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Invasion IPA - Mikkeller ApS

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Invasion IPAInvasion IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Batches have been brewed at both Drake's in CA and Mercury in MA.

(Beer added by: bark on 09-28-2011)
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

jaydoc, Sep 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

FadetoBock, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of assman79
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

assman79, Aug 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

clay23, Jul 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

EastBay_Nick, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of jealmanzar
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

jealmanzar, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of Greywulfken
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: into a tulip, perfect amber body, few fingers of off-white head left messy sheets of lace

S: lots of bold hops, floral and herbal over the sweet pale malts - suggestions of dry fields and tart yeasts amid the bright hops and fresh malts

T: malt body was a bitter/butterscotchy sweet, some caramel, maybe even peachiness; lots of bittering and toasty hops, seemed like a pretty good mix of citric and pine suggestions, as well as having an earthy, almost dank character

M: has a slight chew to it, nicely bittering and drying, medium-light body but initially full on the tongue, crisp and effervescent

O: an IPA I would have never bought if not for the Invasion Farmhouse IPA I loved (from Mikkeller). Outstanding IPA with a slight musky edge. Fans of the style, Belgian and American versions, should definitely give it a try.

Greywulfken, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of schnarr84
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

schnarr84, May 19, 2013
Photo of vfgccp
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Light haze. Nice, deep peach orange-brown. Fine white head settles low but has great retention once it gets there.

S - Sweet honey, thick malt, tangerine, white raisins, earthy wood, bitter florals.

T - Great woody hop flavor with a solid bitter backbone. Honey, mellon, and sweet tangerine keep things in balance. Bitters linger through a long, malty-sweet finish.

M - Sharp bitters cut through a thick and creamy mouthfeel.

O - Exceptionally bitter-forward flavor profile, even for the style.

vfgccp, Apr 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

spycow, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of GiantCogs
3.56/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not bad at all. More malt coming through then most of the IPA I usually prefer, but I welcome change

A: Copper color, with a little head.

S: Not much to report here. The right smells were there.

T: Bitterness, hops, malt. Again, more malt then I normally expect. More yeast too, but I've come to expect that from European IPAs. Caramel, sweet bread, dried fruit type of flavors.

M: I would of liked it to have had cleaner feel. Thicker then most ales, but not syrupy /sticky like a doppelbocks.

O: My second brew from Mikkeller. I liked it. Will not buy this particular ale again, but will definitely continue to try more from the brewer.

If this beer was a metal band it would be Frightmare. Classic in style, but just enough unique. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PXQA77tEt8

GiantCogs, Apr 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

AdamP, Mar 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

chippo33, Mar 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

Phillyz, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of whatname
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

whatname, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of wordemupg
3.66/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle poured into tulip 26/1/13

A glowing a dark amber with little clarity but I can see a few streams of bubbles going up the side, just a finger of tan foam that sits around for a few sips leaving a couple random patches of lace

S floral hops with some mango and lime, some pine hiding in there, a little yeast, toffee and biscuit and a little Flintstones chewable vitamins

T more rind and pine in the mouth with the same strange yeast profile I could smell, I know that yeast but can't place it, much like the smell but a little faded

M medium bodied, nice bitter bite, slightly creamy feel with a lingering rind finish

O decent brew but I think its a little faded, the caramel malts coming out but still tasty

no freshness date but I'm guessing I may have gotten to this one a little late, its still good but I'm guessing it was much better fresh

wordemupg, Jan 26, 2013
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4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. Fades normal.

S - Grapefruit, orange, citrus, pine, grassy hops, sweet caramel and light biscuit malts.

T - Grapefruit, orange, citrus, pine, grassy hops, good resiny bitterness, sweet caramel and biscuit malts.

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

D - Great hoppy IPA. Nice hop profile and bitterness throughout.

ngeunit1, Jan 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Charlie_Hoss, Jan 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

esullivan880, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of Immortale25
4.59/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter

A- Pours a somewhat hazy medium amber with a 1/4 inch off-white head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and light wisps of surface foam. Thin streaks of semi-resilient lacing.

S- Pungent hop aroma bears some citrus notes but is mainly composed of wet grass. Some alcohol fume plus a mild astringency. Dank, fresh.

T- Flavor is much more subdued than the aroma bringing lovely notes of pine and grapefruit. Bitterness is assertive but held in check well by the malt which is lightly toasted. So smooth without skimping on flavor. Excellent hop burps. Bitterness is lingering but enjoyable.

M- Oily yet sharp with medium carbonation and medium-full body for the style.

O- Another bull's eye for the gypsy Brewer.

Immortale25, Dec 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

Travcofarms, Dec 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

sendbeer, Dec 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

Vivs85, Dec 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

FrancisT, Nov 23, 2012
Invasion IPA from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.