Ginger Brett IPA | Mikkeller ApS

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Mikkeller ApS

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by superspak on 07-14-2016

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of Nicolaiw
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of afsdan
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sjdevel
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Hazy golden yellow. 2 fingers worth of foam. A decent head retention. Dissipates but remains active with continuous bubbles and a foam ring.

Smell: Pine and citrus hops. Some tartness and sour fruit.

Taste: Hops and spice blast your taste buds. Has a bite, some from hop bitterness, and some from ginger I assume. Not as much on the Brett side as I had hoped. More like a Belgian IPA with a lot more IBUs / bitterness. I couldn't make out much ginger. Just a hop tang and spiciness.

Feel: Medium mouthfeel - decent.

Overall: It is a good beer, but disappointed. Didn't see a price on this when I bought it as a single. Upon opening, I noticed a $11.49 price tag!!!!!!! I was thinking a $5-$6 bottle. Tastes like a $4.00 dollar bottle of beer. Had I known the price, I wouldn't have purchased. A good beer, but not worth the price. I've paid $12 for a 12 oz before ($1.00 an ounce) and been happy with it for a good beer (like Dogfish Head Higher Math, Raison D'Etre, etc.), but not this one.

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Photo of Euroglot
2.75/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ambruns1979
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

a curios beer here, leave it to mikkeller to keep it this weird. real pretty from the tap, with a thick creamy white head on top of a denser hazy bronze colored body. its nice looking, but the beer itself dosnt quite come together as well as i had hoped and expected it to. for one, the ginger is sweet, and i never really like residual sugar in my hop forward beer. its almost more like preserved dried and candied ginger, not fresh and spicy or juiced or anything, i dont mind it being subtle, but i a little bit mind it being sweet. the brett also tastes real young to me, its fruity and weird without being dry and funky, and i think the more mature characteristics are missed in this particular beer, although i can see where this might evolve into something pretty special. the hops are a bit lost to the other strong flavors in here, and end up being a little more bitter than flavorful, i wouldnt necessarily think of this as an ipa right off the bat. thick with lots of body, effervescent carbonation, its wintery and hearty, very unique, but not something i would really care to have more than one glass of in most contexts. highly experimental, maybe too young, but not all the way successful yet...

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Beautifully bright and resiny with bitterness, the "wild" IPA that Mikkeller unleashes is all that with a woven thread of funk. Not quite sour but not quite clean, the earthen musk of the beer is balanced beautifully and softly.

The Ginger Brett IPA by Mikkeller has a wonderful perfume of citrus, tropical fruit, honeysuckle and rose. Underneath, its the bright golden appearance that sings a radiant tone, along with a frothy white cap that leads into a malty-sweet taste of powdered sugar, shortbread and honey.

But so soft in those sweeter tones that the beer quickly shrugs is sweetness and favors a spicy, bitter trek. Grapefruit, orange, lemon and lime all carry a citrusy tone early, but a quick rebuttal from estery fruits reveal a pineapple, papaya, mango, peach and cantaloup character. Bitter and earthy to follow, the beer closes with a piney bite and a dusted earth notion.

Succulent but dry, the medium-bodied IPA closes with a light starchy creaminess and a fruity weight. What follows is a crisp, clean and lingering bitterness that trends piney, perfumy, peppery.

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Photo of drahodo
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of moose1980
4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big, juicy tropical fruit aromas with a little brett funkiness. Might be hard to pick out the ginger in the flavor profile without knowing it's in there, but it does have some subtle spiciness at the end. Nice one.

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

Ginger Brett IPA from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 11 ratings