Green Gold | Mikkeller ApS

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402 Ratings
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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:
402
Reviews:
142
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
13.4%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
63
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Halcyondays
3.46/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz. bottle,

A: Pours amber with a finger of long lasting off-white head, leaves some lace.

S: Moderate smell of Munich malt and grapefruit, not hugely aromatic.

T: Lots of white grapefruit on the palate. Melon rind, tree bark, bitter/aspirin and green, Simcoe is relatively light here. Malty for the style.

M: Long aftertaste, resiny, medium-bodied.

D: Again a good not great IPA from Mikkeller, seeing Simcoe and Amarillo made me think it would be quite different, I'm still waiting for them to wow me.

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Photo of bobhits
3.47/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

L Deep ruby colored body, cloudy, hazy, a good bit darker than most IPA's. Pours a tall head that holds, retains, and leaves a lot of lacing. I'd say this certainly is unfiltered.

S The aroma is straight up grape fruit. Malt is there but completely dominated.

T Very well balanced beer. The hops are up front and direct and the malt balances them out and leaves a really good flavor. Almost reminds me of the malt in an amber but not as strong.

M Well carbonated, medium body but the carbonation makes it seem almost light. This makes for an easy to drink beer. Not sure that's the goal at 6.50 but this being mikkeller I guess price and results aren't going to make any sense what so ever.

D Could easily have a few, but the alcohol kicks more than a 7% beer should. A good bit more.

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Photo of stakem
3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle shared by wishuwerebeer, thanks Bryan. Poured into a hybrid version of pilsner glass meets flute? This brew appears a cloudy copper orange color with an excessive 3 fingers of creamy tan fluff. The cap has good retention and is composed of large bubbles that pop revealing a pillow-like uneven surface atop the brew. It laces with a thick wall of lace all over the glass.

The smell of this brew is grassy with a light lemony citrus component. Some minerals are mixed around in the nose coupled with sulfur. A faint amount of green, young smelling yeast fills out the back end with a nearly cheesy smell to it. A bit of lime zest is evident as well.

The taste is rinds like orange and grapefruit mostly initially that gives way to toasty caramel sweetness. There is a solid bitterness throughout and a present abv warmth for 7%. This brew lingers in the mouth with a flavor of herbs, grain and rindy flavors that are somewhat oily and resinous in the feel.

This is a medium bodied brew with an acceptable amount of carbonation after I shook the shit out of my glass to release the excess carbonation. It was an interesting experience and take on the style but not something I would be quick to return to.

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Photo of Dithyramben
3.49/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of emilylee
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - fully hazy swamp brown... not really what you expect to see in an APA, very tall tan head retained endlessly
S - a mix of yeasty fruitiness and citrus hop aroma, mild pine and earthiness with some caramel notes
T - an interesting mix of resiny hops, fruity belgian like aromas, mild grapefruit rind, and some syrupy sweetness
M - starts creamy with surprisingly low carbonation, definite hop bitterness with a fairly full finish
O - this one is tough to review in that I like many things about it, but it is clearly advertised as an American IPA but it definitely misses that mark, more of a Belgian IPA or something like it ... that said I do like it so I'm stuck on 3.5 all around

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Green Gold from Mikkeller ApS
3.88 out of 5 based on 402 ratings.
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