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Crooked Moon Tattoo - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
92
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64 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.57%


Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: flyingpig on 04-23-2013)
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

08-16-2013 06:00:49 | More by Zachtheporter
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mpenning13

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

04-18-2014 01:33:26 | More by mpenning13
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djtomain

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.3%

04-15-2014 21:39:57 | More by djtomain
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to me for sharing this one.

Appearance - Very hazy dullish orange with a finger or so of white head. Partial cap and some lace left behind.

Smell - Prominent grapefruit pith, guava, lime, lemon, mint, leafy, earthy. Kinda funky and tart. Not too much for malts at all, unique and oddball hop profile with lots of strength and potency.

Taste - Follows exactly more or less. Funky fruity earthy hops, grapefruit pineapple bubblegum dirty hops. Eh, throw spicy and floral in there too. Light toffee sweetness and bread for backing malts.

Mouthfeel - Kind of a big feel with medium carbonation and medium-low bitterness. Not much alcohol noticeable, but kind of a sipper from the intense flavors.

Overall - Solid all around, a nice change up from your usual DIPA for sure. Lots of unique and complex hop flavor.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2014 22:20:32 | More by Chico1985
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cbutova

Massachusetts

4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Pour out of the 750ml bottle to a few snifters with a yeast-ridden hazy golden body. Puffy, frothy white head builds up to just over a finger high. The cap retains well but eventually dies down to a creamy ring. Deposits of thick lacing sheets at the top with drizzle and spots following that.

S- Hops lead the way but there seems to be a decent yeast base to this brew. It could just be a larger than usual dose of spicy hops but it reminds me of a cleaner Belgian yeast. Beyond that hops bring stone fruit, wine grape, grapefruit, pineapple, citrus zest and floral notes.

T- A large punch of hops leads the way in the flavor as in the nose. Once again there is something that feels Belgian about this and it almost reminds me of Merica by Prairie in a way. It seems like there is Nelson, or similar, in here with a grape and tropical fruit feel. Stone fruits, grapefruit, oranges, heavy floral, herbal and stronger than most American IPA spicy hops all hit the taste buds. Light cracked grains and some yeast fruit feel.

MF- Body is somewhere between moderate and light thickness and it reminds me of the body of some Saisons. Somewhat creamy and frothy texture overall with high end carbonation which works with the hops. Finishes with a nice bitterness.

Mikkeller keeps getting better and better for me. It started off kind of rough with the prices and some of the early brews but he is pumping out a lot of great beers lately. I like the hop profile here, it isn't just juicy citrus hops but has more depth with a spicy floral feel. Wondering what yeast is used here.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 23:40:15 | More by cbutova
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Jah_Json

Sweden

4/5  rDev -4.3%

03-24-2014 05:00:57 | More by Jah_Json
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SoPeL

Poland

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

03-21-2014 18:13:08 | More by SoPeL
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valianes

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -4.3%

02-28-2014 19:52:52 | More by valianes
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bnes09

Illinois

3.89/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dense-looking, hazy orange color. Thick, creamy head coats the liquid in a layer of froth that lasts forever. Leaves a rich, blanketing trail of lacing behind.

Sweet, slightly acidic aroma of apricots, pears and oranges. Slight floral character and rich buttery biscuits.

Fresh, biscuity malt flavor forms a solid backbone. Apricot jam and orange peel compliment the malt character. Assertive, earthy, leafy, citric hop with hints of grapefruit. Great balance with the malt. A little more malty and fruity than most DIPA's but with plenty of hop character to balance.

Dense, full bodied. Slick feel with a dry finish. Smooth thoughout. Grainy, yeasty texture. Well carbonated.

Solid DIPA. I appreciate that it varies slightly from the stereotype.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2014 01:58:25 | More by bnes09
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Radford_Sterling

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

01-22-2014 02:15:40 | More by Radford_Sterling
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ooftu

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

12-17-2013 00:01:08 | More by ooftu
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tednkelly

South Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

12-16-2013 02:40:41 | More by tednkelly
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vermilcj

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

11-24-2013 01:54:35 | More by vermilcj
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safaricook

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

11-20-2013 18:38:27 | More by safaricook
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brauseboof

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.3%

11-16-2013 23:17:22 | More by brauseboof
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GarthT

Hong Kong

3.33/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Burnt orange, 2-finger head which faded fast

S: Grapefruit, pineapple, inviting

T: Hot alcohol dominates, but caramel and bitterness nicely balanced

M: Slightly thin

O: Decent DIPA, good background flavours, alcohol quite obvious. Would drink again.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 13:54:07 | More by GarthT
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

11-10-2013 01:07:36 | More by xdefeatsy
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Greg_MacLeod

Thailand

3.38/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy burnt orange color with a thick head of foam and nice lacing on the glass

Smells strongly of grain, tangy citrius, with a mild piney hops smell.

Taste starts out with a strong malt grain flavor with notes of grapefruit and caramel. Perhaps it's just the high alcohol content, but there seems to be a bit of a chemical flavor that I do not particularly care for. Finishes with a strong hops flavor that lingers for a good while.

Rather thick compared to most IPAs. Plenty of carbonation and overall good mouthfeel.

Overall a decent beer with a lot of flavor and a clean dry finish.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2013 10:57:14 | More by Greg_MacLeod
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duracell

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

10-20-2013 01:01:30 | More by duracell
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bump8628

Oklahoma

3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No freshness date, but this is a fairly new release around here and recent reviews seem to indicate this is fresh enough.

Hazy burnt orange, chunky white head that sticks well. Classic dank (hate that descriptor but can't think of a better one) hoppiness at the fore, a dirty leafy hoppy flavor in the middle, citrus (orange peel) and thyme in the background, and finishes with a squeeze of pineapple juice. The palate is more expressive than the aroma leads you to believe. Malt lends a sturdy but dry grainy biscuit flavor. Hop flavor is big enough for the style while perceived bitterness is actually on the low end.

With the exception of a couple of beers, I am typically underwhelmed by mikkeller. And it's always overpriced. Crooked Moon Tattoo isn't underwhelming, it's quite good. Still overpriced at $13/750 ml, but then again I bought it so what's that say about me? Worth a try but not worth a repurchase when there are so many great, cheaper, and bottle-dated American versions.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 23:17:24 | More by bump8628
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derkfromwi

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

09-30-2013 08:14:13 | More by derkfromwi
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OKCNittany

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

09-20-2013 01:43:19 | More by OKCNittany
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Buster

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

09-14-2013 02:25:07 | More by Buster
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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -4.3%

09-03-2013 18:08:22 | More by TonyTalon
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atone315

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

08-31-2013 13:25:51 | More by atone315
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Crooked Moon Tattoo from Mikkeller ApS
92 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.