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Green Gold - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
86
very good

246 Ratings
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Ratings: 246
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 Oakenator
4.65/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Orange and brown in color with a cream colred head. Head is thick and pours at least a couple of fingers. Head lingers well - still has a top 30+ minutes after pour and thick lacing on the glass walls.

S: Over the top grass and pine hops. It catches you off guard up front but is a really nice twist on the aroma.

T: Good quality hop flavor - again grassy, earthy hops forward, with a bit of a malt balance on the back.

M: Medium body but really nice on the tongue - ample carbonation.

O: Really well done. Hope to find this one again. Would love to have really, really fresh but suspect this at least a couple of months old by the time it reached the states.

Oakenator, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of YobroitsJoe
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

YobroitsJoe, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of mick303
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 spycow
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

spycow, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of Phillyz
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Phillyz, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of CaptDavyJones
4/5  rDev +3.9%

CaptDavyJones, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of rdoggg
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

rdoggg, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of RD1163
2/5  rDev -48.1%

RD1163, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of korene84
2/5  rDev -48.1%

korene84, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of BuddyE
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

BuddyE, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of analienacorn
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

analienacorn, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of Mattias
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Mattias, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of kvgomps
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

kvgomps, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of emilylee
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

emilylee, Feb 15, 2013
Photo of Blodsvente
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Blodsvente, Feb 15, 2013
Photo of sendbeer
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

sendbeer, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of shagal
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

shagal, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of ngeunit1
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Deep copper-orange with a finger of frothy off-white head. Fades normal.

S - Pine, grassy, and citrus hops with sweet caramel and biscuit malts.

T - Pine, grassy, floral, and light orange and citrus hops, some bitterness, sweet caramel and biscuit malts.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry, bitter, and lightly sweet finish.

D - Nice IPA. Good hop profile and bitterness and overall balance.

ngeunit1, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of schnarr84
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

schnarr84, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of deweese
4/5  rDev +3.9%

deweese, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of BhojanBevGuy
1/5  rDev -74%

BhojanBevGuy, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of SDG1070
3/5  rDev -22.1%

SDG1070, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of HomerS
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

HomerS, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

StonedTrippin, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of siradmiralnelson
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into Globe glass.

A. Pours 3 finger head. Great retention. Thick lacing. Color is a very dark orange almost brown.

S. Hoppy aroma. Predominately piney hops. Has a bit of resiny smell to it. Pick up some caramel malt behind all the hops. Good bitterness with just a bit of resiny alcohol heat.

T. Pretty nice hop and malt balance. Drinks easy. Pretty resiny piney hop flavor. Nice bitterness on the back of the tongue.

M. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Finishes with some bitterness.

O. Good IPA. Nice hoppy piney bitter IPA. Has a bit of resiny hop quality to it. Not the most smooth 7% IPA I have had, but not bad. Overall a pretty solid offering.

siradmiralnelson, Dec 15, 2012
Green Gold from Mikkeller ApS
86 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.