Mastodon Mother Puncher | Mikkeller ApS

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3.93/5
Very Good
109 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A tribute to the metal band Mastodon, this farmhouse IPA ​balances notes of brettanomcyes with the sweet and tart notes of passionfruit creating a deliciously funky and fruity IPA.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,038
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
109
pDev:
7.63%
 
 
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4
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Photo of metter98
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down a bit but left a large patch of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of brett are present in the nose along with notes of passionfruit.
T: The beer has flavors of brett and passionfruit along with notes of Belgian yeast. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has an interesting mix of brett, passionfruit, and Belgian yeast.

Serving type: can

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Photo of smithj4
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robotic_being
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a pint glass from a 12 fl oz can at Epic Deli on June 29, 2018. A collaboration with metal band Mastodon. A farmhouse IPA brewed with passion fruit. A ton of funky flavors from the brettanomyces and mashed up with sweet and tart notes of passion fruit.

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Photo of JFLuz
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Furlinator
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of groleau
3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of samEBC
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bubseymour
4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerBeast
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NolaHopHead
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jamison85
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shelby415
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ambruns1979
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.43/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of biboergosum
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330ml bottle - made with oat flakes and passionfruit.

This beer pours a hazy, medium golden yellow colour, with four fingers of puffy, rocky, and somewhat fizzy bone-white head, which leaves some old-school Space Invaders lace around the glass as it slowly but surely dissipates.

It smells of musty tropical fruit (passionfruit, papaya, and kiwi), gritty and grainy pale malt, a testy and sort of funky yeastiness, and some plain leafy, weedy, and dank piney green hop bitters. The taste is kind of sugary exotic berry fruit, some muddled earthy yeast, further indistinct domestic citrus rind, grainy and biscuity pale malt, and more understated floral, weedy, and wet piney verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is average in its palate-disappointing frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and mostly smooth, as the yeasty esters do us all a solid by minding their own business here. It finishes off-dry, the passionfruit and a few of its anonymous friends having some lingering legs.

Overall - this is an agreeable and tasty enough version of the style, exhibiting my favourite part of it (when it occurs), i.e. a lack of overt Belgian yeast astringency. The guest fruit seems to have played a large role in suppressing it, so, thanks, I guess. Worth checking out for the, well, who cares, it's just a good brew.

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Photo of MAUEX_MFA
4.26/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Refreshing and light. Subtle passion fruit flavors come through; very well balanced - the fruit is does not overpower the character of the brew. Pleasantly hoppy, not overly bitter; the taste is akin to a saison or Belgian ale.

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Photo of macrosmatic
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 330 mL bottle into a Cigar City snifter glass.

A: Medium gold and fairly hazy, capped by a couple fingers of white fluffy head that fades quickly. A good amount of visible carbonation.

S: Tropical fruits, passion fruit and citrus hops. A modest but present musty aroma overlays the yeastiness (but not overly funky). A touch of orange zest, and then biscuit malts underneath.

T: Reminiscent of a hoppy saison, though with the passion fruit and grapefruit and orange rind flavors up front. Then the hops – more tropical fruit and grapefruit rind with the accompanying bite of bitterness. Bready malts and some farmhouse yeast and Brettanomyces mustiness. It finishes with more lingering fruity hops, and just a touch of saison black pepper on the exhale.

M: The body is a touch heavier than a typical saison or IPA (whichever you'd put this hybrid in), but not by much. Good carbonation sensation, and the alcohol presence is well-hidden.

O: The passion fruit flavor is there, though it’s not hugely “passion-fruity”. That’s about my only complaint. This was an unexpected hit with me. Very tasty and well put together. I think I prefer the hoppier Brett-ed offerings from Crooked Stave, but this is still really good in its own right. The Brett character really doesn't come to the forefront until the beer warms a bit during the drink, but it certainly dries out the finish. Enjoyable, and definitely worth a drink.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.19/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Mostly clear burnt gold with a large, airy white froth leaving true, doily-like lace all around the glass.

I'm not sure the age of this keg, but I'm getting dank, vegetal pine with the passionfruit supporting with its brightness in the background in this otherwise underwhelming BIPA...

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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Lightly hazy golden orange with a small soapy white head. Medium retention, and some streaky lacing.
S: Sweet yet restrained passionfruit, orange, papaya, biscuit malt, mild grassiness.
T: Juicy passionfruit, gently sweet upfront with some moderate tartness near the finish. Some orange and pink grapefruit throughout, along with hints of mango and papaya. A slightly toasty biscuit malt backbone. Finishes well-balanced with a bit of white pepper spiciness, and lingering passionfruit and orange peel notes--though fairly clean overall.
F: Seems a bit thin at first, but the carbonation level is about perfect. Finishes crisp, slightly dry, and fairly clean.
O: Not the best passionfruit beer I've ever had, but it's very tasty. I would drink this fairly often if I could get it regularly.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.27/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Mastodon Mother Puncher from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 109 ratings