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20 - Mikkeller ApS

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Reviews: 7
Hads: 60
Avg: 3.78
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: nmann08 on 08-18-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 7 | Hads: 60
Reviews by mrfrancis:
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4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy, murky amber with a thick, pillowy off-white head.

S: Aromas of talc, chalk, caramel, biscuits, lime, mandarin orange, lemon, and kumquat are present on the nose.

T: Notes of caramel, biscuit, chalk, crackers, pine, spruce, grapefruit, lemon, lime, kumquat, bitter orange, mango, guava, mandarin orange, and herbs coat the palate. The finish is bitter and bready with a nice balance of herb, tangy citrus, and biscuit flavors.

M: Medium-bodied and quite dry for the style. Carbonation is incredibly active and firm.

O: A nice mixed IPA. For some reason I love the muddy rush of hop bitterness many of Mikkeller's hoppier beers deliver, and this one certainly does not disappoint.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle. 20 different hops? Variety is the spice of life, I guess.

This beer pours a rather murky medium bronzed amber hue, with three fat fingers of puffy, frothy, and tightly foamy off-white head, which leaves a whole lotta splotchy snow rime lace around the glass as it slowly seeps away.

It smells of muddled (gee, really?) tropical fruit, a bit more focused fleshy orange and pine needle bitterness, a strange musty white wine sweetness, and bready, crackery, and biscuity caramel malt. The taste is buttery and bready caramel malt, hard toffee, mandarin orange, overripe lemon and white grapefruit rind, still mixed-up exotic, and somewhat sugary fruit, earthy spice, and more leafy, piney, and herbal hop notes.

The carbonation is fairly light and just a bit edgy, the body an adequate medium weight, and way more smooth than the collective efforts of a score of hop varietals should allow, with a nascent airy creaminess building as it warms. It finishes on the sweet side, with the obvious malt culprit, and the hops aiding and definitely abetting in their fruity rather than bitter demeanor.

Not a bad IPA, overall, but much like the 1000 IBU DIPA of a few years ago, the inflated numbers really don't mean squat, as far as one's tastebuds are concerned - it's more for the marketing wanks out there. In the end, the hops are decent, I suppose, but unfortunately, the herbal essence is what I take away from them, which consequently does little to engender desire for another.

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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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20 from Mikkeller ApS
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