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:
399
Reviews:
141
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
13.44%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
61
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Photo of Sammy
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasty first rate IPA. Foaming initial pour, with slight hoppy aroma. Lots of lace at the end of this rapidly drunk well balanced IPA. Average mouthfeel. Citrus,carmel, some grapefruit, tasty till the last drop. Great drinkability, though tingling palate and tongue after it all.

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of kylehay2004
4.65/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: 1.5 finger thick head with excellent lacing and retention.

S: very aromatous. Lots of earthy, citrus, pine hops. Incredibly complex aroma.

T: Very nice pine hop aroma that isn’t overpowering but just right. Light citrus with floral and earthy notes.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation. The lingering pine aftertaste is perfect. Not too sharp and very flavorful.

Overall: This is an excellent IPA but the amount of hops is on the lower end yet this one still seems to have a full flavor and aroma.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.46/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Best by 5/20/17.

Pours a murky dark orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of candied citrus zest, grapefruit juice, earth, and pine needle aromas. Taste is much the same with candied citrus zest, grapefruit juice, and earth flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice mix of citrus and earthy hop qualities all around.

Serving type: can.

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Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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

a great great ipa, very signature mikkeller. the pour is a little cloudy with a few fingers of tanish head. the body is like unfiltered apple cider, more red than orange, but kind of dull. the nose is amazing, this beers best feature. there is some belgian yeast and a light fruity character, but this is all about the hops. pine meets grapefruit right in the middle, and much oil and resin is retained in the nose and taste. these are fresh and delicious hops, robust and bitter. long lasting bitter finish. mikkeller always pulls out another level of bitterness beyond so many american brewers. im not sure the secret, but this beer is another lovely illustration that bitter and fresh can indeed go together. a little light on the carbonation, this beer has a very soft feel. i liked it a lot and at 7% abv it felt just right to me. wish it was more affordable and more widely available, i could drink this every day.

edit: I just had this is green easter, not knowing that the two were the same when I bought it. not sure if the easter was fresher or what, but it seemed like an even better version of this. I highly recommend this if you can get it fresh, its really fantastic.

edit: just had a real old bottle of green easter and it was rough. a total yeast mess, huge and chunky and nothing left but bitter. man did this fall off. avoid if not fresh!

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Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Knapp85
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a murky copper color. The head was thin and white, leaves a thin wispy lacing on the glass. The smell isn't overly hoppy, you can tell it's an ipa but it's not excessively floral or citrusy. The taste has the floral citrusy bite to it. Very good flavor profile. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and kind of on the creamy side. Overall it's a solid ipa in my opinion. Glad I got to try it.

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Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.01/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Hazy, cloudy beer. Malt assails you on the aroma. Malt driven with flavors of pine and caramel. Not my kind of IPA.

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Photo of metter98
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is very hazy copper in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high dense and frothy beige head that has good retention properties and consistently covered the surface and left thick rings of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong hop aromas of citrus, pine resin, spices and tropical fruits in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the hop flavors really stand out—grapefruit and passionfruit in particular—and contribute a moderate amount of bitterness. There is some hints of caramel from the underlying malts.
M: It feels medium-bodied, crisp and prickly on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a very flavorful IPA that’s quite balanced and easy to drink.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A pungent, citrusy IPA with a juicy fruit front and bitterly dry finish. All assertive and all MIkkeller.

Pouring a strong amber color and carrying a dense and foamy eggshell colored head, the beer laces and retains very well. The expected hoppy haze decorates the otherwise bright amber hue.

Aromas of pithy citrus flesh, grapefruit zest, earthy bitterness, and light musty malts swirl for a bold and balanced scent. Minor notes of metals emmit through the sharp hop scent.

Malty, bready, and somewhat dirty (as if brewed with rye) with underlying biscuity caramel sweetness. Sweetness gives way to allow for the hop dominance to shine- bitter citrus peel, piney/sappy resins, leafy/grassy elements, and tinny earthy bite. Alcohol flavor takes the shape of nail polish remover and seems to accent the bitterness.

Somewhat full and creamy up front, the beer turns to drying and crispness just as the malt flavors begin to favor the hop bitterness and flavor. Consistency follows the beer well into the deep and lingering bitterly dry finish and aftertaste. The metalic notes continue to haunt the beer with mild astringency late.

A very solid and well focused IPA. A joy to drink if you like beers that fall somewhere between an IPA and a Double IPA.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle - my local (and alma mater) university and professional football team (no personal attachment) are green and gold in their colour base - I know, so what of it?

This beer pours a hazy, dark golden amber colour, with three hefty fingers of puffy, rocky, and rather foamy beige head, which leaves some Torrent file block status lace around the glass in its slow-ass wake.

It smells of zippy orange, lemon, and other indistinct orchard fruit, some tame meadow flowers, softly acrid yeast, biscuity caramel malt, a hard water flintiness, and burgeoning menthol. The taste is semi-sweet citrusy and floral hop bitters, a further bit of earthy pine, grainy and bready caramel malt, equally fruity yeast, and a subtly metallic booze warming.

The carbonation is average in its quotidian frothiness, the body a solid and somewhat sticky medium weight, perhaps a tad airy, but generally smooth. It finishes well off-dry, the bitter and fruity hops, as well as that yeasty interloper doing a fair job of keeping things in hand.

A fairly respectable shot at the American style from the UN-like Mikkeller operation, however, you can take the IPA out of Belgium, but you can't quite take the Belgium out of the IPA, no matter what you call it. That said, I like this - nice and fruity, with an adequate rounded bitterness.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.72/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on-draught into Mikkeller stemware at the Mikkeller bar in Copenhagen. Reviewed from notes. Mikkeller is me favourite brewery in the world but IPAs tend to be me least favourite beers.

A: Pours a one finger head of good cream, nice thickness, and good retention (~3 minutes) for the ABV. Colour is a solid dark amber.

Sm: Amber and bittering hops. A mild strength aroma.

T: Very full barley with excellent ambering and bittering hops atop. Some light cream and bland hops are present. Not quite complex but well built for the style. Simple for Mikkeller. Some moderate dark esters are present, but forgettable. It's very balanced, but personally I don't like plentiful bittering hops.

Mf: Wet and overly coarse. Pretty complementary of the flavour. Suits the style.

Dr: High ABV, but far from easily drinkable. It's good, but I do expect more from Mikkeller.

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08/15/13

I picked up a bottle of Mikkeller "Green Easter" yesterday only to learn this is an alias for Green Gold. Hmph. I thought it might be interesting to re-review from the bottle. 11.2 brown glass bottle with standard pry-off cap served into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass in me parents' gaff in low altitude Castle Rock, CO. Reviewed live. Notes are truncated to accomodate beeradvocate length requirements. 7% ABV confirmed.

Served cold. Side-poured with standard vigor.

A: Pours a great fluffy head of white-khaki colour. Very good thickness and consistency. Good creaminess. Great (~10+ minute) retention. Body colour is a dark reddish copper. Nontransparent. Glowing. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Quite pungent and strong. Amarillo hops, floral hop character, and dominant evergreen pine. Pale malts, caramalt. Amber malts. Bittering hops. No yeast character or alcohol is detectable. Maybe a bit too much caramalt.

T: Caramalts and pale malts. Overly bitter hop character with a grapefruit edge. Some floral hops and pine. Some bready malts. Not as balanced as I recall it being on-draught. Decent complexity. Okay subtlety.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Decent thickness. No creaminess. Suits the flavour profile alright.

Dr: I blame age for the bottle not measuring up to the draught version. It's okay as-is,but was definitely better fresh on-draught. Hides ABV pretty well.

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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 cloudy amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of earthy hops is dominating with some medium notes of dry caramel malt. Taste is dominated by earthy hops notes which are quite pleasant though I prefer more citrus oriented IPA. Body is quite full with limited filtration and good carbonation. Well brewed and packs a good hops punch without being a one-dimensional bitter bomb.

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Photo of zeff80
3.4/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Poured out a hazy, golden orange color with a two-finger, off-white head of bubbly foam. It left sticky rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled strongly of pine and floral notes. Some sweet caramel aromas, too.

T - It tasted very bitter and spicy hot. The piney hop bite blasted away any sweet caramel flavors.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This beer was just too unbalanced. I don't think I'll go back to this one.

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Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

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Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of nickfl
4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours with two fingers of off-white foam on top of a hazy, dark amber-brown body. The foam settles slowly and leaves nice lace on the glass.

S - A pungent, spicy hop aroma with notes of pine, grapefruit, and sweaty character as well as dark caramel and bready malt.

T - Pine and thick, sweet malt up front. Some pungent, sweaty hop notes in the middle with sweet toffee and a bit of brown sugar. Some grapefruit and more spicy, sweaty hop character along with a hint of red apple and moderate bitterness in the finish.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a sweet finish.

D - The hop character, particularly the aroma, is spectacular with huge, green notes that shine through despite the thick malty character. The sweetness is a bit too much for my taste, and while the level of dark malt adds some complexity it hurts the drinkability overall and I can't help but wonder what the hop character might be like if the malt was less aggressive. Still, a nice IPA and well worth trying.

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Green Gold from Mikkeller ApS
3.87 out of 5 based on 399 ratings.
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