Green Gold
Mikkeller ApS

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IPA - American
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3.89 | pDev: 12.85%
Mikkeller ApS
Very Good
Green GoldGreen Gold
Notes: First batches Brewed at Gourmetbryggeriet, Roskilde, Denmark.

Now brewed at De Proefbrouwerij, Belgium

Ingredients: Water, malt (pilsner, munich and caramunich), flaked oats, hops (simcoe, cascade and amarillo) and ale yeast.
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Snowcrash000 from Germany

3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, dark amber coloration with a small, fluffy head. Smells of biscuity, caramel malt and resinous, citrus hops, with notes of grapefruit and pine. Taste is a great balance of biscuity, caramel malt and bitter, resinous, fruity, slightly floral and herbal/spicy hops, with citrus and lighter tropical notes of grapefruit, tangerine and pineapple, as well as quite a bit of pine coming through. Finishes with a medium bitterness and some grapefruit, pine and herbal accents lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation.

This makes for a very nice East Coast IPA with a good balance of bitter, resinous, slightly floral hops and solid malt backbone, which provides a little sweetness here, while finishing with a good, not too extreme bitterness. I'm always happy to come across a nice old-school IPA among the sea of NEIPAs and this one, while being just a tad too sweet and floral for my personal taste, is still a very enjoyable example of the style that is quite resinous, which I can always dig.

Dec 15, 2020
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very lightly hazy medium to dark copper in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and moderate ruby red + burnt orange colored highlights. The beer has a three finger pillowy sudsy foamy very light beige head that slowly reduces to a large patch of medium thick film (covering about 70% of the surface) surrounded by a large patch of very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit pith, pine, tropical/mango, herbal, and spicy hops over the top of light to moderate aromas of biscuit + caramel malts with a hint of caramel sweetness.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of biscuit + caramel malts with a light amount of caramel sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of citrus/grapefruit pith, pine, tropical/mango, herbal, and spicy hops which imparts a moderate amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Initially slightly crisp.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and a really nice combination of hop flavors + aromas with a solid enough malt backbone. A classic West Coast style IPA and really enjoyable - I could easily have a couple of these.

Feb 14, 2018
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jngrizzaffi from Texas

4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can dated 12/7/17. Pours a cloudy amber color with a thick foamy head. There is a bite too much carbonation because it foam came out when I opened the can. Head retention and lacing are both excellent. Slight citrus aroma with some honey, maybe caramel and a piney resin. Nice smooth taste. There is some citrus, honey, caramel and bitter piney resin. Medium bodied with moderate to heavy carbonation.

Jan 13, 2018
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bmaslakov from Russian Federation

3.52/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Bought it bottled at the local bar.
Look: dark amber and wood, feeble foam disappearing in couple of minutes
Smell: pleasant honey and flowers
Taste: very bitter with flowerish notes.
Feel: light carbonation and oily structure.
Overall: unfortunately, this is not my style. Nose is way better than mouth.

Nov 05, 2017
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HipCzech from Texas

3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Serving: 500 ml can (stamped best before "12/07/17"), poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Appearance: Slightly hazy amber gold with a towering head of thick, white, soap sud bubbles. Fantastic sticky lace.

Smell: Pale malt grain, grapefruit rind, hints of caramel and dank hops.

Taste: Solid malt body - both grainy and sweeter caramel - along with plenty of grapefruit, citrus rind, pine resin and some earthy hops. Hints of spicy, fruity Belgian hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: Solid IPA with good balance of juicy citrus hops and malty body along with some subtle Belgian yeast spice.

Jul 30, 2017
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BubbleBobble from New York

4.38/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an opaque, slightly hazy amber with a nice full frothy heady that leaves sticky and tacky lacing - very appealing. Resin, orange zest, citrus aromas dominate. Smooth balanced malt and hop, highly drinkable, smooth finish, creamy mouthfeel. Excellent balanced IPA.

Jun 02, 2017
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BluesBreaker_89 from England

4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Golden orange pour with a two finger white head. Pine, orange, grapefruit and bitterness on the nose, with perhaps a touch of banana. Pine resin and bitterness up-front on the tongue, developing into grapefruit, orange peel and touches of peach. Slightly dank, dry earthy aftertaste. Slight carbonation but smooth as well... Very easy drinking for a 7% ABV beer.

May 27, 2017
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puck1225 from Texas

4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is interesting. Poured from a can into a tulip cup. Cloudy orange color with a thick fluffy head and great lacing. The smell was great, citrusy with berries and a bit of pepper. The taste was grapefruit with some earthy funkiness. Over all it was a fun beer to drink and I would get it again.

May 14, 2017
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JBenGuinn from Texas

4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I really dig this beer. With all the West Coast vs East Coast IPAs, this finds its own space to shine. Good bitterness, decent floral hop taste with a good amount of piney resin on the tongue. I'll go back to this again and again.

Jan 25, 2017
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TX-Badger from Texas

3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a mostly clear medium golden color with white head. Pine, citrus fruits, grass, resinous tones, and a little cereal on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with pine and citrus fruits.

Dec 27, 2016
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rex_4539 from Greece

4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Peach-like color, one finger slightly off white head, superb lacing, loads of carbonation.

S: Hops.

T: Hoppy, malty, bitter.

F: Smooth, refreshing, highly drinkable.

O: A classic IPA.

Nov 25, 2016
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dabeerbuddha from Canada (ON)

2.8/5  rDev -28%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

First run in with Mikkeller. Bottle not dated. That may be part of the problem here.
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij, Belgium
Swamp water appearance. Sea foam head. Nose was the best thing going for it. One dimensional bitter sludge sipping. Working my way through this mess. Resinous pine and chlorophyll taste. Sweet malt. I'm thinking it was past its freshness date but without a hint to when it was brewed or when it should be drank by I would say a renegade brewer with their own artistic views and no consideration for the end consumer has made a mediocre brew. Check freshness if you are going to try this beer.

Jul 18, 2016
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Dirtyhands from Maryland

3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I'm embarrassed for myself. I paid 9 bones for this. Either mikkellar has the worst hop contracts in the world or Shelton brothers just hates me. It's alright, lot of green taste and not in the most pleasant resiny way one might expect. I suspect I'm tasting a hop profile I'm not interested in, but at the same time the dry hopping technique leaves something to be desired. Body and carbonation are on point.

Jun 30, 2016
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janubio from Spain

3.72/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a two fingers head that fades soon, leaving good ring and lace. Aroma of herbs, pepper, spices, some citrus notes. Medium body, creamy and harsh palate, great carbonation. Taste of spruce, lemon, herbs, candy, spices.

Jun 14, 2016
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superspak from Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can into tulip glass, best before 11/3/2016. Pours lightly hazy deep orange/copper color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, mango, passion fruit, lemon/orange peel, pine, caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of juicy citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, mango, passion fruit, lemon/orange peel, pine, caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, mango, passion fruit, lemon/orange rind, pine, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and minimal lingering hop astringency after the finish. Moderate dryness from bitterness, that increases through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderate sticky/resinous/creamy balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent IPA! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. This still tasted really fresh to me for being 6 months old, assuming that the dating is one year out. A very enjoyable offering.

Jun 02, 2016
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rudzud from Massachusetts

3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy dark gold with a fat head that faded to leave nice lacing

S - Aromas of nice grassy hops, floral, light pine.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, good light floral hops, grassy, strong bitter finish.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, bit thin and watery.

O - Overall this was a rather a generic ipa.

Serving Type: can

May 06, 2016
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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.43/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

No thanks to rudzud

Light fizzy head little lacing legs hazy bright orange color.
Nose ok, some citrus fruit faint tropical, but also grassy herbal sticky hop, fruity, earthy, grassy, little funky thing, lemony citrus.

Taste sweet malt with grassy toasted straw malt, into big grassy spicy chewy hops, little briny, mild booze and sweet malt, super bitter. Finish terrible briny spicy bleh hops.

Mouth is med bod little booze and still thin somehow, decent carb.

Overall very poor choice in hops.

May 06, 2016
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jaehongcho from Korea (South)

3.36/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had it as draft at the Mikkeller Bar Seoul.

A: Offish orangy color for the body with a big head of about two fingers with a careful pour. The head is fairly yellowish. Good head retention with lacing

Ar: Fresh aroma. Piney, fruity, & floral. Hint of maltiness

T: Follows the aroma. A bit malty with bready caramel and noticeble yeastienss on the tongue. Still very hoppy and piney.

M: Smooth on the mouth. Creamy and I should say easy-drinking.

Aftertaste: Bitter but predominatly sweet.

Jan 22, 2016
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SayBoom from Ukraine

4.38/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

It was drunk 2 month after BB date. Appearance is deep-orange color, weak white head. Very dark for a classic IPA. Smells like an American-style barleywine ale. Caramel malt, honey, brown sugar, toffee. Then follows hop bunch in the background. Almost a sweet caramel malt profile going in the taste. Grapefruit, pine, herbal notes supplement a picture. Lots of hop bitterness going on the finish. Good bitterness level in the aftertaste. Big body with a medium carbonation. Balance is such good, that is really enjoyable.

Nov 24, 2015
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 500 ml can on November 25, 2015. Can stamped B.B.D. 20/05/17. Look is a nice bright amber with a thick creamy light tan head and lingering lacing. Smell is citrus, pine and biscuit malt. Taste is grapefruit, orange, pine and biscuit. Feel is medium in body yet smooth in finish.

Nov 21, 2015
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SCproUA from Ukraine

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very interesting beer taste. Long aftertaste with a pleasant bitterness. The color and odor as a good standard! Such thirsty beer every day and not one bottle!

Nov 18, 2015
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LagerCognoscenti from England

4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Murky amber appeareance. Good head.

Smell is floral, citrus, herbal hops. Piney as well. Good strong aroma.

The taste is very "green". Fresh hoppiness as if it was made yesterday. Don't know when this was canned (500ml can). Very nice hoppy but somewhat balanced beer similar to Sierra Nevada Torpedo but rather more aromatic and fresh smelling and tasting.

Overall this beer delivers as a hop bomb with complexity and deliciousness in abundance. Love the 500ml can. A decent serving size!!!


Nov 02, 2015
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A big thanks to the commander of canned beers, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 16.9 oz. can. Has a beige color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of hops, minty, some pine. Taste is lots of hops, pine, bitter, minty at the finish. Feels medium/full in the mouth and overall is a quality beer.

Sep 29, 2015
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dipso123 from Oregon

3.43/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce bottle was a gusher. Poured nice fine head which lasted a few and laced the glass a bit. Very dark for an IPA and cloudy. Yeast character and astringency overwhelms what ever hop flavor there may have been leaving a lingering unpleasant taste and mouth feel. Given the gushing this may have been a bad bottle but what was there was not promising.

Sep 13, 2015
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mfnmbvp from Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 fl oz. can, with best by date 05/20/2017 printed on the bottom of the can, so apparently this beer will be good for another 2 years or so.... Anyway, another new canned IPA creation to me from Mikkeller, this one also brewed at De Proef.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass, per the death of my snifter.

A - It pours a hazy dark burnt sienna orange body, almost DIPA-ish, with over three big fluffy fingers of khaki beige foam that bubbles and stays for a while. Excellent head retention considering the modest 7.00% abv. Lots of big fluffy lacing. Looks very nice.

S - A beautiful fresh aroma. Piney, fruity, & floral. Fresh oranges, tangerines, mango, blueberry. Very tropical and citric, with subtle bready maltiness.

T - Bready caramel malts & yeast comes through more so in the taste. Almost a sweetened caramel / amber / red malt flavor going on. Piney & lightly resinous. Lots of oily hop bitterness. Nicely balanced, but I would call this more of a DIPA than it is a standard IPA.

M - The feel is smooth, crisp, creamy, & easy-drinking. Medium-light body with excellent carb. Oily, resinous, and bitter hop finish. Some sweetened caramel / yeast in the finish as well.

Overall, another nice canned offering from Mikkeller, though I could see this thing changing entirely into a rotten caramel malt bomb by the time it reaches it's best by date of 2017, so perhaps they could do something about that one - the shelf life of an IPA is *not* two years, sorry guys. Glad to have tried it fresh.

Mikkeller Green Gold -----4/5.

Sep 02, 2015
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