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Green Gold - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
86
very good

210 Ratings
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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 14.55%


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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Jake1605

Missouri

4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Freshness date says 2/3/12.

Appearance - Dark orange in color, light baige soapy 3 finger head. The lacing is as thick as it gets. Lots of sediment & carbonation, this one looks amazing.

Smell - Mild hoppy smell, very sweet. Citrusy & piney hops.

Taste - This one reminds me of a toned down, sweeter I Beat U. Very balanced, job well done.

Mouthfeel - Smooth & dry.

Drinkability - I could drink a few of these, I wish it came in 4 packs.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2011 02:08:48 | More by Jake1605
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SykDoc

Wisconsin

4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2011 23:24:43 | More by SykDoc
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rarbring

Sweden

4.47/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The color is clouded deep amber with red hints, a high tan head that settles slowly, some lacing and curtains.

The smell is exactly like a freshly opened tin can of grape-fruit juice. Some green gooseberries.

The taste is also perfect grape-fruit juice sweetened with fructose

Medium carbonation, a good body and soft fluid, a warm and dry finish.

Nearly a perfect grape-fruit-juice-beer, good stuff!

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2011 20:53:10 | More by rarbring
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sweemzander

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Thank you to cjacobsen for sharing!

(A)- Pours a caramel colored amber that produced a great frothy head with great retention behind it; plenty of lacing too.

(S)- A relatively closed aroma. Rather bone dry with hints at caramel and pine.

(T)- A nice combo of caramel sweetness and bone dry pine and lemon/lime and citrus.

(M)- A great carbonation level and balance. Dry and mildly sweet with a surprisingly mild bitterness. A very smooth IPA.

(D)- A solid IPA from across the sea. Obviously they know hops as well. An easy drinking smooth offering that was a pleasant surprise in a sea of over produced; poorly made IPAs

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2010 02:58:47 | More by sweemzander
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oberon

North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2010 21:21:44 | More by oberon
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drpimento

Wisconsin

3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Kind of an odd duck, but pretty good. Served with a very large, foamy, frothy, light tan head that lasted a long time and lots of lace. Color is a hazy medium amber. Aroma is a pungent blend of caramel, citrus hop, malt, yeast. Flavor is like nose and oddly, despite how full flavored it is, still balanced in some odd sense. Body is full, good and carbonation is a bit on the light side. Finish is like flavor, of medium length.

Serving type: on-tap

12-10-2010 05:44:10 | More by drpimento
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2010 03:00:30 | More by BEERchitect
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jsh420

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

pours dark amber orange with a big chunky pillowy 2 finger head with great retention and coated the glass with lacing - but for a name of green gold i see no gold

smell - lots of fruit pineapple citrus and apples?

taste - again lots of fruit but the apples are odd for an ipa - apples hit me first then citrus pine hops with the malts caramel backbone

mouthfeel - medium body with decent carb and smooth creamy feel

drinkability - the high price kills repeat buys but i enjoyed every drop

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2010 05:26:48 | More by jsh420
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thetomG

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Orange-amber colored pour with light tan foamy head. Aroma smells STRONGLY of bitter hops. Taste is very similar, but with a slight hint of fruit as well. Nice.

Mouthfeel is ok - a bit sticky, and the high level of bitterness takes away from the drinkability a bit, but overall this is another fine IPA from Mikkeller.

Would drink this one again.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2010 02:44:50 | More by thetomG
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RoyalT

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2010 01:17:06 | More by RoyalT
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cdizinno

South Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: Poured into a pint glass from a growler purchased at Green's off Piney Grove in Columbia, SC.

A: Beautiful dark orange-reddish amber color. Slightly cloudy with a light tan head that leaves moderate lacing.

S: Mainly citrus and pine hop nose with some malty sweet scents. Almost has a slight English Ale scent. Must be the malts?

T&M: Incredibly balanced. Some roughness from all those hops, but the taste is solidly hoppy with a very good malt backbone to shave off some of the sharpness of the hops. Very tangy and dry on the finish.

Very good overall. I guess it's a pretty good job for those Eruopeans trying to make an American product. Definitely a slight variation on the Amer. IPA with a quality, original flavor.

Serving type: growler

10-22-2010 22:03:15 | More by cdizinno
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AgentZero

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A brownish amber color with a nice two finger head that had good retention and left some chunk lacing on the sides throughout consumption. A very nice looking beer.

S - Smell is a little muted, with a slightly unsweetened caramel backbone and a nice citrusy hops smell. It smells like a pretty solid APA with a decent hops addition.

T - This is actually quite good, it reminds me a lot of a hoppy APA such as daisy cutter. The hops add some nice cutting bitterness to light caramel backbone. Slight fruit sweetness, without being sweet. Citrus and resin meld well for a great tasting experience. This one is a surprise, and a pleasant one at that.

M - Medium bodied with nice carbonation appropriate for the style and taste.

D - Could definately do more than one, but not sure if it is sessionable. Drinks pretty easily for 7%.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2010 18:04:07 | More by AgentZero
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GbVDave

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a Mikkeller tulip.

This version was brewed at De Proef...

A: Pours a gorgeous, cloudy-apricot color with two fingers of creamy, light khaki foam on top. Retention was excellent and much lace was left behind.

S: Right out of the fridge I poured this and immediately thought not so much. Very harsh and solvent. As it warmed it took on some softer qualities. Pine, berry, caramel, and citrus. Actually, this got pretty good once it headed north of cellar temp, but it never completely loses that initial roughness.

T: Much like above. The solvent alcohol of the nose tranfered right over to the taste, but in a slightly less intrusive manner.

M: Starts off sticky and fruity but quickly becomes dry and astingent during the middle and finish. There is a minty quality to it that may be a result of the piney hops, or the not very well hidden alcohol.

D: I was glad that this is available in the small format now. It was good, but not great and any more than 11.2oz would've been a chore to get through.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2010 16:22:00 | More by GbVDave
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chumba526

Oregon

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a dark orange red color with about an inch of white head.

It smells of caramel and citrus grassy hops.

It tastes initially sweet there is a mild fruity flavor. There is a little of citrus flavor and a bit of a grassy hop flavor. The hop flavor is very complex in this beer. The sweetness of the beer balances the great hoppy flavor. The bitterness lingers in the mouth for quite a while.

The carbonation is moderate low.
The drinkability is pretty good I could drink a few of these if they were not so expensive.

Overall a nice complexly flavored hoppy IPA.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2010 01:49:48 | More by chumba526
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Gavage

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-30-2010 23:28:13 | More by Gavage
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fear025

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The bottle cap on this beer is printed with 02/03/12.

Aroma:Sweet with the smell of freshly cut grass. A little bit of alcohol.

Appearance:Fantastic head that is slow to dissipate. Amber in color. Hazy.

Taste:The first taste hits hard with sweetness and hoppyness. The hops are rather subtle in flavor (but not with bitterness). Towards the midtaste, I get a little bit of peach or apricot that sticks around through the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel:Nice low to medium body. Nice carbonation. A slight astringent bite that makes this beer more refreshing.

Drinkability:This is a subtle IPA that's very pleasant to drink. I'd drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2010 19:11:06 | More by fear025
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mdwalsh

Iowa

3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes of a fresh bottle.

A: BIG, 5 finger head of tan. Beer is amber, a little hazy which obscures what appears to be alright active carbonation. The head texture is good and it has ok dexterity, but only ok or bad lacing.

S: A little dank, a rich fresh cut pine smell. Malt is there, even giving a slight roast aroma. It could be a sharper hop aroma.

T: A little cleaner and sharper than expected from aroma. Good and not too citrusy, not too piney taste. Slightly toasty oak taste.

M: Mm, pretty good, but there's something just not quite right. Carbonation?

D: I dunno, something just not calling me back.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2010 17:02:44 | More by mdwalsh
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Xul

California

4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2010 01:04:29 | More by Xul
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avalon07

South Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2010 13:08:06 | More by avalon07
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Gobzilla

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2010 07:17:40 | More by Gobzilla
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CosmoHopHead

Kansas

4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2010 15:43:05 | More by CosmoHopHead
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PeprSprYoFace

California

3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is a good looking beer. Pours an amber orange color with a very nice off white head and great lacing. A little murky looking.

Aroma is not very hoppy. Mostly caramely malty. Little bit of hops.

Taste is pretty good. Not as hoppy as expected. Mostly malty. A little hop kick. It's ok.

Mouthfeel is a little heavy. I like my hoppy beers lighter in the mouth.

Overall it's a decent beer but when I live in a place where I can get Pliny I will do that instead.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2010 04:23:06 | More by PeprSprYoFace
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Halcyondays

California

3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2010 02:32:06 | More by Halcyondays
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johnmichaelsen

Oregon

3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

On tap at Max's today.

The beer pours a slightly hazy copper amber color with good head retention and lacing. The seems kind of odd for an IPA, with cerial, light sweet malt, light brown sugar and some citrus. Flavors replicate the nose in this very sweet IPA. The beer also has some noticeable heat in the finish, which only further detracts from the beer's drinkability. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and the beer is fairly smooth, but otherwise, I cannot say I'm very impressed with this one. Drinkability is not very good, with the sweetness and noticeable alcohol making me look for the dump bucket. Very glad I only ordered a sample size glass.

Serving type: on-tap

06-05-2010 20:42:25 | More by johnmichaelsen
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squaremile

Oregon

3.18/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Mikkeller website: The second IPA from Mikkeller is not afraid of living up to its name. The hops are aromatic, American and aggressive, and leaves you no doubt about what you're enjoying. Cheers! Ingredients : Water, malt (pilsner, munich and caramunich), flaked oats, hops (simcoe, cascade and amarillo) and ale yeast.

Beautiful label on the bottle. Pours a dirty orange/brown with an INSANE head. Without the head this would be a 1.5 appearance. Major lacing on the glass and foam on top the entire time. The nose is weak with the malts and some minimal grapefruit aromas dominating. Taste is caramel and malts up front, the second act is some bitterness on the sides of the tongue and a tiny alcohol burn, and a pretty dry finish but some bitterness lingers. Mouthfeel is nice and creamy but light, very smooth. This is more in the east coast style and fans of DFH 90 Minute would enjoy this. People that prefer a west coast style will be disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2010 04:58:37 | More by squaremile
Green Gold from Mikkeller ApS
86 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.