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Green Gold - Mikkeller ApS

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122 Reviews
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Reviews: 122
Hads: 320
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 8.48%
Wants: 9
Gots: 34 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-22-2008

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.
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Photo of thetomG
3.85/5  rDev -1%
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. (348 characters)

Photo of RoyalT
4/5  rDev +2.8%
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. (821 characters)

Photo of cdizinno
4.41/5  rDev +13.4%
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. (740 characters)

Photo of AgentZero
4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
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%. (835 characters)

Photo of GbVDave
3.56/5  rDev -8.5%
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. (1,041 characters)

Photo of chumba526
4/5  rDev +2.8%
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. (571 characters)

Photo of Gavage
4/5  rDev +2.8%
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. (466 characters)

Photo of fear025
3.61/5  rDev -7.2%
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. (640 characters)

Photo of mdwalsh
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
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. (625 characters)

Photo of Xul
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
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. (1,015 characters)

Photo of avalon07
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
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. (568 characters)

Photo of Gobzilla
4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
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. (793 characters)

Photo of CosmoHopHead
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
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. (658 characters)

Photo of PeprSprYoFace
3.93/5  rDev +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. (465 characters)

Photo of Halcyondays
3.46/5  rDev -11.1%
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. (513 characters)

Photo of John_M
3.28/5  rDev -15.7%
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. (648 characters)

Photo of squaremile
3.15/5  rDev -19%
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. (962 characters)

Photo of Lunch
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served from a 11.2oz. bottle purchased at the Perfect Pour in Columbia, Maryland into my Stone IPA fluted goblet at the appropriate temperature (05/10/10).

A: Pours a darker shade of golden amber that is very hazy. A 2+ fingers of off-white head sticks around for the duration of the beer leaving lots of thick, sticky lace.

S: There is certainly a fresh floral and pine hop aroma going on but it is not as fragrant as I expected. Some citrus notes are found as well.

T: WOW!...what happen to the hops? This is extremely disappointing as the hop profile is very one dimensional and rather weak. Sort of a watered down hop flavor with some bitterness. This is by no means a bad beer, but the hops are just average.

M: Lighter-bodied with moderate and sort of creamy carbonation that is prickly as well. This is fairly watery. A mild lingering bitterness rounds things out.

D: Quite easy to drink, but disappointing.

Overall this was not at all what I expected from this beer. I came into this one thinking that it was going to be a hop-bomb, but it certainly fell short. At around $5-7 per 11.2oz, pass. (1,108 characters)

Photo of ADZA
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer actually comes in a label very similar to an eariler Mikkeller brew Stateside anyways this brew pours a deep copper hue with average carbonation that leaves a nice frothy two finger head and sporadic lacing here and there,the aroma is a distinct cross between pine needles and caramel,fruity yet sweet i like it,it has an above average mouthfeel with sweet caramel the first thing i taste followed by a subtle fruity hop edge but not nowhere near as bitter as i would of liked and unfortunately even tho it is a nice brew i definately prefered Stateside. (564 characters)

Photo of jbowers56
4.22/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A good cooper colour. Relatively large beige/creamish head.

Plenty of citrus, pine, fruity hop notes. Some caramel malt sweetness is very present too.

Cleansing pine qualities are certainly there, along with the citrus and fruity notes in the nose, though I agree with the previous review that the pine certainly dominates. Some sweet malts are there to back it up. Not a very long finish.

Feels good in the mouth. Moderate carbonation, smooth mouthfeel.

Not sure why, but I find this really drinkable. Keep wanting another sip.

Like the other Mikkeller IPA I had last night, its almost dipaish in its mouthfeel/malt presence. (631 characters)

Photo of brendan13
3.55/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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. (496 characters)

Photo of baggio
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle, 650ml, purchased at ölkonsortiet.

A: Golden red with a creamy lace that sticks to the glass.

S: Toffee, Exotic fruits, Citrus, Pine

T: Resin, Biscuits, Grapefruit, Caramel, Peach.

M: Smooth but yet quite simple with a nice kick of hops at the end. Low carbonation.

The aroma from this beer made me all happy inside. The taste is not up to pair with the aroma but still damn good. I like! (401 characters)

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Green Gold from Mikkeller ApS
87 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.