Hoppy Lovin' Christmas - Mikkeller ApS
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3.1/5 rDev -21.5%
750ml brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a conical Guinness pint glass in me gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average given the brewery
Served straight from the refrigerator. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.
A: Pours a beige colour head of slight cream, okay thickness, and decent retention. Body colour is a transparent pale copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.
Sm: Good. Hoppy with floral character. Nectary. Citrus injection. An above average strength aroma.
T: Floral hop notes, nectary hops, some orange citrus notes. A bit simple for the style, but balanced and enjoyable. Pale malts.
Mf: Smooth and wet. Complements the flavour well. Good carbonation and palate presence.
Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable. Hides its ABV well. I wouldn't get it again, but it's a tasty refreshing flavorful IPA.
12-24-2012 02:37:03 | More by kojevergas
3.3/5 rDev -16.5%
Yep! Did it again. Out of a bottle at tha joint - The Playground in Downtown Santa Ana, CA.
Yeah, so the Great Dane done brewed him some spruce juice. N yeah, Raul had some. I get it; a lil different, a lil crazy, a lil good. But that makes Raul think; yeah, it's aite. Yeah, it's defi different. But overall, it don't make Raul want to come back.
Glad Raul tried it, but peace!
11-30-2012 07:13:34 | More by RaulMondesi
3.33/5 rDev -15.7%
An off-white billowy head fills up the tulip quickly; jumping beyond the rim with a flurry of bubble activity. After a slow fade a significant lacing is all that is left atop the this pale orange brew.
Has a striking herbal and citrus hoppiness to the nose. Tastes malty and grainy with the bitterness enveloping afterward. A little gummy sweetness at the bottom and some light fruits at the end. Aroma and flavor profile is quite nondescript.
Medium bodied with little to no discernible alcohol heat. Goes down way smooth for a DIPA.
Nothing to get worked up about here either way, and sometimes playing it safe is the best approach.
12-13-2012 00:49:50 | More by stephens101
3.38/5 rDev -14.4%
A - Pours a clear, medium orange color with moderate carbonation and a dense one fingered frothy head.
S - Aroma is weak - light oranges, caramel, and floral.
T - Light caramel and pine with some light orange tang at the very end with mild pine bitterness, overall well balanced.
M - Medium body with mild carbonation and a smooth finish.
O - Meh. Mikkeller continues to disappoint, especially for the price point.
12-31-2012 02:06:35 | More by jzeilinger
3.53/5 rDev -10.6%
Appearance: Hazy golden straw color. Pours 3 fingers of thick off-white head that fades very slowly.
Smell: pine resin, grapefruit, hoppy, peppery.
Taste: pine resin, grapefruit, hoppy, bready.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, good carbonation, creamy.
Overall: A tasty IPA. One of the better non-CA IPA's I've had. Very drinkable.
01-09-2012 19:05:40 | More by phichifiji00
Hoppy Lovin' Christmas from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.