Tiger Baby: Open Windows Open Hills - Mikkeller ApS
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4.88/5 rDev +25.4%
Wow, an amazing pale ale brewed with unusual fruit! Poured at a good temperature with a colossal, cream-colored, foamy, frothy, thick head that slowly settles and some lace. Color is a not quite clear, dark amber with loads of bubble trails. Aroma is a very fragrant hop, fruit, grass, malt, caramel. Flavor's like nose, carbonic tang and passion fruit up front, with hop, mango, some sweet and bitter after. Body is great; ditto carbonation. Finish is like flavor, fairly long, great burps, and I sure wish I had more than this one bottle. Superior pale ale!
07-14-2012 22:49:42 | More by drpimento
4.83/5 rDev +24.2%
Pours a hazy orange-ish color with a light tan head. In the aroma, citrus notes of island fruit. In the taste, sweet to dry fruitiness and citrus, especially mango. A small fruit bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small citrus fruit skin in the aftertaste. Big fruity presence, almost chardonnay like, quite superb!
06-11-2012 18:44:53 | More by OWSLEY069
4.73/5 rDev +21.6%
Saw this listed as Tiger Baby. Had no idea about the extended title.
This pours a light pale orange-yellow in color with great foaming. It has a simply amazing aroma, followed by an incredibly vibrant flavor. I pick up a lot of citrusy and tropical fruit on the nose, with passionfruit, guava and mango being the most distinct. The flavor is lightly bitter with this great tropical fruit flavor and finish. Hoppy enough to satisfy my IPA-itch, while floral and fragrant enough that I’d share it with those friends who could care less for any IBUS. Fantastic.
02-28-2013 07:12:49 | More by elNopalero
4.7/5 rDev +20.8%
Source/Serving: 22oz bottle
S: Intense, mesmerizing guava, pineappple, lime and grapefruit that is well integrated with a hefty dose of caramel malt. Fruit flavors are very refined, multi-dimensional, and not out of balance. Hints of mango and the fruit character has serious depth with pleasant notes of pit as well as fruit skin. Herbal hop character is well represented and works well.
T: Fairly heavy maltiness hits hard at first, but is just slightly sweet. Has a nice, nuanced red fruit/toffee malt character that stays subtle and doesn’t overwhelm. The middle is balanced, nicely sweet and bitter. Lots of fresh grapefruit, hints of fresh herbs, lemon and lime. Fresh, lively, and refreshing. A caramel, brown sugar malty foundation just below the surface holding everything together. Has a hint of dry, fruit skin astringency but not much. Grapefruit and lime pop in the finish which has a nice, dry herbal note as it lingers for a lengthy time. Less bitter than most APAs, but I'm ok with that. Its still an APA and works better this way with the fruit.
Notes: The beer has a lot of complex fruit notes but its not overly 'fruity'. Its refined and constrained and not overwhelming. Very interesting brew, better than I anticipated and I love the exotic fruit notes.
09-09-2012 22:31:48 | More by 4000qtrap
4.43/5 rDev +13.9%
Picked up a bottle of this at Julio's. Shared with bpk59.
A - Pours a hazy golden orange hue with a one finger white foamy head that leaves a nice thick blanket and big clumpy side lacing.
S - LOTS of mango here. Nice orange citrus notes, very similar to heady topper just with mango instead of pine.
T - LOTS of mango, just like the nose. Huge mango notes and good pine. This is just full of bright tropical notes. Never had a beer this fresh from Mikkeller. Incredibly enjoyable.
M - Nice carbonation here for an APA. Slightly creamy but not flat or thin by any means. Really compliments the beer.
O - Overall, wow. One of my favourite beers from Mikkeller hands down. I mean, I cant get over how bright, crisp, and fresh this beer comes across. Really wish I pulled the trigger on this and went for more. $14.99 per 750mL isnt bad for a beer this tasty.
03-01-2012 21:22:27 | More by rudzud
Tiger Baby: Open Windows Open Hills from Mikkeller ApS
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