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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.

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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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Photo of dogfishandi
3.91/5  rDev +1%
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 TheSevenDuffs
3.55/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bought 6 of the single hop series beers plus this one and drank this one last.

Poured in to Duvel tulip.

A -Medium orange/amber colour, slightly traslucent with a good glow. A ridiculous amount of head formed, so much so that I had to scoop some of it off.

S - Pine, citrus, grassy/earthy notes and a faint malt sweetness.

T - Pine and grassy/earthy notes dominate with a muted citrus flavour present as well as a decent overall bitterness. An ever-so-slight malt sweetness is present in the background.

M - Medium body, light carbonation.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.64/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

33cl brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a generic hefeweissbier glass in Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live.

A: Pours a four finger head of decent cream, pretty good thickness, and good retention. Colour is a semitransparent gold.

Sm: Slight floral bittering hops is all me broken nose picks up. All apologies, lads. The aroma is mild in strength.

T: Floral bittering hops are deep and flavourful, if simple. The balance disregards the final 20% of the body, but what is there is pleasant. It's nicely built, but lacks significant quality.

Mf: Smooth and wet, suiting the flavour slightly.

Dr: Very drinkable, but limited in quality. A high price for a mediocre beer.

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Photo of OneDropSoup
3.08/5  rDev -20.4%
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 peensteen
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from Boney, thanks man!

Hazy deep orange/copper colour, 2 fingers white fluffy head, lots of sticky lace left on the glass. Smell is a complex mixture of citrus and pine, tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, floral hops, big hop profile, some malt in there to tie things together but nose defintley states that this is a hop bomb. Tatse is bitter and hoppy, orange, pineapple, grapefruit, pine, touches of honey sweetness, malty near the finish, grassy-citrus aftertaste. Quick medium carbonation, dry and resinous, medium body. Overall this is a solid IPA that hits the mark for things I like in an IPA, good stuff here.

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Photo of StlHopHead77
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a hazed-out burnt orange with two fingers of light beige head that showed moderate retention and left sudsy sheets of lacing.

S-Bright citrus,jammy tropical fruit,some floral notes of honeysuckle and pine.Hint of slight caramel malt.

T-Bitter grapefruit,summer flowers,pine and dried tropical fruit(papaya,pineapple).Finishes with a touch of toffee-like malts.

M-Light to medium bodied with a decent hop slickness and lasting bite.

O-This was a decent IPA but not quite the punch I was hoping for.

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Photo of Converge
4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into a 16oz pint glass.

A - Massive, thick head of light-beige foam. Hazy brew of golden-amber ale looks great. The head settles to a finger of thick, unrelenting foam. Tons of sticky, bubbly lacing left behind.

S - Tons of hoppy goodness. Light caramel malt distinctly there, but this one is all hop-forward. Lots of tropical citrus, grapefruit, lemon zest, pineapple, and floral notes. Hops vary from smelling leafy, to grassy, to piney, earthy, tropical, etc. Very nice.

T - Opens up prickly, with bready caramel malt leading the way. The finish and aftertaste is all hops. Tons of tropical zest here. Grapefruit, pineapple, and citric-orange all make their appearance. Aftertaste is a hard-hitting hop bitterness; piney and a bit dry. I did expect a little more complexity out of a 10-hop-beer.

M - Feels a bit spicy, with a dry, hoppy finish. Piney carbonation prickles the tongue lightly. Medium-to-light bodied.

D - Probably the nicest lacing I've ever seen on a beer; the opposite side of the glass is just a thick wall of bubbly white foam. The hoppy bitterness is really nice. All around a hell of an IPA. Too bad it was only brewed once.

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Photo of Reagan1984
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Its 12:17pm on Sunday and the electricity is out. Storm (Irene) is overhead. Not much else to do.. So let's enjoy a beer and write a review.

Let's hope this goes better than yesterday's Galena & Super Galena reviews.

Yes, this beer looks like all the others in the single hop line-up. Less creamy head than the Super Galena. Good retention, good lace. Looks like shaving cream that's been on your face for a while and is beginning to dissipate.

Really fruity aroma, some sweetness and some soft caramel. Just the slightest ever whiff of citrus.

I certainly like this more than the two mentioned above. The fruity notes are in the flavor as well. Almost berry like. More appropriate bitterness here. I actually enjoy the melding of the malt notes and the fruit flavors.

Mouth feel the same as all others in the line-up.
What's interesting is that I've heard folks complain about this version. As I type this I have no idea what the average rating is, but in my mind its better than the Galena's. (Nothing comes close to the Nelson)

Onto the next one later today.
(Centennial & Simcoe to come)

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Photo of zander4dawin
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - The head on this beer absolutely explodes from the bottle, taking minutes for it to settle down. The beer itself is a hazy golden amber.
Smell - Citrus and grapefruit.
Taste - Surprisingly with ten different hops in it, the beer does not comes off as too bitter. Mostly grapefruit notes and floral citrus. Really smooth tasting.
Mouthfeel - Seems like most of the carbonation left the beer to form the head, so I'd suggest not pouring this beer too vigorously.

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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 dansmcd
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Jumped at the chance to try this when spotted it on tap at the Sail and Anchor in Fremantle.

A - Deep cloudy orange beneath a pleasant 1-2 finger head.

S - The usual tropical fruit and floral aromas. Grapefruit and citrus mainly.

T - Same fruit again. Getting some strawberry and apricot, along with some bread like malts. Plenty of hops, apparently 10 different varieties in there.

M - Crisp, moderate carbonation. Bitterness covers the whole tongue.

O - Another nice fruity, hoppy IPA. Not as complex and balanced as the best ones in my view but a quality drop nonetheless.

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Photo of MrKennedy
3.54/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle purchased from Slowbeer, with thanks to bluebetty. Poured into a Mikkeller tulip.

Pours a deep orange with a big glow to it. Has a three finger head of foam that is rocky as it settles and grips the glass a touch on the way down.

Strong, defined smell of pineapple, mango, fruit salad and a touch of pine and grapefruit. Diverse and interesting as well as fresh.

Tastes like hop resin, solid bitterness, lacking the great array of fruit that comes in the nose.

Mouthfeel has plenty of bitterness from the get-go, front to back of mouth. Drying, bitter finish.

Overall a great smelling IPA that tastes nothing like you hope or envisage from the aroma. A real shame as it could be a beauty.

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Photo of Janderson91
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another one from the overly generous Crabbicuss! Not sure when this one was bottled. Enjoyed on 08/16/11.

A - Pours a hazy dark orange almost brown color with a 1+ finger white head. Leaves some splotchy lacing.

S - The aroma on this one is good, it's just a little muted, which could be expected after the long trip to the states. Lots of different hop flavors, grapefruit, pine, citrus, pineapple. Some good sweet, nutty malts in the background as well.

T - Very nice, well balanced IPA here. Sweet up front with a little fruity hoppiness backing it up. Through the middle is some good hop bitterness, all the adjectives from the aroma apply. Finishes with a crisp fruity hop flavor.

M - The mouthfeel is pretty creamy with relatively high carbonation. Leaves the flavor on the tongue for a few seconds afterward.

O - Overall, this is a pretty good American-style IPA from Mikkeller. Balanced and easy to drink.

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Photo of Arenbeer
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks alot to finewinemike for this brew!

12oz bottle not sure how old

A- Pours deep dark orange brown with a humongous 4 finger bright white fluffy head that sticks around all day. Ton and tons of carbonation flowing up from the bottom of the glass.

S- Hard to get an aroma with such a huge head that won't go away but from what I can get the aroma is packed with fresh pine hops and slight citrusy notes. Definitely a strong caramel malt presence coming through so guessing this ones been on the shelf for a bit.

T- Just like the aroma. Creamy and sweet caramel malts hit the tongue up front and then slammed with a dry resin like pine hop flavor with is pretty palate pleasing.

M- Medium body with a good amount of carbonation and a nice bitter finish.


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Photo of JayAhhDee
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 2 litre growler purchased same day, poured in to a stemmed tulip glass.

Appearance: Very cloudy, pours with a nice strong off white coloured head. The beer colour is a dark honey.

Aroma: Not as much hops in the aroma as I was expecting, still obvious, just closer to a pale ale aroma than a AIPA. Lots of pine coming through.

Taste: Now to the good bit, plenty of hops, lots of floral and pine, not getting much in the way of citrus. Very solid malt backing giving it a smooth mouthfeel. Bitterness is more towards the front of the flavour unlike most IPA's and dosen't take over the whole mouth.

Overall a very enjoyable IPA.

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Photo of evanlarkin
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm so new to this beer that I've poured it and haven't even looked up what the deal behind it is yet. 10? What is that? Anyways...

A hazy, dull honey color. Dark honey. Something from a co-op grocery store, and definitely without high fructose corn syrup. Um, right. About 2 of my smallish fingers of head, which has become a thin blankets with some lacing getting all lacy up in there.

Hops, mostly. Some sweetness, but what I'm really getting is a crazy mix of pine, citrus, and utter freshness.

...And we're back. I saw a Mike & Ike and ate it, which caused me to wait a bit for this portion, as it probably candied up my pallet. Hmm. There's an odd flavor right in the beginning, something I can't place. It might just be front-of-the-tongue bitterness. There's a lot of pine flying around right now, and some grapefruit rind. not much bitterness in the back end, which makes this kind of a backwards IPA for me; Bitter beginning, smooth finish. I think I'm right about that. It... Feels right.

Not too coating, which I'm used to from IPAs. This means that I would probably drink this too quickly while playing pool. Medium carbonation, medium body.

This is a solid, well built IPA that has all of the characteristics that are sought in the style, while remaining unique and interesting. The flavors are complex without knocking each other out of balance.

Is this a mix of the single hop beers or something?

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

Mikkeller how I love you...let me count the ways.

Is what I typically say, but this beer was a bit tame for me.

Served and purchased on 7/25/11 from Westview Liqours in Chicago for about 6 bills plus tax. 6.9 abv although it drinks smoother than that.

Poured into my Hopleaf tulip. Lots of nice carbonation with a huge head (had to let it sit for a while).

Not huge on the aroma profile, hops seemed to be masked. For having 10 different hops, I was expecting way more from the aroma and taste. The hops seem to be competing against each other instead of working along with the malt backbone.

Average mouthfeel, however, I have tasted better IPAs at a better price.

This was a miss for me. :(

May try again...but only on draft, but I probably won't hunt it down.

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Photo of dbmernin83
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ten different hops! Sounds intense. Not so much.
Murky amber with great head and retention.
Hops in the nose, no specific hop profile present. Biscuity malts.
The hops are clean and crisp. Nothing dominates. Guess that's what happens when you use 10 different hops.
Good IPA, but not a favorite.

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Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a bottle of this and I Beat yoU at the same time, This was good but I enjoy the other one better.

Regardless this beer poured out as a nice looking copperish gold color, the head was thick and white. Good retention on the glass. The smell of the beer was hoppy but you could pick up some of the malts in there too on this one. The taste was hoppy as well, some nice refreshing citrus flavors and a little pine in there too. The mouthfeel was on the lighter side not really oily at all or thick, had a good amount of carbonation in there. Overall this beer was a good IPA to try, glad I did. I would totally drink it again but if I had to choose this or the I Beat yoU, I'd have to tun this one down.

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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 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 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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10 from Mikkeller ApS
3.87 out of 5 based on 230 ratings.
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