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Hoppy Lovin' Christmas - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
89
very good

175 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 175
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ADZA on 11-29-2011)
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

olradetbalder, Tuesday at 02:11 PM
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2.2/5  rDev -44.2%

cjgator3, Tuesday at 05:06 AM
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4.3/5  rDev +9.1%

Cpastor1119, Monday at 12:47 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

lillitnn92, Nov 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

oriolesfan4, Nov 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

gaborcsupity, Nov 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Synapstic, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of clayrock81
4.01/5  rDev +1.8%

Poured a orange body with large head and lace ring that sticks around.
The hoppy aroma is citrusy and strong but the pine needles seem to take over as it is mostly piney aroma with touches of sweet malts in there as well.
Smooth, easy drinking beer that is a mostly piney, citric hop beer (not bomb - doesn't overpower you) that has some ginger sweetness and spiciness to it.
The beer is well balanced and a quality IPA, and to me the ginger and pine needles give it a little something extra that make it stand out amongst other great IPAs.
I am sure some will find the spices off-putting, not interesting, but to each his or her own.

clayrock81, Nov 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

embass, Nov 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

Hellpop65, Nov 09, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +7.6%

Sphinks, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of Kenobi00
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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.

Kenobi00, Sep 16, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +5.3%

leitmotif, Sep 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Zachtheporter, Jun 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

whitenads, May 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Rikdikulous, Apr 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

leftoverburrito, Apr 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

HoldenDurden, Apr 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

vermilcj, Mar 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

afsdan, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. A foamy lattice of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, floral, and slight pine aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, floral, and grape candy flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice mix of citrus and floral hop qualities.

UCLABrewN84, Mar 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

chucknasty, Feb 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

jgammoniv, Feb 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Poupae, Feb 12, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

Jah_Json, Feb 11, 2014
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Hoppy Lovin' Christmas from Mikkeller ApS
89 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.