All Others Pale - Mikkeller ApS
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Reviews by jspruit:
4.33/5 rDev +12.5%
Drank from 50cl purchased at http://www.olbutikken.dk/ in Copenhagen.
Nice slightly off-white head that is about 2 fingers high and laces down the glass nicely. Color is nice pale with a bit amber hints in it-quite nice.
Smells nice and earty with some hoppy notes and some citrus hints. Makes you eager to taste.
Flavor is APA all of the way with nice hops blends and some pine/earthy flavors. A bit bitter with some biscuit notes too, but overall well balanced.
Nicely balanced and goes down smooth with alot of flavor so that is nice. A light dry fninsh leaves you wanting more.
This is a great example of APA (my favorite style) and definitely one that I'd recommend to others and will drink it again if I can get my hands on it.
11-30-2008 11:45:16 | More by jspruit
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3.83/5 rDev -0.5%
The first beer I opened when back in my new digs back here in G-boro,NC.Poured into a standard pint glass a somewhat murky copper/bronze with a clingy half finger white head atop,fresh green hop aromas very fresh indeed with a bit of caramel biscuit malt just ver pleasant.At first the hop flavors hit nicely I love the Amarillo's nice piney,citric qualities with a firm lightly sweet malt base but it just seems to peter out midway thru and becomes a bit watery tasting.A little thin but a very quaffable pale to me alot like a Great Divde Fresh Hop ale but not quite as good,still solid.
04-10-2008 20:19:51 | More by oberon
3.93/5 rDev +2.1%
Mid sized bottle, seriously marked down at Nikki's in North Providence R.I. not sure why but maybe this one has been sitting around for awhile....anyway, no freshness info to be had, this one poured cloudy medium amber, not much head developed and next to no lace on the glass. Resiny hop nose, leads to tasty IPA like brew, medium hop bite, resiny and dessert dry. Nice hoppy ale. Still fairly expensive at $3.99, but $8.99, c'mon, I would have passed it by.
09-30-2008 22:16:08 | More by Billolick
3.58/5 rDev -7%
The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is a mix of various hops. I get notes of orange citrus, flowers and perfume. The flavor is oranges and pine with quite a bit of bitterness. The beer is not as bitter as most IPAs, but for an American Pale Ale, it is fairly bitter. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Decent, but nothing special.
09-28-2010 23:41:26 | More by Mora2000
4.28/5 rDev +11.2%
One of the best APA's I've had. Pours hazy copper with a solid white head. Fresh, crisp hop aroma; lots of pine and grapefruit (for an APA). Nice toasty malt. Clean, balanced hop-and-malt taste. The resin hops and biscuity malt work together without being dry or syrupy. The minimal use of the caramel malt made this beer. There is only a hint of it towards the end. It was a welcome change to the typical ''lets balance out the hops with a ton of caramel malt'' that sabotages most of these APA's.
12-10-2008 19:17:22 | More by magictrokini
3.58/5 rDev -7%
Poured from a 22oz bomber into a 16oz pint glass. Firm pour yields two fingers of big fluffy slightly yellow head. Head hangs around for some time slowly losing its height. Spotty lace. Color is a cloudy caramel yellow.
Nose- Over ripe candied orange and clemantine. Some lemon zest but not clean.
Palate- Slightly sweet plenty of nice orange citrus. Some fresh bread. Puckering bitterness in the finish. Dry and pleasant, but nothing out of this world.
Mouthfeel- Dry, moderately carbonated, some sweetness, syrupy.
Drinkability- Decent. But nothing out of this world.
04-24-2009 02:25:14 | More by Kraken
4.2/5 rDev +9.1%
Pours a ruby, amber color. Nice looking tannish head, pretty good lace. smells pungently of fruity hops and citrus...is this grapefriut juice? pine is present. Taste is more malty than expected, well balanced IMO. It has a different quality to it than an actual "American" pale. I suppose this is a "Danish" pale. I like it, I'll certainly be enjoying the rest of the bottle. :)
05-18-2008 00:21:00 | More by brewgetter
3.9/5 rDev +1.3%
500 ml bottle, with a 70's living-room test pattern label. Don't know who the dude in the mugshot is, though.
This beer pours a slightly hazy golden orange colour, with two fingers of puffy off-white head, which renders some nice loose hanging lace around the glass as it fades away. It smells of caramel malt, and some herbal, citrus hops. The taste is caramel and bready malt, and dusty, earthy, and citrus hops. The carbonation is fairly sedate, the body medium weight, a bit syrupy, and it finishes with some bready malt and a clean representation of green, tropical, and floral hops.
A well-hopped pale ale; its position over all others may still be debatable, however, I would have it again.
06-06-2010 04:02:43 | More by biboergosum
4.2/5 rDev +9.1%
A beaut of a beer, pouring a tight creamy head, about in inch-thick with all kinds of lace sticking to the glass. Color is a rusty reddish-orange with a lot of haze and even more bubbles feed the creaming and long-lasting head.
Delicate but compelling aroma, the hops are featured, very flowery and a little pine. Gentle caramel in the background.
Merciless hops on the tongue without feeling extreme...just seems like they didn't bother chucking a shitload of malt in for balance. Lemon, grapefruit, citrus rind, pine, more grapefruit rind. You get the idea. Brash for the style, maybe, but intensely flavorful. Certainly not a problem for anyone with a liking for big flavor and a dislike of rigid style guidelines. Exotic fruits also come to mind, as does a healthy yeast spin, with just a pinch of cinnamon in the finish. And wouldja believe it, there are hops lingering in the finish too.
Just a bit sharp on the tongue, damn prickly carbonation, although the body is full and somewhat buttery despite all the prickle action.
One of the hoppiest pale ales I've ever had, but still enough balance from the sweet side. Ideally a hophead's #1 go-to pale ale, but who's ever gonna buy this by the case? At $9.99 a bottle, they don't come cheap. Still, I'm happy with my purchase...and I'll take death before I start "trading down".
01-02-2009 22:37:26 | More by Metalmonk
4.1/5 rDev +6.5%
Pours a lightly hazed bronze-orange with a full froth of bleached tan.
Nose of wet pine needles, lime rinds, calcium, dank nugs, dead grass, alum, and rusted tin. It's a pretty sound survey in fresh aroma (and bittering) hops. Oh, and there's a dab of shortbread too.
Begins through the mouth with that same lightly sweet and doughy shortbread from the nose, then turns a touch grainier, then pretty much just stays out of the way. Hops don't kick the door down, but do shove it open with some force. Orange rind, lime leaves, pine and spruce, smoky and sticky reefer, dead plant matter, rusted metallics, and an outgoing lingering mineral bitterness, with a decided quinine lean.
Light-to-medium bodied, with a steady carbonation. The fresh hops have a unique mineral-edge here to make this supremely refreshing in a tonic water sense.This is built for quaffing. But seeing as this was $9 for 500mL, a session is out of the question, but not because it doesn't beg for it. I'd love to drink a lot of this at that same price per 6-pack. Great to try out, but unfortunately, it's a one-and-done, even though it deserves to be visited frequently.
02-27-2008 09:40:53 | More by cokes
4/5 rDev +3.9%
This is a kick-arse hoppy beer. We took it as a superior IPA. The balance and bitterness comparable to a double IPA, only better. Great sweetness.Pale? Grapefruit juice with beautiful hoppy aroma, and head and lace. Tasty, and one of the better beers I have had this year to date.
04-16-2008 03:02:18 | More by Sammy
3.95/5 rDev +2.6%
500ml bottle from Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa. Drank this during the Super Bowl, the beer snob that I am, while most others were drinking BMC crap.
Pours medium amber with a substantial off-white head.
Aroma is sweet caramel malt and somewhat faded hops that are really citrusy and fruity. Some good tropical fruit esters in there and slight grassy notes.
Flavor is great and well-balanced. Sweet caramel malt, toffee, grass, and faded citrusy hops. Orange, pineapple, mango, and peach flavors.
Medium-full on the palate and a little more syrupy than I'd like. Average carbonation.
Great drinkability. This is a great pale ale overall. Most others do in fact pale.
02-10-2010 02:05:47 | More by nickd717
3.6/5 rDev -6.5%
Poured a nice cloudy amber color with a nice light sticky head with good lacing.
The smell had a fresh bready malt odor mixing nicely with some citrusy hops.
The flavor is very, very mild. Light toasty and bready malts with mild citrus hops balancing it nicely.
The mouthfeel is light and full of good carbonation.
Overall this would make a very nice session beer if it wasn't $9 a bottle. Should be about $9 a 6pk and this would be a nice value as it stands its on the underwhelming side when you take the cost into account.
08-26-2010 00:43:10 | More by bashiba
3.65/5 rDev -5.2%
my first Mikkeller, picked this one up for 6 bucks, pretty inexpensive in PA, so i thought it was deserving for an impulse buy.
A - slightly murky from bottle conditioning, orange highlights with an amber hue. Incredible head that fluffs up like a freshened pillow. Appearance reminds me of a cask ale.
S - the hops have some age on them but still remain in the forefront. Pineapple, tropical fruits emerge alongside some citrusy notes. This beer has a huge caramel aroma with toasted subtleties. If this beer was fresh I can only imagine the hops being so much more bright in the nose.
T - Bitterness, malt, hop flavor, oh my! A sweet caramel base acts like a canvas to the extremely balancing bitterness in this beer. Sweetness rolls on the tongue as the bitterness clears the palate. Very nice crisp bitterness... i like what it does for this beer. Hop flavor is of pineapple and tropical fruits with light background notes of citric acidity, very reminiscent of a clementine or tangerine.
M - light carbonation plays alongside a crisp bitterness that provides a pleasant astringency. Mouthfeel becomes borderline cloying even with such a high bitterness. Above average but a slightly drier beer would put this beer to a 4.
D - the bright crispness of this beer plays extremely well with the sweet caramel notes. The label boasts, 'perfect after a hard day's work or on hot summer days...', I wouldn't go as far as saying that this beer would pair as perfectly as intended but a very drinkable beer indeed. A well crafted beer, you can tell the brewers vision came out in this beer.
03-29-2009 01:21:50 | More by Jettanbass9
4.28/5 rDev +11.2%
A: Poured a medium-dark rustic orange with a swirling haze that slowly worked its way down. Visibility was translucent while the head was frothy with a creamish tan color displaying a respectable retention rate. Visible carbonation was light with a sparse density of micro-bubbles that rose at a lazy rate mixed in with random bursts of fast rising macro-bubbles.
S: The nose was grapefruity with a wonderful sense of semi-dry caramel malting. Some pungent flowery hops (reminds me a bit of Columbus) definitely makes its presence known. The malting really stands out here with a soft, dry toasty character with flashes of citrus blended within.
T: The initial impression was malty with a semi-dry grapefruit and citrus nature. There seems to be light tart notes with perhaps some indication of belgain yestiness adding subtle highlights to the drink. The finish finds fading notes of citrus peels and a rich, dry malty residue lacing. A nice level of hoppiness with perhaps an even more impressive showing of malting makes this a full bodied affair. The maris otter is very distinguishable here for those familiar with a palate that reminded me a bit of the river horse hop-a-lot-amus.
M: A nice level of tingly carbonation is present, especially on the tip of the tongue while a full body of malts and bread smoothers the tongue. The maris otter leaves behind a nice silty residual coating upon the swallow.
D: Drinkability was good, malty, and dry with a fresh wet citrus hopping that will leave you licking your lips for more after every sip. A big, maltier interpretation and one that should not be missed. Per style a solid recommendation.
02-19-2010 00:46:14 | More by beerthulhu
4.47/5 rDev +16.1%
A 500 mL capped bottle purchased at Capone's.
A: The pale ale an attractive amber color, lighter with a stronger focus on the orange hues. The ale is magnificently translucent with a voluminous white head that has laced prodigously around the glass.
S: The nose is full of citrus with grapefruit and fruit rind leading the way. The hoppiness is nicely balanced by the caramel body.
T: The first impression from this pale ale is that it really is an IPA. The sweet hop juices take control of the ale from the get-go and retain their firm grasp long after the sip is gone. The taste is, if my memory of hops is correct, cascade or centennial, full of citrusy thickness that has grapefruit, orange and orange rind as the prevalent flavors. A firm caramel backbone props up the citrus hops. The alcohol is low enough that it never interferes with the hop profile. The rind bitterness is the lasting impression on the palate.
M: Hops, hops and more hops (but nicely balanced). This one can compete with Stateside IPA in terms of hoppiness.
D: This beer had me from the first sniff. The lupulin intensity is excellent. All others really do pale in comparison.
03-23-2008 00:34:21 | More by akorsak
4/5 rDev +3.9%
Bottle: Poured a deep dirty beige color ale with a large foamy off-white head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of bitter and lightly citrus hops is interesting. Taste is a refreshing mix between a nice caramel malt base with some well balance bitter and citrus hops. Full body with great carbonation. Really well balance and very refreshing - I wouldn't mind having access to this beer year long.
07-08-2008 19:49:59 | More by Phyl21ca
3.73/5 rDev -3.1%
Pours out a slightly cloudy ice tea color with lots of off-white creamy suds clinging to the side of the rim and the tiny bubbles in the liquid are clinging also. Very effervescent brew.
Smell is fruity like mango but with a lemon peel zest along with the yeast burning the nose slightly. A certain hop bitterness is in the aroma also.
Taste is mostly bitter and dry but refreshing otherwise. Not much else is coming through. Kind of plain.
Mouthfeel is a little dirty but finishes dry and black bitter.
Not their best beer but it a good representation of the American Pale Ale style.
03-17-2009 22:00:58 | More by peabody
4.03/5 rDev +4.7%
My first beer in nearly two weeks as I have been on the deathbed with this damn flu. Served cold and poured into a tall pilsner glass, this one was enjoyed during the draft this afternoon on 03/29/2009.
The pour was very nice with a rich dark amber color coming forward right away. Nice head of at least an inch and a half comes up from the bottom and stayed around for a good long while before settling into a nice lacing up and down the sides of the glass. Rich hop aroma, orange and tangerine are mixed nicely with a good touch of light grain and a nice biscuit like hop profile. Smooth, medium carbonation and a fuller then a normal pale ale body all led them selves to a very enjoyable and smooth beer. Easily sessionable with a nice dry hop bite in the finish and a deep and mellow balanaced profile it was a classic pale ale. Another winner from Mikellar as far as I am concerned. Great beer for the afternoon.
03-29-2009 20:58:53 | More by mikesgroove
3.15/5 rDev -18.2%
Thanks to Jim at Sherbrooke for this. From a 500 ml brown bottle. We have a gusher here! Pours out a hazed amber, tall frothy off-white head that eventually settles, lots of expansive thin lacing.
Sweet bready malt in the nose, orange notes, some musty grains.
Clean grains up front in the flavour, sweet breadiness in the middle, some alcohol bite in the finish along with leafy, spicy hops that linger into the aftertaste.
Medium-low body mouthfeel, light carbonation, silky texture, slight carbonation tingle on the swallow.
Underwhelming considering what Mikkeller is capable of, this is one that he simply phoned in.
06-08-2010 04:18:03 | More by IronDjinn
All Others Pale from Mikkeller ApS
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