All Others Pale - Mikkeller ApS

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Reviews: 89
Hads: 120
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: akorsak on 02-15-2008

Ingredients: Water, malt (maris ottar pale, munich, carapils and caramunich), flaked oats, hops (simcoe, centennial, amarillo and nugget) and ale yeast.

Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij
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Photo of Seanibus
4.77/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

What an amazing beer - delicate, beautiful, in many ways radical. It is a beer that rewards slow sipping and careful contemplation.

Pours a beautiful amber with a big fluffy head and nice lacing. The aroma is strong with apricot and pineapple. The flavor displays some biscuity malt, but mostly has heaps of apricot and pineapple flavor, with an intense, slow developing hop bitterness. The mouthfeel is thin, but slightly clingy with a hint of astringency. As it warms a bit, the flavor begins to resemble a strong, fragrant jasmine tea. The beer rounds out to a crisp, very dry finish. Just lovely all around. (612 characters)

Photo of theboozecruise
4.65/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Good looking beer! I poured it from a half-liter long-neck bottle into an imperial pint glass. It's a cloudy amber color, bubbly white head with great retention and lacing. Attractive brew that makes me want to dive in.

It has a delicious malt aroma with a honey caramel smell... not too bold on the hops but there are a little there. The sweet honey smell is what really grabs you.

The taste is more of the same except that the hops come out a little more. Wow... a potpourri of malt flavors and hop hits and roasted flavors. What really stands out here is the burnt malt flavor on the aftertaste. The honey malt is first, then the bitter hops, then a burnt caramel flavor. Really a nice complexity to it.

I only wish I'd bought a few more of these. Next time I see them I'll grab several. (794 characters)

Photo of mdagnew
4.62/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle bought online from the Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam...

Poured a nice crystal clear golden copper colour. White head with coppery hints poured big thick and foamy with a meringue like topping then faded slowly to good covering with thick edging... barely any carbonation bubbles... lots of sticky lacing...

Aroma - Lots of juicy mouth watering (slightly tropical ?) fruitiness (pears, grapefruits, oranges, magnoes), light sweet caramel malts, buttery, some bready notes, honey, citrus and grassy hops, light pine, quite floral, talcum powder traces, faint rubbery notes, the faintest hint of clove...

Taste is pretty similar to the aroma... slighty tropical tart fruits (grapefruits oranges, limes), good peppery and citrus hop bitterness balanced by caramel sweetness, chalky traces, light metallic notes, quite biscuity...

M&D - Smooth initially with a little sharpness underneath... medium bodied... an extremely quaffable brew - just slightly above sessionable at 6.0%

Overall - An outstanding APA... one of the best i've had. If this was readily available i would always have it in my cupboard... highly recommended... (1,138 characters)

Photo of roan22
4.52/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is an exceptional Pale Ale made by my favorite European brewers. Mikkeller's homage to west coast hoppy beers is really what garners my respect.

This beer has so much flavor for only being 6%. Please don't discount it just because its an APA.

I think maybe All Others Pale is a little less balanced than most American APAs, but that doesn't stop me from eagerly finishing the bottle. It has a cleaner mouthfeel than the Stateside IPA and the hops are a tidbit more subtle.

The only negative thing preventing me from more than one bottle is the price [$12!].

Please move to the States Mikkeller. Cheers! (614 characters)

Photo of erz316
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

big bottle with 040609 on the bottle cap, poured into an old speckled hen pint glass

A - i should really use this glass more often, it always pours a great looking beer. the brew looks great! a darker orange colour with a slightly off white head, quite big as well, about two full fingers if not more. the foam is big and poofy. the beer is quite effervescent and appetizing looking. the shade of orange for this beer is so completely spot on, like a dark tangerine/clementine with some brown mixed in. good lacing and retention is average.

S - the brew smells quite great as well. it is a rock solid mix of malts and hops. the hops dont quite jump out but they are definietly there, exposing a bouquet of grapefruit and orange scents, maybe even some sweeter tropical fruits as well, but that might be the interaction of the malts and hops. quite superbly mixed, the only thing that readily stands out is a slight grapefruit pith scent.

T - mikkeller really hit the spot with this beer. the initial is a perfectly smooth blend of malts and hops, leaning a little more on the hoppy side. great grapefruit flavour, and maybe a bit of orange peel or oil, maybe a bit of pine. the finish is even smoother than the first taste, the carbonation flares up a bit, the hops come to dominate, and then its over. simple and delicious; really gets a good pine flavour going with those hops. the aftertaste has the hops subdued quite a bit, and the malts take over with their light sweetness. all in all this beer is quite the win, slaking my thirst with unparalleled ease.

MF&D - the feel is a light-medium, but the tons of carbonation make the brew feel like a full medium. the great thing about this carbonation is that its not really the belching inducing kind, its just kind of there being delicious. the drinkability is some of the best I've had yet. (1,848 characters)

Photo of akorsak
4.47/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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. (1,158 characters)

Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.45/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ripe orange with butter rum colored trim. Plenty of beer is orange, but this one is exactly the right shade of orange; not too pale, not too dark. The lid looks like tangerine mousse, both in terms of color and consistency. The sticky chunk of foam is loaded with character, as is the gorgeous blanket of finely pocked lace that is beginning to appear on the glass. AOP is a fantastic looking APA.

The aroma is equally spectacular. Neither Struisse Mikkeller (Elliot Brew) nor Stateside IPA smelled this hoppy. The nose is chock full of sunshine bright American C-hops that deliver bushel basketfuls of pink grapfruits, oranges and mangos. My bottle has to be superfresh for the beer to smell like this.

All Others Pale tastes remarkably fresh as well. My initial (slight) disappointment at the lack of a buzzsaw hoppiness evaporated once I reminded myself that this isn't an IPA, but is an APA. Having said that, it's definitely on the high end for the style. I love the green, fresh hop cone resinousness of the flavor.

In addition to the tropical fruits listed above, spruce sap is apparent on the taste buds. You have to love a Danish brewery that gives American hopheads what they crave. It would be interesting to know what Europeans think about beer like this, since it's so different from what they're used to.

As the ounces quickly flow by, I'm becoming more and more impressed by the contrasting *and* complementary nature of the malt sweetness/flavor and the hop bitterness/flavor. In spite of an exhaustive search with lots of prodding and probing, there are no chinks in the armor of one of the best 'American' pale ales to have entered my glass in quite some time.

The mouthfeel is a difficult call. It's probably right on the money for most APAs, but is a little light for one that's this resinously hoppy. Slightly more heft would allow the hops to linger even longer. And that would be a very good thing indeed.

All Others Pale... In Comparison is fantastic beer. Its only fault (and it's a big one) is the price tag. For $9.39, I could get a sixer of either Two Hearted Ale or Alpha King. Okay... these days I'd probably have to add another few bucks. Subtracting cost from the equation, this is an easy recommendation for hopheads everywhere. (2,267 characters)

Photo of dsa7783
4.42/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Single bomber bottle purchased for $8.99 from Gary's in Madison...
A highly-rated Danish version of an American Pale Ale, this brew proves to be a top-notch depiction of the style - dead on with a wonderfully balanced malt and hop laden aroma, with earthy tones and grains... Dark-copper, deep-orange hue with no head and very minimal lacing...
Crisp, refreshing, flavorful taste, very well balanced, with strong biscuit notes... Bread and butter, caramel, and nuttiness abound as well...
Good mouthfeel along with a great level of drinkability to match...
Recommended... (571 characters)

Photo of Crosling
4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is a world-class Pale Ale from Mikkeller. Vibrant hops on the nose, lemony and grapefruit-like. The most impressive part of the brew is the malt character, so lush, sugary and flavorful, with hints of toffee and biscuit. Mikkeller is really stepping up. (258 characters)

Photo of GbVDave
4.37/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into two pint glasses. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist!

A: Pours a hazy dark amber/burnt honey color which is topped by a bubbly light-orange head. Very still.

S: First and foremost, citrus hops. Grapefruit, orange, and lemon. Following this is toasted malt, some very grassy and green fresh hop aromas, and some faintly sour fruit on the nose.

T: Boatloads of grassy & citrus-y hops, toasted malt, flavors of pine bough, and spicy pine sap resin.

M: Prickly, peppery, and spicy hops. Very tingly on the tongue. Astringent. Tangy fruit in the finish.

D: Refreshingly bracing. Very quenchable. Ready for a warm spring day-long session! (670 characters)

Photo of yemenmocha
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours slightly hazy orange to gold with generous white head.

Nose has plenty of orange peel and grapefruit. A very "organic" fruitiness (like actual living fruit, not artificial).

Palate has a nice juicy sweetness up front, somewhat biscuity, with creamy mouthfeel, and a hop citrus that comes in towards the end and goes well into the medium to long finish.

This is a complete beer. Only complaint is the price in U.S. (423 characters)

Photo of meeekyh
4.34/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Another treat for me this season. I think this beer is a year old (cap has '131209' printed on the side of it) but I am hoping it has been stored well. (Total Bev, Westie, about $6)

This is not a very pale ale, rather it is tawny color with a slight head of a deep tan color.

Biscuity malts and a bit of citrus are the nose. Cleaner than the Mikkeller IPAs I have had but with plenty of content to enjoy.

Taste is sweet, tart, tangy, and full and well-balanced. I note the biscuity malts and a healthy hop presence. Very good pale ale in the English tradition, as the American pales I have had have had much less malt. As this beer warms the flavors start to gain significant complexity: butterscotch and more definition to the citrus.

Mouthfeel is moderate with good carbonation and a dry finish.

I could drink many of these, if I could afford and acquire them.

I always enjoy a Mikkeller beer and this is no exception. It is among the most drinkable of Mikkeller beers and gets high marks all-around.

Slainte! (1,019 characters)

Photo of jspruit
4.32/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (743 characters)

Photo of mike24
4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: pours a beautiful hazy amber with a decent head,

S: some spicy and citrusy hops with a backbone of grainy malts

T: malt kicks first with a smack of citrus coming in with the hop. super juicy in the middle with a nice sweetness from the malt coming through. finishes on a drying note with the sweetness lingering and a nice hop bitterness in the throat.

M: silky smooth and the right amount of carbonation, pretty crisp

D: no problems here, very drinkable

notes: this is simply a phenomenal beer, interesting that such a style comes out of denmark, but it seems that they've been paying attention. (605 characters)

Photo of magictrokini
4.27/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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. (498 characters)

Photo of beerthulhu
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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. (1,653 characters)

Photo of scruffwhor
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great pale, and ever so slightly hazey copper color. A few bubbles and a good film of foam and a very solid ring. The aroma is a pine tree with blossoming hop flowers everywhere. Not to mention the toasted caramel malts melted in with the hops. Just like the aroma, geat earthy yet biting hops mixed with a well picked tosted malt bill. The bitterness is refreshingand the dry malt is satisfying. Very easy to drink, ust thething after a day a work. (449 characters)

Photo of Derek
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy amber-bronze, light tan head, little retention & good lace.

S: Huge grapefruit, nectarine and piney hops give this a nose like an serious IPA!

T: Grapefruit, nectarine, pine, pale malt, good bitterness.

M: Moderate body, well-attenuated with a very dry finish.

D: Thoroughly enjoyable. (297 characters)

Photo of brewgetter
4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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. :) (378 characters)

Photo of gford217
4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a deep hazy golden amber with a small dense off-white head. A swirl of foam lingers around the top and retention is good.

S: Smell is of citrus hops with a bit of grass and a fairly strong bready malt sweetness in the background.

T: Taste is dominated by the citrus hops up front with grapefruit and lemon playing major roles. This gives way to a subtle sweet, bready malt background with strong hints of caramel which leads to the hop bitterness in the finish.

M: Mouthfeel is medium with solid carbonation and prickly with the hop juices.

D: This is a top-notch APA and a great beer for a warm spring afternoon. Very drinkable and highly recommended. (696 characters)

Photo of ummswimmin
4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this beer in a tulip glass over a couple pours. Each time I received a pretty decent amount of foam. As the beer settled, there was clumps of foam creating blotches of lacing.

Coloring was a nice, reddish brown. The smell from the top was refreshing with some hop presence, but it wasn't overwhelming.

The flavoring was mellow, but it definitely fits the profile of a pale. There is some hop presence, but it adds as a highlight to the rest of the beer.

My only negative for this beer was the dry mouth. After having this beer I needed to drink a lot of water.

This was a very good pale... not the cheapest, but I enjoyed this experience. (652 characters)

Photo of JBogan
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy orange amber with an excellent creamy and long lasting head which leaves rings of sticky lacing on the glass. This is a nice looking brew.

The aroma consists of caramel malt balanced by citrusy hops. Not especially complex but it makes for a very pleasing scent.

The hops show their presence even more in the taste, with a bitter finish. The caramel malt is there but not as prominent as in the nose. There's also some fruity accents, but they are mostly subdued.

The mouthfeel is smooth and rich, with just the right amount of carbonation.

This is a very solid rendition of an American Pale Ale, even leaning somewhat towards an IPA. The first beer I've tried from Mikkeller, and it won't be the last. (729 characters)

Photo of Metalmonk
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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". (1,339 characters)

Photo of Parrotbeak
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Amber with a thick, white, creamy head that remains.
Fresh hops and lush malts up front. Slight aroma of pineapple.
Slight hops up front, with a citrus hit that remains at the top of the mouth, with a sweet, caramel malt finish that lingers at the bottom.
Good level of carbonation with a medium body.
Quite drinkable, given the well-concealed ABV and exceptional taste. (370 characters)

Photo of albern
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mikkeller is a first rate brewery and their AOP nicely follows suit. It pours a slightly cloudy amber color with a smallish foamy and slightly creamy head. Not much lacing, some retention. The nose is pungent caramel, some hop, some bready malts. The nose also has some toffee aromas in there too.

The taste will not disappoint. It is a full palated affair with a medium to full body. It is a fairly complex beer. It has lots of sweetish bready malts, some syrupy sweetness in the malts as well. There are some estery hops to balance out, plenty of caramel and old fashioned toffee as well. There are some nutty roasted notes behind the sweet and bready malts. This beer is good, complex, and well worth seeking out. There is a touch of oily hop in there too, not strong, not overpowering, but it is noticeable. The hop has a slightly grapefruity acerbicness and bite that plays off well against the nice malty base. I like how all of the consituent parts just blend together into a really solid brew. The thick consistency and lack of booziness, really adds to the experience. L'Chaim. (1,088 characters)

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All Others Pale from Mikkeller ApS
87 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.