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87
very good

205 Ratings
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Ratings: 205
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.69%


Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 05-21-2010)
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JayAhhDee

Australia

3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 2 litre growler purchased same day, poured in to a stemmed tulip glass.

Appearance: Very cloudy, pours with a nice strong off white coloured head. The beer colour is a dark honey.

Aroma: Not as much hops in the aroma as I was expecting, still obvious, just closer to a pale ale aroma than a AIPA. Lots of pine coming through.

Taste: Now to the good bit, plenty of hops, lots of floral and pine, not getting much in the way of citrus. Very solid malt backing giving it a smooth mouthfeel. Bitterness is more towards the front of the flavour unlike most IPA's and dosen't take over the whole mouth.

Overall a very enjoyable IPA.

Serving type: growler

08-14-2011 10:36:05 | More by JayAhhDee
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patpbr

Ohio

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

A - Burnt orange and cider like with a small head.
S - Hops. Pine, Flora and carmel a bit sweet.
T - Tropical, Citrus, Pine, Grapefruit, and Bitter. Nice balanced malty backbone.
M - Medium body and a creamy feel.
O - Brewed with 10 strains of hops and an interesting blend.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 22:53:31 | More by patpbr
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle (330ml from Good Spirits Co. Glasgow, £4):
Deep amber colour with a large head that is about an inch and a bit tall with a foamy texture and a creamy white head on top. The beer is clear and shows some tiny bubbles rising to the surface and head retention is good too.

Light pine bitterness and hops with a few floral notes but overall it was pretty subdued and nothing really grabbed your attention. Once it opened up a little then some grapefruit and citrus notes made an appearance along with some faint and sweet malts plus a hint of fruit in the background.

Nice balance of bitter hops, grapefruit and citrus complimenting the tropical fruit flavours very well indeed. A stronger malt and caramel taste than the nose suggested and a nice mix of fruits, notably orange at the end with a nice bitter finish.

A medium body and moderate carbonation with a nice bitter and citrus kick along with a slightly chewy mouthfeel. The finish was bitter, crisp and surprisingly refreshing with only a touch of alcohol coming through right at the death.

Nice and well balanced beer with enjoy going for it to make it a pleasant beer that I would have again. I would say that the smell could have been stronger and that it started to fade a little towards the end when the alcohol became slightly more noticeable but it was still a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2013 12:26:04 | More by flyingpig
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Clonies720

Texas

4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2013 15:25:42 | More by Clonies720
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

not sure how fresh this one was, but I still really liked it. its much more like an American pale ale than an ipa to me, with more of that malt balance in there. it pours a hazy orangey bronze color with a pretty sturdy white head. fruity hop aromas rise up from the glass, not bitter at all, but interesting. maybe they call it 10 because that's how many hop varietals are present in this brew? English malts balance the hops in flavor, it tastes like some of the single hop series, familiar, like ive already had this beer somehow. its also lacking in complexity. I wanted this to challenge me like so many other mikkeller beers do, but this isn't like that. its just a basic easy drinking pale ale. good yeast presence though. active carbonation and a medium body, I could drink a lot of these, but for the price I expected a lot more here. again, this bottle might have had a little age on it, but I cannot confirm. ive also heard this is excellent on tap, hopefully ill get to find out someday.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 19:46:32 | More by StonedTrippin
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OF001


3.41/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

330 mL btl.

Cloudy amber pour that is actually quite dull. 1 finger moderately dense frothy head that settles to a spotty film with solid ring that is kept alive by good carbonation. great lacing

Semi-sweet roast (slight chocolaty note) malt with a very subdued fragrant hops.

zesty bitter citrus pith and creamy tropical fruit sit on a lightly toasty bread and chocolate malts. Leafy and floral hops kicks in slightly before a citrus peak flows into the mildly bitter hop finish.

Medium bodied with very lows levels of carbonation that leaves it slightly syrupy with a zesty crisp peak on the front of the palate before it finishes with a slightly tart yet lush finish.

Yeah its a little old, but I still expected more. Its a little muted and lacks both punch and brightness. I know its a little old and these are the first things to go, but It take forever to get to where I live. the hops grows a little as I finish the beer but doesn't get to a level I would consider an american IPA

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 06:32:12 | More by OF001
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ngeunit1

California

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

A - Hazy copper-orange with a finger of frothy off-white head. Fades medium.

S - Grapefruit, citrus, pine, floral, grassy hops, sweet caramel and bready malts.

T - Grapefruit, citrus, pine, floral, grassy hops, resiny hop bitterness, sweet caramel and bready malts.

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

D - Nice hoppy IPA. Good complex hop profile.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 04:05:46 | More by ngeunit1
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DoktorZee

Alberta (Canada)

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

Poured from a 333ml bottle into a tulip. Best before date on the cap (assuming that's what the date means) is 13/03/14

A - slightly cloudy amber/amber with fluffy tan head that leaves streaky, sticky lacing down the glass. Small edge of lacing left around the glass.

S - pine resin and a subtle background fruit (hard to place - apricot?)

T - nice sharp resinous attack with a solid bready malt backbone. More resin than citrus fruit. Solid enduring bitterness throughout but weight only slightly on the palate in the aftertaste. Surprisingly balanced, though the malt never quite breaks through.

M - medium bodied with medium carbonation. No oiliness or booziness.

Overall it feels like a very balanced IPA though without any particular stand out qualities; perhaps that's the side effect of using 10 different hops. It's almost like a "meta" beer that has hints of lots of others, but never really defines itself.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2012 22:53:25 | More by DoktorZee
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

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

A: Pours a very lightly hazy copper in color with light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy beige head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a couple of medium sized thick patches and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of hops - primarily citrus and grapefruit but there are some lighter notes of floral hops.

T: This beer has a light body of caramel malts with some light amounts of sweetness before the hop flavors take over. The dominant hop flavor is that of the grapefruit and citrus with some lighter hints of floral hops. The beer is not overly bitter.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp.

O: This is a very enjoyable beer and one I'm glad that I selected but I think my expectations were maybe a little too high - I really expected something more complex and amazing as the sum of the 10 single hop beers.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2012 00:27:07 | More by dbrauneis
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barczar

Kentucky

3.28/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy copper brown with a beige quarter inch head that leaves a rim of foam.

Grapefruit, resin, pine, and caramel malt comprise the aroma, which is fairly bready.

Toasted, bready caramel malt forms the backbone of the flavor, with notes of citrus pith, skunk, and a hint of grapefruit, and a slightly bitter finish. Hop character seems a bit muddled and dirty, on the earthy side.

Body is on the heavy side of moderate, with moderate carbonation. There's a bit of warmth at the finish.

Overall, a disappointing example of the style. Malt almost tastes burnt, likely due to the addition of brown malt. Hops are not as clean and bright as I hoped.

Serving type: on-tap

08-13-2012 22:29:44 | More by barczar
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nickfl

Florida

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

A - The beer pours with one finger of off white foam on top of a hazy, golden brown body. The foam fades away quickly but leaves thick curtains of lace on the glass.

S - A spicy hop aroma with notes of pine and sweaty hops as well as some caramel.

T - Rich caramel and bready malt with some pine hops. Darker Bread notes in the middle and a finish of burnt toast, pine, and pithy grapefruit.

M - Medium thick body, moderate carbonation, and a fairly dry finish.

D - Not bad, I enjoyed the 19 better as the hops seem to have faded a bit with this one. Regardless of the age, the malt is a bit too dry and charred for my taste.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 00:58:53 | More by nickfl
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kylehay2004

Florida

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

A: 1.5 finger head with good retention on cloudy crimson body. Nice lacing.

S: lots of candied citrus, raisin and maltiness with resin and floral notes.

T: resiny, floral and earthy hop notes finishing with a tangy citrus flavor. Strong malt presence throughout. Peppery notes as well, best noted in the finish.

M: creamy smooth body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: An interesting IPA. Not as good as 19 was. Worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 00:58:39 | More by kylehay2004
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lnashsig

Texas

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2012 00:52:55 | More by lnashsig
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle from Total Wine Las vegas NV for 5.99

Appearance - Hazy amber/copper colour with a huge size frothy beige coloured head. Hard to make out the level of carbonation and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes.

Smell - Malts, caramel, hops, grapefruit

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste hops, candied sugar, malts, and caramel. There is a bit of grapefruit, oranges, and also some pineapple. It ends with a malty sweet orange/grapefruit aftertaste with a medium amount of hop bitterness.

Overall - I'm sure this bottle isn't the freshest, so it might not be the best example to review. I can still taste a fair amount of hops and a bit of juicy fruit flavours. It almost borders a DIPA in the taste department. Good stuff, but for the price I would pick up a few bottles of something else next time.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2012 00:19:30 | More by spinrsx
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes.

A. Murky hazed brown-amber color with three fingers of craggy foamy cream colored head with minute-plus retention and amazing curtains of stucco spackle for lacing. Textbook presentation!

S. Listed in descending order of perceived strength: Pepper and lemon peel jumps out at me first, followed by honeydew / canteloupe, light onions and garlic, pine resin, caramel malt, mint and sage, light florals, earthy tones, the only hop spectrum I am not getting is a tropical fruit from this nose. And they all work with each other sharing the stage quite nicely. Amazingly complex hopping aroma for something that doesn't actually present as a strict 'hop bomb.' but rather as a carefully constructed IPA.

T. Sweet honeyed caramel dips into grapefruit peel / tannic pine resin astringency and an herbal finish for a somewhat less complex flavor than the aroma had me expecting. But it is also better balanced in it's simplicity of flavor against the malt components than the aroma was.

M. Heavy side of medium thickness, medium carbonation, has a nice chewy texture without getting too viscous.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 18:12:06 | More by WastingFreetime
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korguy123

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Mikkeller 10 from notes

A- Dark burnt orange cider like pour. Two finger soapy eggshell head. Lacing is okay.

S- Juicy mandarin oranges, pineapple, mango, candied sugar with a very subtle floral and citrus backing. More on the malty side but that's the problem with ipas from overseas. Zero alcohol just a slight medicinal.

T- Big malt followed but bitterness. Bitter is opposite of smell; lots of floral and a little pine and citrus. Citrus is mandarin and grapefruit.

M- Medium bodied, lively carbonation, slight warmth. Bitter aftertaste. Sticky on lips.

O- Very good, hard to pick out the individual hops but good times guessing flavors are which strains.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 19:53:19 | More by korguy123
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BMoldy

New York

4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy amber verging more on orange, with a lovely two finger off-white head that leaves camouflage-like patches of lace as it slowly slides down the glass. About as good as it could look, really.

S: Hops, hops, and more hops (and even some malt!). Pine resin is the most predominant, with mellower citrus aromas balancing things out a touch (the grapefruit-y Nelson Sauvin sticks out the most to me, but the rounder Centennial is also pretty lively). What I find kind of cool is that, despite all the hops, there is still a bit of a toasted malt presence that adds fullness to the aroma. I could spend a lot of time dissecting all the different hop aromas (and you definitely should!) but alas time is of the essence and we must move on to other things. Like the taste for example...

T/M: After the lusciousness of the aroma, I was actually kind of prepared to be let down by the taste. And indeed I was. The pine notes again take center stage here while the citrus cowers in the background. Naturally, there isn't much balance to this beer; whatever malt sweetness there is is easily smothered by the robust bitterness. Normally I'd be cool with this, but I think a bigger malt bill would help support the hops a bit better. Medium-bodied with a very mild carbonation, the beer feels a little dead, especially once its warmed up. There's a bit of a resurgent fruitiness at the very end, after the bitterness calms down a little.

O: Tastes decent enough, but it's a little too one-dimensional where it really counts. The aroma is fantastic, but I wish Mikkeller had put a little more effort into translating those aromas into flavors. I scooped this one up for about $11 and I'm still not sure if it was worth it, but I'm leaning toward "yes", if just for the novelty.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2012 17:33:23 | More by BMoldy
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2011 00:09:03 | More by Sammy
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fostachild

Ontario (Canada)

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

cap date: 24/03/12

pours a very cloudy/murky orange/amber colour. 2 inches of off-white head. good retention.

smell has a nice balance of hops, grass, fruit/citrus, and caramel.

taste is alright. some nice hops but mostly just sharp bitter alcohol flavours - not the best drinkability... overall it was okay but i was kind of disappointed and don't think i'd try it again.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2011 22:05:56 | More by fostachild
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mikedrinksbeer2

California

4.4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A super carbonated copper body feeds a 1.5 finger thick head. The scent is obviously hop heavy, with a slight sweet malt hint, almost honey at the finish of the nose. I like the flavor a lot. Nice hop on the start with a malt sweetness that follows. The linger is a nice hop bitterness. Very full mouthfeel. Enjoyed.

Reviewed from notes, sampled on 9/19/11

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2011 22:30:13 | More by mikedrinksbeer2
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Ratman197

Colorado

4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured a clear amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of biscuit, lemoin, earthiness, grapefruit and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, pine, grapefruit and light lemon zest with a crisp dry bitter lingering citrus finish.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2011 22:35:01 | More by Ratman197
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zeff80

Missouri

3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a cloudy, copper color with bronze highlights. It had a two-finger, tan head of pillowy, long lasting foam. It left sticky rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled very floral. Not much else it some caramel sweetness.

T - Good citrusy bite up front with a strong burnt toast malt backbone. Sweet caramel rounds out this IPA.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a good IPA. Yet another good brew from Mikkeller.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2011 23:43:52 | More by zeff80
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rsdaugherty

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
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

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2011 03:58:21 | More by rsdaugherty
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jamescain

Texas

3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a sniffer, thanks to StoneBrewFanatic for sharing this one.

Appearance: Pours a clear amber-copper color with an off white head that is a centimeter thick and clings to the side of the glass. Good head retention.

Aroma: A messy mix of pine, citrus, grapefruit, and fresh cut grass. Too many hops to enjoy the aromas provided by each individual hop.

Taste: Tropical fruit, grapefruit, citrus and a touch of pine, surprisingly balanced with a nice malt backbone.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with medium carbonation and a dry lingering finish.

Overall: I understand the purpose of this beer but with 10 different hops I think it's over doing it. Hops can be complex even with a single strain, thus, you actually miss out on the complexity with this many different strains.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2011 14:26:48 | More by jamescain
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

deep brownish amber, with great clarity. Nice streams of carbonation could be seen streaking up toward the top of the glass throughout the session,

aroma was rich with pine like hops. A nice bit of fresh resin like aromas coming off of it throughout. But as it warmed, it turned a touch biscuity, showing that there were some underlying malts that were causing it to be a bit more of a balanced offering then what I was expecting. deep pine resin freshness. Sticky, bitter, and sweet all at the same time, it had a nice refreshing quality to it as well. Virtually no alcohol present, so I cannot imagine this one as coming off too terribly strong, it was a nice solid IPA. Some nice tangerine and orange hints whirling around in the back as well, letting you know there was a nice mix of west coast hops. The finish was strong, very dry and bitter

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2011 01:42:41 | More by mikesgroove
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