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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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Reviews by sendbeer:
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

sendbeer, Feb 11, 2013
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Photo of oberon
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.

oberon, Dec 13, 2010
Photo of RoyalT
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.

RoyalT, Oct 26, 2010
Photo of EastBay_Nick
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

EastBay_Nick, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of lordofthewiens
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.

lordofthewiens, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of kaneel
4/5  rDev +3.9%

kaneel, May 28, 2014
Photo of Mora2000
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.

Mora2000, Apr 16, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

BeerDrinkingDiver, Aug 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

fionn13, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of SPRichard
4/5  rDev +3.9%

SPRichard, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of Fulkrum78
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).

Fulkrum78, Aug 31, 2011
Photo of beatenbyjacks
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.

beatenbyjacks, Aug 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

mattdbh, Oct 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

ste5venla, Aug 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

JamesStreet, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of biboergosum
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.

biboergosum, Sep 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Blodsvente, Feb 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

AlexChillton, Jul 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Dawkins, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of Sammy
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.

Sammy, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of dirtylou
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

dirtylou, Jun 08, 2011
Photo of jbowers56
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.

jbowers56, Feb 04, 2010
Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Ciocanelu, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of dahlen22
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!!

dahlen22, Apr 18, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

emilylee, Feb 15, 2013
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Green Gold from Mikkeller ApS
86 out of 100 based on 245 ratings.