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All Others Pale | Mikkeller ApS

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Mikkeller ApS

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ingredients: Water, malt (maris ottar pale, munich, carapils and caramunich), flaked oats, hops (simcoe, centennial, amarillo and nugget) and ale yeast.

Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Added by akorsak on 02-15-2008

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Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a kick-arse hoppy beer. We took it as a superior IPA. The balance and bitterness comparable to a double IPA, only better. Great sweetness.Pale? Grapefruit juice with beautiful hoppy aroma, and head and lace. Tasty, and one of the better beers I have had this year to date.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

listed as an American pale ale, I thought this one was as much Belgian as American, at least insofar as the yeast is concerned. not a real fruity or spicy strain, but definitely more than the flavorless cali types used in American pale ales. it adds a little punch and life to the hops, which are well dosed in this one for sure. a really splendid pale ale overall, easy drinking and insanely flavorful, but still low enough on the bitterness to not go anywhere near the ipa range. nice orange color to it, and a short lived half inch of white fluff is all on top. smells like grapefruit and pineapple and pine, a really nice diverse mix of hop characteristics going on, united by this mild Belgian yeast. the grain has to have a little darker malt in it, maybe some 60 crystal or something, but its more colorful than flavorful here, and it ends up being freakishly dry on the back end, especially for this juicy tropical orangey fruity hopping going on right until the end. well carbonated and very refreshing overall. when I think about pale ale as a style, unless its from one of the big boys in Vermont, its hard to get too excited about it, but mikkeller has refined it to an exceptional degree here, and I wish they sold this in six packs. I would absolutely buy it on the regular. for a basic style, this is outstanding.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very malty Pale Ale that rides the fence on citrus and resiny. More body but more malt sweetness on the forefront than most American Pales.

The look is very close to ideal: a deep copper colored beer gives a moderate haze, maybe from dry hopping. An off white head gives great substance and retention with a good deal of lacing and body.

A medium balance of both resiny/citrus/pine hops counter against a hearty barley malte (Marris Otter?) for a creamy, malty, hoppy scent that chases a lighter, estery yeastiness. No faults in the aroma, just wanting a more hop dominant nose.

Flavors of deep and complex malts take the foreground with rich caramels, breads, and sweetness. A very quick wave of hops bring the resiny, citrus, and pine notes that do a bit more than just balance the malts. Fruitiness takes a bit more of a back seat than in the aroma. Clean flavors but a bit more robust, bold and heavy in comparison to the greats.

Quite heavy, creamy, malty, and thick in the body leaving me wanting more dryness and crispness. The body (moreso than any other part of the beer) takes on an English malty-hoppy-fruity character that lacks the crisp, clean, and dry texture that makes American Pale Ales so drinkable, palatable, and thirst quenching.

Still, a very good beer this one is a bit more robust than what I look for in a quality Pale.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, with a 1970s living-room test pattern label. Don't know who the dude in the mugshot is, though.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium golden orange colour, with two fingers of puffy, densely foamy, and mildly bubbly off-white head, which renders some nice loose hanging curtain lace around the glass as it lazily fades away.

It smells of biscuity, bready caramel malt, soft toffee notes, a touch of earthy yeast, and some pungent herbal, grassy, and bitterly citric hops. The taste is more crackery caramel and bready malt, faint denuded orchard fruit, and still testy and well bitter leafy, grassy and citrusy hops (is there an echo in here?).

The carbonation is fairly sedate, just a wee, tempered frothiness for the most part, the body a so-so medium weight, perhaps a bit syrupy, but generally smooth. It finishes off-dry, with some lingering bready malt, and a fairly clean representation of green, tropical, and floral hops.

A very well hopped-up pale ale, and though its self-perceived position over all others is still debatable, I would have it again, yet preferably at not such a dear import price, but, I guess whaddyagonnado?

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a deep dirty beige color ale with a large foamy off-white head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of bitter and lightly citrus hops is interesting. Taste is a refreshing mix between a nice caramel malt base with some well balance bitter and citrus hops. Full body with great carbonation. Really well balance and very refreshing - I wouldn't mind having access to this beer year long.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.87/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

1 pint .9 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into an Orval goblet in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are pretty high as this is me favourite brewery in the world.

A: Pours a one finger head of decent cream, fair thickness, and okay retention. Colour is a nontransparent dark copper.

Sm: Sweet, likely with lots of sugar, but also featuring some pleasant hop tones. A bit buttery. A mild strength aroma.

T: Simple, actually - in a very disappointing way. The hops lend the climax an unnatural bitterness. The sugar is a bit mishandled, but it does alright. It doesn't really feel like a pale ale; it's schizophrenic. The balance is completely off, but the build is alright. Overall, it's a disappointment.

Mf: Smooth and wet, suiting the flavours in a merely general manner.

Dr: Drinkable but disappointing considering the brewer. I definitely wouldn't get it again, as much as I like the brewer. Once again, Mikkeller fails at light beers. I may be a bit harsh on it because I expect so much more, but overall it isn't bad.


2nd impressions (09.04.15):


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Photo of oberon
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The first beer I opened when back in my new digs back here in G-boro,NC.Poured into a standard pint glass a somewhat murky copper/bronze with a clingy half finger white head atop,fresh green hop aromas very fresh indeed with a bit of caramel biscuit malt just ver pleasant.At first the hop flavors hit nicely I love the Amarillo's nice piney,citric qualities with a firm lightly sweet malt base but it just seems to peter out midway thru and becomes a bit watery tasting.A little thin but a very quaffable pale to me alot like a Great Divde Fresh Hop ale but not quite as good,still solid.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.28/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear, ambery body with a smallish, white head.

Smell: Standard pale maltiness and full notes of raw grass, grapefruit pith, and more grass.

Taste: Basic pale malts, though not much in the way of sweetness. Big hit of citric pith and weedy grassiness. Medium-high bitterness. Ends with a finish full of bitterness. Hmm.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Plenty hoppy in terms of bitterness with little flavor and maltiness to support it. Not exactly what I'd call a thirst quencher.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.45/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ripe orange with butter rum colored trim. Plenty of beer is orange, but this one is exactly the right shade of orange; not too pale, not too dark. The lid looks like tangerine mousse, both in terms of color and consistency. The sticky chunk of foam is loaded with character, as is the gorgeous blanket of finely pocked lace that is beginning to appear on the glass. AOP is a fantastic looking APA.

The aroma is equally spectacular. Neither Struisse Mikkeller (Elliot Brew) nor Stateside IPA smelled this hoppy. The nose is chock full of sunshine bright American C-hops that deliver bushel basketfuls of pink grapfruits, oranges and mangos. My bottle has to be superfresh for the beer to smell like this.

All Others Pale tastes remarkably fresh as well. My initial (slight) disappointment at the lack of a buzzsaw hoppiness evaporated once I reminded myself that this isn't an IPA, but is an APA. Having said that, it's definitely on the high end for the style. I love the green, fresh hop cone resinousness of the flavor.

In addition to the tropical fruits listed above, spruce sap is apparent on the taste buds. You have to love a Danish brewery that gives American hopheads what they crave. It would be interesting to know what Europeans think about beer like this, since it's so different from what they're used to.

As the ounces quickly flow by, I'm becoming more and more impressed by the contrasting *and* complementary nature of the malt sweetness/flavor and the hop bitterness/flavor. In spite of an exhaustive search with lots of prodding and probing, there are no chinks in the armor of one of the best 'American' pale ales to have entered my glass in quite some time.

The mouthfeel is a difficult call. It's probably right on the money for most APAs, but is a little light for one that's this resinously hoppy. Slightly more heft would allow the hops to linger even longer. And that would be a very good thing indeed.

All Others Pale... In Comparison is fantastic beer. Its only fault (and it's a big one) is the price tag. For $9.39, I could get a sixer of either Two Hearted Ale or Alpha King. Okay... these days I'd probably have to add another few bucks. Subtracting cost from the equation, this is an easy recommendation for hopheads everywhere.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first beer in nearly two weeks as I have been on the deathbed with this damn flu. Served cold and poured into a tall pilsner glass, this one was enjoyed during the draft this afternoon on 03/29/2009.

The pour was very nice with a rich dark amber color coming forward right away. Nice head of at least an inch and a half comes up from the bottom and stayed around for a good long while before settling into a nice lacing up and down the sides of the glass. Rich hop aroma, orange and tangerine are mixed nicely with a good touch of light grain and a nice biscuit like hop profile. Smooth, medium carbonation and a fuller then a normal pale ale body all led them selves to a very enjoyable and smooth beer. Easily sessionable with a nice dry hop bite in the finish and a deep and mellow balanaced profile it was a classic pale ale. Another winner from Mikellar as far as I am concerned. Great beer for the afternoon.

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Photo of vfgccp
2.44/5  rDev -37%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A - Crystal clear amber with a bone white head. Fine bubble structure with a light lace.

S - Fresh wart and brown breads.

T - Oh no. Something might be off with this batch - but considering all of the delicious Mikkeller brews I've had, I have to entertain the idea that this might be intentional? It tastes like the beer was bottled before it completed the first stage of fermentation. Lots unfermented wart and hop tea coming through the profile. Has an unfiltered, slightly watery sweetness, some tangy malt, and a very green hop character.

M - Crisp hop and round malt, but a watery mouthfeel. What booze is there plays out somewhat unpleasantly. Slightly sour finish.

D - If it was intentional, the flavor profile just came out over my head. Otherwise I'd chalk this up to a bad bottle. If you've never had a Mikkeller before don't let this review stop you, every other brew I've had from him was great.

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Photo of Billolick
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Mid sized bottle, seriously marked down at Nikki's in North Providence R.I. not sure why but maybe this one has been sitting around for awhile....anyway, no freshness info to be had, this one poured cloudy medium amber, not much head developed and next to no lace on the glass. Resiny hop nose, leads to tasty IPA like brew, medium hop bite, resiny and dessert dry. Nice hoppy ale. Still fairly expensive at $3.99, but $8.99, c'mon, I would have passed it by.

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Photo of Gobzilla
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured a dark orange brown with yellow higlights that had a finger of bubbly head and left good sticky lacing on the glass.

S: the tangerine and citrus strike first on the bouquet that had more malt character than the piney hops that were noticeable but not that potent.I did also get some candy sweetness as well.

T: the hops were more punchy on the palate with grapefruit notes that help propel the overall bitterness. It does seem to have a good malt backbone but is shadowed by the hops and came with a little tangerine accents on the backend.

M: the brew was medium body with a moderate amount of carbonation which had a crisp piney hop bitter and slight citric finish.

D: it drank really well but was a little dissapointed cause I've had this brew a while back and I believe that the flavor are dying out with the age it has on it; but still was decent.

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Photo of Gavage
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a clear dark orange color with a one finger head that slowly fades. Spotty lacing develops.

Smell: nice caramel, grass, and grapefruit tones rise from the glass.

Taste: grainy malt, caramel, grapefruit, soft orange tones, and grass. There is a slight earthy quality to this. The bitterness is strong but not overpowering at all. Definte dryness at the finish.

Mouthfeel: very crisp throughout. Long grapefruit and bitter aftertaste. Medium bodied beer.

Drinkability: easy to quaff and could be a session ale. The dryness at the finish may grow tiring after a few pints. Tasty brew.

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Photo of WesWes
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hazy, dark golden color with a thick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a balanced aroma of pale and crystal malts along with an excellent bouquet of finishing hops. It's bitter, but more mild than anything else. The taste is decent as well. Again, it's equal parts malts and hops. It goes down easy with some prickly carbonation and a touch of caramel sweetness. It's quite bitter all the way through, but I'm a little disappointed in the fact that it's a little too sweet. It seems just a little too big in all departments. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a medium bodied beer with too much carbonation. This is a tasty beer, but nothing to get excited about. It tastes like a hopped up English pale.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is a mix of various hops. I get notes of orange citrus, flowers and perfume. The flavor is oranges and pine with quite a bit of bitterness. The beer is not as bitter as most IPAs, but for an American Pale Ale, it is fairly bitter. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Decent, but nothing special.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

What looks to be a best by date on the cap of December 2009; Sampled June 2008
A healthy pour yields a frothy, initially three finger thick, tan colored head in my 25cl tulip glass. The head forms some light lacing on the sides of my glass as it subsides. The beer is a clear, amber-copper color that shows a brilliantly clear, full copper color when held up to the light. The aroma has a punchy herbal hop character noticeable as I pour this brew, but that becomes much more fruit focused when I stick my nose in my glass. Punchy, smooth, tropical fruit notes and sweet citrus character contribute hop aromas of lychees, apricot, bergamot, candied ruby-red grapefruit zest and bright tangelo. There is a quite noticeable malt character here as well; it intertwines with the more dominant hop notes, but is definitely quite noticeable throughout the aroma profile. Toasty pale malt, crisp - crushed cracker notes and light biscuit grain notes are quite noticeable. I really like the punchy, fruit focused hop character that the nose has & the malt adds a nice touch of complexity.

Much lighter in heft than I was expecting; this is quite light bodied, though I wouldn't quite characterize it as thin or watery. The beer has a distinct, phenolic note of burnt plastic, that while subtle, still lingers throughout the flavor profile during my first sip. The note turns to a more solvent, or acetone like note that gets somewhat magnified in the finish and becomes a very vapor-driven, aromatic flavor. Grassy, herbal notes seem to be accentuated by this off flavor during the front part of each sip, but it causes the herbal notes to take on a sharp, almost harsh edge. Don't get me wrong though, this beer is dominated by clean hop notes; a nice, nay ample bitterness runs throughout (especially in the finish) and there is lots of ample fruity hop character here. Flavors of apricot, lychee and bright orange zest are substantial, but not as over the top as they might be if the beer had a bit more body and sweetness. In the end though the plastic / acetone flavor is just a bit too much for me.

The nose of this beer is quite nice with no hint of the problem flavor notes. Even the flavor is not totally dominated by these notes (many will probably miss the off flavors), but since I have noticed them they become particularly distracting to my enjoyment of the flavor.

Purchased: Plaza Liquors, Tucson AZ

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Photo of Derek
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy amber-bronze, light tan head, little retention & good lace.

S: Huge grapefruit, nectarine and piney hops give this a nose like an serious IPA!

T: Grapefruit, nectarine, pine, pale malt, good bitterness.

M: Moderate body, well-attenuated with a very dry finish.

D: Thoroughly enjoyable.

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Photo of weeare138
3.2/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appears a hazy, light gold with a small, off-white head that slowly fades out. Scattered spots of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of yeasty, citrus, grass, milled grain, caramel, stone fruit, and earthy, piney hops.
Taste is of the aromas with an earthy, citrusy, toasted malt flavor that seems to be mildly refreshing.
Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with carbonation that is vibrant up front on the tip of the tongue before steadying out to an earthy, yeasty bitterness on the back of the palate.

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Photo of rudzud
3.04/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes at a friends house.

A - Poured into a duvel tulip an amber crystal clear hue. There is a nice one finger head that fades to leave a light halo and nice clouding.

S - Sweet malts and bland hops. Really lackluster.

T - More sweet malts and super light hops. Very dissappointing.

M - Eh, its got nice carbonation. Sits well in the mouth.

O - Not sure if this was an old bottle, but this stuff is pretty weak. Definately wouldn't buy again.

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Photo of corby112
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark chestnut brown color with dark golden amber hues when held to a light source and a two finger frothy, pillowy white head with great retention, only slowly settling into a lasting cap that coats the glass with chunks of soapy white lacing. Not very pale.

Earthy floral hop nose with a good bit of caramel/biscuit malt. Slightly grassy and smells pretty hoppy for a pale ale.

Medium bodied with a lot of crisp floral hops up front that are nicely balanced by a sweet caramel malt backbone. Slight hints of citrus peel and grapefruit and a nice dry pine character. Finish is bitter and dry. The malt backbone is prominent but overall this beer is well balanced and very complex for the style.

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Photo of beerthulhu
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured a medium-dark rustic orange with a swirling haze that slowly worked its way down. Visibility was translucent while the head was frothy with a creamish tan color displaying a respectable retention rate. Visible carbonation was light with a sparse density of micro-bubbles that rose at a lazy rate mixed in with random bursts of fast rising macro-bubbles.

S: The nose was grapefruity with a wonderful sense of semi-dry caramel malting. Some pungent flowery hops (reminds me a bit of Columbus) definitely makes its presence known. The malting really stands out here with a soft, dry toasty character with flashes of citrus blended within.

T: The initial impression was malty with a semi-dry grapefruit and citrus nature. There seems to be light tart notes with perhaps some indication of belgain yestiness adding subtle highlights to the drink. The finish finds fading notes of citrus peels and a rich, dry malty residue lacing. A nice level of hoppiness with perhaps an even more impressive showing of malting makes this a full bodied affair. The maris otter is very distinguishable here for those familiar with a palate that reminded me a bit of the river horse hop-a-lot-amus.

M: A nice level of tingly carbonation is present, especially on the tip of the tongue while a full body of malts and bread smoothers the tongue. The maris otter leaves behind a nice silty residual coating upon the swallow.

D: Drinkability was good, malty, and dry with a fresh wet citrus hopping that will leave you licking your lips for more after every sip. A big, maltier interpretation and one that should not be missed. Per style a solid recommendation.

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Photo of akorsak
4.47/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 500 mL capped bottle purchased at Capone's.

A: The pale ale an attractive amber color, lighter with a stronger focus on the orange hues. The ale is magnificently translucent with a voluminous white head that has laced prodigously around the glass.

S: The nose is full of citrus with grapefruit and fruit rind leading the way. The hoppiness is nicely balanced by the caramel body.

T: The first impression from this pale ale is that it really is an IPA. The sweet hop juices take control of the ale from the get-go and retain their firm grasp long after the sip is gone. The taste is, if my memory of hops is correct, cascade or centennial, full of citrusy thickness that has grapefruit, orange and orange rind as the prevalent flavors. A firm caramel backbone props up the citrus hops. The alcohol is low enough that it never interferes with the hop profile. The rind bitterness is the lasting impression on the palate.

M: Hops, hops and more hops (but nicely balanced). This one can compete with Stateside IPA in terms of hoppiness.

D: This beer had me from the first sniff. The lupulin intensity is excellent. All others really do pale in comparison.

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4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into pint glass june5 2010

A golden amber with slow raising bubbles floating up to a two finger head that has decent retention and leaves great lace well down the glass

S lots of caramel and some mellow hops with a little tropical fruit, not much too it but what it has going for it works

T again plenty of caramel with sweet malts and mellow hops, pretty tasty pale if you like caramel and toffee

M slightly sticky with enough carbonation to please, medium bodied with average length

D went down pretty quick, this was a pretty well rounded beer good all areas, extra points for a beer I'd session at 6%alc

love the lame colors on the bottle and it was nice of them too let big worst dude take off his sunglasses for his mug shot, all label visuals aside I liked this beer and could see myself drinking drinking it again.

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Photo of scruffwhor
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great pale, and ever so slightly hazey copper color. A few bubbles and a good film of foam and a very solid ring. The aroma is a pine tree with blossoming hop flowers everywhere. Not to mention the toasted caramel malts melted in with the hops. Just like the aroma, geat earthy yet biting hops mixed with a well picked tosted malt bill. The bitterness is refreshingand the dry malt is satisfying. Very easy to drink, ust thething after a day a work.

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All Others Pale from Mikkeller ApS
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