10 - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 05-21-2010

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Photo of RoyalT
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - The head came up on an easy pour and was thick and full leaving huge clumps of foam on the inside of my mug. The liquid was a pretty and dark orange in color. Overall this beer is very inviting.

Smell - The hop profile is complex filled with pine, citrus, grapefruit, and spice. The malt base is just as big making this a balanced nose. There's a rich sweetness to this aroma like caramelized sugar.

Taste - The hops came over wonderfully at the taste although the malt was a bit milder than I had hoped. I picked up a dull grainy flavor that I didn't get at the smell. It is still a nice mix but could have been better.

Mouthfeel - This is medium-bodied with light but firm carbonation and little bitterness.

Drinkability - This is very smooth and went down well. The flavor profile was a little clumsy and all the components of the beer didn't work well together but overall this was a good drink.

Photo of brownbeer
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky golden amber color with a tan head that hangs on.

A really nice aroma of pine, florals, and citrus (orange,grapefruit,tangerine).

the taste starts out on the malty side. It quickly transitions into hop flavors, though they are fairly nondescript, losing the complexity that it had in the nose. The bitter finish lingers like a champion.

The price tag hinders the drinkability, otherwise I could drink a few of these. Nice beer.

Photo of Clonies720
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

11.2oz bottle poured into a tulip pint glass. It is labeled 6.9% ABV.

Appearance: Amber/slightly hazy copper in color. Creamy, pale, and thick two finger head. Excellent head retention.

Smell: Your standard aromas of pine, resin, and floral bouquet that is typical of American IPA's.

Taste: Light notes of caramel. Subdued citrus and grapefruit.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation perfectly matches this medium-bodied beer. Light hop bitterness in the beginning. Starts off dry, and finishes somewhat chewy and refreshing.

Overall: I'd say Mikkeller did a decent job replicating west coast IPAs. I would not buy this over American-made IPA's though because the hop flavor and aroma is not as "bright and clean" as it should be.

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is dominated by two main hop flavors: grass and orange. The flavor is more of the same but in addition to the grass and orange hop notes, I also get some pine. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of dogfishandi
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter. "6921103" on the cap?

pours out a cloudy golden, dark orange color with a big rocky, billowy slightly off white head. great, thick retention and amazing looking sticky lace.

not much aroma to this, maybe too cold? some citrusy fruits maybe some faint tropical fruits. slightly grassy, almost no malt detectable.

kind of a surprising taste. much better than the aroma suggests. tropical fruits, stone fruit, peaches, grapefruit citrus. the hops aren't too in your face but the flavors are there. the slightest hint of a crackery malt doesnt do much for balance.

medium bodied with a full slick mouthfeel, slightly creamy, decent feeling carbonation. average bitterness for the style.

overall a decent IPA, some interesting hop flavors. not really worth it again for the price, but an awesome idea with this and the single hop series.

Photo of glid02
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased from Green's on Buford in Atlanta.

Pours a hazy, deep copper color with a one-finger tan head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of earthy, citrus, and pine hops all backed by a combination of pale and caramel malts.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Pale malt flavors with hints of deeper caramel malts kick things off. Joining in shortly thereafter are large amounts of leafy and citrus hops with lighter amounts of pine. The hops carry through to a solidly bitter and mildly dry ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I finished my glass wiht no problems and could have another.

Overall I like the general idea behind this idea but there's a reason IPA's generally aren't made with more than 3-4 types of hops. The more intense hops with good amounts of earthy and leafy notes covered up the more subtle hops. Still, if I tried really hard I could get brief whiffs of the more nuanced hops. Worth a shot.

Photo of lnashsig
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

#BOTG 77! A doubleheader this evening for me. Poured from bottle (not cheap, $6/12 oz) into New Belgium tulip. Super dark orange color, very very cloudy. Thick off white head, takes forever to recede, leaving sticky lacing all over my glass. A great looking beer. Smell- an almost saccharine sweet citrus hop aroma, earthy hops, and piney/floral comes out. There are 10 different types of hops in this beer, a lot going on in terms of aroma. Taste- almost tart citrus hoppiness blasts the side of my tongue. Really nice smooth tropical fruit malt backbone, nice residual bitterness lingers on my tongue. I'm a fan of this beer, and normally mikkeller beers are a little hit or miss for me. I don't think this warrants the huge price tag it demands, but I dont think any of his beers are ever great value for the money. I would have this again if it was a little cheaper.

Photo of biboergosum
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I wonder why we in Canada get the Danish-only labels...as much as I can discern, this is made with 10 different hops, exactly like a Japanese offering I tried just last week. The rest of the world and their obsession with the base-10 system...

This beer pours a slightly hazy medium copper hue, with a copious amount of foamy, to say the least, off-white head, which eventually settles to reveal some coarse webbed lace. It smells of strong citrus hops - grapefruit and orange, mostly, and a soft biscuity graininess. The taste is bitter, leafy, grapefruit rind citrus up front, followed closely by a subdued biscuity caramel malt sweetness, with the elevated ABV hiding well. The carbonation is on the soft side, the body full, smooth, and a tad creamy. It finishes fairly dry, the citrusy hops pushing the malt out of frame.

Not as much variety evident in the hop profile, given the inputs. Still, a pretty solid IPA, lots of crisp bitterness, only restrained from being over the top by the dutiful malt backbone.

Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A pleasant mix of hops. Rich, citrus, complex and worth a try as it will resonate differently with every fan of hoppy beer. Preferred the single hop series myself.Bold orange colour and certain hop aroma. Estimated IBU 65-70. Above average mouthfeel, smooth mouthfeel for what it is and that is amazing craftmanship.

Photo of MrKennedy
3.54/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle purchased from Slowbeer, with thanks to bluebetty. Poured into a Mikkeller tulip.

Pours a deep orange with a big glow to it. Has a three finger head of foam that is rocky as it settles and grips the glass a touch on the way down.

Strong, defined smell of pineapple, mango, fruit salad and a touch of pine and grapefruit. Diverse and interesting as well as fresh.

Tastes like hop resin, solid bitterness, lacking the great array of fruit that comes in the nose.

Mouthfeel has plenty of bitterness from the get-go, front to back of mouth. Drying, bitter finish.

Overall a great smelling IPA that tastes nothing like you hope or envisage from the aroma. A real shame as it could be a beauty.

Photo of mikey711
2.8/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A: Somewhat murky orange color, over carbonated, slightly cloudy. I would have like the head to be a little more tightly packed as well. Decent lacing though

S: Very earthy smelling with notes of fresh cut grass to start. Some soapiness as well rhat is a bit flowery

T: Again very grassy tasting with some bitter pine notes at the end. It is also quite soapy as well. Its not bad but just a bit too flowery

M: Pretty accurate for the style, not to heavy, but not too light. there is a bit of a watery quality however there is a nice lingering bitter note.

D: I was quite disappointed this one. its not hard to drink but its also not exactly what i look for in an IPA. this was way to perfumy and soapy tasting.

Photo of hooliganlife
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a murky light brown with subtle hints of orange. massive cream head that lingers forever, thick lacing. perfect retention.

very vibrant hop flavors. tons of sweet citrus with tangerine and pineapple up front.

straight hops. tons of complexity and varying hop flavors from start to finish. starts off sweet with pine and kicks into a bitter citrus plunge. very light floral flavors, this happens to be the weakest flavor. bitter finish. malts are barely noticeable.

light and sweet, drinks smooth with a nice bite.

this is beyond good. price is a bit high for the size but a great treat here and there. tons of hop flavor.

Photo of thagr81us
4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cap date: 24/09/12 Served from bottle into a Dogfish Head signature glass. Poured hazy red-orange with a two finger off-white head that subsided slowly to one finger. Maintained excellent lacing throughout. The aroma was comprised of subtle sweet malt and a big pine/citrus hop note. The flavor was of sweet malt, massive pine hop, and a wildy bitter aftertaste. It had a medium feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a very nice IPA. This was one of the better American IPAs I have had as of late. It was nicely balanced throughout it sitting on your palate and showed its true hop nature upon swallowing. This is a definite must try if you have not.

Photo of Janderson91
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another one from the overly generous Crabbicuss! Not sure when this one was bottled. Enjoyed on 08/16/11.

A - Pours a hazy dark orange almost brown color with a 1+ finger white head. Leaves some splotchy lacing.

S - The aroma on this one is good, it's just a little muted, which could be expected after the long trip to the states. Lots of different hop flavors, grapefruit, pine, citrus, pineapple. Some good sweet, nutty malts in the background as well.

T - Very nice, well balanced IPA here. Sweet up front with a little fruity hoppiness backing it up. Through the middle is some good hop bitterness, all the adjectives from the aroma apply. Finishes with a crisp fruity hop flavor.

M - The mouthfeel is pretty creamy with relatively high carbonation. Leaves the flavor on the tongue for a few seconds afterward.

O - Overall, this is a pretty good American-style IPA from Mikkeller. Balanced and easy to drink.

Photo of elricorico
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Hazy caramel brown with a foamy three finger head on a steady pour. Head falls slowly but steadily, leaving plenty of lacing as it does.

Smell is a fairly sharp citrus rind, grapefruit for sure, but some orange zest as well. Really digging into it gives just a hint of pine as well. Smells pretty much like you expect a big American style IPA to smell.

Very faint caramel malt taste is buried by a wash of citrus flavour. Seems to have a fair bit of lime to it in the middle, with the grapefruit at the finish.

Slightly less than medium bodied with a fairly coarse carbonation. Leaves the tongue just a bit on the raw side.

A decent IPA, but doesn't quite live up to the complexity that 10 hops would suggest. Worth checking out but I doubt many people would make this a go to beer.

Photo of LadyOfMuchBeer
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 0z bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a bright amber/orange. Two finger creamy, dense light colored head, strong retention, little visible carbonation(bubbles).

Smells delightful. Citrus and tropical(pineapple). Hoppiness is delightful.

Taste..grapefruit on the front, bitter hops on the back. It is pretty simple like that.

Feels smooth and thin, yet creamy thanks to that lovely head! Not a whole lot sticks on this one.

Overall, a very pleasant, yet light, American IPA.

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

A: Poured a bright rustic orange with an incredibly well retaining seashell white head that was rigid and frothy in composition. A fairly thick haze obstructs visibility but was vivid enough so to see random bursts of macro-bubbles breaking to the surface at a rapid rate. The lacing was minimal in both coverage and appeal.

S: The hopping was generous at the start, with a traditional take of American citrus. Wet piney needles with some freshly cut pine wood gives this an woodsy feel. The strength doesn't stick around long, quickly dropping off but was enough so at the beginning to recognize a light yeastiness of damp grains.

T: A nice crispness of toasted grains and citrus opens things up flavor-wise. The hops were moderate at first, with a mixture of wet pine needles, flowery citrus, and dried grapefruit pulp. The dry toasted grains really come into play midway in the palate with highlights of tart lemon peels and flowery citrus notes rounding things out. The finish and bitterness is decent, but quick off the tongue but a good show of toasted malts for a base makes up for things a bit.

M: Good crispness, dry with toasted grains gives this a medium fullness. A flowery citrus and alcohol warming is detected upon the swallow. Edgy in texture with some grainy character.

D: Decent ipa experience, though not necessarily an exciting one and doesn't really stand out in a crowded field. Wouldn't go out of my way in general conversation to recommend.

Photo of CrazyDavros
4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours hazy orange/amber with a large lasting off-white head.
Nose shows lots of juicy tropical fruit followed by resinous pine, orange blossom, grapefruit, spicy hops and lots of clean sweet malt with some honey later. Beautiful.
Malt is more evident upon tasting, with caramel, honey and toasty characters. Hops follow with more fruit and orange. Finishes with a resounding green hoppy bitterness, perhaps a little heavy-handed for my liking. Still very enjoyable though.
Carbonation is a little too high in my opinion, body just a little too heavy.

Photo of jsh420
3.45/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

pours cloudy light golden amber orange with a 1+ finger head that left some spotted lacing

smells light bready malts and spicy earthy and citrus hops

taste is like the nose and reminds me of SNPA meets V. Prima Pils - it has a very lemony taste to it like prima pils and has a similar bittering hop profile like snpa - but i also get lots of pineapple pine and grapefruit

mouthfeel - a medium body with ample carbonation that gives it a crisp smooth and creamy feel

overall a decent american ipa/pale interpretation - however i would not buy this again because of the 5.99 price tag for a 11.2oz bottle

Photo of Rutager
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An American style IPA, brewed by a Danish brewer in Belgium, and consumed in Canada. Sounds like a perfect candidate for kicking the inaugural International IPA Day celebration! I won't take any points off for the fruity label. ...Well it is!! Here we go...

Appearance. Pours a hazy deep amber with over two fingers of thick and sticky looking, pale yellow head that leaves some thick bands of lace.

Smell. Caramel, lemons and oranges, light toasty grains, and some citrusy hops.

Taste. Nice toasty caramel grains. Nice tasting citrus hoppyness with a good amount of bitterness, especially in the end. Slightly sweet.

Mouthfeel. Medium body with medium carbonation. Pretty nice actually.

Overall. I like this one. Not a complete hop bomb, which I like, but the malt that is there tastes great and compliments the hops nicely.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a a hazy dirty light orangey color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of hoppy notes with light citrus notes. Taste is a mix between some citrus notes with bitter aftertaste. I thought this was an interesting concept though too many hops used were a bit messy and lead nowhere. Body was quite full with good carbonation. OK though the subtle hops series is more interesting.

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bought 6 of the single hop series beers plus this one and drank this one last.

Poured in to Duvel tulip.

A -Medium orange/amber colour, slightly traslucent with a good glow. A ridiculous amount of head formed, so much so that I had to scoop some of it off.

S - Pine, citrus, grassy/earthy notes and a faint malt sweetness.

T - Pine and grassy/earthy notes dominate with a muted citrus flavour present as well as a decent overall bitterness. An ever-so-slight malt sweetness is present in the background.

M - Medium body, light carbonation.

Photo of rsdaugherty
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into pint glass
A – Massive cream colored loose head forces a short pour, moderate recession speed leaves scattered patchy lacing to a thin pillowy layer, brew is a hazy brown amber 4
S – Grassy, florals, milder citrus biscuit apricot & caramel notes 3.5
T – Lots of flavor, bitter hop edge up front, a caramel malt spine takes a back seat and lets the hops shine in a quality way, lots of complexity and a unique balance in an American IPA 4
M – Excellent mouth feel, medium body is very rounded and carbonation is great as well, soft & smooth drinking, ABV is transparent 5
O – A very good IPA, try it. Rare for me in the hop levels where I still consider the malts as adding so substantially to my enjoyment, very good balance with a great mouth feel and good drinkability 4.5

3.43/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

11.2 oz bottle to pint glass with a best before date of 24/10/12. Love the label design. The technicolor vertical striping is simple and eye-catching.

A: Pours with an enormous head that fills up most of the glass, rises over the edge, leaving maybe 4 oz of liquid on the bottom...and I haven't even poured the entire bottle yet. The head is fluffy first and rocky later, ivory white in color and incredibly long lasting. Huge peaks and craters cover the surface. As it eventually fades, chunky sea foam lace coats the glass. The body is rustic orange with medium saturation and very clear. Very few interior bubbles.

S: Light malt contribution of sweet bread and grains with caramel and hay more prominent as it warms. Harshly hopped with dominant pine notes, backed by dried orange peel and grass. A slight mustiness from the yeast. Stunning and promising.

T: A let down given the performance of the nose. Simply put, the flavor lacks finesse. Heavily bitter (no problem there), but papery and dusty flavors are off-putting.

M: Medium-full body with a creamy yet minerally texture. Very lively carbonation up front turns to fine and fizzy on the back end. Extra dry finish.

D: Above average brew with below average drinkability. Truly great IPAs, above all else, should be very drinkable. This one is not. High front end scores save the Mikkeller 10 from mediocre ratings.

Photo of jsanford
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a New Belgium Globe

A - Orange-amber with a chunky, off-white, 2-finger head. Great retention, good lacing.

S - Umm...smells like hops! Getting a lot of citrus (orange and grapefruit) and pine resin. Big and bold, I could smell the hops from a few feet away.

T - More citrus (grapefruit, orange and...lime?) and pine resin with bit of caramel malt thrown in for a bit of balance. However, this is a hop-bomb through and through, make no mistake.

M - Medium bodied with high carbonation. Nice and crisp.

D - Decent drinkability, but at $5+ for 12oz, this is a one-timer for me.

Overall I like the idea (and the balls it took to brew it) of this beer better then the beer itself. I liken the hop usage in beer to cord on a guitar : one note sounds flat, 2-3 sounds nice and harmonic. This is kinda like if you held down all the strings and strummed, dissonant and messy.

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10 from Mikkeller ApS
87 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.