Tiger Baby: Open Windows Open Hills - Mikkeller ApS
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3.53/5 rDev -9.3%
A combination of amber and gold with a huge head into my glass. I like that it's a collaboration between Mikkeller and Tiger Baby.
Old-school pine tar blast upfront with a touch of buttery malt underneath. Smells like an APA on steroids. An IPA?
Citrus notes come through upfront. It's brewed with mango and passionfruit. The mango is more apparent and works well with the hops used.
Lingering mango and passionfruit make up the mouthfeel. Alcohol heat is there too.
Very nice. I would prefer it if the alcohol level was dialed down. However, if you age it, you will probably taste more of the mango and passionfruit and less of the alcohol itself.
04-26-2013 01:54:56 | More by Brad007
4.03/5 rDev +3.6%
a - poured a two-fingers thick fluffy, light tan head into a tulip glass that left a thin ring and sheeting throughout. the body was an orange-amber color.
s - big citrus nose with passion fruit coming through.
t - big citrus flavors again with some breadiness and grain coming through to balance it out.
m - bubbly and crisp.
o - very pleasant and a big APA i'd go to again.
03-25-2013 15:37:39 | More by GPHarris
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
4/5 rDev +2.8%
I have it in good faith that no actual baby tigers were harmed in the making of this pale ale. But for the mangoes and passion fruit- I feel that it is was a blood bath!
The hyper pale ale pours with a density and richness in color that's exorbitant for standard pale ales. But pushing upwards of eight percent, the added malt gives the beer more visual weight as well. Deep amber and copper colors come together for a rather rusty haze. A loosely knit head of ivory foam tops the beer with randomness, interspersed lace, and reluctant staying power.
The balance of fruit and malt come together in a very pale ale kind of way. But the aromas are all heightened to nearly imperial status. Caramel, light toast and biscuit form the first half of the scent while citrus and tropical fruits bring up the rear. Mangoes and passion fruit are more obvious tones of tropical influence but the citrus is all hops.
The beer's delicious taste is equal to its aromas, except more real. The same balance of toasted and caramelized to tropical and citrus holds true. However, the sweetness of caramel and bread crust saturate the front of the mouth while the citrus hop impressions and mango, passion fruit additions give a riper and juicier sweetness. Fruit acidity offers just as much of a balance in finish as do the hop bitterness. Still, the beer balances evenly from early palate 'til aftertaste with tremendous consistency.
Medium, medium, and more medium- this pale ale starts just as creamy and dry as it finishes. Surprisingly for a heightened pale ale, the beer doesn't feel fuller than it does. Creamy carbonation and moderate residual sweetness provides a pleasant upstart that develops into an extended finish of soft sweetness, mild bitterness, alcohol warmth and light fruit acidity.
Tiger Baby is a very pleasant pale ale of high proportions. Though there's really no flaws, there's not a ton to celebrate above the normal prescriptions of pale ales. It's simply a nice and effortless session on all fronts.
02-01-2013 05:36:08 | More by BEERchitect
4.05/5 rDev +4.1%
A - Hazy copper-orange with a finger of frothy, slightly off-white head. Fades normal.
S - Grapefruit, citrus, pine hops, mango and passionfruit, caramel and bready malts, lemon zest.
T - Grapefruit, orange, citrus, pine, grassy hops, some lightly resiny bitterness, passionfruit and mango, sweet caramel and bready malts, and some lemon zest.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, dry, and lightly bitter finish.
D - Nice fruity pale ale. Good hop and malt balance.
01-26-2013 06:48:35 | More by ngeunit1
Tiger Baby: Open Windows Open Hills from Mikkeller ApS
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