Dry hoppy finish.

3.6
douglas88 (9057) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2012
Bomber from the Best Damn Beer Store. Pours a clear amber color with a small white head. A light biscuit and hop nose. The flavor is nice; sweet fruit, apricots, lemon, zesty, toast, caramel, more lingering bitter lemon. Nice. Simple.

3.7
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2012
Interesting. Very Mikkeller. A bit oxidized. Love the dry pine and super easy to drink body, flavors scream Mikkeller, alcohol well hidden, fairly bitter, put this in six packs at $11.99 and I’m in.

3.8
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2012
Bottle in Hotel Room, Brooklyn. Clear golden/amber - white head. Nice fresh hoppy, ok bitterness, grassy, citrus, dry bitterness, grape fruits, light malty sweetness, piney, light spruce, light hashish freshness. Nice bitter finish.


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