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All Others Pale - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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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 mdm46410
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle and served in a pint glass. This pale ale pourd a cloudy, glowing orange/amber hue with a lasting head of creamy beige foam. Lots of beautiful, thick lacing. The aroma of the beer was made up of fresh grapefruit, sweet peaches, oranges, and rich caramel. The flavor included biscuit, caramel, and some mild citrus, finishing with a dry bitterness. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. A tasty, refreshing pale ale. Highly sessionable.

Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.45/5  rDev +15.3%
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.

Photo of brewgetter
4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
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. :)

Photo of aerozeppl
3.11/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Hazy copper color. Minimal white head with really good lacing for a pale ale.

S: Tons of citrus in the nose. Almost like a baby IPA. Malt is in there as well but this is mostly citrus.

T: Kind of bleh. This is my issue with getting brews from overseas with low ABV unless they move a lot of quantity it is hard to ensure they will arrive fresh. Everything else is sort of muted. The hops are there but subtle and the malt is there. Nothing really pops.

M: Nice body. Little on the thicker side of a pale ale.

D: For the price I expect much more. They make some really interesting beers I just didn't care for this one.

Photo of Avryle
2.55/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A- Pours a hazy orange with a cream-colored head. A little too dark & hazy for an APA.

S- Citrus hops dominate the nose. Very light hints of malt,

T- More like an IPA. The hop profile hits you from the first and doesn't relent. Strong, unpleasantly bitter hop finish. No malt backbone to support the hoppiness and make it actually taste like the APA its supposed to be.

M- Thin bodied. Very dry.

D- Wow. Not much impressed with this offering from Mikkeller.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.28/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear, ambery body with a smallish, white head.

Smell: Standard pale maltiness and full notes of raw grass, grapefruit pith, and more grass.

Taste: Basic pale malts, though not much in the way of sweetness. Big hit of citric pith and weedy grassiness. Medium-high bitterness. Ends with a finish full of bitterness. Hmm.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Plenty hoppy in terms of bitterness with little flavor and maltiness to support it. Not exactly what I'd call a thirst quencher.

Photo of ATLbeerDog
3.07/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours very orange red with a small head, and average lacing. Average carbonation with a sweet smell of heavy crisp hops. Tastes very hoppy like a DIPA. Light on the pallet, this beer needs a maltier backbone. Not bad- not great but I would rather have a strong DIPA instead.

Photo of weeare138
3.2/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appears a hazy, light gold with a small, off-white head that slowly fades out. Scattered spots of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of yeasty, citrus, grass, milled grain, caramel, stone fruit, and earthy, piney hops.
Taste is of the aromas with an earthy, citrusy, toasted malt flavor that seems to be mildly refreshing.
Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with carbonation that is vibrant up front on the tip of the tongue before steadying out to an earthy, yeasty bitterness on the back of the palate.

Photo of IBUnit63
4.07/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From your bomber to our Cab glass...

Bountiful, soapy bready 2-finger head with average lacing; head thins out rather quickly. Body color is a nice copper. Enjoying the soapy floral hops a great deal. Caramel/butterscotch malt background softens the bitterness of the aroma very nicely.

While it smells warm, it drinks much colder at first - there is a little tinny tang at the beginning. Getting past this, there are bountiful hops - alcohol really doesn't show up here. The malt is definitely in the background. The tin moves away to reveal something for which hops are the dominant force but don't really dominate. Very good but a little malt character and maybe a little more alcohol bite could make this an extremely balanced offering.

Comes off as slightly wanting in mouthfeel - again you have the hop pucker but not a whole lot else - expecting a little more warmth here.

Definitely drinkable and enjoyable - may be more suited for a summer quaff than more bodacious IPAs.

Photo of Derek
4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of oberon
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of scruffwhor
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

Photo of yemenmocha
4.35/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

Photo of akorsak
4.47/5  rDev +15.8%
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.

Photo of GbVDave
4.37/5  rDev +13.2%
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!

Photo of HotHabanero
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a hazy, light amber body and a large off-white, lasting, frothy head. Fair lacing. Nose of flowery hops and caramel. Crisp, medium sweet flavour with caramel, pine, grape and lemon. Long bitter finish. Light to medium bodied. A tasty and OK brew.

Photo of roan22
4.52/5  rDev +17.1%
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!

Photo of cokes
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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All Others Pale from Mikkeller ApS
87 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.