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3.94/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed at Ørbæk Bryggeri, Ørbæk, Denmark. Some batches are brewed at De Proef Brouwerij.

Ingredients: Water, malt (pilsner, munich and caramunich), flaked oats, hops (chinook, cascade and amarillo) and ale yeast.

Added by Sammy on 11-12-2006

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Ranking:
#6,414
Reviews:
185
Ratings:
260
pDev:
10.15%
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Photo of StevenMilligan
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MaltyGoodness
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16.9oz bottle

Pours a light amber color with a thick eggshell head that maintains. Thick, sticky lacing on the glass.

Nice citrusy aroma with some herbal and grassy tones.

Citrusy hop flavors upfront, with a distinct lemon taste. Herbal and grassy flavors are also present. An aggressive bitterness hits midway through and rides through the finish. Finishes out rather dry with a light lingering hop flavor.

Light body, light carbonation.

Wow. This is an impressive American IPA from a foreign brewery. Plenty of hops with a sense of balance and easy to drink. Good to see that our affection for hops is starting to spread across the world.

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Photo of sbricker
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of ViveLaChouffe
3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An American style IPA brewed by a Denmark based brewing concern? Yep.

(On a side note, it's interesting to watch the evolution over the years as American craft brewers copied and even saved from extinction many European beer styles and now the American influence is transferring back to the "Old Country"...)

It pours a hazy orange copper with a billowing ivory head that leaves sheeting lace but dissipates to a wispy forth fairly quickly. Lots of hops in the nose. Herbal spicy hops, hints of tangerine and a lightly earthy malt aroma. Very nice!

The combo of hops that make the nose so good make the flavor a bit haphazard. Juicy sweet citrusy hops intermingled with some coarse herbal hops, like amarillo or something of that nature. Quite bitter but there's a decent bready malt backbone to hold it all together.

(edit: after checking the website, they do indeed use amarillo hops, as well as cascade and chinook...)

A sweet grapefruity finish and aftertaste followed by a long lingering bitterness.

Pretty tasty. I wish the bittering hops blended more nicely. If they did, it would be stellar.

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Photo of neonbrown82
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I love it when innovation comes full circle. A style borrowed from the Old World tradition given a new light in the states, only to once again inspire European brewers to add their own touch. This is a very good example of that.

One of the best looking IPAs I've seen. Has a brilliant golden amber color with excellent clarity that just shouts out, "drink me!" The perfect creamy froth of head sits atop the beverage, and it has a very healthy retention. The head thoroughly laces to the glass, giving the appearance of a sexy set of lingerie. Just a little bit of apparent carbonation. This is the beer that I picture when I think of what an IPA looks looks like.

The smell is great as well. Huge piney aromas, similar to Ruination (but a little less citric and a tad bit more catty). This is the pine bomb that I've been seeking for a while now that intensely citric IPAs seem to be in the mode. Lying in the undergrowth of the Chinook pine forest is a sweet doughy biscuit malt aroma. Just how I like it: hops up front and in your face, but not at the expense of the malt profile. I love me a nice IPA, but let's face it... they are often lame and one dimensional when it comes to malt, but not this one. There is still something about it that I can't quite put my finger on.

The taste is good. Surprisingly toasty malt presence. Very assertive Chinook bitterness up front as the pine makes its way to the back of the palate. A little too catty at the first sup, but as the beer warms, my palate also warms up to it. The malt profile remains interesting. Tastes like perhaps some belgian aromatic malts were used, and not quite the typical caramel malt bomb (though there is some of that to it as well). Maybe a LITTLE more residual sugar would help this beer truly achieve IPA greatness, but I really can't complain, because I still really enjoy this beer for what it is, yet I can't help but think about what the beer COULD be if I customized it to my particular tastes. Another reason I seem to really enjoy it is it bears an uncanny taste resemblance to one of my favorite homebrews.

The body is medium. Carbonation has a decent sting to it, further emphasizing the hops. As balanced as this beer seems to be, it is still overwhelmingly piney. A touch of alcohol burn is also accentuated more than it may actually be, thanks in part to the bitterness and carbonation. This is one of my only complaints about the beer. I think I've said what all there is to say about this... now go drink some for yourself!

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Photo of rand
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From bottle to pint glass

A: Pours apricot in color, cloudy, almost mirky - there's a surprising amount suspended yeast floating about. The brew forms a frothy, cavernous 2-inch head, leaving a fair amount of patchy lacing.

S: Honey-grapefruit is the first scent noticed, smells really sweet for the style. A little floral, nutty as well. Alcohol is apparent. Strong bouquet overall.

T: Refreshingly bitter up-front, piny, floral. Much more bitter than expected, like bitter grapefruit. There's a woody, nutty tone mid-sip that blends nicely with the bitter overtone. Honey-malts round the profile, but it tastes far less sweet than the nose would have you believe. Bitter citrus tones carry to the finish, drying toward the end.

M: Medium bodied, slightly chewy but plenty of carbonation to wash residue. Actually, carbonation balance is spot on.

I was impressed with this brew. I'm not sure why others thought this was going to be a hop-bomb, I didn't get that impression from the bottle. It's a "single" IPA, 7% ABV, and there are plenty of less-than-hoppy IPA's "stateside", especially in the Northwest. I had this beer in my fridge for a couple of months and it still had that clean, bitter, piny-hop taste you'd expect from a good IPA.

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Photo of ATPete
4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

looks like im the 100th review on this one.

16.9 oz bottle

Stateside pours a darker than average, rusty orange brown color with a large beige head. Big fresh hop nose, very unlike any import IPA ive had, bright and fruity with notes of pine resin and juicy leaf hop. Big in flavor as well, but surprisingly well balanced, definitely on the bitter end of the IPA spectrum but im loving it, the fresh cannabis/grass aftertaste screams for another sip. No detectable alcohol presence, medium bodied, slightly grainy with good carbonation. Damn i wish this was a little bit cheaper!

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Photo of tronester
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber, with a big tan head. Smells strongly of citrus fruit. Taste is surprisingly malty up front, caramel and toffee flavors, the middle has a nice, earthy, citrusy hop flavor. Finish is dry and bitter. Mouthfeel is medium, average carbonation. A very good IPA, a bit pricey though, I would get this again if I saw it, but you can get better IPA's for your dollar IMO.

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Photo of cnbrown313
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Sigmund
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First batches brewed by Mikkeller at Ørbæk Bryggeri, later batches were brewed by Mikkeller at BrewDog. Original rating: RBESG 2006 Grand Tasting. Cloudy orange-brown colour. Lovely hoppy aroma (chinook, cascade and amarillo). Flavour is also hoppy, on a relatively sweet (too sweet?) malty base. Rerate 500 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger: The flavour is not too sweet. Fruitiness first (oranges, grapefruit), then a distinct and sharp bitterness lasting through the finish and long aftertaste, notes of pine and resin. I'm upping it a few points.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

dated 13/01/17 ... whish I knew how fresh it was!

appearance is darkish golden orange with a fat flufy head. great retention and lacing.

upon cracking the can I got a big floral and apple scent. in the glass earthyness, pine, and a sweetish malt. apple note coming out as it warms.

taste is much the same, interestingly earthy, fruity, and malty at the same time - creating a taste that is really unique compared to the IPAs ive previously tried. perhaps its the yeast?

overall a good IPA that is worth trying

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Photo of Andy_Luft
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Anatole
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kmo1030
4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

this is a coppery amber colored brew with a thick light tan head. plenty of lacing.
the nose is quite hoppy, with a resinous, but soft, pleasant, orangey citrus quality as well as some faint bitter medicinal asprin type aromas. some pineapple is also noticable along with the bready carmel malts.
the taste has a nice citrusy orange/apricot/pineapple cocktail sort of hop quality. a harsh, but not unpleasant pine bitterness bites towards the back. caramel and light toffee is present throughout, along with something that reminds me just a bit of a belgian tripel, that may just be some of the fruity hop qualities though.
it's got a nice fuller side of medium mouthfeel with a moderate but delicate carbonation that suits the beer well.
good drinkability considering the 7% abv, and for that matter even if it was 5%. i can safely say that this is the finest danish american IPA styled beer i've ever had. but seriously, this holds up to some of the best stuff to come off of the west coast.

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Photo of Tdenham
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hwwty4
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Sycamore in Columbia for stocking a great beer that we can't get in Kansas City.

Poured 500ml bottle into a New Belgium globe. This beer pours a unfiltered apple cider brown with a big fluffy whit head that left a minimal amount of lacing. The aroma is a mixture of resiney hops and grapefruit with just a mild malt backbone. The taste is hops. Glorious hops. Lots of hops. Grapefruit and pine trees. Straight up, no ice or water. The mouthfeel is full and leaves a nice coating in your mouth. The drinkability of this beer is pretty high. This is my first go round with Mikkeller beers and it is really tasty.

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Photo of jneiswender
4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Ebenezer's Pub in Maine. Served in a pint class. Cool not cold.

A-orange/gold body and an off-white head.

S-juicy, citrus, tangerine smells

T-piney, some cereal flavors but muted

M-dry, light-medium

D-Not a bad representation of the style. I would drink this beer again. Certainly could drink several of these in spite of the hefty percentage of alcohol for the beer.

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Photo of JavierGC
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of July2Nov
2.85/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Muddy brownish color with orange hues around the edges. One inch frothy head that went down to 1/3 of an inch lacing.

Smell: Both malt and hops seep out. Caramel and toffee in the nose. Has a "bready" tinge about it.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Has a sour lemon tartness to it, with a peppery end. The hops are not as pronounced as was expected and seem to just lay there. Aftertaste is dry and bitter with a floral touch. Caramel upfront with a dry uneventful hop in the middle and end.

Overall: Not impressed as I thought I would be with this version of an American IPA from the Mikkeller brand. Too bad as I'm usually very impressed by their beers...guess you can't win them all.

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Photo of MiScusi
3.43/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- a little bit darker than I like to see an IPA but it pours a brownish-orange, and the head is amazing. Fluffy off-white head sticks forever.

S- The smell is definitely hop forward. Slightly orange citrusy, earthy, and sweet resiny.

T- More towards the sweet resiny side here. Finishes with quite a bitterness.

M/D- really has some body to it for a 7% IPA. I think a lot of it contributes to that background sweetness.

I'll tell you why this didn't completely impress me. It did have a nice hoppiness to me (which I love), but the sweetness, in it's syrupy fashion, was a bit too much for it. It doesn't seem like the hops were able to completely shine through here because of that.

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Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3.51/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured to a pokal glass.

A: The body is amber with some opaquenes. The head is white, one and a half finger thick and shows some good retention. Lots of lacing.
S: Not sure if this aroma is the result of not drinking this IPA while it was fresh but the aromas are very very mild of pine, fruity aromas tending for citrus and some hops. This beer is not that much aromatic.
T: The taste shows some toffee, some pine, not that much citrus even though they're present. In the end, hops and barley are strong.
M: Body is medium to medium high. Carbonation is *perfect*. Bitterness should be a lot tougher but it's very mild.
O: This beer should have an aromatic profile that would speak a lot more to the drinker since it's an IPA. The taste is very faited but probably due to not being fresh. Would like to drink this right out of a fresh keg. It could be interesting.

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Photo of ATLbeerDog
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

American Style IPA from Denmark (we've come a long way!) - Pours a rather cloudy dark gold color with a bubbly mostly white small head. Smells of both citrusy and piney hops. First sip is a tad spicy with the pine hops attributing to the bitterness. It slowly turns to a grapefruit bitterness that highlights the finish. Medium bodied with slightly below average carbonation, this could be a tad hoppier as it is closer to a APA than an IPA.

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Photo of BlindPig
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Really thick dense tan head on a cloudy amber orange body.
S- Big pine and citrus hops, sweet caramel malt, grass, a light fruit juice.
T- Pine and grass hops with a hint of citrus. Sweet caramel malt comes in to help provide balance. Almost a light toffee flavor to it also. Leaves a big bitterness all over the tongue. Pine and grass stay around in the aftertaste.
M- Full body with medium carbonation.
D- I think it is a nice IPA and would like to try it on tap. It's good but wouldn't trade for it again.

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Photo of NCSUdo
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle.

A: Pours a clear copper under a good fingers worth of white head. Good retention, hints of lace.

S: Grapefruit and slightly piney hops, slight hint of alcohol and some caramel maltiness. A little subdued.

T: Mostly bitter, mostly a piney/earthy type of hops. Front end could use more of a malty backbone. There is a orangish quality to the bitter finish that, although confused the hell out of my taste buds at first (and seemed a little off), actually has some redeeming qualities.

M/D: Light to medium bodied, a hint of creaminess, carbonation is light. Drinkability is fine on this one, but the taste is slightly off in my opinion.

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Photo of beermanbrian
4.34/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Golden orange in color with an ok white head. A few trails of lacing. Smell is a very nice IPA smell. Citrus, grapefruit and a distinct floral note. Also some bready maltyness in there. Very appealing. Taste is maltier than expected up front and then the hops kicks in. Nice bitterness level and very fruity. Mouth is thick and syrupy. This one is going down very quickly. Very nice beer. Interesting to see Eurepean brewers copying American styles. They did a good job with this one.

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Stateside IPA from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 260 ratings
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