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Green Gold - Mikkeller ApS

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86
very good

245 Ratings
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Ratings: 245
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.77%
Wants: 8
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
First batches Brewed at Gourmetbryggeriet, Roskilde, Denmark.

Now brewed at De Proefbrouwerij, Belgium

Ingredients: Water, malt (pilsner, munich and caramunich), flaked oats, hops (simcoe, cascade and amarillo) and ale yeast.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-22-2008)
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babaracas

Florida

3.39/5  rDev -11.9%

Green Easter pours a turbid orange edged garnet with billowing tan colored head. Big clump lays claim to the middle of the glass, which is coated in a web of chunky lace. Smell: whiff of grapefruit, soft red apple, caramel, sweet orange slices. Muddled and balanced, like an NC ipa. Taste: also confused or just not very good... caramel, lots of it, cut by a thin bitterness...pith, resin, borderline medicinal. Great label, not great beer.

04-22-2014 01:18:28 | More by babaracas
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oberon

North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev -0.5%

I love me some Mikkeller uber hopped IPAstyle beers,I liked this one,but didnt love it.Poured into a standard pint glass a deep burnt orange with a huge billowing white head that left alot of scum behind as it settled ever so slowly into a creamy mass.Massive pine resin and grapefruit rind in the nose,it really jumped out and hit ya,not much malt presence,and just a light alcohol induced sweetness.The feel is just a little thin and it takes away from a great hop profile,the citric and resiny hops hit pretty hard but the watery feel kinda makes the finish fall off kinda flat.Bump up the malt just a little to give this more boday and it would be amazing,as is it pretty damn good.

12-13-2010 21:21:44 | More by oberon
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RoyalT

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.9%

Appearance - This is a sugary-looking brown in color with lots of sediment in the bottom of my glass. The head is moderate but very light and fluffy.

Smell - This big hop aroma is pleasing but dominated by the Cascades. It seems like the Amarillo and especially the Simcoe were wasted here. I enjoyed the stiff, piney scent well enough just didn't get the mix.

Taste - The piney character of this hop profile took over at the taste as well. What little grain I could pick up though was quite nice.

Mouthfeel - This medium-bodied ale had some light but quality carbonation. Fair warning though, this fella is dry as a bone.

Drinkability - This is a very unique mix. On the one hand it is so incredibly smooth that you just want to session the heck out of it but the ale has other plans as its dryness demands patience.

10-26-2010 01:17:06 | More by RoyalT
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EastBay_Nick

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

07-13-2013 19:27:33 | More by EastBay_Nick
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4.03/5  rDev +4.7%

On tap at When Pigs Fly. In a tulip the beer was a hazy copper color with a small tan head. There was a lot of gauzy lace.

Aroma mostly citrus. Some caramel malt.

Lots of grapefruit, a little bit of pine which I didn't appreciate in the aroma. Sweet biscuity taste.

A big hoppy beer, very enjoyable.

07-05-2012 22:21:53 | More by lordofthewiens
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kaneel

France

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-28-2014 08:10:59 | More by kaneel
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Mora2000

Texas

3.58/5  rDev -7%

Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a golden-orange color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the perfume and bubblegum, with some grapefruit and bready malt mixed in.

The flavor is very heavy on the grapefruit and other tropical fruit. There is a nice bread malt backbone and the bitterness is pretty low.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

04-16-2011 02:11:40 | More by Mora2000
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BeerDrinkingDiver

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-28-2014 02:41:59 | More by BeerDrinkingDiver
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fionn13

Ireland

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

07-23-2013 21:46:20 | More by fionn13
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SPRichard

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-27-2011 15:37:44 | More by SPRichard
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Fulkrum78

Tennessee

4.18/5  rDev +8.6%

Super tasty IPA, if a bit pricey. Color is orange/brown. Aroma of pine and citrus. Great smell. Taste is smooth and hoppy, pine and citrus. Almost a tingle on the tongue. Lacing is light and sticks around on the glass. Tasty beer, I'd get it again (hopefully at a slightly lower price :D).

08-31-2011 03:22:46 | More by Fulkrum78
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beatenbyjacks

Colorado

4.01/5  rDev +4.2%

Rich creamy head pours from the bottle. Awesome looking beer. Quite a bit of citrus and hops in the initial smell. Lots of maltiness as well. The taste is not as hoppy as one would think and that's a good think. Good balance with the malts leaving you with a balance in your mouth.

08-02-2013 00:52:03 | More by beatenbyjacks
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mattdbh

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-24-2012 22:44:45 | More by mattdbh
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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-17-2012 21:50:32 | More by ste5venla
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-28-2014 02:15:09 | More by JamesStreet
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +0.8%

330ml bottle.

This beer pours a hazy, dark golden brown colour, with two fingers of foamy beige head, which leaves some Torrent file block status lace around the glass in its wake. It smells of orchard fruit, some mild meadow flowers, soft yeast, caramel malt, and menthol. The taste is sweet citrus hops, a bit of earthy pine, bready caramel malt, fruity yeast, and a slight booze warming. The carbonation is average, the body medium weight, a bit airy, but generally smooth. It finishes off-dry, the bitter fruity hops and yeast interloper doing a fair job of keeping things in hand.

A fairly respectable shot at the American style from the UN-like Mikkeller operation, but you can take the IPA out of Belgium, but you can't take the Belgium out of the IPA, no matter what you call it. That said, I like this - nice and fruity, with an adequate bitterness.

09-17-2011 23:10:27 | More by biboergosum
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Blodsvente

Sweden

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-15-2013 16:03:20 | More by Blodsvente
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AlexChillton

Arizona

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-12-2012 06:43:03 | More by AlexChillton
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Dawkins

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

09-23-2013 01:27:20 | More by Dawkins
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +2.1%

Tasty first rate IPA. Foaming initial pour, with slight hoppy aroma. Lots of lace at the end of this rapidly drunk well balanced IPA. Average mouthfeel. Citrus,carmel, some grapefruit, tasty till the last drop. Great drinkability, though tingling palate and tongue after it all.

01-20-2012 04:23:17 | More by Sammy
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dirtylou

Washington

3.9/5  rDev +1.3%

on-tap, beer palace - oslo

from notes

appearance: pint, bright orange-amber body, light off-white film

smell; pungent and juicy - citrus, light notes of pine

taste: pungent and juicy - grapefruit, citrus zest, lemon extract, biscuity malts, moderate bitterness. this falls somewhere in the middle of all the mikkeller ipa's i have tried

mouthfeel: medium, oily

overall: good

06-08-2011 20:59:51 | More by dirtylou
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jbowers56

Australia

4.2/5  rDev +9.1%

A good cooper colour. Relatively large beige/creamish head.

Plenty of citrus, pine, fruity hop notes. Some caramel malt sweetness is very present too.

Cleansing pine qualities are certainly there, along with the citrus and fruity notes in the nose, though I agree with the previous review that the pine certainly dominates. Some sweet malts are there to back it up. Not a very long finish.

Feels good in the mouth. Moderate carbonation, smooth mouthfeel.

Not sure why, but I find this really drinkable. Keep wanting another sip.

Like the other Mikkeller IPA I had last night, its almost dipaish in its mouthfeel/malt presence.

02-04-2010 08:29:37 | More by jbowers56
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Ciocanelu

Romania

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

06-10-2014 09:12:57 | More by Ciocanelu
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dahlen22

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev +6%

Appearance: Amber red-brown with a nice 3/4" head.

Aroma: Call me crazy but it reminds me of old school juicy fruit gum (which we all know tasted great for 60 seconds and then faded).

Taste: Starts off with some soft bread maltiness, then quickly morphs to a hoppy grass-like flavor and finishes smooth with grapefruit and other citrus fruit flavors and a dryness. It did get warmer and smoother the most I sipped this one.

Overall: I heard about this nomadic brewer Mikkeller and the magic he was creating while brewing all over Europe. This American-style IPA is very drinkable and hop-heavy. If that is your thing, grab one of these. Me, I am more into malts then hops so while I enjoyed this, I would not be able to have 1-2 at one sitting. Cheers!!

04-18-2011 18:42:43 | More by dahlen22
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emilylee

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

02-15-2013 17:02:44 | More by emilylee
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Green Gold from Mikkeller ApS
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