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Crooked Moon Tattoo - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

89 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 7
Gots: 7 | 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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bnes09

Illinois

3.89/5  rDev -6%

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.

02-21-2014 01:58:25 | More by bnes09
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tbryan5

Louisiana

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

08-24-2013 02:55:53 | More by tbryan5
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4.3/5  rDev +3.9%

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!

06-01-2013 22:39:56 | More by lordofthewiens
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

08-02-2013 21:14:28 | More by JakerLou
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tednkelly

South Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

11-10-2013 01:07:36 | More by xdefeatsy
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fionn13

Ireland

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

06-23-2013 19:26:15 | More by fionn13
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aztraz

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

06-05-2013 20:21:22 | More by aztraz
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.34/5  rDev +4.8%

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.

06-16-2013 22:29:56 | More by Alieniloquium
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needMIbeerinMD

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.4%

07-09-2014 01:16:38 | More by needMIbeerinMD
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.94/5  rDev -4.8%

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.

06-13-2014 22:57:14 | More by KYGunner
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

08-25-2013 00:23:55 | More by jaydoc
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drchristman

Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.4%

08-17-2014 18:12:49 | More by drchristman
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buschbeer

Ohio

4.21/5  rDev +1.7%

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.

08-04-2013 22:16:47 | More by buschbeer
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BrazilianAussie

Brazil

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

06-23-2013 01:10:59 | More by BrazilianAussie
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

04-28-2014 01:56:16 | More by st9647v3
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JulioH

Florida

3.84/5  rDev -7.2%

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.

05-28-2014 03:26:32 | More by JulioH
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afrokaze

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

05-18-2013 22:34:20 | More by afrokaze
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.4%

07-04-2014 03:23:22 | More by DrBier
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-24-2013 13:29:54 | More by mendvicdog
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mitlinks

Switzerland

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

05-03-2013 12:44:36 | More by mitlinks
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VTCombi

Vermont

4/5  rDev -3.4%

07-27-2014 13:11:24 | More by VTCombi
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crbnfbr

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

08-12-2013 07:23:01 | More by crbnfbr
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vhmf1978

Brazil

4/5  rDev -3.4%

05-07-2014 03:48:07 | More by vhmf1978
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cbutova

Massachusetts

4.14/5  rDev 0%

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.

03-30-2014 23:40:15 | More by cbutova
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Crooked Moon Tattoo from Mikkeller ApS
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