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Drikkeriget GIPA - Mikkeller ApS

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87
very good

108 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 4
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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DoubleJ

California

2.03/5  rDev -47.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2011 06:15:59 | More by DoubleJ
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

04-10-2013 19:00:32 | More by xnicknj
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hoser

Alberta (Canada)

2.55/5  rDev -33.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2011 23:06:44 | More by hoser
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.3%

01-12-2013 02:54:17 | More by brez8791
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -22.3%

11-28-2011 04:21:52 | More by jenray
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -22.3%

06-22-2013 19:20:45 | More by Kirk
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wedgie9

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2010 05:14:27 | More by wedgie9
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

04-01-2013 20:24:15 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

03-20-2012 20:01:57 | More by BMart
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AgentMunky

California

3.33/5  rDev -13.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2012 03:48:26 | More by AgentMunky
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -13.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-24-2011 05:16:03 | More by corby112
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SPRichard

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

12-27-2011 15:38:23 | More by SPRichard
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2011 18:26:51 | More by Kegatron
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

10-26-2013 01:50:39 | More by GRG1313
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Gehrig13

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-26-2012 00:42:43 | More by Gehrig13
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ncvbc

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

02-25-2012 21:47:37 | More by ncvbc
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Jeremy6566

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

05-07-2013 20:10:36 | More by Jeremy6566
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duff247

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

12-19-2011 04:58:08 | More by duff247
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KAF

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-23-2014 01:44:57 | More by KAF
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -8%
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)

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2011 03:23:53 | More by wordemupg
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oberon

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2012 19:39:36 | More by oberon
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2010 21:21:19 | More by rhoadsrage
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tbrown4

Maryland

3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this one on tap at Frisco Beer & Tap House in Columbia, MD last night for happy hour.

A - Bright gold, clear, one finger bubbly white head

S - Smells bright and sweet, just a sniff of hops

T - Tastes like a slightly hop forward Belgian pale. Doesn't feel like an IPA to me at all. Very subtle grapefruit notes up front. Dry middle and bitter finish. Not much sweetness until longer after it's gone, the residue on the lips is tasty.

M - Feels medium and creamy in body

O - This is a very drinkable beer. I was surprised at the flavor profile, expecting a much more hop forward brew. This was good, but there are better versions of this style on the market and far better offerings from Mikkeller. Priced at $9 a pour at Frisco will keep me away from it for a while.

Serving type: on-tap

04-30-2011 15:44:59 | More by tbrown4
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought this at Mari's in Reading during a recent visit and held it in abeyance awaiting today. The date on the bottle, however, reads "04/02/12" which does not make a whole lotta sense. Oh well, I am drinking it today, so Happy Hoppy Easter to me and to all of my followers.

My pour gave me a brief finger of tawny head before disappearing into wisps. Color was a hazy golden yellow. Nose was a very earthy, grassy smell which was not what I would have expected from the style. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was surprisingly lager-like with a honey sweetness along with a grassy hoppiness on the tongue. Wild! Finish was dry, slightly bitter, but ultimately unsatisfying for a hophead. It was a fun drink for Easter Sunday, but I was underwhelmed overall.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 23:42:58 | More by woodychandler
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BretSikkink

Mexico

3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hoppy Easter pours a golden color with hazy orange highlights in the center-top of the glass. White head provides a nice visual accompaniment, and sticks around. Little lace. Nose is dry and grassy, with a hint of citric acid. Definitely a Euro hopping style. Some pepper, clove, and green apple along unleavened biscuit and diacetyl.

The flavor is a unique blend of light German or Czech ale notes with a more abrasive, American hopping style. Definitely spritzy with the high carbonation and light body. Malts are prominent, even so far as bread dough. Moderate sweetness from the malts mingles with a slightly resinous hop character of flowers, citrus, and lemongrass. Earthy overall, and definitely unique.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2010 04:32:01 | More by BretSikkink
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Drikkeriget GIPA from Mikkeller ApS
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