All Others Pale | Mikkeller ApS

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All Others PaleAll Others Pale

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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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Reviews: 92 | Ratings: 125
Photo of Biggness
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a nice semi cloudy amber with a 2 fingered head and mild lacing. The smell is of citrus with some malt base in the background. The taste is very pleasant and easy, some hints of vanilla and a wonderful malt base to this brew with a nice citrusy hop finish. The mouthfeel is nice might be a tas overcarbonated, a very drinkable brew only thing slowing it is the carbonation level.

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Photo of magictrokini
4.27/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

One of the best APA's I've had. Pours hazy copper with a solid white head. Fresh, crisp hop aroma; lots of pine and grapefruit (for an APA). Nice toasty malt. Clean, balanced hop-and-malt taste. The resin hops and biscuity malt work together without being dry or syrupy. The minimal use of the caramel malt made this beer. There is only a hint of it towards the end. It was a welcome change to the typical ''lets balance out the hops with a ton of caramel malt'' that sabotages most of these APA's.

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Photo of jspruit
4.32/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from 50cl purchased at in Copenhagen.

Nice slightly off-white head that is about 2 fingers high and laces down the glass nicely. Color is nice pale with a bit amber hints in it-quite nice.

Smells nice and earty with some hoppy notes and some citrus hints. Makes you eager to taste.

Flavor is APA all of the way with nice hops blends and some pine/earthy flavors. A bit bitter with some biscuit notes too, but overall well balanced.

Nicely balanced and goes down smooth with alot of flavor so that is nice. A light dry fninsh leaves you wanting more.

This is a great example of APA (my favorite style) and definitely one that I'd recommend to others and will drink it again if I can get my hands on it.

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Photo of kmo1030
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a beautiful caramel amber color with a nice thick light tan head.
the first thing you notice in the nose is a nice big hoppy character with a piney lightly citrus quality. upon closer inspection there is a pleasant biscuity caramel malt aroma underneath. a beauty to sit and sniff.
the taste starts with a sweeter biscuit/caramel fading into tofee, and then to some moderate resinous hop flavors, before finshing off with some also moderate bitterness. less bitter than the aroma would let on, but it should for the style. just a nice tasting pale ale plain and simple.
the beer is a touch to the fuller side of medium bodied. the carbonation remains a a slightly more active level than what i would call moderately carbonated.
the drinkability is good, a nice all occasion type of beer. it's something i'd like to see in a six pack in my fridge on a regular basis. too bad that won't be happening.

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Photo of jjayjaye
4.07/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Many thanks to drunkmonk for this opportunity.

Pours a hazy solid amber color with a HUGE foamy off white head that resists fading and leaves better than average amount of Belgian lacing in its wake. The smell struck me first as light and citrusy, a nice array of pine and grapefruit, lemon, caramel and malty sweetness. Lightly carbonated, the mouth feel has a lighter texture than you might expect after the visible and aromatic fan fair. The flavor mirror the smell. Full of citrus and very refreshing. An easy drinker. At 6% ABV, it begs another and ...well who knows? Really enjoyed considering this one!

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Photo of Monkeyknife
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle a bright orange gold with a thick and fluffy beige head.

Aroma is vibrant with a rush of grapefruit and orange hops along with malt, biscuit, and a touch of earthiness.

After the aroma, the taste was a bit of a letdown. Opens with a metallic hop bitterness which soon fades to a malt and biscuit finish.

Thinner mouthfeel, dry, and moderately carbonated.

A decent apa from Mikkeller.

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Photo of Reagan1984
3.56/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Head was aggresive with a great deal of substance. Very creamy head.
Orange amber in color with the slightest haze. No visible carbonation

Very light aroma.

Initial burst of hop bitterness. This gives way to a mix of fruit and a malt background. Finishes with a rush of yeast flavor(slightly chalky) and then a hop bitterness again.
This second burst of bitterness lingers nicely.

Mouth feel is medium bodied. The chalky nature of the yeast does take away from the mouthfeel and drinkability slightly.

A good beer. But I'm not sure that "All Others Pale" in comparison as the label says.

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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 ckeegan04
3.61/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Dark orange with hints of brown. Thick foamy off-white head with excellent retention and lacing.

S - Aromas of dark caramel malts and citrusy hops. Also faint aroma of alcohol underneath. The citrusy hops are the dominant aroma.

T - Mild sweetness up front quickly overcome by a citrusy hop bitterness. Provides and excellent bite. Some earthy undertones come through later in the drink.

M/D - A little thin and way too carbonated of feel. A drinkable pale ale, but it would not be one of my first choices.

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Photo of mike24
4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: pours a beautiful hazy amber with a decent head,

S: some spicy and citrusy hops with a backbone of grainy malts

T: malt kicks first with a smack of citrus coming in with the hop. super juicy in the middle with a nice sweetness from the malt coming through. finishes on a drying note with the sweetness lingering and a nice hop bitterness in the throat.

M: silky smooth and the right amount of carbonation, pretty crisp

D: no problems here, very drinkable

notes: this is simply a phenomenal beer, interesting that such a style comes out of denmark, but it seems that they've been paying attention.

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Photo of changeup45
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an orange color, moderate sized head with a nice grapefruit hoppy aroma. A lot of grapefruit hops in the flavor as well, a little citrusy with quite a bit of bitterness considering this is a Pale Ale. Light malt backing but not a lot, which doesn't bother me. A very nice Pale Ale that really has enough flavor to compete with some IPAs.

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Photo of koopa
4.07/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Orange Amber with a nice hazy to it. Decent lacing but not much head retention in a Chimay Goblet (should have used a pint glass)

S: The smell was one of my favorite aspects of this brew. Classy balance of pine, grapefruit, and a light citrus hoppy tone (closer to nectarine than orange)

T: Same as smell. More hoppy than I was expecting from a Pale Ale from Denmark. Kudos

M: Dry finish with a moderate amount of carbonation and body

D: This beer is much too pricey in my area ($8.99 for a 16.9oz bottle WTF) but I'm thoroughly enjoying it and will have to have it again in the future.

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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 Seanibus
4.77/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

What an amazing beer - delicate, beautiful, in many ways radical. It is a beer that rewards slow sipping and careful contemplation.

Pours a beautiful amber with a big fluffy head and nice lacing. The aroma is strong with apricot and pineapple. The flavor displays some biscuity malt, but mostly has heaps of apricot and pineapple flavor, with an intense, slow developing hop bitterness. The mouthfeel is thin, but slightly clingy with a hint of astringency. As it warms a bit, the flavor begins to resemble a strong, fragrant jasmine tea. The beer rounds out to a crisp, very dry finish. Just lovely all around.

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Photo of paco1029384756
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours orange with minimal head and a chunky ring of lacing.

Scent of floral, grassy hops starts with some caramel malts and some citrus.

Initial taste of grassy hops, somewhat earthy, caramel malts come in briefly, but don't stay for long enough. Bitter hops linger with a fairly dry finish.

Mouthfeel is somewhat heavy, a little uneven, but it drinks good.

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Photo of barefootbrewer
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: This beer poured a clear orange/golden color with a big, persistent head.

S: The aroma is sweet and malty with grapefruit (hops) quite prevalent.

T: The taste is initially bitter and grapefruit like. It finishes with a big hop citrus flavor.

M: Medium bodied and well suited.

D: This is an excellent Pale Ale. The hop flavors are bold and welcomed.

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Photo of dsa7783
4.42/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Single bomber bottle purchased for $8.99 from Gary's in Madison...
A highly-rated Danish version of an American Pale Ale, this brew proves to be a top-notch depiction of the style - dead on with a wonderfully balanced malt and hop laden aroma, with earthy tones and grains... Dark-copper, deep-orange hue with no head and very minimal lacing...
Crisp, refreshing, flavorful taste, very well balanced, with strong biscuit notes... Bread and butter, caramel, and nuttiness abound as well...
Good mouthfeel along with a great level of drinkability to match...

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Photo of paytoplay
4.07/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drank out of the 500ml bottle so not sure on the appearance. Great nose, citrus, clean and refreshing. Could of been colder, and enjoyed on a hotter day and it would of been great. Some bitter hops on the finish give it some bite, though tried next to an IIPA it was a small flavored beer. Great nose and high drinkability. Not sure on the price but I believe the Mikkeller brews are on the high end. Will work thru more of the brews before I settle in and buy more than singles.

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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 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 gford217
4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a deep hazy golden amber with a small dense off-white head. A swirl of foam lingers around the top and retention is good.

S: Smell is of citrus hops with a bit of grass and a fairly strong bready malt sweetness in the background.

T: Taste is dominated by the citrus hops up front with grapefruit and lemon playing major roles. This gives way to a subtle sweet, bready malt background with strong hints of caramel which leads to the hop bitterness in the finish.

M: Mouthfeel is medium with solid carbonation and prickly with the hop juices.

D: This is a top-notch APA and a great beer for a warm spring afternoon. Very drinkable and highly recommended.

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Photo of Crosling
4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is a world-class Pale Ale from Mikkeller. Vibrant hops on the nose, lemony and grapefruit-like. The most impressive part of the brew is the malt character, so lush, sugary and flavorful, with hints of toffee and biscuit. Mikkeller is really stepping up.

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Photo of deepsouth
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

this beer poured an almost amber color with patchy head and a few bubbles.

this beer smells like floral hops and sour fruits.

the taste is mostly grapefruit, but has enough sweetness to tame the tartness of the hops. finishes pretty dry.

the mouthfeel is nice for the style. medium i'd say. well carbonated.

i don't know that all others pale, but many certainly do. a solid offering from mikkeller.

just realized, this is my 100th review!

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Photo of mdm46410
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle and served in a pint glass. This pale ale pourd a cloudy, glowing orange/amber hue with a lasting head of creamy beige foam. Lots of beautiful, thick lacing. The aroma of the beer was made up of fresh grapefruit, sweet peaches, oranges, and rich caramel. The flavor included biscuit, caramel, and some mild citrus, finishing with a dry bitterness. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. A tasty, refreshing pale ale. Highly sessionable.

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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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All Others Pale from Mikkeller ApS
3.87 out of 5 based on 125 ratings.
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