Drikkeriget GIPA | Mikkeller ApS

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Drikkeriget GIPADrikkeriget GIPA

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An American IPA with German aroma hops (Tettninger), American bitter hops (Tomahawk) and pilsner, pale and münich malt.

Brewed at De Proef Brouwerij, Belgium.

Added by ADZA on 02-13-2010

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Photo of Beerenauslese
4.4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy gold with an ample tan head, leaving lace curtains and spots on the glass wall.

Aromas of light roasted malt, green hops, brown sugar.

Sweet malt tastes with a bit of pineapple and grapefruit, and a little funk, ending with a hempy hop bitterness.

Medium body with sudsy carbonation gives it a mildly creamy mouthfeel.

A very drinkable brew, the bitter hops build up with each sip, and it earns its moniker as "Hoppy Easter" as the label says on my bottle. Even though this is intended as a German style IPA (per the label), it is classified here as an American IPA. It is an IPA, that much is for sure, and very nicely hopped.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served up under the timely title "Hoppy Easter" at the Brick Store Pub in Decatur, Georgia.

Appearance: Served up a lightly hazed, yellow-orange body with a foamy, white head.

Smell: Biscuit-toned, slightly grainy malts with sharp hop accents of flowers, spicy, and hewn hay with a lesser hint of citrus. It all combines to paint a pastoral theme to the nose.

Taste: Biscuity, crackery malts with a modest touch of honey-esque sweetness. Hint of raw grains. Spicy, earthy, floral hops with some supporting citrus tones. Medium-high bitterness. The spicy character really flourishes on the back half. Final hint of florals on the dry, bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation. Slight smoothness to the mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Went down easily enough on this pollen-strewn Spring afternoon. While not an exceptional experience, it was just a good brew with an interesting twist.

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Photo of bonkers
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I poured Hoppy Easter from a 11.2 ounce bottle into my SA perfect pint glass. It pours a hazy gold with a sizable stiff head. It has a grassy, hoppy aroma. Lots of grassy hops up front, that mellow in a lighter, crisp finish. It has a smooth feel to it, medium in body, moderate/high carbonation. My first German IPA, a good beer but a bit overpriced.

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Photo of glid02
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Brick Store.

Pours a hazy orange-copper color with a one-finger off-white head. The head recedes into a patchy layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of grainy caramel malts with good amounts of leafy and citrus hop aromas.

Tastes very similar to how it smells. Grainy and somewhat dry caramel malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by good amounts of crisp leafy and citrus hop flavors with very mild amounts of pine backing it all up. The hops carry through to a solidly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I didn't have a problem finishing my glass and could have another without a problem.

Overall this was a solid IPA however there's really nothing to make it stand out from the crowd. Still, worth a shot.

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Photo of jjayjaye
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one labeled as 'Hoppy Easter'. Pours a cloudy pale straw color with better than a full finger stiff off white head that decomposes in 3D leaving tons of Belgian lacing. The smell is scoring points for uniqueness. Earthy Belgian yeast, significantly bright hops over sour apple and other harvest fruit. Highly carbonated, the mouth feel is tangy and refreshing. The texture really adds nicely to the drinkability. Full flavored, very seasonal..the big sweet harvest fruit over earthy yeast follows nicely from the nose and lingers nicely. A really nice drinker with a lot to consider.

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Photo of brownbeer
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Opened Easter Sunday, 4-4-10

It looks like thick, opaque, orange juice in the center of the glass, with some yellowish highlights around the edges. It's got a rocky, white head that sticks around and relentless bubbles rushing from the depths of the glass.

The aroma reminds me of the Schneider-Brooklyner Hopen Weisse, which I love. It's very lemony and orangy with spicy hops and a hint of blueberry. I think the yeast is probably playing a big role in the German component of it.

The taste is nice, similar to the nose. Lemon and blueberry, citrus all around. My only gripe is that it's a little over carbonated. I think that could be toned down just a touch to smooth the body out some and it would really shine.

This is a solid beer that's unique enough to warrant the hefty price tag. Mikkeller seems to make the most hit and miss beers I've had. Still a fan though.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
4.45/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had as "Hoppy Easter." Pours a hazy golden amber with a fairly thick cream-white head. Aroma is hoppy and fruity, the latter mainly orange. Richly, downright fiercely hoppy flavor has undertones of orange, evergreen and malty. Texture is fairly smooth yet lively and fizzy. A must for hop lovers.

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Photo of ShogoKawada
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz, I believe the newly released 'Hoppy Easter' is Drikkeriget GIPA. Into chouffe tulip.

A- Nice sunshine yellow with tangerine highlights. 4-finger frosting head that's eggshell white. Great structure/formation and retention. As it settles I have thick lacing, craters, peaks, and valleys in my tulip. Delightful.

S- Nose is impossibly fruity. Tangerine, honeydew, papaya. Getting some serious yeast in the nose as well, although it's low-key.

T- Fruity, papaya is king, lots of tropical flavors. Lots of fruity hops and no real bite, interesting.

M- Creamy, not too much of a bite, which is a nice change of pace.

D- High, except for the price. I'd drink this all night long if I could- a really tasty beer.

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Photo of iaceo
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours bright golden, formed a big head which left a fine lacing.

The aroma was that of fresh citrus with an undertone of resin and a slight maltyness. The taste was mostly bitter (as one would expect from the smell) and i wasnt able to find anything really interesting hidden beneath the it as the hops worked their way through my moulth. It left a clear bitter aftertaste

The moulthfeel was light with a clear carbonation.

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Photo of OskarL
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Hazy golden with a white two finger head that leaves little lacing.

Smell - Smells very fresh, herbal hops with bready maltiness.

Taste - Bready maltiness, earthy, grassy herbal hops with some citrus and finishes with some sweetnes, cloves and bitterness. Well balanced! [Side note: Drank this to a spicy dish which gave it a lot of apricot taste, very tasty!]

Mouthfeel - Creamy, smooth, light body with high soft carbonation.

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Photo of dqrull
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden with a fine white head that leaves some lacing.

Smells fresh and grassy of noble hops and a light maltness, appealing for sure.

Tastes pinier than expected, but it goes well together with the grassy herbal noble hops and the light malt, really refreshing with a stingy bitterness in the end, a great beer to food.

Mouthfeel is pretyt average, nothing special with a mid-soft carbonation that makes it a bit dry.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

Pours a hazy straw color with a white head. The aroma is pretty well balanced, with some nice malt to go with some grassy, earthy hops. The flavor is medium hop bitterness with some citrus, grass and resiny hops. The beer has a very high carbonation and a light mouthfeel.

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Photo of ADZA
4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the new version of Mikkellers DIPA except instead of being a Double its actually a German IPA and the label looks very similar the only difference is that its green instead of red anyways it pours a non see thru honey hue with nice carbonation that leaves a creamy two finger head with lacing here and there,the aroma is quite herbal with hints of corriander,cloves and also some tangerine,it has a nice medium bodied mouthfeel and the herbal aroma comes thru on taste to be predominant with some citrus zest aswell and the finish is quite bitter but right up my alley and nowhere near as bitter as the DIPA which for me makes this brew very sessionable and once again a brilliant brew from a brilliant brewer will stock up on this one.

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Drikkeriget GIPA from Mikkeller ApS
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