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Crooked Moon Tattoo - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

94 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 8.47%
Wants: 9
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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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Reviews by bnes09:
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3.89/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

bnes09, Feb 21, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of tbryan5
4.75/5  rDev +15%

tbryan5, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of lordofthewiens
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A great beer on tap at When Pigs Fly.

In a snifter the beer was a hazy apricot color with a small head. Still, there was a good amount of lace.

Pleasant aroma of citrus and tropical fruit. Some caramel. Piney hops.

Taste of grapefruit, melon, and mango. Some cloves. Piney hops late. All this with a caramel/toffee background. Great taste.

This was a very balanced beer. Hoppy, but not excessively so. Never noticed the alcohol.

Loved this beer!

lordofthewiens, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of JakerLou
4.5/5  rDev +9%

JakerLou, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of tednkelly
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

tednkelly, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of xdefeatsy
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

xdefeatsy, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of fionn13
4.5/5  rDev +9%

fionn13, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Ciocanelu, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

aztraz, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Hazy orange body. Excellent fluffy white head with a sustained layer of surface foam. Great lacing inside the glass.

Smell - Great floral hop aroma. Tropical fruit in there too. Sweet malts. Slightly herbal hop aroma.

Taste - Bright citrus. Less floral, more tropical. Still maintains a bit of that herbal character. Sweetness throughout, but it gets toastier in the finish with a moderate bitteness.

Mouthfeel - Medium to medium heavy. Well carbonated. Enjoyable but on the thick side.

Overall - I was very surprised by how good this was. Unfortunately I'll probably never see it again. One of the best Mikkeller offerings I've had.

Alieniloquium, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of needMIbeerinMD
4/5  rDev -3.1%

needMIbeerinMD, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of KYGunner
3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Perhaps the first DIPA I've ever had that I preferred a bit warm and therefore near the end of the bomber. It poured a beautiful dark orange with a significantly hefty head. The nose was resinous, piney, with a mass of sticky lupilin and honey. The flavor, as it warmed, showed some sweet orange, grapefruit sourness, lupilin, full floral hop cone, honey and a significant caramel malt finish. The feel is dry and astringent with some alcohol heat that simmers to a low roar as it warms.

KYGunner, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

jaydoc, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of drchristman
4/5  rDev -3.1%

drchristman, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of buschbeer
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

1 PT 9.4 FL. OZ bottle
Served in a tulip glass

A - It is cloudy and orange with golden highlights. Each pour yields about four inches of head.

S - I get some grapefruit and orange. I smell a little bit of peach too.

T - The taste is loaded with fresh grapefruit. It finishes with a bitter juniper flavor.

M - Medium

O - I never know what to expect from Mikkeller. I either love their beers or dislike them. This one is a good one. It has tons of citrus flavor and the pine finish is great. It is a very refreshing IIPA. It is a little pricey, but it did come all the way from Denmark is still tastes fresh.

buschbeer, Aug 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

BrazilianAussie, Jun 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

st9647v3, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of JulioH
3.84/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an IPA. I can hardly pinpoint it.

It pours a nice yellow. I can't think of any smell, neither of any taste. It is a good IPA, yet there is nothing special about it.Mikkeller does make some good stuff. This is their good stuff. Nothing to go crazy about, nothing to search around. Just a good old IPA.

JulioH, May 28, 2014
Photo of afrokaze
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

afrokaze, May 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

DrBier, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

mendvicdog, Jun 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

mitlinks, May 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

VTCombi, Jul 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

crbnfbr, Aug 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

vhmf1978, May 07, 2014
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Crooked Moon Tattoo from Mikkeller ApS
91 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.