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Tiger Baby: Open Windows Open Hills - Mikkeller ApS

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87
very good

136 Ratings
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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.28%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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marct

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-03-2012 14:01:24 | More by marct
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claspada

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a semi-hazy copper color with a medium size creamy colored head that leaves minimal lacing.

Aromas begin quite fruity from both the fruit additions and the hops. Mango, pineapple, citrus just to name a few. As it warms I get more of the pleasant floral hops and passion fruit sweetness. Decent pale malt backbone as well.

The tastes follow the nose with the passion fruit and light citrus fruit and hops flavors opening up. Mango and more bright citrus fruits emerge as well. Not particularly bitter but very balanced and drinkable for an 8% ABV beer; probably too drinkable to be honest.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation for the sytle. Finish is fruity, slightly creamy/sweet but also pleasantly dry. Really balanced I guess is the best way to put it.

Overall I really enjoyed this beer; I can't say I agree with calling a beer an American Pale Ale when it is 8% ABV but it really kind of is. Not too bitter or hoppy. The fruit additions balance out the hops nicely and make for a super dangerously drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2012 14:38:50 | More by claspada
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2012 11:07:32 | More by thagr81us
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle purchased from Berkeley Bowl in Berkeley, CA.

Pours a very hazed, almost opaque orange-gold colour, with a solid and relatively fine just off-white head. Lacing is patchy, but very fine and intricate where it forms. Solid body, in fact surprisingly so when tilted. Looks good.

Nose is big and fruity, although it's hard to tell what comes from hops and what comes from the added fruit. Passionfruit certainly gets lost and confused with a bright, acidic and heady, almost spicily intoxicating hop fragrance, but the mango seeps in as a broad sweetness across the entire nose. Ooh. It's a lovely aroma.

Taste is light and clean, with a noticeable hop presence that never feels unbalanced. Although the malt character is very neutral, it has enough heft to survive and balance the beer. The fruit again gets masked somewhat on the palate—either it mingles with a deep fine sweetness, or into the sharp, zingy, fruity hops. I feel like it's well-used nonetheless.

Feel is long but smooth. It works really well.

Overall, really great work, Messrs. Mikkeller. Always a pleasure trying something new from these guys, and they've turned what seemed like an interesting experiment on the bottle, into a thoroughly drinkable and approachable beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2012 00:11:30 | More by lacqueredmouse
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Paige

California

2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

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

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-17-2012 22:52:28 | More by JAHMUR
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

4.83/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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!

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2012 18:44:53 | More by OWSLEY069
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marvin213

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

06-08-2012 21:46:22 | More by marvin213
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap into a tulip glass

This beer pours a hazy amber orange with a modest head. Decent lacing. The nose is very much so an imperial IPA, It has a nice floral hop character and intense citrus notes. A very fruity smelling beer. The taste is totally different, the beer doesn't have the strong hop character the name implies but its still quite citrusy. Unlike most IPA's, this beer is not very biter and is instead, quite sour. Not at all what nose implied but it was modest and quite nice. The overall beer doesnt have a very strong flavor but isnt bad to sip on. Its feel is pretty nice. A nice sized body and good drink ability.

Overall. This beer was pretty good, I wish the beer had the dominant hop flavor that I got from the nose. And I liked how the beer was more sour then bitter which is a nice change of pace. Worth trying but probably not your best option.

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2012 01:04:19 | More by TwelveOunces
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csustar001

New York

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

06-05-2012 18:24:52 | More by csustar001
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ehammond1


3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-01-2012 18:59:59 | More by ehammond1
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2012 05:23:57 | More by Sammy
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cestlavie

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-27-2012 03:11:24 | More by cestlavie
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July2Nov

Hawaii

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-24-2012 00:23:42 | More by July2Nov
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Swervine44

California

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

05-14-2012 06:01:00 | More by Swervine44
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BrownNut

Florida

4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 to tulip

Not sure if I understand the date code, but this may be from Nov 2011, 6 months ago.

A - Somewhat cloudy medium orange. Modest head that dissipates first to a loose diffuse thing of big bubbles and down to a film in a couple minutes.

S - Wonderful perfumy sweet tropical fruit/mango and bittery hop smell come together to form a smell that reminds me of honeysuckle. Later in the glass I get a low level malt.

T - Tastes really nice but I think smells even better. I get the passion fruit on the exhale after swallowing. Zero booze. There's a modest hop presence that's more feel/dryness than taste, but a moderate bitter tang is left behind in the aftertaste. There's a little citrus tartness leftover too.

M - Light and carbonatey tingly. Very refreshing.

O - A subtle and wonderful combination of flavors and sensations. What a winner for late spring early summer outside and sunny. Mine may be old enough that I don't get as strong a hop presence as I would have fresh, not sure, but I don't care. I like it like it is. If I could change it, maybe I'd want a little more ass on it, but that could interfere with how refreshing it is so maybe not.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2012 01:26:23 | More by BrownNut
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avaldivia

California

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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

Sweden

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-29-2012 21:02:52 | More by ohtheguilt
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Lukahn

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +9%

04-13-2012 14:23:17 | More by Lukahn
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leodarko

California

2/5  rDev -48.7%

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

Sweden

3.05/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Mikkeller : Tiger Baby : open windows open hills

Pours a deep gold bordering on orange. Head retention is OK with some lacing. Aroma is quite fruity and hop laden, with bright citrus, mango and pine aromas. In the taste, solidly bitter upfront with some tropical fruit flavour going on (mango, pineapple). Very nice bitter, and if served cold the mango and passionfruit are really down played. As the beer warms up, more of the added fruit flavors come in, with a mild passion fruit sweetness and more tropical notes. Just a touch of brett lending a soft funk. Alcohol is well masked. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and semi dry. Overall, a fine pale ale and nice hop character.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 13:06:09 | More by Stinkypuss
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Gobzilla

California

3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured a pale golden yellow in color with a finger of fizzy white head and left some good lacing sticking to the glass.

S: plenty of fruit was present on the nose such as citrus, passion fruit, some hoppiness with a slight funky aroma a little grapefruit coming through as well, and hints of herbs.

T: the citrus was definitely there on the flavor alongside passion fruit, some tart notes, hoppy bretty character with dry grapfruit qualities and a touch of herbs.

M: the brew was medium in body with a good amount of carbonation which had a citrusy, mild fruity, bretty, tart, and slight dry finish.

O: it was a decent brew all around but was not impresssed cnsidering all the hype it had.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 06:54:39 | More by Gobzilla
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

04-02-2012 21:35:45 | More by kaelingirl
Tiger Baby: Open Windows Open Hills from Mikkeller ApS
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