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19 - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
89
very good

152 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 13.85%


Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A blend of those single hop IPAs:

Simcoe 17,14%, Citra 15,72%, Amarillo 14,29%, Sorachi Ace 10,71%, Bravo 6,79%, Columbus 6,79%, Cluster 4,64%, Warrior 4,64%, Cascade 3,57%, Centennial 3,57%, Palisade 2,86%, Challenger 1,43%, Galena 1,43%, Magnum 1,43%, Mt Hood 1,43%, Tettnanger 1,43%, Nugget 0,71%, Super Galena 0,71%, Williamette 0,71%.

(Beer added by: bark on 09-28-2011)
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RockAZ

Arizona

4.53/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

That is a lot of hops, curious what the overall IBU is because it is not harsh at all. All the hop flavors in the world are in there, pick out your favorite descriptions of hops and they apply. Barring the price, this is a pleasantly complicated IPA that I would drink all the time.

I don't know how to interpret the bottle date, just some numbers and dots, so maybe it is not date coded. And so I apologize for not having a lot more to say about this marvelous beer other than if you get a chance to try it, any hophead would at least appreciate what they were trying to do here. I mean every variation of hop flavor is actually in this beer, what hits your taste buds?

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 17:14:03 | More by RockAZ
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a clean orange-ish color with an off white head. In the aroma, orange citrus and grapefruit citrus rinds. In the taste, a mild citrus that starts off dry to a grapefruity rind. A hop bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a semi dry citrus rind in the aftertaste. Big nose and big hops, quite fantastic.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2012 15:50:33 | More by OWSLEY069
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oberon

North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Sessions in Greensboro.Poured into an imperial nonic a deep hazed burnt orange with a well defined one finger white crown,I loved the intense orange color of the beer.A mix of deep pine resin,grass,and grapferuit rind in the nose,the aromas didnt jump at ya but they were appetizing.Awesome hop complexity on the palate,resiny and citric with mild onion-like flavors as well,a sweet biscuit malt base actually holds up well to the big hops.A real nice complex ipa,most of the different hop flavors came thru from each hop making it very unique,I loved it.

Serving type: on-tap

02-18-2012 14:32:59 | More by oberon
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I remember, as a child, when I first discovered cereals like Fruit Loops and Fruity Pebbles. An adolescent epiphany occurred as I found this melange of all fruit flavors alive and well with each spoonful. The same thing happens with each sip of this beer, except in all grown up form.

Pouring with the look of liquid rust, the brownish, redish, hazy beer hardly impresses with its color, but its foam character more than makes up for it. Firm eggshell white foam caps the beer with stubborn staying power and lacing with elegant rings of foam with each sip taken.

The beer is so hop-forward that I hardly want to discuss the malt components. But the beer is firmly malted- more so than with most IPAs, but it's needed to support the immense hop onslaught. The nose of caramel and bread give a slight starchy aroma that stands firm and allows the hop aroma to bounce from. But then the waves after waves of hop aromas churn through notes of citrus, tropical fruit, wet herbs, grass, lemon, pepper, wood, damp earth, pine, and straw. If I didn't know better I can almost smell the sticky resin power of this beer.

Flavors of all those hops rise simultaneously and nearly confuse the palate with its power and intensity. But after the taste buds become acclimated to the flavors, there's a discernible malt base of caramel and cake that reminds me of gingersnaps and carrot cake. But that hearty malt taste is necessary to keep the hops corralled and organized such that the waves of lupulin align in an elegant procession of taste. All those aromas come alive in taste but focus heavily on citrusy grapefruit first, but each subsequent sip delivers other tastes of mangoes, pineapple, apricot, lemongrass, lemon pepper, sassafras, dried oranges, pine sap, gin, tea-like herbs, freshly cut grass, and cannabis. There's a lot going on in the hop profile of this beer!

Firm maltiness retains its creamy carbonated effect very deep into the mouthfeel in order to constrain the resiny bite of hops. But the finish of hop dryness, minty alcohol warmth, and eventual malt recession gives the beer a quick finish with sticky hop resin in aftertaste.

I appreciate the blend and proportions of hop-forward ales that comprise this beer as it is masterfully crafted. However, when everything stands out then nothing stands out. 19 suffers from this phenomenon and causes nearly as much confusion as it does delight. But this shouldn't pose too much of a problem for the dedicated hop heads out there.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2012 16:50:04 | More by BEERchitect
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rarbring

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A hazy dark amber brew with red hues, an off-white haigh compact head with very good lacing and curtains.

Very hoppy, but balanced smell, grape-fruit, pine, resin and grass.

Starting with bread, toffee, grape-fruit juice and peel, resin.

Medium carbonation, soft and oily, a huge body, a very long dry finish.

A well balanced hop bomb.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2012 20:12:13 | More by rarbring
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sjverla

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nose: Light and citrusy. Gentle caramel malts. Grass clippings, a hint of pepper and clove.

Appearance: First, the bottle is gorgeous. Not part of the rating, but it's beautiful. Reminds me of an Eric Carle illustration. The beer itself is eye candy too. Nice copper color and good clarity. Enormous head that laces well.

Taste: Bitter and complex. Dark green dankness is balanced by light lemon and hints of vanilla. Carbonation is prominent, but not overpowering. The finish is very bitter and long lasting.

Overall: An excellent beer, but at $5 a bottle, not something I'd buy again. This would definitely be a staple if it came at around $12 for 6.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 00:53:38 | More by sjverla
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VncentLIFE

North Carolina

4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured at Carrboro Bev Co.

Pours cloudy, muddy, murky orange with a decent white head.

Smell is so overly complex. The 19 hops impart so many fruits and pine. Grapefruit, pine needles, pine cones, and lemon zest. I will say that its not juicy fruits like I get from Hopslam, but more of a dried hop feel.

The taste is much the same. Dried hop leaves and the same flavors from the nose. Very complex hop profile, but thats to be expected when you use 19 different hops.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 03:53:22 | More by VncentLIFE
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Good Spirit Co, Glasgow (330ml, £4):
Orange amber with a two fingers tall, bubbly head that is a slightly off-white colour and holds very well and leaves a great lacing too.

A balanced citrus and grapefruit aroma with light pine hops and floral notes. There is a light grassy hops aroma along with some tropical fruits and caramel.

Floral and pine hops with a light amount of bitterness, some good citrus and tropical fruit flavours such as peach, grapefruit and some passion fruit. Again a very nice blend that goes down great.

Smooth with a light citrus tang and a touch of bitterness, there is light medium carbonation and a mild bitter mouthfeel to this one. The beer is quite refreshing and goes down great with good balance.

An excellent and perfectly balanced beer with all the flavours working well together and complimenting each other perfectly. A very refreshing with a nice, fruity and light bitter taste that goes down incredibly easily.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2013 09:05:48 | More by flyingpig
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ngeunit1

California

4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Slightly hazy copper-orange with a finger of frothy off white head. Fades normal.

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

T - Grapefruit, tropical, citrus, pine, grassy, floral, and lightly spicy hops, some lightly resiny bitterness, sweet caramel and bready malts.

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

D - Nice hoppy IPA. Great complex hop profile with nice bitterness throughout.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 05:43:47 | More by ngeunit1
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

you've just got to hand it to mikkeller for going above and beyond on so many of their beers. not only in terms of creativity, but also execution, and this one is just exceptional. its a blend of all or most of the single hop series in different proportions, and the end result is magic. hazy light amber pour with two inches of lasting foam. the nose is super complex, all the oily bitterness of the different singles, but with a certain fruity vibe from all of them in combination. the flavor also has a lot happening, I can pick out the centennial for sure, and some citrusy notes from some of the others. the yeast that's been such a contributor to this series is also here again, dutifully performing its usual task. really bitter aftertaste, more so than any of the others that I can remember. crazy carbonation, really powerful, and the same fuller medium body that has typified this series. being a big mikkeller fan, and a lover of the single hop series, this beer has been a holy grail for me, one of my most wanted to try beers out there, and thanks to a close friend traveling through the Midwest, I was able to acquire one. not sure how fresh it was, not sure what he paid for it, but I have no complaints. this is special stuff. sort of a fitting exclamation mark on the whole single hop series, of which I still need to source a few more...

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2013 18:48:20 | More by StonedTrippin
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kiddynamite920

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Definitely one of the most beautiful IPA colors I've seen. Up there with Maharaja as far as glowing copper. Nice white head that settles slowly. Just a stunning IPA.

S: Huge hop hit, musty and citrusy. Grassy, piney, peppery. This really has it all. Crazy to think there is 19 hops in this. They all show up somehow.

T: Perfect balance, not overly bitter somehow. Definitely more bitter than 1000 IBU's. A touch of sweet malt followed by pungent, bitter hops. Nothing overly citrusy on the palate, more of a piney hop character.

M: Is this the first Mikkeller beer that actually is to style!? Creamy mouthfeel, hops are dead on for an American IPA. Reminiscent of 90 minute to me. Hop forward IPA done well.

O: Definitely impressive, absolutely delicious. Beautiful from the pour to the last sip.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 20:56:11 | More by kiddynamite920
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 fl oz bottle, although the label has neglected to specify. No bottling information present, except for the list of 19 different hops used to brew this beer. The cap says 9081211. I haven't tried any of the Mikkeller single hop series beers, so I guess to start with the entire amalgamation is as good a place as any.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours three fingers of luscious beige colored head with excellent retention, on top of a dark orange ruby colored body. Thick rings of lacing on the way down.

S - Hard to get much behind this giant lingering head, but what I do smell is very light citrus grapefruit hops, and a bready biscuit / caramelized malt scent. Does not smell like the hop bomb you would imagine.

T - Surprisingly smooth and subtle, with a lot of little complexities to it. Biscuity and malty, yeasty and bretty tasting even. There are a few hops on this list that I've never even heard of before. Nothing is over-done. This beer is not extremely bitter or spicy. Tastes very well balanced, which must be a feat considering the 19 different hop varieties used.

M - Feel is of hop resins. Sticky green apple skin sweetness lingers.

Overall, it is light to medium bodied, easy on the carbonation, and highly palatable / drinkable at a decent 6.80% abv, you could down several of these easily and be feeling pretty good. If Mikkeller ever did consider doing a year round 6 pack style beer, *this* is the one it should be, in my opinion. In all, I think they nailed this creation pretty well. If it wasn't so damn expensive I would definitely considering buying more. Lots more.

Mikkeller 19 ---4.5/5

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 00:26:39 | More by mfnmbvp
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KFBR392

Illinois

4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: A burnt orange color. Murky sediment in this beer which did not settle quickly. About two fingers worth of foam on the pout which settled to about a half of finger while drinking.

Smell: A floral piney aroma. The hops are there but do not jump out at the drinker. An overall very rounded pleasant smell.

Taste: The subtle tones of hops pine, and citrus really mix well together. Nothing dominates this beer, but nothing jumps out in an elite way. A light sticky aftertaste is excellent that does not scorch the palette.

Mouthfeel: Bright. The hops can be felt here as they tingle on the palette.

Overall: A really good IPA here. This beer feels like a warm spring afternoon. I could drink this IPA all day, a very easy drinker. I've been mixed on Mikkeller in the past but I really think this nomad brewery is doing some very good things.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 04:00:15 | More by KFBR392
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

I was decently wowed by 10, so 19 ought to be even more better, right? Yeah, I went there. This stuff pours a clear rusty amber topped by a strong finger of lightly creamed white foam. The nose comprises lemon zest, sharp pine, light balsa, light leek, sweet caramel, light grapefruit zest, and orange peel. The taste brings in more of the same, though the lemon and orange peels come through stronger than the other factors. Some spicy greens dance into the picture as well, adding yet another layer of hoppy complexity to the already busy tapestry. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a pretty dry finish. Overall, a very nice IPA. Only Mikkel could launch into such an endeavor and actually succeed... Props.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 04:58:15 | More by TMoney2591
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danieelol

Australia

4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served prominently chilled.

Pours slightly light amber with great head/lacing.

Aroma and taste is hard to isolate- jumble of great hop/malt flavours including candied, pine, plastic, tropical, grape, earthy, peachy, fruity, waxy, honey, lemon. Every sniff/sip yields a new spin.

Malt flavour provides a dusty, slightly sour impression of dry sweetness (in that you get flavours you associate with sweetness but the palate itself is rather dry).

Mouthfeel is crisp and actually very thick and creamy.

Really hard to fault this effort, very solid stuff.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2012 07:12:00 | More by danieelol
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appears a hazy dark orange with a small off white head that quickly fades into a mild cap. Scattered streaks of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of intense hops, grass, flowers, citrus, pine, cut wood, biscuit malts, and caramel.
Taste is of the aromas with a slick syrupy flavor. Lots if hoppiness abound. Nice beer.
Mouthfeel is gritty, medium bodied, warming, and pleasant.

Serving type: on-tap

02-15-2012 22:52:32 | More by weeare138
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Bierguy5

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Pizza Paradiso. Hazy orange color with a sturdy white head. Good retention, and the lace left on the glass is quite impressive.

Big, juicy hop aroma in the nose. Lots of citrus, tropical fruits and some pine. Oranges and grapefruit abound. A bit herbal as well. Caramel malt takes a back seat here for sure.

Solid malt character holds up well with a great combination of hops. Pretty much all different hop flavors are present, citrus, tropical fruit, earth, herbal, pine, you name it. Despite the combo, nothing gets overwhelming, and the bitterness is held in check enough to avoid being just a hop bomb.

Medium body, with ample carbonation. I am impressed that not only is the malt bill strong enough to stand up to the combination of hops, it avoids being overly bitter. Very well done. Easier to drink than I thought is would be. Easily my favorite Mikkeller beer.

Serving type: on-tap

03-19-2012 02:46:22 | More by Bierguy5
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CrazyDavros

Australia

4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours amber with a small head.
Nose shows lots of fruity hops, with peach, passionfruit and grapefruit alongside some pine. Underneath is sweet clean malt.
Flavours include some of the same fruit, but mainly focus on grapefruit, pine and resinous hops. Some sweet malt underneath balances out the aggressive but pleasing bitterness.

Serving type: on-tap

10-16-2012 01:04:17 | More by CrazyDavros
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johnmichaelsen

Oregon

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As a brewery, Mikkeller must love knuckleheads like myself. I keep on saying I won't continue to buy their largely overpriced, fair at best products, but here I am again....

On tap at Max's today....

The beer pours an orange amber color with pretty good head retention and lacing. On the nose, I get a considerable amount of tropical fruit, with some light underlying orange citrus as well. The flavor profile replicates the nose, with the orange citrus really taking front and center in this beer. There's still a considerable amount of tropical fruit as well, but there's enough hoppy bitterness to counter the sweetness in this beer. The finish is pretty good, with some drying hoppy bitterness, some cardboard flavor, and light alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium bodied at most, with a somewhat thin, fairly dry, bitter finish.

Shrug.... would call this one of the better IPA efforts from Mikkeller, but considering what's available domestically, it's absurd to pay the price necessary to enjoy this beer. This is a decent beer, but given the price tag, there's no way I'll do this again.

Serving type: on-tap

02-10-2012 23:22:24 | More by johnmichaelsen
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Capone's, Norristown, PA

Poured a cloudy amber color with a compact white head; moderate retention and lacing. All kinds of aromatic hops in the nose (well yeah, look at that hoppage profile), with good doses of citrus and tropical fruit. More hops in the taste up front, orange and grapefruit zest, pithy dryness, pineapple and pine needles; dry herbal finish. Medium mouthfeel, crisp and very nice overall.

Serving type: on-tap

02-14-2012 08:33:19 | More by Rifugium
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured out as a slightly hazy looking golden color with a white head on top. The smell of the beer is citrusy and very lively. Smelled very fresh to me. The taste of the beer has a pretty good malt base with a lovely bouquet of hoppy bitterness. Earthy to citrusy pine flavors linger from start to finish. The mouthfeel of the beer is medium bodied and has a good carbonation to it. Overall this beer was pretty solid all around, I even enjoyed it warm after i forgot I left it out for a while in the glass. I would drink this one again.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2012 03:27:41 | More by Knapp85
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kylehay2004

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: single finger head with nice retention on a slightly hazy amber with golden hues body.

S: floral, orange citrus, musty (almost mustardy) and mild pine hop notes. milder on the nose than I was hoping.

T: Interesting flavor transitions with this one. starts musty with earthy and herbal notes then moves to citrus notes briefly before finishing with pine and floral hops.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: Very interesting concept created a very dynamic flavor.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 02:39:21 | More by kylehay2004
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nickfl

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with one and a half fingers of off-white foam on top of a clear, copper colored body. The head settles at a moderate pace and leaves excellent lace.

S - A hoppy aroma with floral notes, sweaty hops, and some pine as well as bready malt in the background.

T - Bread and caramel up front with sweet, citrus hop charcter and a touch of pine. Some more fruity hop character in the middle. Finishes with a little bit of mango and peppery hop character as well as moderate bitterness and a grassy note that lingers in the finish.

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

D - Like all of the beers that went into this blend it is hoppy and well crafted, but I don't know that it quite manages to live up to expectations. The hop character is complex, but not overly assertive and it seems like it has faded a little bit from the peak of its potential. Still it is a unique product and it has what has to be the most complex blend of hops of any beer I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 02:42:09 | More by nickfl
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to my brother for sharing this beer.

The beer pours a slightly hazy orange color with a large white head. The aroma is peaches and oranges, with a hint of pine and some biscuit malt. The flavor is very similar, with some bitter orange notes standing out. There is also some biscuit malt, and a touch of pine, but the bitterness level is still about medium. The mouthfeel and medium and the carbonation is about medium as well.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2012 02:27:58 | More by Mora2000
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TallSaint

New York

3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

April 16th, 2013.

It pours a rusty orange with two fingers of white head.

The nose is an interesting mix of sweet biscuity malt and flowery hops with a touch of grass and citrus.

On the palate it's citrus-y, flowery, and a bit piney upfront. In the mid-palate the hops fly around and its hard to place a finger on any one flavor; pine, hop resins, grass, citrus, lychees and spice are some of the hop flavors that are present. There's a lot going on but it's so well directed. It's sort of predictable upfront with citrus, pine and some floral elements but then a huge mix of hop flavors come in behind. It finishes bitter (but not overly so) with a sweet malt presence and spicy yeast.

The mouthfeel is medium with a healthy carbonation.

Overall this is an interesting IPA. A great effort by Mikkel; the blend of the single hopped IPAs is excellent and it makes for a truly unique brew. Definitely worth the price of admission and if you can find it buy it!

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2013 23:37:41 | More by TallSaint
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