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Tiger Baby: Open Windows Open Hills - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
87
very good

138 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 138
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
American IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Named after a Danish elelctro pop group Tiger Baby and its third album 'Open Windows Open Hills'. To celebrate the release Mikkeller and Tiger Baby brewed a special 'Open Windows Open Hills'-IPA, which matches the melancholic pop songs.

(Beer added by: Phyl21ca on 02-02-2012)
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leodarko

California

2/5  rDev -48.6%

04-13-2012 03:19:50 | More by leodarko
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Paige

California

2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

06-18-2012 05:06:59 | More by Paige
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MADPolo

Alabama

3/5  rDev -22.9%

08-13-2013 01:15:14 | More by MADPolo
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AgentZero

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.9%

10-28-2012 02:42:58 | More by AgentZero
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baybum

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.9%

08-20-2014 14:29:05 | More by baybum
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rarbring

Sweden

3.05/5  rDev -21.6%

A clear amber brew, an off-white rather small head, little lacing but good curtains.

The smell has sweet passion fruit, tons of it, tropical fruits in general, nettles and grass.

The taste starts with surprisingly unsweet, then a sourness that is not entirely pleasant, old lime juice, grape-fruit seed and peel bitterness.

Little carbonation, thin body, a watery feeling, very dry finish.

Had expected more from Mikkel, but even the sun has spots.

04-08-2012 14:13:54 | More by rarbring
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aztraz

Sweden

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

05-04-2012 17:10:21 | More by aztraz
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CrazyDavros

Australia

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
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atone315

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

04-27-2013 21:39:18 | More by atone315
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avaldivia

California

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

05-09-2012 23:04:07 | More by avaldivia
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

04-02-2012 21:35:45 | More by kaelingirl
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Zbeetleman

California

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

07-09-2013 03:34:24 | More by Zbeetleman
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Alieniloquium

Florida

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
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

3.34/5  rDev -14.1%

Coming in a 330ml slim brown bottle, BB 15/02/2015, served gently chilled in a straight imperial pint glass. Notes: the back label specifies that oat, mango and passion fruit are used in this brew in addition to one’s usual suspects.

A: pours a murky, dark amber to light copper colour, coming with a slowly dissipating off-white foamy head and very restrained carbonation.
S: tropical fruits (guava and dried mango) and sweetened semi-toasted tea join force to deliver a fruity and subtly malty aroma, added with a real, sharper tinge of passion fruit (from the real fruit instead of hops?!); given a good swirl, the rather deep dirty-cloth-like pale malts sink in, along with intensive earthy and sprigy hoppiness as well as even thicker fruitiness as of passion fruits and mango juice extract. All in all, the aroma seems to accommodate the lively exotic fruity aroma from hops and the deeper characters from the real juice extract (I guess).
T: rather dry, earthy, sharply savoury- and acidic-bitter, and leather-ish yeasty upfront, coming with very restrained contributions from malts and fruity hop flavours really, as if the yeasts have consumed everything in addition to sugars in the wort; the rather chewy, bitter-herbal hop bitterness and old-leather-ish and intensifyingly dry yeastiness prevail in the aftertaste, where old citrus-peel-ish bitterness presents in the most unexpected manner, in that the stinky side comes slightly more than necessary. To my surprise, mangos and passion fruits do not seem to leave a deep-enough mark following the fermentations, not even in the form of aroma. Instead, the super lengthy and deepening hop bitterness is tuned at such a high level, that the palate is rendered so… dry as if a cup of Chinese herbal medicine has been offered in place of a pint of IPA.
M&O: lightly effervescent on the mouthfeel, this is a medium-minus bodied, highly-attenuated, yet overly yeasty-tart/acidic and highly unbalanced/unusual bitter beer. I can’t find much to enjoy from this glass, really, and I can’t help wondering if the yeasts’ continuing work in the bottle has killed off those more pleasant characters this beer was meant to deliver?

08-01-2013 20:59:54 | More by wl0307
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -10%

08-31-2013 22:29:55 | More by GRG1313
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Jparkanzky

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10%

03-01-2012 00:50:27 | More by Jparkanzky
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kramtronix

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10%

04-26-2014 15:45:20 | More by kramtronix
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scotv

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10%

09-29-2013 14:09:16 | More by scotv
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Morey

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10%

03-12-2013 00:12:56 | More by Morey
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MonkeyBread

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -10%

05-17-2014 15:42:35 | More by MonkeyBread
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ajzy

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -10%

05-21-2013 20:05:58 | More by ajzy
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Nick_isthatstillcool

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10%

07-07-2014 02:56:49 | More by Nick_isthatstillcool
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nevins

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10%

03-04-2012 00:20:39 | More by nevins
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vissai

California

3.5/5  rDev -10%

03-11-2013 05:51:15 | More by vissai
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -10%

08-02-2014 05:30:07 | More by zestar
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Tiger Baby: Open Windows Open Hills from Mikkeller ApS
87 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.