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20 - Mikkeller ApS

2020

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BA SCORE
85
very good

37 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 37
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.08%


Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: nmann08 on 08-18-2013)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Max's (from notes).

A: Hazy copper.

S: Lots of notes that I couldn't really separate out. Piney.

T: Mainly pine and spice notes. Odd maltiness.

M: Prickly and crisp.

O: Doesn't really taste like an IPA. Weird. Way too many different hops in this. Interesting in that it shows you what happens with so many hops in the mix. Conflicting flavor profiles.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With twenty types of hops laying around the brew kettle, Mikkeller doesn't settle. Why pick and choose when "everything" is the answer?

Mikkeller 20 opens with a heavy haze that muddles the light coming through, yielding a glowing color of orange and sand. A billowing ivory head rises from the beer with a very creamy and frothy texture that resists any type of recession. Its lace is intricate and well defined. Aside from its unusually dense haze, the beer looks spectacular!

You would think that the ale is all hops, but there's actually a firm bready, biscuity scent that's woven with caramel and honey. Layered upon that is a well-melded hop aroma that spans citrus, tropical fruit, pine, grass and a touch of wine. The nose balances toward the hops but its not as one-sided as you'd think.

Likewise its the bready, biscuity-sweet taste of malt that strikes the palate first. Its caramel and honey base easily supports the hop onslaught to come. Just before the hops are introduced the fruity taste of English ales set in with a light marmalade character. The classic American taste of grapefruit is both ripe with red juice and is pithy with its ribs. Layer upon layer of hop character can come across as oranges, pineapples, juniper, sassafras, lemon, grass, botanical, pine, stems and cat. Although all these flavors are present they largely cancel each other out by their sheer complexity. When everything stands out, nothing stands out.

Its creamy-dry body is quite pleasant. Early carbonation and residual malt textures ensure a dense mouthfeel. But as the hops coat the palate, it dries the mouth with its resinous bitterness. Clean and largely crisp late, the beer trails with pine and grassy notes into a long bitter finish.

Even though the ale is chocked full of hop variety, much of it gets lost on the palate. I love all the colors of the rainbow, but if you swirl them all together- you get a muddled brown color. This beer kinda does that.

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3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Coming in a slim 330ml brown bottle, BB 14/05/2015, served lightly chilled in a long-stemmed wine goblet.

A: dark reddish amber in colour with light haze, coming with a creamy and tight off-white frothy head which lasts well on top of rather mild carbonation.
S: pear-ish fruit esters come hand in hand with resinous and savoury-sweet citric hops, on top of a caramely malt backbone. Secondary aroma comes to the fore following a good swirl, suggesting zingy grapefruit peels, salted hawthorn fruits/prunes, lactic sour-sweetness, overripe melons, and old tangerine peels. Colourfully estery and hoppy at the same time.
T: moderately flavoured and softly effervescent on the entry, with lightly sour fruit esters and clear citric and lychee-ish hop features against a semi-robust malt profile; a bit understated comes the hoppiness, which I suppose is due to less hop rates applied in the late- and dry-hopping processes. The lingering finish is juicy, moderately bitter, peppery and zingy, very very enjoyable.
M&O: lightly effervescent, medium bodied and not heavy at all, this IPA is very pleasant, pretty balanced with a good complexity and rather drinkable at the same time.

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09-18-2013 12:44:03 | More by wl0307
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