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Hoppy Lovin' Christmas - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
88
very good

207 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 207
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 6
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ADZA on 11-29-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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4.96/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Excellent IPA . 330 ml bottle Ireland Christmas Eve 2014. 7.8 % abv

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of matias-
4.51/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Rickythejeweler
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Took a shot in the dark on this. I hadn't heard of it before. I bought it in Carry Out Off Licence, Carlow, Ireland. Expensive here, but most beers are! 4.55€

Smooth and balanced mouthfeel, just right. A decent amount of citrus hop bitterness balanced well with the plum sweetess. Almost tastes like homemade lemonade, only tons better! Aftertaste is sweet plum with a subtle and balanced bitterness.

The packaging, although fun and Christmassy, is not to my taste, but for me it's all about the beer, which is fantastic.

Photo of Brianofthemarsh
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of rdickey
4.47/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a deep, slightly cloudy gold into my Unibroue tulip. A nice fluffy white head dissipates slowly, leaving great lacing.

Smell: The nose is big, classic Pacific Northwest hops all the way – a perfect balance of pine and grapefruit.

Taste: Wow; I continue to be amazed by his beers. The hops from the nose continue, but they’re not overly bitter and in almost perfect balance with a strong yet unobtrusive malt backbone. As it warms up, the advertised ginger sneaks in towards the end, adding a spicy twist.

Mouthfeel: It’s a medium-bodied beer, but the best word to describe it in the mouth is “clean”. The finish is just about perfect.

Drinkability: Extremely high; it is a damn shame that there will be such a limited supply in the U.S.

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4.45/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Solid gold body crowned with a thick, rocky, creamy white head; lots of sticky lacing on the glass. Finely balanced malt and hop aroma; caramel, biscuit; sourdough toast, honey; lemon. Smooth caramel and soft, roasted malt flavors with a great hop bitterness from the middle to finish. Smooth, creamy texture; medium-body; semi-dry finish.

A well-rounded, very fine IIPA. Malt and hops work well together and keep the alcohol presence well-hidden in the background.

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4.45/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750 mL capped bottle, smooth with hints of ginger and pine needles

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Hoppy Lovin' Christmas from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.