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Drikkeriget GIPA - Mikkeller ApS

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87
very good

112 Ratings
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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
An American IPA with German aroma hops (Tettninger), American bitter hops (Tomahawk) and pilsner, pale and münich malt.

Brewed at De Proef Brouwerij, Belgium.

(Beer added by: ADZA on 02-13-2010)
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Photo of DoubleJ
2.03/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Who cares if Easter is three weeks away, let's have an Easter beer. On to the beer:

A small pour generates a lot of foam in the glass. The color is pale orange, heading into the direction of faded yellow. The head is thick and frothy on top, retaining very well. Thw nose has some things to like and some to be worried about; floral, grass, and lemon peel notes are likeable, a distince phenol note in the background is distracting at times.

This is, in respect of taste, suck-a-rific. It's hollow. It's almost like eating a rice cake. There's a little tingle of dried out grass, aspirin pills, some bitterness, and a wave of phenols. Mouthfeel at least is smooth and has texture, though the aftertaste tastes a lot like chewing on aspirin pills.

04/02/2012 is printed on the back label, so logicially the bottle should still be good. Looks like I'll use the flowchart and conclude that Hoppy Easter sucks. I wish I had a gooey Cadbury chocolate egg nearby to rejuventate my tastebuds.

Photo of xnicknj
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of hoser
2.55/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

My review is not going to be popular as I am not impressed by this beer. It has an oaky thin medicinal feel that is not very appealing. This beer is one dimension and seems to taste of Band-Aids. I find this quality to all their beers that are brewed a de Proef even when I had their collaborations brewed with Three Floyd's that were brewed at this Belgian brewery when I went to their bar in Copenhagen. Not for me won't be buying this again and will be checking where each Mikkeller beer is brewed from now on. I have had some outstanding beer from this Gypsy brewer but this isn't one of them.

Photo of kkleu357
2.7/5  rDev -29.7%

From notes on 4/20/14

Smells like lemon pledge. Very murky pale yellow body. Some yeast chunks floating. Very lemony taste. Bitter beer. Not really that good.

Photo of brez8791
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of jwenzel019
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of jenray
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Kirk
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of wedgie9
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tasted from 11.2 ounce bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with a long-lasting white head. Almost smells like an orange cream-sicle, some sulfur, smells yeasty similar to a German hefe. Very bitter up front with the fruitiness almost completely muted with just a hint of orange rind coming through. There is a biscuity bread flavor as well. On the palate, the carbonation is very lively and the beer is coating. The finish is long and very bitter. Overall, the flavor is fairly surprising based on the nose. This beer is a bit out of balance for my taste, and lacks the tertiary characteristics that I look for in great IPA's, but this is my first experience with a German style.

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of BMart
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of AgentMunky
3.33/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 33cL bottle into a Dogfish Head signature glass. Stamped 6711101, but presumably brewed for Easter.

A: Light, fluffy white finger of head briefly tops a brown-yellow beer that looks a bit like mud or clay. Some bubbles within. Opaque.

S: The German aroma hops are noticeable. It smells like a bit like a crisp pilsner.

T: It's okay, but definitely not reminiscent of an American IPA. Despite the Tomahawk providing a nice bitterness on the aftertaste, the 'GIPA' classification is more appropriate, or even an English IPA. The hop character is earthy, grassy, and muted. A slight lagery sweetness in the middle is somehow simultaneously out of place and apropos.

M: Dry and lightly carbonated. Crisp and delicious, but at times almost watery.

O: As always, interesting. But ultimately unsatisfying. It's refreshing, perhaps, with an unexpected astringent bitterness noticeable only after swallowing, but Hoppy Easter isn't particularly...compelling. Still, good effort. Recommended as a hybrid pils/IPA.

Photo of corby112
3.35/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft at Farmers' Cabinet.

Pours a hazy pale golden orange color with pale tangerine edges and a frothy two finger soapy white head.  Good retention slowly fading into a lasting cap/ring.  Chunky lace left behind.

Slightly earthy aroma that is mostly yeast with subtle funk, zesty spice and light fruit.  Not very hoppy and kind of bland.

Medium bodied but on the fuller side with more of a dry Amarillo bitterness up front than the aroma suggests.  Dry and bitter but not too much so, balanced by bready yeast and crisp fruit.  Hints of apple and pear with faint alcohol heat toward finish.

Photo of SPRichard
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Kegatron
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a Pils glass.

Pours a fairly clear copper in the glass (although there where some suspended floaties present), with a finger of tight bright-white head. This retains with a rich and foamy ½ cap that soaps the sides of the glass with heavy cascade of lace. The aroma smells of earth and grass, light spice, and maybe even a tingle of pine in the back. Fruity citric bitterness mingles in the nose with the sweet toasted sugars of the malts.

The taste is a mellow mix of citrus (I'm getting a lot of lemon tartness out of this) and slightly stiff sweet bready grains, which is surrounded on the edges of the profile by a grassy and earthy feel. This finishes with a pithy (and lightly resinous) dryness that sticks in the mouth. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a smooth light crispness that flows easy enough in the mouth but you can start to feel that higher ABV a bit more the faster you drink this.

Yeah, I don't know. This seemed to be a hybrid of an IPA and hoppy Pilsner but didn't really seem to want to commit to either side and just ended up being kind of "just there" in the end. This is by no means a bad beer here but I've taken a few chances on some of these Mikkeller 12 oz offerings and not one of them seems to be worth the high price IMHO.

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Gehrig13
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of ncvbc
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Jeremy6566
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of duff247
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of wordemupg
3.55/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle poured into tulip 12/9/11

A hazy golden orange with as many bubbles as you could fit in a glass, large three finger head retains very well slowly falling to a finger of foam leaving several partial rings of lace with some random lace on the side

S fruity floral hops with some toffee, apricot and tangerine are the fruits upon further inspection

T some yeast and iced tea on top of what I smell, a little rind in there and some bread crust, fairly earthy overall

M medium bodied with enough carbonation to cream it up a bit without turning it to foam, anymore bubbles and I'd be entering a belching contest

O looks great and not lacking in any area... but not blowing me away in any area either

no reason not to try this, but no reason to go searching for it either. FYI... I did find the beer hidden behind the hop bush at the bottom right corner of the label (lazy bunny)

Photo of oberon
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Now this is an interesting take on an IPA,very German in nature much more than American.Poured into a standard pint a hazed dull orange tinged medium golden with a nice tightly formed one finger white head that left multiple broken rings of lace as it never fully settles leaving a thinner creamy top.Pilsner malt really comes thru in the nose along with German leafy hops,the hops don't make a big splash but it's a decent combo.Again the pilsner malt plays a big role giving off a toasted bread note on the palate with a tinge of honey-like sweetness and herbal lightly spicy hops in the finish.To me it almost tastes like a highly hopped pils with a little fruitiness from the ale yeast,it's not great but I applaud the effort here.

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a tulip glass)
A- This beer has a hazy dark tangerine-yellow body with a huge beige head that is rocky and last for a bit. There are big bubbles of carbonation popping of the base of the glass and gliding to the surface.
S- The dandelion flower aroma of green hops has a Noble hop finish with a yeasty aroma that grows as the beer warms. T- This beer has a soft pungent note with a green hop taste that has a soft lemon quality to it. The finish is a dry Noble hop bite that lingers for a moment and becomes softly pungent as the beer warms. There is a dry pale malt note that comes through as the beer opens up.
M- This beer has a medium-full mouthfeel with no alcohol heat. The fullness supports the hop flavor nicely.
D- This beer has a pungent bitterness has the main hop flavor with the other flavors being pleasant but too soft. The malt flavor was also nice but to soft to support the pungent bitterness of the hops.

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Drikkeriget GIPA from Mikkeller ApS
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