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Mikkeller ApS

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij.

Added by TMoney2591 on 05-21-2010

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Photo of lnashsig
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

#BOTG 77! A doubleheader this evening for me. Poured from bottle (not cheap, $6/12 oz) into New Belgium tulip. Super dark orange color, very very cloudy. Thick off white head, takes forever to recede, leaving sticky lacing all over my glass. A great looking beer. Smell- an almost saccharine sweet citrus hop aroma, earthy hops, and piney/floral comes out. There are 10 different types of hops in this beer, a lot going on in terms of aroma. Taste- almost tart citrus hoppiness blasts the side of my tongue. Really nice smooth tropical fruit malt backbone, nice residual bitterness lingers on my tongue. I'm a fan of this beer, and normally mikkeller beers are a little hit or miss for me. I don't think this warrants the huge price tag it demands, but I dont think any of his beers are ever great value for the money. I would have this again if it was a little cheaper.

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Photo of ADZA
4.45/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First of all what a funky label and the fact this brew has ten different hops love it,it pours a murky orange hue with beautiful carbonation that leaves behind a frothy two finger head that stays and leaves lots of lacing very nice,the smell is a mix of aromas of creaming soda,grapefruit,melon and some peach,it has a nice solid well carbonated mouthfeel which is above medium bodied and has tastes of grapefruit,passionfruit,stonefruit,honey marmalade,some light toffee malts and finishes with a bittersweet kick,overall i could drink this brew all night if it was abit cheaper and im really digging it i thought the use of 10 hops would ruin this beer with all the different flavours but once again Mikkeller has proven the never say die attitude of brewing a great brew against the odds and really is one of my most favourite brewers cheers.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.42/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A fantastic IPA that showcases what's best about each individual hop variety.

The pour looks much like each of the Single Hop Series- a hazier than normal copper/amber hue with froathy, dense head formation, great retention and lacing. Aside from the heavy haze, the beer is nearly ideal looking.

Juicy and zesty aromas span the gammot of citrus and tropical fruits to spicy and earthy hops. Throw in a lemony note, winey note, and fresh cut grass for extra measure. Malty caramels and biscuit add enough support for the hops but stop shy of trying to balance them.

Flavors also heavily favor the hops with the vibrant citrus, tropical, spice, grass, earthy notes found in aroma. Sweet malts play a bit more of a role in flavor than aroma but still doesn't interfere with the showcase of hop... at least too much.

Medium-full early as the carbonation seems to amplify the body. But as the carbonation drops, so does the malt textures, allowing the hop dryness, alcohol evaporation, and dry malt character to usher the beer into a deep and lingering bitterness.

My main complaint about the single hops (although the lessons in exclusive hop flavor are fantastic) is that they seem a bit one dimensional. No such threat here- this beer is chocked full of complexity, variety, and flavor.

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Photo of ShogoKawada
4.42/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Mikkeller 10 (X) IPA... an IPA made with hops from of all the single hop series. ABV is 6.9%, 11.2 oz. Into chouffe tulip.

A- 5-finger cloud-like head. Huge volume. Thick lacing from the start, leaving a nice frosty ring on the glass. Beer is a bit orange and a bit gold, nice and clear with a luminescence. Head settles but it looks like there's a snowdrift on one side of the glass. Streaks of lacing all the way down.

S- Hoppy (go figure). Sweet, fruity... Papaya and tangerine. Floral as well, almost like rosewater. Melon, mango, peach... hard to describe but the nose on this one is very appealing. No bitterness or pine, just sweet suculent fruit.

T- The bitterness is in the taste- piny (new growth) and grapefruit blast. The fruitiness is here but takes a step to the side. A bit of an earthy note too. Kind of reminds me of Furious with a bit of a grapefruit pith. Really tasty.

M- The 10 hop bill isn't a gimmick- provides some fantastic depth. Nice spectrum here, lots of flavors. Great carbonation, pretty hoppy but doesn't lean too far in one direction. Malt takes a backseat but no complaints here.

D- High, although price and availability force me to knock it a bit. Mikkeller needs to start contracting some of these awesome hoppy beers stateside so I don't have to pay $6 a bottle to get 'em. So awesome, but just a treat at this point. If I could buy this on the regular I would.

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Photo of drpimento
4.41/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Damn, Sam, this is gooood beer! Let this bottle warm up to about the right temp and it poured like a dream with huge, fluffy, frothy, suddsy, foamy, thick, cream colored head and lots of clingy lace. Color is a clear amber copper with lots of tiny bubble trails. Aroma is hops, fruit, pine, malt, caramel. Taste is like nose with lots of interplay between bitter and mildly sweet with some dry high points. Body is full and soft with some buzz on the tongue with the fine, yet robust carbonation. Finish is dominated by hop and a little alcohol. Love to try this on draft. Somebody send me a keg!

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Photo of squaremile
4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Wow! Mikkeller let me down with Green Gold but figured I'd give them another shot once I heard this was the beer brewed with the 10 hops they used for the single series. Pours a hazy dark orange with a giant fluffy head. Nose is nice. with a swirl you really can identify the unique hops here with aromas moving from pine to mango to grapefruit. Flavor is a real "wow" beer for me. Very complex. Bitter AND hoppy, something many IPAs get wrong. First move is a pine resin and bitterness that moves into a citrus/caramel combination, and finishes with a bit more bitterness, white grapefruit, and pine. Long after taste. Very pleasant. Mouthfeel is light and frothy, at the edge of overcarbonated. This is a real west coast IPA, and the best non west coast brewed IPA I've ever had.

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Photo of mikedrinksbeer2
4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A super carbonated copper body feeds a 1.5 finger thick head. The scent is obviously hop heavy, with a slight sweet malt hint, almost honey at the finish of the nose. I like the flavor a lot. Nice hop on the start with a malt sweetness that follows. The linger is a nice hop bitterness. Very full mouthfeel. Enjoyed.

Reviewed from notes, sampled on 9/19/11

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Photo of BDTyre
4.37/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I love trying beers from Mikkeller, as they are always trying different things.

Cloudy orange with a thick, fluffy white head that initially dominates and then settles, leaving a slime of head on the glass. Citrusty, hoppy scent with a slightly sweet, yeasty, creamy nose. Rich malt flavour, bitter hops and citrus to it. Grassy, floral flavours. A little bit sweet initially, but the hops soon take over. Very nice.

Nice carbonation, good body. A very nice beer.

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Photo of beerdrifter
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at my favorite beer store in Belgium, Dranken Geers. Slightly hazy amber-orange pour with nice two finger head with great lacing and retention. Huge piney, resiny, West Coast nose with tons of citrus. From the first sip, Mikkeller nailed the "American IPA" style. Tons of citrus, specifically grapefruit and tangerine, with tangy, resiny, bitter hops puckering your mouth from start to finish. With that said, it has enough of a caramel malt backbone to balance it out nicely and make this hugely drinkable. The mouthfeel is thick and chewy, but creamy at the same time. The finish is big and bold and just totally full of flavor. This is one of my favorite Mikkeller beers to date. For me, it's every bit as good as Pliny or Sculpin. Just hope they have some more left on my next beer run!

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Photo of gford217
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy amber with a big creamy head that recedes slowly to a one-finger cap and leaves some very good lacing.

The aroma is excellent with lots of different hop aromas coming out. There is a sticky floral pine presence with some pithy citrus and light grapes and spices.

The taste is spicy with some white grapes, lemons, pineapples and pine resin. The malt backbone is sweet with some toasted bread and the finish is lightly spicy with some hop bitterness. I definitely think I pick up the Nelson Sauvin in the finish.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated. Just a mouthful of sticky hops of every sort.

I really enjoyed this one as a number of the single hop beers just didn't hold up well on their own. This is kinda the best of all the beers put together. Excellent.

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Photo of rtepiak
4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

had it at beer temple in amsterdam as my only beer as the bartender was closing up. i must say that this the the type of ipa i enjoy. came out cloudy to a troublesome degree but had an incredible IPA sticky head. solid orange. nose of a floral citrus sweet cocktail. the carbonation was perfect and almost seemed beligian with the brisk notes on the tongue. this was fresh. beer was lavender, bitter orangepeel, ripe sweet tangerine, pollen, ceder bitter. as broad as a dipa as crisp and brisk as a single. reminds me of a cloudy two hearted.

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Photo of TheBeerCarl
4.31/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

If it wasn't for the price, this would be a great everyday IPA. I would definitely categorize this beer even more regionally and say the style is resembles more of a North West style of American IPA. The aromatic quality is more malty than hoppy or floral, so it definitely received some demerits for that. The flavor however is very enticing with good amount of bittering acid. It will satisfy the average IPA drinkers pallet but will most likely not be enough for the hardcore NW IPA drinker. The body and carbonation of this beer is perfect for an IPA giving an overall pleasant mouthfeel experience. The beer is amber in color with a lingering yellowish white head. If I could purchase a six pack of this for under $10, I definitely would. But at close to $6 a bottle, its worth the experience but I'm not going to be a repeat customer.

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Photo of bfields4
4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lots of head on this guy not the tightest, but decent retention. Dark golden hazy body.

Very hoppy aroma a bit of citrus lots of fresh cut grass & pine, a light apricotish.

Taste is very well balanced between the bitter hop that starts piney grassy and finishes with a light citrus bite. In the background a nice bready & caramel malt backing.

Smooth and creamy body. Can't really detect the 6.9%. A very tasty brew indeed. Well balanced, but enough complexity to give you a good mouthful of flavor (..hey ohh.. haha).

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Photo of Ratman197
4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured a clear amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of biscuit, lemoin, earthiness, grapefruit and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, pine, grapefruit and light lemon zest with a crisp dry bitter lingering citrus finish.

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Photo of thagr81us
4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cap date: 24/09/12 Served from bottle into a Dogfish Head signature glass. Poured hazy red-orange with a two finger off-white head that subsided slowly to one finger. Maintained excellent lacing throughout. The aroma was comprised of subtle sweet malt and a big pine/citrus hop note. The flavor was of sweet malt, massive pine hop, and a wildy bitter aftertaste. It had a medium feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a very nice IPA. This was one of the better American IPAs I have had as of late. It was nicely balanced throughout it sitting on your palate and showed its true hop nature upon swallowing. This is a definite must try if you have not.

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Photo of WesWes
4.27/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a cloudy dark amber/orange color with a thick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has both a complex malt and hop aroma that boasts of caramel and biscuit malts as well as a ton of citrus hops. It's complex, but refreshing as well. The taste is great! It has a bold hop bitterness up front that's really refreshing and carries through to the finish. The malt character is complex, yet yields to the hops. It has a bit of caramel sweetness as well as an excellent biscuit feel. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a very interesting beer. 10 hops contributing to one hell of an American IPA. Well done!

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Photo of TMoney2591
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
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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Photo of avalon07
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an orange color and a hazy consistency. There was a big amount of foamy, long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A nice aroma of citrus, hops, and a piney quality.

T: Tasted of lemon, hops, pine resin, and a slight maltiness. A well-rounded, vibrant flavor.

M: A highly carbonated beer with a crisp, dry, finish. Medium-bodied.

D: Another drinkable IPA from Mikkeller.

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Photo of hooliganlife
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a murky light brown with subtle hints of orange. massive cream head that lingers forever, thick lacing. perfect retention.

very vibrant hop flavors. tons of sweet citrus with tangerine and pineapple up front.

straight hops. tons of complexity and varying hop flavors from start to finish. starts off sweet with pine and kicks into a bitter citrus plunge. very light floral flavors, this happens to be the weakest flavor. bitter finish. malts are barely noticeable.

light and sweet, drinks smooth with a nice bite.

this is beyond good. price is a bit high for the size but a great treat here and there. tons of hop flavor.

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Photo of LadyOfMuchBeer
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 0z bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a bright amber/orange. Two finger creamy, dense light colored head, strong retention, little visible carbonation(bubbles).

Smells delightful. Citrus and tropical(pineapple). Hoppiness is delightful.

Taste..grapefruit on the front, bitter hops on the back. It is pretty simple like that.

Feels smooth and thin, yet creamy thanks to that lovely head! Not a whole lot sticks on this one.

Overall, a very pleasant, yet light, American IPA.

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Photo of Rutager
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An American style IPA, brewed by a Danish brewer in Belgium, and consumed in Canada. Sounds like a perfect candidate for kicking the inaugural International IPA Day celebration! I won't take any points off for the fruity label. ...Well it is!! Here we go...

Appearance. Pours a hazy deep amber with over two fingers of thick and sticky looking, pale yellow head that leaves some thick bands of lace.

Smell. Caramel, lemons and oranges, light toasty grains, and some citrusy hops.

Taste. Nice toasty caramel grains. Nice tasting citrus hoppyness with a good amount of bitterness, especially in the end. Slightly sweet.

Mouthfeel. Medium body with medium carbonation. Pretty nice actually.

Overall. I like this one. Not a complete hop bomb, which I like, but the malt that is there tastes great and compliments the hops nicely.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours hazy orange/amber with a large lasting off-white head.
Nose shows lots of juicy tropical fruit followed by resinous pine, orange blossom, grapefruit, spicy hops and lots of clean sweet malt with some honey later. Beautiful.
Malt is more evident upon tasting, with caramel, honey and toasty characters. Hops follow with more fruit and orange. Finishes with a resounding green hoppy bitterness, perhaps a little heavy-handed for my liking. Still very enjoyable though.
Carbonation is a little too high in my opinion, body just a little too heavy.

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Photo of GbVDave
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a Mikkeller tulip.

Cap dated 24/03/12

A: Pours an absolutely gorgeous looking, glowing, and hazy peach nectar color with three fingers of pillowy light orange colored foam. Retention was spectacular (after the head slooowly receded, a thick skim remained for the entire glass.) as was the ample lace that left layer after sparkly layer. Carbonation was quite active.

S: Hops...obviously. Pine, tangerine, and pineapple, along with some caramel and a little dirty yeast.

T: Same as above, exactly.

M: Relatively sticky with just the right amount of astringent dryness. There's a hint of sweetness right in the beginning that leads right into the oily middle. Finishes with an ample white pepper mouthfeel.

D: A great way to wrap up the Single Hop Series. Thank you, Mikkel!

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Photo of brownbeer
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
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 mikesgroove
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

deep brownish amber, with great clarity. Nice streams of carbonation could be seen streaking up toward the top of the glass throughout the session,

aroma was rich with pine like hops. A nice bit of fresh resin like aromas coming off of it throughout. But as it warmed, it turned a touch biscuity, showing that there were some underlying malts that were causing it to be a bit more of a balanced offering then what I was expecting. deep pine resin freshness. Sticky, bitter, and sweet all at the same time, it had a nice refreshing quality to it as well. Virtually no alcohol present, so I cannot imagine this one as coming off too terribly strong, it was a nice solid IPA. Some nice tangerine and orange hints whirling around in the back as well, letting you know there was a nice mix of west coast hops. The finish was strong, very dry and bitter

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