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Hoppy Lovin' Christmas - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
88
very good

162 Ratings
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Ratings: 162
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Denmark

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ADZA on 11-29-2011)
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Jah_Json

Sweden

2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

02-11-2014 12:08:02 | More by Jah_Json
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

11-28-2012 06:50:35 | More by schnarr84
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jgammoniv

Maine

3/5  rDev -24.1%

02-27-2014 14:21:04 | More by jgammoniv
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BigJamoke

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -24.1%

12-19-2013 22:36:48 | More by BigJamoke
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -24.1%

03-12-2013 14:18:52 | More by jenray
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.1%

01-27-2014 19:33:23 | More by dfhhead25
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kojevergas

Texas

3.1/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Low C+

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 02:37:03 | More by kojevergas
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Kreko7

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

11-05-2013 03:53:00 | More by Kreko7
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bennetj17

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

12-22-2013 05:38:13 | More by bennetj17
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jimmygord

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

12-31-2013 15:05:33 | More by jimmygord
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RaulMondesi

California

3.3/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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!

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2012 07:13:34 | More by RaulMondesi
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stephens101

Oklahoma

3.33/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2012 00:49:50 | More by stephens101
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 02:06:35 | More by jzeilinger
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fivetime

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

01-21-2013 19:50:38 | More by fivetime
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AleApostle

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

10-24-2012 15:32:54 | More by AleApostle
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Tittles

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

01-15-2013 02:51:27 | More by Tittles
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whitenads

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

05-05-2014 16:49:26 | More by whitenads
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Hoptoudrop

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

08-08-2013 03:05:32 | More by Hoptoudrop
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bark

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

11-24-2012 23:22:56 | More by bark
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

05-27-2013 19:36:07 | More by Kmat10
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

12-16-2013 07:00:13 | More by zestar
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beersis81

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

12-24-2011 04:45:47 | More by beersis81
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fantasyroach

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

01-04-2012 17:47:16 | More by fantasyroach
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Unchi

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

01-05-2014 07:02:15 | More by Unchi
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phichifiji00

California

3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2012 19:05:40 | More by phichifiji00
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Hoppy Lovin' Christmas from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.