Brett Mikkels IPA
Surly Brewing Company

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Surly Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
Belgian IPA
3.97 | pDev: 10.33%
Jan 03, 2017
Jul 14, 2015
Very Good
Brett Mikkels IPABrett Mikkels IPA
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Ratings by Ciocanelu:
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Reviewed by Ciocanelu from Romania

3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Hazy dark peach color with off-white head. Aroma has intense Brett character with farmhouse and floral notes. Taste follows with yeast notes, quite bitter up front with earthy hop notes. Light body but feels soft and is well carbonated. Quite rough on the bitterness but the yeast notes are really nice.
Dec 26, 2016
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Reviewed by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 750 ml bottle on January 2, 2016. Look is amber gold with a thick off-white head and some lingering lacing. Smell is brett, pepper, tropical fruit and citrus aromas. Taste is papaya, pineapple, brett, orange citrus and pepper flavors. Feel is medium in body with a smooth and somewhat dry finish.
Jan 03, 2017
Rated: 3.62 by leitmotif from Romania

Dec 27, 2016
Rated: 3.15 by cencless from Minnesota

Oct 24, 2016
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Reviewed by ONUMello from Ohio

3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
750mL bottle poured into a tulip
A: Brownish orange with a billowing head
S: Lots of brett, white pepper, some tropical fruit and citrus
T: Matches the nose though in a different order with tropical fruit up front (especially papaya and pineapple) then brett, then orange/kaffir lime then white pepper
M: Medium-bodied, a bit spicy
O: If you don't like brett keep your distance. If you do, this is complex and tasty
Aug 04, 2016
Rated: 4.44 by couchsitta from Minnesota

Jul 08, 2016
Rated: 4.18 by dcmchew from Romania

Jul 06, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by PassMeAZima from Kentucky

Jul 04, 2016
Rated: 4.39 by elec from Minnesota

Jul 03, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by aztraz from Sweden

Jun 26, 2016
Rated: 3.99 by Waggman from Sweden

Jun 24, 2016
Rated: 4.09 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Jun 19, 2016
Rated: 4.08 by Dbrulet from Iowa

Jun 16, 2016
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Reviewed by OrestesMethuon from Montana

4.54/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Great nose: sour barn, lemon-curd, toffeed lemongrass—all wonderful. Big dry-malt sugars, with leathery and barn-floor-grain bite, but an underlying caramely creaminess. Wet-grass bitters, touch of spruce-sugar, a mere moderate head, but very smooth finish. Just a really good Brett IPA.
Jun 05, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by mklisz from New Hampshire

May 24, 2016
Rated: 3 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

May 19, 2016
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Reviewed by garymuchow from Minnesota

4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Found this in Waseca, standing alone and wanting to be consumed. So I took it and now am putting it out of it's misery.
Wonderful complex aroma that is mostly yeast based but a nice mix of sweet spiciness with a hints of funk and intermingling light fruit. Some of the malt base shows in support. Really nice.
Nice firm beige head over an amber/gold slightly cloudy body.
Equally complex flavor but more intense funk from the yeast and the hops show in the sudden show of bitterness and the long finish that has a nice drying component. The tastes linger on the tongue for a good long time and it's a nice mix of the drying, hop flavor and a smooth bitterness. This is after the first take. Yikes gonna' be coming with later drinks.
Moderately light body but enough heft to support the taste and ample adequate carbonation for style.
This is more than expected. Maybe some time has been good to this one. Probably has lost some hop character, but it still tastes grand, interesting and complex. Quite enjoyable.
May 13, 2016
Rated: 4.42 by JamFuel from Sweden

May 11, 2016
Rated: 4 by CCutch from Minnesota

May 11, 2016
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

3.15/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
750ml brown glass bottle for 15 euro @ Labirratorium Madrid. Brief notes below:

A: ~8cm wide head. 10 minute retention. Body colour is a clear orange-copper. No yeast can be seen within.

Sm: Obvious brettanomyces funkiness. Biscuity yeast. Pale malts. Subdued hop character - floral, tangerine, rind, zest.

The mix of dry brettanomyces and mild hop character is interesting, but leaves much to be desired.

Aromatic intensity is average.

T: Brettanomyces is evident - biscuity notes, mild funkiness, hay. Hop profile is rather subdued/weak for an IPA. Floral notes, zest, rind. No overt or imbalanced bitterness here, but more pungent and deep hop character would be nice. Not as assertive as I hoped for given the two excellent brewer(ie)s involved.

Balanced but lacking in terms of complexity and depth of flavour.

Mf: Dry, smooth, refreshing, light to medium-bodied. Well-carbonated.

O: Enjoyable and drinkable, but I hoped for far better given the two world-class breweries behind it. It's a fun experiment, but isn't worth its high price. Both breweries make excellent IPAs and sours; this is not excellent.

May 09, 2016
Rated: 4.39 by atone315 from Wisconsin

May 03, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by Mattias from Sweden

Apr 21, 2016
Rated: 4.09 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

Apr 10, 2016
Rated: 4.21 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Apr 03, 2016
Rated: 2.6 by Rammed96 from Maryland

Apr 02, 2016
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
750ml capped bottle served in a large mug. If there's a date on the bottle, I can't find it.

Pours an ambery golden with a medium head showcasing some lasting power. Medium to high amount of carbonation. Pretty nice looking beer. Smell is an odd fruity like old bananas maybe, some grassy/green characteristic, maybe something else moderately spicy (as in herbaceous) about it.

Taste is a little twist on the aroma -- more fruity, less greens, with a heavy herbaceous bitter finish. The hop profile is nice, I think -- it seems like a bright tropical theme, but it clashes somewhat with the funky yeastiness. Interesting, good, but not great.

Mouthfeel is dry and drying, resinous. Overall, pretty good.
Apr 02, 2016
Rated: 3.77 by spycow from Illinois

Mar 31, 2016
Rated: 3.99 by costanzo_mike from Massachusetts

Mar 27, 2016
Rated: 3.88 by Hootie159 from Massachusetts

Mar 27, 2016
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Reviewed by Jason from Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750ml brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

A great looking beer, from the lacing to the stunning copper hue. Brett funk with a semi-forward hopping meets a slightly hefty malt backbone in the nose. Deep smoothness with sufficient crispness. Wild herb medicinal funk from the brett, pretty much hopped like an IPA. Suggestions of green tea, star fruit, peppercorn, & melon rind. A little pungent in the middle, drys up real nice in the finish with funk, fruit, grass, & spice in the finish. Way too damn tasty, each sip opens another door ... pulls back another layer.
Mar 26, 2016
Rated: 3.52 by CSO from Illinois

Mar 24, 2016
Rated: 3.68 by mbmiche from Illinois

Mar 18, 2016
Rated: 4 by pagesofphotographs from Colorado

Mar 13, 2016
Rated: 4.1 by TheHopsman from Nebraska

Mar 11, 2016
Rated: 4 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin

Mar 07, 2016
Rated: 4.41 by GianlucaB from Germany

Mar 06, 2016
Rated: 3.84 by KAP72 from Illinois

Mar 05, 2016
Rated: 3.19 by B-Town from Minnesota

Mar 04, 2016
Rated: 3.17 by DerekCarruth from Georgia

Mar 01, 2016
Rated: 4 by dandiprat2015 from Illinois

Mar 01, 2016
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