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Green Gold - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
86
very good

284 Ratings
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Ratings: 284
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.8%
Wants: 8
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-22-2008

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.
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Photo of thehyperduck
4.31/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

330 mL bottle picked up at the LCBO; best before June 19 2016. Served slightly chilled.

Pours a murky brownish-amber colour, topped with one finger of frothy, light tan-coloured head. It seeps away over the next few minutes, leaving behind a bubbly film and narrow collar. The aroma is hop-forward, with strong notes of mandarin orange, grapefruit, pine needles and a hint of pineapple. That being said, the malt bill still seems fairly sturdy for this style, offering up some caramel sweetness and grainy, biscuity notes.

This is an excellent IPA. The underlying malt backbone provides some pale malts, bready sweetness and caramel that keeps things balanced, but it is the wide range of hop flavours that steal the show here. Orange and grapefruit citrus, peaches, pineapple and floral notes with a resiny, bitter finish that fades extremely quickly - this is one of very few IPAs I can think of with such a clean, almost dry finish. I'm impressed. The mouthfeel is on the heftier side of medium-bodied, with low carbonation levels that provide this brew with an exceptionally smooth, satisfying feel on the palate. I'd agree with the previous review, in that the oats really help bulk up this IPA's mouthfeel.

Final Grade: 4.34, an A grade. Mikkeller's Green Gold is an outstanding beer that all hopheads should consider well worth a try. The price point (and temporary availability) prevent this one from being a staple, but this is still an excellent hop-forward beer that compares favourably to many Ontario examples of the style. The luxurious mouthfeel, bold, citrusy hop flavour and the surprisingly clean finish are enough to make this one of the better IPAs I've had the pleasure of quaffing in my many years on this site.

Photo of patpbr
4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Dark and orange with a fomey head.
S- I notice hops and some fruit
T- Like the smell, I get citrus and grapefruit. aggressive hops
M- Lingers on the palate in a pleasant way. enough carbination.
O- Finally I try Mikkeller, I will now be trying there other styles. if only a bottle was a bit cheaper.

Photo of bark
4.29/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The liquid is amber; the liquid a bit cloudy. The very high head is pale brown and compact; it sinks slowly leaving thick lacing on the glass.

The smell is bitter with lots of American citric notes: Grapefruit, lime, bitter oranges. Massive smooth sweet notes; some caramel and toffee. Some oily notes in the background.

The taste is very hoppy and balanced. Citric notes (mostly grapefruits) and a very elegant bitterness. Sweet malty flavours with notes of toffee, rye bread, and a touch of coconut. Hay, dried fruits, flowery flavours and a somewhat oily hint of fruit candy in the aftertaste. Otherwise there is a growing clean bitterness and alcohol. The finish is balanced and a bit dry with a touch of vegetables.

The carbonation is mild; lots of small fresh bubbles. The liquid is smooth.

A solid brew and one of the best Scandinavian American-style IPAs there are.

Photo of BGDrock
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Appearance: cloudy orange/brown, like a real apple cider, tan head is fine with decent length, like sand

Aroma: excited already - unique spices, cinnamon, clove, five spice - feels like Fall; light caramel malt background, touch of banana

Taste & Mouthfeel: caramel malt and full, creamy body, with spice backing up the whole experience, and requisite hop bitterness (on the spice side naturally) finishing it off; but those five spice/cinnamon/clove flavours are the star of the show, matching the aroma and really linking all aspects of the beer; there's a woodiness too, almost like you'd find in root beer

Overall: a very unique IPA with loads of flavour and a solid malt and hop base, all of it well balanced; super interesting

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of DaveBar
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Purchased at the LCBO for a steep $4.60 for a 330ml bottle. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass.

A- 4.25- Opens well and pours a nice head that stays for a minute or two. Unfiltered and almost brown

S- 4.25- Heavy malt, hops and caramel

T- 4.0- Pretty good. Rather heavy and malty good.

M- 3.75- Bit of a harsh bite here. Not an even beer. Very APA

O- 4.20- Pretty good beer but not very good once you factor in the price. Can buy just as good for $2.50/473ml can

Food Pairing

This pretty good APA went well with...... Pork in a mushroom cream sauce.

Enjoy!

Photo of MrTinnedPEach
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Arborescence
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of jooj8
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of IPeteA91
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of delgotit99
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of HomerS
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Wajohnst
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bentonquest
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of GeoffreyM
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of shagal
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Electros
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of justinm4bama
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of WDJersey
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of bowlerjoe2
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of peabody
4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a really tan to dark amber color with lots of off-white creamy suds.. Some lacing and nice head retention.
Smell is very piney. More pine than citrus. No alcohol detected in the nose.
Taste is grapefruit rind and sugar malts. The sugar comes in heavy then the black bitterness wipes it out quickly.
Mouthfeel is just a tad sticky but the bitterness eventually cleans the palate leaving just a slight alcohol and bitter hop in the back of the throat.
Overall this is a really nice IPA. The only drawback is the price.

Photo of Rickythejeweler
4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Cloudy golden-copper, 2 finger thick off white head, good lacing rims and spots along the glass.

S - Fresh hops, grassy, slight pungent, hints of sweet caramel malts.

T - Muted citrus hops, some earthy hops, orange rind, clean bitterness, caramel malts in the finish, a lingering bitterness on the aftertaste.

M - Medium body, moderate-high carbonation.

O - Very solid session beer!

6811103, $6.49 at Stateline Liquors in Elkton, MD

Photo of Gobzilla
4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured an amber brown with orange highlights with a 2 finger head that had great rentention and great sticky lacing left on the glass.

S: lovely floral piney hop aromas with a good amount of malts seeping thru and citrus fruit zest. There is also bready boozy notes as well.

T: actually has a good piney hop bite with citrus grapefruit that helps intensify the bitterness. The malts do help out the balance and also adds slight sweetness with hints of caramel and booze at the end.

M: medium body with a good amount of carbonation that had a sweet citrus piney hop bitter finish and lingers on the palate.

D: by far one of the best IPA offerings from mikkeller. Really good drinkable beer with good characteristics all across the board. I'm glad I can still get some more of this stuff.

Photo of jbowers56
4.22/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of Brad007
4.22/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy amber color. You can't even see through the glass. I'm not sure this is the color of an IPA.

Whoa! A sucker punch of grapefruit goes across my nose, shattering it and leaving only an inkling of malt underneath.

A blast of hops to greet the mouth. Mint and grapefruit seem to dominate the most. Very little malt, which is certainly buttery.

Lingering mint and grapefruit notes. Alcohol heat as well. Overall, an interesting mix of flavors that stick around.

Wow. I like this. It's just a straightforward hop missile. Nothing out of place.

Green Gold from Mikkeller ApS
86 out of 100 based on 284 ratings.