Brett Mikkels IPA
Surly Brewing Company

Brett Mikkels IPABrett Mikkels IPA
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Style:
IPA - Belgian
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
89
Avg:
3.98 | pDev: 10.3%
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
155
From:
Surly Brewing Company
 
Minnesota, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  8
Gots
  26
SCORE
89
Very Good
Brett Mikkels IPABrett Mikkels IPA
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Reviews by Hopheadjeffery:
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

3.98/5  rDev 0%
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
More User Reviews:
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MattyG85 from Minnesota

4.45/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Surly’s Beer Hall. Served in a 16 oz. chalice.

Appearance: Color is a deep amber orange. Moderate amount of bubbles and a solid finger of off white head which slowly settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A very juicy and funky Belgian IPA style aroma with a big scent of fruit, spices, and bubblegum. Belgian yeast with hints of farmhouse funk, clove, pepper, and Brett. Big scent of bubblegum. Citrus hop hints of orange peel, grapefruit, mango, and lemon. Also some fruit hints of banana and apple. Malt hints of straw, cracker, and biscuit along with some honey and candied sugar sweetness. A very good aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a juicy, funky, and sweet Belgian IPA style taste with notes of spices, fruit, and bubblegum. Belgian yeast with notes of clove, pepper, farmhouse funk, and Brett. Citrus hop notes of grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, and mango. Belgian style fruit notes of banana, apple, and pear. Lots of bubblegum flavor throughout. Malt notes of cracker, straw, and biscuit. Sweet taste of honey and candied sugar. A very good balanced Belgian IPA taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Juicy, spicy, and fairly slick and chewy.

Overall: A very good take on a Belgian style IPA. Good combination of citrus fruit flavor with the Belgian style spices and Brett.

Jul 14, 2015
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Dave2234 from Minnesota

3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 14, 2016
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pagesofphotographs from Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 13, 2016
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leitmotif from Romania

3.62/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dec 27, 2016
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dcmchew from Romania

4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 06, 2016
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TEdubbaD from Minnesota

4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 18, 2016
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gatorlove from Florida

4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Aug 18, 2015
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PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

May 19, 2016
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HartsyThaiFood from Illinois

3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 03, 2015
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ALC82 from Iowa

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 12, 2015
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robgage from Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Feb 04, 2016
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mush from Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 06, 2016
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PassMeAZima from Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 04, 2016
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TheFizzinator from Minnesota

4.14/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 05, 2016
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CityofWind_brew from Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 28, 2015
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moneynoobject from Minnesota

3.33/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Feb 01, 2016
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TooGood from Minnesota

4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 07, 2016
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BarrelAgedG from California

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 17, 2016
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CSO from Illinois

3.52/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mar 24, 2016
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Czequershuus from Minnesota

4.54/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a medium straw color with a smallish head. The aroma is very complex, with some grapefruit peel starting it off, followed by the classic barnyard brett, but not an aggressive, ammonia smell, more like slighly damp hay. I also get some green bell pepper, some black pepper, and some light tropical notes. The flavor offers more of what the aroma promised, with citrus, barnyard, and passion fruit being most noticeable. The mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Overall this was an awesome brew, one of the best brett IPAs I have had.

Jan 01, 2016
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Minnesota_beer_guy from Minnesota

3.89/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Jan 14, 2016
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smanson56 from New Hampshire

3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a deep golden orange color into my Teku glass. The nose is what I have come to expect from a Brett IPA, some hints of hops and pine with the earthy funk you get from the brett. The taste is more towards an IPA and a little less on the brett side of things. Really a more pleasant beer to drink after it warms a little in my glass. All the flavors seem to blend very well. The feel is the slightly effervescent you tend to get with a brett style beer. Not something I would want to drink all the time but every now and then it would be enjoyable

Jan 24, 2016
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Hopzilla_MN from Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Jan 23, 2016
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Mikexw from New York

3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Feb 18, 2016
Brett Mikkels IPA from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 155 ratings