Tiger Baby: Open Windows Open Hills - Mikkeller ApS
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Reviews by chickenflea:
4.21/5 rDev +8.2%
Bottle purchase in Cedar Rapids. Pours a golden orange. Cloudy with a soft effervescence. Massive white foamy head that open up slowly. Excellent aroma. Citrusy hops. The mango and passionfruit come through a little although the hops are features. The fruit gives the aroma a clean dimension. Love it. The taste is mild by American Pale Ale standards. Somewhat like a hoppy session saison. Passionfruit mutes the malt. Finish is somewhat dry. Soft almost watery mouthfeel. This is not a problem unless you really want to bracket this beer with the pale ales. It seems to me more like a hybrid, and so I tend to be more forgiving. No hint of alcohol in taste or aroma although we are getting into higher values. So what's not to like about this beer? Not much, unless you were expecting something else.
03-16-2014 19:58:03 | More by chickenflea
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3.78/5 rDev -2.8%
Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA
Cloudy burnished orange and yellow with a small, eggshell colored head that eventually leaves regular lines of lace down the glass.
The aroma is quite pungent and certainly fruit-forward. It also happens to be the best aspect of this beer. The mango and passion fruit really do shine in an authentic, vibrant way, along with some sweeter citrus candy notes and some caramel and mild pine.
The flavor too is fruit forward with a moderate level of bitterness, candy sweetness, a touch of pine, and some very minor medicinal notes, though they are not distracting.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Certainly my favorite hop-forward beer I've had from Mikkeller--by a long shot.
06-01-2012 18:59:59 | More by ehammond1
3.85/5 rDev -1%
330ml bottle. A more appropriate 5% ABV on this batch. "Melancholic pop songs"? What, Danish hipsters? Gag.
This beer pours a mildly hazy golden amber hue, with two fingers of foamy, bubbly dirty white head, which still leaves some nice Swiss cheese lace around the glass as it rashly recedes.
It smells of fruity caramel malt - mushy pineapple, guava, under ripe mango, and some green leafy hops. The taste is more tropical fruitiness, the musty mango joined by some subtle blood orange and aged kiwi, all over a softly crackery, grainy, and weakly caramelized malt, with a waft of tamely bitter leafy, musty hops.
The carbonation is soft, but not inert, still going about its job gamely, the body a middling medium weight, with the pithy fruitiness take some wind out of the smoothness sails. It finishes off-dry, and all fruit, the malt wondering why its tail is still between its legs, and the seemingly out-sourced bittering hops continuing to earn their measly paycheck.
A decent APA, with a huge fruit uptick - if ya like the exotic-ish fruitiness, this should be right up your alley, even if it kind of overshadows anything else plying its trade here.
08-28-2012 06:09:07 | More by biboergosum
4.08/5 rDev +4.9%
Fresh 750 ml from Lakeview Liquors, Chicago. Very tasty ale that is understated orange citrus hoppy, with mango and passionfruit front and center, including the smell. Softer carbonation, something like a cask ale. Not like any beer, and not a juice. Very drinkable. No head, slightly orange.
05-29-2012 05:23:57 | More by Sammy
3.3/5 rDev -15.2%
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Classy label.
Appearance - Hazy orange. Big off white head. Great surface foam. Minimal lacing.
Smell - Great fruit aroma. More mango than passion fruit. Grainy backdrop.
Taste - Much less fruity. A bit of mango up front, but drops off to just grain after that. Mild bitterness. A hint of earthy hops.
Mouthfeel - Very grainy. Light tasting for 8%.
Overall - A disappointing transition from nose to taste. Its flavor is just dull
05-31-2013 22:43:41 | More by Alieniloquium
3.78/5 rDev -2.8%
Big thanks goes out to my doppelganger for sharing this one sitting by the pool in the recent 100+ °F weather! Served from bottle into a shaker. Poured a slightly hazy red-orange with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, passion fruit, spices, mango, fruit hop, and very subtle citrus. The flavor was of sweet malt, mango, passion fruit, and fruit hop. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. I really like how the fruit in this one played a major role. This made it quite refreshing for an extremely hot day out in the sun while not being too invasive on the palate while enjoying it. A well done brew by Mikkeller that I wouldn't mind having again someday.
07-02-2012 11:07:32 | More by thagr81us
3.25/5 rDev -16.5%
Pours dark amber with a fading head.
Nose shows heavy tropical fruit, but seemingly more from hops than actual fruit, with an accompanying grapefruit and pine character.
The fruit isn't evident as a flavour, focussing more on pine, grapefruit and some grainy malt.
Carbonation is too high.
09-25-2012 01:58:48 | More by CrazyDavros
3.6/5 rDev -7.5%
750 ml bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a hazy orange/amber color with about a half inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. Aroma is nice and fruity, the brew smells mostly like mango, along with some citrusy hops (tropical fruit, grapefruit), honey and sweet malt. It tastes like mango, citrusy and floral hops, and a bit of bready malt. There's also a lingering bitter finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a little creamy and has a good amount of carbonation. I think it's a solid brew overall. $11.99 a bottle.
03-24-2012 21:19:26 | More by bluejacket74
3.73/5 rDev -4.1%
Bottle: Poured a light hazy orangey color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of citrus and bitter hops is quite dominant with light malt presence. Taste is also dominated by light citrus notes with some bitter hops and malt backbone is semi-sweet with limited impact on the overall flavour profile. Body is full with limited filtration and good carbonation. Interesting but not sure if there was supposed to be some mango in this beer as my Danish isn’t that good but can’t say I tasted them if there was any.
02-02-2012 16:13:59 | More by Phyl21ca
3.84/5 rDev -1.3%
Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy coppery amber with a massive three finger white head continually refreshed by active carbonation. Fun to watch. Aroma of mixed tropical fruit, mostly mango and citrus hops. Flavor is mango, passionfruit, orange with light bready malt, finishes with grapefruit rind and light grassy hops. Light bodied, but nice active carbonation. An interesting experiment of taking the tropical fruit flavors from hops to the limit by using fruit juice. Very refreshing, but maybe a bit too much of a good thing with the added mango. I enjoyed this, but probably will not revisit.
12-02-2013 04:59:12 | More by LiquidAmber
4.03/5 rDev +3.6%
On-tap at Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn, NY
A: The beer is hazy yellowish amber in color and has a very slight amount of carbonation. It poured with a thin but dense off white head that eventually died down, leaving a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of mango in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has flavors of mango and citrus along with a light amount of carbonation.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very tasty for the style as it is packed with lots of hop flavors. It seems like you are almost drinking an IPA, except that it lacks the hop bitterness.
08-20-2012 00:09:38 | More by metter98
4.18/5 rDev +7.5%
750 ml bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. 8941211 printed on the bottle cap. I found this Mikkeller oddity at the local beer store. Intriguing bottle art, with what appears to be the Death's Head moth on the label, named after a band and album that I'm not familiar with. Expectations are moderately high.
Poured into an over-sized wine glass.
A - Pours a nice thin bright burnt orange colored body with about three fingers of fluffy soapy khaki foam for a head. Very nice head retention for such a high abv beer. A bit lighter in color than you would expect from an 8.00% abv IPA, but it looks pretty nice. Hardly any lacing, but some thin strands.
S - Smell is of grapefruit, pine, citrus, some old musty herbal hop presence, some peppery rye, with just a slight bit of grain / bready malt in there.
T - Tart lemon zest, sour green apples, grapefruit, pine, pineapple, orange rind; mildly tropical tasting in the end.. A very nice hop profile going on here. I am really enjoying this one. Mild earthiness, faint rye, and a mild dose of that classic Mikkeller yeast presence that I've come to know and love. The citric lemon / lime juices become even more pronounced as the beer sits, lovely.
M - Feel is crisp and citric, with mild fruity hop bitterness lingering on the palate. Semi-tart and dry. Medium bodied with ideal carbonation.
Overall, another very nice IPA from Mikkeller. I have come to really enjoy his hoppy offerings, and this beer is no exception. Recommended for sure, I would love to see Mikkeller expand packaging to six packs of something, and this would be an ideal candidate, in my opinion.
Mikkeller Open Windows Open Hills Tiger Baby ---4/5.
11-12-2013 01:26:01 | More by mfnmbvp
Tiger Baby: Open Windows Open Hills from Mikkeller ApS
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