Green Gold - Mikkeller ApS
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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.
01-20-2012 04:23:17 | More by Sammy
3.93/5 rDev +2.1%
A: The beer is very hazy copper in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high dense and frothy beige head that has good retention properties and consistently covered the surface and left thick rings of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong hop aromas of citrus, pine resin, spices and tropical fruits in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the hop flavors really stand out—grapefruit and passionfruit in particular—and contribute a moderate amount of bitterness. There is some hints of caramel from the underlying malts.
M: It feels medium-bodied, crisp and prickly on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a very flavorful IPA that’s quite balanced and easy to drink.
05-24-2012 00:49:11 | More by metter98
3.75/5 rDev -2.6%
pour was decent with a nice amber color and a moderate head of white on the top. Even color and a nice carbonation throughout the session. The aroma was nicely balanced. Light pine hops, hints of bready malts and a light touch of caramel on the nose. Well balanced but nothing really jumping out at me. Smooth, even flavor here with the first sip identical to the last. Light caramel flavors that have overlapped with nice touches of hops
10-18-2011 01:41:33 | More by mikesgroove
3.95/5 rDev +2.6%
A pungent, citrusy IPA with a juicy fruit front and bitterly dry finish. All assertive and all MIkkeller.
Pouring a strong amber color and carrying a dense and foamy eggshell colored head, the beer laces and retains very well. The expected hoppy haze decorates the otherwise bright amber hue.
Aromas of pithy citrus flesh, grapefruit zest, earthy bitterness, and light musty malts swirl for a bold and balanced scent. Minor notes of metals emmit through the sharp hop scent.
Malty, bready, and somewhat dirty (as if brewed with rye) with underlying biscuity caramel sweetness. Sweetness gives way to allow for the hop dominance to shine- bitter citrus peel, piney/sappy resins, leafy/grassy elements, and tinny earthy bite. Alcohol flavor takes the shape of nail polish remover and seems to accent the bitterness.
Somewhat full and creamy up front, the beer turns to drying and crispness just as the malt flavors begin to favor the hop bitterness and flavor. Consistency follows the beer well into the deep and lingering bitterly dry finish and aftertaste. The metalic notes continue to haunt the beer with mild astringency late.
A very solid and well focused IPA. A joy to drink if you like beers that fall somewhere between an IPA and a Double IPA.
12-01-2010 03:00:30 | More by BEERchitect
4/5 rDev +3.9%
Bottle: Poured a cloudy amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of earthy hops is dominating with some medium notes of dry caramel malt. Taste is dominated by earthy hops notes which are quite pleasant though I prefer more citrus oriented IPA. Body is quite full with limited filtration and good carbonation. Well brewed and packs a good hops punch without being a one-dimensional bitter bomb.
07-28-2011 15:58:43 | More by Phyl21ca
3.35/5 rDev -13%
The pour is amber in color with a white head. The nose is fairly malty/malt forward. Lots of caramel and toffee with some mild citrus and pine, maybe some brown sugar. The flavor is also on the sweet side as well. Caramel and toffee for the most part. Some citrus peel, pine, and light grass hop notes. Only a mild bitterness.
08-07-2012 21:09:34 | More by womencantsail
4.63/5 rDev +20.3%
A: 1.5 finger thick head with excellent lacing and retention.
S: very aromatous. Lots of earthy, citrus, pine hops. Incredibly complex aroma.
T: Very nice pine hop aroma that isn’t overpowering but just right. Light citrus with floral and earthy notes.
M: medium body and moderate carbonation. The lingering pine aftertaste is perfect. Not too sharp and very flavorful.
Overall: This is an excellent IPA but the amount of hops is on the lower end yet this one still seems to have a full flavor and aroma.
03-01-2012 06:29:28 | More by kylehay2004
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.
07-27-2011 22:20:40 | More by Knapp85
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.
12-13-2010 21:21:44 | More by oberon
3.35/5 rDev -13%
A - Poured out a hazy, golden orange color with a two-finger, off-white head of bubbly foam. It left sticky rings of lace on the glass.
S - It smelled strongly of pine and floral notes. Some sweet caramel aromas, too.
T - It tasted very bitter and spicy hot. The piney hop bite blasted away any sweet caramel flavors.
M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.
O - This beer was just too unbalanced. I don't think I'll go back to this one.
11-07-2011 02:18:28 | More by zeff80
3.88/5 rDev +0.8%
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.
09-17-2011 23:10:27 | More by biboergosum
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.
02-26-2012 02:37:48 | More by nickfl
3.98/5 rDev +3.4%
a great great ipa, very signature mikkeller. the pour is a little cloudy with a few fingers of tanish head. the body is like unfiltered apple cider, more red than orange, but kind of dull. the nose is amazing, this beers best feature. there is some belgian yeast and a light fruity character, but this is all about the hops. pine meets grapefruit right in the middle, and much oil and resin is retained in the nose and taste. these are fresh and delicious hops, robust and bitter. long lasting bitter finish. mikkeller always pulls out another level of bitterness beyond so many american brewers. im not sure the secret, but this beer is another lovely illustration that bitter and fresh can indeed go together. a little light on the carbonation, this beer has a very soft feel. i liked it a lot and at 7% abv it felt just right to me. wish it was more affordable and more widely available, i could drink this every day.
edit: I just had this is green easter, not knowing that the two were the same when I bought it. not sure if the easter was fresher or what, but it seemed like an even better version of this. I highly recommend this if you can get it fresh, its really fantastic.
12-15-2012 21:43:02 | More by StonedTrippin
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.
04-16-2011 02:11:40 | More by Mora2000
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
4/5 rDev +3.9%
Appearance: amber in color with a one inch head that slowly falls to a thick surface foam.
Smell: floral bitterness with some softer pine and citrus tones.
Taste: caramel, pears, green grapes, pine, grapefruit and a hint of orange citrus. This is also a bit bready. Bitterness is hearty but not overwhelming.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp throughout with some dryness late.
Drinkability: easy drinking IPA that is well balanced. Definitely worth a try.
07-30-2010 23:28:13 | More by Gavage
Green Gold from Mikkeller ApS
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