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10 | Mikkeller ApS

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Mikkeller ApS

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij.

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Ratings: 230 |  Reviews: 118
Reviews by patpbr:
Photo of patpbr
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Burnt orange and cider like with a small head.
S - Hops. Pine, Flora and carmel a bit sweet.
T - Tropical, Citrus, Pine, Grapefruit, and Bitter. Nice balanced malty backbone.
M - Medium body and a creamy feel.
O - Brewed with 10 strains of hops and an interesting blend.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of brownbeer
4.12/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky golden amber color with a tan head that hangs on.

A really nice aroma of pine, florals, and citrus (orange,grapefruit,tangerine).

the taste starts out on the malty side. It quickly transitions into hop flavors, though they are fairly nondescript, losing the complexity that it had in the nose. The bitter finish lingers like a champion.

The price tag hinders the drinkability, otherwise I could drink a few of these. Nice beer.

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Photo of Xul
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a translucent copper, capped by a frothy three finger eggshell colored head. Retention is very good - the head sticks around for the duration of the beer - and some light lacing is left down the glass.

S: As one would expect out of a beer with so many hops, the aroma is 1) all hops and 2) a whole bunch of different hoppy notes. Citrus is out front with juicy orange and grapefruit, along with a bit of apricot, followed by piney hops, some floral notes, and a hint of herbal character. A bit too jumbled to rate higher, but a good smell.

T: Pine hops take the lead on the tongue with the floral notes also taking on a bigger role. Citrus is very weakened and only manifests itself a a bit of grapefruit and orange near the backend. Caramel base pokes through briefly before a light pine finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, has a certain creaminess to it without feeling heavy.

D: Easy drinking but not entirely well integrated...a better beer could've been made with fewer hops, but that would've defeated the purpose of closing out the single hop series.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the Stuffed Sandwich

A: The pour is a slightly cloudy copper color with a dense off-white head.

S: The nose is definitely hoppy with some sort of conflicting notes. Good pine and floral aromas, along with some underlying citrus. However, there's still quite a bit of malt.

T: There is a distincly perfumey note to this beer. Lots of floral hops, some mild citrus and pine, and a fair amount of caramel maltiness.

M: The body is medium with a moderate carbonation.

D: The problem with these Mikkeller IPAs is that they're not all that fresh by the time they get to the states. Still decent, but I'd opt for a more locally brewed option.

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Photo of wnh
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. bottle poured into a wine glass.

Pours a turbid golden amber with a dense, creamy light tan head. Sticky sheets of lacing.

Big citrus nose, with fresh-squeezed orange juice and grapefruit alongside floral and pine resin notes. Dense, with a lot packed in.

Maltier on the palate, toasty, spicy, leafy, bitter citrus. Runs the gamut. Finishes appropriately bitter. Dry and sticky, and quite firm. A nice, individualistic IPA.

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Photo of taylorhamrick
3.67/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Consumed 6/21-2010, reviewed from notes.

The beer pours a glowing orange, with a slight haze, and a tan head that is huge and fluffy which ends up leaving a bit of lacing. The smell is really where this one shines. It starts out with fruit, citrus fruit, tropical fruit, the usuals, pineapple, grapefruit, mango (probably of the less-than-ripe variety), orange. There is a nice pungent resinous note in there too. There's also a leafiness, a reshness to the smell which is nice. This does a good job of highliting the smells of the hops here. The taste I think is confusing, and less than exiting after following the smell. The maltiness is the first thing I notice, with just a generic sort of leafy, sticky hoppiness following behind. The bitterness is definitely not imposing. The fruity flavors take a backseat, even the pungency takes a back seat. The only really discernible hoppy presence comes in as a bit of pineyness, maybe some grassiness. This I guess is a somewhat floral tasting beer, and when I try really hard, I can notice a little cirtus. The flavors of these 10 hops seem to just get lost in the shuffle, and none stand out, none really even lend their more desirable characteristics. The body is a little thin, but it's nice and dry with a good burst of carbonation. The feel is not so bad. Overall, I found it to be a beer that I wanted to keep drinking, maybe the smell kept getting me, kept challenging me to go find those flavors, but without much luck. Everything just seems to get mixed up in the middle, and I think maybe it's better to just highlight the desirables of a smaller number of hops. 10 hops? An interesting idea, but not sure one that really works.

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Photo of ryanpj
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ms11781
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of cvaypai
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 11.2 oz bottle to dfh signature glass.

Appearance - Poured with a 2 finger offwhite foamy head. The head stays forever and leaves a nice lacing as I drink. The color is an amber brownish orange which is a bit hazy when held up to light.

Smell - This beer smells spicy and floral all at the same time. A bit more smells and you can find some citrus and pine. A bit of bready malt and a tiny bit of alcohol.

Taste - Some smoky bitterness comes right out, very spicy flavor, earthy and almost dirty. The cascade come through with a citrus bite and there is a small amount of grapefruit. As it warms a piney and resinous taste shows up. Some rye and bready biscuity malts come through at the end with a bit of caramel sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Maybe a bit overcarbonated. The weight and feel of this beer are pretty typical. Fairly smooth despite the nice hop bite. Nice biting and resiny stickyness on the tongue.

Drinkability - Very drinkable, though the price would keep me from drinking a ton of these.

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Photo of rprinz22
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of ncstateplaya
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of OneDropSoup
3.08/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had this on tap at House of 1000 Beers in New Kensington, PA. I'll preface this by saying that it was listed as a Belgian IPA on their draft list, so some of my comments reflect that premise, but I stand by the scores I gave it.

Poured into a Leffe stem: Cloudy, orange-pink with just a ring of head & a thin dusting across the surface.

Very little aroma, but I get a small amount of grapefruit, passion fruit, melon - sort of dull, low acidity fruits.

Fruity characteristics carry through into the taste, with more grapefruit & something like Juicy Fruit. A bracing, pithy bitterness finishes up & lasts into the aftertaste. Again, sort of dull flavors, & then bitter. Pretty unremarkable.

Medium-full-bodied, firms with a good swish, a little heat.

Eh, nothing especially good or bad about it, just seems like everything was blunted. This may not have been the freshest by the time I got it. Given my preface, I think I was probably giving it the benefit of the doubt by reviewing it as a Belgian IPA - if I'd thought I was getting an American IPA & received this, I probably would've been a bit harsher.

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Photo of berebrando
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


I drank this beer while bottling up my Citra IPA. Now I'm eating and watching the Gints take on the Phils. This beer is darker than I remember the single-hop IPAs being, but it could be the light. There was a thick white head with big bubbles - they're gone now, though a single layer of little bubbles remains. It smells like a combination of all 9 of the single-hopped IPAs... No, seriously. You really can taste the reason why brewers use multiple hops in a single beer (Thanks, KPKG). I like the malt balance with the hops. Nothing is significantly overpowering. To date, I haven't really enjoyed a lot of Mikkeller's beers - they always seem to have this strange boozy off-flavor that I am not accustomed to in American IPAs. But with this beer, Mikk's growing on me. It's good, drinkable, yes, feels good in my mouth (mouthfeel), yes.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of trail77
5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of dogfishandi
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter. "6921103" on the cap?

pours out a cloudy golden, dark orange color with a big rocky, billowy slightly off white head. great, thick retention and amazing looking sticky lace.

not much aroma to this, maybe too cold? some citrusy fruits maybe some faint tropical fruits. slightly grassy, almost no malt detectable.

kind of a surprising taste. much better than the aroma suggests. tropical fruits, stone fruit, peaches, grapefruit citrus. the hops aren't too in your face but the flavors are there. the slightest hint of a crackery malt doesnt do much for balance.

medium bodied with a full slick mouthfeel, slightly creamy, decent feeling carbonation. average bitterness for the style.

overall a decent IPA, some interesting hop flavors. not really worth it again for the price, but an awesome idea with this and the single hop series.

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Photo of mdwalsh
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Review from notes. Not sure on the date, but a pretty fresh bottle.

A: Pours an excessive tan head. Tan? Really? On an IPA? Good active carbonation. Orange/Brown body with a slight haze.

S: There is all sorts of aroma here, basically any hop related smell you can think of, plus a hefty malt aroma.

T: Hops dominate, but balanced malt is there, just without any strong flavors. Again, floral, citrus, grapefruit, pine, spice, etc etc etc.

M: Very nice bite, but it's still smooth.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into tulip sept17 2010

A hazy orange amber with plenty of carbonation that feeds a massive 3 finger head that retains very well and leaves plenty of lace in partial rings and plenty of patches even after falling to an island

S a bit of a hop mess with floral and citric hops, some mild pine and a fair bit of caramel

T Ok now I'm getting some spicy hops and orange rind on top of everything I smell, big time hop complexity perhaps a little too much to focus on but solid nonetheless

M a little thin but enough carbonation to fluff it up a bit

D well concealed booze makes it that much easier to drink, no major complaints with this one

a fair bit to think about while drinking this beer, lots of different hop profiles pound your pallet into a confused state. I rather like being confused

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Photo of alpineclimber
3.35/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 33cl bottle. The brew pours a copper color with a big fluffy white head.

Nose is sweet, with some grapefruit.

Taste is of pine and grapefruit, the sweetness from the smell does not come through in the taste. This brew finishes fairly sour and that sour aftertaste lingers on the back of the tongue.

Mouthfeel is what I would expect from a typical IPA.

It's an okay drink, not my first pick for an IPA.

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Photo of regspeir
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip. Poured a hazy orange-amber with a one-finger head which settled into a coating. Lacing was ample and lasting. Nose was citrus (orange and mango) and some floral and pine. Taste was citrus (especially orange and grapefruit) and sweet, giving way to some pine, grassy notes and finishing with some nice hop bitterness. There are some caramel malts that are fairly strong in the middle. Mouthfeel was medium with healthy carbonation. There was definitely a hop bite and slightly bitter finish but this beer still falls on the sweeter side of IPA's. This is a nice IPA I wouldn't hesitate to try again.

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Photo of Dawkfan
4.12/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- The pour is a hazed amber orange. 3 fingers of dirty white head with good retention. Lacing is spotted.

S- Bread and caramel hidden behind juicy aromas of papaya, tangerine and mango's. Citrus aromas of grapefruit and orange. Very nice indeed.

T- More pine hops than citrus in the taste. Starts of bitter and then turns maltier in the middle and ends with a good wallop of bitter pine and grapefruit hops in the finish. Taste sticks with you for awhile like any good IPA should.

M- Medium bodied that has ample carbonation. Velvety mouthfeel, slightly dry.

D- Went down quick, a solid IPA.

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Photo of pavyaz19
2.93/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I didn't hate this beer but I won't seek it out in the future. It has a light amber color and is a little cloudy. Appearance never bothers me, nor do I get excited for the most part.

My biggest problem with this beer is the high carbonation. I really don't care for that.

It tastes fine but reminds me a lot of a Homebrew we just made. I get a little turned off by that since it's not something special so I really don't want to pay for it again.

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Photo of crossovert
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle. Great label. Has all of the hops used int he single hop series all in one supposedly with the same malt bill.

Pours into my American pint a nice bright gold with orange hues. I am sensing a variance form the original malt bill becuase I remember the Simcoe being darker. The head is fluffy and white and leaves nice lacing. It doesn't have hop pieces like the other ones.

The smell is good but not spectacular. With all those hops it becomes a bit muddled but overall there are tones of cirtus, grassy, herbal, medicinal, pine, and a hint of malt.

The taste follows, just a mish-mash of hop flavors. It is decently bitter but not at all overpowering.

Cool experiment, but this isn't one of his better efforts.

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Photo of TMoney2591
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a becher.

According to the folks down at ChurchKey (corroborated by others), this is a blending of the ten entries in Mikkeller's Single Hop IPA series. I assume hoppiness...? Pours a mostly clear copper, with a half-finger of white frothy head. The smell is of mandarin oranges, grapefruit, and (shockingly) citrus hops. Not all that much bitterness in the nose, but, hey, hops are multi-dimensional, right? This is made all too obvious on my tongue: Pine, citrus, citrus, pine, a constant alpha-acid assault. Orange peel and a light buttery toffee also make brief cameos, but it's clear the stars are the hops and what they can do together. They make art, that's what they do, dammit! The body is in the heaviest class that can still be called light, with medium carbonation and a decidedly dry finish. Now, the Danish gypsy brewery needs to add another hop variety...here's hopin' fer a Mikkeller 11! Good stuff!

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