Green Gold | Mikkeller ApS

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-22-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
403
Reviews:
142
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
13.4%
 
 
Wants:
11
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64
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Photo of rarbring
4.47/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The color is clouded deep amber with red hints, a high tan head that settles slowly, some lacing and curtains.

The smell is exactly like a freshly opened tin can of grape-fruit juice. Some green gooseberries.

The taste is also perfect grape-fruit juice sweetened with fructose

Medium carbonation, a good body and soft fluid, a warm and dry finish.

Nearly a perfect grape-fruit-juice-beer, good stuff!

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Photo of Norvelljeff
4.44/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of monkist
4.43/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ckollias
4.42/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Cooper in color with blonde highlights and a thick, frothy, off-white, three-finger head that last for awhile leaving a great trail down the whole glass before finishing with a wispy lace.

S: Wonderful strong earthy hoppy aroma dominates this beer from beginning to end.

T: Hop flavor jumps out of my glasses and punches me in the face. Love the full bodied citrusy hop taste. Good amount of alcohol masked by the dominant hop flavor.

M: Full body and medium carbonation.

O: First-class IPA – wouldn’t expect anything less from Mikkeller. Very drinkable and enjoyable.

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Photo of Lostcarkeys
4.42/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have only sampled a few of the Mikkeller beers, but "Green Gold" truly tastes delicious for a hop head like myself.

The beer is a bit cloudy and a dark wooden hue that looks like many hop filled concoctions.

The smell is great, pine + citrus makes the subtle afterglow of the beer notes resonate appropriately on your tongue.

The taste follows suit with a casual completeness of hops and sweet flavors.

The mouthful of beer is bitter, but not overpowering for the beer drinkers in the room.

Overall, you will want to drink more!

Je Suis- LCK

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Photo of Brianhone
4.42/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Love the pine taste. Reminds me of Fresh Squeezed.

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Photo of cdizinno
4.41/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: Poured into a pint glass from a growler purchased at Green's off Piney Grove in Columbia, SC.

A: Beautiful dark orange-reddish amber color. Slightly cloudy with a light tan head that leaves moderate lacing.

S: Mainly citrus and pine hop nose with some malty sweet scents. Almost has a slight English Ale scent. Must be the malts?

T&M: Incredibly balanced. Some roughness from all those hops, but the taste is solidly hoppy with a very good malt backbone to shave off some of the sharpness of the hops. Very tangy and dry on the finish.

Very good overall. I guess it's a pretty good job for those Eruopeans trying to make an American product. Definitely a slight variation on the Amer. IPA with a quality, original flavor.

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Photo of Molson2000
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dimitar11
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SayBoom
4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

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Photo of BubbleBobble
4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

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Photo of SoPeL
4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jake1605
4.36/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Freshness date says 2/3/12.

Appearance - Dark orange in color, light baige soapy 3 finger head. The lacing is as thick as it gets. Lots of sediment & carbonation, this one looks amazing.

Smell - Mild hoppy smell, very sweet. Citrusy & piney hops.

Taste - This one reminds me of a toned down, sweeter I Beat U. Very balanced, job well done.

Mouthfeel - Smooth & dry.

Drinkability - I could drink a few of these, I wish it came in 4 packs.

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Photo of roan22
4.32/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2 Mikkeller Green Gold 11.2 oz. bottles purchased at Capone's. Brewed with simcoe, amarillo and cascade hops at DeProef. $8/bottle.

Appearance: a dark peach color, or sort of orange. Nice thick beige head. Not clear.

Smell: fresh orange and grapefruit juice.

Taste: I don't know..it simply tastes like alcoholic fresh squeezed juice to me..awesome..there's a huge, meaty bitterness in the middle, and finally a numbing butterscotch taste at the end of the sip left on your tongue.

Mouthfeel: bitterness lasts a while which I like!

Overall: It definitely reminds me of Stateside IPA although not quite as yummy.

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Photo of thehyperduck
4.31/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

330 mL bottle picked up at the LCBO; best before June 19 2016. Served slightly chilled.

Pours a murky brownish-amber colour, topped with one finger of frothy, light tan-coloured head. It seeps away over the next few minutes, leaving behind a bubbly film and narrow collar. The aroma is hop-forward, with strong notes of mandarin orange, grapefruit, pine needles and a hint of pineapple. That being said, the malt bill still seems fairly sturdy for this style, offering up some caramel sweetness and grainy, biscuity notes.

This is an excellent IPA. The underlying malt backbone provides some pale malts, bready sweetness and caramel that keeps things balanced, but it is the wide range of hop flavours that steal the show here. Orange and grapefruit citrus, peaches, pineapple and floral notes with a resiny, bitter finish that fades extremely quickly - this is one of very few IPAs I can think of with such a clean, almost dry finish. I'm impressed. The mouthfeel is on the heftier side of medium-bodied, with low carbonation levels that provide this brew with an exceptionally smooth, satisfying feel on the palate. I'd agree with the previous review, in that the oats really help bulk up this IPA's mouthfeel.

Final Grade: 4.31, an A grade. Mikkeller's Green Gold is an outstanding beer that all hopheads should consider well worth a try. The price point (and temporary availability) prevent this one from being a staple, but this is still an excellent hop-forward beer that compares favourably to many Ontario examples of the style. The luxurious mouthfeel, bold, citrusy hop flavour and the surprisingly clean finish are enough to make this one of the better IPAs I've had the pleasure of quaffing in my many years on this site.

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Photo of patpbr
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Dark and orange with a fomey head.
S- I notice hops and some fruit
T- Like the smell, I get citrus and grapefruit. aggressive hops
M- Lingers on the palate in a pleasant way. enough carbination.
O- Finally I try Mikkeller, I will now be trying there other styles. if only a bottle was a bit cheaper.

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Photo of bark
4.29/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The liquid is amber; the liquid a bit cloudy. The very high head is pale brown and compact; it sinks slowly leaving thick lacing on the glass.

The smell is bitter with lots of American citric notes: Grapefruit, lime, bitter oranges. Massive smooth sweet notes; some caramel and toffee. Some oily notes in the background.

The taste is very hoppy and balanced. Citric notes (mostly grapefruits) and a very elegant bitterness. Sweet malty flavours with notes of toffee, rye bread, and a touch of coconut. Hay, dried fruits, flowery flavours and a somewhat oily hint of fruit candy in the aftertaste. Otherwise there is a growing clean bitterness and alcohol. The finish is balanced and a bit dry with a touch of vegetables.

The carbonation is mild; lots of small fresh bubbles. The liquid is smooth.

A solid brew and one of the best Scandinavian American-style IPAs there are.

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Photo of risenz
4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JMUduke
4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of woodychandler
4.26/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I recently purchased a CAN of this beer at The Fridge for inclusion in The CANquest (tm)! I love it that so many brewers and breweries have embraced aluminum cylinders for the medium in which to store their beverage.

The Crack! was so loud that my ears popped. There was no thought of an inverted Glug since a) it was a 500-ml tall boy and b) as soon as I began even a gentle pour, it began foaming up almost uncontrollably. I got two-plus fingers of rocky, tawny head for my patience and the sticky lacing that it left in its wake made me wonder how I was going to remove it. Color was Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled of raw pine tar and once more, my hophead mouth was watering. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy. The taste was really biting and kind of hot. This was an AIPA bordering on becoming a DIPA! I was really digging the way that the pine hops were simply sticking in my mouth. The malts were acting as a good base, but unobtrusive. This was just hops, baby! Finish was dry, but cool, like mint mouthwash. Feel the sensation!

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Photo of Sam-VW
4.26/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BGDrock
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Appearance: cloudy orange/brown, like a real apple cider, tan head is fine with decent length, like sand

Aroma: excited already - unique spices, cinnamon, clove, five spice - feels like Fall; light caramel malt background, touch of banana

Taste & Mouthfeel: caramel malt and full, creamy body, with spice backing up the whole experience, and requisite hop bitterness (on the spice side naturally) finishing it off; but those five spice/cinnamon/clove flavours are the star of the show, matching the aroma and really linking all aspects of the beer; there's a woodiness too, almost like you'd find in root beer

Overall: a very unique IPA with loads of flavour and a solid malt and hop base, all of it well balanced; super interesting

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of DaveBar
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Purchased at the LCBO for a steep $4.60 for a 330ml bottle. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass.

A- 4.25- Opens well and pours a nice head that stays for a minute or two. Unfiltered and almost brown

S- 4.25- Heavy malt, hops and caramel

T- 4.0- Pretty good. Rather heavy and malty good.

M- 3.75- Bit of a harsh bite here. Not an even beer. Very APA

O- 4.20- Pretty good beer but not very good once you factor in the price. Can buy just as good for $2.50/473ml can

Food Pairing

This pretty good APA went well with...... Pork in a mushroom cream sauce.

Enjoy!

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Green Gold from Mikkeller ApS
3.88 out of 5 based on 403 ratings.
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