American Style | Mikkeller ApS

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TheHumanTorch on 01-22-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
243
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
10%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
14
For Trade:
3
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Reviews: 40 | Ratings: 243
Reviews by popery:
Photo of popery
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a medium-dark orangey amber with a foamy white head. It's somewhat cloudy, particularly as you get further into the bottle, though maybe that's just my indelicacy with bottle handling. The beer looks the part of a brett IPA. The soapy, foamy head and cloudy body seem to crop up a lot with this sub-style - I'm no brewer, so I'll leave the explanation to more knowledgeable folks. The aroma is a mix of hop and fruity brett flavors. It has peaches, apricots, pineapples, grapes, tangerines, honeysuckle and a little touch of fresh barnyard-iness. Peach, pineapple and grape are the dominant flavors for me. Sweet fruit juice. They did some particularly nice things with the hops. The flavor is a tad mild in comparison. The brett really dried out the beer, and there's little bitterness. It's just light, sweet hop flavors with little malt flavor. The finish is quite dry with just a hint of bitterness, really more tannic than bitter. For some reason, it just feels a bit empty, like taking a bit of sweet fruit only to find musty, underripe flesh. Grape skins, peach pits, pineapple core. It's not bad and I would have expected to like this beer, even given my own description here, but something about it just doesn't quite add up. The moouthfeel is actually pretty full, though it ends a touch chalky. This is an interesting beer, but it could use more of Prairie's influence - Merica is a much more successful expression of the formula.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Best Mikkeller IPA I've tasted so far, the Prairie combo team definitely helped this effort. Brewed at De Proef in Belgium two sets of gypsies met, and I'm guessing the guys from Prairie provided the hops at this brew session, which include nugget, citra, centennial, Columbus, and saaz. With the kicker that probably inhibits this one from being an incredible IPA...the brettanomyces. Glowing orange amber beautiful looking IPA, fine off white cream colored head. Very enjoyable big bottled IPA. Citrus, herbal notes, tropical fruit (mangos/passionfruit/pineapple), really expressive hops, bready tart yeast components, the funky yeast is still young but there's hints of brett going on. Okay I had to have a 2nd bottle with a cleaner palate, and more of this to sample to really set a verdict on this one. I will say it's damn good, well made American Style IPA...I love the artwork inspired by the Boss. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with resinous hop oils coating the palate, carbonation is natural bottled conditioned with big brettanomyces hints of barnyard, band aid, earthy components. Overall, this is huge fun to drink IPA I'm excited to try more hoppy beers from Mikkeller and more beers in general from Prairie.

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Photo of chinchill
3.1/5  rDev -20.5%

large bottle poured light amber with a decent head.
Sweet malty aroma is followed by a more balance and hoppy flavor. Largely an APA.
Somewhat thin body.

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American Style from Mikkeller ApS
3.9 out of 5 based on 243 ratings.
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