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Green Gold - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
86
very good

270 Ratings
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Ratings: 270
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 7
Gots: 22 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Wajohnst, Yesterday at 03:49 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Cramshawbar, Tuesday at 02:56 AM
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2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

Nichols33, Sunday at 06:40 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

olradetbalder, Nov 17, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -3.4%

ttylicki, Nov 13, 2014
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2.28/5  rDev -40.5%

jlarimore4, Nov 10, 2014
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2/5  rDev -47.8%

LeeEvolved, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of thehyperduck
4.34/5  rDev +13.3%
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.

thehyperduck, Nov 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Bf_89, Nov 02, 2014
Photo of kevinlater
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

7.0% abv, 330ml bottle into spiegelau IPA glass. consumed on october 22, 2014. best before june 19, 2016... yeah right. brewed with simcoe, cascade, and amarillo hops

a: semi-hazy rich amber, almost copper-ruby colour. 4 fingers of bone-hued head from a very aggressive pour. excellent sticky lacing going on. not quite green or gold

s: caramel malt, grapefruit, pineapple. slightly spicy, piney, and floral.. smells great, very balanced

t: malty with subdued fruit characteristics. bready and caramel-y up front, with pineapple and grapefruit following. malt carries on into mid-palate, pine introduces itself shyly, and the moderate bitterness shows itself as well. some floral notes. finishes dry and spicy

m: excellent stuff here. the flaked oats are working wonders i believe. medium-plus body with moderate carbonation makes this beer feel creamy and almost thick in the mouth. love it

o: not your typical modern day hop-forward IPA as the malt slightly edges out the hop presence, but it's still delicious

kevinlater, Oct 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Erik-P, Oct 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Rice_Nate_25, Oct 21, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +5.5%

Alesafe, Oct 19, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +2.3%

dwxr, Oct 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

JAHMUR, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of BGDrock
4.25/5  rDev +11%

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

BGDrock, Oct 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

jrenihan, Oct 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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!

DaveBar, Oct 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

yancot, Oct 11, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -0.8%

valianes, Oct 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Coronaeus, Oct 09, 2014
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3.32/5  rDev -13.3%

Hoptoudrop, Sep 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

hozersr, Sep 27, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +3.4%

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Green Gold from Mikkeller ApS
86 out of 100 based on 270 ratings.