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Green Gold - Mikkeller ApS

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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

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 babaracas


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
Photo of mscudder


3.43/5  rDev -10.9%

A - Ruby hue with a nice fluffy off-white head. Good retention and lacing.

S - Citrus, hops and a bit of alcohol. Nothing amazing here.

T - Hop bitterness engulfed in a semi-syrupy composition. Likely coming from the caramel malts. Nothing crazy going on, just some acute simplicity.

M - Medium body with fair carbonation.

O - Kind of a plain IPA, expected more from Mikkeller. I can say the BrewDog beers were just plain better than all in this series I have had. I do not think I will ever purchase another beer under this name. There are just too many great beers that I would be giving the middle finger for another taste something that is, frankly, mediocre.

10-10-2012 02:41:07 | More by mscudder
Photo of KDawg


3.48/5  rDev -9.6%

pours a nice dark gold/copper color with a nice head to it.

citrus based nose with some copper tones, caramel, navel oranges, and some sort of oxidative tones

full bodied with a real good feel. Some hoppy tones along with tones of caramel, oranges and copper

this is okay. There is an oxidative flavor that I couldn't really get over. A solid IPA but not much more

09-15-2011 03:56:07 | More by KDawg
Photo of stakem


3.48/5  rDev -9.6%

12oz bottle shared by wishuwerebeer, thanks Bryan. Poured into a hybrid version of pilsner glass meets flute? This brew appears a cloudy copper orange color with an excessive 3 fingers of creamy tan fluff. The cap has good retention and is composed of large bubbles that pop revealing a pillow-like uneven surface atop the brew. It laces with a thick wall of lace all over the glass.

The smell of this brew is grassy with a light lemony citrus component. Some minerals are mixed around in the nose coupled with sulfur. A faint amount of green, young smelling yeast fills out the back end with a nearly cheesy smell to it. A bit of lime zest is evident as well.

The taste is rinds like orange and grapefruit mostly initially that gives way to toasty caramel sweetness. There is a solid bitterness throughout and a present abv warmth for 7%. This brew lingers in the mouth with a flavor of herbs, grain and rindy flavors that are somewhat oily and resinous in the feel.

This is a medium bodied brew with an acceptable amount of carbonation after I shook the shit out of my glass to release the excess carbonation. It was an interesting experience and take on the style but not something I would be quick to return to.

05-03-2011 19:45:23 | More by stakem
Photo of Halcyondays


3.48/5  rDev -9.6%

11.2 oz. bottle,

A: Pours amber with a finger of long lasting off-white head, leaves some lace.

S: Moderate smell of Munich malt and grapefruit, not hugely aromatic.

T: Lots of white grapefruit on the palate. Melon rind, tree bark, bitter/aspirin and green, Simcoe is relatively light here. Malty for the style.

M: Long aftertaste, resiny, medium-bodied.

D: Again a good not great IPA from Mikkeller, seeing Simcoe and Amarillo made me think it would be quite different, I'm still waiting for them to wow me.

06-06-2010 02:32:06 | More by Halcyondays
Photo of emilylee


3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

02-15-2013 17:02:44 | More by emilylee
Photo of joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

A - fully hazy swamp brown... not really what you expect to see in an APA, very tall tan head retained endlessly
S - a mix of yeasty fruitiness and citrus hop aroma, mild pine and earthiness with some caramel notes
T - an interesting mix of resiny hops, fruity belgian like aromas, mild grapefruit rind, and some syrupy sweetness
M - starts creamy with surprisingly low carbonation, definite hop bitterness with a fairly full finish
O - this one is tough to review in that I like many things about it, but it is clearly advertised as an American IPA but it definitely misses that mark, more of a Belgian IPA or something like it ... that said I do like it so I'm stuck on 3.5 all around

12-03-2011 03:33:06 | More by joemcgrath27
Photo of mportnoy


3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-13-2013 01:18:03 | More by mportnoy
Photo of nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

04-15-2014 22:51:31 | More by nmann08
Photo of kaelingirl


3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

03-24-2014 19:54:00 | More by kaelingirl
Photo of malfunxion

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

08-27-2014 05:34:08 | More by malfunxion
Photo of spycow


3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

04-15-2013 01:36:03 | More by spycow
Photo of jawneyt


3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-28-2012 03:02:14 | More by jawneyt
Photo of kvgomps


3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Pours a dark amber with a lingering one inch head.

A whole lot of chunky sediment with this one. Looks well carbonated and it keeps the sediment moving. I've watched it for a minute now. It's like a beer lava lamp.

Moving on. The nose is great. Strong malt and hops aroma. Difficult to identify individual scents but some slight citrus is certainly there.

There's a lot going on with the flavor. It's chewy and tastes like a Dead Guy mixed with the leftovers from dry hopping. Points for a unique flavor but the hops make it far too bitter. It's very heavy handed on the taste buds, harsh at first but the finish is earthy and actually sort of tart - maybe grapefruit?

I can't figure this one out. Don't think I'd buy it again but I certainly would recommend trying it once.

02-16-2013 04:05:01 | More by kvgomps
Photo of zestar


3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

08-02-2014 05:34:46 | More by zestar
Photo of Whiskeydeez


3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

05-12-2013 17:10:32 | More by Whiskeydeez
Photo of marine1975

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

02-06-2012 02:28:10 | More by marine1975
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-10-2012 23:29:11 | More by djrn2
Photo of pkenkman


3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

09-05-2013 16:28:15 | More by pkenkman
Photo of Jah_Json


3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

04-21-2014 18:28:49 | More by Jah_Json
Photo of weeare138


3.53/5  rDev -8.3%

Appears a dense, dark amber with a fluffy white cap that fades into a mild cap that never fades away. Spotty bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of super pine, grass, tree sap, sugary molasses, bitter grapefruit peel, caramel, and ripe fruit.
Taste is of the aromas with a sweet maltiness and a HUGE bitterness that comes in the form of herbal tea, pine, grass, and citrus in the back that lingers of grapefruit.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, syrupy, bitter and dry in the finish.

04-07-2012 02:21:30 | More by weeare138
Photo of julian89


3.53/5  rDev -8.3%

This is the last of the Mikkeller's I had on Mikkeller IPA night.

Appearance: A dark fairly opaque ruby orange hue with a big frothy off-white head, good retention, and good lacing.

Smell: Subtle citrus smell, a fair amount of light hops, a touch of booze, and a fair amount of aromatic hops. Pretty much the same rating I gave to I beat you IPA.

Taste: Some hops bitterness, a slight syrup presence. A touch of floral notes and caramel. Very simple and subtle.

Mouthfeel: Quite syrupy. A medium body with decent carbonation.

Drinkability: Honestly this was like a slight downgrade from the I beat you IPA.

08-06-2012 17:02:34 | More by julian89
Photo of levon15


3.53/5  rDev -8.3%

Poured into a beer glass

Look: it poured a dark amber color, cloudy and hazy, head was about two fingers, died down to a frothy layer that thinned out but never fully disappeared to the edges.

Smell: a dank sweet citrus with a grassy hint. Bright and inviting.

Taste: upfront it is all lemony citrus hops. can feel the alcohol at the finish, it leaves that bright citrus/fresh taste in the corners of my mouth.

Mouth: the alchohol is present, the beer fills my mouth at the carbonation seems to push its way through. leaves the mouth dry

Overall: the beer is good, i like its undertones of citrus that linger with the alcohol, Tough to justify a second bottle with the tankard mikkeller price

02-19-2012 02:25:38 | More by levon15
Photo of lacqueredmouse


3.53/5  rDev -8.3%

On-tap at the Local Taphouse as part of the Mikkeller Tap Takeover.

Pours pretty cloudy, almost opaque, with a brownish red hue that almost obscures all the light. Head is full and rich and extremely fine. The cloudiness is almost insane, but otherwise it looks really good.

Nose is bright and light, with a generic West Coast hop character without being particularly robust, fresh or strong. It's a bit like a couple of photocopies down from the best examples.

Taste is again, bright, but a bit lacklustre. Some sweet fruit on the front, with a hint of the tropical and a slight green apple character. It's all ok--it works, it fits in style, but it's not a great example of it.

Eh, not bad, but a bit generic. Seriously, it's not a bad brew, but it just doesn't do anything exciting.

08-23-2011 04:53:12 | More by lacqueredmouse
Photo of brendan13


3.53/5  rDev -8.3%

A - Pours a fairly clear copper colour with a 3cm beige head that slowly falls away.
S - Floral & citrus fruit hops with some piney and slightly spice notes. Bit of sweet caramel maltiness.
T - Pine hop qualities come through a lot more in the taste as well as floral and fruity notes.
Sweet caramel also in the taste and probably a bit too much.
M - Medium bodied, lowish carbonation. Bitterness is noticeable but not overbearing.
D - A decent beer but there are many others I'd buy before this.

01-29-2010 06:52:05 | More by brendan13
Green Gold from Mikkeller ApS
86 out of 100 based on 245 ratings.