Mikkeller Ølbutikken IPA

Formerly brewed at Mikkeller
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
An IPA brewed for the opening of Ølbutikken in Copenhagen, Denmark february 11th 2005.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (36427) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2005
An unclear amber beer with a huge off-white head. The aroma is sweet and quite hoppy. The flavor is also sweet and quite hoppy but combined with notes of caramel and a dry end. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (20218) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2005
Cloudy amber color. Very nice hoppy, fruity, Cascade aroma. Good malt, very strong bitterness, hop fruitness; just a little bit astringent in the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2005
Draught at the Ølbutikken on opening day, great looking beer shop ! Hazy Orange amber colour with a fine head. Hoppy light citrus aroma and taste, light sweet. Medium body and a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2005
Draught at Ølbutikken on opening day. Hazy amber colour with dense off white head. Aroma is hoppy with a fruity touch. Flavor has a nice refreshing bitterness with notes of fruit. Very nice IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2005
[Draught] Hazy dark amber coloured with creamy head. Nice hoppy aroma with fruity and exotic notes. Very fruity flavour with notes of honey. Sweet and soft. Not as much hoppiness and bitterness as I would have liked. Medium bodied. Still a very tasty and very drinkable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2005
Amber color with a nice white head. The taste is a balanced light sweet malty body with a very nice hoppy flavour and palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - FEB 12, 2005
(Draught at Ølbutikken. Served in plastic cup.) very strong hop-nose; like sniffing a bag of pellets. Full flavour and surpricingly small finish, compared to the style.Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2005
i feel honored as the first north american to rate this, courtesy of Jeppe who sent me the bottle, the pour is a hazy amber, bits of sediment, i would consider it to be significantly darker than most ipa’s, topped by a creamy white head that started out at about 1/8 of an inch and dropped down to a thin layer that lasted for the entire glass. the remarkable part about the head was it’s consistency, as it held its shape as it thinned, something i can recall happening only very rarely. aroma is multifaceted, at first sweet flowery hops along with honey and some fruitiness, followed by a slight bread scent and a bit of malts and maybe a bit of wood aroma as well. the first thing i notice as i taste it is a tingling sensation going over my tounge, along with a much fuller body than i expected. lots of hops, flowery and only slightly bitter at the front, a little more grassy towards the middle, with the end bringing in a slight malt taste but large contributions from some kind of nut that i couldnt nail down, and some citrusy hops. the aftertaste is also mulitdimensional, starting out with some bitterness from the hops, but giving way to the nuttiness, which is what lingered behind. alltogether, quite an interesting, and quite enjoyable beer. i cant recall an ipa with so many aspects to its character before. thanks jeppe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2005
Nice hazy amber color with light green glow and with an outstanding light-beige-yellowish creamy (very creamy) froth. This beer has a very elegant and complex nose. It has hints of flower-pollen, light touches of accazia honey, wet willow wood, fresh birchwood-juse, chesnuts, sage, laurelleaf, ferns, and noble hops. The taste is very smooth and elegant, first you have impressions of nuts, earthy accents, again flower-pollen, cachew-nuts, faint apricot touch (more like the stone of an apricot), and the peel of okker-nuts. All these impression are well captured in a nice butter-like texture. In the afthertaste the IPA elements are taking the upperhand. Hints of herbs, peppermint, grass, ferns and even a fine touch of confit d’orange, (zest) and a fine hop selection. If you realy want to enjoy the afthertaste of this style of beer, you have to slurp some air in your mouth while tasting it. You will see that this outstanding brew will give you that extra complex finish. I’m sure this beer has a great future. Keep on brewing. I like to thank Jeppe for this very rare and original brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ToolHead (266) - København, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2005
Draught at Ølbutikken. Served in plastic cup. Unclear orangeish amber. Nice, off-white head w/ good lastability. The aroma is deliciously fresh and hoppy (citrusy). The flavor is impressively hopped, too, appropriately sweetish, and ends w/ nice bitterness. Well-balanced. Very drinkable, too. A very good, well-made IPA.

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