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10 - Mikkeller ApS

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very good

226 Ratings
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Ratings: 226
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 05-21-2010

Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij.
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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.

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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.

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4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

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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.

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10 from Mikkeller ApS
87 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.