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10 - Mikkeller ApS

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very good

216 Ratings
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Ratings: 216
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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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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elricorico

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2010 01:58:01 | More by elricorico
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SFLpunk

Vermont

3.08/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to freud for this one! 12oz brown glass pry-top bottle. Cap dated 24/03012.

Appearance is hazy amber brown with some creamy off-white head. Nose is somewhat muted and bready, maybe a little biscuit malt and some faint earthy hops. Palate is a bit of a mess. Lots of aggressive hops all fighting over center stage. Malt gets bashed around by the astringent bitterness.

Not my favorite Mikk IPA. Worth a go though to see what 10 hops battling it out would taste like.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2010 05:34:20 | More by SFLpunk
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TheBeerCarl

Idaho

4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

If it wasn't for the price, this would be a great everyday IPA. I would definitely categorize this beer even more regionally and say the style is resembles more of a North West style of American IPA. The aromatic quality is more malty than hoppy or floral, so it definitely received some demerits for that. The flavor however is very enticing with good amount of bittering acid. It will satisfy the average IPA drinkers pallet but will most likely not be enough for the hardcore NW IPA drinker. The body and carbonation of this beer is perfect for an IPA giving an overall pleasant mouthfeel experience. The beer is amber in color with a lingering yellowish white head. If I could purchase a six pack of this for under $10, I definitely would. But at close to $6 a bottle, its worth the experience but I'm not going to be a repeat customer.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2010 01:32:40 | More by TheBeerCarl
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.43/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A fantastic IPA that showcases what's best about each individual hop variety.

The pour looks much like each of the Single Hop Series- a hazier than normal copper/amber hue with froathy, dense head formation, great retention and lacing. Aside from the heavy haze, the beer is nearly ideal looking.

Juicy and zesty aromas span the gammot of citrus and tropical fruits to spicy and earthy hops. Throw in a lemony note, winey note, and fresh cut grass for extra measure. Malty caramels and biscuit add enough support for the hops but stop shy of trying to balance them.

Flavors also heavily favor the hops with the vibrant citrus, tropical, spice, grass, earthy notes found in aroma. Sweet malts play a bit more of a role in flavor than aroma but still doesn't interfere with the showcase of hop... at least too much.

Medium-full early as the carbonation seems to amplify the body. But as the carbonation drops, so does the malt textures, allowing the hop dryness, alcohol evaporation, and dry malt character to usher the beer into a deep and lingering bitterness.

My main complaint about the single hops (although the lessons in exclusive hop flavor are fantastic) is that they seem a bit one dimensional. No such threat here- this beer is chocked full of complexity, variety, and flavor.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2010 16:17:32 | More by BEERchitect
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a 330 ml brown bottle. Pours out a chill-hazed orange amber, tall loose spongy white head.

Bright orange, citrus, grapefruit on the nose, herbal and spicy as well, with slight caramel malt deep into the background.

Flavour is all hops, and bitterness sets in before any actual flavour does. Sweet at first with orange and tangerine, spicy and earthy in the middle, with herbal notes along with grapefruit and pine on the finish. Bitter astringency of an herbal sort lingers on in the aftertaste. Not overpowering in any way though.

Medium-bodied, a bit slick and thin in texture, moderate carbonation.

A pretty well put together IPA, the whole flavour profile are hops, but they`re not out of control and are held in check at least with the absence of any malt in the flavour. Enough layers within the hops as well to keep it from getting boring and one-dimensional.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2010 00:43:45 | More by IronDjinn
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alpineclimber

Alberta (Canada)

3.3/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 33cl bottle. The brew pours a copper color with a big fluffy white head.

Nose is sweet, with some grapefruit.

Taste is of pine and grapefruit, the sweetness from the smell does not come through in the taste. This brew finishes fairly sour and that sour aftertaste lingers on the back of the tongue.

Mouthfeel is what I would expect from a typical IPA.

It's an okay drink, not my first pick for an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2010 23:59:04 | More by alpineclimber
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Copper with a fluffy ream head.

S-Several hop aromas; none very pungent but quite varied. Sweet malt shadows the plethora of hop scents.

T-Quite like the nose. A standard malt pairs with citrusy, piney, slightly floral hops. The hop flavors are quite varied but none are very powerful.

M-Lasting flavor(s). Medium bodied.

D-Quite drinkable.

Happy to try it.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2010 23:07:33 | More by VelvetExtract
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aerozeppl

New York

3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Fairly clear copper color. Poured with three fingers of white head that took a little while to calm down. Tons of visible carbonation.

S: Quite a complex hop nose but that is what you would expect from 10 hops. They kind of clash with each other. The grapefruit comes across nicely. The grassy and earthy hops are kind of lost and muddles in the nose a little bit. Fairly fresh smelling malt.

T: Tastes like a few homebrewed IPAs that I have made. Really does that have good homebrew taste. The hops really fight each other. You get the bitterness which is not overwhelming but you miss out the nuances that each variety gives.

M: Maybe a little overcarbonated but the mouthfeel is right where it should be.

D: The price kills this beer for me. It is a good beer but not 5.99 for a 12 oz bottle good. Interesting idea that just did not work out that great.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2010 23:27:31 | More by aerozeppl
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regspeir

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip. Poured a hazy orange-amber with a one-finger head which settled into a coating. Lacing was ample and lasting. Nose was citrus (orange and mango) and some floral and pine. Taste was citrus (especially orange and grapefruit) and sweet, giving way to some pine, grassy notes and finishing with some nice hop bitterness. There are some caramel malts that are fairly strong in the middle. Mouthfeel was medium with healthy carbonation. There was definitely a hop bite and slightly bitter finish but this beer still falls on the sweeter side of IPA's. This is a nice IPA I wouldn't hesitate to try again.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2010 17:39:50 | More by regspeir
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womencantsail

California

3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the Stuffed Sandwich

A: The pour is a slightly cloudy copper color with a dense off-white head.

S: The nose is definitely hoppy with some sort of conflicting notes. Good pine and floral aromas, along with some underlying citrus. However, there's still quite a bit of malt.

T: There is a distincly perfumey note to this beer. Lots of floral hops, some mild citrus and pine, and a fair amount of caramel maltiness.

M: The body is medium with a moderate carbonation.

D: The problem with these Mikkeller IPAs is that they're not all that fresh by the time they get to the states. Still decent, but I'd opt for a more locally brewed option.

Serving type: on-tap

08-05-2010 19:24:19 | More by womencantsail
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DoubleJ

California

4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

C'mon, who didn't see this coming? It's a blend of Mikeller's hop series. So, on to the beer:

It's a little muddy in the appearane. Dark orange, almost looking like bronze. The head on top is thick, and the retention is excellent. The aroma is full of hops. There's canteloupe, tropical fruits, pineapple....we're looking good.

Not a bitter IPA, we're talking fruity and "hoppy". Yeah, the latter is expected for the style. Definate cantelouple flavor, light pine and tropical flavor. It's a touch lighter than expected, but that's small potatoes.

Yum.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2010 05:33:44 | More by DoubleJ
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2010 22:50:11 | More by beerthulhu
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FeDUBBELFIST

Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -13.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2010 15:00:27 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
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steve8robin

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle bought on a whim. 24/03/12 on the cap...

A: Deep copper color with a huge creamy white head that fades slowly. Very good.

S: Very good blend of earthy hops and sweet malts upfront. Hints of brown sugar and light fruits on the backend. Good.

T: Follows the scent. Earthy citrus hops blended with some sweet earthy malts. This has kind of a slight alcohol burn to it. Good.

M: Medium bodied and leaves a nice taste on the palate. Good.

D: Goes down fairly easy. Good.

All in all, this is a solid brew. Good to try once if you like IPA's or not.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2010 03:19:36 | More by steve8robin
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Axic10

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle thanks to pmlondrigan. Poured from bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber hue with a finger and a half of slightly off white head that lingers nicely throughout the drink.

Smell: Grapefruit, piney and earthy hops that sting the nose on the inhale, somewhat decent malt character.

Taste: Grapefruit, bitter piney hop flavor with a sweet caramel malt aftertaste and then the grapefruit hits at the very end again.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a dry finish. Slightly under carbonated, but nothing drastic.

Drinkability: Enjoyable, nothing mind blowing, but very enjoyable. Would have again and could see myself having more than 1-2 in a sitting.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2010 03:31:31 | More by Axic10
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wnh

Missouri

4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. bottle poured into a wine glass.

Pours a turbid golden amber with a dense, creamy light tan head. Sticky sheets of lacing.

Big citrus nose, with fresh-squeezed orange juice and grapefruit alongside floral and pine resin notes. Dense, with a lot packed in.

Maltier on the palate, toasty, spicy, leafy, bitter citrus. Runs the gamut. Finishes appropriately bitter. Dry and sticky, and quite firm. A nice, individualistic IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2010 22:23:34 | More by wnh
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mdwalsh

Iowa

4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Review from notes. Not sure on the date, but a pretty fresh bottle.

A: Pours an excessive tan head. Tan? Really? On an IPA? Good active carbonation. Orange/Brown body with a slight haze.

S: There is all sorts of aroma here, basically any hop related smell you can think of, plus a hefty malt aroma.

T: Hops dominate, but balanced malt is there, just without any strong flavors. Again, floral, citrus, grapefruit, pine, spice, etc etc etc.

M: Very nice bite, but it's still smooth.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2010 16:50:02 | More by mdwalsh
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Xul

California

4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a translucent copper, capped by a frothy three finger eggshell colored head. Retention is very good - the head sticks around for the duration of the beer - and some light lacing is left down the glass.

S: As one would expect out of a beer with so many hops, the aroma is 1) all hops and 2) a whole bunch of different hoppy notes. Citrus is out front with juicy orange and grapefruit, along with a bit of apricot, followed by piney hops, some floral notes, and a hint of herbal character. A bit too jumbled to rate higher, but a good smell.

T: Pine hops take the lead on the tongue with the floral notes also taking on a bigger role. Citrus is very weakened and only manifests itself a a bit of grapefruit and orange near the backend. Caramel base pokes through briefly before a light pine finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, has a certain creaminess to it without feeling heavy.

D: Easy drinking but not entirely well integrated...a better beer could've been made with fewer hops, but that would've defeated the purpose of closing out the single hop series.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2010 23:36:29 | More by Xul
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taylorhamrick

South Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Consumed 6/21-2010, reviewed from notes.

The beer pours a glowing orange, with a slight haze, and a tan head that is huge and fluffy which ends up leaving a bit of lacing. The smell is really where this one shines. It starts out with fruit, citrus fruit, tropical fruit, the usuals, pineapple, grapefruit, mango (probably of the less-than-ripe variety), orange. There is a nice pungent resinous note in there too. There's also a leafiness, a reshness to the smell which is nice. This does a good job of highliting the smells of the hops here. The taste I think is confusing, and less than exiting after following the smell. The maltiness is the first thing I notice, with just a generic sort of leafy, sticky hoppiness following behind. The bitterness is definitely not imposing. The fruity flavors take a backseat, even the pungency takes a back seat. The only really discernible hoppy presence comes in as a bit of pineyness, maybe some grassiness. This I guess is a somewhat floral tasting beer, and when I try really hard, I can notice a little cirtus. The flavors of these 10 hops seem to just get lost in the shuffle, and none stand out, none really even lend their more desirable characteristics. The body is a little thin, but it's nice and dry with a good burst of carbonation. The feel is not so bad. Overall, I found it to be a beer that I wanted to keep drinking, maybe the smell kept getting me, kept challenging me to go find those flavors, but without much luck. Everything just seems to get mixed up in the middle, and I think maybe it's better to just highlight the desirables of a smaller number of hops. 10 hops? An interesting idea, but not sure one that really works.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2010 22:59:10 | More by taylorhamrick
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I bought a bottle of this at Publick House Provisions for about $5.50, high priced for an 11.2oz bottle but then all their single hop beers are priced beyond reason... Anyway I think this is made with all the hops from the single hop series. The beer pours a copper color with a little chill haze, and has an everyday head.

The aromas are nice, kind of west coast IPA. Definitely this smells American, the hops give off pine needles and light citrus fruit. Unfortunately there's also a bit of caramel malt in the aroma too, that's a distraction for me in IPA's.

The beer tastes well balanced in a west coast way, good hops flavors which follow from the aroma. There's some caramel and a lingering bitterness in the aftertaste which some would object to. Like me. But still, pretty good taste overall.

I'd probably get this again if it wasn't so hugely overpriced. But I'm glad to try the culmination of their experiments.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2010 01:23:07 | More by TurdFurgison
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2010 05:00:18 | More by Mora2000
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours an orange color with a 2" head that lasts quite a while. Moderate lace develops during the session.

Smell: grapefruit, caramel, and a earthy bitterness rises from the glass.

Taste: caramel, bready malt sweetness, grapefruit, hints of orange sweetness, pears, and a hearty bitterenss.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp throughout with some dryness late. Aftertaste is long.

Drinkability: this IPA has a bit more of a bite but it keeps it interesting. I enjoyed the bottle slowly, and if I had another I would have cracked it open.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2010 00:57:53 | More by Gavage
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MarkFy

Illinois

2.42/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from bottle into pint glass

A: slightly cloudy golden orange

S: Not much there, some piny citrus but unless I'm stuffed up, not picking up much

T: kind of a let down. Was picking up a dry bread like malt, sharper, bitter finish that just kind of leaves you. Not impressed at all. As I continue to drink it, it's almost like I;m drinking a Bud.

M: Dry, not much too it.

D: not that great. I'm halfway through and already looking forward to my next beer. Not a drain pour, but man am I disappointed, especially for the price!

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2010 20:51:56 | More by MarkFy
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popery

California

3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pretty good beer, but kind of a disappointment coming from Mikkeller. This is my first Mikkeller IPA after the single hop series, so I was expecting a bit more without those constraints, though, to be fair, I don't know if there's some sort of similar constraint here. This beer is nice and dry, but the hops just don't really work for me. There's just too much grassiness and sharp mustiness, particularly in the flavor. The aroma has a more floral/pine character, along with some grass, but the taste is just too blandly bitter in a mildly offputting way. There's actually more complexity in the aroma than I'm giving credit (some pineapple and grapefruit, at least), but it's largely overshadowed. Some muted caramel malt. That said, it's still a good beer. I'm just trying to be critical. Appearance-wise, it's a winner - burnt orange with a huge, sticky, white cap. It's aggressively carbonated. Also, the beer improves a bit as it warms.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2010 04:50:55 | More by popery
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koopa

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased today at Oaktree Buyrite in South Plainfield on the way back from Philly.

Appearance: Pours an attractive fairly transparent light crimson with honey folds. The head is 2 fingers, buttery, and oily showing good retention and lace.

Smell: Bready malt base and a whirlwind of hops...some floral, some pine like, some herbal. This really is a rainbow of hops in a bottle and deserving of the rainbow label.

Taste: A hint of alcohol, bready malt, and a whirlwind of hops that while not tasting bad, obviously aren't all in the bottle because they were designed to compliment each other. Still I'm glad I got to try it.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with ample carbonation.

Drinkability: Price holds this one back a bit but not hard to get them down.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2010 23:20:17 | More by koopa
10 from Mikkeller ApS
87 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.