Hoppy Lovin' Christmas - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
88
very good

186 Ratings
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Ratings: 186
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 6
Gots: 14 | 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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Photo of ConradKenney
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerinabottle
4.96/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

Photo of Kevin72
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IPAchris
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of virinow
3.43/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of barczar
4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Resiny, lightly citrusy and piney hops and deeply nutty, sweet caramel malt in the aroma. Maltier than expected. Flavor is very sweet and toffee-centric, with resiny and modestly citrusy notes. The carbonation is a bit high. Lightens up the heaviness of the malt dominance. I like it, but it's more malt forward than expected.

Photo of tykechandler
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBorsato
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Beervana
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Modernrickk
3.54/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Run of the mill IPA .. Can't find anything that stands out.. Besides the price . 15 dollars plus for a 750ml ... Not a good decision IMO . I would never get this again..

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of cjgator3
2.2/5  rDev -44.2%

Photo of Cpastor1119
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%

Photo of lillitnn92
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of gaborcsupity
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Synapstic
4/5  rDev +1.5%

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.

Photo of embass
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Hellpop65
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of Sphinks
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%

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.

Photo of leitmotif
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Zachtheporter
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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Hoppy Lovin' Christmas from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.