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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 JohnQVegas
3.27/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy copper, with a 1.5 finger bone-white head that quickly fades into some thin, soapy bubbles.

Nose is caramelly and citrusy; orange marmalade. Bit toasty.

Taste is somewhat lacking. Hints of caramel and citrus up front are largely rolled under by a big, bitter astringency that leave sthe tongue feeling slightly prickly. Finish again hints at nice orangey citrus and caramel notes, but the palate is still recovering from the astringent assault earlier. The balance of hop flavor vs hop bitterness is way off. Almost like eating water that's had tree bark boiled in it.

Mouthfeel is a bit harshly carbonated. Medium body, scrubbing, sharp carbonation that's a bit over the top.

I certainly didn't want another of these after I was finished with the first. Too much aspirin-like astringency.

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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 Jettanbass9
3.61/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

my first Mikkeller, picked this one up for 6 bucks, pretty inexpensive in PA, so i thought it was deserving for an impulse buy.

A - slightly murky from bottle conditioning, orange highlights with an amber hue. Incredible head that fluffs up like a freshened pillow. Appearance reminds me of a cask ale.

S - the hops have some age on them but still remain in the forefront. Pineapple, tropical fruits emerge alongside some citrusy notes. This beer has a huge caramel aroma with toasted subtleties. If this beer was fresh I can only imagine the hops being so much more bright in the nose.

T - Bitterness, malt, hop flavor, oh my! A sweet caramel base acts like a canvas to the extremely balancing bitterness in this beer. Sweetness rolls on the tongue as the bitterness clears the palate. Very nice crisp bitterness... i like what it does for this beer. Hop flavor is of pineapple and tropical fruits with light background notes of citric acidity, very reminiscent of a clementine or tangerine.

M - light carbonation plays alongside a crisp bitterness that provides a pleasant astringency. Mouthfeel becomes borderline cloying even with such a high bitterness. Above average but a slightly drier beer would put this beer to a 4.

D - the bright crispness of this beer plays extremely well with the sweet caramel notes. The label boasts, 'perfect after a hard day's work or on hot summer days...', I wouldn't go as far as saying that this beer would pair as perfectly as intended but a very drinkable beer indeed. A well crafted beer, you can tell the brewers vision came out in this beer.

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Photo of brendan13
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a slightly hazed orange based amber colour with a couple of centimetres of white head that falls fairly quickly.
S - Piney, citrus & tropical fruit hops backed with a slight caramel maltiness.
T - The fruity hop flavours come through quite strongly in the taste as well as a caramel and toasty bread malt flavour.
M - Light to medium bodied with a moderate carbonation and quite a dry and bitter finish.
D - A good play on words. This is quite full on for an APA. It's a good beer but doesn't have the sessionability of a classic APA.

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

Pours out a slightly cloudy ice tea color with lots of off-white creamy suds clinging to the side of the rim and the tiny bubbles in the liquid are clinging also. Very effervescent brew.
Smell is fruity like mango but with a lemon peel zest along with the yeast burning the nose slightly. A certain hop bitterness is in the aroma also.
Taste is mostly bitter and dry but refreshing otherwise. Not much else is coming through. Kind of plain.
Mouthfeel is a little dirty but finishes dry and black bitter.
Not their best beer but it a good representation of the American Pale Ale style.

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Photo of mdagnew
4.62/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle bought online from the Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam...

Poured a nice crystal clear golden copper colour. White head with coppery hints poured big thick and foamy with a meringue like topping then faded slowly to good covering with thick edging... barely any carbonation bubbles... lots of sticky lacing...

Aroma - Lots of juicy mouth watering (slightly tropical ?) fruitiness (pears, grapefruits, oranges, magnoes), light sweet caramel malts, buttery, some bready notes, honey, citrus and grassy hops, light pine, quite floral, talcum powder traces, faint rubbery notes, the faintest hint of clove...

Taste is pretty similar to the aroma... slighty tropical tart fruits (grapefruits oranges, limes), good peppery and citrus hop bitterness balanced by caramel sweetness, chalky traces, light metallic notes, quite biscuity...

M&D - Smooth initially with a little sharpness underneath... medium bodied... an extremely quaffable brew - just slightly above sessionable at 6.0%

Overall - An outstanding APA... one of the best i've had. If this was readily available i would always have it in my cupboard... highly recommended...

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

I don't remember how I got this bottle but it's been on my counter for a month.

Good APA pour, nice haze and nice head.

Smells a little tame. Malt profile is more earthen than I'd expected, more a like a red ale than a pale. The hops are either from the US west coast or else are very good european approximations of US west coast hops. Well balanced, but a little weak.

The flavor is still well-balanced and, thankfully, a bit more aggressive. Big red aleish malt up front, lightly acidic, sharply bitter hops in the back. Nothing to write home about, really, but a nicely balanced APA is always worth drinking.

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Photo of Metalmonk
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A beaut of a beer, pouring a tight creamy head, about in inch-thick with all kinds of lace sticking to the glass. Color is a rusty reddish-orange with a lot of haze and even more bubbles feed the creaming and long-lasting head.

Delicate but compelling aroma, the hops are featured, very flowery and a little pine. Gentle caramel in the background.

Merciless hops on the tongue without feeling extreme...just seems like they didn't bother chucking a shitload of malt in for balance. Lemon, grapefruit, citrus rind, pine, more grapefruit rind. You get the idea. Brash for the style, maybe, but intensely flavorful. Certainly not a problem for anyone with a liking for big flavor and a dislike of rigid style guidelines. Exotic fruits also come to mind, as does a healthy yeast spin, with just a pinch of cinnamon in the finish. And wouldja believe it, there are hops lingering in the finish too.

Just a bit sharp on the tongue, damn prickly carbonation, although the body is full and somewhat buttery despite all the prickle action.

One of the hoppiest pale ales I've ever had, but still enough balance from the sweet side. Ideally a hophead's #1 go-to pale ale, but who's ever gonna buy this by the case? At $9.99 a bottle, they don't come cheap. Still, I'm happy with my purchase...and I'll take death before I start "trading down".

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