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10 - Mikkeller ApS

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very good

212 Ratings
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Ratings: 212
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of notpmekts

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-19-2011 04:58:57 | More by notpmekts
Photo of Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.4%
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
Photo of HopStoopid120


4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-16-2011 22:29:04 | More by HopStoopid120
Photo of ROGUE16


4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-07-2011 22:31:02 | More by ROGUE16
Photo of fostachild

Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
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
Photo of danieelol


3/5  rDev -22.5%

11-28-2011 14:24:06 | More by danieelol
Photo of jenray


3/5  rDev -22.5%

11-28-2011 04:16:21 | More by jenray
Photo of Exiled


4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-27-2011 00:24:55 | More by Exiled
Photo of djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-24-2011 02:56:19 | More by djrn2
Photo of JAHMUR


4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-21-2011 18:16:36 | More by JAHMUR
Photo of shanekramer

New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-21-2011 00:45:19 | More by shanekramer
Photo of chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

11-20-2011 19:50:05 | More by chickenm
Photo of cpinto6


4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-18-2011 07:46:41 | More by cpinto6
Photo of Texasfan549


4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-17-2011 08:53:48 | More by Texasfan549
Photo of mikedrinksbeer2


4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
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
Photo of Ratman197


4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
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
Photo of zeff80


3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
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
Photo of rsdaugherty


4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
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
Photo of jamescain


3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
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
Photo of mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
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
Photo of dogfishandi

New York

3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2011 23:11:12 | More by dogfishandi
Photo of TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2011 00:18:36 | More by TheSevenDuffs
Photo of kojevergas


2.63/5  rDev -32%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

33cl brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a generic hefeweissbier glass in Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live.

A: Pours a four finger head of decent cream, pretty good thickness, and good retention. Colour is a semitransparent gold.

Sm: Slight floral bittering hops is all me broken nose picks up. All apologies, lads. The aroma is mild in strength.

T: Floral bittering hops are deep and flavourful, if simple. The balance disregards the final 20% of the body, but what is there is pleasant. It's nicely built, but lacks significant quality.

Mf: Smooth and wet, suiting the flavour slightly.

Dr: Very drinkable, but limited in quality. A high price for a mediocre beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2011 03:44:23 | More by kojevergas
Photo of OneDropSoup


3.08/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had this on tap at House of 1000 Beers in New Kensington, PA. I'll preface this by saying that it was listed as a Belgian IPA on their draft list, so some of my comments reflect that premise, but I stand by the scores I gave it.

Poured into a Leffe stem: Cloudy, orange-pink with just a ring of head & a thin dusting across the surface.

Very little aroma, but I get a small amount of grapefruit, passion fruit, melon - sort of dull, low acidity fruits.

Fruity characteristics carry through into the taste, with more grapefruit & something like Juicy Fruit. A bracing, pithy bitterness finishes up & lasts into the aftertaste. Again, sort of dull flavors, & then bitter. Pretty unremarkable.

Medium-full-bodied, firms with a good swish, a little heat.

Eh, nothing especially good or bad about it, just seems like everything was blunted. This may not have been the freshest by the time I got it. Given my preface, I think I was probably giving it the benefit of the doubt by reviewing it as a Belgian IPA - if I'd thought I was getting an American IPA & received this, I probably would've been a bit harsher.

Serving type: on-tap

09-25-2011 12:01:59 | More by OneDropSoup
Photo of peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

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

Bottle from Boney, thanks man!

Hazy deep orange/copper colour, 2 fingers white fluffy head, lots of sticky lace left on the glass. Smell is a complex mixture of citrus and pine, tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, floral hops, big hop profile, some malt in there to tie things together but nose defintley states that this is a hop bomb. Tatse is bitter and hoppy, orange, pineapple, grapefruit, pine, touches of honey sweetness, malty near the finish, grassy-citrus aftertaste. Quick medium carbonation, dry and resinous, medium body. Overall this is a solid IPA that hits the mark for things I like in an IPA, good stuff here.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2011 12:09:36 | More by peensteen
10 from Mikkeller ApS
87 out of 100 based on 212 ratings.