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Green Gold - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
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:
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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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Photo of nickfl
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%

A - Pours with two fingers of off-white foam on top of a hazy, dark amber-brown body. The foam settles slowly and leaves nice lace on the glass.

S - A pungent, spicy hop aroma with notes of pine, grapefruit, and sweaty character as well as dark caramel and bready malt.

T - Pine and thick, sweet malt up front. Some pungent, sweaty hop notes in the middle with sweet toffee and a bit of brown sugar. Some grapefruit and more spicy, sweaty hop character along with a hint of red apple and moderate bitterness in the finish.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a sweet finish.

D - The hop character, particularly the aroma, is spectacular with huge, green notes that shine through despite the thick malty character. The sweetness is a bit too much for my taste, and while the level of dark malt adds some complexity it hurts the drinkability overall and I can't help but wonder what the hop character might be like if the malt was less aggressive. Still, a nice IPA and well worth trying.

nickfl, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of atis
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%

Pours hazy amber with creamy yellowish head with excellent retention, patchy lacing. Aroma is fruity, with plenty of floral and piney notes.

Taste is pungent citrus, mostly grapefruit, floral hops, bits of sweetish caramel malt and bitter with piney hops in the drying fnish. Mouthfeel is medium with moderate carbonation and light warming feel.

Overall, a solid and well made American style IPA. It is not very often that European brewers produce something this good; I will certainly buy it again.

atis, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of CosmoHopHead
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%

A: first impression was that this was a very nice looking beer. beautiful dark, hazy, copper/orange color with a full two finger white head. sticky lacing on the glass

S: smells of bitter citrus fruity hops and sweet bready yeast

T: fruity hops with a nice pine presence and a good blend of malts and breadiness thrown in.

M: medium body with a dry, bittersweet bite

D: this was a very drinkable american style ipa. pleasantly dry with a good bittersweet hop kick. 7% abv was just right.

Overall, I enjoyed this beer but the price tag might keep me from buying it again. $6 for a 11.2oz bottle was a bit much but I've come to expect that from Mikkeller.

CosmoHopHead, Jun 19, 2010
Photo of Xul
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%

A: Pours a moderately hazy brownish amber with a ridiculously effervescent body, capped by a frothy, two finger off-white head. Retention is very good and a moderate amount of lacing is left down the side of the glass. The haze knocks this down, but the head retention is excellent.

S: Floral hop notes are right up front, followed by strong pine. Some juicy orange mixes in with the pine at times but mostly keeps to the sidelines, along with lemon zest. Malt base is detectable in the background but as one would expect with an IPA, not at all prominent.

T: The floral hops are much less intense than on the nose, with the pine gaining slightly in strength and citrus taking on a bigger and slightly more complex role. Pine is still up first, but juicy grapefruit and orange cuts right in, with a touch of apricot on the side. Finishes with a blend of resinous pine and juicy orange.

M: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation, has a long finish.

D: Well-integrated hop profile and goes down very easy.

Xul, Jul 01, 2010
Photo of thedoubler55
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%

A -A tanish amber color, that left about a two finger head that kept its retention, and dissipated into some nice lacing around the glass.

S - Not to much nose on this one, a bit of citrus hops, with slight hints of caramel.

T -A pretty good tasting beer, a few citrus notes up front with slight caramel backbone to it at the tail end. Reminded me a bit of Sweetwater's Ipa.

M - Perfect Mouthfeel, medium bodied perfect amount of carbonation.

D - Great session beer, not bad tasting at all very enjoyable and drinkable.

thedoubler55, Jun 16, 2011
Photo of StJamesGate
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%

On draught at the Secret Beer Garden festival, Dublin.

Cherry amber with taupe film.
Orange caramel nose.
Toffee hit with some papaya then mad red grapefruit hops.
Orange hard candy finish and resin and rind linger.
Medium, chewy, slightly oily.

Simcoe, amarillo and cascade.

A proper hop bomb. Drinks like fresh ruby red grapefruit juice. US calibre.

StJamesGate, May 28, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%

This beer poured out as a murky copper color. The head was thin and white, leaves a thin wispy lacing on the glass. The smell isn't overly hoppy, you can tell it's an ipa but it's not excessively floral or citrusy. The taste has the floral citrusy bite to it. Very good flavor profile. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and kind of on the creamy side. Overall it's a solid ipa in my opinion. Glad I got to try it.

Knapp85, Jul 27, 2011
Photo of baggio
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%

Bottle, 650ml, purchased at ölkonsortiet.

A: Golden red with a creamy lace that sticks to the glass.

S: Toffee, Exotic fruits, Citrus, Pine

T: Resin, Biscuits, Grapefruit, Caramel, Peach.

M: Smooth but yet quite simple with a nice kick of hops at the end. Low carbonation.

The aroma from this beer made me all happy inside. The taste is not up to pair with the aroma but still damn good. I like!

baggio, Apr 26, 2008
Photo of Nerudamann
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look - dark red or medium brown in color, maybe a little murky, with about two fingers of khaki-colored frothy foam that dissipates somewhat slowly.

Smell - indeed hoppy, but with a sap-like smell. Smells good though.

Taste and Mouthfeel - very hoppy in taste and feel at first. After that, perhaps a bit of a pine-like taste, but the bitterness isn't extreme. Texture is pretty well-balanced.

Overall - a pretty good non-American stab at an American IPA. Good brew in general, and worth a try!

Nerudamann, Sep 15, 2011
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
Photo of Jules11788
4.08/5  rDev +6%

A: Pours a cloudy dark orange color; pinky-width head; very slight lacing

S: Sweet fruity hops pervade the nose beautifully; smell is very reminiscent of sticking your nose in a freshly opened bag of gummy-bears. Very enticing.

T: Light and fruity hops dance around the tongue before finishing with a nice earthy bitterness.

M: Light and refreshing, with slight carbonation.

O: This is a great IPA, and one that I would gladly buy over and over again were it not for the exorbitant price of $6.99 for a 12oz bottle. Definitely recommend at least trying one though, it's quite delicious.

Jules11788, Aug 25, 2011
Photo of avalon07
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark orange color and a thick, cloudy consistency. There was a huge amount of creamy, long-lasting head. OK lacing, but not as good as on some of Mikkeller's other IPAs.

S: A nice aroma of hops, citrus, and yeast.

T: Tasted of hops, grapefruit, yeast, and a slightly grainy quality. Hops aren't nearly as sharp and bitter as with others of the style, but still a tasty beer.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a slick finish. Medium-bodied, though lighter than I expected.

D: A generally well made, drinkable beer.

avalon07, Jun 23, 2010
Photo of SykDoc
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%

Purchased to enjoy watching the Green Bay Packers in the Super Bowl.

It pours a nice amber color with no sediment. A 2 inch light tan head forms and slowly reduces leaving a very nice lacing.

The aroma is a healthy punch of citrus grapefruit from the hops and just a slight edge of malty sweetness.

The taste is very similar with a primarily citrus hop bite combined with a just a little malty sweetness.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a crisp carbonation that moves nicely with the flavor. A somewhat dry finish and smooth.

Overall, this beer is fairly easy to drink. It does a number on the palate but the ABV and overall taste is solid.

SykDoc, Feb 06, 2011
Photo of mick303
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%

Green Gold.
Poured a huge 2-3 finger of creamy tan head, impressive retention and lacing on this. The colour is a a hazy coppery brown, pretty dark for the style, with some obvious unfiltered yeast. 4

S - a huge kick of juicy pungent grapefruit citrus hops, fresh pine needles, an underlying almond nuttiness. Rosemary herbal oiliness, lemon, some farmy yeast under the hops, really intense and so much going on. 4.5

T- caramel malts, juicy grapefruit, bread, orange peel and sweet netarine, overall the hop bitterness is forefront but not overwhelming with a lot of malt presence to back it up. 4

M- a big body with such a smooth carbonation, bitterness prickle on the finish. Amazingly tasty and refreshing, the finish is dry and straight hops. 4

O - 4.25 A really solid, well-made IPA. Balance is quite good, a strong contribution of caramel malt adds some sweet nuttiness. It isn't the hoppiest of IPAs but a very flavourful and complex beer, that is really enjoyable.

mick303, Apr 15, 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 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
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
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

SPRichard, Dec 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Green Gold from Mikkeller ApS
86 out of 100 based on 245 ratings.